I am very happy today. It did not start out well. There is a major airshow going on just across the Hudson River, but I am not healthy enough to go to it. It is the first one being held there although it was dampened by the death of a pilot during practice yesterday. Even so, I really wanted to go. I only discovered the joys of seeing cool aircraft in 2009 so still new to me.
Not new to me is comic books. I had my first comic book read to me when I was 5 days old. I've been in the hobby ever since. In fact, I credit my large lexicon to 3 decades of comic book reading.
Most of the comics I've been reading all these years are not my own. I do have a bunch, though, and I grew up a DC reader. In fact, we read every DC book published until 2011 when they threw away their entire history, but that's a whole tangent I don't want to go on here.
A few weeks ago, I restructured the comic section on my website. I am planning, when I finish scanning my cards, to scan my comic covers. (I've scanned a few hundred already, and since last year I am scanning the new books as they arrive) I may not even wait, I've been on a comic kick since I went to the Hudson Valley Comic Expo last month. (it led directly to the restructuring of the comic section). I will probably mix in some scanning of comic covers soon...
I have not seen the majority of my collection since 2002. They have been in deep storage; the last time I had them out was a difficult time, as I was in the middle of a sorting/documenting project of them when my Dad lost his battle with cancer.
I have not really kept up with my collection chart/stats since then, but I know I basically only got the new issues of the titles I have collected.
I dug out my old paper listing, last touched, based on the amount of dust on it, circa 2004. I determined that I had no Golden Age DC Comics. DC's Golden Age ran from 1935 through roughly 1956. While I've read more than a few of these- I had access to a spectacular collection at one point, and reprints too- I had none of my own.
Once I realized that, I had to change that. I didn't think it would be easy. Back in the day when I was hunting comics to give as gifts, Golden Age books were rare, and usually expensive. BUT...that was before I had an Ebay account. That made ALL the difference.
My very first Golden Age comic of my own arrived to me today, August 29th, 2015. I'm still in a bit of a shock that I was able to add it to my collection for under $10. I'm thrilled, ecstatic even!
Funny Animal comics was a big part of the world of comics in the late 40s and into the mid-1950s, but then they went away...rarely seen since. I enjoy them. I have not read all that many. The comics were just not available to me to read over the years. My love of squirrels is also well-known, so a squirrel based comic is a surefire winner!
I am actually thinking about starting a comic blog...not sure if I would have any readers, though. While I do this mostly for myself, I don't want to totally waste my time, either...I'm going to be taking on a new comic project soon where I finally read most of the comics in my collection. I was given a large collection several years back (nearly 1000 comics!) and I've never read them. I mean to change that. I am thinking about posting a scan of the cover and my thoughts on the issue. I have some time because I may not start the project even this year, so I can think about it more. I may also throw an occasional post like that onto this blog too. It is my blog, after all! :)
If any of my normal card readers are still with me (this turned into a long post!), I was able to get some packages out in the mail today. Thanks to my brother for doing the mailing for me! I'm not saying who is getting mail, though :)
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