Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Comic Book Day

That's right, today is Wednesday, and that means it's new-comic-book day.

For those that don't know, I'm big into comics. I have been for more than half my life. But things have happened lately that made me take stock of my hobby and make some changes. I've started selling my comics (a link to my Ebay auctions will be here soon...assuming I can figure out how to do it) and moving to what I call bookcase-quality comics, namely trade paperbacks, hardback collections, and original graphic novels. The collected volumes will take up less space than the individual comics, and they'll look nice in bookcases rather than in long white boxes. Also, it'll be a treat to be able to read an entire storyline without having to unbag and then rebag individual issues.

So what's on the menu today?

  • Authority: More Kev #4
  • Marvel Knights Spider-Man #7
  • Secret War #3
  • Fallen Angel trade
  • and I'm cancelling Hellblazer and The Pulse. These two books just arrived at good stopping points, so I'll be doing trades on these titles from here on out.

I'll also say something about the store where I buy my comics. The Great Escape has two locations in the Nashville area (downtown on Broadway and in Madison), one in Louisville, and one in Bowling Green. Besides comics, they've also got a plethora of used entertainment media, including CDs, DVDs, VHS, records, books, magazines, toys, and gaming. If you're in the Nashville area and are looking to buy some crap, this is the place to do it.

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