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by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
May 27, 2009
Between the years 1987 and 1996 writer/illustrator Mark Schultz composed 14 issues of comic brilliance called Xenozoic Tales. I struggle not to sound trite when describing Mark’s visual art and storytelling. I find when rereading Xenozoic Tales, for instance, I get stuck on certain beautiful panels that leave me just shaking my head in awe….

 

by Glenn Moss
May 26, 2009
Yesterday President Obama observed Memorial Day in the tradition of sitting U.S. presidents, by placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery just outside Washington, D.C. Before the ceremony, a number of university professors petitioned the White House, urging Obama “to end a longstanding practice of sending a wreath to…

 

by ChipCataldo
May 26, 2009
electro04.jpg Well, hello everybody!  I thought I’d switch things up a bit this week and do my first Secret Wars highlight.  Not just content to give an overview of some common ruffian, I’m starting things off with a bang and putting the spot light squarely on Electro. As most Secret Wars collectors know, the line had…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 25, 2009
So it’s taken quite a bit longer than I planned on to get back to another installment of my unproduced Star Wars gems. But here at last is the untold story of the promotion that you never got to see, and what a doozy it is! A couple of caveats right off the bat: I…

 

by Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
May 25, 2009
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to appreciate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many of us truly don’t understand the cost our military has endured, and what the families left behind have lost. Perhaps instead of simply remembering those we lost in grievances of the past we can…

 

by Glenn Moss
May 25, 2009
  A letter from the Clerk of the Court of Okmulgee County arrived saying I was being summoned for jury duty on March 3rd. Ended up on a civil case where a young man was terminated because he hired an attorney to handle his worker’s compensation claim when his employer violated state law and didn’t…

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 24, 2009
When I first started collecting toys back around 1990 I would run into other collectors sporadically (this being in the dark days before the internet collecting community at large had coalesced around USENET, for the most part). One way I would know that they were die-hard toy hunters was that they had had “The Dream”….

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 22, 2009
Ok. So there isn’t a modern line of toys out there today that doesn’t have flaws, something for the average collector and/or fan to be aggrieved about when they inspect their new purchase. I know I’ve found them.  Loose joints, bad paint masks, bad tampo printing, oversprays, mold marks, splatters, frozen joints, scuffs, nicks, and…

 

So my girlfriend and I encountered something peculiar at a local Wal-Mart on May 1st. This particular store had previously reduced the space dedicated to G.I. JOE figures to one peg for singles and one peg for comic book two-packs, in addition to its glut of Combat Heroes sets. When I walked into the action…

 

by Erik "Superfriend" Skov
May 20, 2009
I just watched the trailer for Superman / Batman: Public Enemies, the next WB/DC Animated movie on the main page of this site.  And I was moved to write.  If you’ve been reading these for a while, you know I have very opinionated views about comics.  Superman/Batman is a series that I highly recommend. 

 

by Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
May 19, 2009
  SUCCOTASH!!!

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 17, 2009
Tonight at 8:39 PM there was a magnitude 5.0 earquake centered about 1.5 miles from my house. My collection did not fare well.  It was the FIRST things to start tumbling.       I’m sure this will also be the scene in my office in the morning to stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow….

 

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