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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Time Capsule

Sometimes it's not all about being busy or not having enough time...and often it isn't even about just being too bone-idle...No the reason I've been away so long again is plain and simple that I had zero inspiration and had no idea what to write about. And I rather not write anything than ramble on without rhyme or reason.

Previous entries were almost always about my new purchases. Series I was completing, runs I was putting together or sweet sweet keys.
But after collecting for 7 years now I'm almost done...and I don't buy that many books anymore. What I now mostly buy are upgrades, but does the world really want to read that I've upgrade my Fantastic Four #5 from CGC 4.0 in OW pages to a CGC 4.5 with W/OW pages ? I don't think so.I did complete a very large series recently that I've been working on for almost 3 years, but I don't have the final book in hand yet and when I do I'll probably make a video of it all..yes my Youtube channel is getting all the love (and the hits) these days. So look out for that in the near future.

While I haven't been buying the great quantities I used to, I have been selling quite a large number of books. At one point I had nearly 12.000 books which I managed to whittle down to around 10.000 but that was still way too many. So I decided to get rid of all my books after the 1985 cut-off date. Why 1985 ? Well I've always been of the opinion that something was lost after Marvel released "Secret Wars" in 1985... it was like the Marvel universe expanded ten-fold and the quality got lost among the claptrap. It was also the time I stopped reading comics as a kid (Secret Wars #1 was the last comic I bought for almost 20 years)...my own Time Capsule as it were.

So in brief I should be able to get the collection down to about 6000 books, almost all from 1961 to 1985 every Superhero book From Fantastic Four #1 to Secret Wars #1.
I've been trying to re-read all the books that I'm selling.. but it's not easy. I recently sold Amazing Spider-man #301 - #441 and before I put that huge pile in a box to ship out I sat down and started reading the books again...I didn't last long.
I didn't care for the stories and the art did nothing for me. I understand people growing up with these book might have a soft spot for them...but I knew if I didn't sell them right there and now, I would never read them again...so why keep them.

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