Colorado: the American comic book & cool stuff haul

I didn’t go to America recently to buy comic books.  I went to gather with my family and do another layer of saying goodbye to my father.

But…even though it was not my purpose, I did in fact buy some comic books while I was there, because generally in America it’s easier to get such things a bit more cheaply than in Australia, where I normally live.

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The Daily Spoon #21 – #MonthoftheSpoon

In celebration of the Spoons of our life–ubiquitous but often unrecognized–Blue Towel Productions is proud to present the Daily Spoon, which we were are celebrating this September, the Month of the Spoon. #MonthoftheSpoon

The Daily Spoon #21c

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 6

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Superman 2

For each year from 1919-2018, I’ll pick someone who produced something significant or recognizable from that year–based on what year it was published or released (with comic books being considered to have been released on the cover date, although I know that’s not usually true). And of course, lifetime accomplishments beyond that year will play a big role in who is chosen and who is not. Because certain years were tricky, I’ve also allowed myself to pick people who were born or even died in certain years.

Read More:  1969 – 19811994 – 2006

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 3

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Rear Window

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 2

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

Brains in Jars - Meglaro f

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 1

Over a few posts, I’m going to choose a different creator or creative team–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who has influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

This idea came to when when I saw a similar list recently, on another blog, identifying 25 creators who had inspired or influenced the writer.  It made me think about who would be on my list.  But I felt like I had more than 25 that I wanted to talk about, and so I came upon this idea.

Father Brown

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Comics from My Childhood – Justice League of America #134

A while ago, I wrote about how I first became a fan of comic books.  This led me to remember several issues from DC Comics that came out in the 1970’s, that were formative parts of my exposure to this whole medium.

So then I decided to track down some of those comics and buy them, and journal the experience. I got three of them.  The first I wrote about here, and now we’re onto the second:  Justice League of America #134.  

Justice League of America 134 Cover

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Comics from My Childhood – Superman Family #177

A while ago, I wrote about how I first became a fan of comic books.  This led me to remember several issues from DC Comics that came out in the 1970’s, that were formative parts of my exposure to this whole medium.

So then I decided to track down some of those comics and buy them, and journal the experience. I got three of them, with the earliest cover date being July 1976: Superman Family #177.

Superman Family 177 Cover

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Weekly Geeky Question #50: Awesome Story Payoffs

It’s time for another Weekly Geeky Question.  Each week my friend Rod asks me some geeky question that I have to answer.  We’re now up to Week #50, so we’ve been at this for a while.  This week’s question follows on from last week, where we talked about disappointing story payoffs.

What are some of the most best story payoff’s that I have ever seen?

Paul Levitz

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Weekly Geeky Question #42: Backtracking the DCEU–Three Wishes

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #42, and the question is a follow-up to the previous question, which I answered in posts of astonishing length over the last two weeks:

What are my three wishes for what I would change in the DCEU?

Justice League Superman Flash

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