Remember When…… 3/19-3/25

“$4.00 for a comic book?!?You gotta be out of your mind!”Those were the words I so adamantly uttered as i looked at the cover price of  a recently released T.M.N.T comic book at a local supermarket.This wasn’t even a double sized issue or anything,it was just your run of the mill   17-20 page comic book.Shocked as i was i started turning the rotatable rack to see if i could find anything in the dollar range LOL, clearly my  “80’s state of mind” had reared it’s ugly head again,impairing any and all ability to  fathom the monetary value of  a comic book in the year 2,012.My Spidey Sense(or was it my girlfriend) told me to drop the book and walk away slowly.Which kind of sucks because i was really ready to give comic book collecting another try, but that notion my friends quickly fell by the wayside. The same goes for action figures..i’m not mentioning any..ahem “Marvel Universe” …names or anything ,sports cards and when did 60 dollars become the norm for a video game?Holy Stromboli 😮 Now i know the price of these items today are relative to the day and age we live in and 20 years from now comics will probably jump to 8 bucks an issue and the price of 3 3/4 action figures will sky rocket 😦  ,but one can still sit back and reminisce about the good ol’ days when a pocket full of change got you an awesome Marvel mag or a wax pack of  baseball cards(with gum to boot). I remember mowing a lawn or shoveling someones drive way and making enough money to go out and buy 2-3 ridiculously awesome  G.I. Joe or Marvel Secret Wars figures!Those were the days 😉

 

Library Stop: DC Countdown To Final Crisis V.1

In an attempt to familiarize myself more with the DC universe,i picked up a copy of DC Countdown To Final Crisis V.1 . Now i realize that this may not be the best of starting points seeing as how everything including the kitchen sink seems to be hitting the fan in this book and the immense cast of characters can become a bit overwhelming and difficult to keep up with at times,but it’s those same super cool and awesome characters that kept me from ever wanting to put this book down!Although most of these super heroes and villains are new to me (with the exception of  The Flash,Batman,The Joker and Superman etc.) i was able to quickly get a sense of there personalities and tendencies due to the great dialogue used throughout this amazing TPB. I instantly took  to and became a fan of characters like  Jason Todd A.K.A. The Red Hood,Mirror Master, Trickster and Piper , The Suicide Squad…and the list goes on!The story is a perpetual roller coaster ride with side winding sub-plots,foreshadowing flashbacks  and sometimes humorous  dialogue that will make you chuckle out loud  while reading. Props to DC!

DC Countdown To Final Crisis