Posts Tagged: comic books

Admitting it’s time to retire

Most people don’t end up in situations like me. I was fired during the financial crisis, found no one wanted to hire me, rolled the dice on the stock market and ended up retired. That’s what we call “retrospectively lucky”. Still, even now, I find it hard admitting it’s time to retire. In this case,… Read more »

Hey, he’s playing our song!

And, lo, there came a light at the end of the long tunnel. The Dead Thing Driveway is complete for 2017. A late order for some additional (tiny) rats was needed to fill a gap in Pied Piper’s side, but now the stone-and-block setup part of Halloween is done. My modesty does allow me to… Read more »

Oh goody

Planning out my Halloween goody bags is pretty simple. I have a spreadsheet I adjust each year for contents and quantity. But for one year, I’ve never run out of bags to give away. Admittedly, I’ve had to “cross over” an age group now and then (giving out young boy bags to older boys), but… Read more »

The perfect excuse

When I first moved out of Mom’s house (I don’t count being away at college), I was lucky enough to get a little 2/2 condo in Tamarac, just about a mile from the entrance to the Florida Turnpike. It was convenient for work (at the time, Toys R Us, though that changed shortly after) and… Read more »

The wonder years

Which can also be read as “I wonder how he got to be like that”. In the first installment of my series of self-reflective posts about how I’ve led an interesting life after all, we begin at the beginning. It’s perfect! I’ve always been good at problem solving. My personality is built on logic and… Read more »

I knew I could…I knew I could…

Here, Sisyphus, you can have your stone back…I’m done. I’m done! The journey that began (with extraordinary synchronicity) exactly one month ago here and then continued two weeks later here is now completed. My comic books are now all newly graded, bagged, boxed and, most importantly, put away in my office closet. That’s one whole month, working… Read more »

My Halloween just got more complicated

It’s never too early to plan for Halloween. Well, there is one day a year, October 30th, because then it’s too late. But every other day can and should be used in the effective planning of the next magnificent Halloween extravaganza. I waggle my finger at those of you not spending a good portion of those… Read more »


It. Is. Time. Well past time, really. After 15 years of handing out hundreds of comic books every Halloween, I have finally whittled down my vast storehouse of comics to a single closet. Admittedly, a single highly and deeply stacked closet, but, yes, a single closet. So did it come to me that yea, ’twas… Read more »

Batman vs Superman

Longtime readers know I’m now into my fifth decade of reading comics. That’s right, from imaginative little boy to imaginative not-as-little-as-I-should-be man. Throughout that half-century, my favorite DC superhero was always Superman. Up until the millennial generation, that was because he was always more hero before super. Since then, he’s become just another aimless super-strong… Read more »