Monday, March 29, 2010

Superman Sells for $1.5M

Today sold a copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 (which was the debut of Superman) for $1.5 million.

I like comics. I like comics a lot. Still I can't understand in this economy who can justify spending that much on a comic. Yes, I understand it's the holy grail of comics, but look around at the world right now. Can you honestly say that if you had $1.5 million to spare you'd spend it this way?

I would like to see a comic like that sold to a museum, money donated to some charity for the arts or something. Then again if I was the seller, would I want to part with any of that money? I could fix my house, get real health insurance for me, my family and friends, invest and probably still have something to donate.

I guess $1.5 million is a drop in the bucket these days, but I know a lot of people that could really use an extra $1, $5, $10, $20 just to get bills paid or put towards medication and food. I'd like to hear that someone did something charitable from this transaction. I'd like to see more news stories about the comic community striving to make a difference in the lives of others.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eddie Is Dead?!

When I saw the news that teen idol Corey Haim passed away my mind started spinning. I couldn't place him.

I've never been very good with movie or music trivia. I can't really name celebrities unless they are super iconic or I become a big fan of their work. I'm not proud of this so in order to broaden my trivia horizon I had to look him up.

That's when I found something I recognized but wasn't expecting. Corey starred in a full motion SEGA game called Double Switch. A game I wouldn't have bought but it just so happened to come with my SEGA CD. This person everyone else knew as Corey I knew as Eddie.

I never beat the game and didn't find out until today that Eddie wasn't the good guy he appeared to be. I'm sad. I liked Eddie. I wanted to help him. Even if this wasn't one of my favorite games I felt attached to the character as I played. These days I try to do my homework to discover the people behind the characters I enjoy. I'm sorry I didn't recognize you sooner Corey. Thanks for the memory.

I need to go back and play this game. I am now aware that R. Lee Ermey was in it as well.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tekkoshocon VIII

Dani Cat Designs and NMALLENART.COM will return to Tekkoshocon this year. Look for us in Artists Alley near Manifested Dreams. I may need to leave with an Octobloop this year :3 More info as the event approaches.