Monday, September 25, 2017

NATIONAL COMIC BOOK DAY & SOME OTHER STUFF

The cool thing about being a reader, is that everyone in this complex frequently leaves magazines and books at my door that they don't want, and I love it! (lol)   I was also lucky and won 1 book each from the thereadingfrenzy.blogspot.com 
and delightedreader.com. Then I won a neat coloring book


with bookmarks from Nancy Herkness via a Facebook event.  Yay and Thanks!!


Did you collect or read comic books as a kid?  I did all the time.  Some of my faves were Archie and The Green Lantern, but I even managed to snag a few True Confessions too. This was during the time that they were $.15 and $.25.   They're packed away in sealed plastic bags these days, but every once in awhile I pull them out to admire.

Also, way back in day, I collected Playboy/Penthouse Magazines for the articles (lol).  Actually, as a collector of pop culture stuff, I thought they would be worth money one day.  Latoya Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Anna Nicole, Farrah Fawcett,  Pamela Anderson, and Bo Derek are just a few that are stored away.

People always laugh when they hear this, because I'm the girl who gets embarrassed by those who give too many sexual details during conversations, or when I see men purchasing condoms in a store. My face turns red every time.

I've had several offers to sell.  Some want one or two magazine, others want just 10 or so, etc.  The deal that really made me giggle though, was $10 for all 30 magazines.  Say what? (lol)



It's hard to believe, but Facebook has over 1.90 monthly users, and continues to grow by  people per second!

The very first Batman comic book from 1939 originally sold for just 10 cents.  It became so valuable that it sold for more than $1 million dollars!  Batman ended up becoming one of my favorite superheroes.  I've collected action figures, trading cards, all the dvd's, playing cards, clocks and napkins and tons more tied to this phenomenal hero.








I've been a fan of The Price is Right for years, and when someone wins, I get just as excited as the audience on television.  Last week, history was made when all three spinners got a $1.00 and won $10,000 each!  They all had to spin again to break the 3-way tie, and two people spun $1.00 again!!!!  Can you believe that?!  I was literally screaming and jumping around in the living room with glee.
LOL!  I'm done for the day, guys.










51 comments:

  1. Loved Archie comics. Still do as a matter of fact.

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    1. Something about them just seems so fun, right Nadene? Hugs...

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  2. RO, you're welcome and I hope you enjoy the Dawn Ryder book. I also love The Price is Right but sadly don't get to watch it much as that is my husband's nap time and is when I do my work. Have a great week

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    1. Debbie, you are just the best, and I have no clue how you get everything in. Hugs..and looking forward to the book. Happy Tuesday! RO

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  3. Haha, wow! For as much as I've heard about Playboy, I've never actually once seen the magazine in person. I love comics. My favorite series was Preacher, and the first parts of The Walking Dead were good, but now, like the show, it's gone way downhill.

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    1. I'll bet your wife is happy to hear that, right? (lol) Something about a comic book just seems like a fun time to me. Of course, we love your comics too, which always make us smile. Hugs...

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  4. $10 for 30 magazines?! I don't know what the going rate for PB is but I saw a recipe and gardening magazine at the checkout line the other day and they were $10 EACH! Needless to say, those went back on the rack. LoL

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    1. That person really brought a smile to my face when he offered that, Kristin. You're right, some of the magazines today are pretty dang pricey. I'm a serious freebie and coupon shopper, so I get free subscriptions whenever possible. Happy Wednesday! Hugs...

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    1. Yay, Mary! More for my pile. (lol) Hugs...

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  6. You are lucky with all those wins. I guess the addage "you have to be in it to win it" must apply. I never win anything, but I don't play, either. Congrats on all those wins.

    I have never been interested in comic books. I was always what I would call a serious reader, and every summer got a certificate for reading 100 books in three months. I loved to read, and still do, although I seem to have less time now days. I was impressed with all those comics you keep and the Playboy mags you have collected. I had to laugh at the offer one person gave. I'd have probably retorted "not even for $10,000.00."

    Guess it's time for me to quit, too, especially since I've never seen a single Price is Right in my life. Now Jeopardy is another story!

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    1. Don't get me started on Jeopardy Elizabeth! (lol) People often come over to see if they can beat me when it comes on. I've been watching Alex Trebek for years and years, and will always love that show. I get that there seems to be less time to read these days because life gets in the way, right? Still, my book pile continues to grow.*heh* Hugs and Happy Tuesday! RO

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  7. We used to have True Confessions magazine here. It looked different to the one you are showing. My mother used to buy it and at times I would take a peek at its naughty content.

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    1. I've seen those True Confessions Magazine, which were quite interesting, Andrew. (lol) Hugs...

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  8. I never collected comic books, but I loved the Archie comics...I was more of a card collector...not sports, but tv shows like Charlie's Angels (the real series in the 70's)...but I was very young then!

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    1. I remember Charlie's Angels and loved that show Rain! I'll bet your cards are worth some cash these days! Hugs..

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  9. Isn't it wonderful to have your reading addiction indulged? Hooray for all reading enablers.
    We didn't get comics when I was a child (money was tight) but I loved reading them at other luckier houses.

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    1. I agree EC - yes to enablers of reading. They were definitely a way to escape a little as a kid. Hugs...

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  10. I love getting books or finding books, I wish my neighbors would leave me old magazines and books. I grew up reading Betty & Veronica, but I haven’t thought about it in years. 10 bucks for 30 magazines sounds like a good deal to me. Have a great week Ro :)

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    1. It's like having treasures right at your door, and so fun Mary! Yay! You liked Betty and Veronica too? Very cool! Hugs...

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  11. I actually saw that Price is Right episode, I thought that last guy was going to land on a dollar also, he was right there too...

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    1. Didn't the show have you on the edge of your seat, Jimmy? I was pulling for the last guy to get in again, too, but I was sure thrilled that he won that unexpected $10,000! Yay!!!!

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  12. I loved reading magazines...even naughty ones when I was a teen! Good on you for your collection. I'm hoping you can sell them to a collector for big bucks.

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    1. I'm a sucker for just about anything to read, because you never know what you'll find, right Nasreen? I bet you have some interesting stories to share, huh? (lol) Hugs...RO

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  13. Congrats on your wins! I have a neighbour who regularly gives me paperbacks and magazines. Her daughter is a flight attendant on long haul flights and an avid reader, so we both benefit from it.
    I read loads of comics but my favourites were The Beano, Dandy, Buster, Topper and Beezer. Being the youngest of three, I got to read my brother and sister's comics as well.

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    1. Ooh, that sounds fantastic to get all those surprise goodies, and kudos on having a daughter who loves to read too! Those are new to me comics, and will have to do some research. Hugs and thanks! RO

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  14. I loved Casper comics and Wendy the Good Witch...no surprise there :)
    My father-in-law had all kinds of "those" magazines squirreled away in the garage from years before. Then one day my mother-in-law found them and they were no more. I can't even imagine what they would have been worth today!!!

    Hugs 🍁💮🍂

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    1. Dang it, I bet finding those magazines was quite something, and worth a ton! (lol) That sounds like a funny story, though. Yes, loved Casper too, Jan! Hugs...

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  15. Back in the 90s, when eBay was new, I figured out I could sell magazines and make money. I subscribed to People and Entertainment Weekly...I'd wait until they were a few years old and sell them, describing all the celebs in there. That was back in the day when you couldn't find everything online, so it was the only way to get articles and photos. Most of the time I made $5-$10, but I had a Natalie Wood magazine I picked up at a used CD/DVD store once that I made $500 off of!!! I think it may have been one of her last interviews or something? It was extremely rare--I'd never even heard of the publication.

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    1. Steph, you are such a font of info, and I wish I would have known you back in the day. That was a brilliant way to make cash. I actually have all 4 Lord of the Rings TV Guides in plastic that I had on eBay. Didn't sell, but that's because there are still quite a few out there. That sounds fantastic about that Natalie Wood magazine. I bet you were doing the happy dance with that unexpected cash. Plenty of treasures to be found in thrift stores. Hugs...RO

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  16. That's a splendid colouring book to win. And congrats on the other wins too. Greetings to you!

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  17. Oh, I love comics and graphic novels. Batman is probably my favorite superhero too!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. If Batman were real, I would have stalked him like crazy, Lauren. (lol) Glad you like to read comics too. They are so fun! Hugs...RO

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  18. My dad had a huge stash back in the day, and my brothers found them way before I did. The range was about 80s and early 90s issues. I had a 1 year sub when I turned 18 for the hell of it, but the magazine's quality dropped big time. And there was other a lot of other venues that were much better and free online.

    I think the only reason it stayed relevant in a huge mass of competition was that (almost like SNL) would sometimes get that one celebrity you really liked. But now you rarely see that happen, and a guy's favorites are women who only work in that industry

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    1. Wow! I would have loved to see your dad's collections and bet he had some keepers. 80's, 90's and early 2000 is what I have as well. You're right, though. Things started to go downhill and I lost interest pretty much. I think the young people are more into seeing women via Instagram, and it amazes me how much money they make for those pics! I've seen this happen with Ricky Schroeder's (Silver Spoons) 2 daughters who literally have no modeling experience at all. Funny how things have changed

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    2. I think Instagram is more about women they know locally or celebs. Most guys knowadays just hit up the sites that act like Youtube, but but show...way more than Youtube.

      I actually remember staying up or VCRing Cinemax's "other" movies. They went to a lot of trouble to string together a story, but in retrospect, you saw just slightly more than an R rated movie would show.

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    3. Lol! Funny that you mention that. I used to work at a cable company for about 17 years, and way back in the day, we called Cinemax, Skinamax,(lol) and the horrible plotlines were what we called a Hard R. Despite getting it for FREE back then, we had a boss who used to order Playboy all the time, forgetting that his whole staff could see every movie he ever ordered. (lol) We always got a laugh out of that. I've seen some serious nudity on Tumblr though. YIKES! (lol)

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  19. I used to read and collect comic books when I was a teen. I've sold most of them now.

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    1. It's pretty good money to be made with some of those Deanna. Totally different than what they were years ago for sure. Hugs...

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  20. I was never a comic book fan in the sense of real comic books though I still love Dilbert and Calvin and Hobbes. I would never have guess that about the Playboy collection! It's definitely pop culture and it's crazy to think of who has been on the cover.

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    1. I'm definitely a fan of Dilbert for sure, Katherine! It's usually a huge conversation starter with men, but some women get pissed off knowing I have these old Playboy mags sitting in a storage facility. (lol) Hugs...

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  21. Yay for Comic Book Day! How on earth did I miss that lol? I did buy them as a kid, and I still have a soft spot for the great, clear artwork they often had. That Green Lantern you show is a great example. The comics I've seen today have different art, that's for sure.

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    1. I was hardcore with it for sure, and yes the art was crisp, but something about the stories just intrigued me. Now, there's just no way I would purchase the ones they have out now. They're just not the same, or as interesting. I'll just continue to peek at the ones I have every now and again. Hugs...

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  22. I had one treasured Supergirl comic as a child, and I sometimes read Archie, Donald Duck, and Casper the Friendly Ghost, plus the occasional Superman or Batman that came my way. But I didn't really get into following a specific series until late college in the mid-80s, when I discovered the X-Men. I collected them for a couple of years, but eventually stopped. (I can't even remember why, now.)

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    1. You mention some really good ones, Lark, and cool that you got into collecting them too. I have quite a few action figures of the X-Men. Do you still have any of them hanging around? Hugs...

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    2. I don't think so. I think I let them go at some point.

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  23. Comic books intimidate me! There are so many and differing storylines I don't even know where to begin! I did start getting into the Buffy/Angel comics though because those characters are familiar to me but even then, I jumped in recently and was a bit lost. Lol.

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    1. I watched Buffy on TV and collected a few of the action figures, but that's it. Comic books now are so different than from back in the day. Hugs..

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  24. Congrats on the win ...

    All the best Jan

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  25. Yay on all of the wins! That's so exciting. And Broday is a lot of fun :)

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