Daily Archives: April 21, 2010

So… May will be interesting…

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while.  I’ve wanted to do a contest for all the followers on here – but wasn’t sure what kind of contest to do.  Then I was thinking about this upcoming May… May is the month of my birthday.  I love May!  I am going to review some of my favorite issues ever in May – but more than that I had a great idea!  I am going to run a contest for whoever is interested – and here it is:

Since my birthday is in May, I want you to create a Birthday card – with a Hulk theme obviously – and send it to me.  That’s all you have to do to be in the running to win.  And what will you win?  You will win a Hulk care package filled with some issues, TPB, figures – the works!  And all you have to do is know how to draw – or cut and paste – or make pretty pictures with your computer!  This will be fun!  Whoever wants to – and I would be honored!  I will post every card I receive on this site – and you guys can vote on which you think is the best!

Here are the simple rules: 1) You must send a physical card – no e-cards or digital copied will be allowed.  If you create the card using a computer you must print a copy out and send it.  2) The card MUST be Hulk themed.  3) Send the card to Ratchet’s Hulk Collection, 35 Hood Dr, Plymouth MA 02360. 4)  All cards must be postmarked by my birthday – May 28th – we will choose the winner at the end of the month.

And that’s it!  Anyone can enter – anyone may win!  Hope you guys have fun with it!  I will look forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

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My First CGC Comic!

Wolverine #66: Old Man Logan - Dynamic Forces Variant

I have been wanting to check out some CGC comics for a while now.  I really want a #165 9.8 (or better) copy.  But in my travels I really didn’t find anything worth picking up – either the grade was too low, the book wasn’t one of my favorites or people were asking too much for a nothing issue.  Well, I went into Salem, MA the other day and walked into Harrison’s Comics and saw this – a 9.8 graded copy of Wolverine #66 – the start of Old Man Logan.  An issue I had yet to acquire – and this was a beautiful copy!

9.8 - NM/M Comic

I believe they were asking too much – and even tried to haggle them down a bit – but ultimately they didn’t budge and I still went for it.  I really struggled with whether or not to purchase – but in the end I did, mainly because this is a Herb Trimpe cover.  Seriously, that’s why I did it in the end.  I respect and admire Trimpe’s work that much I decided it was worth the money.

Herb Trimpe - A True Classic!