Garage Sale Finds

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I have been doing a fair share of Garage sale shopping this summer. This past week was by far the best of the summer though. At one sale I bought a box of Random Star Wars toys for real cheap. I am not one who really buys Star Wars stuff anymore… Unless it is a Gamorrean Guard, Greedo or Bossk. The thing is I have wanted one of the Large Scale Tanative IV Rebel Blockade Runners since I first saw it at the comic shop I worked at for a price I just could not afford to pay. So when I saw a complete one sitting in this box of toys I had to have it. I already have a home planned out for it hanging from the ceiling in my sons room….

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The other two things I picked up was a big bag of Pokemon figures. I know nothing about Pokemon… but I like the look of the monsters, so I thought it would be fun to have sitting on my monster shelf… of course that didnt last long. Everytime I turn around they have be confiscated by my youngest daughter… so that makes them a good purchase right there…. and the last lot was Spider-Man and Friend figures. I bought the box for the Hulk to add him to the other 101 Hulks in my collection… But I like the idea of having kid friendly Marvel Toys for my son as he gets a little older. There were a lot of Spider-Men in the box obviously… I already have plans to customize a couple of them one is going to be Daredevil for sure, another Iron Fist… Still playing around with ideas for some of the others…

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Fall of the Mutants – Day 3&4 : Gambit and Wolverine

Finally feeling better and getting caught up. So you get two Mutants today. I will try to stay on track the rest of the month…

Gambit I first started reading the X-Men right before the X-Tinction Agenda (#264 is where I started buying it monthly.) I was one of the fanboys who thought that Gambit was awesome when he first showed up in the comics. Still do. He would be in my top five X-Men I think.

WolverineWolverine on the other hand… I never really cared for back then. He has grown on me some, but I still think he is over used and not the best character out there…

Comic Art – Walt Simonson

I have a bad cold.
It Sucks…

But that means I have been laying around in bed most the day watching British Mystery shows and reading comics.

For comics I have been bouncing back and forth between The Essential Defenders and The Essential X-Factor.

This has made me remember just how much I loved Walt Simonson’s work on X-Factor when I first started reading comics as a teen…

Anyway, I have recently stumbled on an amazing blog called Marvel Comics of the 1980’s They have some amazing original art pages featured on their blog. Here are a couple of Walt Simonson pages that just really jumped out at me.

I actually had a poster of this cover on my wall for most of High School. I would sit and stare at it and study the line work. One of my top ten favorite covers to this day.
I actually had a poster of this cover on my wall for most of High School. I would sit and stare at it and study the line work. One of my top ten favorite covers to this day.

 

The covers to X-Factor 24 thru 26. I never realized at the time that the three of these formed one image... I was not until I saw this that it sunk in!
The covers to X-Factor 24 thru 26. I never realized at the time that the three of these formed one image… I was not until I saw this that it sunk in!
Actual covers together.
Actual covers together.

 

I am ashamed to admit that I never really gave Thor the time of day. It was not until just a few years ago that I finally read some Thor just because of Walt's run on it...
I am ashamed to admit that I never really gave Thor the time of day. It was not until just a few years ago that I finally read some Thor just because of Walt’s run on it…

 

My Art – Jim Lee’s X-Men #1 Cover

So lets start the month of the X-Men out this way…

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This has always been one of my favorite comic covers.

4 piece sketch card set I did for fun on a plane trip to keep my mind off the fact that I was in the air…

recreation of the Jim Lee gate-fold cover of X-MEN #1

I will admit when this comic came out I was at the top of my Fanboyness and I bought all five covers! (Three of the gate-fold version)

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