Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Welcome to Clairton West Virginia

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Ya know I was thinking the other day if I keep making these sketch cards I might eventually have a enough for a deck. Kinda like those collectible of trading cards in the late 70s and 80s that used to come wrapped in that waxed paper with a strip of bubble gum inside.
In case anyone is wondering I do know about the ROM doll appearance in the recent Comic Book Men episode. It would have been nice however if they hadn't been whining so much about their conflicted adolescent feelings back in the day and maybe kept the focus more on ROM. Perhaps even share their thoughts about the new series next year? Just sayin.
So moving on, this weekend I'll be flying down to LA with my wife for a race she wants to participate in she likes running more then Forest Gump. We'll be staying in the down town area and thanks to a Google search yesterday I discovered about 3 to 4 comic shops within a five mile radius. And since we'll have a rental car and a few hours to kill I'll try to check at least a couple of them out. If I find anything new and cool that's ROM related I'll be sure to update this posting accordingly. One of the near by comic shops is called Mega City One how cool is that!?

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Oct. 25th Update: Well it just goes to show you as the old adage says "What's in a name?". Mega City One was much to do about nothing as far as good comic shops go. However, Golden Apple Comics was a pretty damn cool comic shop however, among other things they had a pretty large stash of discount back issue boxes so I had plenty to read at the airport and on the plane even though LA to Oakland is a pretty short flight. Unfortunately I didn't find anything there cool that was ROM related I didn't already have. But on a high note in regards to my visit there my ROM t-shirt which I was wearing was very warmly received by some of the staff and customers alike. All the chatter about what made the series cool and the high hopes for the 2016 re-launch was the next best thing to finding something like my letter in that Back Issue magazine earlier this month.

Rom Annual 2 cosplay cover variant courtesy of Gary Martin Jr.
Halloween weekend update: Well I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween. Halloween is still fun but it's not quite what it used to be back in the 1980s. An all around better decade where we had a new issue of ROM to look forward to every month, Marvel didn't suck and it was safe for kids to go trick or treating with out adult supervision.

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  1. That is pretty cool. Hope all goes well with your "Amazing" race;)
    Sorry had to do it.

    I hear you about Comic Book Men. I quit watching that major disappointment of a show a good while back. They don't show enough of the good finds to make it worthwhile. They just talk and make numerous lame attempts at being funny.
    I'm surprised its still on, since it sucks, and it comes on at a very shitty and late hour(well at least here it does, around 1am or so on a sunday.

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    1. Even with Kevin Smith (who I really like) the banter between them does get pretty tiresome much of the time. But the aspect of the show I do like is seeing the kind of stuff people try to unload at that shop and of course the haggling

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  2. It really does become tiresome rather quickly.
    I get that they're having fun doing the show and all, and that's the point I guess, but all that unnecessary bullshit really does overshadow those actual cool finds they sometimes get. More attention should be placed on that, rather than trying to see who's the funniest of the nerds.

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  3. I didn't know anout that show till this post. Nice seeing him but hated that they cut to them talking. Then back to ROM with no mention of his return or how the orginal comic out lasted the toy by years and years.

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    1. My point exactly Joseph. I had a couple people contact me about it and when I finally saw it I was like eh . . nothing really going on here. Despite that guy ultimately paying out $200 for the doll you could tell none of those guys really knew anything about Rom.

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  4. Whoa. ROM car yeah, Cyclons too. Hmmm,.

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