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Reviews of Old Comics: Watchmen #1

WATCHMEN #1 September 1986 Watchmen is considered to be one of, if not the best comics of all time. However, it gets seen in today's light as a complete story. A new or casual reader of comics could forget very easily that Watchmen was published in twelve, monthly installments. Since I started reviewing old comics, I've wanted to review some of the stories that are traditionally viewed as the best of the genre. So far, the best comics I've reviewed never show up in lists of the best comics ever. Watchmen has remained in print, much to the spite of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, who will regain the rights if DC ever decides to stop publishing it. At this point, I don't know that if they did ever gain the rights, they'd be inclined to do anything with it. Nevertheless, Watchmen remains in the zeitgeist, so I'm going to look at the first issue from a fresh perspective, much like my friends in the ninth grade did when it first came out. I remember my friends Kevin, Todd and Andre pouring over Watchmen, realizing that it was something special. Unfortunately, after that summer, I moved away and didn't pick up Watchmen again until years later, when I bought it in TPB form, a copy I still have today, a first printing that is well read, stained and dog-eared.

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Reviews of Old Comics: Legion of Super-Heroes #306

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #306 December 1983 One of the best costumes in comics has to be Star Boy of the Legion. You know that I’m not referring to his purple and white Silver Age costume, either. The costume I’m referring to is the star field costume with white gloves and boots. Alex Ross kept it

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The G.I. Joe Museum Collectors Showcase!

Have you guys visited 3D Joes yet? I sure hope so and while we are talking about 3D Joes, check out this amazing G.I. Joe collection. I can see that the curator  of 3D Joes takes his collection seriously. He has some impossibly tough finds here and trust me, this is just the tip of

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No regrets! Geek Parenting 101

I don't have regrets. It seems like a healthier way to live. I do have missed opportunities, so since The League of Extraordinary Bloggers is discussing regrets, I'll take a moment to discuss a few missed opportunities that date me and probably tell you about my geek type.

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Some Fun Facts About The 1990’s TMNT Movie

So news keeps coming out about the MichaelBay produced Turtle movie

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Why We Love Starscream

"Opportunist. I like that, Turmoil. You're not the first person to call me that, but I like it."

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Check out This Transformer’s Collection….Absolutely Amazing!!

As we prepare for our first Collectors Showcase presentation (it is coming, I promise) I wanted to take a moment and show off this collection. This has to be the most spectacular boxed Transformers’s collection I have ever seen. Check out these beautiful boxed bots and start to drool.  This collection is owned by 20th

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Blog Highlight: Toys R Us Retrospective

Over at Retro Junk, they have written a post mourning the loss of the glory days of Toys R Us.

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Toy Review Spotlight: Overlord

IN our continuing goal of highlighting fellow bloggers and their toy reviews. We have an Overlord Toy review from Collecting Cybertron . He’s just starting on his reviews, but I can bank of great things from him and this blog.

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Random Toy Review: Knock Off Browning

Our buddy Colbey over at randomtoyreview.com has just done a review of a knock off version of the Transformers Super God Masterforce character Browning. Browning proper is one of those hard to get Transformers toys, so Colbey was more than pleased to get a much cheaper knock off for the time being.   Check out

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Needless Essentials Online Presents Collectors Showcase!

I wanted to bring a new column to Needless and I figured a collectors showcase would be a perfect fit. This would be a monthly article that would compose of an interview and of course pictures from that individuals collection. Lets face it, we are all proud of our collections, big or small, it matters not and why not show them off! 

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