As I said over at my previous blog, I decided to create this new one to get away from political blogging. If you followed the link here, congratulations, you found me!
Many years ago, I was an avid comics collector. Over the course of several years, I built up a collection of over 7000 comic books. I was a serious collector. I had Number 1 issues, complete series, one-shots, you name it, I probably had it or was working on getting it. I did it because it was fun. I liked reading them, and collecting them was just a part of that. Then came the day when I stopped. Not because of financial reasons, although the finances of keeping up were a consideration, but because of other things that were happening. The industry was changing. You see, when I got into collecting, the majority of people doing it were like me – fans who enjoyed the comics, and liked having a collection of their favorites. Then came the people who realized that there was money to be made from collecting. Comics weren’t the only area where this was happening. All sorts of collectibles were experiencing the same phenomenon. But that wasn’t what made me stop. After all, my collection was now valuable.