Show me yours!

Here’s a snapshot of a portion of my Batman collection from a post over at Sourcerer. How does yours measure up?

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by Jeremy Defatta

Good day, everyone! I thought a little game of “show me yours” might be a nice (and fun) aside at this point in the Batman column. Below is an image of a sizable portion of my Batman collection (please excuse the poor quality).

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This is most of my Batman trade paperbacks and hardcovers, as well as my Arkham games, the first season of Batman: The Animated Series, and the Nolan trilogy. There are still a few pieces boxed up somewhere that I couldn’t include here, which explains their absence. I could never hope to include an image of every single issue of Batman and his various other comics series that I own, so I didn’t worry too much with those.

I wanted to provide a mixture of media here in order to state a point I honestly believe and have had arguments with fellow fans about. I…

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ISO: Lost Batman Comic (and don’t forget about Free Comic Book Day)!

Here’s a post from my Batman column at Sourcerer where I seek help in finding an old issue of Batman from the 90s. Can anyone give me a hand in this search?

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batsignal2by Jeremy DeFatta

Happy new book day, everyone! Last week marked the 60th anniversary of the Senate hearings that eventually led to the stifling of comics as a medium, so I’d like to ascode_seal_mar1955k for a little help in finding a lost comic book. In its own weird way, I hope this stands as a tribute to all of our losses in terms of what comics could have been for the past few decades. If we find the book I’m seeking, I hope that can stand as a symbol that what is lost in comics can be regained.

Back in the early 90s, my dad bought me my very first issue of a comic featuring Batman. Due to time and typical childhood stupidity, that book is now lost to me, when it should have an honored place in my collection today. I don’t remember a lot about the comic…

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Thoughts on My Completed Collection of Frank Herbert’s Dune Series

Older editions of Frank Herbert's original six Dune novels. I love used books!
Older editions of Frank Herbert’s original six Dune novels. I love used books!

Good day, everyone. Today, I wanted to share with all of you a picture of a recently completed treasure: I’ve finally tracked down older editions of all of Frank Herbert’s original Dune novels! I know for a lot of people the story begins and ends only with Dune, but I have enough faith in great authors to give more of their work a shot. If they have more of a story to tell with great characters and a well-crafted setting, then I say let them.

It’s up to each of us what we support by buying it, and I choose to side with the artists, regardless of precisely why they create their art. That, and I love big stories–long movies, huge series of novels, you name it. If a setting is good, it needs to be exploited for all it’s worth. And I believe that if characters are worth creating, they’re worth keeping around.

I’ve read part of Dune before, but I need to restart it. I hope I can begin reading through this series this summer around everything else I mean to read. I’ll be sure to convey my thoughts here on each individual novel as I complete it. I promise to be a fair reviewer with an absolute minimum of cynicism.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Also, on a side note, if you are ever in Crestview, Florida, visit Emerald Coast Book Haven. It is seriously the best used book store I’ve ever been in.

Thoughts on Future Readings – Sci-Fi Novels

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Hello, everyone. For my last thought of this week, I thought I’d just leave all of you with a big picture of a lot of the science fiction novels I still mean to read. As with my fantasy books, my “to be read” pile is huge and rarely gets smaller.

What do you all think of it? See any of your own favorites or books you mean to read included here? Let me know your thoughts below. (And pardon the relative low quality of the image. You guys know how cell phones can be.)