BEAUOLOGY 101: BEAUOLOGY 101 POP QUIZ
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“Pay interest in my class…or else.”
by beau Smith
Every now as well as then in this class we phone call Beauology 101, I ask you, the readers, to take part to ensure that I can have a much better concept what’s on YOUR mind. we all understand that I can ramble on permanently with my opinions as well as advice, however I believe that we can all prosper if we hear YOUR thoughts on occasion. No requirement to keep all your goodies wrapped up in your head, share a little.
As comic book readers, we all share a few practices with our reading as well as collecting. I was noting a few of mine the other night when I was going with a few of my long boxes of new comics as well as youth comics. I might see a timeline of my life unfold before me in stacks of comic books. By looking at a few of them, I might keep in mind where I was when I purchased them as well as sometimes where, what the weather condition was like, as well as other little details. It improved my enjoyment with the comic. I’m sure you’ve done the same, or at least that’s what we’re gonna discover out.
I’ve listed a few questions, together with my personal thoughts, as well as I want to see what yours are. Please note, you can publish up as well as response as many as you want, all of them or just one, however please try as well as share a bit with me, as well as all your fellow classmates right here in Beauology 101.
I hope you get a kick out of it. Let’s get started:
1. exactly how do you store your comics these days: long boxes, crates, shelves, or do you even keep the comics after you checked out them? As discussed above, I store the bulk of my youth collection in long boxes, a few of them are as old as the comics. I likewise utilize plastic containers for more of the newer comics. I do separate my golden as well as Silver age comics in their own boxes or containers.
2. Do you try new comics weekly or month, or stick with the exact same ones? Myself, I have a core listing of comics that I checked out every month, however I always make a point to try something new at least when a month as well. I enjoy physically leafing with something new to see if it catches my eye. If it does, I buy it. I’ve found a great deal of new routine reads this way.
3. Do you continue to buy the exact same comics each month even though, in your heart of hearts, you understand that it no longer is as compelling as it when was, or just since it’s a habit? I utilized to discover myself doing this, then I stopped. Comic books expense method as well much money these days as well as I discovered that just since I have problems #1 with 300 of The Avengers, that doesn’t mean I have to buy the next 300.
4. Do you bag as well as board all your comics, or just the ones that are old, worth money, or have sentimental value? I discover that when a month, I buy a lot of bags & boards to shove my youth collection into. Not extremely commonly do I put new comics in bags & boards, unless I’m providing them as a gift to someone. I do bag & board all of the comics that I’ve written.
“What are YOUR comics worth?”
5. Do you grade your own comics? I utilized to try, however as my collection got older as well as more well traveled, I discovered that it ended up being as well overwhelming. I likewise discovered that grading comics was more challenging than it utilized to be. I no longer had the time to look at each page of the comic, what one person thought about GOOD, I counted as extremely GOOD. retailers were all over the location with their grading as were dealers at conventions. CGC is great, however who died as well as left them manager of what my comics are worth?
6. Do you re-read your comics? As a kid, when marvel Comics was only publishing about 12 comics a month, I re-read mine over as well as over. I understand that I used some comics out re-reading them in addition to tracing the photos in my notebook as well as likewise loaning them to my friends to read. I believe the reason I don’t now is since of time. As an adult, you don’t have as much with family, work, as well as eyeballing shapely women, as well as even youngsters today have many more distractions such as video games as well as the internet.
7. Do you checked out comics on the internet or on devices such as smartphones, iPad, tablets, etc? I do. I discover that now as well as then there are sales where they only fee 99 cents for a comic, so I buy it as well as download it to my iPad, excellent method to try something out. I likewise tons up on a few comics before a trip to checked out as a dessert. I likewise discover myself buying Silver Age comics for my iPad. I never tire of reading those. I will state that I don’t buy new comics for my iPad that are the exact same cost as printed ones. If I’m going to pay $2.99 to $3.99 for a comic, I want the physical book. I won’tpay full cover cost for a gadget read.
8. Do you offer or trade your comic books? I do. I have years of being on different publisher’s comp lists as well as no space to put them all, so every now as well as then, I box up a lot as well as offer them on eBay or to a regional retailer. I just don’t have the space anymore. I do on event trade a few of my unread comics to a dealership or retailer in exchange for something I do want to checked out or don’t want to fork out money for. I haven’t traded comics with a good friend in decades. I don’t believe many folks do anymore. I desire they did, it was always fun.
9. Do you keep stock of your comics? I’ve started, quit, as well as restarted many times over the years. I utilized to do it by hand in a notebook. I’ve tried it with checklist books. As far as the computer, I’m not much of a spreadsheet guy as well as nobody has ever come up with an stock program I like for my Apple computers. I’d like to do it, however nothing ever seems to pan out.
10. Do you ever provide your comics away? Not me. There’s always a string attached with a note that reads “I.O. Beau.”
So there you go. class is dismissed for this week as well as I hope that you choose to do your homework as well as publish up your answers to share with the rest of us. I truly look ahead to hearing what you have to say. perhaps I’ll get smarter. I’m sure not going to get prettier.
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