Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Follow the Leader Episode 144: Impulse Buys and Disney- Animated vs. Print!
Redartz: Hello all; Tuesday is back, and so is the Leader. And you know what that means: he (and we) are awaiting a topic upon which to expound. So open up your minds and memories, and send us a subject!
While you're cogitating about that, here's another little 'BitBA Bonus Topic' for you. While on vacation last week, my wife and I indulged our fondness for flea market safaris. We hit five antique malls and flea markets over the course of our trip, and saw many intriguing things; but not many that convinced us to open our wallets. Until,that is, our last stop. This particular flea market had a small booth with several dozen old comics; by old I mean Golden Age to early Silver age. All the books were marked with pretty much the same price, about 25 US Dollars each. What struck me about them was that they were mostly in pretty nice condition; better than one usually encounters at a flea market booth. Given the age and condition of the comics, I was tempted to grab several; but my finances wouldn't cooperate. I did pick out one book, a sharp copy of Walt Disney's Comics and Stories from 1948 (featuring a Carl Barks Donald Duck story, and a cover by the great Walt Kelly).
It instantly became the oldest book in my collection! Anyway, to my question. I don't usually make such impulsive purchases, but this one pulled me in. So, I ask you: Are you prone to make an occasional impulsive comics buy? What kind of book would make you pull out your money and fork it over, despite a twinge of guilt? And what is the most you would (or have) paid for a comic? Okay, so there's actually three bonus questions today. Hey, we're pretty open minded around here...