|My Wall Of Important Comics|
Much to my surprise - and delight - the other day, Rachel decided that she would like my framed comic book covers to hang in the lounge.
Although, in the old place, they had hung in the entrance way to my old gamesroom (hidden from civilians), when we moved to our new home she had mooted the idea of having them running up the wall of the staircase.
But now, they're front and centre of new home and I couldn't be happier.
Here's a quick precis of what the comics are:
Top Row (left to right):
- Immortal Hulk, signed by author Al Ewing. The best on-going superhero title at the moment.
- Marvel Comics #1000, again signed by Al Ewing.
- Fantastic Four #1 (current run), signed by author Dan Abnett. My favourite superhero team.
- Black Magic #1. One of my earliest comic book memories.
Bottom Row (left to right)
- New Teen Titans #1. The comic that turned me into a collector, and cemented comics as one of my core hobbies.
- Fantastic Four #17 (original run). My first memory of reading a superhero title and having my tiny mind blown by the possibilities of the genre.
- Howard the Duck #3. A hugely influential issue in both my love of comics and using them for RPG ideas.
- The Flash #179 (original run). Barry Allen discovers Earth-Prime (our world) for the first time in DC Comics, adding another interesting element to the Multiverse.
And if that wasn't cool enough, Rachel also said she wanted the two superhero art prints (Spider-Man and Captain America) - which we'd purchased from the sadly short-lived Comic Book Café in Tunbridge Wells - on the wall behind my lounger (see below)