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Ask the Professor #24 — Random Library Question

why books in a library are important and why should we use them? The Professor doesn’t quite know how to respond to this question, since (a) it isn’t about comics, and (b) it sounds like a school assignment for, say, a paragraph in an eight grade English class at the beginning of the semester.  Oh, there’s something there about how libraries are for, you know, books and stuff, and how many of the free public libraries in the US were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s by robber barons like Andrew Carnegie trying to improve their pr, and … Continue reading

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Ask the Professor #19 — Art Spiegelman in Flagstaff

Art Spiegelman is coming to Flagstaff to speak on the evening of January 27. What is the best way to promote this event?  Is it likely that Phoenix people would be interested in making the 2 hour drive up to see him? Thanks. Well… not very many, the Professor guesses, because driving to snowy Flagstaff late on a Tuesday afternoon in January, and then facing the 140-mile drive back to Phoenix in the dark — and then getting up to go to work the next day — would be daunting to anyone but the most obsessive Spiegelman fan. Staying overnight … Continue reading

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Own a piece of Golden Age DC history!

Hello everyone! We’ve purchased many great collections over the course of 27 years in the comic book business, but some acquisitions stand out among the rest. The one I’m about to tell you about is one of them. The grand-daughter of Golden Age writer WILLIAM WOOLFOLK has consigned with us a complete two-year run of Batman from 1949 through 1951. Originally working in the studio of Will Eisner penning scripts for THE SPIRIT and BLACKHAWK in the early 1940’s, Mr. Woolfolk also wrote scripts for Fawcett’s CAPTAIN MARVEL, Timely’s CAPT. AMERICA, and DC’s SUPERMAN and BATMAN! (Just for a bit … Continue reading

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Mouth watering GOLDEN AGE!

Hello everyone! I know, I know. The Professor has been handling all the blog chores lately because Alan is lazy and Phil is such a damn good writer! Well, the “bald one” continues to purchase back issues so I just had to let you know of our latest acquisition. Golden Age (1940’s) comics are a rarity to find in Arizona, but we purchased some really choice books last week from that very era! Check this out: BATMAN #9, ALL-STAR COMICS #7, WORLD’S FINEST #6, STAR-SPANGLED COMICS #19….just four of the 12 gems we’re offering to you from our in-store auction, … Continue reading

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AABC is Bursting at the Seams

So the Professor has been handing the Blog chores lately, and with his knowledge, he’s quite adept at being able. Thank you Phil, but it’s time for Alan to get off his derriere. (That’s French for lazy ass) I wanted to let you all know that throughout 2008…is that really a year?, AABC will be bulking out some key stock to make room in the overstuffed tuna can. Here’s the deal. You can purchase 4000 mostly VF to NM comic books from the vast AABC warehouse for only $2500.00! And this isn’t just a bunch of bulk stuff you guys. … Continue reading

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