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Hawkin’

When I was young, my folks gave me money for a Nintendo. I don’t remember much from my childhood, but I remember this. It was the most money I had ever held and I was shocked my parents allowed me walk to the toy store by myself carrying that sort of loot. At the store, I spent a lot of time staring at the NES I came to purchase. Then I bought a Sega Master System.

I don’t know why I made the decision I did, but it resonated with me for years after. I’m still a Sega man. I’ve always dismissed Nintendo has “for little kids” (Wii confirmed all that, if there was any doubt before). If Sega made a game system today, I’d probably opt for it over the competition.

Comics are the same way. At Fay’s Drug in¬†Delaware¬†Plaza, I picked up Web Of Spider-Man — not The Blue Beetle — and the rest is history. “Make mine Marvel” and all that. Even now, with an expanded palate that includes the “important” DC work, I still don’t really know many of the company’s characters. Hawkman, for example. Is he like Thor? He’s from some hawkland or some shit? Why is he here? I don’t have the answers, but if Hawkman was still being penciled by Shelly Moldoff, I would probably pick his books up. Check this auction. I’ve seen Shelly stuff I like better; stuff that makes more sense; stuff that pops more. But this is just so straight-up and honest, it’s hard not to love. It makes me want to learn more about Hawkman, and Hawkland or wherever the hell he’s from.

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Your Team Mascot Is Not A Superhero.

I’m a big fan of Hawkman.

I’m also a big fan of truth in advertising. Which is not to say I don’t understand the need to sweeten your description a little bit. We all do it. But sometimes, you need to choose your words carefully…

For example, if you have a shirt from a college weight lifting team or gym that you want to sell, and their mascot is a hawk-man, labeling your auction “hawk man” is totally fine and appropriate. But adding the words “SUPER HERO” in front of it? That creates a certain expectation… said expectation being that it’s a shirt featuring this guy, presumably with a dumbbell instead of a mace:

But in reality, this is what’s up for grabs:

Nope, definitely not him. A Hawk-MAN, to be sure, and a cool design, as well. But there’s nothing superheroic involved here, which means the only bid I will be placing is an adieu to this seller and their cute shirt model.

Lose the over sized hipster glasses and the combat boots, and maybe we’ll talk.

(Plus, in the name of all that is holy and Schwarzeneggerian, what weight lifter wears a size Small? Even the female body builders I know would shred that thing with one pec flex.)

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Hawkman vs Hawkman.

Two posters.

Two Hawkmen.

In one corner, the legendary Joe Kubert version of Hawkman. Old school costume, giant chain mace, spiked knuckles… classic Hawk-style.

And in the other, the early 90s space Hawkman. Lots of armor. Big gold wings. Wolverine claws. Some big knife thing.

It’s not even close. This one’s old school all the way.

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DC Archives Lot.

You really can’t go wrong here. Not just because these are hardcover, fully restored, editions of classic comics, but also because of the possible savings. The DC Archive editions have a cover price of $49.95. Buying one from Amazon or something? That’s still about 40 bucks, give or take a couple. But this is EIGHT (count them, EIGHT) Archive Editions, starting at $39.99 with only one bid, and according to the description, many are brand new.

I highly doubt this will end anywhere near what it would be if you added up the price of each individual book, so no matter how you slice it this is going to be a great deal for somebody.



Let it snow, let it snow.

Given the recent weather, some snow themed entries seemed appropriate. Here’s three, all courtesy of DC. Which one’s coolest? I’m going to give the nod to Hawkman and his goggle wearing, bat-winged, mini abominable snowmen opponents. They’re just more creative than low level Bat-rogue The Sinister Snowman (a half yeti half man with Mr Freeze powers) and Superman’s more traditional white Bigfoot style opponent.



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