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The annual Comic Con blew into Tyler this late October with a fury seldom seen in pop culture events. Of course it brought the usual assortment of celebrities, cosplayers, dealers and entertainers, but this year it also brought something less … Read the rest of this entry

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Rediscovering Pop Culture

I love pop culture. The first few decades of my life was spent discovering to various pop culture works that shaped my life. In music I began with Buck Owens, then discovered Paul Revere and the Raiders and someone it … Read the rest of this entry

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Ten Life Changing Albums

Those of us for whom collecting is a passion love to dissect the collecting events which shaped our lives. Obviously, for most of you reading this, those events would center around comic books or games of some sort. But before … Read the rest of this entry

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Dave’s Fanboy Sermon – Tragedy in Colorado.

Last Thursday night a number of Ground Zero customers gathered at the local theater for an advance screening of The Dark Knight Rises. My expectations were somewhat low as I am one of the few people who didn’t care for … Read the rest of this entry

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HOW TO SELL YOUR COMICS: On an average day at Ground Zero, we answer between eight and a dozen calls from people wanting to sell comics. In this weak economy, a large number of people are convinced they can grab … Read the rest of this entry

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Dave’s Fanboy Sermon #6 (Number One!)

They Have Our Number, And It’s The Number One! “Good Afternoon, Ground Zero Comics” “Hello. Uhmmm… Do you buy comics?” “Sometimes. Frankly, it just depends on the book. We have a lot of comics already, so we generally aren’t able … Read the rest of this entry

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Holiday Wishes

The holiday season is fully upon us and in several ways it feels better than it has in years. Oddly enough, we may have the lousy economy to thank for it. Certainly my family has done less Christmas shopping this … Read the rest of this entry

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Assigning a Grade

Investing in old comic books has been around for almost as long as comic fandom. As long as there are fans who want to find and aquire out of print comics, there will be people who are going to fill … Read the rest of this entry

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The Secret Origin Of Ground Zero!

I remember it like it was yesterday! I pulled up in front of my parents house. I was nervous, of course, who wouldn’t be? I knew, however, that I had to do this. I had to face them and quit … Read the rest of this entry

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Dave’s Fanboy Sermon #2 – Star Wars Memories

I was already a science fiction fan when the summer of 1977 rolled around. Star Trek had been cancelled eight years earlier, which to someone as young as I, was a very long time. There was little SciFi on TV … Read the rest of this entry

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