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BOBBY    ORIGINAL GONGSTER

A Collector on Newbury Comics

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Credit: Newbury Comics

A little background, I had a really great (albeit expensive) weekend. I celebrated my 23rd birthday on Thursday and spent the weekend buying stuff I like. On Saturday I bought a 4 foot tall Batman that I later put in the driver's seat and subsequently used the carpool lane on the way home.



Then on Sunday I walked into the Newbury Comics in Roosevelt Field Mall (the only one outside of New England by the way) and found the 3 figure pack from The New Batman Adventures' The Dark Knight Returns adaptation. An item I was lovestruck with when I saw it on eBay for twice as much, and needless to say, bought it immediately. 

I want to talk about the store. As a longtime Comics reader, I am somewhat new again, however to collecting figures/statues/etc. since my local store closed when I was like ten years old, so my experience might vary significantly from a more seasoned collector. Keep in mind I have only been to one of the 29 Newbury Comics locations. 

At this point Newbury has adapted from just a comics joint as its name suggests.There is a good deal of CD's and Band Tees present which is a clear attempt to get in on the Hot Topic/Spencer's market. At the Roosevelt Field location it is very prominent, taking up at least 70% of the large store, again I don't know if it is this present at other locations. Many do not take this well and I agree with them that it is unnecessary, but I don't think that this completely undoes the good that it does as being an introduction to potential new fans. 

The verdict is that there are way better options and just a quick search of what local comic stores are by you will reveal them. However, I do recommend Newbury as a "gateway drug" to newer collectors and newer comic readers. It's just one of those things that are better in theory than in practice. You sometimes get a good deal as in my case and it also may save you a trip if you're at the mall and they have something you need as Comic stores are literally few and far between these days. 

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BOBBY
Bobby Chrisafis is an aspiring Comic Artist and Writer who idolizes Batman and has always cited Frank Miller as his favorite Writer and Artist since the first time he laid down The Dark Knight Returns and realized his calling. He was euphorically happy when he finally met his hero, Mr. Miller (see profile picture). Outside of comics, he is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Oakland Raiders. He also loves Punk Rock and listening to it way too loud.
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