The first comic book I ever read was written by Stan Lee. As a kid in the 1970s, I knew no different. His name was on all of the coolest characters: Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, Daredevil and The Hulk, to name only a few. In the late seventies, Pocket Books published a line of digest size paperbacks reprinting all of the early issues of Marvel’s greatest characters. It was my first introduction to comics as well as the giants who created many of the most popular characters and stories: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and Stan ‘The Man’ Lee. It was more than an introduction. It was an invitation into a world of heroes and villains, good and evil, and doing what’s right even when it makes everything in your life go wrong. I took that invitation and haven’t looked back.
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While super in their own right, as evidenced by the long lines awaiting their signatures, the creators of Spawn, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Deadpool, Punisher, etc., weren’t the real heroes of the Las Vegas Comic Con. Stan Lee was not even the man. That title went to a mild-mannered artist in a back booth, Eddie deAngelini. Read full article
Collector Eddie deAngelini from Los Angeles is the prime example of turning a hobby into a business venture. His commitment to comics for nearly his entire life has reaped more benefits that just fulfilling childhood wonderment.
Not convinced comics can be more than a hobby, pastime, or form of entertainment? Just visit his own webcomic strip or his business venture into the resuscitation of the famous Santa Monica shop Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica CA. Read full interview
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