Newsarama and DC Universe writer and reviewer Kathryn Calamia gives the Collectors Annual $5 Kickstarter campaign an awesome shout out! She ranks it #5 in the top ten Kickstarters for April! Thank you!
The relationship a comic book collector has with their longboxes can be just as deep and as meaningful as with one’s spouse or partner. If you’re lucky, you have someone that shares your passion for sequential art – – or at least mildly tolerates it. For comics fan and owner of California comic shop Hi De Ho Comics Eddie deAngelini, that relationship provided inspiration for his webcomic "Collectors" dealing with the ups and downs of sharing your love of comics with the one you love.
Cover to Cover Volume II: The Library of Eddie deAngelini. Collectors is spotlighted in this documentary series and Kristen and Eddie talk about what started and what makes the long running comic strip!
When it comes to being a comic collector, it’s a way of life. Eddie talks about his journey from collecting comics to creating them. Eddie recants how came up with the concept of Collectors. He also shares his journey growing up a comic book fan.
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.
Check me out! I'm featured on Bleeding Cool talking about everyone's favorite comic strip Collectors! Does this mean I've hit the big time? Does this mean Kristen will stop giving me the side eye every time I say something stupid? Does this mean you REALLY like me?!!
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.
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.
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