1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I'm a lawyer down in Miami, Florida who has long been a Green Lantern fan. Yes, I spent way too many hours as a child trying to figure out how to score a ring like the one owned by the guy in CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS. The character's ability to use willpower and imagination to overcome great odds always appealed to me.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite piece in my gallery is the title splash to GREEN LANTERN #7. Every hero is defined by his archenemy. Superman has Lex Luthor. Batman has the Joker. Green Lantern has Sinestro. This title splash is Sinestro's first appearance ever (he wasn't on the cover), while also being one of the earliest Silver Age Green Lantern pages known to exist. From the way the page is composed, with hero and villain facing off, it's almost as if Kane knew that Hal Jordan and Sinestro would spend an eternity locked in conflict.
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I've been collecting for two years. I'd been interested in collecting ever since I was a child, but couldn't get my dad to cough up the dough. Then, a few decades later, I stumbled across CAF, and my wallet was history.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I've got several pieces framed, though a number of them are in storage, in those awesome folders that Anthony Snyder sells.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
(1) A Silver Age Gil Kane GREEN LANTERN cover.
(2) Darryl Banks's cover to GREEN LANTERN #50 (v.3), where Hal Jordan became Parallax.
(3) The Neal Adams cover to GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #76. Even just seeing a picture of it would make me happy!
(4) The original art to the Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neill story "Tygers"-from TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS ANNUAL #2. Simply amazing.
(5) The cover to TALES OF THE GREEN LANTERN CORPS #1, by Brian Bolland. What a moment, what a page.
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