1. Please tell us a little about yourself.
I have collected comic books for almost 40 years. When I was young I would go shopping with my mother and aunt at the local five and ten. My mother would buy me some comic books so I would behave.
2. Which piece in your gallery is your favorite?
My favorite piece is the cover to All-Star Squadron #36, I am a big JSA fan and loved this run. This beautiful cover is done by the team of Rich Buckler and Jerry Ordway and features Captain Marvel (under Nazi control) laying a beating down on Superman while the Squadron comes to his aid. I love reading all the little notes written on the cover about character placement and etc…
3. How long have you been collecting comic art and what prompted you to start?
I bought my first piece, the cover to Avengers #269, for $75.00 at a comic convention at the Hotel Pennsylvania (across from Madison Square Garden) in NYC in the late 80s. I really didn't start collecting artwork until 2004. I went to a little comic convention in New Jersey, I received my first sketch from an up and coming artist by the name of Ethan Van Sciver. It was of the Captain Marvel foe, Captain Nazi. He put such beautiful detail in the piece I became hooked on collecting more artwork. I am a big JSA fan and have been lucky in the following years to deal with many artists and get pieces from them.
4. How do you display/store your collection at home?
I store most of my collection in Mylar in a climate controlled room, I also have a few pages that I have framed and have hung them on my walls.
5. What are your top five most wanted original pages or commissions?
I am always looking for splash pages of Geoff Johns run of JSA #1-10 or any pages from issue #56 but if we are talking about unlimited funds, any of these would be a welcome addition to my collection.
1. Captain America #253 page 32 the last page splash by John Byrne and Josef Rubinstein, loved Baron Blood taking on Cap.
2. Justice League of America #203 cover by George Perez and Dick Giordano. A big fan of the Royal Flush Gang. I lost out on this piece a few years ago. It still stings.
3. Uncanny X-Men #139 page 32 last page splash by John Byrne and Terry Austin. A great splash page of the Wendigo attacking Nightcrawler.
4. Daredevil #158 (cover) by Frank Miller and Josef Rubinstein. Deathstalker taking on DD. Nuff said!
5. 2000AD #224 (the splash of the dark Judges) by Brian Bolland. Brian made these characters living nightmares.
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