Topic: Comic Book History
TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3296:
Yesterday I started pulling boxes from my collections and recent purchases to start processing for selling on my own 'Local Comic Book Shop', (LCBS), a.k.a. ComicBooksCircus.com. For listing there either before or after our year end vacation at the end of this month.
In a box of my Elvis collectibles was a photo album that I hadn't seen in years. Plus a photo of myself in 1977 at the Capitol Records Collectors Meet that I used to attend and sell at. I immediately scanned it and placed at my new Facebook Fan Page at Hamersky.com. That's the photo at the top left of this post.
I used to get up really early and arrive at the Capitol Records Collector Meet when it was still dark! Instead of setting up with tables, everyone basically sold out of the back of their car's trunk! Since I had a mini-pickup, a Ford Courier with a shell on the back, I just opened it up and sold from the tailgate.
Once while up there in Hollywood, we took a drive afterwards, and wound up seeing the Elvis Film Festival being shown at the Encore Theater in the area, as seen in the 2nd photo from the top left of this blog.
Another time, we went to Bel-Air, where Elvis had his 'Hollywood' home. Of course the gate was closed, but being the Elvis fan that I was, I had to stop and take a photo! (3rd pic from top left.)
Of course I also saw Elvis in concert several times, one of them being the November 1976 at the Anaheim Convention Center. A photo from that concert is shown at the top right. Plus the following article / review in the Los Angeles Times shortly afterwards. (YOU can see the newspaper clipping and any of the photos posted at top in larger size, by simply left clicking the pictures.)
So what does the above have to do with comics? Well... There are several comic book covers with Elvis on them. Many of those were once part of my comics collection!
Years later there were more comic books published about Elvis, after his untimely death on August 16th of 1977. I've published a couple of the better ones at the bottom right of this post.
As a matter of fact, back in October of 2009, I blogged about that Elvis Presley Experience comic book series being re-formatted into a graphic novel presentation, as seen in this link.
So, here was an instance of my appreciation for Elvis, his records, and his comics all neatly intertwined with my major collecting 'bug', that of still collecting comics during the mid-1970's!
In summary, I currently don't have any Elvis related comic books listed in my ROCK N ROLL comics aisle at my store, but I do have a few Elvis items in that Elvis store aisle. More to follow in the months to come, as I sort out what I'm keeping and what will be placed for sale!
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