Doug: For those of you who don't live in the States, tomorrow is Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Since Karen's a working stiff year 'round, and I have the luxury of teaching, I've only been back to school for two weeks. But hopefully we've all been able to take a vacation or at least a short holiday to recharge, spend time with family and friends, etc. Today, not only leave a comment about those travels of yours, but if you just happened to come into any comics-related goodness along the past three months, let us know!
Doug: I had a pretty busy summer. It began with teaching three weeks of economics in summer school. That, however, was broken up by a one-week training for teaching reading, which is a big focus in my high school. In July I spent 10 days in Washington, DC at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum attending meetings and facilitating two national teacher institutes. And then in August our family spent nine days on the road with a trip to Walt Disney World the main attraction on the voyage. In the midst of all of that, I did manage to score three volumes of Marvel Masterworks: X-Men, Volume 7 (featuring the Beast's Amazing Adventures run), Inhumans, Volume 1 (featuring their own Amazing Adventures run), and Marvel Masterworks Volume 141 featuring the Jungle Action run of the Black Panther. I also snagged the first volume of the Chronicles of Conan -- Barry Smith's inaugural issues on the title. So, a busy several weeks, but with lots of smiles.
Detective Comics #496 - Don Newton art
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