I bought this watch at Wal-Mart last year when
it went on sale. I had been eyeing it
for a while because of how nice it looked.
I just couldn’t believe that such a nice looking watch would be sold in
Wal-Mart of all places. In my opinion
this budget friendly no frills watch looked better than most exclusive, limited
and especially expensive watches that are released.
Released in February 1987 Batman Year One Part 1
issue #404 tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s first year as Batman. The story also simultaneously follows James
Gordon’s return to Gotham City. It’s
such a great story that follows the beginning of the friendship between Jim
Gordon and Batman as these men battle a corrupt city. I just love how their battle is not easy and
how they make mistakes along the way; learn from them and overcome obstacles
that eventually molds them into the heroic men they become.
I bought this particular issue a few years
ago. At the time a lot of magazines were
going out of print. This had me worried
that eventually all print magazines including comics would either go digital or
end production. That’s when I decided to
start buying popular comics as collector pieces (relics of the past). Thankfully the prices were still affordable
so I definitely had to get this issue of Batman and others. While I do love the story and can read it in
digital format, there’s definitely something special about holding the physical
copy in my hands. The smell of the pages, the ink that runs off my fingers, and
the vibrancy of the colors is something special that makes collecting older
comics nostalgic and worthwhile.
The SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment
System) mini will release on September 29th for $99.99. Nintendo has stated that it will be a limited
release and will stop production by the end of the year. While it might seem ridiculous to most that
Nintendo is making the SNES mini limited, you have to remember that Nintendo
has always made certain items limited since 1985. As a life-long Nintendo fan this has been
frustrating, but I understand it. Hype
Sells. Also, all these retro games will
eventually be sold on the Virtual Console (a service that lets you download
retro games onto modern consoles).