May 2 is Free Comic Book Day


Free Comic Book Day is here (Saturday, May 2nd), so get yourself to your nearest comic book store and inquire about participation and rules.  On the website, you can insert your zip code and find a local shop as well as learn about which comics will be available.

The idea behind Free Comic Book Day, which was introduced in 2002,  is to help introduce newcomers to Comics, most notably children and thus encourage literacy and healthy participation in the hobby of reading and collecting comic books.

Published in: on May 2, 2009 at 9:40 am  Comments (1)  
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Why so serious?

DC Comic The Joker, custom Studio molding frame, matted with first-day issue stamps and postmarks. 11 X 14 $150

DC Comic' The Joker, custom Studio molding frame, matted with first-day issue stamps and postmarks. 11" X 14" $150

Where’s Batwoman?

DC Comics' Batwoman is out and she can be yours from NW Limited...History in Vogue

Diversity is not a new concept.
It is reflected in the popular arts, as well as much of what we now consider historic events:
Also known as DC Comics’ Batwoman, Kathy Kane has been around since 1956. 
Interestingly enough, her arrival was meant to help dispel rumors of homosexuality in their Batman character.  By bringing a female love interest into the storyline, it was hoped that her presence would end all speculation of Batman’s gender preference.  
Kathy/Batwoman continued to make appearances up until September of 1979, when she was killed by the Bronze Tiger.
Fast forward to 2006: Kathy Kane returns, as a lipstick lesbian!  Ironic?
As we know, art imitates life, and vice versa.  
History is made in the expression of a changing society.

DC Comics' Batwoman framed matted with USPS DC Comics postage stamps and postmark. Great gift!
11″ X 14″ DC Comics Batwoman #30 (click on image for a larger version)
First-day-issue stamps and postmarks from the USPS make her part of a very exclusive, limited edition:

Now you know why Batwoman is the perfect example of “History in VogueTM“!
Make her yours: bill@nwlimited.com or 503-338-6056
If you’re into new things (to us!), purchase our Etsy shop (still under construction, but Batwoman’s there):
Batwoman #30 at Etsy (ready for immediate shipping)
Links:
Batwoman Hero returns as lesbian BBC News
Batwoman’s other secret identity turns heads CNN.com
The Bride Wore (Oregon’s Domestic Partnership Law)

Here comes the sun, and I say…

It’s alright!

Missed out on the pie in Portland? That’s not alright!
You can always redeem yourself, though!
Order big; pie travels well:
503-338-6056 bill@nwlimited.com

Published in: on April 12, 2008 at 9:13 pm  Leave a Comment  
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April is Comics Month

Portland Mayor Tom Potter declared April Portland Comics Month!
Head on over to the Stumptown Comics website to see a list of events, including the Portland Comic Book Show, where NW Limited…History in VogueTM can be found this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (middle island right side!!!)
A(nother) preview of what’s available for purchase:


DC Comics Supergirl #12 by NW Limited
features first-day-of-issue stamps and postmarks for DC Comics and Comic Con
$150 and she’s yours.

Just watch out for the marvel(ous) Batman autographed by both Christian Bale and Katie Holmes, stars of Batman Begins.
As always, you can call (503-338-6056) or email bill@nwlimited.com, we take plastic and we ship anywhere.  We’ve even been known to take requests.

Published in: on April 11, 2008 at 8:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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A (Super)man divided

Time-Warner has been ordered to share control of the Superman copyright with the surviving heirs of Superman’s creator Jerome Siegel.
Siegel and his partner Joseph Shuster sold the rights to Superman (for $130, thank you!) in 1938 to DC Comics.  That contract expired in 1999. 
As of Wednesday, March 27, justice has been served, and Siegel’s wife and daughter will now receive an undetermined share of the profit from the man of steel’s copyright.
Superman would be proud.


Superman as portrayed by Brandon Routh in “Superman Returns” which grossed $200 million dollars domestically. 
“Superman Returns” is one of the movies which may be affected by the judgment. 
Future films are also subject to sharing.  
Those that star Superman include another sequel and a “Justice League of America” movie.

Link:
Time-Warner ordered to share Superman rights (L.A. Times)
Judge’s ruling affects future “Superman” films (Fanhost Network)
Ruling gives heirs a share of copyright (NY Times)

The Incredible Hulk

The trailer is in theaters this weekend!
Slated for release June 13, the movie stars Edward Norton, Liv Tyler and Tim Roth.
The big, buff, green guy is back.
He’s been a Marvel Comics favorite since May of 1962, when he first appeared.


Marvel Comics Hulk #11 in an edition of 20 framed with first-day-issue stamps and postmarks by NW Limited…History in VogueTM
This piece also features original tag art by Brian Komm
-SOLD- (inquire as to availability)
503-338-6056 or bill@nwlimited.com

The Tao of Wow…

Wow is a word that crosses language barriers; there is no mistaking what it means.
For those that aren’t so sure:

wow 1 (wou) Informal
interj.
Used to express wonder, amazement, or great pleasure.
n.
An outstanding success.
tr.v. wowed, wow·ing, wows
To have a strong, usually pleasurable effect on: a performance that wowed the audience.

We specialize in “WOW“.
For giving or getting, NW Limited…History in VogueTM is in a class by itself.
Book your ticket : Email bill@nwlimited.com or call 503-338-6056 

See us this weekend at America’s Largest Collectible & Antique Show in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Expo Center just off I-5 near Delta Park/Jantzen Beach.

Hang Ten

Silver Surfer junkie?
We have the fix:


Silver Surfer “Requiem” set of four 11″ X 14″ featuring variant covers.
$500 earns you the set.
Each matted, framed comic features the first-day-issue stamps and postmarks,
as well as a duplicate, minty-fresh comic in the back sleeve, for reading/collecting.bill@nwlimited.com  or 503-338-6056