Thanks to recent Kansas weather, Major Spoilers EIC Stephen is dealing with one of the collector’s worst nightmares: Water damage.  When it comes to posters and comics, flooding is second only to fire in terms of destructive capacity, and I feel really bad about the sheer amount of cleanup that will certainly be involved.  My recent move led to a couple of losses (primarily my full-length Iron Maiden ‘Somewhere In Time’ poster) that make me sad, but no lost treasures of that magnitude.  Even though a collection is only an assemblage of things, there’s always an psychological and emotional toll at having to throw out things that you worked to collect, leading to today’s water-soaked query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is extremely paranoid about comics and water, but is still a little bummed at the loss of my Led Zeppelin shirt, purchased at a record store thirty years ago, asking: Which of your lost treasures do you feel the loss of the worst?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Posted on one of the Facebook status updates that I lost almost my entire D&D, AD&D, and AD&D 2nd edition books, among other things, in a flood years back. I’ve since reconstituted most of the collection but there’s one book that I haven’t replaced. That’s the one that I miss most; the original “Deities and Demigods” printing.

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