Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hardcase Motor City Comic Con

Getting so, so close now … I think the toughest book I have left on my checklist is the Firearm Ultra 5000. Especially since I just got this book for about $15 on eBay (more than I would usually spend, but what the heck?)

I was a little disappointed to crack it open and find out that there is no story, just black and white promo pages. Oh well …

Mantra 2 in the polybag

Oh, I’m getting pretty close now. There are just a few books left on my checklist, and this was one of them.

Picked it up for a couple of bucks on eBay. I don’t think it’s rare, I just had to wait for a cheap one to show up. Unless there is actually a Freex 2 in a polybag (I have never seen one but it would not surprise me), this finishes up all the bagged books on my checklist. That just leaves a couple of ashcans, a couple of minor variants and the Firearm Ultra 5000 to finish this quest. That’s because I also picked up this book, another one that doesn’t show up very often.

It was thrown in with another auction as a freebie, wasn’t even listed in the main auction. So that’s nice.

10,000 blammos

Not that it’s a big deal, but this blog just had it’s 10,000th page view (our site at my office can get that many page views in a few minutes just by putting “Tim Tebow” in the headline). WordPress lets you see a lot of information about your visitors although it’s all just generalities. One of the cool features lets you see what people typed into search engines to reach your blog, and how many times that happened.

Here are the most popular searches for Ultraverse Flashback. There were a bunch of searches done once or twice, almost too many to list. Thanks for reading!

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Short stack of signed cards

This was another one of those weird eBay auctions. Somebody was selling about 60 different cards from the Ultraverse Masterpieces set, and they were all signed by the artist (Dave Dorman).



They were broken into groups of 10, selling for a few bucks each. I put in bids on a couple, and that’s how I ended up with these.

Some dude probably brought the guy a huge stack of cards to sign at a convention. I’ve never met him but he must be pretty nice to sit there and sign them all. I get stuff signed every now and then at conventions but I couldn’t imagine bringing more than a few items.

Anyway, too bad he had to put in that kind of effort just for these cards to wind up on an auction site (nothing wrong with the seller doing that, it’s certainly his right).

Prime 4 in the polybag

One more book knocked off my checklist.

This was actually a pleasant surprise. I’ve been gathering up all my Ultraverse stuff and found this book mixed in with the rest. Didn’t even know I had it.

Now I am down to just a few left to finish off my checklist, and nothing too crazy apart from that “Ultraverse Secrets” book that is so hard to find.

There are two version of Prime 4, though … the other cover has Prototype. I’ve never seen one in the polybag but have been told they exist. So maybe that one will be pretty tough, too. Or maybe I have one stuck in a box somewhere … gotta get more organized!

Ghoul in action

I knew this was around here somewhere.

He was hard to find since he was in the coffin, which is a great accessory.