ok…heres why I am a slithering mass of anger right now. I collect comic books, more importantly, I collect everything that Frank Miller has ever produced (a real talent I assure you). Last September, I got a life wish to meet the man personally in a drawing where he personally signed things for about 50 people (out of something like 2000). I got him to sign 3 things, a poster, a comic book, and a limited edition Heavy Metal Magazine where he did the cover.
Anyway, come today I had framed the poster the comic book, and was going to frame the magazine today. I went out and purchased the frame and mounting case and was looking forward to framing and hanging it. So I get home and my girlfriend wants food and says she will mount it for me while I am out. I go out and come back with food and scream. She has RIPPED THE COVER OFF THE MAGAZINE AND MOUNTED THAT, therby making it both worthless and hard to find (impossible with a signature). This is like having a painting and cutting out a part of it. I am still in a state of shock.
Look, I know she did it on accident and she feels real bad about it. But I am beyond the pale right now, because this was a real real personal treasure to me. I just cannot believe that someone who knows what comic book collecting is all about could do something like this.
Look, I just needed to vent. I am not mad at her. I am optimistic in finding another copy and even getting Mr Miller to sign it but as the saying goes, the best way to work through a crisis is to talk about. Sorry about talking your ear off.