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Doug Kallies Jr.
Works at Little Rapids Corporation
Attended Gillett High School
Lived in Oconto, WI
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Totally cool gift from some of my players! Thanks +Sike Mapleton, +Chuck Reimer, and +Peter Sidor!
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Awesome Tiamat especially with the new material coming.
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Fall color and waterfalls at Copper Falls State Park
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I am a comic book collector.  (In case someone on my Friend list doesn't know that.)

So, occasionally, I’ll decide to start buying issues of a given comic book series that I find available in the “Bargain Bins” at various comic book stores.  Back in the late 90s, one such series I decided to start grabbing was ROM the Spaceknight.  ROM was an action figure produced by Parker Brothers in the late 1970s, and the comic series was a licensed attempt by Marvel Comics to help promote that line of action figures.  This wasn’t strange.  In the 70s and 80s it was custom for comic books to be based off of licensed toy lines  Examples include Transformers, G.I. Joe, Micronauts, Shogun Warriors, PowerLords, Sectaurs, and of course…ROM, among others.

ROM was a SpaceKnight from the planet Galador, whose war with the evil Dire Wraiths spills over to Earth.  There, with the help of a human woman named Brandy Clark, the cyborg warrior continues his heroic fight against the intergalactic bad guys.  Strangely, the comic book series proved much more popular than the action figure itself, and the series outlasted the toy.  ROM became part of regular Marvel continuity, having encounters with mainstream characters such as the X-Men and the Avengers.  Nifty stuff.

Now, here’s how I collect this type of series:

Essentially, I grab issues I don’t have from these Bargain Bins whenever I come across them, slowly building up the collection.  Some are easier than others.  It all depends on when the books originally came out, how popular they were, how long the series ran, etc.  ROM ran from 1979 to 1986 for 75 normal issues with  4 additional king-sized annuals.  I typically won’t spend more than a buck on any given issue, usually less.  Until I get really close to a full collection that is.

Recently, I realized I was only missing one issue from a full run of the ROM series.  Issue 1.  So, I sent away for a copy from a comic shop in Texas, and it showed up today.  ($10.  Yep I'm a big spender.) So, I am now the proud owner of a complete run of ROM the SpaceKnight.  Is it worth a ton of money?  No.  However, I now have 79 issues of a cool quirky comic series to read and enjoy.

Coolness!
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Technically, per your words you are a "passionate" comic book collector.
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Bahahahahahaha
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London is apparently a Harry Potter fan....
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Actually Deathly Hallows pt. 1
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Fun at Potato River Falls with +Denise Kallies
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Auto Awesome photo of Potato River Falls.
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Auto awesome does some pretty cool stuff. Wish more people used G+ to see it... 
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I agree 100%
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Evil Hat?
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definitely evil hat.
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One of the best parts of the Christmas Season....Just sayin'.
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Sorry, while high on the list I would rank several things higher on the list.  Angelfood candy for one.
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Makes you want to play pathfinder.
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  • Little Rapids Corporation
    Desktop Support Manager, 2013 - present
  • Community Memorial Hospital
    2007 - 2013
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Oconto, WI - Oconto Falls, WI - Suring, WI - Gillett, WI - Green Bay, WI - West Allis, WI - Sullivan, WI
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A life-long comic book and D&D nerd.  Hopefully, I'll never change...
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  • Gillett High School
  • UWGB
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