Saturday, October 17, 2009

Geppi's Museum part 1

Last week Kate and I went to Baltimore for the Diamond Comics retailer summit, but mostly as an excuse to visit another city we hadn't been to and finally check out Geppi's Museum. Geppis's Museum houses a fraction of Steve Geppi's comic / pop culture collection and there are priceless artifacts of the comic book medium and pop culture in every turn you take in this 17,000 square feet, amazing building. Steve Geppi is the owner of Diamond Comics, the main distributor for the comic book industry.
Geppi's Museum focuses mostly on original comic book (and comic strips) art and has a very nice collection of rare classic comics in its collection, but it also showcases other relics of pop culture, such as toys and movie posters from yesteryear.
I seriously got chills just being in the midst of these comics from the dawn of American comics (Action Comics #1 is from 1938). The presentation of everything on display at Geppi's Museum is of the highest caliber. I'd seen some photos of this museum when it first opened, but like most anything, just seeing a photograph comes nowhere close to seeing everything in Geppi's Museum in person.

A Superman Muscle Building Set!! How many of these do you think still exist in any condition!? As a reminder, if you click on any photo on my blog, that photo will enlarge to full screen size (ah, what a marvelous age we live in).


Red She Said said...

Ha ha the Superman muscle building set is so awesome! I can only imagine the smile that must have brought to a little boy's face.

clint said...

I got one! The chart and certificate are in mint with no writing on them.

Happy New Comics Wednesday 7/18/18 - Life of Captain Marvel, Magic Order #2 (we still have #1 too!), conclusion of Infinity Countdown, Justice League edition!

 Hope all of my friends going to the San Diego Comic-Con this week have a GREAT time!