1 Timothy 1.18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well[tniv]
Any serious comic book collector could tell you that the world’s most expensive comic is DC’s Action Comics #1, released in 1938. Written by Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Joe Shuster, this book contained the first 12-page glimpse of the now iconic superhero – Superman. Originally sold in newsstands for a mere 10 cents, in today’s market a near mint copy of this comic is valued at $700,000 USD!
As a child I can remember my weekly trips to the local newsagent to pick up my copy of Superman’s latest adventure. There were many a times spent with the flashlight under the covers reading late into the night. As the years went by my collection continued to grow and expand, taking in other comic titles as well. For Father’s Day this year the family bought me a software package which catalogued comics. To my amazement I have well over 1000 comics!
There have been times over the years where I have been tempted to sell my comics but each time I come close, I get cold feet and decide that I can’t part with them. So now my collection sits gathering dust in plastic sleeves in cardboard boxes. Every now and again, I’ll pull them out, have a look through and reminisce about simpler times and recall childhood memories.
If we are not careful we can end up doing the same thing with prophetic words. We become... read more