Whew, that was a cool experience. When I started back in January with sending my comicbooks down to Florida to get them graded, the idea of getting any them signed wasn't in my tunnel vision. With the pandemic hitting, things changed. Including 5 books that will be normally graded/slabbed, I have a total of 26 books that will be preserved a tad longer than just being bagged/boarded. In fact, I can hang some of them on my barren walls. If there are no signature distractions next year, I hop
I'm hard at work on The Crimebusters #3, so I thought I would share a sneak preview up the upcoming issue. Here's the first three pages. The forums here are compressing them slightly, so they look a tetch fuzzy, but don't worry, they are crisp and clear in real life.
The Death and Return of Superman saga is so 90s, and also credited with the beginning of the publishing gluttony that paved the way for the market crash later in the decade. One such 90s thing about this set is the number of "Collector's Editions" released. I have most of these and enjoy them, but it has been frustrating finding them graded. These editions crowed just about every comic shop in America but I never see any raw 9.8 candidates. Most of the graded examples are also listed with high B
It's been a little while since I posted an update, because I've been too busy doing stuff to talk about the stuff I've been doing!
Since this is the CGC forum, I'll start with a video I made about the process of trying to submit my own comic, The Crimebusters, to CGC. Let's just say it's been very confusing, to the point where multiple CGC reps have seemed almost as confused as I am.
The main point of confusion seems to be that CGC has divided their services into two totally separate a
Marvel Australian Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Marvel Australian Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of January 1991 and November 1996.
Australian Price Variants (APVs) were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you would like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:
Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Marvel UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of May 1960 and December 1981 inclusive.
UK Price Variants were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you would like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:
A noble quest to build an Amazing Spider-Man collection
As my board name suggests, I am a Spider-Man fan. I have been since I was a youngster. I started actually collecting at around age 14. Pushing 40 now - Where does the time go? I basically took 7-8 years off from the hobby though, from right after high school all the way through university and didn't start really again until about 2004/05.
Once I got back into the hobby, I checked out a bit of everything but I also decided to
This thread will be about my journey to the million dollar comic and the struggles, failures and successes that come with it since many boardies requested it I will not longer post my transactions but try what revat said . I also have a bunch of inspirational people two of them being Walt Disney and Steve Jobs because I want to be the next rags to riches story not to the degree of Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I want to make a million dollars buying and selling a comic and making enough money wi
Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Charlton UK Price Variants (UKPVs) that I have found hiding between the cover dates of 1960 and December 1963 inclusive.
UK Price Variants were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:
Adventures and musings about Buying, Selling and setting up at Conventions and Shows
I participated in my first ever show last October. You can read about it here: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&amp;Number=8903742#Post8903742
I was pleased with my sales, it was an excellent learning experience and most importantly, I had a great time. I must have did "ok" as I was invited back by the show organizers.
In my town, there use to be a larger two day
REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN!
The third act of the Death and Return of Superman saga. Beginning with Adventures of Superman #500 (June 1993) four men appear bearing the Superman emblem, but is anyone of them Superman resurrected?
Each creative team for the four Superman titles had their own ideas on how Superman could return. The editorial decision at the time was to use all four ideas, with four very different Supermen appearing in Metropolis.
The Four Supermen:
Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961)
Here is a summary of the Marvel Price Font Variations that I have discovered hiding between the dates of June 1960 and February 1961. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:
14 Price Font Variation issues are currently confirmed to exist
Here is a de
This was the second book I won in the last Comic Link auction, along with the ASM 71. Yet another Neal Adams cover, but interior work also. The purchase of these auction wins will be my last one for a while. I'm now on lay off from my job due to the Covid -19 crisis. I don't know how much of an impact this will have on the collecting industry, except to say that most books will now be going for lower prices than usual. I imagine several collectors will have to sell their cherished books to keep
It's been almost three years since I completed my set of 33 DC Bicentennial Comics but I wanted a challenge and a better set, all CGC 9.8 with White Pages.
Just before I got the last comic for the set, I was able to swap out a couple of issues with newer CGC 9.8 WP (Detective Comics and Justice League Of America). And, after completing the set, I was able to pick up four more CGC 9.8 comics (Claw, Our Fighting Forces, Richard Dragon, and Our Army At War).
The net result is six more CGC
Here's my latest batch of YouTube videos!
In this one, I go through a box of miscellaneous back issues I've picked up over the years for no real reason:
Here's a look at some foreign comics I have picked up as souvenirs on my travels:
In this one, I go through my run of Avengers #101-150:
And here's my latest group of new purchases:
Hello, friends! I've made a couple new videos I thought you might enjoy.
First, here's a look at the revolutionary storyline science fiction grandmaster Samuel R. Delany had planned for Wonder Woman, and how it got abruptly cancelled by DC after just one issue thanks to some very unexpected and highly ironic political interference:
And here's a look at some of the back issues I've been buying as retail therapy during the quarantine. This is part one of what look
So here we are at number one! It was kinda tricky to dig through the memory of the past 15 years and pick out the highlights. There are loads more but most were quick ebay buys and flips or lots on ebay where I maybe made a tiny bit and kept some random issues. I tried to showcase more interesting books and finds that resonated with me in some way. But, enough chatter...time for numero uno!
I wish this one had a bit better story but because it was a find and I consider it one of my prized p