CGC Journals

 

My White Whale

I’m sitting here contemplating whether to open the box I just received from Fed-Ex. Last year I submitted two copies of New Mutants 58 to run the gauntlet. This gauntlet of course went through the process of pressing and then grading. I only chose two copies to submit out of some thirty odd assortment of the same issue. I did this with the hope I could finally achieve every single issue in a 9.8 between 1 and 100.  This has not been easy.    The box in question currently sits on my tab

Tnerb

Tnerb

03/25/2019

 

Tales from the Comic Box: Rookie Adventures in Buying/Selling & Setting Up at Shows

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&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

Wall-Crawler

Wall-Crawler

04/10/2016

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03/23/2019

 

The Death and Return of Superman Multiple Printing Saga

I found The Death of Superman TPB at Kroger in early 1994, I was 11 going on 12, this was the beginning of my journey in this wonderful hobby. I had heard of this death of Superman 'event' but I was so late to this party that it was over, "Doomsday!", "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Superman!", ancient history by '94. After I got The Death of Superman TPB I searched out issues for  "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Superman!," not an easy task for a kid with no job (or allowance

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/17/2019

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03/18/2019

The Crimebusters #120 update: Steranko and the Soviet montage theory

In the latest entry of my production blog, I give a prgoress report and share some line work in progress for page 4, along with a discussion of some of my storytelling influences. Enjoy! https://crimebustercomics.com/2019/01/10/progress-update-steranko-and-the-soviet-montage-theory/ Here's a look at page 4, in process, which you may notices has a Steranko influenced layout with the sequence of small panels (which will be dialogue free when I get to that point).  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

01/10/2019

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03/18/2019

 

The Crimebusters #120 update - font choice and finished artwork!

In the latest entry of my production blog on the first issue of The Crimebusters, which is my continuation of Chuck Chandler's adventures from Boy Comics, I discuss font choices, and I also give a preview of the first finished page! I have the linework and dialogue complete for all 30 pages, so now I'm just inking and shading the book, and it will be done! https://crimebustercomics.com/2019/03/17/font-madness-plus-a-project-update/   here's a look at the completed first page!

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

03/17/2019

 

C2E2

March 10 2019   With C2E2 two weeks away and as of right now I am planning on dropping some books off to get graded and I am still trying to decide how many books I would like to get graded and what books to get graded. Maybe I would say that I would want all of them graded but I must pick and choose which ones I would prefer over others. Do i choose items that are going to go up in value over time due to movies/tv shows, do I choose ones that I like just because of the cover, or do I

David Milner

David Milner

03/10/2019

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03/15/2019

 

Brave and the bold 28

This is a friend of mines book. It was already a gorgeous copy. However there was in issue in lower left of front cover that went through entire book. Not many pics on this one and forgot to take a pic of back cover where denting was as well. Got everything out and big improvement for an already awesome book. 

wolverine180

wolverine180

03/05/2019

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03/15/2019

 

WW 200 For Under $200

Won this yesterday in the Comic Link auction. A good dollar/points ratio as this book is worth 450 on the registry. A nice cover by Jeff Jones, though his 199 cover is much better. That one I've submitted to be slabbed, should come back a very high grade. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/02/2019

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03/05/2019

 

The Breaking of the Bat - The 9.8 SS Knightfall set!

This was, in my comic collecting life, the very last "multi-part series within a series" in Batman that I ever bought new. Comics had gone up to $1.25, and it was getting very spendy (hey...it was 1993!) I had gotten a bit burned out with comics after Death of Superman several months sooner, and I was wondering if I should keep buying new stuff. I actually missed the first few parts, so I had to get #488-494? #495? as "back" (still on the shelves) issues, but I got back on the train with #4

RockMyAmadeus

RockMyAmadeus

02/24/2019

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03/03/2019

Bazinga

Just thought I would start a journal showing any pickups of comics or sundries  All nonsense encouraged  

Azkaban

Azkaban

07/24/2018

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03/03/2019

 

Watch my slab collection grow from scratch to BIG $$$ scratch!

I am going to have to live with that thread title, but whatever! I have decided the correct term for me, besides original comic art collector, is comic reader. I don't collect comics so much as store the ones I read. I bought some Moebius comics the other day off ebay and when I opened the package I realized these were now the nicest comics in my collection, almost without a doubt. So collecting high grade comics was never my thing. Yes, I grabbed some comics second hand along the way, incl

Bird

Bird

01/19/2015

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03/02/2019

 

The 9.8 SS X-Men #94-143 Odyssey

This has been a set that has long been a dream of mine. Batman is my favorite single character in comics; the X-Men are my favorite team. I don't know how much of that is due to the fact that, when I first got into comics, X-Men, especially from the Bronze Age, were "out of reach" expensive. GS #1? X-Men #94? Yeah, ok. Not going to happen. But, as I slowly filled out my collection, I tended to buy more and more copies of X-Men...starting with the "cheap" #150-ish to #260. I think my first B

RockMyAmadeus

RockMyAmadeus

02/15/2019

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02/24/2019

 

The 9.8 SS Image Portacio Puzzle Complete!

Again, a little backstory: while these aren't the very first multi-cover panels pieces to exist (that honor would go to Unity 2 years prior), this is the first VARIANT set produced. At the time, as some may know, Image was incredibly late with everything. It had become so bad, the distributors forced Image to make their product returnable...unheard of in the Direct market! So, yeah, it took a while for this set to come out. The first two were Deathblow #5 and Kindred #3. At the time, K

RockMyAmadeus

RockMyAmadeus

02/22/2019

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02/22/2019

 

My road to success (Moving Update 2)

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

uchiha101

uchiha101

12/15/2014

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02/21/2019

The Walking Dead by Image - Issue #100

Following my journal opener which covered The Walking Dead #1, this entry covers the issue with the second-most variant covers (20) in this series - #100. The Walking Dead (TWD) issue #100 (July 2012) shipped with a total of 20 variant covers and had a total order of 379,000 copies. This made it the largest selling single comic of the 2010s decade, the #2 highest ordered comic of the 21st Century so far, and the #1 comic of the century for Image Comics. A special chromium wrap-around cover

StephenWA

StephenWA

02/17/2019

The Crimebusters #120 update: Asking for Trouble part 3

I've been having a lot of health issues recently, which has slowed me down some. But I am still plugging away - just finished the linework for page 24, and am beginning the linework for page 25 (out of 30). My goal at this point is to have all the linework done, as well as all the (first draft) dialogue and word balloons done, by the end of the month. I am still aiming to have the whole thing complete for a May 1st kickstarter launch, but we will see.  Here's the latest blog entry: htt

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

02/15/2019