I decided to part with 15 books in my Justice League (2011) set which has held the #1 spot on the Registry for many years.
All are currently in ComicLink auctions, all but 1 are CGC 9.8, all but 1 contain Jim Lee art. Many are some of the few highest graded Signature Series, those are signed by the respective cover artists which include David Finch, Greg Capullo, Ivan Reis, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and an ultra-cool colored cover by Alex Sinclair.
These two issues are in ComicLink’s cu
CAPTAIN AMERICA #113 - It's all about the Art!
I bought this beat up copy for $7.50
I may have my issues with Steranko the 'person', but he certainly created some of the most memorable handful of issues ever made in comics. Probably no artist in history has less work that is more popular than Jim Steranko.
Captain America #113 was the third of 3 issues he did in 1969 - the first two #110 and #111 interrupted by the origin re
Won this in the recent Heritage auction. Also put in a bid for issue 77, but no luck there as I was outbid at the last moment. This one is insanely tough to find. The only other one I ever came across for sale was a 9.0 on ebay a little while ago. I wanted this one primarily because it features art work by Neal Adams, one of the last Warren magazines he worked on. Part of the Don Rosa pedigree collection.
I grew up in a small town in South Western Ontario, my friends and I used to do all sorts of activities from tunnel ratting through drainage pipes to good old fashioned street hockey, but what we really liked to do was collect.
We started collecting sports cards around the summer of 1987 and comics a few years later.
If I recollect correctly, the first comic book I had was Batman Annual 14 with TwoFace on the cover.
Sadly, over the years My friends and I drifted apart,
Won this in the current Comic Link auction the other day. Taking a bit of a break from the Neal Adams books that I'm currently going after. Always admired the artwork of John Romita and this is one of my favorite covers of his. A very nice 9.0 that looks more like a 9.4.
The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - Too many cooks!
I bought this beat up copy for $4
Herb Trimpe did the cover for this (I really like Herb's run of covers on this book) but this is actually Part 2 of a two part story that Ayers and John Severin did the art on. John Severin is one of the few thin line inkers that I really like.
For some reason it took two people to write this, Roy Thomas and Mike Friedrich are credited, this just a
All-American Men of War #128 ($45.00 + shipping = $49.60)
All-American Men of War #5 ($9.99 + shipping = $14.49)
Battle #25 ($6.00 + shipping = $9.95)
All-American Men of War #2 ($25.00 + shipping = $28.95)
All-American Men of War #6 ($32.00)
Frontline Combat #5 ($70.00)
Battle Stories #4 + U.S. Marines in Action #2 + Battle Action #12 + Combat Casey #10 + All-Ame
You too can start a comic business!
Basic Journal to note my experiences buying and selling comics. Your mileage may vary if you replicate or emulate any of my experiences. But the enjoyment I've gotten out of this hobby and how I've approached it is something I thought I'd share.
First, a little background. I collected back issues in the mid 1980s mostly in the Boston area spending my paper route money on 1960s Spidermans and 1970s Xmen. I won't bore you with those details but formative
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
And so the collecting of books with Neal Adams covers continues. One of the very first, if not the first of his covers on a Superman title. Not too easy to find this particular issue either. Adams would continue to do the Lois covers for the next 16 books. What with doing the cover work on Superman, Action, Jimmy Olsen, Adventure, the Batman titles etc. - one wonders where he found the time to do all this. Enjoy.
ARCHIE ANNUAL #24 - Length and Suggestiveness!
I bought this ok looking copy for $4
This 48 page Annual came out in 1972 and features a couple of 'Still going strong Harry Lucey' stories, though it sports a humorous Dan DeCarlo cover. (See what I did there?) Lucey was in the last couple of years of working for Archie Comics, retiring in 1976 with Archie Comics #254 (July 1976) after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Inker Chic Stone completed the ar
The STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES:
The THING #13 - Dr. Strange had a Brother! (Or Did He?)
Everything I'm about to tell you is untrue, except this: This story was done by Steve Ditko two years before he ever worked at Marvel (as a freelancer for 16 stories), and five years before he worked there regular AND two years before he ever did a story with Stan Lee (it was a Western) and five years before he ever did a story with Stan Lee that was horror/scifi themed.
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
SUPERBOY and the LEGION of SUPER-HEROES #197 - Dress for Success!
I bought this beat up copy for $4.00
Nothing against Cary Bates, who... wrote some decent stuff for DC Comics in his long career there (sold a few stories at the age of 13, wrote regular beginning in 1970 at age 17, and stayed until 1986). But this is all about the creativity of Dave Cockrum.
Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes was monthly, except for Ma
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
They finally released a TPB of the Detective Comics run bridging the gap between issues #993 and #1000. Once upon a time, I intended on collecting all of the single issues for the Rebirth of this DC title (ditto for Action Comics).
As a designer, I also created a Captain America shield range target. It's noice. Gonna hit some today at lunch.
Face 2 Face - Drama, Netflix Frost/Nixon - True Story, NowTV
Family Blood - Horror, Netflix Fruitvale Station - True Story, Netflix
Family, The - Comedy, Action, Netflix Fundamentals of Caring - Drama, Netflix
Fast Color - Sci-fi, Netflix Funhouse, The - Horror
Father of the Year - Comedy, Netflix Funhouse Massacre, The - Horror, Netflix
Fear of 13
Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) - Documentary, Netflix
Easy Money - Comedy, Netflix
Eddie the Eagle - Biopic, NowTV
Eight Men Out - Biopic, Netflix
Eli - Horror, Netflix
Elizabeth Harvest - Horror, Netflix
Endless, The - Sci-fi, Netflix
Enlighten Us - Documentary, Netflix
Enough - Thriller, Netflix
Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars - Documentary
Escape Plan 2: Hades - Action, Netflix
Escape Plan 3 - Action, NowTV