I don’t know if anyone else feels nostalgic about the early nineties when Jim Shooter was involved with Valiant. My first encounter with Valiant was the first issue of Archer and Armstrong. At the time I had just finished collecting Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X story in Marvel Comics Presents, I think that is the title, and wanted more of this artist. Collecting comics has been a small passion of mine since the local trash man all those years ago rescued a number 1 of Rom the space knight from
Won this just now in the Comic Link auction. A book that has jumped up in registry points recently - 750, to be exact. Don't know if the character will be appearing again in the movies. I'm just happy to have all those points. I had a CGC 9.4 up until three years ago, then sold it. That one had crm/ow pages, so I've managed an upgrade here. Got it for under $400 too. Enjoy.
Picked this up from Comic Connect yesterday. The beginning of the alien war saga courtesy of Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. The most valuable Marvel book featuring Neal's artwork. Would have preferred a higher grade, but one buys what one can afford. Eight more Adams books to go. Enjoy.
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
I have been building up my collection with what I thought was slowly but surely lol. I really did lie to myself! And I thought by the numbers that I could make lots of money selling slabs from a collection...enough to completely pay for the collection and remodel the office to the ultimate nerd display room. So far here is what has really happened....
As I went through finding books to have graded it occurred to me that I could press my own books and save a TON of money. So I put about $250
When I sent my first package to CGC way back in early January, I had no idea how much things would change because of this pandemic. Both Marvel and DC have canceled titles as well putting remaining issues of titles on digital format...which I don't do. My comic pull list has decreased alot which is sad. I find myself wondering which will be the next set of comic books that I will want to preserve a tad longer than just boarding/bagging them. It has become a crazy world. The following pictu
I'm back with three more videos from my YouTube channel.
First up, a look at some of my books about comics:
Next, it's an Ask Me Anything, where I answer viewer-submitted questions about everything under the sun, but mostly comics:
And finally, another back issue haul video, with some more new acquisitions, including a batch of Archie books purchased here on the boards! Plus: the thumbnail image is an homage to Gil Kane!!
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
A new journo about my Covid-19 'I made a thing' and how I I'm going to spend my stimulus money on sneakers and try and sell a pair for $3k within one year.
I kinda want to try this... I've got a bit of time, I've got the feels RE writing / learning a new collectible field on the fly so here goes!
Maybe I can get the lady to write on influencer culture in the time of Covid-19.
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,
I'm just about done sending out the rewards to everyone who backed The Crimebusters #2 on Kickstarter — I'm hoping to get the last rewards shipped out this week — so I've finally returned to the drawing board to begin drawing issue #3.
Here's a look at the Kickstarter exclusive legacy number variant cover for the third issue (#122 in this case with the numbering continued from Boy Comics), which is an homage to the work of Alphonse Mucha:
The New Mutants
As it was with collecting comic books, it was the New Mutants that drew me into the grading community. I was new and naive. I did not get the small intricacies between a 9.8 and a 9.6. I didn’t realize what a trimmed cover was or how you could tell if a book was restored, But over the years I have learned that as much as I have learned there is still so much more to absorb.
I met Bagofleas through the registry, as I did others, but it was the New Mutants set that
Like to create a La Pieta set with comics like these: I think this is a very interesting list. I am sure there are tons of others that I am missing.
1.) Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #128 (Superman holding Lois)
2.) Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #102 (Superman holding Lois)
3.) Batman Vol 1 #613 (Batman holding Catwoman)
4.) The Brave and the Bold #105 (Batman holding Wonder Woman)
5.) Detective Comics Vol 1 #569 (Joker holding Catwoman)
6.) Detective Comics V
Hey there, friends!
I made another YouTube video that I thought might be of interest to some of you. Since I started working on my self-published comic The Crimebusters a couple years ago, I've had a lot of questions about the process. I know many comic fans dream of making their own comics! So I decided to make a video that goes into as much detail as I could think of about every step of the creative process, from just being a fan, to unboxing the latest completed issue.
It's very lo
I know this isn't a comic book, but a lot of comic book stores are subsidizing their customer base by adding these to their store models.
When I owned a gaming store I found it to be very expensive to purchase terrain to field the gaming tables. Now, even though I no longer own a store, my teenage son likes to play and it is time well spent. I began researching how to make my own terrain and have even sold some of them. I have experimented with multiples was on doing this with multiple ingr
I've added a couple new YouTube videos to my channel.
In this one, I go off the rails discussing Roy Lichtenstein:
And in this one, I explain why Jughead vol. 2 #89 is a personal grail even though almost nobody else has ever heard of it:
I've been building the perfect beast that is my CGC Death and Return of Superman set, going on 12 years now. My set is an assemblage of subsets, including the "Doomsday!" and "Reign of the Supermen!" chapters, along with all the multiple printings of the various issues, Platinum Editions (Superman #75, Adventures of Superman #500), and Collector's Editions.
Another subset, or beast, is the "Funeral for a Fried" chapter, a collection of nine books that tell the story of a world without
Another book with Neal Adams cover work that I picked up on ebay today. Issue 233 is regarded as the classic Superman Adams cover, but I like this one just as well. And a beautiful looking 9.4 at that. Enjoy.
I’ve recently acquired a new piece for my CGC Death and Return of Superman set, Superman #v2 #73 (11/92). This book completes a set of four, which serves as a bookend to a much larger set. Why? The four Superman titles cover dated November 1992 each contained a teaser page, the last page, warning us that "Doomsday is coming!"
While the stories for each of these books had nothing to do with the forthcoming "Doomsday!" storyline, beginning in Superman: The Man of Steel #18 (12/92), the
My journey into this wonderful hobby began in early 1994, when I found The Death of Superman graphic novel at Kroger, I was 11 years old then. The graphic novel collected the seven issue storyline "Doomsday!", the comic book colors inside hooked me. I had heard of this “event” but I was so late to the party that it was over. The Death and Return of Superman story arc was a trilogy of storylines; "Doomsday!", "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Supermen!", all ancient history by '94. After I