CGC Journals

 

Behold The Mandroids!

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. Probably the hardest one to find in high grade among the Kree/Skrull war issues, due to the black picture frame cover. Although here we take a detour from that storyline, as our heroes battle the mandroids. Surprised to see that my winning bid was under $250. Six more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/25/2018

 

My First NEW Journal

Well, I can't seem to get the photo to display correctly, even though it shows correct before uploading, but here is my first new journal attempt. I tried to post earlier today, but the post never showed up...weird. Anyway, thank you to dreamtoreal1 for this sharp looking Iron Fist 14. I'm really looking forward to Ronnylama pressing it and then Chris Claremont signing it at ECCC this year. Hoping it comes back at least 9.2 but sometimes you never know. Hope everyone has a great year! Til n

surfer99

surfer99

01/03/2018

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04/22/2018

 

N.I.C.E. #38 June 1989

A few months into 1989 and Chuck's NICE newsletters expanded in size, mainly due to more book reviews and the large appetite in investing by comic collectors. All of that while Indie books were starting to cool off But that didnt stop Chuck from advising us on hot upcoming new indies: Whats that youre telling me? A new adult line of books, with 2 variants? tiny print run?? lord have mercy, this will HAVE to be the next Cherry/Omaha! Or maybe the next Black Kiss?   And y

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

04/09/2018

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04/21/2018

 

Classic Comics Forum Podcast #19: The Brave and the Bold #50-73 part 1

The latest episode of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast is now available:   https://classiccomics.podbean.com/e/classic-comics-forum-podcast-19-the-brave-and-the-bold-50-73-part-1/   This time around we're starting a 2 part discussion of the team-up era of The Brave and the Bold, before they settled on Batman as a permanent star. In this episode, special guest MDG and I discuss issues #50-56, as well as his time working as a writer for both DC and Valiant/Acclaim, where he co-

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

04/10/2018

 

X-Men.. A complete run journey.

I have roughly 8000 books, mostly bronze and copper age, peppered with silver, and a handful of golden, all completed with some moderns. First comic I bought was Web of Spiderman 17, at the local Circle K store in denver colorado. I did some weekend work at the mile hi comics warehouse at one point, and was paid in back issues of web of spiderman. I immediately fell in love with the X-men, and #207 was my first issue. Since I purchased that #207, I have completed a run from 94-544, with

youfoundjake

youfoundjake

03/27/2018

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04/07/2018

 

A little history... And a plug.. From Chuck

Before we continue to the next installment, a little introducion to how the pump n dump machine worked back in the 80s from Chuck himself (Taken from Mile High Futures quarterly catalog dating September 1988) I thought it would be interesting for new speculators to read how hyping books was done back then, even though its obvious from Chuck's own writing, that the agenda to expose this scam was for him to make more $$$ So even there, nice try chuck, but no cigar 

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/21/2018

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04/04/2018

 

A few more items sold

I just wanted to put an update! Nothing crazy in the sales, but got sold some random glassware (haha, with proceeds going towards comic fund) and listed a few small 'lots' on craigslist today. Within 10 minutes got an inquiry for my Wolverine #1-4 (regular series, 1988?). Nice fellow, looked at conditions when we met nearby and paid full price. Very rare to not get a haggler on CL! Hopefully my other sets sell quickly. I plan to put more up soon. So my goal again is to save up my funds to p

Djrodunchained

Djrodunchained

03/29/2018

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04/03/2018

 

N.I.C.E. #37 May 1989

In this newsletter Chuck took his spec column to a whole new level. He was confident in his speculating skills more than ever. This makes a great introductory to what actually happened with comic speculating in its infant years:   This "magic" that got Chuck all excited was actually the overwhelming response from buyers like myself who were, by now, FULLY into this new hobby - investing in modern comic books! And those titles he quoted as heating up were nothing but d

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

04/02/2018

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04/02/2018

 

Flash 195

Just won this book on ebay. Very tough one to find slabbed. One of the better covers by Neal Adams for this title. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/01/2018

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04/01/2018

 

N.I.C.E. #36 + Mile High Futures #49

This was in February of 1989 and Marvel had just been sold to Ron Perelman's MacAndrews and Forbes for $82 Mil (Taken from Mile High Futures Catalog #49 dated March 1989) Happy days! So you think Chuck would have made better investment spec's this month? Guess again: But if you thought that Chuck ditched Batman because it was a DC property and because DC wasnt sold to Elon Musk, I mean Ron Perelman, for 82 mil. Think again. Needless to say, this was very

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/24/2018

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03/31/2018

 

DC Presents #85

Stumbled upon an issue I have been looking for...oddly no other Swamp Thing comics with it. Unfortunately it has a couple of small flaws to keep it out of the 9.6/9.8 range so won't be able to add it to my Moore Swamp Thing CGC run.  

FutureFlash

FutureFlash

03/28/2018

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03/29/2018

 

Swamp Thing #9 Wrightson

Even though I have been focusing on collecting Moore's run, I did find a few Wein/Wrightson issues at a local Half-Price Books. No number 1 or 2 unfortunately, but I did pick up #9. What a great cover. I'm kind of kicking myself for not picking up the other issues now.

FutureFlash

FutureFlash

02/28/2018

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03/28/2018

 

Comic Books throughout the years.

This month ... March 2018 ... has marked the end of my daily new comic book purchases that I had ordered and picked from the LCS every month or biweekly. That had went on for 44 years. Last week I had picked up my last new comic book with my other orders. Only one single comic book! Finished. I think back all the years I went into the store thrilled in getting my daily dose of new comic books, to read new stories and had fun. Not anymore now. It is strange but not disappointed because I can stil

Fan Boy

Fan Boy

03/23/2018

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03/25/2018

 

Making a List and Checking it Twice

Well tomorrow (3/24-3/25) in Dayton Ohio is the 2018 Gem City Comic Con. It's not a big show but it has grown over the years. It is a true Con not a celebrity sign fest where you can actually buy comic books! I am making my list for tomorrow and plan on being there by 8 am and will spent the extra 5 bucks to get in an hour early at 9.  Last year my best buy was in the first five minutes of the early entry hour. So if you are within a few hours of Dayton I would suggest stopping by if you can.  I

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

03/23/2018

 

N.I.C.E. #33-34 Feb-March 1989

So today lets look at 2 months worth of speculation from the Wizard of Mile High. All which were full of blank specs with the exception of one which took off for a few months.. But before doing so, try thinking of what comic books looked like back then, Indie's were still pushing hard, and remember, this is before Image or Valiant, also there were no marketing gimmicks at the same level as there were just a few years later. No crazy #1 reboots, no variants, it was still pretty flat compared to t

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/23/2018

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03/23/2018

 

My Comic Book Room

SHAPING UP AND CREATING MY COMIC BOOK ROOM This year I think I will start cleaning up my books and think up what I want to put in the room. Too many stuff I have in boxes, and they need be placed in good display. Thinking to buy metal shelves to put all my short boxes stacked up to free up space. It might take me a year or so to get the room as what I have in mind.  I had just started my special sketch project at FEV. I gave a blank comic book page (the kind of paper comic book artists

Fan Boy

Fan Boy

11/14/2017

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03/23/2018

 

N.I.C.E Newsletter #33 - Jan 1989

The year is 1988 (this newsletter was published in Dec 1988) and Batmania is in FULL EFFECT. With Dark knight being a 2 year old book, Killing joke absolutely KILLING it in the secondary market and the Tim Burton movie buzz on everyone's lips. Anything that had to do with bats got collectors very excited. And so, as I was walking home from the post office picking up this month's N.I.C.E. newsletter, this is what I read I nearly got hit by a truck crossing the street reading this! My f

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/22/2018

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03/22/2018

 

N.I.C.E Newsletter #11 - Dec 1988

In December 1988 Chuck made a revelation Give it a try Chuckster, give it a try -So in Fairness, this was 1988, Cerebus #1 was a $500 book and the indie B&W explosion was in full swing (although didnt last much longer after that). -Also #1 books were all the rage and to an extent so were Japanese/Manga books... But come on... Havok & Wolverine #2??? -Oh and loved the GSXM & Excalibur special comparisons. Excalibur #1 was a $10 book at the time (which w

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/21/2018

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03/21/2018

 

Yellowjacket!

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.

john ivic

john ivic

03/07/2018

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03/10/2018