CGC Journals

The difference between Fish Police #1, and Fish Police #1

comic-insider/enthusiasts,  ...The difference   between   Fish Police #1,   and   Fish Police #1 is..  that    the first state,   of the First Printing ..    (.., apparently, for .. a couple of thousand copies, according to STEVE MONCUSE, himself.  I asked and HE told ME, THEN, in the 80s.  He worked at Comics & Comix, on Telegraph Ave., in Berkeley, at the time, and I was there 4.5 times a week.)    HA

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

SA 216

Just won this on eBay. The last Deadman story in this title. This has always been my favorite Neal Adams run. Awesome covers and stories to boot. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

Sadly only sent 10 books for signature signings for that big October shingding.

After looking at the state of the Canadian dollar exchange rate at the time of prepping for signatures, I had to take Mrs. Louise Simonson off my wish list.   Getting her signature on the first 3 issues of Superman: Man of Steel would have been awesome.    Not long after sending the package of books, I find out now that Mr. Chuck Dixon, who I enjoyed his Bird of Prey run and Mr. Rags Morales, who I enjoyed his art during his run on Hourman will be signing sometime in December.......I've mapped o

Etreiw

Etreiw

The Crimebusters #3 Kickstarter pre-launch page is live!

The Crimebusters #3 will be launching on Kickstarter next month, but the pre-launch page is live now. So if you want to make sure you don't miss out, check it out and click the "notify me" button to make sure you don't miss it.  Thanks again for all the support! I really appreciate it.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecrimebusters/the-crimebusters-1-3/   Also, if you haven't read the first issue yet, I am giving away digital copies to anyone who signs up for my mailin

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

One more please!

It's amazing what happens when you expand your vision — you see so much more! My main goal with my only CGC Registry set "DC Bicentennial Comics" was to collect all 33 comics graded at no less than 9.0. It took over a decade but I finally succeeded 3 years ago (yay!).  My next, and ultimate, goal is to have each 1976 issue at 9.8 with White Pages. Of the 33 comics in the list, I've managed to get 14 in that state with 3 others also in 9.8 but with Off-White to White Pages. Of the remai

willybaum

willybaum

new YouTube update: I'm giving away some comics!

Here's the latest YouTube videos from yours truly. I'm getting close to 200 subs, so I'm doing a giveaway!    I also picked up some new stuff, including this awesome romance comic I never heard of before:     And speaking of romance comics, here's a look at one of my favorite ongoing soap opera storylines ever:  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Adventure Comics 373

Won this book on eBay today. My first signature series purchase in four years. Continuing with my acquisition of Neal Adams covers. Features the first appearance of the Tornado Twins, Don and Dawn Allen, far future descendants of Barry Allen. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

WW 189

One more auction win from Comic Link. And, like my win from yesterday, another cover scene depicting war, this one from the Vietnam era. A particularly difficult issue to find from the Diana Prince run. Interesting to see her blasting away with an automatic weapon, instead of wielding the proverbial sword.

john ivic

john ivic

Our Army At War 240

Won this in the current Comic Link auction. With this book, I now have all four issues with Neal Adams interior art on this title. Surprised to find my winning bid was well under $100. It's back to buying comics again after taking a break during the summer. And this is a good one to start with.

john ivic

john ivic

CGC Unboxing with some special guests. :)

It was quite the learning experience this year when I decided to start slabbing some of my older books and then taking a stab a prepping comic books for signings. As of now, I have about 26 books slabbed and that was all I was gonna do this year.   Then came that big signing thing sometime in October/November as well as that Geoff John's and company signing in January.  The end result, my budget on slabbing is gonna be hitting the ceiling.  It's time like this where it would be awesome to win lo

Etreiw

Etreiw

J. x: The Difference .. between 2..

{... finally captured these ifcs, with this iP.}    So, I figured I would tip-off The CGCCS.  These two 2. (i.e., Two) comic books, by S. Clay Wilson, publ. by Keith Green, in 1975-6, have identifiers, namely price, that determine .. “State”.   I mean first state, compared to first printing.  Two States are:   1) printed .75 cent cvr. price, ifc.    2) printed, corrected/written-over, hand-written, “$1” price, ifc.   ... more on these later.  Good Luck,

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

A new podcast and a couple new videos!

Episode #28 of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast is now live, with the second part of my three-part discussion about the Fall of Yellowjacket storyline. This time around we finish talking about the infamous court martial story in Avengers #213 before moving on to discuss #214-220: https://classiccomics.podbean.com/e/classic-comics-forum-podcast-28-avengers-211-230-the-fall-of-yellowjacket-part-2/   Meanwhile, on the YouTube front, I've got a couple new videos to share with you. 

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Two More Updates!

My DC Bicentennial set seemed destined to be stuck at 3,027 points. I have only seen two CGC 9.8 copies that I needed for my set that were on sale at eBay but they were very expensive $$$$. However, one of them recently dropped in price almost by half and I had to jump on it. Snatched up The Joker 8 CGC 9.8 (White Pages!) and was pleased as punch  Then, while looking through the registry for how many 9.8 copies of each issue that I needed to upgrade were available, I found out that 5 of

willybaum

willybaum

Prepping books for signatures.

Well, the first part is pretty much done,  it's just question what the currency is like near the middle of November when I do send my books down to Florida.  I wonder how much the currency would change between November and January/February.    

Etreiw

Etreiw

Here's my CGC "unboxing" video

I made a video where I show the results of all 5 variants of my comic, The Crimebusters #1, that I sent into CGC. Results were mixed! But it was a good learning experience, particularly just trying to figure out how the submission process works when you are sending in your own signed books. The answer is: it's confusing!  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Just back from CGC...

Cross-posting this from the main forum, because I'm just too excited to keep it to myself. I just got this back from CGC - it's the first issue blank variant of my self-published comic The Crimebusters, which I then signed and sketched with an homage to Archie #50, starring my character Trixie Trouble.  When I learned that artists can submit signature series books and act as their own witness, I had to try it!    

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Grail acquired! Plus: what's your origin story?

I've been churning out the YouTube videos, so there's a bunch to see on my channel, but I thought I'd just highlight these two.   In this video, I spend 5x as much as I ever have for a comic and acquire one of my personal grails:       And in this one, I start a new series called Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us where I interview comic book fans about their origin story as a collector, though the lens of the 10 individual comics that had the bigge

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

To get 3 signatures on one comic? Challenge NOT accepted!!!!

This past weekend I was going through my collection to decide what books I would  want to get signed by either Geoff Johns or Jason Fabok, I guess they must have updated the news memo cause now I see that Mr. Brad Anderson is in on the mix too now.    $120 bucks American for 3 signatures...how the hell can you fit 3 signatures on a comic when there's alot of art going on!!!!!!!!!!!!  My initial plan was actually to get Mr. Geoff Johns to sign some older books that he has done like the Justice So

Etreiw

Etreiw

The Walking Dead - An Inventory of Rarities

Following my journal openers which covered The Walking Dead #1 and #100, this entry covers the rarest TWD issues of all. While TWD comic #163 had a print run of over 730,000 comics, there were ten issues produced with fewer than 250 copies. The link to my list (below) identifies those ten comics as well as the other rare issues which include the TWD S cript Book and #2 First Printing which were the lowest-selling of the original issues. Please click here to see my inventory:  The inve

StephenWA

StephenWA

My Census info of 2009 series of Powergirl ;)

Sooooo as I wait for last 5 modern comic books to be press and graded for this year, I made a video of my census info related to my colllection of Graded Powergirl comics and other titles she has been in so far.      

Etreiw

Etreiw

Back issue finds, and the best storylines ever!

I've been a busy beaver, buying comics and making videos about those comics, so I've got a batch of new videos for you today. First, here are two haul videos where I show off the stuff I've been picking up on ebay during the pandemic:         And then in this one, I discuss some of the my favorite storylines in comics history:      

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Last Signature signing slabs for the year. :)

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

Etreiw

Etreiw