CGC Journals

Amazing Spider-Man #1: Mar 1963: Tied for 1st ever Marvel Cross-Over

This Spider-Man / Fantastic Four cross-over is tied with Fantastic Four #12 (Hulk / Fantastic Four) for the honor of being the first ever Marvel cross-over.  This comic looks decent but has a carefully hidden flaw.  Someone very carefully removed the last ad page.  (That, or someone originally ripped the thing out and someone later worked really hard to hide it.)  Fella that sold it to me did not bother to mention it but did not seem all that surprised when I pointed it out to him.  Oh, well.  P

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/28/2019

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12/29/2019

Fantastic Four V1 #12: Mar 1963: 1st Hulk versus Thing

This comic is tied with Amazing Spider-Man #1 (that one also featured the Fantastic Four) as the first ever Marvel cross-over.  Wonder how many times the Thing and Hulk have butted heads over the years?  I imagine someone out there has tried to document it.  I will settle for many.  Eventually, I will have all FF V1 comics scanned front and back on my website.  What I have so far can be found here: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-v-1-regular-issues  

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/28/2019

Fantastic Four V1: #48, #49, #50: 1966: Galactus & Surfer & Watcher - Oh My!

Arguably the most famous story arc in comic book history.  1st appearance of the Silver Surfer and Galactus - and Wyatt Wingfoot for that matter.  The Surfer blows into town and tags earth as the next food feast for Galactus, which would essentially be the end life as we know it - on this planet anyway.  The Fantastic Four step up to save the day, of course.  It is what they do. Lee and Kirby at their best. Eventually, I will have all FF V1 comics scanned front and back on my website.  What

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/27/2019

Fantastic Four V1 #100: Jul 1970 - UK 1 shilling price variant

Did not have a clue what the price on this comic was all about.  I was used to seeing all of the UK pence variants but had never seen this weird symbol before, so thought it was an error of some kind.  Posted it on another forum here and someone gave me the poop on it.  That symbol stands for one shilling which was equal to twelve pence.  Copy with regular price right below it. I have a bunch of variants, error issues, and signed FF comics scanned front and back on my website: https://dekve

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/25/2019

Fantastic Four V1: #110: May 1971 - original error cover

This one was kind of fun.  The printer left one of the colors out of the mix on the original run and some the them got out the door before they caught it.  You know, these comics were printed using the four color process.  Given that the title of the comic is, "One From Four Leaves Three!", it makes you wonder if someone at the printer did not think leaving a color out would be a grand joke.  The corrected version is right below it. I have a bunch of variants, error issues, and signed FF co

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/24/2019

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12/25/2019

Fantastic Four #1: French Heritage Edition: Sep 1968: Rare

You do not see this one often. It may be harder to find than the Marvel #1 issue. It is not a reprint of FF #1.  Not sure how they decided which books to publish in this series but it did eventually lead to 162 total issues.  (I have all of them.) Eventually, I will have this entire series scanned front and back on my website.  All of the issues scanned so far can be found here: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-heritage-series-french-canadian/  

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/23/2019

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12/24/2019

Fantastic Four V1 #37: Apr 1965: My favorite FF comic

This is my all time favorite Fantastic Four comic. I think that Kirby's art and Stan's story in this issue capture the essence of what made the FF such a success.  Starts off with some machine Reed dreamed up destroying Johnny's tux for Reed and Sue's wedding.  They then zip off to battle the Skrull on a far away planet, saving the earth in the process (of course).  And, after all that, they still manage to get to back to earth in time for the wedding rehearsal. 'Nuff said! Eventually, I wi

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/23/2019

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12/24/2019

Fantastic Four V1: #52: Jul 1966: 1st Black Panther

First appearance of the Black Panther.  Tossed this one in as a prime example of what a successful Marvel movie can do to a comic. Seven years ago, Overstreet had this book valued at $700 in NM 9.2.  Current Overstreet has it at $4,600 and that is way less than it sells for in reality.  Crazy world. Eventually, I will have all FF V1 comics scanned front and back on my website.  What I have so far can be found here: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-v-1-regular-issues

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/24/2019

Challengers of the Unknown #3: Aug 1958: Kirby FF prototype

What the heck is a DC comic doing in a journal about the Fantastic Four?  Well, a lot of people, including Jack Kirby and his family, believe this is where it all started.  The entire Kirby series of this title was a Kirby vision that would later morph into the FF.  This issue kind of says it all.  Rocky goes into space and comes back changed.  He had the ability to control fire, could change his size, had tremendous strength, and could turn invisible, among other things.  Sound familiar?  

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/23/2019

Doomsday is Coming!

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

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

09/16/2019

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12/23/2019

 

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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12/22/2019

Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants

Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of May 1960 and December 1981 inclusive. UK Price Variants were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you would like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:          

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/05/2019

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12/20/2019

 

Last Acquisition For 2019

Just won this in the latest Heritage auction. A tough to find book with cover artwork by Neal Adams. I'm now concentrating on books with Adams covers during the period from 1967-71. Surprised to have won this book for under $250. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

12/16/2019

 

Movie Index - E

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 

bane

bane

12/15/2019

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12/15/2019

 

Movie Index - D

Dallas Buyers Club - Biography, Drama, Netflix                                Django Unchained - Action, Drama, NowTV Damascus Cover - Thriller, NowTV                                                   D.O.A. - Neo-noir, Mystery, From TV Damsel - Comedy, Western, NowTV                                                 The Do-Over - Comedy, Netflix  Dance Flick - Comedy, Netflix                                                            Dont Go - Mystery, NowTV                       

bane

bane

10/11/2019

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12/15/2019

 

Movie Index - C

Cabin Fever - Horror, Netflix                                                                        Cold Skin - Horror, Thriller, Netflix  Calibre - Drama, Netflix                                                                               Collateral Damage - Action, Drama, NowTV Wei cheng (Call of Heroes) - Martial Arts, Netflix                                        Coneheads - Comedy, Netflix  The Calling - Crime, Thriller                                                

bane

bane

08/16/2019

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12/15/2019

 

Movie Index - B

Babel - Drama, NowTV                                                                               Birdman - Drama, Fantasy, Netflix                                 Broken Vows - Drama, NowTV Baby Driver - Action, Drama, NowTV                                                         Birth of the Dragon - Action, Drama, NowTV                 Bugsy - True Story,Gangster,NowTV The Babysitter - Comedy, Horror, Netflix                                                    Black Butterfly - Thri

bane

bane

08/14/2019

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12/15/2019

 

The Crimebusters #2 - Boy Comics #121 variant cover!

I cross posted this over on the Golden Age forum too, but what the heck, not everybody reads that — and not everybody over there reads this.  I finished the Boy Comics #121 variant for issue #2! In this issue, Chuck and his new partner Trixie Trouble are also joined by special guest star Yankee Longago! Yankee Longago first appeared way back in 1942's Boy Comics #3 in the same issue where Crimebuster debuted. Created by the great Briefer, Yankee Longago was a kid who could travel to th

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

12/15/2019

 

The Crimebusters #2 - convention report

Good news, I have completed the initial art for the main story for The crimebusters #2! We're still on track for a Kickstarter launch at the end of January. I also just did my final show of the year, a three day affair last weekend. I sort of lost my shirt on my table, however, the weekend was saved from a financial perspective when I somehow found a copy of Strange Tales #110 for $10. I also met some cool creators doing their own books, and a lot of cool fans, so overall it was a good expe

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

12/08/2019