CGC Journals

Archie's Girls BETTY and VERONICA #95 - Odd Jobs!

Archie's Girls BETTY and VERONICA #95 - Odd Jobs!   I bought this beat up copy for $1   One month after I was born (25 days actually), this hit the newsstands and buying it for $1 in this condition is perfect to me. Not the greatest Bob White cover ever done, but it brings a smile to my face when I read the corny joke.    (Archie's Girls BETTY and VERONICA #95 - cover dated November 1963, on newsstands September 1st, 1

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

Take It from The Top

Did you vote!? Summary of tallies submitted by now: 2 people care, 1 person doesn't, another likes me but also doesn't care, Marwood is lookin' for a whoopin', someone wants me to pound sand, another is a joker, and 40% of us wondered if 10 people would even tune-in to this garbage. With all that said - let's get into something that has to do with comics... These are my inane thoughts, so there may be no rhyme or reason for anything composed here. I might talk about my childhood for a

Angel of Death

Angel of Death

2019 Wrapped up

2019 was a good year for my collection. The overall market prices retreated, but my collection grew considerably. My personal collection hit the 4k mark by the end of the summer. I picked up every first appearance and event for the Bizarro world. I finished out a full run of the third volume of Green Lantern. Knocked out 2/3 of my daredevil  vol 1 run. Picked up a 14k book collection that ranged from mid 1980s to mid 2010s. Sent 100 books to CGC. Went to two Comic Cons. Started a instagram chann

Yetti82

Yetti82

The Crimebusters #2 - more stretch goals!

Whew. It's been a really long, hard week for me. Just feel like I'm sick all the time, and it was also the anniversary of my mother's death, which always leads to health issues for me.  But, on the bright side, the Kickstarter campaign to publish issue #2 of The Crimebusters is going really well! So, thank you for all your support.  We've hit a couple of big milestones, which means it's also time to announce the next round of big stretch goals. So check it out when you have a chance!

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Spectacular Spider-Man #001 - #263 Continues!

Greetings,  As of 01.01.20, Spectacular Spider-Man #001 - #263 + Annuals, + 35 Cent Variants is complete. The goal is a complete set in CGC 9.8 or better. I sold off most of my comics and it took about one year to finish it.  The final three books have been submitted for grading with CGC. With the set complete I am still hunting 21 Books in 9.8 Condition to upgrade lower grades in the set. This includes the 35 Cent Variants. If anyone happens to have time to check out my Spectacular Spider-

slpfi27

slpfi27

I dig the fatties

Love me the oversized,the thicc,gimme some big page love!And when it's a Dell price variant..oh,baby Can't say I love the journal format though.Not a fan

porcupine48

porcupine48

The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set

The AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Book and Record Set   I bought this beat up copy for $10   It's something I had never owned before, or even held in my hands, so I was excited to see it at the local comic book shop - and with that John Romita cover and $10 price, I had to have it.   Of course, I wondered how I'd listen to it, but... it's 2020 and You Tube has everything:   The Invasion of the Dragon Men Recording

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

SUPERBOY and the LEGION of SUPER-HEROES #208 - The Future NOW!

SUPERBOY and the LEGION of SUPER-HEROES #208 - The Future NOW!   I bought this pretty nice copy for $8   As a young teenager, the Legion of Super-Heroes was one DC group I actually liked, thanks at first to Dave Cockrum and then a little bit to Mike Grell. This is Grell in the early stages of his career, and he did some pretty cool stuff, but looking back now, you can certainly see he was a new talent immediately thrust into the spotlight.  

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

The Crimebusters #2 - we've entered... THE DEAD ZONE!!

Well, my Kickstarter campaign for The Crimebusters #2 has entered what they call "the dead zone," which is the time between the first week of the launch and the last three days of the campaign. You tend to get most of your backers either at the beginning or the end, and very little in between. It can be a real drag to be working hard on the comic, and working hard plugging it, and not see any immediate response. But it's just part of the deal! In the meantime, I'm still hard at work. We hit

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

The quest for Spider-Man #252s

In this journal I shall post about my Spider-Man #252's and my quest to obtain more.  I bought my first one about two weeks before my birthday last year, and now I have about 13-14 copies.  I have just received my first Spider-Man #252 CGC 9.4, which was a personal grail for me. It is my second graded copy, the other being a 8.5 I may have overpaid for.  I'll try to post some pictures of the other copies.  Also, if anyone has any Spider-Man #252's you would like to unload for

obiedagod

obiedagod

FANTASTIC FOUR #51 - This Man, This Monster!

FANTASTIC FOUR #51 - This Man, This Monster!   I bought this slightly beat up reader copy for $8!   One of the greatest FF saga's of all time it comes immediately following the Galactus Trilogy and just before the 1st appearance of the Black Panther! Man, Kirby was on a tear! I'll be honest... I'm NOT the biggest fan of Jack's covers. As great as he is at sequential story telling, action sequences, and even grand splash pages... I always thought his co

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

The Crimebusters #2 - fully funded! So what happens now?

I'm excited to announce that after just 48 hours, the second issue of The Crimebusters is now fully funded! Hurray! The campaign still has 29 days left to go, though, which means stretch goals! These are cool bonus rewards that are unlocked when we hit higher goal levels.  The question is, what kind of rewards do you guys want to get? The first will likely be some free prints, and later on I may do more trading cards, because I want those for myself! But if anyone has any ideas about c

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

The Crimebusters #2 - Kickstarter update

I'm happy to report we're at 90% funded after 36 hours! So that's great, and I really appreciate everyone's support very much.  One odd thing this time is that the project has seemed to stall out almost immediately. Last time things died off after day three, but this time all 90% of the funding came within the first 18 hours. Since noon yesterday, there hasn't been a single backer. It's kind of unusual in my limited experience — there's always a "dead zone" in the middle of a Kickstarter ca

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

MARVEL TEAM-UP #34 - The Return of the Meteor Man!

MARVEL TEAM-UP #34 - The Return of the Meteor Man!   The original intention of Marvel Team-up was to put Spider-man with a guest star every month, either a big name or someone Marvel wanted to feature and help make more popular. The main problem I always had with it, is that they featured... a lot of talent, that as a kid I thought wasn't up to par with John Romita, or Jim Starlin, and so I gradually drifted away from this book.   Marvel Team-up #34 th

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

The Crimebusters #2 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!!

It's finally time! The Crimebusters #2 is now LIVE on Kickstarter! I'm super excited to finally have a chance to share this with everyone. It's been a really difficult process for me thanks to a bunch of massive life events over the past few months, but the book is (nearly) complete now and by the time the money comes in from Kickstarter, it will be ready to go to the printer. I'm super excited to continue the story of Chuck Chandler, Trixie Trouble, and friends! This time around,

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #85 (2019 Reprint) - Grim and Gritty long before Alan Moore!

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #85 - Grim and Gritty long before Alan Moore!   See! I buy Modern Comics too! :-) In February 1971 Marvel Comics released Amazing Spider-man #96 WITHOUT the seal of approval from the Comics Code Authority. The reason was, supposedly (who knows what’s true when it comes to the history of Marvel) the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare came to them asking that they do a story depicting the dangers of drugs.  In my r

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

The Crimebusters #2 - final countdown to launch!

Well, issue #2 is aunching on Tuesday, and I've been a busy man.  First, here's the first media interview I've done about The Crimebusters, so that's pretty exciting!   Secondly, I just finished the back cover for issue #2:     I've also received my first guest cover artwork! Heather Farrington is another indie creator with an Archie-esque style — her book Juvenile Diversion is a coming-of-age stroy aout a group of teens in the 1980's. I think she did a bang-up

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Fantastio Four 35-cent price variants - shown with regular issues

Nothing crazy unique about this lot, although you don't often see them displayed with their 30-cent counterparts.  I put the 30-cent variants in a separate post. I have a bunch of variants, error issues, and signed FF comics scanned front and back on my website if you want check out any other stuff: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-v-1-variants-signed-reprints/

Dan'el

Dan'el

Fantastic Four 30-cent price variants - shown with regular issues

Nothing crazy unique about this lot, although you don't often see them displayed with their 25-cent counterparts.  I put the 35-cent variants in a separate post. I have a bunch of variants, error issues, and signed FF comics scanned front and back on my website if you want check out any other stuff: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-v-1-variants-signed-reprints/  

Dan'el

Dan'el