Is it just a number?
It's been a while but I currently have 200 slabs on the registry. I do have a few more, I guess some odds and ends, books that would not be worthy of putting on the registry. It's not so much the grade or the points but they were my own personal copies I got graded and do not plan on following up with others. Passive the books I have on the registry are currently in either one of my New Mutants sets. At least 10 of those are duplicates that I eventually plan on selling, bu
But, I am so close.
I need 10 more graded copies to complete my New Mutants set. That?s 99 out of 109. I have the Graphic Novel in a 9.4 and issue #70 in a 9.6, the latter courtesy of Lee K. I even had my own copy of #54 graded last year at Wizard World. It received a 9.6. Would it be considered cheating if I sent in the last 10 I needed myself (nine, as I mentioned #54 is already graded)? Even though I sincerely doubt any of them will achieve a 9.8 (with the possibility of issue #93). This
Another Amazing Spider-Man Collector
It seems every other collector is after a run of ASM. I can see why: while the cost of the first 20 or so books is rather high, Amazing Spider Man has to be the most 'do-able' or approachable run of a major comic book character. I mean, you can just forget about Batman or Superman. And I don't know if the Hulk or even characters like Wolverine have the same gravitas as Spider-Man.
That said, I've often thought what if I'd really decided to be cost effici
Looking forward to more CGC books next year.
2011 is almost upon us. I now have four full boxes of CGC graded books, not all are 9.8?s. My storage space has dwindled and I am thinking about a mass exodus of other collectibles that I could sell (of course I am going to just use the money for more comic books.) I am ready to send in another 30-50 books, some to sell and some to collect. I hope to sell enough just to pay for the cost I spent to get it done in the first place, If I make a profit e
A Gene Colan Daredevil Set maybe...issues 20-100
Daredevil was a side character I never knew about until a comic shop owner informed me about Frank Miller having Daredevil?s best run, this in turn invited me into Daredevil?s past and then I was introduced to Gene Colan. It is difficult to find anyone else with such a large resume of work. Gene worked for DC and Marvel but many other companies as well, especially in his early days selling his artwork to anyone who would buy it.
Gene was born
As most of you know, we started collecting CGC's in 2008. Most of those were basically bronze to modern age.
In February of 2010 we started buying golden and silver age, mostly file copies. We have continued the year in golden and silver age. We have been buying more raw comics (for slabbing later) than we have in the past. Now guess it is time to getting back to evenly buying bronze, golden. and silver to help finish completing sets. This coming year in 2011, going cut back on our buying and
How much would you pay, for a book you normally do not collect.
How much is that doggie in the window? You know the one encapsulated in the plastic, with the 9.8 in the upper left hand corner. At the top of the yellow label in the center it is noted that the inside is filled with white pages. I am happy to say it is currently only one of two. The cover is vibrant and normally would not be a book I?d ever pick up but Joe Simon?s signature adds to the cover like hot fudge adds to ice cream. N
After 30 days of reading, I think I'm hooked
Now that Tnerb has finished his 30 in 30 experiment - my morning routine has a hole in it. Although perfectly aware that it is December this morning, I anticipated logging in and reading what new tid-bit Tnerb had to share with us today and I was terribly dissappointed when there wasn't anything.
Obviously no-one can write every day, forever, ad infinitum...but good writing, and I think Tnerb's qualifies, is addictive.
Thank you for 30 days of
More questions answered by CGC graders.
After only a little bit over three minutes in. I calculated this interview would take awhile. I only had two hours sleep and I wish I brought some coffee. I had already finished it during my commute.
This next question is very relevant to anyone that has books at CGC right now. I know that when I sent my books I was getting frantic about the turnaround time and it was nowhere near as long as it is now, I only had to wait one extra business day. Some p
Jumping off the band wagon
New writers and new artists come and go. Characters change with the talent of these people. Sometimes they fail, like Daredevil #321, I am sorry the metal costume was lame. Of course sometimes they succeed like issues #158 to 291. I think I am sort of biased there. They even relaunched Daredevil with a #1 by Kevin Smith, they ripped him apart and sent him to jail and even returned to the original numbering. Every issue starred Matt Murdock, the man without fear. They
Originally taken from my Blog ashotofComics.blogspot.com because I feel that it fits here too.
Once in a while I feel the need to rearrange my living quarters. I rent so I do not wish to call it my place, I just reside here. It is a small place but cheap and I find that it does suit my needs. Most of these times when I rearrange it is for the sole reason of being able to display my comic book collection with the least bit of clutter. I have over 5,000 books in my collection currently. This num
Very sad news.
I have known Jerry & Al Feldstein for a good few years. I sold Jerry a good deal of EC rare memorabilia over the years and also purchased a fair few of his books as well.
Always found him to be a true Pro.
Will miss you Jerry. The hobby is definitely the poorer now.
God rest you.
I felt a need to express the beauty of black and white.....
Firstly, as film goes, even Black and White's like Beauty and the Beast (1946...Jean Cocteau), Spellbound (1945... with Salvidor Dali work)...the list goes on.... even to more moderns as Dead Man and Eraserhead could not be as potent as a colorized film.
Taking that into account (and classic old films) I feel that the Brain takes in the information as "black and white" where the hues and saturations will not
Price Guides (part 4 of 3)
Every year I buy the newest price guide by CBG, I still need to pick up the 2011 guide. I could pay the monthly fee to join GPAnalysis but am yet unwilling to pay such an annual fee (12months X $10.00 = $120.00/or two 9.8 graded comic books) that is until I can afford it. At the moment I will continue to use the annual guide, e-bay, and other internet auction sites and use my guilt by association philosophy.
What is guilt by association? Admit it you were thinking
the un-gradeable book, of many grades
About 10 days ago, I bought a raw ASM 41(1st app of rhino) graded at VF+ for $300.
I originally intended to submit it to cgc ... eventually, but first I thought I'd see what my fellow boardies thought. I got the book home, scanned it , and posted it in the PGM forum. I personally had the book graded at a solid 8.0. When the grades started coming in I was shocked. Most of the board members thought it was a 7.5, but some even went as low as 6.5. I ev
Crossing my fingers
Is it just me, or are a lot of us irked at the unusual delay it is taking to open up general registration for SDCC '11?
Being an overseas-based collector, until I attended the Con for the first time in 2009, SDCC had always been part of my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Extremely happy to have gone 2 years ago (and crossed this one out of my list, though that visit did ramp up my interest in CGC collecting, thereby creating new items in the list). Made a few
just like school - mostly B's...
So I sent in some raw go-go checks & a Strange Adventures to use up this year's certificate with the expectation of a 7.0, an 8.0, and a 9.2...and off-white to white pages.
I have to say that I'm pleased (mostly) with my returns:
Swing w/ Scooter 4 - expected 7.0 off-white - received 8.0 White
Strange Adv. 125 - ex: 8.0 off-white/white - received 8.5 OW/W
Inferior Five 2 - ex: 9.2 OW/W - received 9.0 OW/W
I may have to send in more Swing w/ Scoot
with an old friend.
So I'm running off to the coast for the weekend with my wife, but I'm thinking on the way back I'll swing by Mike Grell's house and see what he's up to since he was named Editor over at Ardden Comics.
As much as I hate to admit it, I don't think I have anything for him to autograph, he's signed it all: Batman Family, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Iron Man, Warlord, I even found an old Warlord action figure (he-man style) still on it's card and asked him to sign the card fo
The end is nigh.......
As I have stated in my bio, I have just a few more books to add to my registry. Problem is, some of the Neal Adams books I need are quite difficult to find slabbed. If anybody out there has the following graded at least 9.2: House Of Secrets 82,Phantom Stranger 5, Heart Throbs 120 and Creepy 14, then I'm buying if you're selling.
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Will comics like Walking Dead and Chew hold their value?
I am just curious what any of you think about modern comics and what kind of staying power their value will have over the years. I am not asking, of course, if modern comics will be worth more then golden/silver age comics someday, just if they will ever be comparable. Like two modern comics that really stick out in my head is Walking Dead and Chew, and right now they both are pretty hot and the 1st issue of each is worth quite the prett
how do I find out how many of the cap america 100's 9.8's have white pages?
comiclink has an off white/white copy going up in the may auction and I want to know the breakdown
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This is my third journal, and this will be my main one that I will constantly update.
I've started two other threads already, but I thought (following Dover's example) that I'd like to keep everything in one spot for all to see. In this thread, I'll post my new and old comic purchases, thoughts on the comic industry, and just generally anything that comes to find on pop culture and life in general. Hope this is as interesting for you all to read as it is for me to write.
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What If #28!
I've seen some double and triple cover graded comics before, and while they are definitely interesting, I've always refrained from purchasing any of them.
Why? Two reasons.
1)They are usually overpriced for my taste.
2)The individual covers are graded separately and I've personally NEVER seen them get 9.8 or better on each of the covers.
That is until now!
Reason #2 is the biggest requirement for me to even consider purchasing one of these comics but they also would nee