Won this yesterday in the Comic Link auction. A good dollar/points ratio as this book is worth 450 on the registry. A nice cover by Jeff Jones, though his 199 cover is much better. That one I've submitted to be slabbed, should come back a very high grade. Enjoy.
On July 19th, 2019 the CGC announced the winners of the annual CGC awards. I was very excited to see who would win. I have a few sets that i constantly work on to keep on an award winning level, i was extra- pumped this year because i felt a few of my sets had a pretty good chance of getting some recognition. I started checking to see if the awards were posted around noon- i know that is a little early- but i was very excited.
At around 1pm i looked at my custom set that i was hoping m
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I want to share a quick story about losing a pet this weekend, and pass along and inspirational poem with other animal lovers. Over the weekend we had to put our 10-year old bunny Woody to sleep. Back in August this year, he had a cancerous lump removed from his belly, did extremely well in recovery (for his age), but within a few weeks the lump started to grow again. Eventually his body began to shut down on him, and we stepped in to take away the pain. When another of our pets passed last year
A noble quest to build an Amazing Spider-Man collection
As my board name suggests, I am a Spider-Man fan. I have been since I was a youngster. I started actually collecting at around age 14. Pushing 40 now - Where does the time go? I basically took 7-8 years off from the hobby though, from right after high school all the way through university and didn't start really again until about 2004/05.
Once I got back into the hobby, I checked out a bit of everything but I also decided to
I received a few responses from interested buyers regarding my two long boxes of comics. One guy only wanted to trade (records/gift cards/stuff I don't want) and kept sending really odd offers. I'm sure that can be fun, but I want the space and cash! Today I met with an interested buyer, nice guy. He looked through the boxes, noting the comics he wanted, and made a solid offer on the lot. It was for less than what I had listed, but I had a nice chat with another collector and I think we both are
Marvel Australian Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Marvel Australian Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of January 1991 and November 1996. If you'd 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:
Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I hope you will find interesting.
I started collecting comic statues a few years ago. There's something cool about seeing your heroes in 3D.
Collecting statues is a challenge though, because they take a lot of space. Early on I decided to throw away the boxes. I wasn't going to keep the statues "mint-in-box," and I didn't have the room (or the desire) to save empty boxes.
Even still, displaying statues takes a lot of space. I devote almost an entire wall of shelves for statues, and others are scattered throughout
I just bought Spider-Gwen #5 CGC#1594823016 signed by Stan Lee; the Aja Variant Cover.
The label says Stan Lee signed the comic on 11/28/2018—that’s an improbability. Today’s date (as of this writing) is 8/15/2018. Did a mysterious benefactor traveled into the future and have Stan Lee autograph the comic? Doubt it. The obvious answer is, he signed the comic in “January” instead of “November” of 2018. CGC must’ve accidentally hit “11” instead of just “1” for the month. Does an error like thi
I am sure this has happened to most collectors out there. You win an auction or make a purchase of an awesome comic at a great price and the seller refunds your money the next day. I had this happen twice in the past few weeks. Once on Ebay and the other on a dealers website. The first one was on Ebay and it was an auction for an Avengers 24 CGC 9.6 signed by Stan the Man himself. I won the auction with some stiff competition at the end. I could not wait to get this comic but the following day
I don’t know if anyone else feels nostalgic about the early nineties when Jim Shooter was involved with Valiant. My first encounter with Valiant was the first issue of Archer and Armstrong. At the time I had just finished collecting Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X story in Marvel Comics Presents, I think that is the title, and wanted more of this artist. Collecting comics has been a small passion of mine since the local trash man all those years ago rescued a number 1 of Rom the space knight from
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
A quick note before we continue. As I was editing the next installment I was thinking to myself, waitaminute A&L, anyone reading this who wasn't actively collecting in the 80s may find this very odd. All of these titles that Chuck recommended didnt just get picked up out of the blue (although some, I have to admit, were rather strange picks). They were mostly referenced as potential investment books based on existing current trends. So lets focus a bit on what was ALREADY heating up on the s
I wanted to get your thoughts on what do you consider to be slow shipping when you buy a comic online? I did a" Buy It now" from Metropolis on May 25 of a Turok 56. Nice 9.6 , good price but ultra slow shipping. I got an email from them on June 6 saying they were about to ship. That's 12 days after purchase. They then sent an email on June 13 saying it shipped. Seven more days. It arrived June 16 finally. Now to be fair it does state that they take 2 to 3 weeks to ship but I've never bought a
While not necessarily Superman titles, I do consider the Fourth World books Superman-adjacent, since they did kick off in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen. So today, let's take a look at the series that laid down a lot of the mythology to come.
New Gods #1 from March 1971.
I think out of all the Fourth World titles, this cover is not only a classic, but probably one of my personal favorites as well. I love the oversized logo, the black and white background, and the oversaturated color
I've been posting in my old-format journal for about 4 years and I finally decided to venture over here (if you're interested, my old journal -- with the same name -- is here: https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/312873-n2wdws-comic-book-room/). I've moved over partly because I'm intrigued by this new journal format. And partly because of Photobucket's new ransomware policy of requiring you to pay $400 per year for 3rd party hosting. My old journal has not been affected yet, but it will be
I picked up two slabs from ebay because they were very reasonably priced. They are in good shape, but there are markings that border the book itself in the plastic enclosure. I am pretty new to collecting cgc certified books but I do have a few purchased from reputable comic stores and none of those have any of these sort of markings. Are these signs of a case that has been tampered with, or are these commonly seen in some slabs that have been through a process that I'm not familiar with? I hope
If you are a coin collector, you may be familiar with the Box of Twenty Concept. For those who aren't, you may know that coins also have grading services. Yes, you can send coins off to be slabbed. If you send a bunch of them off, as dealers often do, the grading companies will return them in plastic boxes that hold twenty slabs. Those plastic boxes are desirable as storage boxes for a collection of slabbed coins.
Coin collectors came up with a concept called a "box of twenty". It's a
I am going to have to live with that thread title, but whatever!
I have decided the correct term for me, besides original comic art collector, is comic reader. I don't collect comics so much as store the ones I read. I bought some Moebius comics the other day off ebay and when I opened the package I realized these were now the nicest comics in my collection, almost without a doubt. So collecting high grade comics was never my thing. Yes, I grabbed some comics second hand along the way, incl
Hey all! I've been on the boards for a few years and I've enjoyed every minute of it. You really cannot beat this place in terms of the collective knowledge provided by its members, the images of their books/collections or the general kindness displayed not only for other members (who actually know each other) in times of need, but everyday from stranger to stranger. Ok that was a crazy long sentence. Hopefully I won't have too many of those in my entries
I've always been a hu