CGC Journals

 

Displaying My Statues

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

n2wdw

n2wdw

07/12/2017

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07/13/2017

 

back issue haul, and the bizarre story behind Samuel R. Delany's cancelled Wonder Woman run

Hello, friends! I've made a couple new videos I thought you might enjoy.   First, here's a look at the revolutionary storyline science fiction grandmaster Samuel R. Delany had planned for Wonder Woman, and how it got abruptly cancelled by DC after just one issue thanks to some very unexpected and highly ironic political interference:   And here's a look at some of the back issues I've been buying as retail therapy during the quarantine. This is part one of what look

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

05/23/2020

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06/27/2020

 

X-Men.. A complete run journey.

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

youfoundjake

youfoundjake

03/27/2018

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04/07/2018

 

Moderns heating up... In the late 80s

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

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

04/08/2018

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05/10/2018

 

N.I.C.E. #38 June 1989

A few months into 1989 and Chuck's NICE newsletters expanded in size, mainly due to more book reviews and the large appetite in investing by comic collectors. All of that while Indie books were starting to cool off But that didnt stop Chuck from advising us on hot upcoming new indies: Whats that youre telling me? A new adult line of books, with 2 variants? tiny print run?? lord have mercy, this will HAVE to be the next Cherry/Omaha! Or maybe the next Black Kiss?   And y

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

04/09/2018

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04/21/2018

 

What do you think qualifies as slow shipping?

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

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

06/19/2018

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09/20/2018

 

New Gods...new mythologies

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

tomo

tomo

07/06/2017

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07/09/2017

 

Welcome To My Comic Book Room

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

n2wdw

n2wdw

07/07/2017

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07/09/2017

ARCHIE COMICS #95 - Classic Artists of the Era

ARCHIE COMICS #95 - Classic Artists of the Era Whenever I find these early Archie Comics issues, especially pre-1960 in the $1 books, I HAVE to pick them up. Honestly, it's where they belong as there is only a handful of people who love and appreciate them. The Riverdale crowd isn't interested in this stuff and none of the artists are really 'hot' with the majority of collectors. Archie Comics is just kind of its own niche and I'm glad. I mean... I look at this Harry Lucey cover

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

11/29/2019

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12/30/2019

 

Have these slabs been tampered with?

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

midnightwanderer

midnightwanderer

07/28/2017

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08/04/2017

 

The Box of Twenty Concept (Ok, maybe 30)

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

Westy Steve

Westy Steve

08/03/2017

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09/05/2017

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

theCapraAegagrus

theCapraAegagrus

02/21/2020

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02/21/2020

 

My first GA Captain America purchase

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

GoldCap

GoldCap

09/07/2017

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09/17/2017

 

"1988 Wolverine Issue 88 CGC 9.8 True Non-Deluxe"

Last Saturday night (9/23/17) I was doing my usual late night surfing of the boards and I came across a WTS post from labratnotincluded selling one of his copies of Wolverine 102.5 CGC 9.8. This is probably the rarest book from the 1988 set so I immediately open the post to check it out. As expected the book was awesome but also as expected it was way more than I can spend on a book.  Where this entry get its name was something he wrote in the section talking about possible trades. “I'd con

Snikt!

Snikt!

09/27/2017

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06/14/2018

Disc Golf and Sneakerz O.o

Coming soon! A new journo about my Covid-19 'I made a thing' and how I I'm going to spend my stimulus money on sneakers and try and sell a pair for $3k within one year. I kinda want to try this... I've got a bit of time, I've got the feels RE writing / learning a new collectible field on the fly so here goes!  Maybe I can get the lady to write on influencer culture in the time of Covid-19. 

oldmilwaukee6er

oldmilwaukee6er

04/24/2020

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06/01/2020

 

Four More Thor and Challenge Series Update

I have some time over the holidays to scan in and post some more books I've acquired in the past couple of months.  JIM 87 $120 4.0 EBay JIM 88 $90 2.0 Website JIM 89 $90 2.0 Website JIM 90 $45 1.8 Website $15775 Remaining  102/250 books Current tally in each Series: ASM 11/25 books Avengers 16/25 books Daredevil 9/25 books Fantastic Four 12/25 books Flash 10/25 books GL 9/25 books JLOA 9/25 books JIM 10/25 books TOS

Krydel4

Krydel4

12/30/2018

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01/01/2019

 

HURRICANE HARVEY COMICS

I thought some of you might be curious about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and it's effect on comic book collections and since I have one effected I figured I would share some details.  My wife & I had just bought a house, closing and moving in on August 21st, a Monday.  By Friday our new neighbors were preparing to  evacuate the neighborhood and after a few conversations we decided it would be best to do the same.  Mostly out of shock, all our survivalist skills were thrown out the wind

mzhammer

mzhammer

12/09/2017

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01/03/2018

 

Some feedback please

Hey ladies and gents,    I've been trying to compile a list of the top 25 bronze age marvel books for myself as a small checklist. I was hoping to get some feedback if you feel I've omitted or forgotten something that should be on this list. Conversely if you feel there are books on here that shouldn't be please feel to offer your opinions and feedback. I've tried to stick to first appearances mostly and the order is how I remembered them not in order of importance. Thank you all very much,

Lev

Lev

09/06/2018

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10/17/2018

 

Rebuilding my Comic Bookshelves

Back in 2014 I began making plans to move abroad. Expecting to have to downsize to smaller accommodations in Europe I sold off a huge chunk of my Comic book library (graphic novels, hardcovers, omnibuses and custom bound editions). Well I'm back in the US now and have started to work to rebuild my library. I thought it would be fun to track my progress here, and provide some reviews along the way.  As it is with books, some books I sold for a pretty penny have gone back into print and are n

miraclemet

miraclemet

12/16/2017

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08/24/2018