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
I just returned home from Buckeye Comic Con. It's a small show in a hotel. Just like back in the 70's when I attended my first cons. I like it because it is dealers loaded with comics. There are some small press writers and artists in attendance.
They say the attendance is 400 for the one day event and that looked a little low to me. Very busy. It is held every four months and I plan on being there in November for the next one. I picked up some high grade Swamp Thing , pristine Spawn 1to
oh my gosh im like all bamboozled with all these different types of comics and wow your silly to pay enormous amounts of cash to take that really good comic home with you. get a grip its only comics! only joking with you 😜 no really enjoying going through stacks of comics ive recently discovered in my loft. Ive posted a few images of my favourites so far, i need to categorise them quick before it gets all mushed up in my head, advice welcomed on were to start apart from obvious marvel in one pi
The Kickstarter has ended and I'm just waiting for the copies of The Crimebusters #1 to arrive from the printers! If anyone missed the Kickstarter and wants a copy or copies, let me know and we'll figure something out when they arrive!
In the meantime, I'm keeping busy by working on #2!
The second issue is called "The Secret of the Ghost Bride." It features Chuck and Trixie investigating a haunted house. With a twist: there might be some time travel involved, thanks to the surprise ret
The Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of The Crimebusters is complete, and was a rousing success. Thanks so much to everyone who supported it! I'm really looking forward to sending out the comic and hearing what you all think. And I'm hard at work already on issue #2, so I'll certainly be sharing plenty more as we go.
We're inside the last 48 hours, so I have composed another update (well, a couple really since last time I posted here).
I also just wanted to remind everyone that may be interested that this Kickstarter is going to end shortly, so if you do think this is a comic you'd be interested in, now is the time! Most of the variant covers will be printed in very small numbers, and the Kickstarter Exclusive Variant Cover in particular (which is an homage to Flash Comics #92) is going
A little update here. In the week since we passed $1000, we've pretty much hit a full stop. I think the amount has only gone up by $26 in the last week, with just two new backers. But I had heard that's how these things go, so while it's a bit disappointing, it's not surprising. I am still occasionally getting new "followers' - these are people who have asked Kickstarter to remind them about the project when there are two days left - so it's possible some of those people will back at the end.
Well I set up my profile to start with. I also posted to find out to find out opinions about grading some of these books. I have The Mighty Captain Marvel Ross Variant (CGC 9.8), Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #8 (CGC 9.4), ASM #238 (CGC 7.5), ASM #252 (CGC 9.0), and ASM #300 (CGC 8.5). However, I do have two PGX Graded Books as well. I have ASM #62 (PGX 7.0) and ASM #121 (PGX 7.5). My wife and I also want to get Feedback on our Batman Adventures #12 and her two Comic Con Variants, Gotham City
I've been so focused on getting the Kickstarter up and running for the first issue of my Boy Comics revival The Crimebusters that I haven't had any time to actually begin working on the second issue.
This weekend, though, I was finally able to start working on it!
Here's an early look at the first draft linework for the regular cover for the second issue. I'm hoping to do the Legacy Number Variant cover soon as well, which will have the #121 on it instead of #2 - and which will be an h
Call this a rant, if you like. Crom and Mitra, but I'm seeing stupid prices on things and it's dam irritating! Books a little nicer than normal...books I turned my nose up on a couple of decades ago...cost as much as I'm willing to spend on a used car for my soon to be college student daughter. I just don't know that I can enjoy tying that much money up into something that isn't really the very best and/or that I don't find captivating. Kudos to you guys who got in early and avoided the tempt
I'm super excited to announce that my comic The Crimebusters is now live on Kickstarter!
Thanks to everyone for all the support throughout this process. As you guys know, bringing Chuck Chandler back to life has been a goal of mine for over a decade now, so this is really exciting for me, and I can't wait to share this comic with you. If anybody has any questions aout the project, or about the Kickstarter campaign, let me know!
Marvel Thorpe & Porter Indicias (June 1960 ~ November 1964)
Here is a summary of the Thorpe & Porter Indicias that I have discovered hiding in Marvels between the dates of June 1960 and November 1964. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion threads in which we talk about them (it's the Marvel Pence Variants thread):
Meanwhile, here is an up to date
Just a few days left until this thing launches on Kickstarter on June 11. In my latest project blog, I discuss the printing process, getting my Kickstarter campaign ready to launch, and the big news of the day: the first copy has arrived!! It's real!
June 6, 2019
It's been a long time since I posted a comment or written a journal.
I've been on the sidelines watching the world of comics vicariously through the movies, TV shows, the internet, and auction houses.
What brings me back is the sad and dissapointing news that the DC Universe has pulled the plug on the new Swamp Thing series after having only aired one episode. It's a head scratching decision since the show was given absolutely no chance to succeed, yet it has drawn gl
Here's the final variant cover for the first issue. Of course, the whole point of this originally was to make new issues of Boy Comics, so there has to be a cover with the Boy Comics logo and numbering. And there is!
Here's a look at all four covers for this first issue. sorry for the slight blurriness, the site here automatically squeezes the image to a certain size like it or not:
Less than a week until the Kickstarter on Ju
Marvel US Price Font Variations (June 1960 ~ February 1961)
Here is a summary of the Marvel Price Font Variations that I have discovered hiding between the dates of June 1960 and February 1961. 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
Marvel 1999 ~ 2000 US Newsstand Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Marvel Newsstand Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of October 1999 and February 2000. 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 discover
Marvel 'L Miller & Co' UK Indicia Variants (May 1960 ~ September 1961)
Here is a summary of the L Miller & Co UK Indicia Variants that I have discovered hiding in first printing Marvel Comics produced between the dates of May 1960 and September 1961. 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:
Here's the next of the variant covers for the first issue of my new comic, The Crimebusters, launching on Kickstarter June 11.
Since I am planning to do a Boy Comics variant cover every issue starring Crimebuster, I thought it would only be fair to also do a variant cover every issue featuring his new partner, Trixie Trouble. So I'm going to do a variant every issue re-imagining the story as a classic young adult mystery novel. Here's the first of the Trixie Trouble Mysteries variant cover
Won this in the Comic Link auction last night. The greatest of the Neal Adams runs was GL/GA, and I could not pass up the opportunity to acquire one of these in 9.6. My winning bid was not too high, either. Enjoy.