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
I may start saying that more as a greeting to people even though the comic book I discovered those two words together on creeps me out. A lot.
That's just scary. Worse than pretty much any pre-code horror comic IMO. If I came home from work to see that sitting on my kitchen counter I'd freak out. Then I'd go grab my dad's nail gun
Anyway, what's up? How's the hunt for your grail? Or the non-hunt? Maybe your grail is a common key book that you see li
In the conclusion of our two part discussion of Brave and the Bold #50-73, former comic book pro MDG and I discusses Brave and the Bold #57-73, including the first appearances of Metamorpho and the Teen Titans. Enjoy!
Some Avengers Pickups. The #9 was a throw in by the seller when I bought #3. The cover is pretty beat but the interior is in pretty good shape.
Avengers 2 $230 4.0 Online
Avengers 3 $130 2.5 Ebay
Avengers 8 $127 5 Ebay
Avengers 9 $0 1.0 EBay
So...I'm looking through the books in the July 1st Heritage Sunday Comic auction and I see that there are three golden age Caps in there. All raw and restored to various degrees. The issue I'm most interested in is #65 which is an apparent VG- with slight color touch to cover and trimmed on all three sides. Let me repeat that. TRIMMED ON ALL THREE SIDES. I think most collectors would agree that trimming is the worst kind of restoration a book can have since someone basically removed part of
Between work and a newborn been very busy. Not too busy to buy but too busy to have the time to catalogue, scan, and post. I usually scan at night but as sleep has been at a premium lately I have been opting for bed rather than the glow of a computer screen. But I will try to get caught up over the days and weeks to get back on track. I'll be posting chronological from when I bought the books based on memory.
TOS 40 $110 2.0 EBay
TOS 43 $82 2.0 LCBS
Avengers 4 $375 1.8 Online Auc
Hello It's been a little while since I've done a journal. A lot has changed, also a lot has stayed the same First off I would like to say thank you to CGC for their part in providing one of the best convention experience I've ever had! As a comic collector, for me when books are graded it is the final step of the journey of my books. I love the signature series program, and getting yellow labels is the cherry on top. Blue labels are awesome too and I enjoy having them both. This convention w
I would not buy another Cap book for six months after my CGC 1.8 Cap #72 in November of 2016 on eBay. I would actually end up selling the Cap #72 in April 2017 to a board member. Why? I just felt the grade was a tad too low being a 1.8. The next book I would pick up was a Captain America Comics #69 CGC 3.0 Canadian edition off the boards a month later in May of 2017. It was actually the board member who sold me my Cap #74 Canadian edition that notified me that this book was for sale, so now
My very first comic book was Thor #282. My stepdad got it for me when I was 5 going on 6 in April 1979. I was fascinated with the stories of Asgard and continued collecting Thor until I joined the Army January 5th, 1993. A lot of my collection was lost except for Thor #282. I started back up collecting comics in the Summer of 2000. Last year I sent my beloved book in to CGC to get pressed and graded. It came back a 9.0. I was very happy with the grade considering how long I have had that book in
As I was saying in my last entry, I was longing for my first Alex Schomburg war cover. It came by way of the boards from a member who was willing to work with my on time payments in July of 2016. I present to you Captain America Comics #33!!
As you can see, this book has been restored (via a piece re-attached to cover with glue) and has a detached cover. These are two characteristics I said I was going to stay away from except for the more expensive issues. I would consi
Tomb of Dracula #1:
So in October of 2006 I purchased my first CGC graded comic--Tomb of Dracula #1.. A cover that had been engraved in my earliest memories of childhood, and a series which I could not fully appreciate until I was a teenager. I had decided this was an issue that I would like to own a preserved graded copy of. Well after receiving this copy, I had decided that I was going to try and complete the series in a grade of 9.2 and higher (high grade for me )-- It's been a long an
I submitted the form, and shipped the following 8 books to CGC today... Modern slow. Had to use my credits up for the year before membership expire/renewal.
Anyway I'm creating this journal so others can guess the grades from the scans, and will post them once they have been returned.. We will see
Picked this one up today at the Niagara Falls Comic Con. An awesome 9.2 that looks more like a 9.4. And on top of that, Neal Adams, the artist of this cover, was there. Chatted him with a bit and bought a reprint book of Deadman stories from Strange Adventures, which he signed. This was my third meeting with him at a show. Also, for the first time, a finally met Jim Steranko here today. Very nice guy. Anyways, enjoy.
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.
Just bought this one on ebay. Ten years of waiting to acquire this super tough book. Third times the charm I guess. On two previous listings of this book on ebay, over the last two and a half years, I did not have the funds to buy it now. Needless to say, on both occasions they were snatched up very fast. This marks the first work at Warren for Neal Adams. Only 18 of these on the CGC census. And with this acquisition, I have seven more Adams books to go. Enjoy.
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
It's been awhile since my last Journal post. My last post was made May 22, 2015. This is my first journal post under the new format, I haven't decided if I like it or not. It's alot easier to use that's for sure, It reminds of the dashboard in WordPress. I've been collecting on & off over the last 3 years, Meeting media guests on cons & still getting signatures from my favorite artists & writers. Everyone collects differently & I'm a signature kinda guy ( For the most part ). I'v