I had purchased a BATMAN ADVENTURES #12 CGC 9.6 of ebay. I then purchased grader notes for the book after inspecting the book and not finding one spine crease and couldn't figure out why it was a 9.6. The notes stated there was a slight bend on back cover. I finally found it and it was not color breaking. I had sent it in to CCS for fast track pressing and fast track grading and CCS received it on 2/24/2017. On 04/12/2017 I had called CCS to find out why it had not been pressed yet because stat
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 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
As 2016 rolled around my focus on my Captain America Comics run momentarily took a back seat to other interests. I was exploring Pre-code Horror, Matt Baker and Good Girl Art and even some hot modern books like Harley Quinn #1 Adam Hughes variant and Supergirl and the Legion of Superheroes #23. Both of those later books I would buy in 9.8 and plan to get signed my Adam himself at Boston Comic Con but he cancelled at the last moment. Throughout the year I ended up selling most of the non Cap b
It's October and Halloween will be here soon.
Anyways I am currently looking for horror comics on eBay that are slabbed, especially the Twisted Tales series. I do have one book because it had Richard Corben doing a story and cover. It was bonus I became interested in Bruce Jones and Jan Strnad stories as well. Having collected many raw Twisted Tales, Eerie, Creepy, and a few Weird War Tales on and off I seem to enjoy the short story styled format with 2 to 3 stories in a book. To me more c
<h3>Just plain don't get you silver/bronze only collectors...<h3>
<p>I believe that that the content of classic comics before 1978-72ish is so inferior to today's that the value that builds on their rarity is not structured logically. Now, I'm not saying that modern comics transcend the fact that they are ultimately cartoons (opinions aside). However, the content that makes up: artistic value <h7>(the drawings and ink jobs)<h7>, dynamics of dialouge <h7>
It was now late July of 2015 and Boston Comic Con was approaching in less than a month. I knew Ken Bald and Allen Bellman would be attending so I wanted to get a book that they both had artwork in that they could sign. I also planned to have Stan Lee sign this book as well since I had a "Stan Lee VIP Experience" ticket which included a signature from him for free. After doing some research I eventually found a Captain America Comics #73 on Metropolis Comics. It was a CGC 3.5 which fit perfec
I am a Small Fish when it comes to eBay, so check out my stuff. There's a good chance you'll be able to snag something for cheap!
Here's my plan for eBay auctions. It's actually a lot of work setting these up, but it's also fun, and hopefully it's a good way to move some books I no longer have space for.
Run auctions twice per month, always ending on Sunday
Auctions are focused on a particular (e.g. - Conan &
I have set up a little comic shop here on the boards. I know selling in the galleries is *not a thing* yet, but I thought I'd give it a try.
I plan to keep about 50-100 books listed here, and will update regularly.
At least, that's the plan.
Anyway, check it out.
In my first entry I mentioned the lot of wolverine back stock I purchased around 2009 that has just been sitting in my old bedroom at my mother’s house. I recently went and got those and decided to finally make my way through them all and see what I have. This is a huge task for me because I’ve never really had to handle this many comics but it will also be instrumental in helping me get to my end goal of my CGC 9.8 run. I didn’t really know where to start so I just set up as many folding table
I started reading Wolverine comic somewhere during the winter of 1993, right after the cartoon started playing on television. I remember it all pretty well. I lived in Boston, me and my friends would shovel people houses out when it snowed for money. Then we would take our hard earned money and jump on the No 35 bus to West Roxbury to spend it all on comics. I remember the issues in mid 60’s and I remember being blown away by Issue 75 later on that year. I was always on hunt for the back issues
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
Single highest graded and one of the last couple before DC took over. Only 3 of this number have been graded so far. These are easily found in low grade, but high grades are very scarce. The black covers make it even tougher.
Just one month after buying the Cap #68 that was missing 1/4 of the front cover, another copy came up for auction on eBay. Luckily it wasn't much of a bidding war and I won the book! It was quite the upgrade!
My next purchase would not be until three months later in June of 2015 when I would pick up a very low grade Cap #66 on eBay. Big chunk missing out of back cover!!
My next win (three weeks later) on eBay would be a Buy-It-Now of one of my favorite covers
As I mentioned in my first post, my main collecting project right now is to get a copy of every comic with a cover by Matt Baker. By my count there are 293 Baker comics. Currently I have 133 of them, so I still have a long way to go. Here are a few from my collection.
Most of my Bakers are raw (88 are raw and 45 graded). I store the raw Bakers on shelves in a small alcove in my comic room. Like most beach houses, we have a shower you access from the outside (so you can wash off wh
Whew!!! Time to take a break from comic buying before I bankrupt myself. No more books until 2018. All in all, I had one of my best years ever for acquisitions. Maybe the best. I raised my total registry points from 64,000 to 77,000. Speaking of points, this one is worth an impressive 850. Fourth appearance of the new X-Men. I'll get back to the journals next year. Enjoy.
The latest episode of Earth's Mightiest Podcast is now available, where I tackles Avengers #16-19 in the first part of a two-part look at the Cap's Kooky Quartet era of Avengers!
So I'm back from vacation with a new post! Actually, I got back from vacation a while ago, but work has been busy and it's been creeping into my off time. It'll probably be that way for the remainder of the year, so no weekday posting with any sort of regularity until the new year.
The busier work schedule did come with one silver lining, as it took me to a side of the state that I don't normally get to, and that means new and exciting comic book stores to check out! And find one I did..
I was a crazed man on the lookout for a Cap 74 starting in May 2014. I was constantly checking the major auction houses, eBay, these boards and even craigslist! A handful of months went by and my intensity diminished some. At the time there were roughly 45 copies on the census which may seem like very few but there are tons of golden age comics with fewer copies known. Despite Cap 74 not being technically rare, someone listing one for sale certainly was! Truthfully, I did not expect to see