This thread will be about my journey to the million dollar comic and the struggles, failures and successes that come with it since many boardies requested it I will not longer post my transactions but try what revat said . I also have a bunch of inspirational people two of them being Walt Disney and Steve Jobs because I want to be the next rags to riches story not to the degree of Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I want to make a million dollars buying and selling a comic and making enough money wi
Adventures and musings about Buying, Selling and setting up at Conventions and Shows
I participated in my first ever show last October. You can read about it here: http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&amp;Number=8903742#Post8903742
I was pleased with my sales, it was an excellent learning experience and most importantly, I had a great time. I must have did "ok" as I was invited back by the show organizers.
In my town, there use to be a larger two day
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
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.
I finally completed my write-up for my newly acquired world class copy of Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 W for my CGC Registry Set entitled, "Enter Wolverine!" Just wanted to share with the larger CGC Comic Collecting Community! Enjoy!! -Professor Pecora
[AND NOW...THE WOLVERINE!]
Incredible Hulk #181 showcases the 1st full appearance of Wolverine and his 2nd overall appearance in the history of comics!
Moreover, there are only a handful of comic books that have literally sto
Dell Comics - UK Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Dell UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of April 1960 and July 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 hope you will find interesting.
Notes and Obs
Original Art by Jerry deCaire
Jerry deCaire came to my school a couple weeks ago to do his presentation to the students about how mathematics applies to comic art. He also did a bunch of drawings for them. Being a big comic geek, I spent some time with him talking about the trade and expressed my interest in him doing a drawing for me to frame in my office. He took my ideas of a fight between Mr. Fixit and Wolverine with him and today, his artwork arrived. I am very pleased.
First they get me to buy the Death in Platinum now this?
I just purchasd a Bagged Adventures of Superman 500, Platinum Edition. looks similar to Superman 75 Platinum but w/o the bleeding symbol. I know when i got the 75 plat. cgc the inside was a silver embossed supes symbol compared to the gray flat inner cover. but does anyone know whats inside the 500? either way they got $100 from me. (Picture of superman 500).
Modern age books
So I have my third round of submissions packaged and ready to ship out tomorrow. I decided to save a little money and just send a few modern age books. They are as follows:
Amazing Spider-Man 238====9.2
Battle Chasers(Red Monika Variant)====9.4
Dark Horse Presents Annual 1998====9.6
Green Lantern 201(first Kilowog)====9.2
Incredible Hulk 340====9.4
Iron Man 282====9.8
New Mutants 98====9.4
All in all a nice set of good looking keys. There
The Kickstarter will launch two weeks from tomorrow!
Over the next week or so, I'll be revealing the three variant covers.
Here's the first one! This is the Kickstarter Exclusive Legacy Number Variant - this will be available at the same price as the regular cover, but will only be available as a Kickstarter reward; I won't be selling any copies outside of Kickstarter. So if you like this one, get it while it's hot!
Of course, this is an homage to Flash Comics #92 by Carmine Infantin
Amazing Fantasy #15 variant in Dallas Morning News Sunday August 20, 2006 added in with the normal Sunday coupons.
Amazing Fantasy #15 variant in Dallas Morning News Sunday August 20, 2006 added in with the normal Sunday coupons. I didn't realize that the newspapers would have a
Something to consider!
Once Dazzler #1 came out in March of 1981, there were countless 80's issues that have two versions of covers. Those with the barcode on the cover(news-stand editions) and those with an image in it's place(Direct editions). They also vary slightly in the spot where the issue number and price are.
A fellow collector, TNerb, recently wrote in a journal that he will pass up on any graded comic with the barcode on the cover. Personally, I agree with the choice on a purely
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
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