This is how it all began.
One afternoon as I was wandering aimlessly up and down the aisles of the local People?s Drug while my dad filled a prescription; Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #10 caught my eye on the spinning comic book rack. The agony and equal perseverance the Mike Zech drawn Doctor Doom elicits on that cover struck me as something awesome. I HAD to have that comic. Just as my dad agreed to shell out the sixty cents to buy the book, Amazing Spider-Man #261 twirled around the r
And the mystery begins of what will it be.
It's been a while since I posted up on the boards and just have been reading here from time to time due to my move from the big city to the burbs. I have been reading the latest posts and I am too excited and looking forward to CBCS as becoming a competitor to the comic grading and certification market.
We all need to consider this and that is that we must understand that we need to differentiate the difference between our love and drive and nostal
Lack of info.
Sorry for the amount of time between my posts. This journal is about the Gang Busters #10 that I broke out of its CBCS jacket and submitted to CGC. I do have a bit of a problem with it being lowered a full point from 9.0 to 8.0. This is the one comic I was thinking would be a sure lock for the same grade. I'm sure I didn't do any damage cracking it out or that anything happened in packaging or shipping. I'm pretty sure the covers grade a 9.0 so it must be something CGC found insi
A nice pickup here from ebay. One of my favorites of Frank Frazetta's many Warren covers. Tough to find in the higher grades slabbed and when one does turn up, the price is usually quite steep. Fortunately, my best offer to the seller on ebay was accepted and I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg. Enjoy.
CGC vs XXXPHOENIX grading contest PART 6 : 112 books just graded!
Hello to everybody!
CGC just finished grading my 112 books....let's compare their grades with my forecasts!
MANY MONTHS AGO I submitted 112 MODERN books to CGC...they were received between 8/8 to 8/12 2011...and it took 2 MONTHS to switch from verified to graded status...As soon as I receive them I will add them to my numerous registry sets.
Hey CGC...hire more graders please!
Most of these come from my personal collecti
Another Enhancement Pushed To Production Without Testing
CGC you need to hire a quality assurance tester. Once again you've moved a change into production that has removed all the CRLF (Carriage Return Line Feed) in everyone's descriptions. Now there is no spacing at all.
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Just added quotes and storylines?
I was surfing the net a few weeks ago hoping to learn more tidbits about the comics in my collection?reviews, back story, trivia, etc. (yeah, I know, get a life right) and I ran across this really cool web site, http://marvel.wikia.com/Contents that has all of these things for every Marvel comic ever made, from 1939 to present. Maybe I?m the last person to find this site, but I thought I?d share anyway.
I just finished adding a link to every one of my comics
I am going to have to live with that thread title, but whatever!
I have decided the correct term for me, besides original comic art collector, is comic reader. I don't collect comics so much as store the ones I read. I bought some Moebius comics the other day off ebay and when I opened the package I realized these were now the nicest comics in my collection, almost without a doubt. So collecting high grade comics was never my thing. Yes, I grabbed some comics second hand along the way, incl
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 &
Yesterday I was a little surprised that I was able to go all the way back to November of 1959, with having a complete set of all the Superbooks on sale for a particular month. I thought for sure that my oldest set would've been in the early 12¢ era. I ended up being wrong twice, as not only could I go farther back than I thought, but the next instance of this happening is way into the second half of the Silver Age. It takes another 7 ½ years for my collection to once again have all of the Sup
Even on comics he didn't have something to do with..
I've watched countless comics sell on eBay that are signed by Stan Lee and something that has bothered me recently is that I've watched quite a few comics signed by Stan Lee go for big bucks even when he wasn't involved in those comics. Perfect example, I've watched several Wolverine Limited Series #1's sell for between $300-$350 in 9.8 with white pages when Stan Lee had nothing to do with Wolverine whereas the same comic signed by Chris Cla
2-92 is done!
Got my first MMC (#74, I believe) from a buddy of mine in Feb of 2007...and I was hooked (I had never owned a timely before!)...9 months later, no, I didn't have another baby, but I did finish my Marvel Mystery Comics run...that's right...2-92 is complete...only 2 issues are restored (3 is the Nick Cage former copy) and 22 had a staple replaced, but looks so nice, I am keeping...rest are unrestored blue, ranging from 1.8 (my #9 and the tough #86) all the way to a few 9.0 (crippin
Recently, the CGC has modified the Adam Warlock Keys Set by adding a number of titles where Adam Warlock has made an appearance (comic books which are mostly concentrated in the Bronze Age). Personally, I do not agree with these new additions, since the theme of the set is Adam Warlock Keys, meaning only those comic books which have key significance related to Adam Warlock should be included in this set. Which comic books you may ask? Well, although I am no comic book historian, nonetheless, I w
MY FIRST COMIC STORE ADVENTURE
It was in 1977, sometime in spring season to summer. I had found my first comic book store by accidentally when I was with my dad on his trip to a drug store to buy something there. I must had walked by this comic book store many times before. Yet I did not notice it?? I guess because the drug store had the spinner rack with new comics there, so my focus was kind of direct at this.
Anyway, one day I went with my sister to follow dad into the drug store.
I can't believe this!!!
In reading of the postings and advertisement about the biggest CGC grand Auction going on at heritage auctions it really makes me wonder about where collecting has gone to. Did you know that seller of this supposed fine collection Doug Schmell was a former attorney who was disbarred from practicing law because he was stealing his clients money and using their money to purchase these high grade comics? Have you also noticed that he is selling everything except his Amaz
I have an error Playboy magazine in mint condition that is a honeydew of a magazine nice gals and good looking woman and bodys
This Playboy Magazine is an error magazine that I would like to protect, this playboy has three center fold outs all the same, and I would like to know if CGC Magazine will cover this book, it has a clean cover it is not dirty in any way could some
one tell me if this can be done. thank Amarillo
Adventures of Superman Gil Kane
Gil Kane's The Amazing Spider-Man: Artist's EditionYesterday afternoon, as it seems to be my daily custom of late, while on my lunch break, I visited Midtown Comics Grand Central. I actually went there with the intentions to buy the trade paperback volume collecting Grant Morrison's seminal 80's run on Animal Man... which I did. Aside from that, I also checked-out the wall of new releases and noted, with a measure of indifference, Marvel's Superior Spiderman #1 t
My best CGC set finally breaks 100 views! Thank You!
As of today Sunday 11/26/06, my top ranked "Righteous Rojatt's Set" finally broke 100 views! A hearty "Thank You" goes out to all those who took a moment to allow me to share my Human Fly addiction with you. My goal for 2007 is to (hopefully) add scans and finalize my write-ups for the set description itself and for each individual issue. Additionally, I will continue to look for high-grade, raw #3's and #15's to submit to CGC towards co
The world's best Wolverine collection
I am primarily a bronze-age collector with a focus on X-Men and Amazing Spider-Man. But, I recently decided to take a break from my X-Men 94-143 run and put together a Wolverine 1-189 run. The idea was suggested to me by a buddy, Dennis Houser who decided to part with his extraordinary collection (#2 on the Registry).
Nobody has completed a 9.8 run of Wolverine 1-189 yet. In fact, when I looked at the census numbers I was astonished to find that 14 dif
Getting close to the June 11 launch on Kickstarter! Right now, I'm neck deep in Kickstarter stuff, so I decided I'd share some of that process with everyone in my new blog. And I'm sure I'll be writing a lot more about the process and experience as things progress!
The main things: my initial goal is $500, but if we hit the $800 stretch goal, I will be adding a 4-page Squeeks solo back-up story to the book,
Or on the precipice.
It's safe to say I get personal when I write a journal. I told the whole community I was going for a job at CGC and a week later had to tell the same community I didn't get it. Now it's about my budget. For the last week I have been out of work, not due to losing a job, but because of a surgery. The worst part is I can not do any proper cleaning around the house. Last week, the day before I went in for the simple procedure, my boss asked me if I would be in Monday, the sam
At long last ... I've completed my DC Bicentennial Set!
Started almost 10 years ago and I wanted to have a high grade set of the 33 comics that DC published in the summer of 1976 with a red/white/blue banner at the top of the front cover. Most of the copies were easy to find in high grade but as I picked up the issues, the last remaining ones became more and more difficult to find, either as CGC graded or raw. My criteria was simple: nothing less than 9.0 and no worse than Off-White pages.