Waiting for the shoe to drop
So I checked on my 20 day submission coupons and saw it was scheduled for grading. Great, right? Then I looked in to the received details for the first time... my X-Men number 3 is an Apparent SA.
It wouldn't have mattered if I knew this 19 days ago, yesterday, whenever, but it looks like I've got another hack job book. I'm going to go through my ebay receipts and other receipts to track down the seller, but I think this may have been the copy I picked up at th
Just maybe it would be more appropriate for persons with no registered sets and who don't appear to have any participation in the registry to comment on the chat boards in Comics General and leave those of us who enjoy journaling with out the vituperative nastiness that accompanies any opinion on the chat boards alone.
The first issue is off to the printers for proofing! I'm totally stoked!
I've also been wrestling for awhile with the numbering for this first issue. I really, really want to keep the legacy numbering from Boy Comics, but at the same time, I know there are some (weird) readers who may not even give the series a try if it's got a #120 on the cover. So... I've decided to just print copies with both numbers and let people choose whichever number they want. To be honest, I'm not s
Yeah, we get mad at CGC... and I hate these teaser sections.
So today is the "20th" day on my express coupon submissions, so I'm just waiting out the rest of the day, hoping they are on deck and done by the day's end.
But in the end, it won't matter if they are "on time" or miss by a day or even a week.
Sometimes when I get mad at the turnaround times (talking about my 5 month waits from the past), I think about PGX. Here's the things I reflect on:
Why do I grade a comic? To lock in a v
If a $5 handling fee is what it takes to get you members to act; then great!
CGC is standing alone in this business of third party grading. They are in bed with all the major comic companies and dealers. Thy charge a $5 handling fee because they know as comic collectors we will pay it. Until a better company comes along CGC will continue to exploit the consumer to make more money. CGC's first business is to make money and they have proven that time and again. There are some of you who are
it's not just a price hike people....
Since this is the new popular thread, here's my input. I understand a revision to the grading fees: $1, $2, and such to the grading teirs. that's understandable since it's been a while since they revised it and they probably need the additional funds to support operating fees and to hire additional staff (per the careers section of cgc's site they are currently hiring). However, the handling fee makes no sense. that's a slap in the face. its a charge
For my entry in the journals here is my latest project. Conan 1 statue. I got this kit for my birthday a few months ago and recently have been doing some rearranging of my glass display cases so I figured I might as well start building this guy.
A little background. I first saw this statue on an interview with Roy Thomas. I was like oh my I have to have it to display with my book. A little research and I found out it is a resin kit. A little bummed I have to build it but I'm up to the chall
Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Marvel UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of May 1960 and December 1981. 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:
In April 2019, I successfully lobbied CGC to change their labels from "UK Edition" to the more appropriate "UK Price Variant"
I haven't heard alot of people griping about their price hike (just a few). I thought there were going to be more than the 3 that I have read so far. No wonder they are doing what they are doing and getting away with it. Not enough people are speaking out. I can guarantee you they will see less of my hard earned cash.
CGC remember NETFLIX. They lost alot of customers.I've been collecting on and off since I was in Jr. High. Just a couple of years ago I stopped buying comics (again) on a regu
The first step... The arrival
With my parents credit card I sent in my last batch for the year. Yes I decided to jump the gun before the new prices are kicked off for the new year. If I had the money I would send in another twenty. I do want to get my own books graded regardless of the turmoil going on now. These are the books I don't care about the grade.
At first I was checking to see if my second of two invoices are marked as shipped and safe. It is not. At first I thought so and even let
I started off talking about the handling charge but went so much further.
The following is from CGC directly.
CGC has announced its revised services and fees schedule that will go into effect January 1, 2012. These changes constitute the first comprehensive revision to CGC's price schedule since May 2009. A $5 handling charge per submission invoice has also been added to all grading submissions.
The rest is from me......save all hate and verbal venom till after the entry please
Should I send comics in myself or have others do it for me?
I have been sending in a few select comic books myself. Some have been 9.8's for added signatures. I am still not sure how these 9.8's dropped a grade. Others I sent in through other means. One of those books I just got word was graded. This is a book that someone else sent in for me and I know I will start my withdrawal systems soon because I will not get it back till mid January.
He already has two others that I have been waiting
I have 858 CGC books. Actually, that's 858 in my registry sets. If you also count the ones not in my sets, I'm probably well over 900.
One thing about slabs, they take up a lot of room. I have 12 CGC boxes so I store many of my slabs there. I store the rest on shelves in my comic room.
In my old comic room, I displayed CGC books on wire shelves, somewhat like dealer walls at cons. Below are a couple pictures from my old comic room. These wire shelves did a good job at displaying
Approximately one Spawn comic posted daily for 365 days- through the upcoming film and milestone issue #300.
The majority of these issues are original owner, and as of this posting I am only missing one issue (#150) from being completely current.
I will reserve Sundays for posting a Spawn spinoff or one-shot at my discretion.
Won this in the recent Comic Link auction. The Glob was a character you could call a precursor to the Swamp and Man-Things, I suppose. Don't see this book turn up on the market very often. Had this issue when I was a youngster along with several other Herb Trimpe Hulks from that era. Enjoy.
The results are listed but do I dare look.
Just check my submission of the 4 Gang Busters issues that were graded by CBCS and broken out for a CGC submission. They said they were being shipped so that means the grades are listed online. Do I look or do I wait till they show up at the PO Box before I report back to you people. I've been getting a bad vibe since I saw that the #13 had a trimmed cover. I know I made some predictions of what I was thinking they would come back as and I'll stick to
My journey into this wonderful hobby began in early 1994, when I found The Death of Superman graphic novel at Kroger, I was 11 years old then. The graphic novel collected the seven issue storyline "Doomsday!", the comic book colors inside hooked me. I had heard of this “event” but I was so late to the party that it was over. The Death and Return of Superman story arc was a trilogy of storylines; "Doomsday!", "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Supermen!", all ancient history by '94. After I
I'm very excited about the next X-movie....
But the big thing for me, will be seeing the Sentinels on the big screen. Done right, that will be amazing! Wolvie slicing and dicing Sentinels...Damn!!!
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Following my journal opener which covered The Walking Dead #1, this entry covers the issue with the second-most variant covers (20) in this series - #100.
The Walking Dead (TWD) issue #100 (July 2012) shipped with a total of 20 variant covers and had a total order of 379,000 copies. This made it the largest selling single comic of the 2010s decade, the #2 highest ordered comic of the 21st Century so far, and the #1 comic of the century for Image Comics. A special chromium wrap-around cover
Have all become Variant slaves?
Hello to everybody!
I decided to post about what I call the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN VARIANT MADNESS. We have been seeing variants over variants of the same issues in the last few years... and I wonder:
DO WE NEED THEM?
1. I HATE THIS HABIT OF ARTIFICIALLY MAKING A VARIANT BOOK "RARE" JUST BECAUSE IT COMES OUT AT A 1:50 RATIO
2. DO ALL THESE SO CALLED "NEW ARTISTS" DESERVE TO DRAW AN AMAZING SPIDER-MAN COVER? I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT AN AS COVER SHOULD BE
In this journal, I'll be talking about my quest to finally finish a full run of X-Men volume 1, from #1 to 544. I can't tell if many boardies read the new journals or not, and I like the old format way better, but at least this will be a place to help keep myself focused and on track if nothing else.
I've been a fan of the X-Men since the late 80s when I first really started reading comics in earnest. I've dreamed about having a full run since my early 20s, but made the huge mistake of not