CGC Journals

 

The difference between Fish Police #1, and Fish Police #1

comic-insider/enthusiasts,  ...The difference   between   Fish Police #1,   and   Fish Police #1 is..  that    the first state,   of the First Printing ..    (.., apparently, for .. a couple of thousand copies, according to STEVE MONCUSE, himself.  I asked and HE told ME, THEN, in the 80s.  He worked at Comics & Comix, on Telegraph Ave., in Berkeley, at the time, and I was there 4.5 times a week.)    HA

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

10/20/2020

Last Reply:
10/22/2020

The Death and Return of Superman Collector's Editions

The Death and Return of Superman saga is so 90s, and also credited with the beginning of the publishing gluttony that paved the way for the market crash later in the decade. One such 90s thing about this set is the number of "Collector's Editions" released. I have most of these and enjoy them, but it has been frustrating finding them graded. These editions crowed just about every comic shop in America but I never see any raw 9.8 candidates. Most of the graded examples are also listed with high B

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

05/16/2019

Last Reply:
10/20/2020

 

SA 216

Just won this on eBay. The last Deadman story in this title. This has always been my favorite Neal Adams run. Awesome covers and stories to boot. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/19/2020

Last Reply:
10/19/2020

My collecting Journey

I grew up in a small town in South Western Ontario, my friends and I used to do all sorts of activities from tunnel ratting through drainage pipes to good old fashioned street hockey, but what we really liked to do was collect.     We started collecting sports cards  around the summer of 1987 and comics a few years later.    If I recollect correctly, the first comic book I had was Batman Annual 14 with TwoFace on the cover.    Sadly, over the years My friends and I drifted apart,

Hollywood1892

Hollywood1892

04/03/2020

Last Reply:
10/19/2020

 

Sadly only sent 10 books for signature signings for that big October shingding.

After looking at the state of the Canadian dollar exchange rate at the time of prepping for signatures, I had to take Mrs. Louise Simonson off my wish list.   Getting her signature on the first 3 issues of Superman: Man of Steel would have been awesome.    Not long after sending the package of books, I find out now that Mr. Chuck Dixon, who I enjoyed his Bird of Prey run and Mr. Rags Morales, who I enjoyed his art during his run on Hourman will be signing sometime in December.......I've mapped o

Etreiw

Etreiw

10/15/2020

 

The Crimebusters #3 Kickstarter pre-launch page is live!

The Crimebusters #3 will be launching on Kickstarter next month, but the pre-launch page is live now. So if you want to make sure you don't miss out, check it out and click the "notify me" button to make sure you don't miss it.  Thanks again for all the support! I really appreciate it.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecrimebusters/the-crimebusters-1-3/   Also, if you haven't read the first issue yet, I am giving away digital copies to anyone who signs up for my mailin

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

10/14/2020

 

Tales from the Comic Box: Rookie Adventures in Buying/Selling & Setting Up at Shows

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&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

Wall-Crawler

Wall-Crawler

04/10/2016

Last Reply:
10/13/2020

 

Weaving the Web: Building a Complete AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Run

A noble quest to build an Amazing Spider-Man collection Hello! As my board name suggests, I am a Spider-Man fan. I have been since I was a youngster. I started actually collecting at around age 14. Pushing 40 now - Where does the time go? I basically took 7-8 years off from the hobby though, from right after high school all the way through university and didn't start really again until about 2004/05. Once I got back into the hobby, I checked out a bit of everything but I also decided to

Wall-Crawler

Wall-Crawler

01/31/2016

Last Reply:
10/11/2020

The Death and Return of Superman Multiple Printing Saga

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

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/17/2019

Last Reply:
10/11/2020

One more please!

It's amazing what happens when you expand your vision — you see so much more! My main goal with my only CGC Registry set "DC Bicentennial Comics" was to collect all 33 comics graded at no less than 9.0. It took over a decade but I finally succeeded 3 years ago (yay!).  My next, and ultimate, goal is to have each 1976 issue at 9.8 with White Pages. Of the 33 comics in the list, I've managed to get 14 in that state with 3 others also in 9.8 but with Off-White to White Pages. Of the remai

willybaum

willybaum

10/10/2020

Last Reply:
10/11/2020

 

new YouTube update: I'm giving away some comics!

Here's the latest YouTube videos from yours truly. I'm getting close to 200 subs, so I'm doing a giveaway!    I also picked up some new stuff, including this awesome romance comic I never heard of before:     And speaking of romance comics, here's a look at one of my favorite ongoing soap opera storylines ever:  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

10/09/2020

Last Reply:
10/09/2020

 

Adventure Comics 373

Won this book on eBay today. My first signature series purchase in four years. Continuing with my acquisition of Neal Adams covers. Features the first appearance of the Tornado Twins, Don and Dawn Allen, far future descendants of Barry Allen. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/04/2020

Last Reply:
10/08/2020

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN!

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN! The third act in the Death and Return of Superman saga. Beginning in the final pages Adventures of Superman #500 (June, 1993) under the teaser "first sighting," four men appear bearing the Superman emblem. Actually, three men and one boy appear. Each creative team on the four Superman titles had their own ideas on how Superman could return. The editorial decision at the time was to use all four ideas, with four very different Supermen appearing in Metropoli

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/08/2020

Last Reply:
10/07/2020

First Five Books are Back!

The first five books arrived today.  Luckily, everything went well with this reholder submission!  Before pictures of the below books as well as my explanation for starting this journal are in the 'about this journal' section of Adventures in Reholdering!   I'll start with the Superman: The Man of Steel 18 9.9...  I was really worried about this book.  There wasn't anything wrong with the old holder but I knew it would look better reholdered.  I took a chance and so far so good.  I also sho

Iconic1s

Iconic1s

09/22/2020

Last Reply:
09/25/2020

 

WW 189

One more auction win from Comic Link. And, like my win from yesterday, another cover scene depicting war, this one from the Vietnam era. A particularly difficult issue to find from the Diana Prince run. Interesting to see her blasting away with an automatic weapon, instead of wielding the proverbial sword.

john ivic

john ivic

09/25/2020

 

Our Army At War 240

Won this in the current Comic Link auction. With this book, I now have all four issues with Neal Adams interior art on this title. Surprised to find my winning bid was well under $100. It's back to buying comics again after taking a break during the summer. And this is a good one to start with.

john ivic

john ivic

09/24/2020

Bazinga

Just thought I would start a journal showing any pickups of comics or sundries  All nonsense encouraged  

Azkaban

Azkaban

07/24/2018

Last Reply:
09/21/2020

 

Grail acquired! Plus: what's your origin story?

I've been churning out the YouTube videos, so there's a bunch to see on my channel, but I thought I'd just highlight these two.   In this video, I spend 5x as much as I ever have for a comic and acquire one of my personal grails:       And in this one, I start a new series called Origin Stories: The Comics That Shaped Us where I interview comic book fans about their origin story as a collector, though the lens of the 10 individual comics that had the bigge

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

08/31/2020

Last Reply:
09/21/2020

 

CGC Unboxing with some special guests. :)

It was quite the learning experience this year when I decided to start slabbing some of my older books and then taking a stab a prepping comic books for signings. As of now, I have about 26 books slabbed and that was all I was gonna do this year.   Then came that big signing thing sometime in October/November as well as that Geoff John's and company signing in January.  The end result, my budget on slabbing is gonna be hitting the ceiling.  It's time like this where it would be awesome to win lo

Etreiw

Etreiw

09/20/2020

Last Reply:
09/21/2020

 

J. x: The Difference .. between 2..

{... finally captured these ifcs, with this iP.}    So, I figured I would tip-off The CGCCS.  These two 2. (i.e., Two) comic books, by S. Clay Wilson, publ. by Keith Green, in 1975-6, have identifiers, namely price, that determine .. “State”.   I mean first state, compared to first printing.  Two States are:   1) printed .75 cent cvr. price, ifc.    2) printed, corrected/written-over, hand-written, “$1” price, ifc.   ... more on these later.  Good Luck,

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

09/18/2020

 

A new podcast and a couple new videos!

Episode #28 of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast is now live, with the second part of my three-part discussion about the Fall of Yellowjacket storyline. This time around we finish talking about the infamous court martial story in Avengers #213 before moving on to discuss #214-220: https://classiccomics.podbean.com/e/classic-comics-forum-podcast-28-avengers-211-230-the-fall-of-yellowjacket-part-2/   Meanwhile, on the YouTube front, I've got a couple new videos to share with you. 

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

09/17/2020

Two More Updates!

My DC Bicentennial set seemed destined to be stuck at 3,027 points. I have only seen two CGC 9.8 copies that I needed for my set that were on sale at eBay but they were very expensive $$$$. However, one of them recently dropped in price almost by half and I had to jump on it. Snatched up The Joker 8 CGC 9.8 (White Pages!) and was pleased as punch  Then, while looking through the registry for how many 9.8 copies of each issue that I needed to upgrade were available, I found out that 5 of

willybaum

willybaum

09/17/2020

 

Prepping books for signatures.

Well, the first part is pretty much done,  it's just question what the currency is like near the middle of November when I do send my books down to Florida.  I wonder how much the currency would change between November and January/February.    

Etreiw

Etreiw

09/06/2020

Last Reply:
09/11/2020