CGC Journals

 

ASM 71

Won this in the current Comic Link auction the other day. Taking a bit of a break from the Neal Adams books that I'm currently going after. Always admired the artwork of John Romita and this is one of my favorite covers of his. A very nice 9.0 that looks more like a 9.4.

john ivic

john ivic

03/27/2020

Last Reply:
03/30/2020

The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - Too many cooks!

The INCREDIBLE HULK #144 - Too many cooks!   I bought this beat up copy for $4   Herb Trimpe did the cover for this (I really like Herb's run of covers on this book) but this is actually Part 2 of a two part story that Ayers and John Severin did the art on. John Severin is one of the few thin line inkers that I really like.   For some reason it took two people to write this, Roy Thomas and Mike Friedrich are credited, this just a

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

03/26/2020

 

2019: Better Late Than Never

January 2019 All-American Men of War #128 ($45.00 + shipping = $49.60) February 2019 All-American Men of War #5 ($9.99 + shipping = $14.49) Battle #25 ($6.00 + shipping = $9.95) March 2019 All-American Men of War #2 ($25.00 + shipping = $28.95) All-American Men of War #6 ($32.00) June 2019 Frontline Combat #5 ($70.00) Battle Stories #4 + U.S. Marines in Action #2 + Battle Action #12 + Combat Casey #10 + All-Ame

creaturefan95

creaturefan95

03/26/2020

 

One Man Comic Business

You too can start a comic business! Basic Journal to note my experiences buying and selling comics. Your mileage may vary if you replicate or emulate any of my experiences. But the enjoyment I've gotten out of this hobby and how I've approached it is something I thought I'd share. First, a little background. I collected back issues in the mid 1980s mostly in the Boston area spending my paper route money on 1960s Spidermans and 1970s Xmen. I won't bore you with those details but formative

ft88

ft88

12/30/2014

Last Reply:
03/25/2020

 

Watch my slab collection grow from scratch to BIG $$$ scratch!

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

Bird

Bird

01/19/2015

Last Reply:
03/20/2020

 

Lois Lane 79

And so the collecting of books with Neal Adams covers continues. One of the very first, if not the first of his covers on a Superman title. Not too easy to find this particular issue either. Adams would continue to do the Lois covers for the next 16 books. What with doing the cover work on Superman, Action, Jimmy Olsen, Adventure, the Batman titles etc. - one wonders where he found the time to do all this. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/18/2020

ARCHIE ANNUAL #24 - Length and Suggestiveness!

ARCHIE ANNUAL #24 - Length and Suggestiveness!   I bought this ok looking copy for $4   This 48 page Annual came out in 1972 and features a couple of 'Still going strong Harry Lucey' stories, though it sports a humorous Dan DeCarlo cover. (See what I did there?) Lucey was in the last couple of years of working for Archie Comics, retiring in 1976 with Archie Comics #254 (July 1976) after being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. Inker Chic Stone completed the ar

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

03/18/2020

The STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES: The THING #13 - Dr. Strange had a Brother! (Or Did He?)

The STEVE DITKO ARCHIVES: The THING #13 - Dr. Strange had a Brother! (Or Did He?)   Everything I'm about to tell you is untrue, except this: This story was done by Steve Ditko two years before he ever worked at Marvel (as a freelancer for 16 stories), and five years before he worked there regular AND two years before he ever did a story with Stan Lee (it was a Western) and five years before he ever did a story with Stan Lee that was horror/scifi themed.  

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

03/17/2020

CAPTAIN AMERICA #113 - It's all about the Art!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #113 - It's all about the Art!   I bought this beat up copy for $7.50   I may have my issues with Steranko the 'person', but he certainly created some of the most memorable handful of issues ever made in comics. Probably no artist in history has less work that is more popular than Jim Steranko.   Captain America #113 was the third of 3 issues he did in 1969 - the first two #110 and #111 interrupted by the origin re

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

03/17/2020

 

The Buzzetta Journal...

Since everyone else apparently gets a journal, maybe I should claim some space too...  I'm just another schmo that has a lot to say about things that most nobody cares about.

Buzzetta

Buzzetta

08/09/2019

Last Reply:
03/16/2020

 

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:
03/15/2020

SUPERBOY and the LEGION of SUPER-HEROES #197 - Dress for Success!

SUPERBOY and the LEGION of SUPER-HEROES #197 - Dress for Success!   I bought this beat up copy for $4.00   Nothing against Cary Bates, who... wrote some decent stuff for DC Comics in his long career there (sold a few stories at the age of 13, wrote regular beginning in 1970 at age 17, and stayed until 1986). But this is all about the creativity of Dave Cockrum.   Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes was monthly, except for Ma

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

03/14/2020

 

My road to success (Moving Update 2)

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

uchiha101

uchiha101

12/15/2014

Last Reply:
03/13/2020

It's Friday (the 13th)

They finally released a TPB of the Detective Comics run bridging the gap between issues #993 and #1000. Once upon a time, I intended on collecting all of the single issues for the Rebirth of this DC title (ditto for Action Comics). As a designer, I also created a Captain America shield range target. It's noice. Gonna hit some today at lunch. I'm tired.
 

Movie Index - F

Face 2 Face - Drama, Netflix                             Frost/Nixon - True Story, NowTV Family Blood - Horror, Netflix                             Fruitvale Station - True Story, Netflix  Family, The - Comedy, Action, Netflix                Fundamentals of Caring - Drama, Netflix  Fast Color - Sci-fi, Netflix                                   Funhouse, The - Horror Father of the Year - Comedy, Netflix                 Funhouse Massacre, The - Horror, Netflix  Fear of 13 

bane

bane

03/11/2020

Last Reply:
03/11/2020

 

Movie Index - E

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) - Documentary, Netflix Easy Money - Comedy, Netflix  Eddie the Eagle - Biopic, NowTV Eight Men Out - Biopic, Netflix  Eli - Horror, Netflix  Elizabeth Harvest - Horror, Netflix  Endless, The - Sci-fi, Netflix Enlighten Us - Documentary, Netflix  Enough - Thriller, Netflix  Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars - Documentary  Escape Plan 2: Hades - Action, Netflix  Escape Plan 3 - Action, NowTV Escap

bane

bane

12/15/2019

Last Reply:
03/10/2020

 

Movie Index - D

Dallas Buyers Club - Biography, Drama, Netflix                                Django Unchained - Action, Drama, NowTV Damascus Cover - Thriller, NowTV                                                   D.O.A. - Neo-noir, Mystery, From TV Damsel - Comedy, Western, NowTV                                                 The Do-Over - Comedy, Netflix  Dance Flick - Comedy, Netflix                                                            Dont Go - Mystery, NowTV                       

bane

bane

10/11/2019

Last Reply:
03/10/2020

 

Movie Index - C

Cabin Fever - Horror, Netflix                                                                        Cold Skin - Horror, Thriller, Netflix  Calibre - Drama, Netflix                                                                               Collateral Damage - Action, Drama, NowTV Wei cheng (Call of Heroes) - Martial Arts, Netflix                                        Coneheads - Comedy, Netflix  The Calling - Crime, Thriller                                                

bane

bane

08/16/2019

Last Reply:
03/10/2020

 

Movie Index - B

Babel - Drama, NowTV                                                                               Birdman - Drama, Fantasy, Netflix                                 Broken Vows - Drama, NowTV Baby Driver - Action, Drama, NowTV                                                         Birth of the Dragon - Action, Drama, NowTV                 Bugsy - True Story,Gangster,NowTV The Babysitter - Comedy, Horror, Netflix                                                    Black Butterfly - Thri

bane

bane

08/14/2019

Last Reply:
03/10/2020

 

Movie Index - A

A Bad Idea Gone Wrong - Comedy, Drama, NowTV                                  Antwone Fisher - True story, Drama, NowTV A Clockwork Orange - Crime, Drama, NowTV                                            Any Given Sunday - Drama, Sport, NowTV A Crooked Somebody - Crime, Drama, NowTV                                          Apostle - Horror, Drama, Netflix  A Mighty Heart - True Story, Drama, Netflix                                                Approaching the Unknown - Sci-fi, D

bane

bane

08/12/2019

Last Reply:
03/10/2020

 

First Acquisition Of 2020

Continuing where I left off at the end of 2019 with my focus on books with Neal Adams covers. This one's okay as far as his covers go. Love the brown sky color. With auctions going on right now at Heritage and Pedigree Comics, and one starting on Thursday at Comic Link, there's a whole slew of books I plan to bid on. This one I picked up on ebay. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/10/2020

 

Just Another X-Men Full Run Dream

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

speedcake

speedcake

03/06/2018

Last Reply:
03/10/2020

Reign of the Supermen!

Reign of the Supermen!, the third act of the Death and Return of Superman saga, began with Adventures of Superman #500 (June 1993). Following “Funeral for a Friend” four men appear beans the Superman emblem, but is anyone of them Superman resurrected?   These books are a pain to collect graded, they are either overpriced or they go for cheap on eBay.     

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/08/2020

Last Reply:
03/08/2020