CGC Journals

The New Mutants

The New Mutants As it was with collecting comic books, it was the New Mutants that drew me into the grading community. I was new and naive. I did not get the small intricacies between a 9.8 and a 9.6. I didn’t realize what a trimmed cover was or how you could tell if a book was restored, But over the years I have learned that as much as I have learned there is still so much more to absorb.   I met Bagofleas through the registry, as I did others, but it was the New Mutants set that

Tnerb

Tnerb

05/25/2020

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05/28/2020

 

back issue haul, and the bizarre story behind Smuel R. Delany's cancelled Wonder Woman run

Hello, friends! I've made a couple new videos I thought you might enjoy.   First, here's a look at the revolutionary storyline science fiction grandmaster Samuel R. Delany had planned for Wonder Woman, and how it got abruptly cancelled by DC after just one issue thanks to some very unexpected and highly ironic political interference:   And here's a look at some of the back issues I've been buying as retail therapy during the quarantine. This is part one of what look

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

05/23/2020

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05/27/2020

 

Rusty Treasure...

Hello again CGC land... how I've missed you all.  And I mean that sincerely. And so, I begin again, with my Rusty Treasures...  

Hibou

Hibou

01/12/2018

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05/25/2020

 

La Pieta Comic Set

Like to create a La Pieta set with comics like these:  I think this is a very interesting list.  I am sure there are tons of others that I am missing. 1.) Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #128 (Superman holding Lois) 2.) Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane #102 (Superman holding Lois) 3.) Batman Vol 1 #613 (Batman holding Catwoman) 4.) The Brave and the Bold #105 (Batman holding Wonder Woman) 5.) Detective Comics Vol 1 #569 (Joker holding Catwoman) 6.) Detective Comics V

dknight76

dknight76

05/21/2020

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05/23/2020

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

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05/23/2020

Disc Golf and Sneakerz O.o

Coming soon! A new journo about my Covid-19 'I made a thing' and how I I'm going to spend my stimulus money on sneakers and try and sell a pair for $3k within one year. I kinda want to try this... I've got a bit of time, I've got the feels RE writing / learning a new collectible field on the fly so here goes!  Maybe I can get the lady to write on influencer culture in the time of Covid-19. 

oldmilwaukee6er

oldmilwaukee6er

04/24/2020

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05/16/2020

 

I made a comic book - and so can you!

Hey there, friends! I made another YouTube video that I thought might be of interest to some of you. Since I started working on my self-published comic The Crimebusters a couple years ago, I've had a lot of questions about the process. I know many comic fans dream of making their own comics! So I decided to make a video that goes into as much detail as I could think of about every step of the creative process, from just being a fan, to unboxing the latest completed issue.  It's very lo

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

05/15/2020

 

Wargaming Terrain

I know this isn't a comic book, but a lot of comic book stores are subsidizing their customer base by adding these to their store models. When I owned a gaming store I found it to be very expensive to purchase terrain to field the gaming tables. Now, even though I no longer own a store, my teenage son likes to play and it is time well spent. I began researching how to make my own terrain and have even sold some of them. I have experimented with multiples was on doing this with multiple ingr

Gatchaman

Gatchaman

01/21/2015

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05/13/2020

Superman: Funeral for a Friend

I've been building the perfect beast that is my CGC Death and Return of Superman set, going on 12 years now. My set is an assemblage of subsets, including the "Doomsday!" and "Reign of the Supermen!" chapters, along with all the multiple printings of the various issues, Platinum Editions (Superman #75, Adventures of Superman #500), and Collector's Editions. Another subset, or beast, is the "Funeral for a Fried" chapter, a collection of nine books that tell the story of a world without

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

04/06/2019

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05/11/2020

 

Superman 234

Another book with Neal Adams cover work that I picked up on ebay today. Issue 233 is regarded as the classic Superman Adams cover, but I like this one just as well. And a beautiful looking 9.4 at that. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/08/2020

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05/09/2020

Doomsday is Coming!

I’ve recently acquired a new piece for my CGC Death and Return of Superman set, Superman #v2 #73 (11/92). This book completes a set of four, which serves as a bookend to a much larger set. Why? The four Superman titles cover dated November 1992 each contained a teaser page, the last page, warning us that "Doomsday is coming!" While the stories for each of these books had nothing to do with the forthcoming "Doomsday!" storyline, beginning in Superman: The Man of Steel #18 (12/92), the

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

09/16/2019

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05/09/2020

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

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05/09/2020

Upgrading...

In my constant tug of war between what kind of collection I want and what kind of collection I can afford, I took some steps toward upgrading my Adam Warlock Key Set today. I found a very nice Strange Tales 181 that is autographed by Jim Starlin at an 8.0 rating. I'm pleased because I just came up with this idea that I don't want to go below VF for any Bronze Age issues and I found it on eBay for a reasonable price. I'm still waiting on two more Strange Tales titles (178 and 179) that I just won

msallier

msallier

04/30/2020

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05/05/2020

 

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

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05/03/2020

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

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05/02/2020

#1 CGC REGISTRY SET - JUSTICE LEAGUE partially up for grabs

I decided to part with 15 books in my Justice League (2011) set which has held the #1 spot on the Registry for many years. 2 sold, the 13 currently available are all CGC 9.8; all but 1 contain Jim Lee art. Many are of the few highest graded Signature Series- those are signed by the respective cover artists which include David Finch, Greg Capullo, Ivan Reis, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and an ultra-cool colored cover by Alex Sinclair. The first 2 issues listed below sold in ComicLink’s Mar

Lookin4Newsstands

Lookin4Newsstands

04/28/2020

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04/26/2020

 

New on YouTube: my Avengers #1-100!

Everyone these days seem to be about key issues, but while I like those as well, at heart I'm a full run guy. I know completists are out of fashion these days, but it's in my blood. So I decided to sit down and do a video showcasing the centerpiece of my collection, Avengers #1-100.  I have a full run of all 502 issues plus annuals, but just the first 100 issues resulted in a video that's almost two hours long! But if people like it I might do a follow up with, say, issues #101-150 and annu

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

04/26/2020