CGC Journals

The Death and Return of Superman Multiple Printing Saga

I found The Death of Superman TPB at Kroger in early 1994, I was 11 going on 12, this was the beginning of my journey into this wonderful hobby. I had heard of this “event” but I was so late to the party that it was over, the Death and Return of Superman saga was a trilogy of three storylines, "Doomsday!", "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Supermen!", all ancient history by '94. After I got The Death of Superman TPB I searched out issues for  "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Super

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/17/2019

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10/22/2019

 

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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10/22/2019

STRANGE TALES #174 - There Walks the GOLEM!

STRANGE TALES #174 - There Walks the GOLEM! One of the earlier comics I ever had was this Strange Tales #174 from the Spring of 1974.  (STRANGE TALES #174 - Cover Dated June 1974 - on Newsstands March 26, 1974 - cover art by Ernie Chan? John Buscema? Tony DeZuniga?) What a great cover and what a controversy surrounding who drew it!  I've read Gil Kane, Tony DeZuniga, John Romita, and Ernie Chan for pencils and then Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga, and John Romita

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

10/20/2019

 

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

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10/20/2019

 

Superman's Girl Friend LOIS LANE #98 - Romance Comics in Plain Sight

Superman's Girl Friend LOIS LANE #98 - Romance Comics in Plain Sight I'm going to warn you ahead of time - I may sound overly critical of Curt Swan's work here in this piece. I get that he was the definitive Superman artist for 2 1/2 decades. No question about that. But personally, I just never understood the huge fan love for his work, other than "I was 13 and these were my favorite comics." That I get. Going back and discovering his work after reading Neal Adams Superman stories? Hmmm...

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

10/17/2019

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10/19/2019

 

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

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10/19/2019

 

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

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10/19/2019

 

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

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10/19/2019

 

METAL MEN #9 - The FIRST Quirky Team?

METAL MEN #9 - The FIRST Quirky Team? I'll be quite honest. I wan't really all that familiar with the Metal Men. But the research has been fun and I've learned a lot. And the issue I've read here (#9) was entertaining. These days, for $1 you can't beat it.   (METAL MEN #9 - Cover Dated Aug/Sept 1964 - on Newsstands June 25, 1964 - cover art by Ross Andru)   Many might think the Metal Men were some kind of rip off of the X-Men or the Marvel ‘team’ c

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

10/18/2019

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10/18/2019

Marvel Australian Price Variants

Marvel Australian Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel Australian Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of January 1991 and November 1996. 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:              Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I hope you will find interesting.

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/23/2019

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10/17/2019

 

CGC Label Error

I just bought Spider-Gwen #5 CGC#1594823016 signed by Stan Lee; the Aja Variant Cover. The label says Stan Lee signed the comic on 11/28/2018—that’s an improbability. Today’s date (as of this writing) is 8/15/2018. Did a mysterious benefactor traveled into the future and have Stan Lee autograph the comic? Doubt it. The obvious answer is, he signed the comic in “January” instead of “November” of 2018. CGC must’ve accidentally hit “11” instead of just “1” for the month. Does an error like thi

ParadoxTremors

ParadoxTremors

08/16/2018

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10/14/2019

 

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

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10/12/2019

 

October Case Files update coming tomorrow

Every month I email readers the latest Crimebusters Case Files - and tomorrow I'll be sending out the October edition. This month's Case Files will include my thoughts on the one element every good story must have. Plus, I'll have a progress update on issue #2, news about upcoming con appearances, a report about last month's show including mini-reviews of some comics I picked up there, recommendations for current Kickstarter projects, and the creation of a new resource for fans of Golden Age sup

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

10/08/2019

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 small set of four, which serves as booked 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

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

09/16/2019

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10/06/2019

Creepy 101-145

I'm missing 142, 143,145. Here is my final round of Creepy mags.   Three more additions #'s 131 , and 133 , and 138. Only need 142,143,145 to finish the run.      

oakman29

oakman29

01/25/2018

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10/06/2019

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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10/05/2019