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
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&amp;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
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
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...
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
Marvel Australian Price Variants
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.
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
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
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
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