CGC Journals

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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09/25/2020

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

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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

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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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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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

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

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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

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09/11/2020

 

Here's my CGC "unboxing" video

I made a video where I show the results of all 5 variants of my comic, The Crimebusters #1, that I sent into CGC. Results were mixed! But it was a good learning experience, particularly just trying to figure out how the submission process works when you are sending in your own signed books. The answer is: it's confusing!  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

09/04/2020

 

Just back from CGC...

Cross-posting this from the main forum, because I'm just too excited to keep it to myself. I just got this back from CGC - it's the first issue blank variant of my self-published comic The Crimebusters, which I then signed and sketched with an homage to Archie #50, starring my character Trixie Trouble.  When I learned that artists can submit signature series books and act as their own witness, I had to try it!    

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

09/02/2020

 

To get 3 signatures on one comic? Challenge NOT accepted!!!!

This past weekend I was going through my collection to decide what books I would  want to get signed by either Geoff Johns or Jason Fabok, I guess they must have updated the news memo cause now I see that Mr. Brad Anderson is in on the mix too now.    $120 bucks American for 3 signatures...how the hell can you fit 3 signatures on a comic when there's alot of art going on!!!!!!!!!!!!  My initial plan was actually to get Mr. Geoff Johns to sign some older books that he has done like the Justice So

Etreiw

Etreiw

08/31/2020

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09/01/2020

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. Australian Price Variants (APVs) were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you would 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:

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/23/2019

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08/25/2020

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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08/24/2020

 

The Walking Dead - An Inventory of Rarities

Following my journal openers which covered The Walking Dead #1 and #100, this entry covers the rarest TWD issues of all. While TWD comic #163 had a print run of over 730,000 comics, there were ten issues produced with fewer than 250 copies. The link to my list (below) identifies those ten comics as well as the other rare issues which include the TWD S cript Book and #2 First Printing which were the lowest-selling of the original issues. Please click here to see my inventory:  The inve

StephenWA

StephenWA

08/24/2020

 

My Census info of 2009 series of Powergirl ;)

Sooooo as I wait for last 5 modern comic books to be press and graded for this year, I made a video of my census info related to my colllection of Graded Powergirl comics and other titles she has been in so far.      

Etreiw

Etreiw

08/24/2020

 

Jerry Lewis 123

My recent auction win from last month. This puts me in a tie for first place in the Jerry Lewis registry set.

john ivic

john ivic

06/30/2020

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08/23/2020