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About this journal

This journal catalogs all of Professor Pecora's CGC Journal Entries from 2012-Present.

It celebrates and documents his personal CGC Comic Collecting Journey with thorough reflections and commentary of each acquisition. The Professor incorporates data from the CGC Census Report, GPAnalysis and the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide to provide an insightful analysis of the rarity factor and value of each book, along with discussing cultural trends within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that affect the comic book market.

NOTE: The first 21 journal entries were posted within the OLD CGC Journal format. Therefore, some of the journal entries (the lengthier ones in particular) do not display the full content as a result of the system converting the old journals into the new format. In this case, to read the complete journal, just scroll down to the bottom of the article and click where it reads, "To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here."



Entries in this journal

Amazing Spider-Man #124 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st Appearance of the Man-Wolf!

Amazing Spider-Man #124 features the 1st appearance of the Man-Wolf! As the front cover depicts, the Man-Wolf is actually John Jonah Jameson III, the son of J. Jonah Jameson, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle. He originally made his 1st appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #1, published in March of 1963, and was created by legendary writer Stan “The Man” Lee and his artistic counterpart Steve Ditko. However, it was writer Gerry Conway who decided to turn John Jameson into the ferociou

Amazing Spider-Man #50 CGC 9.4 WP: 1st Appearance of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)!

Amazing Spider-Man #50 features the 1st appearance of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)!  The Kingpin was created by writer Stan “The Man” Lee along with cover and interior artist John Romita Sr. The famous cover has been paid homage to many times over the years, making it a certified classic, which depicts Peter Parker in an unusual and highly vulnerable state of being. With his head casting down into his shadow and his body hunched forward as he walks alone in despair, we see a discouraged Peter

Amazing Spider-Man #41 CGC 9.6 WP: 1st Appearance of the Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)!

Amazing Spider-Man #41 features the 1st appearance of the Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)! When you think of the Amazing Spider-Man title and the various reasons that make it one of the most collected titles in all of comics, you can’t help but to think of the rogues’ gallery of Spider-Man, which is considered by many comic book connoisseurs to be the greatest of all time! With that being said, most of Spider-Man’s A-list super-villains 1st appeared within the classic Stan Lee/Steve Ditko ru

Amazing Spider-Man #16 CGC 9.6 WP: 1st Daredevil Crossover!

Amazing Spider-Man #16 features the 1st Daredevil crossover + the 2nd appearance of the Ringmaster and the Circus of Crime! It’s September of 1964, and the legendary duo of Stan “The Man” Lee and Steve Ditko made history once again, by featuring Daredevil’s 1st crossover appearance into another title! This historical landmark issue can easily get overlooked due to the plethora of major 1st appearances featured in the previous fifteen issues, but make no mistake that ASM #16 is definitely a