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American Cancer Society's Relay For Life

Continuing my journey in my grandfather's name This marks my third year walking in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. I lost my grandfather after a 30+ year battle with prostate cancer on September 9th, 2011. He has been one of the biggest inspirations in my life and continues to inspire me to this day. Last year I raised $2550, although this year with a new job I have not been able to do as much fundraising, not to mention I have been on the committee for my event to help plan ev

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Bad Karma Volume One

Middleton, Chaos Agent, Old Dog, Hellbent, & The Ninth Life Of Solomon Gunn Hey everyone, this is just a short journal about a Kickstarter page I came across the other day for Bad Karma Volume One ("A 200 page hardcover comics, prose and art collection by Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore & Seth Peck and collaborators."). It sounded interesting enough to me that I made a small contribution and considering there's a week left I figured I'd post this on here for anyone who might b

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Judge Dredd #1

Why does CGC get this wrong so much? http://i47.tinypic.com/rwrxx1.jpg That is Judge Dredd #1 from Quality Comics from October of 1986. Yet I continuously come across Judge Dredd #1 from Eagle Comics from November of 1983 graded as and with the CGC label for the one from Quality Comics. CGC has worked with me in getting this corrected in the past but why is it such a problem? Anyone else have this problem? Image below is a recent purchase of mine off eBay of a Judge Dredd #1 signed by Br

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Any ideas?

American Cancer Society Relay For Life So, as some of you know, I walked in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of NE Jackson County, Missouri this last June (I walked 22 miles and raised $2550). This year I have set my goals even higher and have already been getting to work talking to a few people about donations, sponsorships, silent auction items, etc. One idea I had this year is that I am contacting all the artists that will be at my local comicon in April (Planet Comicon in downt

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Just Curious

I know this is a comic collecting community but... I am curious what are some of your most prized collectibles that are not comic books? From talking to people on here and on the forums it is pretty clear that a good portion of us don't just collect comic books, so I am curious to see what some of your other prized collectibles might be? Doesn't have to be comic book related, it can be anything. I will post some pictures of some of mine soon. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click

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Not really sure if this is the right place to do this

American Cancer Society's Relay For Life I am honestly not sure if something like this is allowed on the journals, but being a non-profit organization I figured it wouldn't hurt anyone to ask. Last September my grandfather, Colonel Theodore Dale, of 93 passed away, succumbing to a 30 year battle with prostate cancer. He was and continues to be a huge inspiration in my life of what a fighter is. A veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam he had more then 4500 flight hours in 33 unique airplanes an

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How valuable is Stan Lee's autograph?

Even on comics he didn't have something to do with.. I've watched countless comics sell on eBay that are signed by Stan Lee and something that has bothered me recently is that I've watched quite a few comics signed by Stan Lee go for big bucks even when he wasn't involved in those comics. Perfect example, I've watched several Wolverine Limited Series #1's sell for between $300-$350 in 9.8 with white pages when Stan Lee had nothing to do with Wolverine whereas the same comic signed by Chris Cla

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So, you have your comics...Now what?

Curious what everyone does with their graded comics I absolutely love my graded comics, I may not have as many as a lot of people on here but I love the artwork and the way the comics look when they are encapsulated, but it kills me just having them boxed up or out of sight, I am curious what everyone does with theirs. I have purchased a few wood frames from GweedosShowcase.com and although they are gorgeous frames and decently priced, I am just curious what everyone here does with their grade

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Purchasing Raw vs. Purchasing Graded

Plus results of second and third CGC submissions I am just curious on what everyone's opinions are about whether or not to buy comics already graded or to buy raw ones. Whether it be raw ones from ebay or your local comic shop or what not do you prefer having that sense of satisfaction from sending in your own comics to get graded or do you prefer having the security of knowing what the comic's grade is when you buy it? Also I now have all my comics back from CGC from my second and third sub

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Getting Anxious

Walking Dead #1 and #4 On March 26th, I took my issues of Walking Dead #1 and #4 CGC graded at 9.8s to a comicon and had a CGC witness view Tony Moore signing them (they were already previously signed by Robert Kirkman). Well, he took the comics with him and they were received by CGC on April 21st and are still in the verified step. Its been over two months since I submitted these comics and I am just getting anxious about them and whether they are going to hold their grade. I mean yeah it was

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Third submission

Tank Girl, Chew, and a B-movie actor saving a president I will be kind of interested to see how these come back. Tank Girl #1* Tank Girl #2** Tank Girl #3** Tank Girl #4** Tank Girl 2 #1* Tank Girl 2 #2** Tank Girl 2 #3** Tank Girl 2 #4** Army of Darkness: Ash Saves Obama #1 (Red Foil Edition) Chew #1 (Second Printing) *This will be the second graded copy of this comic **This will be the ONE AND ONLY graded copy of this comic As far as predictions go: Tank Girl #1-#

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Wolverine Limited Series (1982)

Just curious about #1 I've been looking into buying the Wolverine limited series from 1982 and I've noticed that some of the #1s have the price in a diamond surrounded by black whereas others have the price in a rectangle box. Is there a difference in rarity or does one signify something? I've tried looking it up but with no luck so any help would be much appreciated. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Update of first CGC submission, and my second submission

Mostly happy, and anxious So, CGC updated the status of my first submission to graded and according to what it says the results are as follows: Blackest Night #1 Sketch Cover - 9.6 (predicted 9.8) Blackest Night #2 Sketch Cover - 9.6 (predicted 9.8) Chew #1 First Print - 9.8 (predicted 9.6) Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 Necronomicon Variant - 9.8 (predicted 9.6) The Marvels Project #1 McNiven Sketch Cover - 9.8 (predicted 9.8) And as far as my second submission, I recently pur

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CGC more lenient on older titles?

Golden, Silver, Bronze, Modern, etc. With my short experience with buying and looking around at CGC graded comics, it seems with older comics that CGC is a little more lenient with their grading. An example would be a silver age comic with off-white pages and corners that aren't fully crisp and sharp graded a 9.8, whereas a modern comic without white pages and sharp corners almost never seems to have a 9.8 grading. Am I the only one that has noticed this? Is it because they allow for a little

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Modern vs Golden/Silver

Will comics like Walking Dead and Chew hold their value? I am just curious what any of you think about modern comics and what kind of staying power their value will have over the years. I am not asking, of course, if modern comics will be worth more then golden/silver age comics someday, just if they will ever be comparable. Like two modern comics that really stick out in my head is Walking Dead and Chew, and right now they both are pretty hot and the 1st issue of each is worth quite the prett

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First journal and first CGC submission

Chew, Army of Darkness, Blackest Night, and The Marvels Project I just recently submitted 5 comics to CGC (they received them on March 10th): Chew #1 (first print) Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes #1 (Necronomicon variant) Blackest Night #1 (Sketch cover) Blackest Night #2 (Sketch cover) The Marvels Project #1 (Sketch cover) I personally would grade each comic at around 9.6 or better but I honestly feel I am pretty strict on my comics so I will be curious to see what these comics co

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