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Some complete sets, CGC 10 and 9.9s, 80’s Canadian Edition Price Variants, Newsstand Editions, Signature Series, Rare Variants, many Single to Few Highest Graded, and hard to find issues I am parting with, and are now up for grabs. 

To pay off some bills, I decided to part with a chunk of my collection. After an expedition to the storage facility, I gathered a bunch of high grade books, filled up many CGC boxes, and consigned for ComicLink’s April, May, and June auctions. Here are some of the highlights - many are either Single highest graded or one of the few highest graded on the CGC census: New Gods (1970) 2 CGC 9.8 (CVA Exceptional Sticker, John G. Fantucchio Pedigree) 1ST DARKSEID COVER. Jack Kirby story, cover, a

#1 CGC REGISTRY SET - JUSTICE LEAGUE partially up for grabs

I decided to part with 15 books in my Justice League (2011) set which has held the #1 spot on the Registry for many years. 2 sold, the 13 currently available are all CGC 9.8; all but 1 contain Jim Lee art. Many are of the few highest graded Signature Series- those are signed by the respective cover artists which include David Finch, Greg Capullo, Ivan Reis, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and an ultra-cool colored cover by Alex Sinclair. The first 2 issues listed below sold in ComicLink’s Mar

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Fan Expo Canada Variants

Should these be technically considered 'International Comics'? Question for collectors: Should 'Fan Expo Canada Variant Editions' (variant covers exclusive to the Fan Expo Canada Convention) technically be considered 'International Comics', which are typically comic books published outside the U.S? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Hulk 181 Consolation prize

And it's the single highest graded! A few years ago I went to one of my storage facilities out of state, to try and locate my comics which sat there for over 20 yrs. I finally found them, one of the top 2 was Incredible Hulk 181. After submitting for grading, it came back a 9.2. Since I needed the cash, had to sell it. Nonetheless, I did pick up a reprint of Hulk 181 around that time, submitted it for grading, and just got it back. Although it's about a quarter of the size of the origina

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Batman Confidential

Batgirl! In Batman Confidential issues #17-21, Batgirl is the main character in 'The Bat and The Cat' storyline, one of my modern favorites. Before teaming up with Catwoman, the two clash, winding up with a semi-'revealing' costume for Barbara Gordon. I met the artist Kevin Maguire a year ago, and mentioned how I loved his art from those books (he also did an ASM #1 variant cover last year, which I thought was the best of the bunch that came out). Was thinking at that time a Batgirl art pie

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Elektra by Janson

Sorry I deleted Journal by mistake- just reposted- Thanks to the CGC staff for all of their help at NYCC Special Edition! Had a really cool sketch done on a comic, which was submitted for Signature Series (will be posting more about that in my next journal), but also got a chance to meet Klaus Janson, inker for Frank Miller's run on DD and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns. I've been a fan since the DD run, so I choose to get an Elektra head sketch in my Artist Edition book. Here it is: T

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Bonus

Holy revival, Batman! The Classic Batman '66 TV series brought back popularity to the character after the slump of the previous decade. With its campiness, it spawned many types of memorabilia, a movie, one of the coolest TV theme songs of all-time, and syndicated reruns which still air to this day! Starring Adam West as The Caped Crusader, Burt Ward as Robin The Boy Wonder, Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, and many stars for the 2-part episodes (which had a cliff-hanger at the end of the first,

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Batman 75th Anniversary: The 10's (or at least halfway there)

Reboot in The New 52 In 2011, DC rebooted their franchise with the New 52 (lot of titles). Co-publisher Jim Lee started off the new Justice League series, which included Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman. The most enduring creative team of DC's reboot so far has been writer Scott Snyder Snyder and artist Greg Capullo, who have been working on Batman since the reboot began, with their contemporary portrayal of the character. Here's Capullo's cover to first issue: To see old comments for t

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Batman 75th Anniversary: The 00's

Identity revealed to the Feline fatale. Jim Lee had been a superstar at Marvel, with his success of his rendition of the already popular X-Men. #1 of the Volume 2 spinoff in 1991 was supposedly the biggest selling comic book of all-time, up to that point. He later moved to DC, and is now the co-publisher. In 2002, he drew the covers and art for the year-long 'Hush' storyline by Jeph Loeb. Hush was a detective story involving most of his Rogue's gallery of villains, and Batman revealed his ide

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Best of The 90's

'I am Gotham's reckoning' In the early 90's, fangirl favorite Harley Quinn was introduced (with a strong Brooklyn accent) in animator Bruce Timm's 'Batman the Animated Series' (Mark Hamill voiced The Joker, Melissa Gilbert voiced Batgirl). A year later she appeared in the comics based on the TV series, and later in the regular DC continuity.       'The Death of Superman' was a newsworthy event, and there was also some major news for Batman. The 19-part 'Knightfall' storyline led up to the

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Best of the 80's

'Im the @&$*#£:;- Batman' Shortly before Alan Moore and Brian Bolland elaborated on The Joker's origin story in the graphic novel 'Batman: The Killing Joke', before Mike Mignola drew the covers for 'A Death in The Family' by Jim Starlin and Jim Aparo, and before his own 'Batman: Year One' storyline with art by David Mazzucchelli, Frank Miller did his most groundbreaking work on The Dark Knight. Miler gained popularity in the early part of the decade with his work on Marvel's Daredevil and

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Best of the 70's

Dig that Joker. The writer/artist team of Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams revamped Green Lantern/ Green Arrow, but also returned Batman to his darker roots from the Golden Age. There are a number of Neal Adams' classics from this decade, such as the 1st appearance of Man-Bat in Detective #400, 1st appearance of Ra's Al Ghul in Batman #232, 1st Silver Age Two Face in Batman # 234. However, this one sticks out to me as being the most iconic (I vaguely remember having a school folder with this cover)

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Best of the 60's

'Is She Heroine or Villainess?' 'What Is Her Startling Secret Identity?'Thanks to master journalist Tnerb on input!In previous and future entries, I'm posting the most iconic Batman related cover from each decade (in my opinion).Note: Runners up for the 40's would have to be:Detective Comics #38 (1st appearance of Robin, cover by Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson) and:Detective Comics #140 (1st appearance of the Riddler, cover by Win Mortimer).For the 60's, my choice for runner up would have to be:Ba

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Best of the 50's

'Can You Outguess Batman and Robin and Name...       The Man Behind The Red Hood?'Continuing my mini-series of the most iconic Batman covers from each decade, the 50's showed a bit of a slump for our hero. However, in this 1951 issue written by Bill Finger, with an iconic cover by Lew Sayre Schwartz, there is a bit of a surprise: The Origin of Batman's #1 nemesis: The Joker!Detective Comics # 168:To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Batman 75th Anniversary: Best of the 40's

(Another no-brainier) Continuing my mini-series of most iconic Batman related comic covers from each decade, here's what I think is the most iconic cover from the 40's (another no-brainer). Batman #1 features Batman in his own title for the first time, as well as the 1st appearance of The Joker and Catwoman. Classic Bob Kane and Jerry Robinson!

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Batman 75th: Best Of

The most iconic cover from each decade Being that its Batman's 75th anniversary, I'm going to post what I think are the most iconic Batman related comic covers, one from each decade.               To start with, the best of the 1930's (a no-brainer), Detective Comics #27, the first appearance (and cover appearance) of Batman, by Bob Kane: To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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