MY COLLECTION

  • entries
    98
  • comments
    7
  • views
    1,565

About this journal

Stuff relating to my Comic Book collection...

Entries in this journal

 

Wonder Woman #156

I combed through my Wonder Woman collection and found 6 books that all appeared to be VF/NM 9.0-ish & have confirmed I'm a terrible grader when it comes to older books.  Of the 6, one came back higher & fortunately for me, it is the one book I shelled out the most $ for, Wonder Woman #156.   The other books included #137 (6.0), 161 (4.0) 177 (7.0), 179 (6.5) & 204 (7.5) - I'll have to review the grader notes, especially on #161, as all of these books looked so much better than t

mzhammer

mzhammer

11/08/2018

Last Reply:
11/19/2018

 

HURRICANE HARVEY COMICS

I thought some of you might be curious about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and it's effect on comic book collections and since I have one effected I figured I would share some details.  My wife & I had just bought a house, closing and moving in on August 21st, a Monday.  By Friday our new neighbors were preparing to  evacuate the neighborhood and after a few conversations we decided it would be best to do the same.  Mostly out of shock, all our survivalist skills were thrown out the wind

mzhammer

mzhammer

12/09/2017

Last Reply:
01/03/2018

Adam Hughes

Wonder Woman I have a new addition to my collection. I think this one speaks for itself. Enjoy! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mzhammer

mzhammer

07/08/2016

 

Question for CGC Submitters

CGC cases left side I just got an order back of 9 books as well as just wrote to CGC regarding. I found that 5 of the 9 books graded have the left side not sealed properly. if you squeeze the left center you'll feel it is not connected, like a little breathing room. I'm just curious how many of you are experiencing and if anyone has any details regarding this? I've noticed it a lot. MY previous order of 2 books, both were like this. I wouldn't think much of it, it's not like the case i

mzhammer

mzhammer

12/02/2015

Star Wars is Coming...

Thee Sketch Variant Just arrived & I'd like to give a shout out to CGC for putting an extreme rush on this book. After a few tangled issues that landed this book in a bizarre holding pattern, CGC blasted it through the process. Sad it didn't reach the 9.8, there's a slight bend mid center back that somehow appeared between leaving my finger tips and reaching grading central, but that is the name of game. (If only i could plant a camera on my book as it moves about the earth.) Now, i j

mzhammer

mzhammer

11/17/2015

Avengers Assemble!

It's getting to be that time... So, for the past year I've been working on putting together some really nice Grails for my collection & I finally received Captain America today to fulfill my CGC frame! Haven't decided which book to get for the other characters, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, but maybe that will become my mission for the next year??!?! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mzhammer

mzhammer

04/22/2015

 

Collector's Who Know!

Question for the collector's society.... Working on a project and could use some help. I'm currently helping a friend with a short film project that includes a comic book. Trying to decide what book would best represent a Holy Grail find worth 5,000 bucks. TMNT #1 is the current choice, but thought I'd pose the question to the group here and see what others might come up with..... I won't be lending any grail books to shoot with, we'll need to create a mock one, but what other comics, titl

mzhammer

mzhammer

03/31/2015

3 for Thursday!

Could not resist... With so many variants out of the new Star Wars series I knew I would end up getting at a least a couple of them, but once I saw the action figure variants, that was it! I can only see this getting way out of hand! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mzhammer

mzhammer

03/26/2015

Three 4 Thursday!

...The Return of... It's been a wild ride the past several months, both in my personal & professional life. Nothing crazy or life threatening, just enjoying my early "forced" retirement and getting back from a nice long European vacation. Eventually, I'll have to get back to work or I'll never be able to afford my comic book addiction! It's been a while, so, today, I'm featuring 3 GREAT robots that forever changed my childhood. 1st up is the "Original" - Shogun Warriors #1. This comi

mzhammer

mzhammer

03/05/2015

Swipe!

Ah, those classic covers breath new life... Just thought I'd drop a quick journal in the new year and sport some of my fancy cover wipe's. Hope to get the originals in the new year! Enjoy! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mzhammer

mzhammer

01/08/2015

Black Cat

An Amazing Spider-Man Appearance... After several years of eye-balling this book, I finally won one in an auction. I had hoped to hold out for a 9.8, but lately 9.4's have looked pretty good to me, (They are "Near Mint" after all...) so i went for it!       Just over 200 bucks for this 1st appearance of Felicia Hardy (Black Cat) which features one of those really sharp black covers, ...this will go nicely into my collection. ...And... it's my first ASM in a long while, so its kinda g

mzhammer

mzhammer

10/27/2014

The Mantel

August 1972 Thought I'd share my most recent finds, all classic covers from Marvel in 1972. All CGC 9.4 White Pages for you're viewing pleasure. Enjoy! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mzhammer

mzhammer

09/23/2014

A Sellers Hell....

how long will it take? The frustration this month has been killing me! I posted a journal several weeks ago that I had finally got my Marvel Preview 4 issues back from CGC and was very happy with the 9.6 on one and had planned to sell off the second copy which got a 9.0.       It appears selling off this comic is becoming quite difficult. I've listed in a week long auction twice now. the first winner did not pay, so i opened a case, had to wait until they had time to do ABSOLUTELY NOTH

mzhammer

mzhammer

08/21/2014

 

Action Comics 1

Superman! Did everyone see the Action Comics 1 CGC 9.0 White Pages on eBay?   Pretty awesome! Thought I would share incase you missed it, well worth checking out. All I can really say is... WOW!       http://www.ebay.com/itm/311050328393?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mzhammer

mzhammer

08/15/2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Those 1st Appearance Issues.... It's been a while since I've wrote, but today was one of those days I just could not resist sharing my CGC delivery. I got my Strange Tales 180 back a couple of weeks ago and finally got back my Marvel Preview 4 (had sent in two copies of each) and was pleasantly surprised to find one reached a 9.6! Of the 2 Marvel Previews I anticipated a possible 9.4 and 9.6, well, one hit 9.0 and is now heading for eBay auciton tonight. The Strange Tales recieved a 9.6

mzhammer

mzhammer

07/16/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXIX - Saga!!! (Or, as some would say, SAGAHHHH!!!!) This weeks CGC wall features 3 issues of Saga. #4, #7 Variant & #16. This is an awesome series and because of the recent break in publication, I've been able to add a few more issues and get closer to catching up on my collection. One of my top 5 favorite reads right now, this one is going to be a long wonderful run. They've done an amazing job on cover colors for this series and a combo of any 3 issues looks pretty wicked. I

mzhammer

mzhammer

05/08/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXVIII - Original Sketches! I really wanted to get an AWESOME sketch for the Guardians of the Galaxy #1 and when this showed up on eBay not too long ago, I knew it was the one! I quickly threw out an offer and was pleasantly surprised when it was accepted. Tone Rodriguez knocked it out of the park here and I must say it looks even better in real life! I decided to bookend this "precious" with a couple of 9.8's from the 2008 series. Included are #19 and #17 which are pretty well AWESOM

mzhammer

mzhammer

04/24/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXVII - The Big Screen... I was able to go see Captain America Winter Solider last week and it was AWESOME!!! I typically make a long list every year of all the movies I want to see and circle a handful to watch on the big screen. This year there are quite a few... (Captain America, Spider-Man, Guardians, The Hobbit, X-Men, Apes, Godzilla, TMNT, Maleficent & Transformers) - But one of the things I've really enjoyed lately is 3D! A film like Captain America isn't really 3D specific

mzhammer

mzhammer

04/17/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXVI - SDCC! Just got my email notice this morning that tickets are going on sale this Saturday for San Diego CC! I haven't been and am hoping to grab a couple and take my wife. Reminds of several years ago when I was down in SD and had a buddy with Spike TV at the Con. He was going to lend me his badge to check it out, but there was unfortunately, no cell service inside and I never got the chance... Funny thing was the security at the place was the most intense I'd ever seen. Would

mzhammer

mzhammer

03/14/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXV - Even on a Saturday... I know, I know... It's already Saturday and I'm so late. Unfortunately, my job gets hectic at times & this week was no exception. Is 3,000 emails a week too many? Can I just make a few suggestions, please? First, Let's try testing these upgrades before we launch them? Second, wouldn't it be better to hire a designer, instead of letting the user community work directly with the engineer team? Third, if you're not going to train the support staff, what's the

mzhammer

mzhammer

03/08/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXIII - Guardians Vol. 3 Set Available! And to celebrate, I've included, you guessed it, more Guardians Of The Galaxy Issues from the new series. Here we have the LEGO Movie Variants, one in color and one in Black & White, and centered is the Skottie Young Cover for issue 7. All 9.8's! I'm still waiting to see when Skottie Young will be doing a Saturday Morning, "Baby" version of the Marvel Universe. Something like Muppet Babies, maybe?!?! At this point, it would only seem stran

mzhammer

mzhammer

02/27/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXIII - Guardians Trailer is Out! What better way to celebrate than show off a few fancy variant covers! Here are the 3 Paolo Rivera variants from the new series which show a classy retro cover. Remember that rocket on the spine side from Incredible Science Fiction? Oh yeah, I could not resist. Was a bit bummed one came back from CGC a 9.6. Might have to upgrade, but that's gonna be awhile considering I've already sent of 2 packages, one to CGC and the other to CCS - my first pressin

mzhammer

mzhammer

02/20/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXII - It's Thursday somewhere... It's good to be back! If I were to ever share some words of wisdom here, it is to be very careful and proof read anything you write. From mind to ink does not always translate well for some. Anyways, This week I'm featuring more Guardians Of The Galaxy! Just read the latest issue, number 11, last night, and it just makes me want more and more! All 1st print issues here, with an AMAZING Angela cover front and center! So glad she's joined the team,

mzhammer

mzhammer

02/05/2014

Funny Thing Happened...

...While I was at the comic con this weekend. So, I went to the little CalComicCon in Yorba Linda yesterday with my wife and made the rounds looking at some many awesome books! There were copies so many of New Mutants 87 and 98, Incredible Hulk 271, X-Men 1, Iron Man 1, Strange Tales 180, the list goes on and on... If it's hot it was right there on the wall, over priced, but just staring right at you. All the books you could ever want. And there were even a lot of odd or raw books too. On

mzhammer

mzhammer

01/27/2014

Three 4 Thursday!

Part XXI - Zero Point One This week my wall features the three covers from Guardians of the Galaxy 0.1. If you haven't already sunk your teeth into this series, this is the book that started it all for me not too long ago. This introductory story features the roots of a man who formed the band that keeps our galaxy safe, Star-Lord! The center cover features a really nice McGuinness Variant, bookended with the 1st print and sketch version. (Gonna have to upgrade that sketch one of these da

mzhammer

mzhammer

01/09/2014