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  1. ComicConnect's Super Monthly Auction Ends Tonight Session 1 (Action Comics - Crackajack Funnies) ATTENTION - Comic investors and collectors -- the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! The January Monthly Auction ends this week! The auction end dates are as follows Titles (Action - Crackajack Funnies) Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6 PM EST Titles (Daredevil - Mystery Tales) Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 6 PM EST Titles (New Funnies - Zorro) Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 PM EST ~ Tonight's highlights ~ Click here for the entire auction ComicConnect does not charge buyer’s premiums. Winners pay the hammer price plus shipping (and sales tax only if they live in the State of NY). ComicConnect provides free scanning for all CGC-certified comics shipped to us for auction at $1 start, no reserve. ComicConnect offers cash advances up to $5 million for top-notch consignments and we are always buying collections - big or small. ------- Best of luck to all of our bidders! ----------
  2. NO BUYER'S PREMIUMS — What you bid is what you pay! The Joel Shuster illustration on this cover is a classic of simplicity and dynamism and has eye appeal above its grade. It is important to note that this is only the third appearance of Superman on the cover of a comic and that there are just fourteen copies of this incredibly rare issue that have been certified unrestored by CGC. We almost never see the book on the marketplace let alone at auction - you can throw away the guide on this one! Also of note, this is only the third time that we have offered an unrestored example of this highly desirable and truly scarce tenth issue. Out of Superman's first three cover appearances, Action #10 has the fewest unrestored copies certified by CGC with a mere fifteen issues. With over forty unrestored copies of the mega key Action #1 and twenty-seven issues of Action #7, it's no surprise that Action #10 surfaces far less often.This issue is special in terms of it's significance as well as it's scarcity, and has a great pre-World War II cover with Superman destroying an enemy plane with one mighty punch! Serious Superman collectors already know how tough this early issue is. It should be noted, that an opportunity to acquire such a scarce and desirable issue like this one does not present itself often. Overstreet Guide 2018 VG- (3.5) value = $41,300. If you are a new customer planning to make a first-time purchase over $25,000, please contact us 24 hours in advance of the item closing at 212.895.3999 or support@comicconnect.com so that we may approve your account for bidding. (This policy was instituted to protect consignors and bidders against bids from fraudulent accounts, and to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.) Once approved, please log out of your account and then log in, for the approval to take effect. We realize many of you would like to bid on this auction lot, so for this listing, ComicConnect.com offers a 6 month, interest free, time payment plan with a 20% non-refundable deposit. Time Payments invoices can only be paid by cash, check, money order or wire transfer. LEARN MORE
  3. NO BUYER'S PREMIUMS — What you bid is what you pay! Walking Dead Collection: Original Art & Comics Before the biters, floaters, geeks, lurkers, and roamers stumbled their way across our home theater screens in AMC’s The Walking Dead, the walkers first shambled their way into readers hearts in Image Comics’ mold-breaking 2003 comic. The book picked up readers, popularity, and buzz, gradually gaining a cult following. With the 2010 Eisner Award for Best Continuing Series alongside the announcement of the TV series, the book is a smash with merchandising eclipsing all modern titles. Collectors are ravenous for original art, memorabilia, and high-grade copies of the series along with the rare reprints and special editions that nearly every issue is replete with. ComicConnect’s Walking Dead Collection auction night is packed with investment-grade comics and collectibles. Original art collectors can pick up a Tony Moore splash page from issue #1, a Tony Moore interior page from #3, the Charlie Adlard splash from issue #39 and can choose from over 100 original art lots. In addition to the incredible selection of art, we are proud to present signature series copies, variants galore, sketch covers, highest-graded copies, and rarities of all kind. Walker-love is global, and collectors are eager to snatch up rare items as new generations compete in the hunt for living dead treasures.” Comic investors can go after Walking Dead #1 CGC 9.8, the extremely rare third print for Walking Dead #116 CGC 9.8Charlie Adlard Signature Series, the Walking Dead #23 CGC 9.8 Error Edition, and the Kirkman signed Lucille Edition for issue #100. Don’t miss the eight Hero Initiative Sketch Covers. While the now iconic television series has enthralled millions, its origins began in illustration. While comic books can be quite cinematic in structure, adapting them to the screen still proves problematic for many films and tv series. For instance, certain elements that worked great for the comic, might read differently to a television audience. This collection of production art is a rare opportunity to own official Walking Dead artwork from the talented John Watkiss, featuring alternative concepts of previously known characters and scenes from the comics and new ones made only for the TV show. John Watkiss (1961-2017) was a British artist, known for his painting and his work in comics and film production. His career led him from cover artist for graphic novels to storyboard artist and character designer. The artist has collaborated with numerous high profile studios on projects including Tarzan, Atlantis, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and Sherlock Holmes. Watkiss' work has been featured in the British National Portrait Gallery and The Ford Motor Company Museum. Walking Dead custom sketch covers featuring: Joe Jusko, Andy Smith, Scott Rosema, Kevin Eastman, Arthur Suydam, Jeff Lemire, Autumn Fredricks, Mark Torres, Mark Sparacio, Chris Giarusso, Raphael Albuquerque, and Fernandez. ----------------------------------------------------- Bid Now! Event Auction ends the week of Dec 10-14 Click here for more info on ComicConnect's 2018 Event Auction XXXVII! Click here to view the entire Event Auction! ---------------------------------------- ComicConnect is accepting consignments for their next major auction. Contact them today to reserve space as it is on a first-come first-served basis. Call toll-free 1.888.779.7377 or e-mail their staff at support@comicconnect.com. Cash advances up to $5 million are available.
  4. NO BUYER'S PREMIUMS — What you bid is what you pay! Event Auction Highlight: Original Art ComicConnect’s original art auction continues to flourish with over 500 original comic art lots on the block in Event Auction XXXVII. We’re thrilled to have put together another huge selection of art, showcasing a wide variety of genres from nearly every comic age. Even the most discerning of collectors will be delighted with the mix of pieces up for grabs. One thing we want to impart, original art from some of comics greatest masters is surely a treasure that you can only understand once you own a piece. Pick one up for yourself and you’ll be hooked. Highlights include: a Kirby Fantastic Four #3 page and a Kirby splash from Tales of Suspense #11 (Sporr!), a Frazetta's pen and ink Creature from Pellucidar piece, two Swamp Thing pages from the first appearance in House of Secrets #92 by Bernie Wrightson, the Strange Adventures #157 cover by Murphy Anderson, a Detective Comics #122 page by Bob Kane, and Weird Science #16 page by EC great Al Williamson. Click here to view all the Original Art Lots Click here to view the entire auction The auction end-dates are as follows: Session 1 (Original Comic Art & Memorabilia) December 10, 2018 Session 2 (Walking Dead Collection: Original Art & Comics) December 11, 2018 Session 3 (Comic Titles: Action Comics - Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics) December 12, 2018 Session 4 (Fantastic Four - New Mutants) December 13, 2018 Session 5 (New Mutants Annual - Zoot) December 14, 2018 For additional information on how ComicConnect auctions work, please click here. ComicConnect is currently accepting consignments for their next major auction. Contact them today to reserve space as it is on a first-come first-served basis. Call toll-free 1.888.779.7377 or e-mail their staff at support@comicconnect.com. Cash advances up to $5 million are available. ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- ComicConnect is accepting consignments for their next major auction. Contact them today to reserve space as it is on a first-come first-served basis. Call toll-free 1.888.779.7377 or e-mail their staff at support@comicconnect.com. Cash advances up to $5 million are available.
  5. NO BUYER'S PREMIUMS — What you bid is what you pay! Event Auction Highlight: Original Art ComicConnect’s original art auction continues to flourish with over 500 original comic art lots on the block in Event Auction XXXVII. We’re thrilled to have put together another huge selection of art, showcasing a wide variety of genres from nearly every comic age. Even the most discerning of collectors will be delighted with the mix of pieces up for grabs. One thing we want to impart, original art from some of comics greatest masters is surely a treasure that you can only understand once you own a piece. Pick one up for yourself and you’ll be hooked. Highlights include: a Kirby Fantastic Four #3 page and a Kirby splash from Tales of Suspense #11 (Sporr!), a Frazetta's pen and ink Creature from Pellucidar piece, two Swamp Thing pages from the first appearance in House of Secrets #92 by Bernie Wrightson, the Strange Adventures #157 cover by Murphy Anderson, a Detective Comics #122 page by Bob Kane, and Weird Science #16 page by EC great Al Williamson. Click here to view all the Original Art Lots Click here to view the entire auction The auction end-dates are as follows: Session 1 (Original Comic Art & Memorabilia) December 10, 2018 Session 2 (Walking Dead Collection: Original Art & Comics) December 11, 2018 Session 3 (Comic Titles: Action Comics - Famous Funnies: A Carnival of Comics) December 12, 2018 Session 4 (Fantastic Four - New Mutants) December 13, 2018 Session 5 (New Mutants Annual - Zoot) December 14, 2018 For additional information on how ComicConnect auctions work, please click here. ComicConnect is currently accepting consignments for their next major auction. Contact them today to reserve space as it is on a first-come first-served basis. Call toll-free 1.888.779.7377 or e-mail their staff at support@comicconnect.com. Cash advances up to $5 million are available. ---------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- ComicConnect is accepting consignments for their next major auction. Contact them today to reserve space as it is on a first-come first-served basis. Call toll-free 1.888.779.7377 or e-mail their staff at support@comicconnect.com. Cash advances up to $5 million are available.
  6. Hi- We migrated all the interviews on ComicZoneRadio.com to a new site but sadly lost the 3 Jay Maybruck interviews, some of the best interviews from the series. Jay Maybruck was one of the original co-founders of Sparkle City Comics. The interviews were riveting in that Jay really shared the good, the bad and the ugly about his career in comics. If anybody has these interviews please let me know. Thanks, Vincent Zurzolo
  7. September Monthly Auction Ends Session 3 Ends Tonight! Titles (New Funnies - Zip) Thursday, September 27, 2018 The September Monthly Auction features hundreds of third party-certified comics from which to choose. Collectors can bid knowing expert graders have meticulously examined and professionally certified the comics. ~ Tonight's highlights ~ Click here for the entire auction Visit Sell My Comics for frequently asked questions and a guide on how sellers can start turning their collectibles into cash on ComicConnect. If you need any assistance with your collection, please contact support@comicconnect.com or call (Toll Free) 888-779-7377.
  8. September Monthly Auction Ends Session 2 Ends Tonight! Titles (Dagwood - Mystery Tales) Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Titles (New Funnies - Zip) Thursday, September 27, 2018 The September Monthly Auction features hundreds of third party-certified comics from which to choose. Collectors can bid knowing expert graders have meticulously examined and professionally certified the comics. Don't miss the Mystery Tales runs ending tonight! ~ Tonight's highlights ~ Click here for the entire auction
  9. September Monthly Auction Ends Comic investors and collectors -- the moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived! From Golden Age rarities you may have never seen to some of the most sought-after comics from the Modern Age, the September Monthly Auction has a huge variety of books - there's something for everyone! The auction ends each night at 6 PM EDT Titles (Ace - Crisis on Infinite Earths) Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Titles (Dagwood - Mystery Tales) Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Titles (New Funnies - Zip) Thursday, September 27, 2018 The September Monthly Auction features hundreds of third party-certified comics from which to choose. Collectors can bid knowing expert graders have meticulously examined and professionally certified the comics. Don't miss the Mystery Tales runs. Visit Sell My Comics for frequently asked questions and a guide on how sellers can start turning their collectibles into cash on ComicConnect. If you need any assistance with your collection, please contact support@comicconnect.com or call (Toll Free) 888-779-7377. ~ Tonight's highlights ~ Click here for the entire auction ComicConnect does not charge buyer’s premiums. Winners pay the hammer price plus shipping (and sales tax only if they live in the State of NY). ComicConnect provides free scanning for all CGC-certified comics shipped to us for auction at $1 start, no reserve. ComicConnect offers cash advances up to $5 million for top-notch consignments and we are always buying collections - big or small.
  10. My Comic Shop History is a podcast hosted by filmmaker Anthony Desiato (My Comic Shop DocumentARy, By Spoon!, Wacky Man, and the upcoming My Comic Shop Country) exploring the business, culture, and fandom of the comics retail industry. In Season 1, a comic book store fell, a community united, and a podcast was born. Each subsequent season of the podcast, currently in its fourth cycle, has tackled a distinct part of the comics industry, including collecting (Season 2), national comics retail (Season 3), and comic conventions (Season 4). The podcast also includes the subseries Beyond My Comic Shop (featuring stories in and around the comic book world) and My Comic Shop Book Club (discussions of classic favorites and current hits). EPISODE DESCRIPTION Host Anthony Desiato kicks off the second half of "Con Season" with industry veteran Vincent Zurzolo, COO of the famed Metropolis Collectibles. Anthony and Vincent view decades' worth of convention history through the lens of Vincent's extensive experience on the con floor. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/flatsquirrelproductions/episodes/2018-09-19T02_00_00-07_00
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    Jay Maybruck Interview from Comic Zone Radio

    For those who liked Comiczone Radio, Vince is back on the air in this fun podcast. Check it out! https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/flatsquirrelproductions/episodes/2018-09-19T02_00_00-07_00
  12. ComicConnect's Event Auction XXXVI ends tonight! Session 5 (More Fun Comics #70 -Zoot) Tonight's highlights Click here for the entire auction Please note: The deadline to consign to our last catalog auction of the year is September 10, 2018 at 6 PM EDT.
  13. ComicConnect's Event Auction XXXVI ends this week! Tonight -Session 4 (Dagar Desert Hawk - More Fun Comics #62) Event Auction XXXVI ends each night this week. Click here to view the entire auction The auction end-dates are as follows: Session 4 (Dagar Desert Hawk – More Fun Comics #62) August 30 at 7PM EDT Session 5 (More Fun Comics #70 - Zoot) August 31 at 7PM EDT Visit ComicConnect to view the entire auction Tonight's highlights Click here for the entire auction Please note: The deadline to consign to our last catalog auction of the year is September 10, 2018 at 6 PM EDT.
  14. ComicConnect's Event Auction XXXVI ends this week! Tonight -Session 3 (Action Comics #48 - Crypt of Terror#19) Event Auction XXXVI ends each night this week. Click here to view the entire auction The auction end-dates are as follows: Session 3 (Action #48 – Crypt of Terror #19) August 29 at 7PM EDT Session 4 (Dagar Desert Hawk – More Fun Comics #62) August 30 at 7PM EDT Session 5 (More Fun Comics #70 - Zoot) August 31 at 7PM EDT Visit ComicConnect to view the entire auction Tonight's highlights Click here for the entire auction Please note: The deadline to consign to our last catalog auction of the year is September 10, 2018 at 6 PM EDT.
  15. NO BUYER'S PREMIUMS — What you bid is what you pay! ACTION COMICS-1938 #1 The most important comic book in the history of comic books. This is the introduction of the archetype of all other heroes to come. Superman transcends comic books and pop culture. He is an icon of Truth, Justice and The American Way! Created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Superman is quite possibly the most recognizable fictional character in the world. The creation of two struggling sci-fi fans from the Rust Belt, the Man of Steel became an instant icon to depression-era readers, and easily transformed into an icon of American spirit and spunk during the brutal days of WWII. Since then, he has lasted as both a beloved character and a symbol of modern hope and vigor, making this first appearance not just a piece of comics' history, but of American history as well. With so very few opportunities to own a copy of Action Comics #1, no chance at the Mount Everest of comics should be taken lightly. The moderate restoration, with cleaning and reinforcing included, has potentially added generations of ownership to this outstanding investment collectible. From the estate of a private collector. Overstreet Guide 2017 VF+ (8.5) value = $1,775,000. If you are a new customer planning to make a first-time purchase over $25,000, please contact us 24 hours in advance of the item closing at 212.895.3999 or support@comicconnect.com so that we may approve your account for bidding. (This policy was instituted to protect consignors and bidders against bids from fraudulent accounts, and to ensure the integrity of the bidding process.) Once approved, please log out of your account and then log in, for the approval to take effect. We realize many of you would like to bid on this auction lot, so for this listing, ComicConnect.com offers a 6 month, interest free, time payment plan with a 20% non-refundable deposit. Time Payments invoices can only be paid by cash, check, money order or wire transfer.