Russ Cochran’s Comic Art Auction #129

Completing Thursday December 18th 2014, Russ Cochran’s Comic Art Auction #129 contained some interesting items. A regular event run by Cochran with less than 100 items, these have become the definitive source for Frank King Gasoline Alley strips, and this time around was no different....

Web Arted Dec 19th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage Comic & Comic Art Signature Auction November 20-22 2014.

If This Be Ragnarok…

All good things must come to an end, and so too must this column. For almost five years I have had the privilege of using this space to discuss many aspects of an industry that I love, but now it is time to close the door on this chapter and move on to different things. When I first approach...

Hey, Doc, Where’s the Love for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’?

“Dear Doc Curmudgeon” is a column by Clint McElroy, made up of completely fabricated responses to mostly fabricated questions. But you knew that, due to your discerning nature and brilliant mind which would never fall for a columnist trying to butter you up…unless you’re into that.  ...

Comic Culture December 17th 2014

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk about comics with producer Shekky Feldstein. So just sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by Walter...

Stephen Lipson

There are a number of elite collectors of Canadian war-time comics. This tiny handful has managed to unearth these rare diamonds in the rough (in garages, barns, attics, trunks, and basements) and, through dogged persistence, ace detective work, and love of these books, amass a significant...

IDW to launch Artisan Edition line in 2015

IDW is launching a new imprint called Artisan Edition that is offering Artist’s Editions in an 8″ x 12″ paperback format for $50.

Review | Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

A massive collection in terms of sheer size and creator input, Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream brings together a veritable who’s who to pay tribute to Winsor McCay’s most enduring creation.

Web Arted Dec 12th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage Comic & Comic Art Signature Auction November 20-22 2014.

Review | Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition Vol 1

The first in Dynamite’s Art Edition library, Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja Art Edition is a boon for fans but suffers visually, be it ever so slightly.

Comic Culture December 10th 2014

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk comics with producer Shekky Feldstein. So why don’t you sit back, relax and enjoy this week’s Comic Culture. Oh, and please, please make sure you go out and support your local comic book shop. Comic Culture is written by...

Easson Find

It’s an understatement to point out that most average income collectors, like me, have been priced out of battling for WECA comics through online auctions now that the comic collecting community has more widely become aware of them: of their quality, their distinctiveness, and their...

Big John Buscema…Hands Down!

As any regular readers of this column doubtlessly know, I am a huge fan of Big John Buscema. We are coming up on the 13th anniversary of his passing on January 10th, and I have been looking through some of my collection at different periods of his creativity. My absolute favorite period is...

Undervalued Spotlight #222

Avengers #93, Marvel Comics, (November 1971) Recently I spent a good whack of money on a nice little pile of raw books. I had to pay a hefty premium for some of the hotter books like Fantastic Four #52 and Avenger #55 but I did manage a deal or two on some of the others. As I priced up the...

The Collector

Another stunning collection of translated Sergio Toppi material, The Collector is a compelling and beautiful read.

ComicLink Fall Featured Auction 2014 Original Art

The ComicLink Fall Featured Auction 2014 Original Art session ended last night. There was a large amount of items, over 650, and Featured Auctions are supposed to only have art expected to fetch $500 or more. A lot of great material was sold with some big dollars for the usual suspects. As always let’s take a look at five pieces that are on the lower end of the spectrum, or as we art buyers like to think affordable.

Web Arted Dec 5th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage Comic & Comic Art Signature Auction November 20-22 2014.

Christmas Gift Guide

It is that time of year again! The gingerbread lattes are out, the stores are playing Christmas Carols, and your local comic book shop has a myriad of gift ideas for the comic book fan on your list. 2014 has been a very solid year for comic books, so here, in no particular order, are some suggestions from yours truly.

You Want 2nds? Double Dish of Death Dec04

You Want 2nds? Double Dish of Death

Hi folks, welcome to ARCHIE G’s. I’m your waiter, Raoul. Here at Archie G’s, we don’t think you can make a dependable Pull List decision based on the first serving of a comic. Publishers throw everything they’ve got at a first issue: promotions, gimmick covers, etc. And speculators?...

Auction Highlights #87

Comic Link Fall Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Fall Featured Auction ended Wednesday December 3rd and there were some very interesting results. To say that the market is hot would be an understatement! So many books set records it was hard to keep track. These are...

Your New World

There are very few comic books that are truly scary and cause those fine hairs on the back of my neck to stand to attention but here’s one that’s a Canadian WECA book. In the spring of 1942 a strange comic book came out of Vancouver published at 319 Pender St. West, just around the corner...

Review | The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

A different kind of Lovecraft tale skillfully adapted by I.N.J. Culbard, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath is a worthy addition to this line of graphic works.

Undervalued Spotlight #221

X-Force #11, Marvel Comics, June 1992 “Is it safe”? Remember than line in the old Marathon Man movie from the 1970s? Where Sir Lawrence Olivier is torturing Dustin Hoffman with some dental hooks? I found myself asking the same question when I was contemplating this week’s Undervalued...