Is It Worthwhile to Collect Resurrection Issues?

It’s almost Easter-time, so I thought it would be interesting to explore issues of life and death in the comic book world. The “comic book death” of a major character mirrors the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is celebrated in the annual Easter tradition. The regular rite of...

Web Arted Mar 27th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage 2015 February 19 – 21 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction.

1. Introduction

So you wanna open a comic shop part one: an introduction and outline.

YW2? – Joe Frankenstein #2 Mar26

YW2? – Joe Frankenstein #2

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? Sheesh,...

Comic Culture March 25th 2015

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...

WECA or Not

This is a two-part post containing first my own, kind of orthodox, view on what constitutes a WECA comic followed by fellow WECA collector Jim Finlay’s view on a finer and more porous line of distinction between the WECA period and the reprint FECA period that followed it. Readers views may...

Time Capsule: Comico Attractions 15, 1988

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Comico Attractions 15, 1988. Comico Christmas Special by practically every working artist and Gumby’s Winter Fun Special by Arthur Adams. Plus an Adam Hughes...

ComicConnect Event Auction XXVI Original Art

The original art portion of ComicConnect’s Event Auction XXXVI closed Monday March 23rd. The art offered is a mixture of high and low end material: anything could end up in the mix. This time around several pieces didn’t meet their reserve, including a Kirby Captain America and...

Review | Joe Kubert’s Tarzan Of The Apes Artist’s Editi...

A complete and engrossing collection, Joe Kubert’s Tarzan Of The Apes Artist’s Edition shines. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most enduring creation, Tarzan of the Apes! Joe Kubert was one of the most acclaimed comic artists ever. His career in comics...

Web Arted Mar 20th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage 2015 February 19 – 21 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction.

Comic Culture March 19th 2015

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija welcome Steve and Vaughn from Comix Asylum. Join the boys as they gather around and talk comics. Now 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...

The Return Of Thanos: Silver Surfer 34-38

Two of the best story arcs in the 70’s Bronze Age featured the mad Titan Thanos and defined the roles of Captain Marvel and Adam Warlock in the Marvel universe. His first appearance was in Iron Man #55 and he soon made his way to the pages of Captain Marvel and the Avengers in an epic battle...

YW2? – Silk #2 Mar19

YW2? – Silk #2

 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? Sheesh,...

Time Capsule: Comico Attractions 13, 1988

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Comico Attractions 13, 1988. Early Adam Kubert and announcing “new-comer” Adam Hughes as penciler on the upcoming Maze...

Hell and Hot Water

That is the title of a fantastic three issue mini-series from Dark Horse Comics from 1997. Predator: Hell & Hot Water. I was out of comics for a decade from about 1992 -2002, and this was a series I had never heard of and only discovered by accident recently. Gene Colan is, was, and...

Undervalued Spotlight #235

Starfire #1, DC Comics, (August/September 1976) This post started out featuring Doom Patrol #99, the book that introduced us to Beast Boy. Beast boy would later turn into the Changeling in 1980’s The New Teen Titans. As I was doing my due diligence though I changed my mind and jumped ship...

Sotheby’s Bande Dessinée 07 March 2015

Sotheby’s had a Bande Dessinée auction this month with 288 items by European, Asian and American artists. Total sales were 3,821,947 Euros, or $4,026,421 U.S. dollars. For this Auction Highlight I’ll be looking at American works sold in this auction, with an eye towards possible...

Web Arted Mar 13th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage 2015 February 19 – 21 Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction.

A Post Mortem On An Unfortunate Friend

“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....

The Goblin War!

For some readers today, it might be hard to imagine that once upon a time Todd McFarlane was the top artist in the industry and not just a toy company mogul or occasional cover artist. But he was huge. Highly influential, he was one of the founders of Image Comics, but his name was synonymous...

Time Capsule: Comico Attractions 11, 1988

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Comico Attractions 11,...

Undervalued Spotlight #234

Black Lightning #1, DC Comics, (April 1977) Guest writer Darren Graham’s Undervalued Spotlight #231 was a great post; it featured a strong book with tons of upside. Though the post did reminded me just how innovative Marvel was compared to DC at least. It seems to me the late 1960s were a...

How I Sold My Comic Art Collection

Over the last ten years or so I’ve been collecting comic artwork. Like most teenagers I had posters, then when the budget allowed I collected prints and portfolios and then transitioned to original artwork. eBay and Toronto comic conventions allowed for all kinds of buying. At first I...

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