April 28, 2017 / / AE News 0 Comments

Luckily for most Artist’s Edition readers and collectors almost all of these books are still available for cover price from Diamond through your local comic shop. For the full list with Diamond order codes please see our AE Index. The following are those volumes no longer available from Diamond and thus out of print, sorted by publisher. We’re only tracking…

Today’s Overvalued Overstreet spotlight features one of my favourite comics of all time: Tales of Suspense #49. I still own a beautiful copy of the book, and it will probably be one of those books that goes to the people who I leave behind when I am resting in an urn on somebody’s mantle. They of course will probably sell…

April 26, 2017 / / Nut Shell 2 Comments

Speaking of milestones, both DC and Marvel Comics celebrated their 75th Anniversary during the past several years. DC Comics was officially founded in 1934 and Marvel Comics back in 1939. Despite all the promotions and industry events, anecdotally speaking, the 75th Anniversary of DC and Marvel seems to have been met with indifference among collectors, with very little recognition on…

Booster Gold #1, DC Comics, February 1986, Graded CGC 9.8 with White pages sold for $371 on eBay recently. I was vaguely aware that there was a market for Canadian price variants from the 1982 to 1986 period where Marvel and DC printed the bulk of the issues showing the US/CDN/UK pricing while running a separate batch just for the…

Sensation Comics #20, DC Comics, August 1943 I was reading up on the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, lots of hype online and lots of general excitement. I thought I’d comb over some old Wonder Woman comics and see if I can find an interesting book that is not one of the usual suspects. I found a few actually and after…

Widely considered one of the most important sci-fi comic strips ever published, Jeff Hawke is a benchmark in intelligent, adult-oriented storytelling! Jeff Hawke’s not your average space-hero; focused on reasoning, diplomacy and moral virtues instead of brute force, he is frequently forced to be the ambassador — rather than the saviour — of mankind! His universe is populated with alien…

April 21, 2017 / / AE News 0 Comments

Last updated on April 28th, 2017 at 03:15 pmDiamond has updated Previews World with the May 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist Edition format book and one new Original Art Edition. For complete details and daily updates visit our AE Index. The Book Of Ballads, The Original Art Edition Artist Charles Vess comes together with…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk all about comic book stuff. So 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s April 19th 2017…

It cannot be underestimated how important the artistic team is on a comic book. It can make or break a title. The interesting thing is that over time (sometimes years) a title will go through wild swings in the life of that title. To name a few, John Byrne’s Fantastic Four, Miller’s Daredevil and Gene Colan’s Doctor Strange were all great examples…

Publishing a book is a drawn out and often frustrating process even on top of researching and assembling the actual draft text and graphics material. This is especially so when the cards are stacked against it because the book focuses on such a niche topic. I can tell you that the passion for sharing the material I’ve researched and assembled…

Avengers Annual #10, Marvel Comics, 1981, Graded 9.6 Raw by CBCS sold for $87. I saw this on eBay thought this deserved a write up. So CBCS has started this raw grading service and books graded through this service are starting to pop up everywhere. Obviously there is not enough data to tell whether the hobby has embraced this new…

Forever People #1, DC Comics February/March 1971 This week’s Undervalued Spotlight shines on Jack Kirby’s seminal Forever People #1. I was drawn to Forever People #1 as I was reading about the online April fool’s joke that had Matt Damon playing Darkseid in the upcoming Justice League movie. At least I think it was an April fool’s joke? Anyway the…

April 14, 2017 / / AE News 0 Comments

Diamond released their March 2017 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. These numbers are for Diamond’s direct sales in North America only and don’t include Diamond UK or the bookstore market. It’s worth reading the additional information under the sales charts. For the purposes of…

We are finally back in the saddle here on Arcs & Runs and we will start the year with a look at some comic books that were connected from their first publishing date or “birth”. Twins if you will. In today’s post, the two titles both began in September 1963 and through a few fits and starts are still running…

Our weekly look at an auction item that piqued our interest continues. DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1, DC Comics, 2014, Graded 9.6 White Pages by EGS Global sold for $25. I saw this on the just past ComicLink auction I have a few questions; Who the hell are EGS Global? Why is their book only getting 25% of a…

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1, America’s Best Comics, March 1999 I think the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LOEG) is one of the best ideas to come out of comics ever! That’s a big statement to make but I believe it to be true and that’s why this week’s Undervalued Spotlight has to be League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1. Co-conceived by…

Last updated on April 11th, 2017 at 02:29 pmMichael Kaluta is one of the most revered and versatile artist’s in comics and illustration. He is frequently recognized as the definitive artist of The Shadow, has been praised for his Lord of the Rings paintings, and illustrated the Metropolis novel. He was also part of the legendary artist’s collective (along with…

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition. This month we take a long look at AE MIA: Missing After Announcing, April 2017 Previews, Artist’s Edition Out Of Print Sales February 2017, February 2017 Sales Numbers, John Romita’s The Amazing Spider-Man Artist’s Edition, and Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition.…

One of the most sobering aspects of growing older is the loss of the people around you that have had a profound effect on your life. The loss of reference points to different times in your life, one by one, inevitably pass away. Those of you reading this right now,  who didn’t really connect with me here, other than the fact that…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk the comic book talk. So 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s April 5th 2017 Edition:…