European Vacation

I have just returned from Belgium after visiting for a week. Right in the midst of the of the high anxiety as a result of the terrorist attacks in France as well as lots of activity in Belgium. There is something very surreal when you are watching the news about a terrorist shootout and it is...

Undervalued Spotlight #228

Adventure Comics #428, DC Comics, (June/July 1973) I’ve run across Adventure Comics #428 countless times over the past few years as Spotlight ideas came to me but I’ve never been able to pull the trigger and feature the book. I’m pretty sure it’s been the book’s lack of movement out of my...

Review | Supergods

Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison, 2011. There are two Grant Morrisons for me and I’m not sure which I like more: First is the well-known counterculture comic book writer for DC and Marvel,...

January 2015 Burlington Toy Show

Welcome to my first  January 2015 toy collectible report wherein each show I do, I’ll give you a little run down of how my show went and even include actual sales.  Please understand any sand-boxing is just my opinion, based on years of attempting to make a living selling toys, comics and...

Web Arted Jan 23rd

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the ComicLink Fall Featured Auction 2014.

Comic Culture January 22nd 2015

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk comics with producer Shekky Feldstein. 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...

Time Capsule: DC Releases June ’86

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: DC Releases June ’86. Cover spotlight on The Blue Beetle, with interior emphasis on Star Trek, Elvira’s House Of Mystery and Blue Devil. I spotted The Legend Of Wonder Woman issue 2 by Kurt Busiek...

Undervalued Spotlight #227

Legion of Super Heroes #259, DC Comics, (January 1980) Adventure Comics #247 is getting pretty hot these days, the book features the first appearance of the Legion of Super Heroes and there’s lots of speculation going around. It seems to be a careful kind of speculation though because people...

Review | John Buscema’s Silver Surfer Artist’s Edition

John Buscema is often referred to as the definitive Silver Surfer artist and this edition only serves to strengthen that statement.

Web Arted Jan 16th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the ComicLink Fall Featured Auction 2014.

Will the New Secret Wars Go Be-Lowe and Beyond?

“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.

Time Capsule: DC Releases Feb ’86

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: DC Releases Feb ’86. Booster Gold graces the cover, with interior emphasis on Ambush Bug, Aquaman mini-series by Neal Ponzer and Craig Hamilton, and the final issue of Wonder Woman (#329). Plus check out...

Nathaniel Dusk…and other stories

The tires groaned, tearing themselves from the pavement. The sky calling, but the weight, heavy, too heavy, to lift this bird off the ground. The wings strained for the sky, as the engines were screaming for a release that would only come when all wheels had left the cold, grey, ground. Those...

Undervalued Spotlight #226

Wonder Woman #1, DC Comics, November 2011 I’ve always hoped that one day I’d get to do this post, this Undervalued Spotlight featuring a book from DC’s New 52 first wave. Back in September 2011 I posted a Market Trends asking “Can New Comics be Long Term Collectibles”. With today’s post I...

Review | Joe Kubert Enemy Ace Artist’s Edition

Late 1960s war art at its finest, Joe Kubert Enemy Ace Artist’s Edition presents a completely different facet of Kubert’s work to this auspicious line.

Boxing Day Haul Jan12

Boxing Day Haul

As a follow up to my Boxing Day Hit List, I thought I’d share some of the books I picked up this year (or this past year to be precise). Back in the day, when I use to have more time, I’d plan a route around the city and spend the whole day visiting all the comic stores in town. It would be a...

Web Arted Jan 9th

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

Nothing Can Stop The Juggernaut!

“Anthony, it’s the most collected series.” That’s what Walt said to me when, at the young age of 19, I came up with this great, new idea that I would collect every issue of Amazing Spider-Man. I really thought that I had come up with a unique collecting idea. Surely no...

2nds? A Priceless Princeless Pirate Princess Jan08

2nds? A Priceless Princeless Pirate Princess

 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: DC Releases June ’85

While cleaning out my comic library I came across a substantial amount of old comics solicitations from DC, Marvel, Comico, First, Dark Horse, Valiant, and more. In the old days before the internet the only way to know what new comics were coming down the pipeline was to be a direct market...

Undervalued Spotlight #225

Mighty Marvel Team-Up Thrillers, Marvel Comics, 1983. There was a time when comic book companies didn’t care about repackaging their material in trade paperback and hardcover collections: they sold the rights to those off to book companies, just one of many licensing deals to be had....

Best Of 2014, So Says Me

Now that 2014 is over I can post my list of the five best comics I read last year. This list is selected from my own reading and is completely biased, since it’s limited to the sixty-seven collected editions, reprints and graphic novels I read and therefore based solely on my personal tastes.

Future Marvel and DC Movies: Who Will Be Next?

Happy New Year, everyone. It is now 2015 and it will be another fun and exciting year in the comic book industry. Last year was a busy year for movie announcements. Marvel made a slew of movie announcements including new movies for Captain Marvel, the Black Panther, the Inhumans, and two...