Author: Walter Durajlija

Undervalued Spotlight #391

X-Men Vol. 2 #205, Marvel Comics, January 2008. I’ve been talking to some young, in the know fans at the shop and they are telling me that there is some building spec around the X-Men character Hope Summers. These conversations intrigued me – the guys made passionate arguments and asked me to consider what they had to say when I was picking this week’s Spotlight. Well this week I’m choosing X-Men Vol. 2 #205 as my Undervalued Spotlight. X-Men Vol. 2 #205 features the 1st appearance of Hope Summers. Hope Summers was the 1st Mutant born after the Decimation...

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Undervalued Spotlight #390

Invaders Annual #1, Marvel Comics, 1977. Over the past couple of years I’ve written way too much about how comic book covers have enjoyed a growing influence on comic book values. I’ve noted that graded comics essentially become postage stamps or post cards to be collected and admired for their beauty, subject matter and condition. Nothing new to report here other than to update you that the trend continues. I don’t think there’s a better example of this principle in practice than Suspense Comics #3. The classic Alex Schomburg cover to Suspense Comics #3 has become THE cover. It’s...

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Comic Culture April 11th 2018

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk comics with special guest Scott VanderPloeg. Chris, Walt and Scott talk about the upcoming release of Action Comics #1000, the new Han Solo movie and touch on Scott’s love of Artist Editions. So just kick 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 11th 2018 Edition: iTunes Google Play Stitcher CFMU McMaster Radio Direct Download...

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Undervalued Spotlight #389

Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD #2, Marvel Comics, July 1968. Remember the old comic book axiom to always sell off your movie related comics before the movie hits. Well Fantastic Four #52 is proving this wrong with strong after film sales results. The strength of the film tells only part of the story, another part is the weight of the Panther character himself. I’m sure values would not be as high if we all loved the movie but were indifferent to the book’s/character’s contribution to today’s diverse comic book landscape. This diverse landscape has created lots of unique collecting...

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Comic Culture Wednesday April 4th 2018

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk comics. Chris and Walt discuss the Fantastic Four returning as a comic book title, the fellas also talk Star Wars toys (Jabba’s Sail Barge) and Star Wars movies with Walt finally getting around to watching Last Jedi. So please 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 4th 2018 Edition: iTunes Google Play Stitcher CFMU...

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