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.

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...

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.

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.

100

I began doing this column on Jan. 3rd 2013 just after I had finished and sent off the long article I’d written on WECA comics for the Overstreet Price Guide which was finally published this year.  I had been out of collecting comics since about 1975 and after I retired from teaching high...

Undervalued Spotlight #224

Giant Size Avengers #2, Marvel Comics, February 1975 I was looking of a New Year’s themed book this week in honor of the big event. Thinking in pictures I remembered Giant Size Avengers #3 as a great cover and I remembered it was part of a big arc. I thought it was a safe pick because...

Review | Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds

A wonderfully engaging genre-blending tale, Brass Sun: The Wheels Of Worlds is required reading.

‘Twas the Night…

Presents and surprises are one part of Christmas, for some a huge part, but one can’t deny that it’s invariably a pleasant experience to get a gift, especially an unexpected one. My friend and fellow WECA book collector, Walter Durajlija, just a little while ago was able to discover and...

Undervalued Spotlight #223

DC Comics Presents #67, DC Comics, (March 1984) I spent way too long narrowing down this week’s Christmas themed Undervalued Spotlight. It sure was fun perusing through so many very cool Christmas themed comics though. It became apparent to me that there are actually two collecting strains...

Review | Batman: Kelly Jones Gallery Edition

A strong effort for Graphitti Designs first foray into the original art edition market, Batman: Kelly Jones Gallery Edition brings unique newer material to this market.

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....

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.

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.