Undervalued Spotlight #233

Space Adventures #44, Charlton Comics, (February 1962) You’d have to go back to the infamous April Fool’s Day post of last year to find a Charlton comic featured on the Spotlight, and I didn’t even mean that one! Still, it’s been way too long without a Charlton – if you ask me. I...

Auction Highlights #88

Comic Link Winter Featured Auction The comic book portion of ComicLink’s Fall Featured Auction ended Wednesday February 25th with some staggering results. The market is still hot! The big book of the auction turned out to be the CGC 9.6 Fantastic Four #5 that got $96,267.00. I’m not sure but...

Time Capsule: Dark Horse Insider December 1990

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Dark Horse Insider December 1990. An interesting feature and photo for Retailer Of The Month for Jim Hanley and his New York store. More European comics and the introduction of Dark Horse trading...

Undervalued Spotlight #232

Incredible Hulk #250, Marvel Comics, (August 1980) It’s been DC heavy on the Spotlight for the last little while so let’s feature a big fat Marvel. I came across this week’s Spotlight pick while pricing up a pile of comics I’d been avoiding for way to long. I’d been avoiding the pile because...

Fantagraphics starts Studio Edition line with Hal Foster

Through some Amazon “fishing” a new line of Artist’s Edition style books have been uncovered, Fantagraphics Studio Edition. First up will be Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant. Here’s the catalog entry courtesy of Jacq Cohen, with the text following.  ...

WECA Checklist

I miss doing this column and I wish I had enough hands and time to do justice to it and the other work I am doing. I certainly don’t want to give the impression that the column is dead. There’s a lot going on in the WECA world with the two newest reprint projects, Rachel Richey’s Johnny...

Time Capsule: Dark Horse Insider August 1990

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Dark Horse Insider August 1990. Amazing how much foreign material Dark Horse was publishing, plus their licensing...

Undervalued Spotlight #231

Green Lantern #87, DC Comics (January 1972) We have a fantastic guest Spotlight featured this week. Guest writer Darren offers up a strong case for Green Lantern #87. This is such a good pick, Darren taps into some very prominent current trends yet at the same time anchor’s his pick to...

Review | The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis

An excellent overview of a fruitful career, The Art Of Robert E. McGinnis delivers on extensive images and to-the-point information. Painter Robert McGinnis has earned international renown as a master illustrator by creating poster art for such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, James Bond...

Time Capsule: Dark Horse Insider January 1990

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Dark Horse Insider January 1990. Not sure what was going on at the time but repeated slams against Gary Groth and Amazing Heroes makes you wonder. Give Me Liberty, Hard Boiled and The Adventures Of Luther...

Undervalued Spotlight #230

Archie Comics #96, Archie Comic Publications, (November 1958) Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. The Valentine’s Day Spotlight is my favorite post of the year. I always have way too many candidates and I always over think the whole thing, wanting to get it just right. There are so many...

Action Figure Expo February 2015

As the old saying goes, ‘sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.’ Normally, mainly due to table prices, the Action Figure in Mississauga ends up being a better show financially than a lot of the others.  Colin Douglas has been able to draw people for years, although in recent years sadly it is...

Review | Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition Volu...

Even better than its predecessor, Will Eisner’s The Spirit Artist’s Edition Volume 2 shows off stunning artwork at monstrous dimensions to delight and awe fans. A master of the medium visible in every panel. Will Eisner’s work on The Spirit was, in its way, as groundbreaking...

Time Capsule: Dark Horse Insider September 1989

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: Dark Horse Insider September 1989. Dark Horse Insider was the publisher’s second newsletter and was eight pages of news and solicitations printed on newsprint. They made it desirable by running a new one...

Undervalued Spotlight #229

Detective Comics #17, DC Comics, (July 1938) Comic books have spawned some of the greatest characters in fiction. Just look how much other media have tapped this nursery of character development that comic books are. The most valuable comics are always the highest graded copies of the first...

Review | Joe Kubert’s Tor Artist’s Edition

A decades spanning collection of underappreciated work, Joe Kubert’s Tor Artist’s Edition deserves your attention. Legendary creator Joe Kubert was responsible for an amazing stream of great works, for more than a sixty year period. Now, in his second IDW Artist’s Edition,...

Time Capsule: DC Releases July ’86

A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time: DC Releases July ’86. Cover spotlight on Graphic Novel #7: Metalzoic, by Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill. Interior highlight on Son Of Ambush Bug: man did they flog this line every issue of DC...

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...

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...

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...

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