Patrick Loubert, who was born in Toronto in 1947 and Michael Hirsh, who was born in Belgium in 1948 but moved to Toronto when he was three and then to…
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases December 1987. A second Mike Mignola penciled mini-series debuts with World Of Krypton, plus The Watchmen trade paperback and Batman: Son Of The Demon!
Spider-Woman #6, Marvel Comics, September 1978. People love deals and were bringing them up to me in piles. I was adding up one pile in particular when I came to Spider-Woman #6. I honestly stopped, stood there and admired the book for a bit. I was gonna tell the guy it wasn’t supposed to be in those bins but thought that a bit petty, then I thought I’d let him buy it and offer $4 to buy it back! Thankfully I didn’t go there.
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases October 1987. Mike Mignola art on The Phantom Stranger, plus Ronin trade paperback.
Wonder Woman #98, DC Comics, May 1958. All Star Comics #8 is all the rage these days. I know a few guys just itching to get their hands on one before the prices get out of reach. This week I’ll offer an alternative to those who want to play the Wonder Woman game.
Rebellion’s first foray into original art size books, Zenith Phase One Apex Edition offers up a rare treat for fans and collectors. The Apex Edition is a full size reproduction of the…
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases August 1987. DC’s second prestige format series premieres, riding the coattails of The Dark Knight Returns. The Shadow monthly by Bill Sienkiewicz and The Shadow trade paperback make the back page.
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases December ’86. Legends gets the front page, another Byrne blockbuster title that has faded over time. Closing out is a farewell to Julie Schwartz.
Detective Comics #27, DC Comics, May 1939. I’ve always wanted to write-up a complicated essay on Detective Comics #27. Over the years I’ve had a couple of abortive starts, giving up when I realized the work needed to do it right. I would like to express my view though. So what’s a guy to do?
The first painted Artist Edition, Eric Powell’s The Goon Artist’s Edition presents an interesting look at Powell’s process and technique. This beautiful Artist’s Edition features Powell’s Goon original graphic Novel,…
Comics as art “Words and pictures are yin and yang. Married, they produce a progeny more interesting than either parent.” ― Dr. Seuss Doing this column, with its necessary research…
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases October ’86. John Byrne’s The Man Of Steel gets the cover and Batman 400 the back.
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases September ’86. The Watchmen gets the cover, and justly so, using Gibbon’s first ad image for the series. The History Of The DC Universe gets the back cover, and lots of interesting items in between.
Friday Foster #1, Dell Publishing, October 1972. So I’m pricing up comics for a big con coming up and I unearth this little gem in a long forgotten box. I leafed through it, liked it so much I’ve decided that this week’s Undervalued Spotlight should shine on Friday Foster #1.
A continued look at pre-internet publisher’s comics solicitations, this time DC Releases August ’86. Some real gems here including Heroes Against Hunger, The Dark Knight Returns and The Shadow, but Angel Love gets the cover…
Star Wars #7, Marvel Comics, January 1978. There is a heck of a lot of spec on Star Wars comics going on right now. So where to get in on this Star Wars bandwagon? If you had $20k kicking around you could go the 35 cent variant #1 route or maybe a nice high grade Boba Fett #42? It’s hard to play the Star Wars spec game without dishing out some serious coin. Which segues me nicely into this week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick, Star Wars #7.