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...

Web Arted Feb 13th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly these last few days.

Young Robots In Love: Marvel Two-In-One & Machine Man

We’re closing in on Valentines Day and a little tale of love lost and found is in order. The Players: Jocasta – An exotic beauty lost and lonely with no place in this world to call her own.  She has rejected Ultron and is desperately looking for a new love, no matter how...

A Warning For Benedict Cumberbatch

“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. Dear...

Spidey Saves The Day!

One of the benefits of enjoying a character that has been around for decades is that you have hundreds, if not thousands, of great stories to go back and read. The downside of this is that you have no way of truly enjoying the stories in the same way that the readers of the day did. For...

Comic Culture February 11th 2015

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk all about comics with producer Shekky Feldstein. So just sit yourself 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...

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...

Pressing Issues Feb09

Pressing Issues

Many CGC collectors are engaged in an activity called “pressing”, which can greatly enhance the value of your comic books. Unless you own a perfect “10”, all comics have some degree of flaws. But, there are good flaws and bad flaws. Pressing is a process in which certain flaws can be...

Web Arted Feb 6th

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

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...

Comic Culture February 4th 2015

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

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: Superior Spider-Man 22-26

It has been two years since Marvel “killed off” Spider-Man by causing a “brain switch” that put Doctor Octopus’ mind inside the body of Peter Parker. Naturally, this created a lot of havoc in the life of Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, including plenty of unheroic behaviour, conflicts...

Web Arted Jan 30th

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

Comic Culture January 28th 2015

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk about comics with producer Shekky Feldstein. So just sit yourself 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...

A Vision Of Ultron: Avengers 52-58 & Annual 2

The calendar has flipped over to 2015 and the countdown begins to the second Avengers movie in May.  Arcs & Runs will be here to help feed the hype machine with stories about the team, individual members, and of course the bad guys leading up to the movies release. The Avengers are an...

You Want Seconds? Rumble #2 Jan29

You Want Seconds? Rumble #2

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,...

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...

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...

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