Marvel Spotlight #2, Marvel Comics, February 1972 This week’s Spotlight came to me while I was chatting with some friends about Sherlock Holmes. We were talking about the latest BBC…

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Diamond has updated Previews World with the February 2017 catalog. Scouring the full list this month shows one new Artist Edition book, advance solicited for June 2017 shipping. For complete details and…

Fantastic Four #12, Marvel Comics, March 1963 I was talking to a comic collector recently about the allure of those round 12 cent Marvels. We counted them up and came…

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Diamond released their December 2016 sales numbers over the weekend and ICv2 has extrapolated those and determined actual unit sales: Top 300 Comics Actual and Top 300 Graphic Novels Actual. Also…

Runaways #1, Marvel Comics, July 2003 The dominant back issue market segment for more recent comics has to be the variant issue market. It’s a tough market and one to…

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All Star Comics #51, DC Comics, February/March 1950 In Undervalued Spotlight #308 I introduced the now infamous Durajlija’s Equation for Iconic Golden Age covers (DEIGAC). Spotlight #314 contained the second…

January 9, 2017 / / AE News 6 Comments

Beginning in 2010 with Dave Stevens’ The Rocketeer Artist’s Edition, the AE format encompasses the range of books printing scans of original comic book artwork.  IDW continued with the AE…

Taking the Artist’s Edition Index from print to the spoken word, join me monthly for a look at all things Artist’s Edition.

This month we take a long look at shipping changes, January 2017 Previews solicitations, November 2016 current sales and out of print eBay sales, and a long look at the current AE market.…

Happy Sesqui-seventeen to everyone and may it turn out the best that it can for all of you. I’ve been trying to think about how our hobby and industry could…

Journey into Mystery Annual #1, Marvel Comics, 1965 Marvel Comics certainly had a “way” with adapting fictional characters and making those characters their own. I can’t think of a bigger…

January 2, 2017 / / AE News 4 Comments

A new year is upon us and that means 2016 is complete and we can vote on the Artist’s Edition format books published in the past twelve months. The voting…

Two disparate articles from OZY and The Simple Dollar have recently put me to task on my hobby of choice, reading. First, here’s a definition of tsundoku. “Tsundoku” (n.) is the…