Nothing Can Stop The Juggernaut!

“Anthony, it’s the most collected series.” That’s what Walt said to me when, at the young age of 19, I came up with this great, new idea that I would collect every issue of Amazing Spider-Man. I really thought that I had come up with a unique collecting idea. Surely no...

2nds? A Priceless Princeless Pirate Princess Jan08

2nds? A Priceless Princeless Pirate Princess

 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,...

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.

Future Marvel and DC Movies: Who Will Be Next?

Happy New Year, everyone. It is now 2015 and it will be another fun and exciting year in the comic book industry. Last year was a busy year for movie announcements. Marvel made a slew of movie announcements including new movies for Captain Marvel, the Black Panther, the Inhumans, and two...

Web Arted Jan 2nd

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage Comic & Comic Art Signature Auction November 20-22 2014.

This Is Your One-Stop Resolution Shop

Dear Doc Curmudgeon,     I can’t think of any New Year’s resolutions. My career is going great. Studios are lining up to do whatever movies I want. I’ve got a gorgeous woman on my arm and a lifetime supply of cans of Dapper Dan.  Give me some advice on what I can possibly resolve. SINCERELY,...

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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...

Where Soars The Silver Surfer?

Funny you should ask. The new IDW Artists Edition of John Buscema’s Silver Surfer. That’s where! I have been eagerly awaiting this book since I heard about it when I was speaking with IDW about a year ago when they wanted to use a few pages I have in my collection. It does not...

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.

Web Arted Dec 26th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage Comic & Comic Art Signature Auction November 20-22 2014.

Arcs & Runs #16 | Tales to Astonish and its Offspring

We will bookend our first year of Arcs & Runs by highlighting the final days of the title Tales to Astonish. We started the year with TTA’s sister title Tales of Suspense. Both of these titles began production in 1959. Tales of Suspense started with horror stories from issue #1-#38, Iron...

Yule Love These Menu Items Dec25

Yule Love These Menu Items

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,...

Merry Christmas! Dec25

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours on this special day from all of us at Comic Book Daily.

Boxing Day Hit List Dec24

Boxing Day Hit List

Boxing Day is just around the corner and retailers will be offering deep discounts to consumers. Comic shops will be slashing their bin stock and back issues, in some cases by as much as 60%. Boxing day is a great time to pick up wall books and fill those gaps in your collection. In a recent...

‘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.

Show Time Dec22

Show Time

This winter has been a real boon for comic book collectors with three one day shows in a row. I wish I could have participated all three shows but I was busy with exams. However, I did manage to squeeze in the December 7th show which turned out to be the most profitable show for me in terms...

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....

Web Arted Dec 19th

A gathering of wonderful art spotted by yours truly at the Heritage Comic & Comic Art Signature Auction November 20-22 2014.