Stump the Chumps

This week Chris and Walt welcome the great Shekky Feldstein back to the show. They also welcome comic fan extraordinaire Sammy Russell. Chris tries to Stump the Chumps by asking them tough, tough questions on comic strips. Please let us…

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The Funnies

It was nice to see the Marvel versus DC debate Chris and I had on our last Comic Culture podcast draw out some extra comments; it’s a topic that needs more time, and us speeding through it like we did…

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Marvel Versus DC

This week Chris and Walt tackle the subject of Marvel versus DC. The boys are reacting to the discussion in last week’s post’s comments field about DC readers being smarter than Marvel readers. So? What did you think of this…

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Mixed Signals

Happy Equinox to our Druids friends; I hope your narrow pathways fill with light. Did everybody see that CGC 6.0 Action Comics #1 sold for $3.4 million? It was a private sale through the Goldin Auctions website and it bettered…

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Tres Hombres

This week Shekky joins Chris and Walt and helps them dive a little deeper into what post-pandemic cons are and perhaps what they should have or could have been. Please let us know what you thought of the show by…

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Blood Money

A few days ago I ran into the landlord at the warehouse: he asked me if I’d be renewing in November when my lease was up, I said most likely and that I’d be letting him know very soon. When…

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Fan Expo – A Week Later

Here’s a recording of Chris and Walt driving home from the Fan Expo Comic Con in Toronto. They just ate some chicken wings and jumped back into the van and hit record as they drove back to the shop for…

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Long Weekend

Happy Labour Day? Is that how to say it? Labour Day is the unofficial last day of summer in Canada. School starts back on Tuesday and we can all notice the days getting shorter, and soon to be cooler as…

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Blame Game

I blame the Fan Expo Comic Con! I’ll have my post up tomorrow morning. Impossible to write a post during the show: poor wi-fi, poor eating habits, even poorer drinking habits, poor play by the Blue Jays, and to top…

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The Grind

Now I remember Why I hate these big comic book conventions: the crazy amount of work trying to get things ready for the show. Yeah sure I could have started things weeks earlier and prepared stress-free but apparently, that is…

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World War II Canadian Comic Covers

Comic book collectors have, in a stark mercenary fashion, transformed the old adage “You can’t judge a book by its cover” into “You can value a comic book by its cover”. This assertion doesn’t carry with it any aesthetic or…

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ICE Collectibles

You know what time it is when you have guys celebrating that the last GPA sale is only down 7% from the sale before; I actually had this conversation with a guy who seemed somewhat relieved at that result. Never…

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Spectrum Addendum

Well, folks, I must say that I wasn’t expecting last month’s column, “A Spectrum Publications Checklist,” to receive such an enthusiastic response from readers. It obviously struck a chord. Quite a few people commented and numerous others contacted me privately…

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Custom Made

Fan Expo Toronto is fast approaching and I’ll be going to promote ICE and to sell comics as Big B Comics. Holy cow are hotels ever expensive these days!! Hopefully, a few of you can drop by the booth over…

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August 2022

I was talking comics with the gang on the weekend and the topic of August came up. August 1st is here and that means we’ll soon have August sales data popping up on GPA. In a volatile market, whether it’s…

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Back to Work!

Did that ever go by quick, like a blink. Back to work gang. I received an email from Gemstone Publishing celebrating the Overstreet Price Guide finally going digital. Part of the press release reads: Gemstone Publishing Launches Overstreet Access, an…

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R and R

Greetings from the shores of Georgian Bay. I have a week off and am spending it in my favourite area of Ontario. I usually post a Harris painting or a Thompson painting so this year I thought I’d feature Franklin…

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Con Artists

Marty (AKA Shekky) and I came back from the Montreal Comicon late last night after an easier than anticipated 6-hour drive back home. At the end of the con it really comes down to how quick you can get the…

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A Spectrum Publications Checklist

When the second Canadiana auction (hosted by Walter Duralija’s eBay store, International Collectibles Exchange) ended on June 8, the talk of the comics community was the record price achieved for the first Canadian comic book, Better Comics # 1. This…

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