Important Comic Books

This week Chris and Walt talk about comic books that have been very important over the history of the medium. Please let us know what you thought of the show and don’t be afraid to leave a comment down in…

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Developments

Our virtual two-day symposium on Canadian comics: “80 Years and Beyond” seems to have been a proper success—especially for an inaugural effort. We had over 160 people register, and all the sessions were eclectic, engaging, and informative. The sessions brought…

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Where Do You Fit In?

Fan Expo happened this weekend and I talked to a few guys that went, they all said it was a good show, not too many people but they were there to buy. I was actually thinking about how the hell…

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Covers

This week Chris and Walt talk about how covers can possibly help entice more people to pick up a new comic and read it. Please let us know what you thought of the show, leave your comments in the comments…

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Ups and Downs

I’ve been dealing in a lot of books lately, both CGC and raw copies and so I’ve been jumping onto GPA quite a bit to read the tea leaves. One big trend I have noticed is the lack of a…

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D Listers

This week Chris and Walt are joined by a long-time fan of the show John Bitterman. John was a good sport and endured a lot, sitting between the boys and chiming in it seemed always at the right time. Please…

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Say it ain’t so Joe

In 2019 I was presented with a plaque by the folks that put on Fan Expo, Canada’s biggest comic con. Big B Comics had set up at all 25 Fan Expos, I think we were one of 3 such comic…

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Blame it on the Jive Turkey

Thanksgiving weekend, which for me means some family gatherings! It was a big doubleheader for me today, at the folks for afternoon session then brother in law’s for the evening. Suffice to say way too much of that Bosnian hooch…

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Comic Shops Part 2

This week we offer the second part of the boys discussing comic book shops. Please let us know what you thought of the show in the comments field below and as always please let’s keep things civil. And please go…

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Comic Shops Part 1

This week Chris and Walt start their talk about what makes a good local comic book shop. Please let us know what you thought of this week’s show, please leave your comments in the space provided below, and as always…

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Did You Count The Pages?

I was getting some books ready for the showcases in the back of the store and was doing my thing of checking for completeness, assigning a grade and noting any pertinent comments that the prospective buyer should be aware of.…

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Things to Come

We’re just into the last quarter of our 80th Anniversary year of the first Canadian comic book. In the Spring, Sequential Magazine came up with a special oversized issue looking at Canadian comics and in June we pulled off our…

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Undervalued Spotlight Review

This week Chris gives Walt the gears by randomly (so Chris says) digging out 10 old Undervalued Spotlights. Please let us know what you thought of the show and feel free to leave a comment below, as always let’s keep…

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What’s Next For CGC?

A couple of weeks ago I got this CGC solicitation that had Robert Downey Jr. doing a private mail-in signing for the CGC Signature Series. Proceeds were going to his FootPrint Coalition charity that promotes environmental sustainability. The signing fee…

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Will A New Market Evolve

We have so many books down at CGC at the moment, our shipments seem to be queueing up one behind the other with none coming back to us. We have seven monthly shipments down there now and have an eighth…

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Sell High!

Back in the spring of 2021, I was having a real tough time buying comics! My ICE site went from around 600 CGC books in inventory to somewhere near 170 at the height of the madness to buy graded comics.…

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