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Booster Gold #1, DC Comics, February 1986, Graded CGC 9.8 with White pages sold for $371 on eBay recently. I was vaguely aware that there was a market for Canadian price variants from the 1982 to 1986 period where Marvel and DC printed the bulk of the issues showing the US/CDN/UK pricing while running a separate batch just for the…

Sensation Comics #20, DC Comics, August 1943 I was reading up on the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, lots of hype online and lots of general excitement. I thought I’d comb over some old Wonder Woman comics and see if I can find an interesting book that is not one of the usual suspects. I found a few actually and after…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk all about comic book stuff. So sit 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s April 19th 2017…

Avengers Annual #10, Marvel Comics, 1981, Graded 9.6 Raw by CBCS sold for $87. I saw this on eBay thought this deserved a write up. So CBCS has started this raw grading service and books graded through this service are starting to pop up everywhere. Obviously there is not enough data to tell whether the hobby has embraced this new…

Forever People #1, DC Comics February/March 1971 This week’s Undervalued Spotlight shines on Jack Kirby’s seminal Forever People #1. I was drawn to Forever People #1 as I was reading about the online April fool’s joke that had Matt Damon playing Darkseid in the upcoming Justice League movie. At least I think it was an April fool’s joke? Anyway the…

Our weekly look at an auction item that piqued our interest continues. DC Comics Presents Harley Quinn #1, DC Comics, 2014, Graded 9.6 White Pages by EGS Global sold for $25. I saw this on the just past ComicLink auction I have a few questions; Who the hell are EGS Global? Why is their book only getting 25% of a…

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1, America’s Best Comics, March 1999 I think the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (LOEG) is one of the best ideas to come out of comics ever! That’s a big statement to make but I believe it to be true and that’s why this week’s Undervalued Spotlight has to be League of Extraordinary Gentlemen #1. Co-conceived by…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk the comic book talk. So sit 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s April 5th 2017 Edition:…

Fantastic Four #232, Marvel Comics, July 1981 Our great little discussion over at my recent Auction Spotlight post heavily influenced this week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick, Fantastic Four #232. In the discussion commenters left opinions both in favor and against the idea that the Fantastic Four can enjoy a resurgence. One point was made on the importance of a book establishing…

Scott started up the Auction Spotlight recently. He’ll cover one random art auction result a week and I’ll cover a random comic result. I’ll still do a full Auction Highlights when a big auction takes place. I found this result on eBay, it closed yesterday March 29th. Fantastic Four #1 from Marvel Comics, November 1961. A CGC 4.0 copy with…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk about comic book stuff. So kick 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s March 29th 2017 Edition:…

House of Secrets #94, DC Comics, October/November 1971 Sadly Bernie Wrightson passed away March 18th, 2017 at the way too young age of 68. Mr. Wrightson was a true giant of the industry, his work helped define the Bronze Age of comics. He’ll best be remembered in comics for co-creating Swam Thing with Len Wein back in 1971’s House of…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk some comic talk. So just 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s March 22nd 2017 Edition: iTunes…

Strange tales #111, Marvel Comics, August 1963 I was set up at a comic con this past weekend and had the pleasure of kicking back one evening with a few friends and a few too many drinks. One of the cool discussions we got into was the value of comics with second appearances. Were all second appearances undervalued? Prices of…

Action Comics #116, DC Comics, January 1948 We haven’t visited the early Golden Age in a while and when I came across this beauty I knew what I had to do. In long running titles collectors tend to focus on the books with 1st appearances, cross over appearances by other heroes, major villain appearances and of course prominent covers. An…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija join forces to talk comic talk. So just 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s March 8th 2017 Edition:…

Fables #1, DC/Vertigo, July 2002 When I started working at the comic shop full time back in the 2003 I immediately set about trying to read as much new stuff as I could so I at least sounded like I knew what I was talking about when I talked comic talk to customers. I think I did OK with most…

Comic Link Winter Featured Auction The comic book portion of the ComicLink Winter Featured Auction ended Thursday March 2nd. This was an impressive auction loaded with books I really wanted! The tiara and the flowers went to a stunning CBCS 9.0 Amazing Fantasy #15 that closed at $240,222. I think this was a very important listing for CBCS, I’m sure…

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija get together to talk comic talk. So kick 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 Durajlija and engineered by Chris Owen. Enjoy Comic Culture’s March 1st 2017…

Man from U.N.C.L.E. #7, Gold Key, July 1966 I’ve bought and sold a lot of comic books over the years and yet there are very few I regret selling. Yes, there was that nice tight Tales of Suspense #39 I sold for $4,000 back in 1998, no exaggeration when I say it was an easy 9.4. But that lament is…