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Pump Up The Volume

I’ve noticed more and more good books becoming available to me locally but they are all being offered at current market or above, not many deals to be had. I’m sensing a lot of people are taking stock of their…

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When It Rains

That’s a nice-looking stack of X-Men Annual #14s but alas it is the rejects pile. Luckily I was able to section 9 candidates for a CGC 9.8. Most of these had silly little storage damage but that’s the way it…

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When Too Much is Not Enough

A reminder that Comic Culture this Wednesday will feature our annual Poem Off, Chris Owen and I will read Valentine’s Day poems written by superheroes. We might even be joined by our legendary producer Shekky Fendstein. Work continues at the…

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Anglo-American diversifies

Well, here we are, 80 years since the publication of Better Comics No. 1 in March 1941. At that time, the Luftwaffe was peppering London with bombs, Rommel was pushing us around in North Africa, Jews were being transported to…

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All Lined Up

Let’s start this week off with some great news, that CGC 9.4 White Page Batman #1 just sold for $2,220,000 on Heritage Auctions. What a fantastic result for the whole comic book collecting hobby. I don’t want to say I…

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Hit and Miss

Let’s stay with Time to Collect as the name on this year’s posts, this column will continue to explore the ins and outs and the ups and downs of comic book collecting so Time to Collect it is. We are…

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Comic Books

Welcome to 2021 everyone, though much of what the new year will bring is out of our control let’s remember that there’s also much that remains within our control. Our kindness, empathy, vigilance, positive attitude, hard work and perseverance will…

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Looking Back

For a year that seemed to drag on, 2020 sure went by quickly. Blink, and here we are. 2020 was a year that taught me more about myself, and about others, than any other year. Overall I’d say we shone.…

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OOPS!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Stay safe and stay positive and don’t forget to leave out the milk and cookies for Santa. This week’s post was inspired by my good friend Mike Huddleston who popped in for a coffee…

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Holidays ahead

First of all, best holiday wishes to everybody. Here is a Christmas-themed cover from the December 1935 issue of Montreal’s La Revue Moderne by war-time comics artist Oscar Schlienger done half-a-dozen years before he began working in comics. What a…

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Opportunity Knocks

Time really does fly. We’re getting close to year’s end and the end of Time to Collect as a weekly column. I’ll still do posts when called for under the banner but in keeping with my One Year projects for…

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Upgrades

A few weeks ago I had a collector reach out to me looking for some early Amazing Spider-Man comics at CGC 5.0 or better, I found two copies that fit the bill but really did not have much coming through.…

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Breaking Records

I’d like to wish all our American friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, eat lots, drink lots, watch football lots and talk lots about comics, I promise you’ll have the most delicious sleep afterwards. We all have one or a…

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