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Undervalued Spotlight #6

Hansi, the Girl Who Loved the Swastika nn, Spire Cristian Comics, 1973 In 1972 a guy named Fleming H. Revell started up a line of religious and inspirational comics called Spire Christian Comics. The line featured many biographical stories including Johnny Cash,…

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Auction Highlights #5 – Ghost Rider

Auction Highlights has somehow turned into a Friday thing. Check back every Friday for some hard hitting commentary on recent auction and internet sales results. It was announced last week that there are plans to make a second Ghost Rider movie…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #5

Diversify Diversifying your investments is all about spreading the risk. As the old saying goes ‘it’s never wise to have all your eggs in one basket’. If you had all your money in real estate and the real estate market tanked…

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Undervalued Spotlight #5

Pep Comics #22, MLJ Magazines, December 1941 In Pep Comics #22 (December 1941), MLJ Magazines quietly published an untitled six-page story that featured a girl-crazy teen named Archibald Andrews. Pep Comics was a superhero title featuring the likes of the Shield and the Hangman…

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Auction Highlights #4 – ComicLink

Auction Highlights has somehow turned into a Friday thing. Check back every Friday for some hard hitting commentary on recent auction results. This week I’d like to highlight some interesting results from the just finished Comic Link September focused auction (last comic finished…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #4

Know your investing goals! Before one starts investing in anything the person should have a clear picture of their investing goals. Are we investing long term, short term, somewhere in the middle or in all three time frames at once. Investing in…

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Undervalued Spotlight #4

Strange Tales Annual #2, Marvel Comics, July 1963 This comic contains an original story in which Spidey and Human Torch join forces to beat the bad guys. In what is now classic Marvel fashion our two heroes start off fighting each other. Spidey finally convinces…

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Auction Highlights #3 – CGC 8.5

This week I’d like to examine some recent sales of comics graded at 8.5 (or VF+ for you old timers). A comic graded 8.5 is generally in very nice condition and is considered as high grade for Golden Age, Silver Age and…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #3

Know your pet peeves! OK so you’ve figured out your collection focus and you’re doing a pretty good job sticking to it (see Collecting Tips #2 Stan). So why are there still comics in your collection that you don’t like?…

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Undervalued Spotlight #3

Tales to Astonish #91, Marvel Comics, May 1967, Battle Cover. The Abomination made his first appearance in Tales to Astonish #90 but since the even number issues of this title had Sub-Mariner covers we had to wait until issue #91…

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Auction Highlights #2 – Copper Age

This week I’d like to examine some Copper Age results. The Copper Age is loosely defined by me as comics from the mid/late 1970s to the early/mid 1980s. These comics are commonly found everyewhere. In some cases the trick seems…

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Crazy Comic Covers: Superman #282

Superman #282 “Lex Luthor-Superscalp-Hunter” The cover: We’ve got Superman as heroic as ever saving the citizen from a doomed airplane..wait he’s not saving him? He’s actually throwing a criminal from the plane and killing him instead of arresting him? Oh,…

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Collecting and Investing Tips #2

Know your comfort zone and try not to leave it! Remember Sesame Street had that great segment about things not belonging. There was a catchy song – “one of these things just don’t belong here, one of these things just has to go…”…

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Market Trends September 2009

Comicbookdaily.com’s first look at market trends will examine the growing influence the CGC Census is having on what graded comics are selling for. There is now a very large and very liquid trading arena for graded collectible comics. The internet has…

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Undervalued Spotlight #2

Star Spangled War Stories #84, DC Comics, Aug. 1959, 1st Appearance Mme. Marie. Mademoiselle Marie was a French farm girl who joined the resistance to fight the Nazis during WW2, often alongside Sgt. Rock. Her father died in her arms…

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Auction Highlights

Green Lantern #8 graded by CGC as 9.6 sold for a record $11,694 on Comic Link. This auction ended August 28th  and really surprised everyone with it’s staggering price. The comic lists at $575.  as a 9.2 in the Overstreet price guide. The…

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