Is that what I think it is? Quite a large collecting community exists for comic books that contain hidden or camouflaged messages and innuendo. Usually sexual in nature (but not always), theseRead MoreCollecting and Investing Tips #16
Web of Spider-Man #18, September 1986, Marvel Comics. As we all know Eddie Brock turns into Venom in the now classic Amazing Spider-Man #299 and #300Read MoreUndervalued Spotlight #16
Read MoreCracy Comic Covers: Lois Lane #71 "Hush Money, Sweet Lois–or else!"
The Cover: Has Superman sunk to a new low? He’s found out that someone has been blackmailing Lois Lane and instead of trying to help her out, he pretends to be the blackmailer himself and figure out the secret himself.…
Walking Dead trades are flying off the shelves (Zombies make great gifts). Let’s see if the early issues are holding their value.Read MoreAuction Highlights #15
Recently a CGC graded 9.9 copy of New Mutants #98 (1st appearance of Deadpool) sold for an astounding $12,250.00. The collecting community’s message boards lit up the net, most of the comments questioned the sanityRead MoreCollecting and Investing Tips #15
Four Color #596, December 1954, Dell Publishing. When Turok, Son of Stone first appeared in Four Color #596 it was an instant hit. Turok received his own title soon after and that title would run for almost 30 yearsRead MoreUndervalued Spotilght #15
Read MoreCrazy Comics Cover: Action Comics #461 "Kill me or leave"
The cover: Looks like everyone has finally looked at all the covers of the previous Action Comics and released that Superman really is a dick! They’re throwing tomatoes at posters of Superman while they’re parading Clark Kent around town on…
Mindless Scrolling. This week I just mindlessly scrolled through the completed items on eBay and noted anything that caught my attention. Let’s have a peek at what I found:Read MoreAuction Highlights #14
Comic Books as Gifts. Early December is a good time to introduce the concept of collectible comic books as gifts. Whether it’s Christmas, birthdays, graduations or whatever, comic books can be very personal and cherished gifts.Read MoreCollecting and Investing Tips #14
Little Dot #1, September 1953, Harvey Comics. It’s hard to find characters originating in comic books that are not super heroes that have conquered the world. Richie Rich is an original comic book creation that has sold millions of comic books, crossed over into TV, Movies andRead MoreUndervalued Spotlight #14
Read MoreCrazy Comic Covers: Action Comics #434 "The Krypton Connection"
The Cover: What do we know about Superman? Well, according to this cover, he’s a total wuss when it comes to a visit to the dentist. Look at the dentist put his back into it as he’s trying to pull…
This week I thought we'd have a look at someone who's been getting a lot of press lately. Archie's making headlines with his imaginary weddings to Betty and Veronica (not at the same time). Not surprisingly I foundRead MoreAuction Highlights #13
Vacations, business trips, sporting events, seminars and family functions are just some of the reasons we find ourselves visiting other cities. If you’re a comic collector like me odds are you’ve pulled out the local yellow pagesRead MoreCollecting and Investing Tips #13
One of the best Bronze Age Marvel runs lies within the Incredible Hulk title. Issues like #141 (1st Doc Samson), #144 (Doc Doom battle cover), #161 (Beast battle), #162 (1st Wendigo), #172 (Juggernaut origin) and not to mention Wolverine’s appearance in issues #180 - #182 are all highly prized by collectors. Hiding amongst these standouts isRead MoreUndervalued Spotlight #13
Read MoreCrazy Comic Cover: Jimmy Olsen #113 "The wrongo Superman!"
The Cover: I could make a comment on how Superman needs to be more careful when choosing his friends, but then again he’s best friends with Jimmy Olsen; the walking disaster zone. So let’s just take this cover for…
There were some really neat comics up for grabs in ComicLink’s November auction. Nice Golden Age books were plentiful as were quality Silver Age and Bronze Age.Read MoreAuction Highlights #12
This week’s tip is aimed at the collectors. The collectors are really the silent majority of the back issue market and a surprisingly large numbers of them don’t really know where to start when faced with the dilemma of selling their comic book collectionRead MoreCollecting & Investing Tips #12
Rawhide Kid had a ho-hum 16 issue run between March 1955 and September 1957. Atlas Comics (which would turn into Marvel in a short couple of years) decided to reboot the titleRead MoreUndervalued Spotlight #12
Read MoreCrazy Comic Covers: Action Comics #593 The Suicide Snare
This week’s Crazy Comic Cover is a continuation of last week’s Action Comics where we left off with Superman and Big Barda falling down a pit dug by an alien in a sewer. Yeah, aliens spend their time digging death…
Super high grades, super keys and super hyped auction events have been delivering some very impressive sales results lately. This week I thought I’d try to check out what’s happening just under the radar of these headline grabbing comics and eventsRead MoreAuction Highlights #11 – Under the Radar