Comic Culture Wednesday March 21st 2018

This week Comic Culture hosts Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija talk the comic talk.

The boys chat about when to grade your comics and why people buy graded comics, the boys also recap the Toronto Comic Con that just past and they discuss some Venom related comic books.

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 March 21st 2018 Edition:

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Walter Durajlija
Walter Durajlija is an Overstreet Advisor and Shuster Award winner. He owns Big B Comics in Hamilton Ontario.
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3 Comments

  1. The Betty and Me #16 edition of Comic Culture.

    The last piece on grading was probably dry for the non-aficionado, but I greatly appreciated, especially since I could congratulate myself in having figured out a lot of this on my own. I was especially interested in the description towards the end of the piece of the mid-grade Strange Adventures collectors buying graded copies just for quality control purposes. My observation is that low and mid-grade raw books will often sell in eBay auctions for prices _above_ those for similar graded copies, so these collectors who buy low-priced graded copies are probably doing especially well. I think the reason that the raw books will sell for higher prices is a “winner’s curse” hubris similar to that that Walt suggested regarding the Superman #199 sale mentioned in the last Auction Highlights. If the book isn’t already graded you have more latitude to convince yourself that it is a far better copy than it actually is. I made this mistake a couple of times, and now I rarely (but not never) will go for a raw copy online.

  2. Betty and Me #16 – you can’t beat that issue!

    You can sell the dream when you are selling raw copies and when you factor in that most people are admittedly poor graders you enter into no mans lands.

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