The Spectrum

This week Chris and Walt talk about the two polar worlds within the comic collecting hobby: the pure collectors and the pure speculators and the fact that most of us fall somewhere in between. Please let us know what you…

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The Joys of Collecting

This week I want to go with a ‘collecting’ theme to celebrate this great hobby we all enjoy. I’ll first poke at the very famous but perhaps overlooked Two Issue Introduction sets, those quick two story arcs are the ones…

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The Local Comic Shop

This week Chris and Walt are joined by Dave Campbell who runs the Big B Comics shops in Hamilton and Niagara Falls Ontario. The boys talk about the current state of the local comic shops, they also look forward and…

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Comics and Hockey

It’s a long weekend in Canada, Monday being Family Day. It’s a good day to sleep in and I’m gonna do just that. We Canucks are proud of our girl’s hockey team who took home Gold at the Olympics, I’m…

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Jumping Back In

This week Chris and Walt talk about going back to setting up at comic conventions. It’s a big step after two and a half years away; the boys talk about what to expect. Please let us know what you thought…

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Rock and Roll

Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s mid-February and the cold still has a nice bite to it. I love a crisp cold minus 10 day if it is sunny and clear; hate those dreary grey cold days! I hope everyone enjoyed the…

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Valentine

Chris and Walt wish everyone a happy Valentine’s: the boys hope everyone loves and is loved. This week the annual Valentine’s poem off goes down and as you’ll soon find out, it wasn’t pretty. Perhaps an E for effort should…

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Hell for Leather

Despite last year having many starts and stops, including my personal hiatus (and a wider hiatus by our research group), Dan, Victor and I were able to uncover about a dozen “new” comics from the Canadian Silver Age that we…

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Hammers

It’s February in Canada and that means it’s really cold: luckily I’ve had some hot and heavy books come through to take the edge off. It was only a couple of weeks ago I got to handle a coverless copy…

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What A Chump

This week Chris tries to stump Walt with some very difficult comic book trivia questions. Walt, like the champ that he is, flies through them with ease. Please let us know what you thought of the show: just leave a…

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Do You Have A Moment?

It’s been a busy week: we added a couple of new consignors to our weekly eBay auctions. I prefer to buy collections; more money upfront but generally there is more ‘meat on the bone’ for us as in better margins.…

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2022 Superhero Films

This week Chris and Walt welcome show producer Shekky Feldstein to discuss the superhero films due to be released in 2022. Please let us know what you thought of this week’s show. Feel free to leave a comment in the…

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Winter Spice

They say that variety is the spice of life and I can confirm it’s true when it comes to prepping comic books for eBay auctions. This week I had a real smorgasbord of items come across my desk; every other…

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Looking Forward In 2022

This week Chris and Walt talk a bit about what to expect in 2022. What will the comic book market look like this year? Listen in and see what the boys have to say. Please let us know what you…

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A week full of Wow

Wow, what an eventful week! I’ll start with the big Original Art sale on Heritage Auctions. The original art page where Spider-Man first appears in the black costume (as was meant to be as canon) sold last week for $3.36…

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The Synthetic Assassin

One of the most disheartening things about collecting and researching independent comic books from the late 1980s is knowing that the market collapsed before the decade ended. The simplest explanation of the crash is that the sheer volume of mediocrity…

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Chasing Geese

A few years ago I made a mistake, in hindsight, when I started my Covered 365 posts. I picked only one cover for the matching day. As the year went on I modified it to pick a “cover of the…

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Looking Ahead

Happy New Year everyone. I wish you all health and happiness and some great comic book finds (which go a long way to making the first two wishes realized). I tried to crystal ball this upcoming year when it comes…

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2021, Who Knew`1`

It was quite the year, 2021. This stubborn pandemic did not go away, not at all. We fought on though, finding things that helped us push through. One of those things apparently was collecting comic books as the year 2021…

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Traditions

This week Chris and Walt talk Christmas and comics and how they get along. The boys explore their Christmas traditions related to comic books. Please let us know what you thought of the show in the comments field below, and…

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