Did You Count The Pages?

I was getting some books ready for the showcases in the back of the store and was doing my thing of checking for completeness, assigning a grade and noting any pertinent comments that the prospective buyer should be aware of.…

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Things to Come

We’re just into the last quarter of our 80th Anniversary year of the first Canadian comic book. In the Spring, Sequential Magazine came up with a special oversized issue looking at Canadian comics and in June we pulled off our…

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Undervalued Spotlight Review

This week Chris gives Walt the gears by randomly (so Chris says) digging out 10 old Undervalued Spotlights. Please let us know what you thought of the show and feel free to leave a comment below, as always let’s keep…

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What’s Next For CGC?

A couple of weeks ago I got this CGC solicitation that had Robert Downey Jr. doing a private mail-in signing for the CGC Signature Series. Proceeds were going to his FootPrint Coalition charity that promotes environmental sustainability. The signing fee…

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Will A New Market Evolve

We have so many books down at CGC at the moment, our shipments seem to be queueing up one behind the other with none coming back to us. We have seven monthly shipments down there now and have an eighth…

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Sell High!

Back in the spring of 2021, I was having a real tough time buying comics! My ICE site went from around 600 CGC books in inventory to somewhere near 170 at the height of the madness to buy graded comics.…

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Long Weekend Delay

Our fearless editor Scott always tells me to have one or two columns in the bag but I just can’t seem to get there. I think it’s the pressure I like or maybe it’s something closer to what Scott says…

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Top 25 Bronze Age Books

We noticed the batteries died while doing Amazing Spider-Man #129 so you’ll get two takes on the same book (if anything, it does show that we don’t rehash dialogue, nothing but improve from my pal Chris and I). Please let…

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The Three Amigos

The ComicLink Auction is closing this week but many of the big books that I was watching with interest have already closed. Last week we had a rare closing of a Hulk #181, Giant-Size X-Men #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #129…

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Casey Parsons

This week comic book artist Casey Parsons drops by to chat about comics and what it’s like pursuing the goal of becoming a comic book artist. Please let us know what you thought of the show. Also, check out some…

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Over/Under

There are two very important auction closings fast approaching, one, a CGC 9.8 Incredible Hulk #181 closes this week while the other, a CGC 9.6 Amazing Fantasy #15 closes in early September. The buzz and anticipation in the marketplace is…

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Comic Hunting

This week Chris and Walt talk about the art of hunting for comics, in the old days it was ads in the papers, these days it’s online. But today, just like back then, getting out and about is still a…

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Timing is Everything, Maybe

Last week I was talking comics with an old veteran and I asked him what’s been selling well on his eBay auctions to which he said: “Walt I don’t put anything up during the summer, it’s no use, prices are…

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Collecting Titles

This week Chris and Walt talk about the futility of collecting titles through the ages. We’d love to hear what you thought of the show, please let us know in the comments field below and please keep it civil. Do…

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The Con Job

Last week I was asked if I was setting up at Fan Expo Limited Edition in Toronto and I didn’t have an answer. The three-day show runs October 22 – 24, 2021 and I have no idea if I’m going…

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And the Academy Award Goes To…

In the pandemic era, awards shows have continued a steady decline in terms of viewership that began at least a decade ago. There are numerous explanations for why there is dwindling interest in events like the Golden Globes or Academy…

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Chris Who?

This week the boys try something offbeat and go off on a bit of a tangent, Walt tries to figure out just who his co-host is. Walt asks Chris a few telling questions, let’s see what Chris is all about.…

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