Our Little Secret

This week Chris and Walt talk about their comic book collecting pet peeves, they explore the things that sometimes make collecting a chore. As always we welcome your comments and thoughts on the show. We’d also like to hear about…

Gerald Lazare 1927-2021

Occasionally, in your journey through life, you meet some very magical individuals. They may be sitting on top of toadstools smoking hookahs. They may be swamp-dwelling, knee-high, green, pointy-eared Jedi with curious speech patterns. They may even be a soft-spoken…

Honey Bees

These long weekends are tough if you want to get some work done. The missus, being a teacher, had four days off which meant we went away on a little two-day trip. Luckily I knew a comic guy up that…

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

This week Chris and Walt talk about how tough it is getting comics added to your collection in this crazy hot market. It’s like you’re stuck between a rock and a hard place. You don’t want to pay the prices…

Against the Grain

Toys have been doing really well for us online, the thing with toys is you have to hold a lot of stock and a lot of stock takes up a lot of space. I’m glad we got that warehouse a…

The Reluctant Investor

This week Chris and Walt talk about old time collectors who now find themselves having to think seriously about the value of their collections, no joke, you could be sitting on a gold mine. We messed up and were supposed…

Studio 55

It was nice to find a box of old comics over at the warehouse. In an unmarked box, I found a stash that included a long run of Adventure Comics dating back to the 10 centers, also in the box…

Level Four Thinking

This week Chris and Walt dive into the brave new world of fractional ownership of comics and collectibles. This is not a discussion on Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) which was discussed on an earlier show, this is partially owning a…

Pump Up The Volume

I’ve noticed more and more good books becoming available to me locally but they are all being offered at current market or above, not many deals to be had. I’m sensing a lot of people are taking stock of their…

Chain of Fools

This week Chris and Walt delve into the new and developing world of virtual collecting, block chain collecting and even fractional ownership of collectibles like comics, sports cards and more. Since we recorded this there was a 10 second video…

The Doris Slater-Titus Exhibit

This past Saturday, March 6th, was the birthday of Doris Slater, Canada’s first female comic book artist. She was born in 1917 on a farm near Chatham, Ontario.  She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and began her comic…

Don’t Count Your Chickens

Let’s start with addressing the continued craziness that is the hot comic book market, things are moving so fast that January 2021 sales on GPA are no longer valid. It used to be when I was buying comics I’d start…

The Original Dirty Plotte

One of the most common requests I receive from readers of Forgotten Silver is to write about minicomics from the 1980s more often. Last year, I wrote columns about the early works of Chester Brown and also covered the work…

The Real First Appearance

This week Chris and Walt dig deep to get to the bottom of the “what’s the real first appearance” debate. Word on the street is they fail miserably but we’ll let you be the judge. If you have any insights…

When It Rains

That’s a nice-looking stack of X-Men Annual #14s but alas it is the rejects pile. Luckily I was able to section 9 candidates for a CGC 9.8. Most of these had silly little storage damage but that’s the way it…

How To Sell Your Comics

This week Chris and Walt discuss something worth a closer look, how to sell your comics. There are many ways to go about it and the boys examine some of the pros and cons of a varying number of selling…

It Went for How Much?

We are in one hot back issue comic market at the moment. A couple of months ago when I was sending my first batch of Star Wars comics from the warehouse collection down to CGC for grading I was trying…

Please Forgive Me Sweetheart

Chris and Walt pulled the classic bone head move and forgot it was Valentine’s Day, so they are posting the Valentine’s show a couple of day’s late. At the beginning the discussion is around Romance Comics and how cool a…

When Too Much is Not Enough

A reminder that Comic Culture this Wednesday will feature our annual Poem Off, Chris Owen and I will read Valentine’s Day poems written by superheroes. We might even be joined by our legendary producer Shekky Fendstein. Work continues at the…

Grading and Pressing

This week Chris Owen and Walter Durajlija try and help you understand the discipline of assigning comic books grades. They also explore the world of pressing comic books, cleaning them and even unrestoring them. The boys discuss how small grade…