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the continued craziness that is the hot comic book market, things are moving so fast that January 2021 sales on GPA are no longer valid.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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Comic Legends and The End of an Era

Welcome back to the final part of my three-month-long look into the major Canadian publishers from the 1980s. Since December, I have covered (in broad strokes) the important contributions to the history of Canadian comics made by the largest Canadian…

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Con Men

Chris and Walt spend some time reminiscing about comic book conventions though their intended ode to all things good about cons gets off to an unintended rocky start. Lets hope comic cons come back soon. As always please let us…

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The Valleys of the Giants

Finally! I’ve lined up all the numbered boxes from that warehouse collection I bought before Christmas, there are about 1,100 comic long boxes now in some semblance of order. I didn’t show you the pic of the 500 or so…

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Connections

Chris explores a whole bunch of “connections” while taking Walt on a fun-filled nostalgia-driven musical journey. Krantz studios, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, The Guess Who, Michael Jackson, Vincent Price and Billy Van are some of the stops Chris…

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If Only, And An Auction Highlight

Work continues at our warehouse, the one bursting with over 1,500 long boxes of comics. I’m almost done making my rows using the sequentially numbered boxes used by the previous owners. I can’t lie, I find myself opening way too…

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Anglo-American diversifies

Well, here we are, 80 years since the publication of Better Comics No. 1 in March 1941. At that time, the Luftwaffe was peppering London with bombs, Rommel was pushing us around in North Africa, Jews were being transported to…

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All Lined Up

Let’s start this week off with some great news, that CGC 9.4 White Page Batman #1 just sold for $2,220,000 on Heritage Auctions. What a fantastic result for the whole comic book collecting hobby. I don’t want to say I…

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Looking Ahead At 2021

This week Chris and I look ahead to 2021, we get out the crystal ball and try to see what this year holds for comic book collecting, local comic shops, comic book conventions. Will the back issue market stay hot?…

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From Here to Eternity

Happy belated New Year! For the first time in a long time, bringing in the New Year was not something that excited me. Admittedly, I fell asleep before the clock hit midnight on the east coast and January 1, 2021,…

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