Marvel Reprints

Last week I mentioned that the new Teen Age Mutant Ninja Turtles book did so well they announced a second printing. Second printings have been the way to go for publishers the last couple of decades, if a book hits…

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The Coach House Nose Who’s Who

Well, that’s a strange title, huh? I promise it’s not a typo. I will come back to that shortly. This month’s edition of Forgotten Silver will pick up where I left off last month by filling in the blanks that…

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Week 45: DC Copper

Last week I put up five splash pages from the very early Copper Age circa 1980 and got called out for only putting up Marvel. This week I make amends by featuring some DC splash pages from the same era,…

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Wednesday Chaos

Last week was crazy at the shop, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) book The Last Ronin #1 hit the shelves and it was bedlam. We decided to keep the book available for as long as possible on the…

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Early Copper

I’ve been selling early Copper Age books like crazy this year, the hottest era at my shop. Key issues from around 1980 are on fire, Moon Knight #1, She-Hulk #1, Rom #1, even books like Star Wars #39 and dare…

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Week 43: Drowning in Drool

Fall is full on in Southern Ontario, beautiful colors everywhere though it is starting to get a bit chilly. Week 43 brings us some neat splash pages from a pile of comics that are on my desk and destined for…

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The kelly connection

Today’s column orbits Bell Features artist Fred Kelly whose best-known creation was probably Mr. Monster. It does so because, last month, I came into possession of 21 pages of original Bell Features art and this was due originally to the…

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Top 10 Marvel Covers of the 1960s

Silver Age Marvel Comics may be the most collected comics in all of collectingdom. I’m sure we all have our favourite covers from this all-important era. In this post, I’ll give you my top ten. In all honesty, I’m happy…

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Week 42: Thanks Canada

In honour of our Thanksgiving that just past I’d like to dedicate the week to some great WECA (Canadian Whites) splashes. I want to thanks Ivan Kocmarek for his help with these splash pages this week. A good place to…

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New York Comic Con

Wishing all our Canadian readers a Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you’re having an enjoyable and relaxing long weekend. Our cousins to the south enjoy some good football games on their Thanksgiving, we should re-schedule and televise the Brier since its…

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Snore Comix

Before delving into this month’s topic, Snore Comix, I want to wish everyone (in Canada) a happy Thanksgiving! As we approach seven months of living in a world fundamentally altered by Covid-19, I am both fortunate and thankful to find…

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Week 41: Basement Leaks

I’m behind this week and haven’t even started into my eBay pile but I really don’t want to fish the internet for splash images, I want to keep it homemade so I ventured down into my basement at home to…

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Signature Series

Over the past few months, I’ve been flooded with emails from the CGC and CBCS Comic Grading companies promoting exclusive inhouse signing events by artists and writers. These events are now a regular occurrence at the grading sites thanks to…

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Week 40: Seeing Both Sides

I’m back at mining the eBay pile in my office for this week’s post. I leafed through the first two books and quickly saw a chance to feature a week full of double-page splash pages, I did a post like…

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Sports

I wanted to do a post on similarities and differences between comic book and sports card collecting but then did an about face when I thought about the rich history of sports in comic books. Sports in comic books has…

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Week 39: Welcome

This week I couldn’t get to any eBay listings so unfortunately, I can’t bring you any fresh splash pages from the Walt pile. I was a bit ambitious this week and tried to find artists that I have not featured…

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First Appearances

Have you noticed what’s happening in the Modern Age first appearance market? Those Marvel Previews solicitation magazines that local comic shops get in to help customers see what’s coming down the pipe have ignited into quite the collectibles. Marvel Previews…

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Week 38: Doll Man Sandwich

I’m continuing to limit my Splash picks to ones I find in the eBay piles I’m working on during the week. My hope is to add some splash pages yet unseen online. John Spranger pencils and inks on this splash…

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