Tag Batman

The Atomic Age

I received this great write-up from CBD commenter Alex Sorensen and I’m glad he is willing to share his work with us. Take it away Alex. MOST VALUABLE ATOMIC AGE COMICS – NEAR MINT MINUS (1946-1955) (ROUNDED) There is little…

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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…

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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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Breaking Records

I’d like to wish all our American friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving, eat lots, drink lots, watch football lots and talk lots about comics, I promise you’ll have the most delicious sleep afterwards. We all have one or a…

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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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Let’s Do It Again

I saw this feed come up on my phone about all the new superhero movies set to come out over the next two years. I’m embarrassed to admit it but I’ve kind of forgotten about superhero movies and movies in…

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Origin issues

Like I mentioned in the first post of this column, I’m planning to cover a lot of topics with some being meaty and others a little lighter but still worth discussing. I’m not sure where the Origin Issue falls but…

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Week 1: Trees

Grading comics allowed for the large and vibrant vintage comic market to expand exponentially. Gone was the worry of missing pages, of undetected restoration, of missed cropping and of buying over graded books. All this had come at a cost…

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Covered 365: Day 357

Batman #357, DC Comics, March 1983. Artist: Ed Hannigan. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. I think Ed Hannigan’s cover to…

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Covered 365: Day 341

Daredevil #341, Marvel Comics, June 1995, Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Good pep talk from Chris yesterday…

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Covered 365: Day 340

Incredible Hulk #340, Marvel Comics, February 1988. Artist: Todd McFarlane. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Similar to Thor #337 in…

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Covered 365: Day 339

Detective Comics #339, DC Comics, May 1965. Artist: Carmine Infantino. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. I read somewhere Julius Schwarz…

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Covered 365: Day 336

Thor #336, Thor Comics, October 1983. Artist: Bob Layton. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 336 was a very rough…

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Covered 365: Day 331

Archie #331, Archie Comics Comics, September 1984. Artist: Dan DeCarlo. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. I just have one question,…

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Covered 365: Day 330

Fantastic Four #330, Marvel Comics, September 1989. Artist: Rich Buckler. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 330 was disappointing, I…

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Covered 365: Day 324

Batman #324, DC Comics, June 1980. Artist: Jim Aparo. A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. With his cover to Batman #324,…

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Covered 365: Day 323

Batman #323, DC Comics, January 1980. Artist: Dick Giordano. There were only 29 covers to choose from today and of the lot I liked Dick Giordano’s coveted cover to Batman #323, this book always flew out of the bins I…

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Covered 365: Day 319

Donald Duck #319, Gemstone Pub., September 2004. Artist: Marco Rota. I wasn’t happy with Day 319, so I protested and I picked the cover that made me smile. Marco Rota’s cover to Donald Duck #319 made me think “yeah, I’ve…

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Covered 365: Day 308

Amazing Spider-Man #308, Marvel Comics, November 1988. Artist: Todd McFarlane. Todd McFarlane’s cover to Amazing Spider-Man #308 is the easy winner today, powerful cover with great use of colors and shades. My boy Dick Dillin is back with a sizzling…

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Covered 365: Day 302

Iron Man #302, Marvel Comics, March 1994. Artist: Kevin Hopgood. Only 33 unique comic covers to choose from today, my favourite is Kevin Hopgood’s cover to Iron Man #302, just a strong battle cover with a big dose of Venom.…

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