Tag bronze age comics

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…

Covered 365: Day 94

X-Men #94 – Marvel Comics, August 1975 – Artist: Gil Kane. I love the combination of key issue and iconic cover. Sometimes I’m not sure if it’s the keyness of the issue that makes the cover seem iconic after but…

3rd Quarter 2012 Review

What goes up must come down and what goes down… must come up! That was the story for comic values during the third quarter of 2012. The two hottest Ages so far this year, the Silver and Modern Ages, declined…

2nd Quarter 2012 Review

Right now comic fans are descending upon the San Diego Comic Con. By all accounts, the industry is doing very well. Year-to-date orders by Direct Market shops in North America are up 18%. This time last year, sales were down…

Stocks or Comics?

The recent turmoil in the European Union has rattled global stock markets. Greece’s massive debt and dwindling cash reserves threaten to destabilize Europe and potentially all economies around the world. Spain and Italy are hanging on by a thread and…

A Case for the Bronze Age

Would you be shocked if I told you this collection has experienced a devastating loss in market value over the last two years? In late 2009 a collection of key Bronze Age titles (list below) would have been worth approximately $65,000. Using the latest auction data, this collection would be worth around $36,000 today. A stunning 45% drop.

Undervalued Spotlight #99

Marvel Premiere #28, Marvel Comics, February 1976 Can’t figure out why but I was compelled to a Halloween theme this week. In my Undervalued Spotlight #84 I mentioned the proliferation of horror based characters right after the Comics Code Authority…

Undervalued Spotlight #60

Marvel Team-Up #15, Marvel Comics, November 1973 A pick for Halloween. As far as Bronze Age Marvel characters go Ghost Rider was one of the better creations. Motorcycle stuntman Johnny Blaze sells his soul to Mephisto (Satan) in order to save…