Tag bronze age

Undervalued Spotlight #406

Amazing Spider-Man #102, Marvel Comics, November 1971. Bronze baby, bronze! Thanks to last week’s post I’m all stoked for Marvel Bronze Age so I found another nice bite-sized book that would look good in everyone’s collection, actually I think it’s…

Undervalued Spotlight #405

Defenders #8, Marvel Comics, September 1973. It’s been over a year since the last early Bronze Age Marvel has been featured on the Spotlight. I’m not sure how something like that happens but one is long overdue an I think…

The Grey Age of Comics: 1970-71

One of the oldest and most frequent questions debated around comic shops is “when does the Silver age of comics end and the Bronze age begin”. There are always different opinions and some lively debate in terms of people defending…

Toronto Comic Book Show Report

On July 6th I had the opportunity to attend the Toronto Comic Book Show (TCBS) for the first time. This was the second TCBS after its inaugural show in May. You won’t see any cosplay or signings at TCBS—the show’s organizers are 100% focused on serving those who just want to get their hands on books (both raw and graded). The admission person I spoke with said they expected over 400 people throughout the day. While that’s a far cry from some of the bigger Toronto shows or US shows, it’s a pretty respectable number considering TCBS is a collector-first show.

Undervalued Spotlight #175

Ms. Marvel #18, Marvel Comics (June 1978) I’m really enjoying the recent submissions from Undervalued Spotlight readers. Spotlight readers are obviously a savvy group because their picks are strong and true. Honestly I’ve been getting enough submissions lately to consider running…

Modern Age Shines in 2012

Comictrend’s Marvel Modern Age Index was the star performer for 2012, outshining the Silver and Bronze Age indexes. In fact, the latter indexes had ho-hum years. In a year when the Avengers smashed box office records and many high profile…

1st Quarter 2012 Review

The first quarter of 2012 is almost at an end—time flies! The theme of 2012 so far has been continued stability. Nothing has rocked the boat on either the positive or negative side. After suffering huge losses since 2009 (which…

Auction Highlights #60

ComicConnect December 2011 Event Auction The big ComicConnect.com Event auction has ended. This auction gained worldwide attention thanks to the the coup of having a CGC graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 up for grabs. My post on the…