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Ups and Downs

I’ve been dealing in a lot of books lately, both CGC and raw copies and so I’ve been jumping onto GPA quite a bit to read the tea leaves. One big trend I have noticed is the lack of a…

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The Three Amigos

The ComicLink Auction is closing this week but many of the big books that I was watching with interest have already closed. Last week we had a rare closing of a Hulk #181, Giant-Size X-Men #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #129…

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The Illuminati North

Last Thursday I had the honour of hosting the Over the Hill Gang at the Big B warehouse. This gang of Canadian comic book veterans is made up of (moving clockwise from bottom left) Art Cooper, Vince Marchesano, Ivan Kocmarek,…

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Backlog

I drank too much! It turned out to be a terrible weekend to have Argentinian and Italian friends. I thought I was going to get some R and R but ended having drinks with them celebrating their football victories, exhausting!…

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Going all in on Comics

About a month ago I was getting the sense that the ragging bull comic market was levelling off and in places even retreating. Looking around today I’m still seeing impressive price after impressive price come in. I don’t think the…

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Canadian I.C.E.

I was cycling and took a nice spill on a hairpin turn this past Saturday and popped my clavicle out at the ligament. To make things worse I tore a muscle in my chest during the fall which is making…

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We Are Open!

Happy Solstice everyone. It’s nice to report that the Big B Comic shops are now open, albeit at 15% capacity, but capacity is only an issue at a few peak times during the week and people have been more than…

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Trailer Trash

Saw a few Marvel Movie trailers earlier today and here are my quick reviews. Loki – looks good but needs more star power. Falcon and Winter Soldier – looks like its unsure of what it wants to do, I hope…

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On the Road Again

What a week. Had a big flood in the house and now can’t use half the space! Insurance guy still working on the scope of the fix-up. Then as it started getting hot and muggy my Air Conditioner broke, can’t…

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Let Me In!!

Ontario, Canada is still in lockdown, I’m hoping we’re back open on May 20th like they said. I can almost feel the pent-up demand, just in my casual conversations with curbside customers waiting around in the parking lot I can…

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Honey Bees

These long weekends are tough if you want to get some work done. The missus, being a teacher, had four days off which meant we went away on a little two-day trip. Luckily I knew a comic guy up that…

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Auction Spotlight #7

Booster Gold #1, DC Comics, February 1986, Graded CGC 9.8 with White pages sold for $371 on eBay recently. I was vaguely aware that there was a market for Canadian price variants from the 1982 to 1986 period where Marvel…

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Auction Spotlight #6

Avengers Annual #10, Marvel Comics, 1981, Graded 9.6 Raw by CBCS sold for $87. I saw this on eBay thought this deserved a write up. So CBCS has started this raw grading service and books graded through this service are…

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