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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…

Covered 365: Day 158

Fantastic Four #158, Marvel Comics, May 1975 – Artist: Rich Buckler. Day 158 was a tough one, there was no clear winner so I went with my favorite of the bunch and growing up in the 70s has obviously influenced…

Covered 365: Day 107

Strange Tales #107, Marvel Comics, April 1963 – Artist: Jack Kirby. Simplicity can be overwhelming when executes nicely and Jack Kirby hit a nerve with this cover. Strange Tales #107 is one of the most iconic covers of the early…

Undervalued Spotlight #311

Human Torch #3(2), Timely Comics, Winter 1940/41 A couple of months ago a long time collector walked into the shop with a small pile of choice Golden Age. We picked out the best candidates for grading and sent them down…

#4 | Amazing Spider-Man 100-102 & Marvel Team-Up 3-4

This is a battle where I was definitely going to lose something (mmm…). My love of comic reading and Spider-Man vs. the raging hormones of a 15 year old me about to enter high school with all those girls. There was not enough time for both and the girls were winning. Reading comics was starting to feel a bit juvenile and my interest in them was beginning to wane. It didn’t help that my favourite title Spider-Man had been going through weak or flat spot (for me any way) in its run (issues #83-99) for a while with a couple of exceptions. Even the 2nd return of the Green Goblin, the drug issues (#96-98) hadn’t lifted me out of the doldrums as those books felt like drug story sermons to me back then. I was however holding out for a special issue #100, and that is where our Arcs and Runs tale begins today.

Undervalue Spotlight #82

Young Men #24, Atlas Comics, December 1953 Many comic book historians point to DC’s Showcase #4 as the symbolic start of the Silver Age of comic books. Showcase 4’s $54,000 high end Overstreet Guide value certainly conveys the collecting and…