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Cosmicon

Last week I had an amazing piece dropped off to me for next week’s Canadiana auction we’re running on eBay (items will be posted May 29th and the auction will run for 10 days). Behold this beautiful Cosmicon poster with…

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Lightning Strikes

Heartbreak in Leaf Land as our Buds are struck down by the Lightning. Looks like even the great Babe Ruth rooted for the Leafs, he probably asked Turk Broda for some tips on catching ones that come in hot. My…

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What A Day!

This past Saturday, May 7th, was Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). I hope you all were able to visit your local comic book shop to support them. The event is always held on the first Saturday in May and for…

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A Giant

I was very sad to read of the passing of Neal Adams. Mr. Adams used to come to a lot of Canadian shows with his instantly recognizable oversized booth. He focused a lot of his energies on selling signed oversized…

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Puzzling

Two weeks without a Comic Culture podcast; catching Covid will do that to you. Chris looks for any excuse to avoid me as it is, imagine his luck when I came down with the thing. I’m feeling better and think…

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There Are No Limits

Apologies for missing the Comic Culture podcast last week: I’ve been feeling under the weather but hope to recover for this week’s show. This past week we heard the news of that Mile High copy of Superman #1 graded CGC…

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A Little Light

I was talking to a few comic heads and the consensus seems to be that most of the latest Heritage lots went a little light. I know one guy that had a bunch of stuff in the auction and he…

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Trending

As I’m typing this I’m watching that Fantastic Four #1 CGC 9.2 on Heritage pass the one million dollar mark. I said at the beginning of the year that there would be more one million dollar sales in 2022 than…

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The Water Cooler

It struck me that these little weekly observations I post are like little topics for discussion around the water cooler on a Monday morning; you can add the football and Oscar talk if you’d like. Next week I’m going to…

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Money in the Bank

Have you guys noticed the strong prices CGC 9.6 grades have been getting lately? I’m noticing it, especially in the Bronze Age and the late Silver Age where there is a relatively good supply of CGC 9.8s. The 9.8s are…

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The Hat Trick

A big ComicLink big auction ended this past week with record sales in the high end of the market. We keep questioning the validity of these record prices and the next big auction keeps pushing past the record prices set…

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The Joys of Collecting

This week I want to go with a ‘collecting’ theme to celebrate this great hobby we all enjoy. I’ll first poke at the very famous but perhaps overlooked Two Issue Introduction sets, those quick two story arcs are the ones…

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Comics and Hockey

It’s a long weekend in Canada, Monday being Family Day. It’s a good day to sleep in and I’m gonna do just that. We Canucks are proud of our girl’s hockey team who took home Gold at the Olympics, I’m…

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Rock and Roll

Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s mid-February and the cold still has a nice bite to it. I love a crisp cold minus 10 day if it is sunny and clear; hate those dreary grey cold days! I hope everyone enjoyed the…

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Hammers

It’s February in Canada and that means it’s really cold: luckily I’ve had some hot and heavy books come through to take the edge off. It was only a couple of weeks ago I got to handle a coverless copy…

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Do You Have A Moment?

It’s been a busy week: we added a couple of new consignors to our weekly eBay auctions. I prefer to buy collections; more money upfront but generally there is more ‘meat on the bone’ for us as in better margins.…

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Winter Spice

They say that variety is the spice of life and I can confirm it’s true when it comes to prepping comic books for eBay auctions. This week I had a real smorgasbord of items come across my desk; every other…

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A week full of Wow

Wow, what an eventful week! I’ll start with the big Original Art sale on Heritage Auctions. The original art page where Spider-Man first appears in the black costume (as was meant to be as canon) sold last week for $3.36…

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Chasing Geese

A few years ago I made a mistake, in hindsight, when I started my Covered 365 posts. I picked only one cover for the matching day. As the year went on I modified it to pick a “cover of the…

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