Tag pep comics

Week 1: Trees

Grading comics allowed for the large and vibrant vintage comic market to expand exponentially. Gone was the worry of missing pages, of undetected restoration, of missed cropping and of buying over graded books. All this had come at a cost…

Covered 365: Day 267

New Funnies #257, Eastern Color, July 1958, Artist: John Carey. Man! John Carey’s cover to New Funnies #257 was hard to pick, especially since my yesterday’s pick. Yeah, it has the sky blue but you gotta believe me when I…

Covered 365: Day 196

Our Army At War #196, DC Comics, August 1968. Artist: Joe Kubert. Did Joe Kubert gives us a powerful political message with his cover to Our Army at War #196? In the fall of 1968 the United States was convulsing…

Covered 365: Day 188

Pep #188, Archie Comics, December 1965. Artist: Harry Lucey. I have a nice raw 8.0ish copy of Pep #188 and I can attest it is a pleasure to look at and a treasure to own. I like Gene Colan’s Strange…

Covered 365: Day 132

Pep Comics #132, Archie Comics, April 1959 – Artist: Not noted. I had a good look at all the #132 candidates and for me Pep is the best of the lot, great cover and another one I’ve never owned though…

Covered 365: Day 34

A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in with your favourite corresponding cover, from any era. Day 34 – Pep Comics #34, Artist – Bob Fujitani. One of the true heavyweight…

Undervalued Spotlight #316

Pep Comics #26, MLJ Magazines, April 1942 It’s such a pleasure to introduce Gene Lomoriello as this week’s guest Spotlight writer. Let’s hope this is the 1st of many from Mr. Lomoriello. Gene has been commenting on the site as…

Undervalued Spotlight #137

Archie Comics #7, MLJ Magazines (March-April 1944) I heard through a contact that a CGC graded 6.5 Pep Comics #22 (1st appearance Archie Andrews, Dec 1941) sold for around $120,000. The deal apparently went down at a dealer booth at…

Undervalued Spotlight #106

Pep Comics #36, MLJ Magazines, February 1942 This is the 3rd time I’ve chosen a Pep Comic. Undervalued Spotlights #81 and #5 both featured great Pep issues and Pep #36 belongs right up there with them as far as I’m…

Auction Highlights #55 – ComicLink

ComicLink May 2011 Featured Auction The ComicLink May Featured Auction has just ended. Of the top 50 sales 35 were Timely/Marvel while 13 were DC and there was also the Holy Grail of underground comics Zap #1 (a CGC 9.6…

Undervalued Spotlight #81

Pep Comics #1 is an incredibly strong comic book. Just take a look at the great robot cover (one of the early robot covers in comics). This book feature the 1st appearance of the Shield, America’s 1st patriotic hero (Captain…