Tag silver age

Were was DC in the 1960s?

My pal Chris and I were talking comics the other day and we got into it about the Silver Age and Marvel vs. DC. He asked me what was DC Comics’ greatest creation of the 1960s? I quickly said “that’s…

Undervalued Spotlight #463

Batman #97, DC Comics, February 1956. We were talking up the new Joker movie at the shop a few days ago, there seems to be good hype around the upcoming release so I challenged myself to dig out a Joker…

Undervalued Spotlight #411

Incredible Hulk #2, Marvel Comics, July 1962. I’ve always been a fan of second appearances! Have I not mentioned that Undervalued Spotlight #79 is the most read Spotlight ever? I think others like second appearances too. His week I turn…

Undervalued Spotlight #394

Superman Annual #1, DC Comics, October 1960. In comic collecting Superman has led the way with some 1sts that both collectors and investors love. Action Comics #1 gave birth to the whole superhero genre that we all know and enjoy…

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…

Pencils with the King!

I have been working up for this, my last column of 2017 for the whole year. The idea came to mind as many do, completely by accident. Every once in awhile a Silver age page of Jack Kirby pencils makes its way…

Undervalued Spotlight #257

Brave and the Bold #34, DC Comics, February/March 1961 Fan Expo Toronto was both a lot of fun and a lot of work. The fun always wins out though because you get to see lots of old friend, and make…

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.

Deja Vu All Over Again!

I did what I had to do. I got enough to help me get my house done. Mission accomplished. At least for a short period of time. Then I got divorced and sold the house! That's life.

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…

Charting Marvel’s Big Guns

Our Bronze Age Index comprises some landmark titles that feature the first appearances of The Punisher, Hobgoblin, Sabretooth, Wolverine, Phoenix, and Emma Frost. And now is probably not a bad time to get your hands on them, considering as a…

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…