Tag Spider-Man

Marvel Trading Cards

The early 1990s were all about lenticular covers, bagged promos, and rampant speculation. But they were also about trading cards. Upper Deck reigned supreme and we finally said goodbye to buying cards with super hard chewing gum. Traditionally we had purchased sports cards, but Marvel Comics had given us another option by issuing a series of collectible cards featuring their spandex clad characters.
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How Much For Everything?

But isn't that implicitly what Marvel and DC state by having a shared universe for their stories? If all their stories are great and if they all have the same heroes who live in the same world then wouldn't I want to buy every book they produce? I decided to get out the Previews Guide and a calculator to answer this rhetorical question. I used the January 2014 Previews as a proxy for the entire year on the assumption that some months will have fewer books and some months will have more but overall it will probably average out. I didn't include books not in the shared universe and I didn't include collected editions.
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Looking Forward to 2014

Happy New Year to all our readers! Last year was a powerhouse in comic books, but with 2013 a distant image in our rear view mirrors I now turn to 2014. Specifically those things in 2014 that have me awake at night with anticipation.
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Spinner Rack Gold!

A funny thing happened when I opened the package from Robert Bell containing the comic bags I ordered. There was a new updated price list from the one I received about 3 months earlier. Amazing Spider-Man #1 was now $40! It had doubled in value since the last list.
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Auction Highlights #80

Auction Highlights #80, Comic Link October Focused Auction The Silver/Bronze portion of the October Comic Link Focused Auction has just ended. All results below ended Tuesday October 22nd. I know I sound like a broken record but boy was this…

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Undervalued Spotlight #160

Marvel Team-Up Annual #1, Marvel Comics, (December 1976) Here we have the 1st new X-Men team appearance outside the X-Men title. Better yet they make this appearance in a great little title called Marvel Team-Up, a Spider-Man title. Correct me…

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“Boy Scout” Heroes

Last week Leigh Hart wrote a column about Antiheroes in comic books.  She had some great characters on her list.  And yes, everybody loves a hero who walks that tightrope of right and wrong.  In the comments section Laura wrote…

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Superior Spider-Man #1

There have been very few titles that have caused as much of a stir as Superior Spider-Man. I wanted to wait a bit before writing this review so that it wasn’t necessary to plaster spoiler alerts every second sentence, but…

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BIFF SOCKO: Go Get ‘Em, Tiger!

  It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! He is…BIFF SOCKO! DATELINE: GOTHAM CITY – To…

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Amazing Spider-Man #700

Spider-Man milestone issues have always been epic and/or controversial, and I can only imagine if the internet existed in 1971 there would have been a lot of complaining about Spider-Man growing extra arms. Each of the hundredth issues have been…

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