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Undervalued Spotlight #241

Avengers Annual #7, Marvel Comics, 1977 I was having dinner yesterday with the gang from the Big B comic shop in Hamilton. This is quite the brain trust of comic heads so I took advantage and asked “hey guys, what…

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.

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.

What If Superhero Movies Fail?

Superhero movies have been on an incredible run. Ever since X-Men premiered in 2000 and Spider-Man two years later, superhero movies have been box office gold. Perhaps even more incredible is the fact that most of them have been well…

(Not so) Great Jumping On Point!

I have often found it a peculiarity of comic books that, unlike other media, the industry tries to discourage new readers by telling them that the stories are convoluted and incomprehensible. They don’t come right out and say that of course, but that is the general message when you declare a certain issue or a new number one to be “a great jumping on point”.

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…

Undervalued Spotlight #141

Tales of Suspense #79, Marvel Comics (July 1966) Now this is a great Marvel Silver Age comic book! Tales of Suspense #79 kicks off a great 3 part Iron Man and Sub-Mariner battle story but more importantly I’ll argue, it…

Auction Highlights 67

Auction Highlights #67 ComicLink’s June Focused Auction ends Friday June 22nd. All the books listed below sold between Tuesday June 19th and Thursday June 21st. It was one of those Marvel top heavy auctions with the House of Ideas hogging…

Auction Highlights #66

Auction Highlights #66 ComicLink’s May Featured Auction has just ended. All books below sold between Tuesday May 22nd and Thursday May 24th. It was nice to see a bit of a mix in the top 50 books by value. These…