Tag Wolverine

The Real First Appearance

This week Chris and Walt dig deep to get to the bottom of the “what’s the real first appearance” debate. Word on the street is they fail miserably but we’ll let you be the judge. If you have any insights…

First Appearances

Have you noticed what’s happening in the Modern Age first appearance market? Those Marvel Previews solicitation magazines that local comic shops get in to help customers see what’s coming down the pipe have ignited into quite the collectibles. Marvel Previews…

Covered 365: Day 316

Amazing Spider-Man #316, Marvel Comics, June 1989. Artist: Todd McFarlane. Day #316 gave us a modern era classic and then a bunch of meh covers. There is no denying Todd McFarlane’s Amazing Spider-Man #316 cover, next to ASM #300 this…

Covered 365: Day 312

Amazing Spider-Man #312, Marvel Comics, February 1989. Artist: Todd McFarlane. Day 312 was an easy day, Todd McFarlane’s cover to Amazing Spider-Man #312 was the class of the field. J. Scott Campbell’s eye popping cover to Wolverine #312 did not…

Covered 365: Day 310

Flash #310, DC Comics, June 1982. Artist: Keith Giffen. I really like how Keith Giffen laid out the cover to Flash #310, the colour strike on the cover is a treat as well. There has been a nice batch of…

Covered 365: Day 309

Incredible Hulk #309, Marvel Comics, July 1985. Artist: Mike Mignola. Day 309 was a tough day, the four I picked I liked but there was no clear winner for me. Mike Mignola’s cover to Hulk #309 gave me a Frazetta…

Covered 365: Day 308

Amazing Spider-Man #308, Marvel Comics, November 1988. Artist: Todd McFarlane. Todd McFarlane’s cover to Amazing Spider-Man #308 is the easy winner today, powerful cover with great use of colors and shades. My boy Dick Dillin is back with a sizzling…

Covered 365: Day 258

Amazing Spider-Man #258, Marvel Comics, February 1984, Artist: Ron Frenz. It was tough slogging today, I liked a few covers but I didn’t love any of them. My winner today is Ron Frenz’s cover to Amazing Spider-Man #258, which costume…

Covered 365: Day 142

X-Men #142, Marvel Comics, February 1981 – Artist: Terry Austin. I’ve always been blown away by this depiction of Wolverine getting blown away! And how do you not want to read it when it says “This Issue: Everyone Dies!” Four…

Covered 365: Day 94

X-Men #94 – Marvel Comics, August 1975 – Artist: Gil Kane. I love the combination of key issue and iconic cover. Sometimes I’m not sure if it’s the keyness of the issue that makes the cover seem iconic after but…

Covered 365: Day 55

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 55 – Wolverine #55 (2003 Series), September 2007, Artist – Greg Land. This cover…

Undervalued Spotlight #421

Captain America Annual #8, Marvel Comics, September 1986. The Copper Age is full of books that are still easily accessible, that can still deliver great value and that still have strong potential. It’s been a while since we did a…

John Byrne’s X-Men Artifact Edition

Well, it has arrived! Now I am a regular collector of the Artist/Artifact Editions and without a doubt, this is a treasure. It’s hard to not rush through it the first time through, because there is page after page of…

Undervalued Spotlight #348

Marvel Comics Presents #72, Marvel Comics, March 1991. I was talking comics with a pal of mine and somehow we got on the topic of books the market is ignoring. We’re both opinionated which can sometimes make for difficult conversation.…

Undervalued Spotlight #274

X-Men #109, Marvel Comics, February 1979 (Walt) – Mike Huddleston has a keen eye for undervalued comics. Case in point this gem he just sent in. Mike’s a great motivator too because now I have to try and top this…

Bronze Age Hulk: Part 2, #163-182

We continue our look at Bronze Age Hulk with Part 2 of this forty issue run. There are some similarities to the first twenty issues. The Hulk fights the Rhino/Abomination combo once again, and we have return trips to Counter-Earth…

Undervalued Spotlight #240

Giant-Size X-Men #1, Marvel Comics, Summer 1975. I’m told I have a gift for exaggeration though I don’t believe I’m exaggerating at all when I declare this week’s Undervalued Spotlight pick, Giant Size X-Men #1, to be the 3rd most important super-hero comic ever published!