I have been looking for a vintage comic book spinner rack for years -- I have placed bids on eBay auctions only to lose out at the last minute or passed them by entirely due to the massive shipping charges these usually command. Last week, I came across a spinner rack listing on Craigslist that was five days old, so I was already setting myself up for disappointment when I sent … [Read more...] about Check out that rack!
I really must be living under a rock because I slept through the first six seasons of Comic Trips, and only recently discovered it through a link I saw on Facebook. Comic Trips is the kinder, much friendlier version of Toy Hunter (sorry Jordan!) -- it's a YouTube show that follows New Jersey-based married couple, Paul and Kat on their adventures hunting down nostalgia in all … [Read more...] about Comic Trips — my new obsession
Yesterday, I visited a local comic show put on by Shoff Promotions. I've been out of the comic book collecting game since the late 80's, but it's still fun to pick up random comics when the opportunity presents itself. I'm the worst kind of collector though -- my purchasing decisions are based on the cover art alone. These comics are not being bought to read -- that's what … [Read more...] about I suck at collecting comic books
First appearance of Superman from 1938 sells for $956,000 A rare copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman and considered a cornerstone of pop culture — quickly surpassed its $750,000 estimate to sell for nearly $1 million at a public auction of vintage comic books and comic art Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at Heritage Auctions. The 1938 comic book … [Read more...] about Action Comics #1 sells for nearly $1 million at Heritage
The clouds parted and that great yellow orb in the sky finally showed itself once again this weekend, and it couldn't have come at a better time, since several nearby neighborhoods were having their community yard sales. I had bit of success... I found some fun items at the sales this weekend, including LEGO sets -- one still sealed -- for a dollar each, an unopened Star … [Read more...] about This weekend’s yard sale finds
When I was a kid, I was all about the Uncanny X-Men. This series had me enthralled with its perfect mix of complex characters and universe-spanning adventures, and just looking at these covers brings back fond memories of reading them and dissecting the stories with my friends. I may have had a half dozen long boxes filled with bagged and boarded comics, but the X-Men comics … [Read more...] about U is for the Uncanny X-Men
When I was a kid, I would walk right on by the bins of old comics, only interested in the newest titles and stories. I stopped collecting comics in 1990, the year I went off to college, but in the last few years, I was infected with the 12-cent bug -- I just can't pass up a comic sporting the 12-cent price in the corner. I was a Marvel kid, who delved a little into the DC … [Read more...] about T is for 12-Cent Comics
While awesome in its own right, this particular comic book holds a very special place in my heart. Back in 1987 or so, I used to go to the local comic shop every Friday after school and blow my allowance. Usually, I was buying new comics -- X-Men and other Marvel titles -- but I always hit the bargain bins as well. One day, while searching the dollar bin, I came across this … [Read more...] about I is for Iron Man