While comic book fans descended on New York City for NYCC this past weekend, we had our own little comic show here in northern Virginia. The Shoff Show comes around every few months, and I've been going to it fairly often lately -- I'm a sucker for the bargain bins. There is one dealer who brings dozens of long boxes with comics priced from 75 cents to five bucks. This is where … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for comic book collecting?
Wow! Three of the highest graded, key Wonder Woman comics are going to be sold at auction this weekend. A CGC-certified 9.4 copy of All Star Comics #8 (Wonder Woman's first appearance), a CGC 9.6 copy of Sensation Comics #1, and a CGC 9.0 copy of Wonder Woman #1. The remarkable condition of these issues is absolutely crazy -- for comparison's sake, the highest graded copies … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman Key Issues up for Bid on eBay
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