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
If you're ever feeling down, or as if the weight of the world is bearing down on you, I would prescribe thumbing through an old silver age comic book -- a 12-cent comic is the sure cure for turning any frown upside down. Of course, I would recommend an old issue of Batman for the most serious case of the Mondays, because the ridiculous knob is always turned way, way up in these … [Read more...] about Batman — Celebrating the Silly
On Saturday morning, I rolled up to the a local church sale to find 120+ people lined up, waiting for the doors to open. I almost left right then and there, but I didn't know of any other big sales, so I got in line. By the time I made it into the church, about a dozen people had made their way to the toy tables. They were all starting at the front, so I decided those front … [Read more...] about Yard sale finds – LEGO and comic books!
Jonathan is a serious collector of Harvey Comics memorabilia, with an emphasis on Richie Rich items, and he offered to take us on a tour of his collection... How did your collection start? What was the first item in your collection? The items I would consider the first in my merchandise collection were given to me by my paternal grandmother. She actively helped me in … [Read more...] about Collector Profile: Take a tour of Jonathan’s Harvey Mercheum
A CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1 is up for bid on eBay this week. If you plan to buy it, please do me a favor and click through my affiliate link here. Thanks in advance. … [Read more...] about Action Comics #1, CGC 9.0 on eBay!