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!
Now this is cool. The original artwork featuring the first ever appearance of Wolverine, by artist Herb Trimpe, on the final page of The Incredible Hulk #180 (1974), arguably the most important debut of a comic book character in the last 40 years is up for bid at Heritage Auctions. “This is indisputably one of the most significant pieces of original comic art to ever … [Read more...] about Original artwork of the first appearance of Wolverine up for bid at Heritage Auctions
If you haven't backed this project yet on Kickstarter, what are you waiting for?!? This is the fourth installment of the awesome comic magazine produced by Rondal Scott, everyone's favorite Strange Kid. The project is close to getting funded, but it needs your support to tip the scales. There are plenty of funding levels, so there's sure to be one right for you. Check it out! … [Read more...] about Strange Kids Comics Magazine needs your support!