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
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
The newest Hake's auction is in full swing and is packed with amazing pop culture items that would be the focal point of any collection. Here are a few of my favorite items from the catalog... DC COMICS EARLY WIRE COMIC BOOK SALES RACK It seems like there is always a vintage comic book rack in the Hake's auctions, but this one made in 1941 has to be the best one ever! … [Read more...] about Highlights from Hake’s Auction #216
Have you stumbled upon this amazing package at the grocery store yet? I honestly don't know why vintage Marvel artwork is being used for this box art but it certainly caught my eye! Among all the Photoshopped Avengers: Age of Ultron cereal boxes and potato chip bags, this beacon of retro goodness shines bright. The box art is like cracking open an old Marvel specialty … [Read more...] about Retro Marvel Chewy Granola Bars are Sweet!
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!