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!
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
The earliest Superman cover art known to exist – Fred Guardineer’s thrilling visage of the Man of Steel from Action Comics #15 – may bring $200,000+ in Heritage Auctions’ Feb. 20-22 Vintage Comics Signature® Auction in New York. The rare work joins nearly 1,200 lots, including two Silver Age milestones: Amazing Fantasy #15 – the first appearance of Spider-Man – in 9.0 grade by … [Read more...] about Earliest Superman cover art known to exist is up for bid at Heritage Auctions