Subject 12: The Cost of Collecting

killingjoke Something you might want to ask yourselves "is this the right hobby for me"? I'm not trying to scare anyone off. It's a serious question new collectors/investors need to ask themselves... (keep reading)

The 1:25 One

Harleys Little Black Book #4 Billy Tucci Variant Five Wednesdays in August translates as a weak week with some weird stuff like Neal Adams' Sixpack And Dogwelder Hard-Traveling Heroz #1 variant, Northguard #1 being sold out at Midtown ... (keep reading)

FAN EXPO Contest: First Winner Announced!

COMIC-TMNT-UNIVERSE-1 Did you win the variant set from those nice people at Fan Expo Canada? (keep reading)

No Love: Unsung McFarlane

Marvel_Age_Vol_1_90 With the success of Todd McFarlane’s Spawn sketch homage covers, I wanted to take a look at some of his older mainstream work. (keep reading)

Classic Cover of the Week 8/22/2016

BATMAN #73 New Week, New Covers!!   WEIRD COMICS #1 A classic that is a bit tougher to find. (keep reading)

Starfire #3 Darwyn Cooke 1:25 Variant

Starfire #3 Darwyn Cooke 1:25 Variant Welcome back to another One Year Later where we turn back the calendar 52 weeks to see what was speculated on a year ago. Today, we look at Starfire #3 1:25 variant cover. (keep reading)

I Fink U Freeky Razorjack

razorjack_titancomics_web Can you imagine what would happen if Peter Chung and the immortal H.R.Giger got together over tea and marshmallow peeps one day? (keep reading)

The Simpsons (part 2)

4992867254_f783411c45_b Some of the Simpsons swipes below were back covers but they were too good to not show here. Bartman 4 Amazing Spider-Man 50 Its amazing how influential this cover has become. (keep reading)

DEADPOOL # 45 GREG HORN 50th ANNIVERSARY VARIANT (2008)

Deadpool v3 #45 Variant We will be looking at what has happened to the market in the week following the announcement of the #1 book. (keep reading)

The Unpressable Defects #15

150827144022-usain-bolt-jamaica-flag-super-169 Comics! Artists! The Olympic games!!! If you are interested in at least 2 of those, you should be listening to this podcast! (keep reading)

Batman Gotham Knights #74 – April 2006

Batman_Gotham_Knights_74 Happy Friday ladies and gentlemen! Welcome Back to Covers from the Unknown! (keep reading)

Variant Heat Check for 8/16/16

BettyandVeronica1AdamHughes-668x1024 Walking Dead #100 Heroes Initiative Blank Variant HEAT CHECK STATUS: I love seeing these come up for auction, as the die hard walking dead fans come out of the woodworks to bid. (keep reading)

London Film & Comic Con 16

Who watches the Watchmen watching Comics ? (Sorry, i had to do this joke) :o) Marc Thery takes another step in his attempt to claim ownership of the Euro circuit. Fortunately for us, he lets us know about it ... (keep reading)

Bats meets the Wall, the Ray, Steel, Uriel & Cotati

Suicide_Squad_Vol_1_10 Suicide Squad 10 First time Batman meets Amanda Waller I have been pretty vocal in my disdain for DC’s latest film. (keep reading)

The Day After Wednesday for 8/12/16

Jim Hensons Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Special #1 Mike Allred Variant Want to know which books from yesterday’s new deliveries are already heating up and which ones are cooling? Here’s a “Day After Wednesday” list that we hope will help! (keep reading)

October ’16 (2/2): Indies, Crossovers & Variants

STL020187 Indies – Where the Sleepers Lie Acme Ink Dead Ahead 2 #1 – Originally from Image Comics this series features zombies on a cruise ship. (keep reading)

Fan Expo Canada

COMIC-BATMAN-ADVENTURES-FE-12 We must be doing something right because after the feature and contest we run on the Fan Expo Texas / Orlando Megacon variants, they decided to come back to us to do the same for their Fan Expo ... (keep reading)

Batman: Harley Quinn

Batman_-_Harley_Quinn_1 If you haven't seen Suicide Squad then you are lucky because your weekend wasn't ruined. This poorly cut film is the latest from WB/DC and it struggles mightily. (keep reading)

Katana’s Tip of the Sword

GalleryComics_1900x900_20140122_KATAN_1_52c745149232e5.00086618 Time for another guest-writer, this time it's Tim S with some info nobody's talking about but is really interesting ... Thanks Tim!!! (keep reading)

Victus #1-4 By Tyrell Cannon

Store_Victus1 I am going to do something a little different this week. I am not going to write about a book being released on Wednesday. (keep reading)

Justice League Trailer (+ Bonus Wonder Woman Trailer)

CoEjVGGVUAIDNSA Not much more to say, watch it now!!! UPDATED: Here's the Wonder Woman trailer too ... (keep reading)

Breaking News. Thor: Ragnarok (Hulk #92)

16 - 1 My son found this earlier this morning on a SDCC feed on Instagram (@thesuperherocrew). (keep reading)

Deadly Class Keys

#12 Opena Variant Classy! Deadly Keys ... The Deadly Class Key Issues! (keep reading)

Suicide Squad Speculation Checklist

Suicide-Squad-3 With the Suicide Squad movie being released on August, there is still a bit of time to track down some spec books that could see further price bumps or spikes before we see the characters on the big ... (keep reading)

Marvel Divided

Deadpool #1 This summer has been all about DC Rebirth, prompting many speculators to believe DC had Marvel on the canvas. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, came Riri Williams. (keep reading)

Grader’s Notes: Mid Grade Comic Books

cgc6 One of the most important aspects of investing in comics is the ability to spot a mid-grade comic book that has the potential to become a high grade comic book. (keep reading)

Hot Fiyah Spec: Marvel Champions

PointOneVariant04 There has been a huge resurgence in Marvel speculation the past few weeks thanks to movie rumors and a few new series being announced for the Fall. (keep reading)

Time To Hunt: Walking Dead #156 The Death Of……

spoiler_alert_300_w2[1] Draw your own conclusions on what this means and what kind of bearing it will have on the book's popularity or speculation value. (keep reading)

Alex Garner Variants

Wonder Woman #601 In the current climate of comic speculation and collecting many eyes have been on Alex Garner who has been bubbling on the scene for the past few years now. (keep reading)

CBCS vs CGC Gap Analysis

Walking-Dead-1-CGC-9.8-Black-Label-Front-Cover Data Provided by: Scott Robertson There has been an ongoing controversy at CGC for the last 5 weeks. (keep reading)

Artgerm Cover Collection: Mission Accomplished!!!

1 Like most collectors, I shrug off ‘goals’ and just buy and sell whatever is on my mind at the time. About a year ago, though, I decided I wanted to start and finish a ‘goal’. (keep reading)

Silver vs Modern

Black Widow #1 J. Scott Campbel 1:100 Variant You never want to start a conversation with, ‘I hope this doesn’t offend you’, so I won’t say that. I will say that what is about to follow WILL offend someone, and I’m ok with that. (keep reading)

Saga

1st App Alana, Marko, The Will, and The Lying Cat One of the most frequent questions by all collectors in this hobby is “What’s the next comic book to shoot up in value? (keep reading)

Black Widow, Alex Maleev, Artgerm & Juan Doe

Punisher #3 Alex Maleev 1:50 Variant Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! Keep it coming (negative is ok too!). Black Widow (Vol. 6) #3 J.G. Jones 1:50 Variant Print Run: Appx. 562 I like Jones for the most part. (keep reading)

Sirens, Superwomen and Snow Bikini Blondes!

hqorigin Did that headline get your attention? :D What’s up guys. Been a while since I did a brain dump… Let’s get right to what you all came for then! (keep reading)

The Pandora’s Box of the Watchmen’s Rebirths

watchmens Some monster news was leaked about Rebirth this past weekend. (keep reading)

Batman, Superman and the Justice League Turn 100 in Brazil

liga-100-panini Hi everyone,this week we’ll head to Brazil and go back to March 2011 for some exclusive covers published by Panini Brazil. (keep reading)

The J. Scott Campbell Interview

Psylocke sketch finished I know you're probably really bored of talking about it, but how did you get into comics? I was actually quite a big fan of this gentleman right here, Arthur Adams. (keep reading)

Kristen Gudsnuk’s Top 5 Covers

uncannyx-men168 Off the top of my head, I really love the cover to Uncanny X-Men 168: I actually met the inker of this cover, Bob Wiacek, at a convention this year and freaked out at him because I love this run ... (keep reading)

Hanna-Barbera Revamp

Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes #1 - Herculoids, Birdman, Galaxy Trio, Mightor, Tor & Tog With DC soon to launch their updated take on some of Hanna Barbera’s properties, the question on everyone’s mind is clearly “WHAT’S THE SPEC!?!? Ok, probably not but perhaps it should be. (keep reading)

Preaching to the choir: A Review of the Preacher Pilot

image Friday night at Wondercon in Downtown Los Angeles I got a chance to slide in to see the Preacher pilot with two good friends. (keep reading)

Top 3 Deadpool / Cable Lowest Print Runs & More

Deadpool & Cable #25 Rob Liefeld Variant No surprise, but Deadpool's huge right now and it seems that the next one to follow his path in the Fox/Marvel universe is going to be Cable. (keep reading)

Meat on the Bone: J.Scott Campbell Edition

967857 J. Scott Campbell and his variant covers are the closest things to gold right now in the comic industry. Nobody commands the prices that his variants are receiving right now. (keep reading)

COMICO RIDICULOSO: NEW MUTANTS 98!!!

IMG_1338 I know… It’s been a long time and I apologize, but it’s time for a special movie edition of COMICO RIDICULOSO. And let’s be serious, what’s more ridiculous than DEADPOOL? (keep reading)

Top 10 Rare Non Variant Comics You Don’t Know About

1096685 1 Kid 'N Play #9 (1992) Marvel Comics WRITER: Dwight Coye ARTIST: Chuck Frazier 2 Muppet Babies Vol. (keep reading)

Arthur Adams’ Cover Recreations

Captain America Annual #8 I have been trying to stay away from sketchbooks lately ... They are not cheap and they don't have a story, but I find them fascinating: process, commissions, black and white covers, ... (keep reading)