For a long time now, old and rare comic books have not been cheap. When you take a look at the blue chips of the comic book market, they can be downright pricey. Rob, over at It’s All Just Comics, maintains a list of comic books that are valued at $100,000 or more. I thought [...]
Comic books celebrate people, events and things. Today, happens to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. His life was chronicled in a 10 cent comic book in 1956, Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.
This comic book was published in 1956 by Fellowship of Reconciliation. It was short, even by today’s [...]
Since I’ve received some comments on the last post about the value of restored comic books, I have received some comments that I thought would be helpful for readers.
First, clarification on what is comic book restoration. There are many different points of view on what constitutes restoration and what is conservation of a comic book. [...]
The comic book collecting community has taken an obvious stance when it comes to pricing restored comic books. Generally, a restored comic book is valued between one-fourth and one-half of the value of the same book, in the same condition, but unrestored.
This trend is only about 6-8 years old, since the advent of CGC encapsulation [...]
The Spirit movie is now out in theatres. It’s been out since Christmas, but I have not yet had a chance to see it. Unfortunately, the reviews are not that great.
However, The Spirit comics are timeless classics and well worth reading. The spirit was created by Will Eisner and was initially published as a Sunday [...]
There are countless Disney comic books, both rare and commonly available, with Christmas themes. Disney did publish a few very specific Christmas titled comic books.
The following is the first issue of Walt Disney’s Christmas Parade published by Dell Comics in 1949. This 132 page comic book from the Golden Age was penciled by Walt Kelly. [...]
I was thinking of doing a series of posts to highlight Christmas Comic Books from the Golden Age, Silver Age to the Present. So, I took a quick look at the Grand Comics Database and was amazed to find 77 comic book titles with Christmas in the title.
That count does not include comic books of [...]
This is a short post to update everyone on 10 mil mylar for your vintage comics. Last week I wrote about this new product from Bill Cole Enterprises and sent them a request for a sample.
I received the mylar sample in the mail. It was not a full mylar. There is no way you could [...]
Protecting your rare and valuable comics is a serious consideration for every comic book collector. For newer comics, many of you simply keep the comic in a poly bag with a simple backing board for stiffness.
However, as you begin to think about more expensive comics, such as your high grade Marvel Amazing Spider-Man comics, you [...]
Today is December 7, 2008. It is a day many remember as Pearl Harbor Day, or, “a day that will live in infamy.” On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Although war themes were becoming popular in the golden age comics books prior to this day, at was the attack on Pearl Harbor that [...]