1939 was arguably the most transcendental year in western comics’ history - It saw the birth of Superman and Batman, and also the debut of the magazine which would become the seed for the whole Marvel Universe. At the end of the thirties, comic-books were becoming popular, and pulp-magazine publisher Martin Goodman decided to expand [...]
Detective Comics #38 was a landmark in the Batman mythology, since it featured the debut of the caped crusader’s sidekick, Robin the Boy Wonder. Thus, whether you’re a fan of the Robin concept or not, the historical significance of this issue can’t be denied. Young Dick Grayson lives a happy life working with his parents [...]
It’s official. Archie and the Riverdale gang have clobbered the Hulk and Spider-Man…in the auction battleground at least. Just recently in 2011, at the Heritage Auctions’ Signature Vintage Comics & Comics Art Auction, a copy of Archie Comics #1 broke the world record for most expensive price paid for a non-superhero comic by bringing in [...]
When talking about comic-books, it doesn’t get much more classic than this. All-Star Comics was a magazine featuring the most prominent heroes of anthology titles from All-American and National, the publishing companies which would later merge to become DC. The #3 issue of All-Star Comics became very notable for featuring the first-ever superhero team, the [...]
The 9th issue of Marvel Mystery Comics is now considered as a coveted gem of Golden Age of Comic Books. This 68 page issue was published by Timely Comics, the predecessor of Modern day Marvel. In fact Timely Comics made their entry in comics publication with these series.
The issue featured a number of classic [...]
Adventure Comics # 40 is one of the most important classic issues of this long-running series from DC. The issue featured a handful of characters including The Sandman, Barry O’Neill, Jack Woods, Captain Desmo, Don Coyote, Bulldog Martin, Socko Strong, Skip Schuyler, Rusty and Taurus the Bull. The issue featured 11 comic stories along with [...]
Weird Science Fantasy # 29 was the last issue of this pioneer sci-fi and fantasy comic magazine from EC comics. It came with a classic cover made by Frank Frazetta. Interestingly, he actually made this cover for a Famous Funnies/ Buck Rogers issue. But the cover was considered to be too much violent for that [...]
Often times, a person with vintage comics, or an old comic book collection has no idea of their value. The comic books may have been inherited, or, found in an attic, stored away for many years. What the person really wants to know if whether or not they have collectible rare comic books.
To determine if [...]
The first ever Long Beach Comic Con was held a couple of weeks ago in Southern California. For a first time affair, the convention was fun and well attended. Saturday was packed with collectors and families.
Vintage comic book collectors were not disappointed. There were a number of national and local dealers with good stock on [...]
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 [...]