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What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter (10/3/14)
As a comic book collector, we all have dream issues, blue-chip comics, hot back-issues, (call them whatever you’d like) that we’ve been hunting down for years. But have you ever stopped to think, what made that issue you’ve been dreaming about adding to your collection hot?  If you’re a comic book collector like me, then you’ve probably been hunting down back issues for quite some time. … More >>


Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All (9/8/14)
First launched in 1992, ComicBase is now on version 17. It hosts information on “almost 600,000” comics and comes with a mobile app that allows you to take your collection with you on the go and automatic synch capability.If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly they can begin to pile up. As … More >>


Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection (8/22/14)
Batman’s first appearance sells for north of $1 million in higher grade condition.So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, … More >>


Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1) (7/31/14)
This copy of Action Comics #1 in 9.0 condition is about to go up for sale on eBay as part of a 10-day auction beginning Aug. 14. It is owned by collectibles dealer Darren Adams, who will be donating a portion of the expected $2-million-plus  proceeds to the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation.Three years ago, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage decided to part with his now-infamous CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the … More >>


The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’ (7/22/14)
All-New Captain America #1 cover by Stuart Immonen. Steve Rogers is stepping down and his good friend, Sam Wilson, will be the new Captain America.The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s … More >>


Auction of Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman III’ Costume Could Soar to Incredible Heights (7/7/14)
The costume worn by Christopher Reeve during the production of 1983 “Superman III” film will be put up for auction on July 12 by SceenUsed Movie Props and Wardrobe.Back in 1972, folk singer Jim Croce warned us not to “pull on Superman’s cape”—he went on to mention something … More >>


Back-Issue Roundup: Original Art of Wolverine’s First Appearance Nets $657,000 (5/23/14)
Inc Hulk 180 Wolvie pageIt’s happened again! With a new X-men film opening in theaters everywhere this weekend, prices on X-Men back issues have … More >>


An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla (4/21/14)
godzillaI remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate … More >>


The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/26/2014 (3/26/14)
SILVER SURFER #1 FRANCAVILLA VARNew Comics Roundup It’s another huge week for comics and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you might end up … More >>


The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/19/2014 (3/19/14)
ALL NEW GHOST RIDER #1 SMITH VEHICLE VAR ANMNNew Comics Roundup Get ready for new comic day, kids, because there’s a ton of stuff to take home: Antarctic Entertainment … More >>


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