• 21 Aug
    2015

The Plastic Case Debate: Who Should Grade and Slab Your Collectible Comic Books?

While sealing a comic in plastic with a label displaying a professionally assigned grade might seem silly to some—after all, how can you read them if they’re entombed in a plastic slab—comic collectors have been doing it for quite some time now. High grades on professionally graded comics can sometimes translate to prices well above […]

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  • 9 Jul
    2015

Comic Ephemera: All that Stuff in Your Comic Book Shop that aren’t Comic Books

If you’ve recently stepped into a comic book store for the first time, or the first time in a long time, you may have noticed; they don’t just sell comics anymore. Like any good hobby, the comic collecting business understands the importance of merchandising, which is why you can find your favorite heroes on everything […]

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  • 5 May
    2015

Comics Speculator: ‘Avengers Age of Ultron’ Turns Back-Issue Spotlight on The Vision

Summer is here! It might not feel like it where you are, but trust me, “Avengers Age of Ultron,” the first of this summer’s comic-book-movies, opened last Friday. So, yes, summer is here. And, like all the Marvel movies before it, “Age of Ultron” had a massive $187,656,000 opening. So, to critics who are whining […]

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  • 25 Mar
    2015

Comics Speculator: OMG! They’ve Killed Donatello! and the Amazing Spider-Gwen?

I’m back, taking another look into the world of hot comics and giving you the skinny on whether you should buy or sell. This past week IDW whipped up a firestorm in the pages of TMNT, Spider-Gwen (yes you read that right) continues to heat up. But before we get started, BEWARE: HERE THERE BE […]

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  • 23 Mar
    2015

Comics Auction Watch: Marvel’s Inhumans Get the Star Treatment After Movie News

Once again, I’m on monitor duty in the orbiting WorthPoint space-station watching the results of some incredible comic book and original comic art auctions and beaming it to all you comic nerds out there on the Internet. Take note or suffer the consequences… ComicLINK’s March Focused Auction is GO! The March focused auction is under […]

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  • 18 Mar
    2015

Comics Speculator: Interest in Vintage Carl Barks’ Disney Duck Titles Spike with New ‘Ducktails’ Cartoon

Life is like a hurricane, here in Duckburg. Lasers, race cars aero-planes it’s a duck-blur. Don’t act like you don’t know the words. In a recent press-release, Disney announced its bringing back Ducktales, the animated adventures of Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, Huey, Dewy and Louie along with a whole cast of other ducks. Disney XD, […]

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  • 16 Feb
    2015

Comics Speculator: The End of DC Comics’ ‘New 52’

Recently, DC made a major announcement; one that shook DC collectors—old and new—to their very core. The New 52, DC’s relaunch of its entire line that took place a little more than three years ago, is coming to an end. According to the press release DC will be canceling 14 ongoing series in March, and […]

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  • 4 Feb
    2015

The Comics Speculator: The Purple Man and Hellcat Cometh to Netflix

If you’ve never heard of the Purple Man, don’t fret. Dr. Zebidiah Killgrave—a.k.a. The Purple Man—has never been an A-list Marvel comic book villain. But he’s about to get his big break on the original Netflix Marvel series “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” along with cult favorite Patsy Walker, Hellcat. The upcoming series, set to begin filming […]

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  • 27 Jan
    2015

Comics Speculator: Marvel’s ‘Secret Wars’ Could Push Up Values of Related Comics

No one knows how to shake up fans like Marvel Comics, and let me tell you: as a guy that hangs out at my local comic shop, last week’s Marvel news has the comic nerd world all a-buzz. In a nut-shell, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and a horde of current Marvel creators are blowing up […]

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  • 18 Dec
    2014

Tintin Drawing Sets World Record for Original Hergé Comic Artwork

It’s not every day that a crayon drawing fetches more than a half-a-million dollars at auction (don’t start pulling your kids drawings off the fridge yet), but that’s exactly what happened last weekend. An extremely rare 1939 original comic by celebrated European artist Hergé (Belgian Georges Remi) featuring Tintin and his loyal dog, Snowy, sold […]

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