• 22
    Jul

The Comic Speculator: Comics, and their Characters, They are a Changin’

The comic book world is constantly in flux. Characters die, characters return, good guys go bad and vice versa. It’s part of what brings readers back every month. In the age of the Internet, publishers love to leak news snippets and watch the fans squirm. And wow, do they. Sites like Twitter and Tumblr explode […]

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  • 7
    Jul

Auction of Christopher Reeve’s ‘Superman III’ Costume Could Soar to Incredible Heights

Back in 1972, folk singer Jim Croce warned us not to “pull on Superman’s cape”—he went on to mention something about not spitting into the wind, pulling the mask off the Lone Ranger and some guy named Jim, but it would seem—but this July, one lucky bidder will not only get a chance to give […]

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  • 23
    May

Back-Issue Roundup: Original Art of Wolverine’s First Appearance Nets $657,000

It’s happened again! With a new X-men film opening in theaters everywhere this weekend, prices on X-Men back issues have gone completely and utterly insane. As several new characters join the X-Men’s movie roster, comic fans have been devouring (not literally) key issues, such as: • Uncanny X-Men #317, the first appearance of Blink (selling […]

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  • 1
    May

Great Finds: Rare Babe Ruth Poster Found in Wall of Demolished House

If you have an old house in Minnesota, start tearing down those walls… they seem to have very valuable items used as insulation up there. The word has come down from St. Paul that a rare poster of Babe Ruth was found during the demolition of an old house there. The 88-year-old poster is up […]

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  • 26
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/26/2014

New Comics Roundup It’s another huge week for comics and if you don’t know what you’re doing, you might end up running from your local comic shop screaming! Boy, you’re lucky I’m here for you and ignoring my wife while writing about comics. This week Crossed hits issue #50 at Avatar and Garth Ennis returns […]

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  • 19
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/19/2014

New Comics Roundup Get ready for new comic day, kids, because there’s a ton of stuff to take home: Antarctic Entertainment kicks it off with 16-Bit Zombies #1; BOOM! has a comic by my favorite prig-rock band, Rush Clockwork Angels #1; Dark Horse knows what you want so it is giving us Buffy Season 10 […]

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  • 12
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/12/2014

New Comics Roundup A lot of first issues are debuting this week, beginning with Returning #1 at BOOM!, featuring Zombies in the future. That is followed by the return of Beasts of Burden at Dark Horse, as well as a bunch more DC Robot Chicken variants. Magnus Robot Fighter joins the Gold Key re-launch at […]

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  • 5
    Mar

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 03/05/2014

New Comics Roundup This week kicks off with a new Dark Horse series about a mysterious woman written by Greg Rucka, continues with the story of an aging space hero by Mark Millar, and then plucks a genetically modified soldier from across the pond and drops him at IDW. There’s also a serious conspiracy story […]

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  • 28
    Feb

Back-Issue Comics Roundup – Original Art of Wolverine’s First Appearance to be Sold

In this week’s roundup, we’ll start with some amazing auctions this going on at your favorite comic book auction houses this week and then we’ll take a peek at some key comics that have direct connections to some of this week’s new releases. But first, be sure to strap into your extreme cold weather gear, […]

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  • 26
    Feb

The Comic Speculator – New Comics Roundup 02/26/2014

New Comics Roundup The Fantastic Four gets another #1 this week, new red costumes (I’m not crazy about the new look) and a new writer in James Robinson. And, as always, there’re plenty of variants (that you don’t need). Also, watch for two new Image series with guys holding guns on the cover. Lois Lane […]

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