• 4
    Nov

This Week in Geek 11/04/09

This Week in Geek is a weekly blog about new comics written by WorthPoint Comic book Worthologist Matt Baum. Every Wednesday Matt takes a look at trends—good and bad—in the world of comic books from a collector’s point-of-view. Make sure to click on the hot links for previews and more information on the comics, characters, […]

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  • 4
    Nov

The Comic Speculator 11/04/2009

The Comic Speculator is a blog written by WorthPoint Comic Book “Worthologist” Matt Baum that takes a look at each week’s hot new comics and back issues and the comic market place in general. Prices discussed here are taken from the Overstreet Guide to Comics (OVST), Comicspriceguide.com (CPG) and current online auction sales. Make sure […]

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  • 28
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/28/09

Be it a number grade from a well known grading service, a pedigree from an auction house or even a signature from a creator, there’s all kinds of factors that can add value to a comic book. One of the most dubious and hard to authenticate is the claim that a comic came from a […]

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  • 21
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/21/09

I don’t get Manga. Never have. I love anime but I just never got into manga. I read Lone Wolf and Cub and Akira cover-to-cover and loved both, but that’s where my manga buying ended. Well not totally true; I read and loved Osamu Tezuka’s Buddah and Phoenix. So, four manga titles all together. It […]

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  • 14
    Oct

This Week in Geek 10/14/09

It must be October because the Marvel Zombie Variants are back. All month Marvel will be releasing Zombified variants of several of their regular monthly titles. Most of the Variants seem to be shipping 1:10 so expect to see prices in the $7 to $10 range. The Marvel Zombies aren’t the only monsters on the […]

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  • 30
    Sep

This Week in Geek 9/30/09

Maybe it was the iTunes motion comic, or writer Brian Michael Bendis’ undying love for her, but one thing is for certain: me naming Spiderwoman #1 as a speculator spick of the week did not make the title sell out last week. However, it did sell out. Marvel issued a press release earlier this week […]

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  • 23
    Sep

This Week in Geek 9/23/09

The DC December solicitations are up and, as always, they give away just enough plot to keep us salivating. The most shocking of which seems to deal with the fate of one of my favorite members of the Green Lantern Corps. I’m not going into it because this is not a spoiler blog but I […]

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  • 16
    Sep

This Week in Geek 9/16/09

There was an amazing rumor that hit the internet last week. Well, an amazing comic rumor. anyway. We all know that Disney bought Marvel Comics recently. Shortly afterwards; amidst the rumors of Pixar Ant Man movies and Mickey Mouse/Spiderman crossovers came the rumor that Disney was seriously lowering the cost on new comics to $1.99. […]

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  • 9
    Sep

This Week in Geek 9/09/09

Hot on the heels of Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Comics comes equally huge news from DC. Well, maybe not equally huge, but pretty big. Publisher and president of DC Comics Paul Levitiz is stepping down after seven years. The announcement came with the news that DC would be reorganizing and will now be known as […]

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  • 2
    Sep

This Week in Geek 9/02/09

For those of you who didn’t hear the bomb go off Monday morning, Disney has purchased Marvel Comics for $4 billion. Needless to say the Internet is abuzz with nerds on both sides of the fence. As usual, the initial news is a carefully crafted PR event that really doesn’t give the fans any substantial […]

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