• 7
    Nov

Comics Speculator: McFarlane-Signed Amazing Spider-Man #300 Cover Art to be Sold

This week on the Comic Speculator we’re taking a look at a couple of stories bouncing around the Internet that will be sure to upset any nerd with less than a million dollar collecting budget. First, we check in with Heritage Auctions where one of the most iconic Spider-Man covers in the web slinger’s history. […]

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  • 30
    Oct

Curse You, Red Baron! Rare Snoopy Flying Ace Sunday Strip up for Auction

An extremely rare original comic strip featuring Snoopy as the Flying Ace could realize a record auction price. Charlie Brown and the “Peanuts” gang are some of the most recognized and iconic American cartoon characters today, even without a currently running strip. Whether it’s Charlie Brown, with his squiggly grin, Linus with his sage advice […]

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  • 28
    Oct

Horror Comic Books: When Bad Things Happen to Good (and Bad) People

Horror comic books, like horror movies, aren’t for everyone. I think you have to be a little bit twisted to enjoy reading about bad things happening to good—and bad—people. And believe me, I speak from experience. As a kid growing up in Wichita, Kansas, in the early 1960s, I had plenty of opportunities to indulge […]

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  • 3
    Oct

What Makes a Back-Issue Comic Hot? Age, Relevance & Events Matter

If you’re a comic book collector like me, then you’ve probably been hunting down back issues for quite some time. As a 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 […]

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  • 8
    Sep

Now that you have a Comic Book Collection, Here’s how to Keep Track of them All

If you’ve been collecting comics for a while, then you know how quickly they can begin to pile up. As I discussed in my last article, “Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection,”, a pile of comics does not a collection make. So today we’ll be taking a look at a few different ways to catalogue, […]

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  • 25
    Aug

Superman Comic Book Smashes Sales Record by more than $1 Million on eBay

As expected, the final 10 minutes of the eBay auction selling the highest-rated Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—were as exciting as an Internet auction can get, with the price soaring from $2.6 million to the winning bid of $3.2 million, securing its status as the world’s most expensive comic. Thirteen different bidders entered 48 bids […]

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  • 22
    Aug

Three Easy Steps to Starting a Killer Comic Book Collection

So, you want to collect comics? Collecting comics seems easy in theory. Just go out and buy a pile and, boom, you’ve got a collection, right? Well, sort of. As someone who has spent the last 15 years looking through piles, boxes, basements and storage units full of comics, I can tell you firsthand, a […]

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  • 19
    Aug

Bidding for Superman Premier Comic Soaring in eBay Auction

With five days left on the eBay auction selling one of the best-preserved examples of Action Comics #1—the first appearance of Superman—the odds of this becoming the most expensive comic ever are pretty good, as the current bidding has risen to $1.95 million.* There have been 27 bids for the comic, which has earned a […]

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  • 31
    Jul

Look, up on eBay! It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s Superman! (Action Comics #1)

Three years ago, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage decided to part with his now-infamous CGC-graded 9.0 copy of Action Comics #1, the first appearance of Superman printed in 1938. Cage’s copy is one of only 100 surviving copies of the comic and one of only two listed in the CGC Census in 9.0 condition. When the dust […]

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  • 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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