A rare copy of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $317,200 in an auction held by ComicConnect.com. This is one of the highest prices ever paid for a comic book. The winning bid for the 1938 issue of Action Comics #1 was submitted by John Dolmayan, the drummer for the rock band […]
Charles Joseph Carter (1874 – 1936) was the American stage magician, known as “Carter the Great.” During the heyday of magic acts in the U.S., Carter gained his greatest fame abroad. Among the highlights of Carter’s stage performances during his career were the classic “sawing a woman in half” illusion (an elaborate surgical-themed version with “nurses” in […]
This amazing Japanese toy from the 60’s is currently up for auction on eBay. Break open the piggybank because the bid price is currently over $7,000 and it still has not met the reserve price! Check it out.
The lines were long and the skies were threatening at this weekend’s National Book Festival in Washington, DC. This weekend, 120,000 book lovers descended on the national mall to celebrate their love of literature. This was my third book festival, and probably my last. But, that’s what I said last year after sitting in gridlocked […]
Honest Abe gets a facelift. Earlier today, the U.S. Mint unveiled the four new penny designs that will start showing up in your pocket change in 2009. Next year, the Lincoln penny will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and to celebrate, the mint decided to give it a facelift, or maybe we should call it a […]