At last weekend’s Fairfax Comic Con, I picked up this copy of the Titans: Starring Black Bolt #5. It’s a UK weekly comic that was released in 1975. The publisher experimented with a landscape format, which had two pages appear side by side, resulting in fairly small, and hard to read text. I’m sure there’s […]
A final visit to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Yesterday afternoon, I braved a monsoon, flash floods, and falling trees on the Beltway, to make it to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore one final time. Last week, it was announced that Steve Geppi, founder of Diamond Comic Distributors, had decided to donate a large portion of his massive pop culture collection to the Library […]
Custom collages almost as good as the art they frame
The current Hake’s auction has tons of great stuff, but while browsing through the catalog, I kept being drawn to these amazing custom framed pieces of comic art. Sure, the art itself is incredible, but the frames take it to a whole new level. The collage work done on the frames is the work of […]
What does the future hold for comic book collecting?
While comic book fans descended on New York City for NYCC this past weekend, we had our own little comic show here in northern Virginia. The Shoff Show comes around every few months, and I’ve been going to it fairly often lately — I’m a sucker for the bargain bins. There is one dealer who […]
Wonder Woman Key Issues up for Bid on eBay
Wow! Three of the highest graded, key Wonder Woman comics are going to be sold at auction this weekend. A CGC-certified 9.4 copy of All Star Comics #8 (Wonder Woman’s first appearance), a CGC 9.6 copy of Sensation Comics #1, and a CGC 9.0 copy of Wonder Woman #1. The remarkable condition of these issues […]
Check out that rack!
I have been looking for a vintage comic book spinner rack for years — I have placed bids on eBay auctions only to lose out at the last minute or passed them by entirely due to the massive shipping charges these usually command. Last week, I came across a spinner rack listing on Craigslist that […]