Author Archives: Mark Seifert

Best Copy Of First Appearance Of Original Guardians Of The Galaxy In Marvel Super-Heroes #18 Hits $19,000

When we flagged Marvel Super-Heroes #18 for your attention in the Vintage Paper section of Bleeding Cool Magazine #1 in fall 2012, the top sale of any copy was $1800.  What a difference 18 months of movie hype makes. The …

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Ink And Paper

If you’ve ever collected anything, you know that the process of collecting something is a multiverse full of Roads Not Taken. That thing you had the chance to buy but didn’t. That thing you shouldn’t have spent money on but …

Happy Birthday, Batman: Today Is The 75th Anniversary Of The Release Of His First Appearance In Detective Comics #27

1939 was one of comics’ greatest years.  Arguably, the greatest single calendar year in the history of the American comic book industry as we know it today — or at least the most interesting, particularly when it comes to superhero …

Will This Manhattan Projects Original Artwork Cliffhanger Make Another Big Splash?

[The Manhattan Projects #18 has been out for a couple weeks, but still -- if you haven't read this issue and plan to, you might want to skip this post for now.] Several years into the digital era for both …

Fred Guardineer Action Comics #15 Superman Cover Original Art Sells for $286,800

The original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 has sold at Heritage Auctions today for $286,800.  The 1939 piece by Fred Guardineer was just the 5th Superman cover ever created (behind Action Comics #1, 7, 10, and 13), …

Here’s Wally: 2014 Is A Big Year For The Flash, Including The Return Of Wally West In Flash Annual #3 In April

Finally, a definitive answer to one of the biggest lingering questions of the New 52.  USA Today’s Brian Truitt has the word on many, many things Flash for 2014, including the return of Wally West in Flash Annual #3 In …

Here’s That Big Spider-Man Spoiler That Dan Slott Warned You About [SPOILER]

Well then.  With the spoiler in headlines pretty much everywhere already, it’s going to be impossible to avoid seeing this one, I imagine, but: We saw this one coming. It was leaking like crazy throughout the week. And now, NY Daily …

Officially Official: Vin Diesel Is The Voice Of Groot In Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy

This has been a strong rumor for so long that I didn’t realize it wasn’t official, but Marvel has just confirmed that Vin Diesel will be the voice of Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. We still don’t know who …

Quite A Bit About X-Men: Apocalypse – Friday Trending Topics

It does make you wonder what the longer-term plan might be… I set about doing some digging, way back then, and have been asking around to see what I could find out at every opportune moment ever since. Certain things …

Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Apocalypse And The Building Of The Fox And Sony Marvel Universes – Thursday Trending Topics

Lots of Marvel movie madness on the site yesterday, but Brendon’s meticulous breakdown of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer is a great place to start. I won’t be going shot by shot for this breakdown of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

Bryan Singer Announces X-Men: Apocalypse Film for 2016

Bryan Singer has just announced an X-Men: Apocalypse film for 2016 release: #Xmen #Apocalypse 2016! — Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) December 5, 2013 Update: It’s trickling around twitter that Fox has sent confirmation to exhibitors of a May 27, 2016 release. …

Gal Meets World, World Wonders If She Is The Woman We’re Looking For – Wednesday Trending Topics

There, see? Got that all out of my system in a single post title.  But more to the point, despite some rather intense and sometimes strange debate back and forth across the comics internet the likes of which hasn’t been …

Batman, Superman… And More? Tuesday Trending Topics

An All Star line-up, sort of? So the guy that mentioned a semi-tired and drone flying Batman in Batman vs Superman has taken to Twitter again to drop more bombshells. According to Daniel Alter, this time, Wonder Woman is definitely …

Young Justice, Gotham, Hourman, Arrow, And A Whole Bunch About DC TV And Film – Monday Trending Topics

There’s a whole lot of comic book tv and film coming over the next few years… Bleeding Cool has been led to believe by a recently-reliable source that the CW is developing another live action teen drama/romance series with a …

“I’m Barry Allen” – New Arrow Promo Clip Shows Us How The Flash’s Alter Ego Enters The Show

Looks like an important ep coming up this week.  Here we see Barry Allen’s intro into the Arrow series.

Batgirl, Killing Joke, Justice League United – Sunday Trending Topics

It was actually a pretty busy holiday weekend on the comics internet. Here’s something from late last night:  It appears to be an original page from Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke from DC Comics which differs from …

Spike Lee, Juan Luis Garcia, And Oldboy – Friday Trending Topics

Interest in this one is still pretty intense. This is really just a sad story. A freelance artist claims to have been commissioned by the ad agency working on marketing Spike Lee’s new Oldboy to do some mock ups for …

Spike Lee, Juan Luis Garcia, And The Oldboy Poster Dispute – Thanksgiving Trending Topics

I doubt we’ve heard the last of this one. This is really just a sad story. A freelance artist claims to have been commissioned by the ad agency working on marketing Spike Lee’s new Oldboy to do some mock ups …