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REVIEW: Star Trek Year Five #9 -- "Some Wild, Intriguing New Ideas"

REVIEW: Star Trek Year Five #9 — “Some Wild, Intriguing New Ideas”

(IDW Publishing, creative team: Jim McCann, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Silvia Califano, Sebastian Cheng, Neil Uyetake) First up, there are some wild, intriguing new ideas as the newly-met gender-fluid sentient who helped the crew escape the Tholian Web brings the Enterprise home to meet the family. The science fiction setting of the watery world I’qos […]

Bleeding Cool Checks Out The Chuck Jones Gallery at San Diego Comic-Con

The Chuck Jones Gallery: Bleeding Cool Takes the SDCC 2019 Tour

A classic part of the Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC) experience is walking around the Gaslamp District looking at all of the art, advertisements, and installations that have popped up around the Convention Center. While most of the new art can be found on signs, buses, trains, or the side of buildings, San Diego’s art […]

Thor: Ragnarok Art, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Having Lunch with the Thing

Thor: Ragnarok Art, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Having Lunch with the Thing

As a collector of vintage comics, other old paper, and original art myself, I’ve often said that there’s a lot that even a very good scan can’t tell you about the historical paper object in question.  The quality and nature of the ink, the texture of the paper, and often even the smell of the […]

Great Comics and Original Art Up For Auction Right Now on Comic Connect

Great Comics and Original Art Up For Auction Right Now on Comic Connect

Comic Connect has a wonderful comic auction going on right now with the kinds of books and original art that will make your head spin. Whenever they have one of these type auctions over there, it not only is fun to sift through all of the listings, but to see how much the auctions end […]

First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction

First Tintin Cover Art by Hergé Bidding Passes $1 Million at Auction

After making original comic art auction history just last month with the $5.4 million sale of Frank Frazetta‘s cover painting for Eerie #23, the famous “Egyptian Queen” painting, Heritage Auctions has one heck of a follow-up on their hands with this week’s European Comic Art Signature Auction. The headline piece of the auction, Hergé‘s very […]

Chad Hardin on Crowd Sourcing, Indie Comics, and More

Chad Hardin teamed up with Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti in 2013 to re-invent Harley Quinn for DC Comics, and provided interior art for a good chunk of that series’ run, as well as covers for some of the biggest titles in the DC Universe. Chad took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to […]

You Will Never See a Jack Kirby Original Art Double-Page Spread This Cheap Ever Again

Rather tantalizingly captioned “For Your Personal Collection” in the upper left corner, this double page spread from Our Fighting Forces #155 by Jack Kirby and inker D. Bruce Berry is an interesting combination of two things that Kirby is well-known for: “Kirby Machines” and World War II.  Our Fighting Forces #155 was published by DC […]

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Looking for Some Edgar Church Art? Heritage Auctions Has You Covered

Edgar Church — of the famous Edgar Church Collection of comics — was an excellent commercial artist. Creating countless print ads for a number of companies, Church would look to other forms of media for inspiration in his drawings. Comics were obviously a big part of that, and we have gone into his game-changing collection […]

Beyond Watchmen and Judge Dredd: Cover, John Higgins

Review: Beyond Watchmen And Judge Dredd: The Art Of John Higgins

Beyond Watchmen & Judge Dredd: The Art of John Higgins by John Higgins is a massive, solid art book done in lovely, thick, high-gloss paper. It’s made to be read on a table, being a decently large book. At a weight of roughly three pounds and with pages being 9.8” square, I could hold it in one […]

Batman Joins The #TakeTheKnee Protest Thanks To Francesco Francavilla

Batman Day was yesterday, and now today thanks to artist Francesco Francavilla he joins the protest hashtag #TakeTheKnee. Today's BATMAN.#TakeTheKnee pic.twitter.com/t5wWAgkd1R — Francesco Francavilla (@f_francavilla) September 24, 2017 #TakeTheKnee refers to the silent protest being taken across the NFL in the US. Many players, starting famously with Colin Kapernick last season, have been taking to one […]

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Thoughts On Mad Magazine’s Weigh-In On Trump’s Secret Empire

Alright, strap yourselves in folks, I’m going to be having fun with this one. On August 28th, 2017, President Adolf — sorry, President Red Skull — wait, that’s not right, either. On August 28th, President Donald Trump lifted the ban on arming local police with military surplus. If this sounds like making the police force something […]

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SDCC Vintage: Hitting The Jackpot At The Heritage Auctions Booth

From a collector’s standpoint, one of the best parts of any major convention is walking around the booths of vintage comics dealers and checking out what they’ve got. It’s not something that always gets the coverage it deserves amidst the spectacle of a show like the San Diego Comic-Con, and that’s too bad. Even if […]

Animation Art Of Fantasia, Cinderella, And More Disney Movies Up For Auction At Heritage

On July 1st, if you listen very carefully, you’ll hear very distant sobbing. Spoiler: It’ll be from me, as I’ll be bidding (and probably not winning) a number of items from Disneyland and various Disney movies. Heritage’s upcoming signature animation auction has some amazing pieces — animation art of Fantasia, Cinderella, and from the rest […]

Jon Berk Collection Session 1 Comic And Art Auction Highlights: Winning The Planet

Session 2 is getting underway as I type this, and as I hear the sound of comic collectors across the land rounding up all the extra nickels and dimes they can find, let’s take a look at some of the auction highlights from last night at Comic Connect’s Jon Berk Collection Session 1.  Session 1 included Original Artwork […]

Jon Berk On The Vintage Comic And Art Collector’s Chase

Whenever I think about people I know who are very serious collectors — people who really put the work in to find what they want — I think of Indiana Jones.  It’s a franchise largely about the lengths people will go to unearth hidden treasures, after all. And also about how knowledge is power in […]

Robert Crumb 1969 Fritz The Cat Cover Art Sells For Record $717,000 At Auction

    Robert Crumb‘s Fritz the Cat original cover art for the 1969 Ballantine collection of Fritz stories has just hammered at Heritage Auctions tonight for a record $717,000. Tonight’s result is the highest price ever publicly paid for a piece of original art from an American comic book, eclipsing blockbuster sales of recent years such […]