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Did a UK Publisher Make Us Believe Superman Could Fly in 1939?

Did a UK Publisher Make Us Believe Superman Could Fly in 1939?

Superman as created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster is without doubt one of the most popular and successful fictional characters of all time. People around the world recognize the iconic costume, know about his super powers and weakness to Kryptonite, and have seen or read his now-familiar origin story.  He is the prototypical superhero, […]

The Flash, Green Lantern, and the Art of the Vintage Reboot

The Flash, Green Lantern, and the Art of the Vintage Reboot

A tale of the Multiverse: it’s pretty impossible to remember this in the era of always-on superhero content, but there was once a world where major superheroes vanished without a trace. No warning, no explanation, you just went to the newsstand one week and instead of a new issue of The Flash or Green Lantern, there […]

Will Justice League Beat The Avengers... Again?

Will Justice League Beat The Avengers… Again?

Confession: I finally got around to watching the Justice League film recently and… absolutely loved it.  I think I liked it way more than most people because I’m a comics history nerd, and like all of Zack Snyder‘s DC Comics films, Justice League is filled to the brim with comics history easter eggs. I haven’t […]

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 […]


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Walking Dead Fans: Do Not Miss Out on Comic Connect’s Art Auction Ending Soon

Few modern comic series have reached the heights of Robert Kirkman‘s zombie epic The Walking Dead. Going for 15 years strong now, it is arguably the most successful modern ongoing comic as far as back issues are concerned. One corner of the Walking Dead universe collectors are starting to heat up on would be in […]

Vincent Zurzolo On The Human Element of Stan Lee’s Super-Heroes

Quotes about the relationship between power and responsibility have been around a lot longer than you might think. Voltaire talked about it in the time of the French Revolution. Winston Churchill spoke on the concept in front of the House of Commons in 1906. Theodore Roosevelt brought it up when he explained his reasons for not seeking a […]

Rare Superman Comics Ashcan Auction Closing Tonight at Comic Connect

As a serious Superman collector myself, I’ve wanted one of the three known copies of this Superman Comics Ashcan ever since I started reading Gary Colabuono‘s articles about the DC Comics ashcans in the mid-1980s. Historic, incredibly rare Superman? Sign me up. As a matter of fact, I made a point of checking out Colabuono’s […]

Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 $2,007.500 Comic Connect Sales 6/11/2018

Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 Sells for $2,052,000 After Bidding Resumes at Comic Connect

Now it’s official: an Action Comics #1 CGC 8.5 (white pages) has just sold for $2,052,000 at Comic Connect auction. The closing price for the 1938 comic, featuring the first appearance of Superman by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,  is the third-highest price ever paid for a comic book, behind the $3,207,852 sale of an Action Comics #1 CGC […]


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Suspense Comics #3 and the Iconography of Fictional Hate

Suspense Comics #3, up for auction at Comic Connect tonight, features an infamous Alex Schomburg cover for this 1944 comic book from a lesser known publisher Continental (it’s complicated, but they used numerous other publishing names also) which also published titles such as Captain Aero Comics and Cat-Man Comics, among others. Suspense Comics is a short-lived suspense/horror […]




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The Highlights From This Week’s ComicConnect Event Auction

Wow! What a week it has been for comic collectors. ComicConnect has had some real heavy hitters in their auction this week, and there has been something for everyone. I myself won a new Archie #1, finally filling the gaping hole in my cold, dead heart. Over the next few posts we’ll highlight some of […]

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Amazing Fantasy #15 Equals Big Money At Recent ComicConnect Auction

Five copies of Amazing Fantasy #15 were for sale, with an array of grades on the lower side, ranging from an ungraded 1.5 to a graded 5.5. Prices were very strong for all of the books: 1.5; $7,699.00 ow/white pages 2.5; $16,000 crm/ow pages 4.0; $27,000 crm/ow pages, small amount of dried glue on cover […]

Third Highest-Graded Batman #121 Sells For $18,200, Along With Other Big Books

DC comics have been popular since before I was born (and likely you, as well, to be fair). Detective Comics #27 and Action Comics #1 are two of the most desirable collector items, and even non-comic book fans want them. Investment-wise, most DC books aren’t a bad choice. Below are the results of ComicConnect’s most […]

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First Appearance of Archie In Pep Comics #22 Hits $252,100 At ComicConnect Auction

The September ComicConnect Event Auction took place this week, the results are in and there’s plenty to talk about. On the MLJ Comics side, prices were strong. MLJ books have become highly sought after recently, due to Riverdale, and people possibly being priced out of the other big books, resulting in a focus on Archie. […]

Did Somebody Say Madam Satan? Pep Comics #16 Heats Up At Auction

While we have written about Madam Satan a few times here on Bleeding Cool over the years, we’ve never done so twice in one day — until now.  Just a few hours before we informed you that Archie Comics had trademarked Madam Satan And Hangman, someone grabbed this Pep Comics #16 CGC 8.5 copy of Madam […]

Bid Now To Own DC’s First Comic!

Before DC was home to Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman, they were National Comics. And they printed funny comics and heroic (before the idea of the Superman was a thing) comics, but no matter how you look at it, this is one of the most important comics in the comic world. New Fun #1 is […]