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CGC Insider #9 – Reader’s Crease

If you’ve ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]

Walking Around Baltimore Comic-Con – Vintage Comics Edition Part 1

Rich Johnston‘s “Walking Around” convention posts have become a comic con tradition at Bleeding Cool. A quick way to get an initial impression of a convention and its surroundings — such as Thought Bubble today, or Brighton ICE Comics Expo in June — Rich’s walk-arounds are simple and effective. It’s almost like you’re there… without having […]

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100 Jack Kirby Golden Age Covers For #Kirby100

The comic book community and fans and pros everywhere are celebrating the life, creations, and memory of one of its most important creators today. Jack Kirby, born on August 28th, 1917, would have been 100 years old on this day. Kirby died in 1992, but to say that his memory lives on might be the […]

All Star Comics #8 CGC 9.4 First Wonder Woman Sells For Record $936,223.00

An All Star Comics #8 graded CGC 9.4 has just sold on ebay for a record $936,223.00.  The December 1941 comic book contains the origin and first appearance of Wonder Woman by Willam Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter.  This CGC 9.4 copy is the sole highest graded copy of this issue ever graded by CGC, […]

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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 […]

Roswell, The Beginnings Of The UFO Craze And What It Has To Do With DC Comics

July 8, 2017 is the 70th Anniversary of the infamous event that helped ignite the UFO craze — A United States Air Force balloon crash near Roswell, New Mexico which became a center of “flying disc” reports, conspiracy theories, and even FBI Investigations. The events surrounding Roswell itself are relatively well known, but what’s far […]


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 […]

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 […]


Hail Hydra? Mile High Comics Gets Hit Big-Time, Down A Million Dollars…

Mile High Comics is the largest back issue seller of comic books in the USA by far. So when a hailstorm burst through their warehouses in Monday, it was not going to be a pretty site. Comics and water do not mix. In a scene reminiscent of the opening episode of Misfits, extra large, extra […]

The Doctor Strange Of 1867

I bought this for cheap on a whim recently, because the image is so interesting, but it turned out to be far more fascinating than I thought it might be. This is Auguste Henri Jacob — “Jacob the Zouave” (as I understand it, meaning, a member of the French colonial light infantry corps, known for […]


CGC Insider #8 – The Effect of Staining On Comic Book Grading

If you’ve ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]

CGC Insider #7: Impact Crunch

If you’ve ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]


CGC Insider #6: Stamps

If you’ve ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]

Superman #1 CGC 5.5 Sells For Record $507,500

Vintage comic and art auction and consignment site ComicLink has just announced that they’ve sold a Superman #1 CGC 5.5 for $507,500, the highest price ever paid for a copy of Superman #1 in any condition. The landmark DC Comics publication collects the Superman stories by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster which first appeared in […]