Yo Adrian

OK, I’ll tell you what happened. I was planning this huge Romance Comics auction to start later this week just in time for the winning bidders to get their books before Valentine’s Day. I had eBay on board to help…

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Snobs

This week Chris accuses Walt of being a comic book snob. Walk takes offence. Will the boys come to blows or will they work things out: tune in to find out. Please let us know what you thought of this…

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One Good Reason

Nothing beats good data. Good data analyzed properly can provide opportunities, if not for profit then at least it might stop you from doing something stupid. Speaking of doing something stupid, I’ve done a quick analysis of five Amazing Spider-Man…

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Reading the Tea Bags

This week Chris and Walt dust off the old crystal balls, break out the tea bags and try to look ahead to see what the year 2023 will bring to the comic book collecting hobby. Please let us know what…

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Improvise

Comic guy – “Walt, what books should I invest in” Walt – “Beats me” A variation of this exchange happens often, especially lately. The smart ones go undeterred by my rebuff, they realize that the wheels have to be greased…

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What a Year

Happy new year folks! Chris and Walt start 2023 off with a review of 2022. The boys try to make sense of what turned out to be a crazy year. Please let us know what you thought of the show:…

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all. I hope 2023 brings everyone health, happiness and fulfilment and wealth, but let’s not wait for the year to bring these things to us. Let’s go out and get them ourselves. OK, so let me…

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The Great Re-set

Happy New Year everyone. I hope 2023 brings you health, happiness and prosperity. Will we be able to achieve our prosperity through rising comic book values this coming year? Good question, and one I don’t have the answer for. As…

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Oh When the Saints…

‘Twas the post before Christmas and all through the shop, goodwill reigned, let it never stop. Allow this goodwill to others you now feel in your heart, to take root and grow, let this be the start. The new year…

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The Precious Legacy and A Glitch in Time

The normalization of antisemitism recently in the United States is extremely disturbing. The fact that this normalization is occurring among members of the Black community is also cause for concern. Unfortunately, the ebbs and flows of antisemitism are nothing new…

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Weight Watchers

Tis the season for excess. Last week I had the Big B Comics Christmas gathering on Wednesday night, Thursday night I had my old high school buddies’ beer and wings Christmas cheer, Friday night I was invited to help friends…

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Good Times

December has always been kind to comic book shops, at least it has to the Big B shops over the years. Christmas and the holidays are in the air and gift-giving is on people’s minds. Luckily for comic shops, there…

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The Power of Advertising

I hope everyone in the good ol’ US of A had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their long weekend. A bit of shopping on Cyber Monday then no more excuses, everyone back to work and let’s lean into it shall…

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Influencers

This week Chris and Walt explore the things that can influence us in our collecting of comic books. Please let us know what you thought of the show: just leave a comment. What influences your comic book collecting?

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1942

1942, the first full year of Canadian wartime comics, was a year of transition and expansion. Canada had been in the war for more than two years. 1941 had given us the birth of Canadian comics with comics from that…

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Grey Cup, World Cup, D Cup

I was distracted while writing this post, my mind was on Cups all day long and into the night with the Grey Cup ending, the World Cup starting and um… The big Heritage Auction that ended November 17 – 20…

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Con Report

This week Chris and Walt discuss Walt’s trip to the big sports card show in Toronto. The boys explore some of the differences and similarities between comic and card shows. Please let us know what you thought of the show:…

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Mine Smells Like Roses

Last week Spider and I were texting a few things back and forth to each other and the end result was this business venture that we think will be a surefire hit. We’ve developed a POOP index, that is a…

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