Where We At?

Today Chris and Walt talk about where they are in their comic book collecting journey. The boys talk about the difficulties in choosing what to let go of, what to keep, what to pick up next and all the other…

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Kirby and Ditko Splashing Around

Yesterday I was counting pages and noting defects on books for next week’s eBay auctions. It was tough slogging but I perked up when I came across what I’ll describe as a three-issue set of dueling splash pages. I did…

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CGC and Collecting

According to one of Chris’ comic buddies CGC has ruined it for the collectors. Walt of course disagrees. Tune in to hear what the fellas have to say about CGC and comic book collecting. Please let us know what you…

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Reprints

Last week I sold a guy some early 1980s Marvel Tales reprints. I got $20 for a nice crisp copy of Marvel Tales #152 from June 1983; the book features the reprint of Amazing Spider-Man (ASM) #14 which famously features…

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Team Work

This week Chris and Walt talk about teams, what makes a good comic book team, why do some teams work and other teams not? The boys explore the world of comic book teams. Please let us know what you thought…

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Econ 101

I was talking comics with a pal last week and we were both marvelling at what seems to be the endless demand generating record prices for items we both thought were forever doomed because of their bottomless supply. Books like…

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The Time is Now

A day late but hey, you can’t rush greatness… This week Chris and Walt let the cat out of the bag and talk DC’s rising stock in the back issue markets. Please let us know what you thought of the…

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I’m Missing Page 12

There were some strong responses to last week’s post, I’ve even received a few emails and had guys bring up the subject when chatting with me at the shop. Our eBay auction results this week only reinforce the growing demand…

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The Industry

This week Chris and Walt really do bite off more than they can chew by trying to have a look at the state of the whole comic book industry, from top to bottom. Please let us know what you thought…

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Am I Missing Something?

Lately, we’ve been selling a lot of raw incomplete comic books through our eBay auctions. Over the past two weeks, we sold copies of Amazing Spider-Man #2 and #3 both missing ad pages and both around the 3.0 Qualified grade.…

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Who’s the Real Chump?

This week Chris puts Walt through a tough session of Stump The Chump. Walt knows his stuff so you’d expect him to do really well on comic trivia. How’d he do? Have a listen and find out… Please let us…

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The King of Kings

This is going to be one of those observational posts, I’m not going to be backing up my words with hard numbers, though I’ve glanced quickly at some data just to make sure I’m not delusional and it seems to…

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Important Comic Books

This week Chris and Walt talk about comic books that have been very important over the history of the medium. Please let us know what you thought of the show and don’t be afraid to leave a comment down in…

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Developments

Our virtual two-day symposium on Canadian comics: “80 Years and Beyond” seems to have been a proper success—especially for an inaugural effort. We had over 160 people register, and all the sessions were eclectic, engaging, and informative. The sessions brought…

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Where Do You Fit In?

Fan Expo happened this weekend and I talked to a few guys that went, they all said it was a good show, not too many people but they were there to buy. I was actually thinking about how the hell…

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Covers

This week Chris and Walt talk about how covers can possibly help entice more people to pick up a new comic and read it. Please let us know what you thought of the show, leave your comments in the comments…

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Ups and Downs

I’ve been dealing in a lot of books lately, both CGC and raw copies and so I’ve been jumping onto GPA quite a bit to read the tea leaves. One big trend I have noticed is the lack of a…

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D Listers

This week Chris and Walt are joined by a long-time fan of the show John Bitterman. John was a good sport and endured a lot, sitting between the boys and chiming in it seemed always at the right time. Please…

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Say it ain’t so Joe

In 2019 I was presented with a plaque by the folks that put on Fan Expo, Canada’s biggest comic con. Big B Comics had set up at all 25 Fan Expos, I think we were one of 3 such comic…

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