Custom Made

Fan Expo Toronto is fast approaching and I’ll be going to promote ICE and to sell comics as Big B Comics. Holy cow are hotels ever expensive these days!! Hopefully, a few of you can drop by the booth over…

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August 2022

I was talking comics with the gang on the weekend and the topic of August came up. August 1st is here and that means we’ll soon have August sales data popping up on GPA. In a volatile market, whether it’s…

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Back to Work!

Did that ever go by quick, like a blink. Back to work gang. I received an email from Gemstone Publishing celebrating the Overstreet Price Guide finally going digital. Part of the press release reads: Gemstone Publishing Launches Overstreet Access, an…

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R and R

Greetings from the shores of Georgian Bay. I have a week off and am spending it in my favourite area of Ontario. I usually post a Harris painting or a Thompson painting so this year I thought I’d feature Franklin…

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Con Artists

Marty (AKA Shekky) and I came back from the Montreal Comicon late last night after an easier than anticipated 6-hour drive back home. At the end of the con it really comes down to how quick you can get the…

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A Spectrum Publications Checklist

When the second Canadiana auction (hosted by Walter Duralija’s eBay store, International Collectibles Exchange) ended on June 8, the talk of the comics community was the record price achieved for the first Canadian comic book, Better Comics # 1. This…

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Je Suis Fatigue

Bon jour mes amis! Got back from the Montreal con around 2:00 AM and was a bit too tired to write up a post; look for one tomorrow. I’ll include a breakdown of what I thought of the show, the…

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Shouting Slogans

Happy belated Canada Day to all our compatriots and happy 4th of July to our American friends. I like our Independence Days being so close together; it’s like having a birthday a few days apart with someone that is close…

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Not Getting The Joke

I did a social faux pas over the weekend. My good friend Mike Huddleston was down for a visit, bringing me coffee and donuts and some comics I’m deeply thankful for. Mike told me and Shekky a joke and I…

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Group of Circles

This week Chris and Walt explore the brave new world of local comic book clubs; the grassroots gathering of fans that like to talk comics, trade stories and maybe even trade books. Please let us know what you thought of…

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Perfect Storm

Happy Solstice everyone. The Heritage Auction results are in and in the words of a friend of mine that had a bunch of items in the auction “it was a blood bath”! He says he actually lost money on most…

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Auction Highlights

This week Chris and Walt talk about the the Canadiana Auction that just ended last week. They try to break down the ins and outs of the collectibility of Canadiana pop culture. Please let us know what you thought of…

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Second Canadiana Auction

This past Wednesday saw the ending of a ten-day auction of Canadian comics related material on the internationalcollectiblesexchange ebay web page. This time there were over 200 items listed, more than twice that of last year’s inaugural Canadiana auction and,…

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Lets Take Care Of Our Planet

I’m hearing lots of doom and gloom out there, the inflation is starting to bite, the interest rates are starting to bite, the equities markets are already taking big bites and some of the books people are putting up for…

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Right Place Wrong Time

The great Dr. John once sang “I was in the right place but it must have been the wrong time…”. What I’m trying to say is that my weekly post will go up tomorrow morning, apologies for the delay. I…

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What Are You Collecting

This week Chris and Walt welcome back Shekky Feldstein and together the boys wax a little nostalgic and talk a little about their current collecting strains. Please let us know what you thought of the show:, leave your comments below.…

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The Time Has Come

The moment of truth is close at hand for our Canadiana pop-culture auction: all lots end this Wednesday, June 8th on our eBay auction page. As of this post, the top book is Better Comics #1, which we all expected.…

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Who Came First?

This week Chris and Walt welcome back the great Shekky Feldstein. Walt puts Chris and Shekky to the test when he quizzes them on – Who Came First? Please let us know what you thought of the show by adding…

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Canadiana

We say hello and send best wishes to all our American friends this Memorial Day weekend. I tried to get one last press release about our just posted Canadiana auction into the monthly CGC newsletter last week; we’ve been submitting…

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