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CBPG #1 Facsimile Edition SC (1)

By J.C. Vaughn Overstreet Turns 50, Ruth is Still “The Babe” As we’ve mentioned previously in this space, The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. If you’ve been collecting in virtually any niche, you know that a price guide spanning five decades is rare and one doing it with the […]

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Frankenstein

2019 in Hindsight: A Year of Pop Culture By J.C. Vaughn Looking back, 2019 may go down as a truly epic year for comic books, original comic art, and pop culture collecting in general. Not only did we see, as mentioned last month in this space, a CGC-certified 9.4 copy of Marvel Comics #1 (the […]

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Marvel Comics #1 $1,26 mil

By J.C. Vaughn Marvel Comics #1 Joins the $1 Million Club A CGC-certified 9.4 copy of Marvel Comics #1 has joined Action Comics #1, Detective Comics #27, and Amazing Fantasy #15 as the only comics to date to hit or top the $1 million threshold. The copy became the latest to cross the seven-figure mark […]

The Highly Accessible Movie Poster Work of Robert Tanenbaum

The Highly Accessible Movie Poster Work of Robert Tanenbaum

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn In last month’s column we took at look at movie posters associated with the Star Wars franchise. Even though there’s a tremendous number of very affordable one-sheets and posters in other formats, of course it’s the high-priced wonders that grab the attention and stick in the mind. It’s a […]

Star Wars: Movie Poster Collecting Strikes Back

Star Wars: Movie Poster Collecting Strikes Back

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn With Star Wars: Episode IX –The Rise of Skywalker due in theaters December 20, 2019, it seems like as good a time as any to take a look at the market for movie posters from the cinema empire created by George Lucas back in 1977 with the release of […]

Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie Slated for November Release

Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie Slated for November Release

Comic Character Collectibles by J. C. Vaughn Shout! Studios has secured the rights to Feast of the Seven Fishes, the comedy-drama written and directed by Robert Tinnell, based on his Eisner-nominated graphic novel and Italian holiday cookbook, profiled during its filming in my March 2018 column. The movie is set days before Christmas in 1983 […]

Renewal and Return: Wynonna Earp on the Comeback Trail

Renewal and Return: Wynonna Earp on the Comeback Trail

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The Earpers, those dedicated, committed fans of SyFy’s cult hit series, Wynonna Earp, can pause and let themselves enjoy a well-earned whiskey because the series they love is coming back. The fourth season of the TV show based on the comic book series created by Beau Smith will air […]

Video Game Collecting on the Rise?

Video Game Collecting on the Rise?

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn It’s always interesting to watch an emerging niche in the field of pop culture collectibles and to attempt to anticipate whether something’s a fad or a legitimate change in the overall collecting topography. While it remains a bit early yet to make any kind of final call, it’s looking […]

Looking Back at the Road to Avengers: Endgame

Looking Back at the Road to Avengers: Endgame

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Where would Hollywood be financially without the superhero films, and specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Five of the top 10 all-time domestic and five of the top 10 all-time worldwide releases are superhero movies (though to be fair, when one adjusts for inflation none are in the top 10 […]

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Pop Culture Potpourri: Star Wars, Action Comics Number 1, and more

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Star Wars Toys The record-setting prices for Star Wars toys have really established a tone at Hake’s Auctions ever since they landed the Russell Branton collection. Their March 2019 auction continued that trend. For example, a Luke Skywalker 12-back double telescoping AFA 80 closed at $25,311, the 1980 Empire […]