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What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

What A Wonderful World: The 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

By Donald-Brian Johnson Abe Lincoln was there. So were the “Flintstones.” Michelangelo’s Pieta paid an exclusive visit. The enormous inhabitants of Sinclair’s “Dinoland” bid folks a toothy welcome. And, it’s where The Riddler executed a dastardly burglary during the pilot

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, $454,100, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, graded near-mint at 9.4 CGC, sold for $454,100 at a Vintage Comics Auction held Feb. 18 by

Continue Finding Records

Continue Finding Records

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Just a matter of weeks ago, New York-based ComicConnect.com sold a CGC-certified 4.0 copy of Detective Comics #27 for $475,000. In that grade, the previously recorded high for the issue, which features the first

Pop Culture Meets Reality on Overstreet Cover

Pop Culture Meets Reality on Overstreet Cover

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn The cinematic successes of the X-Men franchise for Twentieth Century Fox, then the Spider-Man franchise from director Sam Raimi for Sony, and the Batman franchise from director Christopher Nolan for Warner Bros. each had a

Publisher’s Corner: May 2015

Maxine Carter-Lome - Publisher

The Live Experience Recently I received a letter from a reader who had attended a Philip Weiss auction on Long Island back in February. It started with, “Remember High Noon? Gunfight at the O.K. Corral? Did you watch high stakes

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Copy of Batman #1, $237,300, Philip Weiss

Gavels ‘N Paddles: Copy of Batman #1, $237,300, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall An unrestored copy of Batman #1 (DC Comics, spring 1940), graded 7.5 out of 10 for condition, sold for $237,300 at a sale of Comics, Comic Art & Sports

Batman #1 Sets New Record

Batman #1 Sets New Record

Batman #1 Sets New Record Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The ups and downs and more importantly the uncertainty of the mainstream economy persist. When there’s good news (unemployment is reported as being down), it’s usually tempered

Casper Gets Friends, Batman Lines Up Records, LucasArts Remembered

Casper Gets Friends, Batman Lines Up Records, LucasArts Remembered By J.C. Vaughn Harvey Comics Get Two Chances to Shine In a pop culture world in which the superheroes seem to get all the press, it’s sometimes easy – though never

Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Artist Shawn Martinbrough to Appear at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum By J.C. Vaughn As part of the widely lauded exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond, which runs through December 31, 2014, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) will present

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too

Batman at 75, Other Characters Celebrating Anniversaries, Too Comic Book Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum is, of course, dedicated to the celebration of popular culture, and this is a particularly big year for comic characters. Not only have