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The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

The Return of ROM, the Spaceknight

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn During the late ’70s and into the early ’80s, Parker Brothers was a dominant force in the board game business. In 1977, when electronic games were in their infancy, the company decided to make

In The Works: Free Comic Book Day 2017 is May 6

In The Works: Free Comic Book Day 2017 is May 6

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Each year on the first Saturday in May, participating comic book retailers across North America give away more than 6 million comics at participating locations in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. The offerings,

A Look at 2016 and Wyatt Earp’s Great-Great Granddaughter

A Look at 2016 and Wyatt Earp's Great-Great Granddaughter

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn A Quick Comic Market Recap A CGC-certified 5.5 copy of “Action Comics #1” probably became the most significant comic of the year when it sold for $956,000 at Heritage Auctions on August 4. The

Psychedelic and Beyond: Overstreet Looks at Concert Posters

Psychedelic and Beyond: Overstreet Looks at Concert Posters

Comic Book Characters and Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn The four-day event ran from Thursday, October 6 through Sunday October 9, 2016. Industry news site ICv2.com initially reported the 11% increase over last year’s attendance. The growth in attendees was accomplished

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Flash Gordon artwork, $60,375, Philip Weiss

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall Original Sunday page artwork for the Flash Gordon comic strip dated Jan. 24, 1937, drawn by noted illustrator Alex Raymond (1909-1956), sold for $60,375 at an auction held Sept.

An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman – Coming to Auction

DALLAS –  An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman and considered a cornerstone of pop culture – could sell for as much as $750,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Aug.

Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Even in Passing, Darwyn Cooke Delivered

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Darwyn Cooke, perhaps the most influential comic book artist of his generation, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the age of 53. His death came just a day after it was publicly

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

An Actual Living Legend: Russ Heath

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Artist Russ Heath has plied his craft from comic books to fine art across the decades. Virtually any student of comic book history can vouch that the phrase “living legend” is as over-used as

Matt Crandall’s Alice in Wonderland Collection Now at GEM

Matt Crandall's Alice in Wonderland Collection Now at GEM

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) hosted an invitation-only opening event for its two new exhibits on Friday, April 1, 2016; the event also served as a kick off for their sixth annual Zombie Gras festival,

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: X-Men #1 comic book, $350,000, ComicLink

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A rare and unrestored issue of X-Men #1 comic book, CGC-graded highly at 9.6, sold recently for $350,000 through ComicLink, a leading provider of online auction and marketplace services