Tag Archives: Marvel

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

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn As Washington, D.C.’s Awesome Con has continued to develop into a major pop culture convention, the staff and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) thought it would make a great test case for a traveling exhibit

Pop Culture Continues to Shine

Pop Culture Continues to Shine

Pop Culture Continues to Shine Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Many different facets of pop culture continue to shine in the public’s eyes, including original comic book art, game-worn sports apparel, and comic books. GEM Lands Sal Buscema Exhibit

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

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again By J.C. Vaughn Captain America: The Winter Solider has scored another hit for Marvel Studios with a first weekend domestic take of $95,023,721 and international grosses of more than $207 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

Spider-Man Collection Sells, Zombies Return to GEM

Spider-Man Collection Sells, Zombies Return to GEM

Spider-Man Collection Sells, Zombies Return to GEM By J.C. Vaughn Amazing Spider-Man Collection Sells at Pedigree Comics A CGC-certified Apparent 9.2 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 featuring the origin and first appearance of Spider-Man, topped Pedigree Comics’ January Grand Auction,

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury

Pop Culture Potpourri: Zombies, Gasoline Alley, Jack Kirby & Nick Fury Zombies at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In director George A. Romero’s 1978 film Dawn of the Dead, one of the characters remembers what his

GEM Presents: Milestones

GEM Presents: Milestones – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2012 Up until now there has been no serious attempt to showcase African Americans in the world of comic books, and the impact of their creative excellence, which has

Spider-Man cover Art brings $657,250 in Heritage Auctions’ World Record-shattering $10.47+ million Comics and Comic Art Auction

Spider-Man cover Art brings $657,250 in Heritage Auctions’ World Record-shattering $10.47+ million Comics and Comic Art Auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 Beverly Hills, CA – The best of both worlds in comics and original

9.8-Graded X-Men #1 Highlight of Silver Age Marvel Collection at Heritage Auction

9.8-Graded X-Men #1 Highlight of Silver Age Marvel Collection at Heritage Auction – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – July 2012 Beverly Hills, CA – The multi-million dollar Doug Schmell / PedigreeComics.com Collection, featuring the single greatest grouping of