Category Archives: Comic Book Characters and Collectibles

Comic Character Collectibles: In the Time of COVID-19: Pop Culture Thriving?

This Swedish one-sheet for Casablanca nearly tripled its estimate when it sold for $55,000 at Heritage. ­Image courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

by J.C. Vaughn In recent discussions, a handful of auction houses and high-end comic book insiders confessed that in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic they really didn’t know how the market was going to go. Within a couple of weeks, though, it became clear that at least some of the people staying home […]

Comic Character Collectibles: Escaping the Pandemic with Imagination

Created by cartoonist Ron Leishman and artist-writer Richard Comely, Captain Canuck first appeared in Captain Canuck #1 (July 1975), published by Comely Comix.

by J.C. Vaughn With everything that’s happened in 2020 thus far, pretty much any day seems like a good day to pause and think about good and interesting things, or at least things less serious than the world around us. The Canadian comic book scene, for instance, is very interesting in that it has always […]

Comic Character Collectibles: Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total

The cover for Frank #1 from Nemesis Comics (1993), a short-lived imprint of family-friendly longtime comic book publisher Harvey Comics.

Despite the Virus, Heritage Scores Impressive Total An eclectic mix of original art by some of the most influential artists and major keys in superhero comics was offered on the first day of Heritage’s Comics & Comic Art Auction. Their significance and prestige pushed the first day total to $5.1 million and underscored a three-day […]

Comic Character Collectibles: April 2020

Acclaimed artist Todd McFarlane brings his creator-owned character Spawn together with Marvel’s top-selling Spider-Man, the character that propelled him to fame, on the golden anniversary edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Spider-Man Meets Spawn to Celebrate Overstreet’s 50th by J.C. Vaughn   It has been mentioned more than once in this space that 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. It’s a rather singular event in the history of price guides simply because its founder, author, and publisher Robert M. “Bob” […]

Comic Character Collectibles

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 […]