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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 […]

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 […]

What’s Selling on eBay: July 2019

What’s Selling on eBay: July 2019

by Deborah Abernethy and Mike McLeod $1,552 (89 bids, 21 bidders): Marvel – The Avengers – Issue 1 – GD/VG – Silver Age – Collectible Comic Book. This iconic vintage comic book is in good to very good condition. The cover has some stress lines that do break the color with some nicks along the […]

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 […]

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Publisher’s Corner: June 2019

Collecting Fun & Games by Maxine Carter-Lome Every child grows up with a favorite game or toy that carries with it precious memories of bygone days and friends from the past, which is why this month’s topic is particularly nostalgic and fun to consider. Toys and games from particularly the 1930s to 1980s are now […]

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Certified Video Games Enter the Marketplace in Force

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In January 2019, Heritage Auctions began offering video games certified by third-party independent grading firm Wata Games in their Sunday night auctions, and the auction house subsequently offered a selection in their February Signature Auction, with sessions on February 21 and February 23. Separately, in a private sale prior […]

Bob Overstreet’s Call to Remember Why We Love Comics

Bob Overstreet’s Call to Remember Why We Love Comics

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn At 80 and showing few signs of slowing down, author and publisher Robert M. Overstreet, who launched The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide in 1970, is at work on the 49th edition of his best-known book. He began the year in his “Comic Book Marketplace” column in the January […]