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A Comic Book Market Snapshot

A Comic Book Market Snapshot

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn In keeping with this issue’s special focus on comic books, it seemed like an opportune time to check in with two of the comic book industry’s leading figures, ComicLink’s Josh Nathanson and Metropolis Collectibles’ Vincent Zurzolo. Both operate in the highest ranks of dealers or comic book-centric auction houses, […]

Superman, Spider-Man Set Records (Again)

Superman, Spider-Man Set Records (Again)

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Among the more notable prices realized for vintage comic books over the past few months were two transactions at ComicLink. First, the company brokered a CGC-certified 9.2 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man, for a record price of $460,000. They followed that up by brokering […]

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 for the vintage comic book industry. The buyer was a private collector who is not […]

The Artistry of Amanda Conner Debuts at GEM

The Artistry of Amanda Conner Debuts at GEM

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn “In the world of hardcore comic book fans, it’s not always an easy thing to get the seasoned veterans and excited newcomers to agree on what’s good, much less what’s great or even spectacular. If you’ve spent any amount of time trying to bridge the two groups, you know […]

Liquidity in the Comic Book Market

Liquidity in the Comic Book Market Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Vintage comic books offer many different factors that can appeal to collectors and investors. One of the key factors is liquidity. “Liquidity is the ability to sell an item in a fast and easy process without causing a significant negative movement in price,” […]

High End Comic Sales Continue Despite Economy

High End Comic Sales Continue Despite Economy Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn One of the interesting things about the market for vintage, rare, high grade comics is that there has been no end to the record prices paid even with the prolonged negative economy. While dealers or collectors offering mid-grade have had to get […]

More Tarzan: Rare Hal Foster Tarzan Original Strip Art Discovered

Rare Hal Foster Tarzan Original Strip Art Discovered

More Tarzan: Rare Hal Foster Tarzan Original Strip Art Discovered Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Our previous column was focused on the centenary of the first appearance of Edgar Rice Burroughs best-known creation–Tarzan. Almost as if on cue, an incredible piece of original Tarzan art has surfaced with distinct appeal to at least three […]