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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, more than 50 different issues, come from a variety of publishers (including Marvel, DC, Dark […]

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 by selling more single day tickets, particularly for Thursday, quoted ReedPop’s Lance Fensterman, and added […]

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) founder and CEO Steve Geppi conducted a personal of the museum for members, lenders and other special guests to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary. The tour through the pop culture history on display, including GEM’s current special exhibits, took place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. […]

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, which was held the next day. In addition to The Artistry of Amanda Conner (detailed […]

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 With the soaring popularity of original comic art among collectors and the acceptance of comic […]

Lots of Activity at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Lot of Activity at Geppi's Entertainment Museum

Lots of Activity at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum by J.C. Vaughn GEM’s Milestones Exhibit Wraps February 28 Originally slated to end April 30, 2014 and extended twice, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum’s (GEM) exhibit Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond will close on February 28, 2015, at the end of Black History month. Milestones, which […]

Rare Superman Cover Art, High Grade Comics Sell Big

Rare Superman Cover Art, High Grade Comics Sell Big

Rare Superman Cover Art, High Grade Comics Sell Big The comic character component of the pop culture marketplace documented by Geppi’s Entertainment Museum continues to report record prices. By J.C. Vaughn Earliest Known Superman Cover Art Sells Artist Fred Guardineer’s original cover for 1939’s Action Comics #15 – the earliest Superman cover art known to […]

A Sneak Preview of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards

Sneak Preview of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2006 Baltimore, Maryland The completion of Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, set to open on September 8, represents the culmination of a lifelong dream for Baltimore businessman Stephen A. Geppi, president and CEO of Diamond Comic Distributors. […]