Tag Archives: Geppi’s Entertainment Museum

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Library of Congress Launches First Exhibit of Geppi Collection

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn Selections from The Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts went on display in the Great Hall of the Thomas Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, just five months after his gift to the nation’s library was revealed. The previous Tuesday, October […]

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 […]

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 […]

Captain Action Meets Ultraman

Captain Action Meets Ultraman

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn When writer-collector James Long documented a previously forgotten bit of Captain Action history, it didn’t seem very likely that he was actually uncovering a bit of the action figure’s future. First, it’s difficult to overstate the long-term popularity in Japan of the character Ultraman, which has been revived and […]

At Long Last, Recognition: Atlas-Seaboard Art Soars

At Long Last, Recognition: Atlas-Seaboard Art Soars

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Although it never truly lived up to its potential or even the company’s own hype, Martin Goodman’s ill-fated Atlas line of comic books from Seaboard Periodicals in the mid-1970s has fascinated collectors and historians in the field for decades. Back in 2011, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum hosted “Atlas At Last!” […]

Largest 75-year Exhibition Honoring "The Spirit" Opens at GEM

BALTIMORE, MD…On September 26th, the largest and most important 75-year retrospective exhibition of original comic art from Will Eisner’s The Spirit will go on display at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum at Camden Yards, Baltimore. More than 50 pieces of Eisner’s rare original art have been curated for the event, which runs through March 7, 2016. Some […]

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 […]

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, the company’s first ever character-centric auction, when it sold for $19,600. Company President and CEO […]

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 grandfather told him and shares it with his fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse: “When […]