Tag Archives: Marvel

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 […]

Krigstein's "Master Race" Original Art Leads at Heritage, and Remembering Stan Lee

Krigstein's "Master Race" Original Art Leads at Heritage, and Remembering Stan Lee

Comic Character Collectibles by J.C. Vaughn Heritage Auctions’ November 15-17, 2018 Comics & Comic Art Auction made headlines when it closed at $10,776,936 in total sales and the company reported a 99.36% sell-through rate. The Belgium-based Boon Foundation for Narrative Graphic Arts garnered the biggest headlines of the event with their $600,000 bid for Bernie […]

Collectibles of the Future

Collectibles of the Future

by Gary R. Sullivan As influential as our formative years are on our psychological, emotional, and physical development, so too are they influential on what we choose to surround ourselves with later in life. Collectibles dealers refer to it as the “Twenty Year Rule,” in which people are nostalgically drawn towards something which excited within […]

Captain America Comics #70: Going Home Again

Captain America Comics #70: Going Home Again

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn Collector Jason Versaggi knows both the cold, analytical, logical purchases for his collection on one end of the spectrum, and the nostalgia-laced specter of, as he puts it, “going home.” “My Mom bought me my first two comic books on a train ride to Florida. My Dad took me […]

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, […]

Manga: A Brief History

Manga: A Brief History

A Brief History and its Place in a Collector’s Market By Carrie Wood A significant chunk of the worldwide comics market has long been held by manga. Though it’s entirely likely that your typical western comic book fan would consider manga to be something of a “niche” market, it’s hardly so. Manga is a multibillion-dollar […]

Great Collections: June 2018

Great Collections: June 2018

Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Art An Interview with Two Key Collectors by J.C. Vaughn In many ways, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi are as different as could be. Katradis, a successful mortgage broker, husband, and father of three, switches between English and Greek instantaneously (even if the listener doesn’t speak Greek) […]

Comic Book Grading

Comic Book Grading

The Overstreet Definitions By Robert M. Overstreet & the Gemstone Publishing Staff (c)2018 Gemstone Publishing. Used by Permission. As with most collectibles, with comic books condition is king. The Overstreet Grading Standards have been developed over decades with input from comic book dealers, collectors, historians and preservation experts. When grading a comic book, common sense […]

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Publisher's Corner: June 2018

Comic Collectibles by Maxine Carter-Lome Like the baseball cards I purchased with my allowance, and flipped and traded with friends at school, comics were very much a part of my childhood. At the candy store down the block from my elementary school I could buy both: the latest installments of the comics I loved and […]