Tag Archives: Spiderman

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Geppi's Entertainment Museum Goes on Tour

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C. Vaughn As Washington, D.C.’s Awesome Con has continued to develop into a major pop culture convention, the staff and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) thought it would make a great test case for a traveling exhibit from the museum’s collection. So over the June 3-5, 2016 weekend at the Walter E. […]

An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman – Coming to Auction

DALLAS –  An unrestored copy of Action Comics #1 – featuring the first appearance of Superman and considered a cornerstone of pop culture – could sell for as much as $750,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Aug. 4-6 in Dallas. “It’s pretty tough to beat this in the comic world,” said Lon […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, $454,100, Heritage Auctions

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the 1962 first appearance of Spider-Man, graded near-mint at 9.4 CGC, sold for $454,100 at a Vintage Comics Auction held Feb. 18 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Tex. Also, a 1963 copy of Spider-Man #1 soared to $110,537; […]

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 […]

Pop Culture Meets Reality on Overstreet Cover

Pop Culture Meets Reality on Overstreet Cover

Comic Character Collectibles By J.C.Vaughn The cinematic successes of the X-Men franchise for Twentieth Century Fox, then the Spider-Man franchise from director Sam Raimi for Sony, and the Batman franchise from director Christopher Nolan for Warner Bros. each had a good bit to do with setting the level of expectations for the blockbuster superheroes summer […]

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics

Making The Grade: The Importance of Third Party Grading in Comics By J.C. Vaughn “Accurate grading of comic books has never been more important because the stakes have never been higher. While most of us don’t dwell in the rarified atmosphere of selling or buying CGC-certified 9.0 copies of Action Comics #1 for $3.2 million, […]

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again

Captain America Wins Again, and Again By J.C. Vaughn Captain America: The Winter Solider has scored another hit for Marvel Studios with a first weekend domestic take of $95,023,721 and international grosses of more than $207 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It’s always been a great time to collect the super soldier, the creation of Joe […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Superman cover art, $286,800, Heritage Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall Legendary artist Fred Guardineer’s original art for the cover of Action Comics #15 – the oldest Superman cover ever offered – sold for $286,800 at a Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction held Feb. 20-22 by […]

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 […]

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,” […]