Archive for April, 2010

Kindergoth

April 26, 2010

Len Wein of Daredevil fame and Leo Kohse make this smart alchemy comic a hit. Kindergoth is the story of sarcastic tattooed and body pierced kindergartners saving the world from an alien invasion. All the while still having to deal with bullies, bad cafeteria food and the horrors of public school.  I think of Calvin minus the hobbes.

http://www.bloodfire.com/products/comics/kindergoth/

I ordered #2, 3, 4 on Bloodfire’s site. You won’t find this in most comic stores.

They take cc and paypal.

The Pilgrim

April 25, 2010

I like Grell’s Jon SAble in the 1980’s. He was the anti hero. No powers, just dealing with the darker side. I bought Pilgrim looking for a fresh new comic. I found it confusing with Nazis and past scenes for the hero. Maybe next time.

C2E2

April 18, 2010

The first comic and entertainment show in Chicago at McCormick was a success. I loved the fact that 100+ artists were available to talk and sell their prints and comics. Neil Gaiman was the feature, but we passed in favor of getting through all the booths. The artists really mentioned that Diamond Distribution has a near strangle hold on what comics books go to the stores. They feel that they treat the new indies w contempt and brutal terms. The internet age will slowly open up the market. I hope to feature some of the underground indies in the next few months. There is the talent all being suppressed out there and C2E2 show was the first to give them a chance.

Frank Cho was swamped w requests.

boxes of 80’s & 90’s comic books

April 12, 2010

So what are they worth?

As rule they are worth a quarter a piece in lots of 100 if Marvel or DC if VF-NM. If worse, then maybe dime each.

Superman comic sale is a record: $1.5 million

April 6, 2010

A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 sold Monday for $1.5 million on the auction website ComicConnect.com. The issue, which features Superman’s debut and originally sold for 10 cents, is widely considered the Holy Grail of comic books.

The same issue sold in February for $1 million, though that copy wasn’t in as good condition as the issue that sold Monday. That number was bested just days later when a 1939 comic book featuring Batman’s debut sold for $75,000 more at an auction in Dallas.