Archive for December, 2011

What I read or the 17 best titles in 2011

December 30, 2011


2011 was the year that I doubled my reading due to the new DC.

As Always great writers write well whether it be Scott Snyder or Gail Simone.

So instead of a best of list, i would post the title I get every month.



Swamp thing,


Justice League

The Guild

Anita Blake

Resurrection Man

Bat Girl

All Star Western

Kick Ass 2





Suicide Squad

Rachel Rising

I had thought I would pare down the DC titles but it hasn’t occurred due the many excellent stories.

Cheers to 2012.

I can’t imagine what Will drop or be added.




Grendel’s First Appearance

December 18, 2011

No movie.

Yet one of the demanded comics from the 1980’s.

VF is $50-80.

NM is $200-250.

Not bad for a rarer comic.

Action Comics #1 sells for $2.1 million

December 11, 2011

Action Comics #1 graded at 9.0—the best an issue of Action #1 has ever been graded by the CGC

This past April an exceptionally pristine copy of Action Comics #1—the first comic to feature Superman—was recovered by Los Angeles police from a San Fernando Valley storage locker.

The comic had been missing since 2000, when it was stolen from the house of Nicolas Cage.

More than 70 years after it was published around 100 copies of Action Comics No. 1 still remain, but only half a dozen are considered in near pristine condition.

The previous record set in March 2010 was followed by the sale of another copy for $1.5 million.

But neither of those issues was in as good a condition as the issue that sold Wednesday, though it’s pedigree of setting records was already documented.

Twice before it set the record for the most expensive book ever, selling for $86,000 in 1992 and $150,000 in 1997.



Action #1 sets a record

December 4, 2011

A near-pristine copy of Action Comics #1 — better known as the first appearance of Superman — sold at an online auction Wednesday night for a staggering $2.16 million.

The seller? None other than cash-strapped actor Nicolas Cage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cage turned a super-sized profit, the Reporter noted. He bought the 1938 Man of Steel original 14 years ago for roughly $150,000.