Archive for July, 2012

McFarlane’s art breaks a record.

July 29, 2012

The cover artwork of Amazing Spider-Man No. 328, drawn by Todd McFarlane, was sold for $657,250 at an auction.


This featured a gray Hulk and was Todd’s last for Spiderman in 1990.


X-Factor 240 explores the Butterfly effect

July 22, 2012

The issue shows the two or three paths that could result from an event. If Layla doesn’t save a doctor then….


Lord Baltimore #2

July 22, 2012

I am loving the new series.

A subtle snark on a religious issue that has many levels of depth.

The Senate Investigation on Comic Books in 1954

July 21, 2012

I just like this trade off by Bill Gaines.


Senator KEFAUVER. Here is your May 22 issue. This seems to be a man with a bloody ax holding a woman’s head up which has been severed from her body. Do you think that is in good taste?


Crime Suspenstories #22

Mr. GAINES. Yes, sir; I do, for the cover of a horror comic. A cover in bad taste, for example, might be defined as holding the head a little higher so that the neck could be seen dripping blood from it and moving the body over a little further so that the neck of the body could be seen to be bloody.

Senator KEFAUVER. You have blood coming out of her mouth.

Mr. GAINES. A little.

Senator KEFAUVER. Here is blood on the ax. I think most adults are shocked by that.

Variant Chasing and that one exception Ultimate Spiderman White #1

July 15, 2012

Yes, that Jim Lee Variant 1:200 sells fast at $75. Many want $90.

Yet, many variants dropped 90% of the value later.

Show me one variant that held its value?

There is one.

Ultimate Spiderman #1 white.

I watched it go from NM $150 to over $500.

12 years.

Not bad. But the rare exception.


Silk Spectre is messed up

July 2, 2012

Issue #1 dropped

The Comic store rec it.


Here is a fan acting like her.

The writing is hot.

Amanda Conner sticks to the nine-panel grid format of “Watchmen.

It works.

There is the attack scene on her at home.






Comics dont need hero names.

July 2, 2012

Layla vs butterfly.

Give me a break.

Maybe it is the John Carter movie bomb effect.

Look, the Avengers are the best grossing this year.

At least Laurell Hamilton’s Anita Blake comic strip has no caved in to the annoying trend.