CGC Journals

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Academia raises us to believe that real books do not have pictures.  I have spent 4 decades in an almost Augustinian austerity, avoiding and abstaining from any look towards graphic novels and comics.   I have never been able to read a comic without feeling ashamed that I am not being productive, that I am doing something less than reading.  I still feel that way.  However, nothing is fixed.  Time transforms everyone and everything.  That which seemed worthless now has great value.  Maybe my old

Harlean

Harlean

The Crimebusters Launch Party

For those who might have missed it, The Crimebusters #1-3 is now live on Kickstarter! And thanks to all your support, we've hit the initial goal, so thank you. I really, truly appreciate it so much.  Still two weeks to go in the campaign, though, and I'm hoping to bring in some new readers, and bring back some old readers, so I'll be announcing the first stretch goals tomorrow. In the meantime, I did a live launch party on YouTube. If you missed it live, you can watch the reply now!

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

The Crimebusters #3 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Well, this has been a long, tough row to hoe, but The Crimebusters #3 is now live on Kickstarter. I wanted to thank everyone here for all your support, I really appreciate all the kind words, and even just a simple like on one of these posts is a great bit of positive reinforcement. So, thanks, everyone! Group hug!!  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

My Collection Count! ASM Bin #1

So I am starting this journal to officially count my collection and to also go through and share what I have. Currently, I have 24 black bins as show that are stored on two shelves. They are not full but some are getting close. I am going to go through each bin and highlight a couple favs, how it’s organized and most importantly how many books are in it! In addition to these bins, I have one king box and one short box with stuff plus some others odds and ends which I will someone count/include i

comicginger1789

comicginger1789 in Comic Collecting

Podcast! YouTube! Kickstarter! ...I am honestly too busy right now

I've got a pantload of stuff going on right now, probably too much. But here are some updates. On the Kickstarter front, I've announced the official launch date for The Crimebusters #3 — it's next Monday, November 16! You can check out the pre-launch page now, though, and click the "notify me" button to make sure you don't miss it. This one will be running for 17 days.  I've also posted the latest episode of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast. Episode 29 is the final of three parts discu

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

jerry lewis 93

My latest acquisition from the recent Comic Link auction. This book being from 1966, it's the oldest 9.8 in my collection. Always nice to have books in 9.8 from this era, which I have very few of. It's also nice when they end up at a lower price than expected at the end of the auction. My winning bid here was under $300. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

Thorpe & Porter Price Stamp Numbering

Thorpe & Porter UK Distribution Price Stamp Numbering Hello Reader  Those of you who have been foolish enough to follow my pence threads over the years will know that I have often speculated as to why the UK distribution price stamps used by Thorpe & Porter in the early 1960's were numbered 1-9 like so:   I've lost track of how many experts and collectors I have asked about it down the years and everyone was stumped. I undertook an exercise myself a year or so ago, cap

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I in Thorpe & Porter

The difference between Fish Police #1, and Fish Police #1

comic-insider/enthusiasts,  ...The difference   between   Fish Police #1,   and   Fish Police #1 is..  that    the first state,   of the First Printing ..    (.., apparently, for .. a couple of thousand copies, according to STEVE MONCUSE, himself.  I asked and HE told ME, THEN, in the 80s.  He worked at Comics & Comix, on Telegraph Ave., in Berkeley, at the time, and I was there 4.5 times a week.)    HA

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

SA 216

Just won this on eBay. The last Deadman story in this title. This has always been my favorite Neal Adams run. Awesome covers and stories to boot. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

Sadly only sent 10 books for signature signings for that big October shingding.

After looking at the state of the Canadian dollar exchange rate at the time of prepping for signatures, I had to take Mrs. Louise Simonson off my wish list.   Getting her signature on the first 3 issues of Superman: Man of Steel would have been awesome.    Not long after sending the package of books, I find out now that Mr. Chuck Dixon, who I enjoyed his Bird of Prey run and Mr. Rags Morales, who I enjoyed his art during his run on Hourman will be signing sometime in December.......I've mapped o

Etreiw

Etreiw

The Crimebusters #3 Kickstarter pre-launch page is live!

The Crimebusters #3 will be launching on Kickstarter next month, but the pre-launch page is live now. So if you want to make sure you don't miss out, check it out and click the "notify me" button to make sure you don't miss it.  Thanks again for all the support! I really appreciate it.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thecrimebusters/the-crimebusters-1-3/   Also, if you haven't read the first issue yet, I am giving away digital copies to anyone who signs up for my mailin

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

One more please!

It's amazing what happens when you expand your vision — you see so much more! My main goal with my only CGC Registry set "DC Bicentennial Comics" was to collect all 33 comics graded at no less than 9.0. It took over a decade but I finally succeeded 3 years ago (yay!).  My next, and ultimate, goal is to have each 1976 issue at 9.8 with White Pages. Of the 33 comics in the list, I've managed to get 14 in that state with 3 others also in 9.8 but with Off-White to White Pages. Of the remai

willybaum

willybaum

new YouTube update: I'm giving away some comics!

Here's the latest YouTube videos from yours truly. I'm getting close to 200 subs, so I'm doing a giveaway!    I also picked up some new stuff, including this awesome romance comic I never heard of before:     And speaking of romance comics, here's a look at one of my favorite ongoing soap opera storylines ever:  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Adventure Comics 373

Won this book on eBay today. My first signature series purchase in four years. Continuing with my acquisition of Neal Adams covers. Features the first appearance of the Tornado Twins, Don and Dawn Allen, far future descendants of Barry Allen. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

WW 189

One more auction win from Comic Link. And, like my win from yesterday, another cover scene depicting war, this one from the Vietnam era. A particularly difficult issue to find from the Diana Prince run. Interesting to see her blasting away with an automatic weapon, instead of wielding the proverbial sword.

john ivic

john ivic

Our Army At War 240

Won this in the current Comic Link auction. With this book, I now have all four issues with Neal Adams interior art on this title. Surprised to find my winning bid was well under $100. It's back to buying comics again after taking a break during the summer. And this is a good one to start with.

john ivic

john ivic

CGC Unboxing with some special guests. :)

It was quite the learning experience this year when I decided to start slabbing some of my older books and then taking a stab a prepping comic books for signings. As of now, I have about 26 books slabbed and that was all I was gonna do this year.   Then came that big signing thing sometime in October/November as well as that Geoff John's and company signing in January.  The end result, my budget on slabbing is gonna be hitting the ceiling.  It's time like this where it would be awesome to win lo

Etreiw

Etreiw

J. x: The Difference .. between 2..

{... finally captured these ifcs, with this iP.}    So, I figured I would tip-off The CGCCS.  These two 2. (i.e., Two) comic books, by S. Clay Wilson, publ. by Keith Green, in 1975-6, have identifiers, namely price, that determine .. “State”.   I mean first state, compared to first printing.  Two States are:   1) printed .75 cent cvr. price, ifc.    2) printed, corrected/written-over, hand-written, “$1” price, ifc.   ... more on these later.  Good Luck,

_cantwh8C?

_cantwh8C?

A new podcast and a couple new videos!

Episode #28 of the Classic Comics Forum Podcast is now live, with the second part of my three-part discussion about the Fall of Yellowjacket storyline. This time around we finish talking about the infamous court martial story in Avengers #213 before moving on to discuss #214-220: https://classiccomics.podbean.com/e/classic-comics-forum-podcast-28-avengers-211-230-the-fall-of-yellowjacket-part-2/   Meanwhile, on the YouTube front, I've got a couple new videos to share with you. 

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

Two More Updates!

My DC Bicentennial set seemed destined to be stuck at 3,027 points. I have only seen two CGC 9.8 copies that I needed for my set that were on sale at eBay but they were very expensive $$$$. However, one of them recently dropped in price almost by half and I had to jump on it. Snatched up The Joker 8 CGC 9.8 (White Pages!) and was pleased as punch  Then, while looking through the registry for how many 9.8 copies of each issue that I needed to upgrade were available, I found out that 5 of

willybaum

willybaum

Prepping books for signatures.

Well, the first part is pretty much done,  it's just question what the currency is like near the middle of November when I do send my books down to Florida.  I wonder how much the currency would change between November and January/February.    

Etreiw

Etreiw

Here's my CGC "unboxing" video

I made a video where I show the results of all 5 variants of my comic, The Crimebusters #1, that I sent into CGC. Results were mixed! But it was a good learning experience, particularly just trying to figure out how the submission process works when you are sending in your own signed books. The answer is: it's confusing!  

Crimebuster

Crimebuster