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About this journal

This journal catalogs all of Professor Pecora's CGC Journal Entries from 2012-Present.

It celebrates and documents his personal CGC Comic Collecting Journey with thorough reflections and commentary of each acquisition. The Professor incorporates data from the CGC Census Report, GPAnalysis and the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide to provide an insightful analysis of the rarity factor and value of each book, along with discussing cultural trends within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that affect the comic book market.

NOTE: The first 21 journal entries were posted within the OLD CGC Journal format. Therefore, some of the journal entries (the lengthier ones in particular) do not display the full content as a result of the system converting the old journals into the new format. In this case, to read the complete journal, just scroll down to the bottom of the article and click where it reads, "To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here."

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Entries in this journal

Daredevil #181 Newsstand Edition CGC 9.8 WP: "Death" of Elektra + the 10th cover appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #181 features the “death” of Elektra + the 10th cover appearance of Bullseye! Overstreet 2023 NM- 9.2 value = $65. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, August 22, 2023, out of a total of 5,984 Universal copies graded, only 1,459 copies were graded in 9.8 with ONLY 6 copies graded higher in 9.9! With these statistics in mind, this represents a RARITY FACTOR of 24.38% of the total population. However, this is the much RARER Newsstand Edition Variant, whic

Daredevil #172 CGC 9.8 WP: 9th cover appearance of Bullseye + the 3rd appearance of the Kingpin in the Daredevil title!

Daredevil #172 features the 9th cover appearance of Bullseye + the 3rd appearance of the Kingpin within the Daredevil title! Overstreet 2023 NM- 9.2 value = $38. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, August 15, 2023, out of a total of 357 Universal copies graded, only 82 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents a RARITY FACTOR of 22.97% of the total population. ___________________________________________

Daredevil #81 CGC 9.8 WP: Stories featuring the Black Widow begin!

Daredevil #81 features the 1st meeting of Daredevil and the Black Widow + stories featuring the Black Widow begin! Overstreet 2023 NM- 9.2 value = $160. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, August 1, 2023, out of a total of 298 Universal copies graded, only 21 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents an impressive RARITY FACTOR of only 7.05% of the total population! _____________________________________

Daredevil #169 Newsstand Edition CGC 9.6 WP: 8th cover appearance of Bullseye + the 2nd appearance of Elektra!

Daredevil #169 features the 2nd appearance of Elektra + the 8th cover appearance of Bullseye! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $70. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, July 4, 2023, out of a total of 610 Universal copies graded, 149 copies were graded in 9.6 with only 53 copies graded higher in 9.8! With these statistics in mind, this represents a RARITY FACTOR of 24.43% of the total population. HOWEVER, this is the much RARER Newsstand Edition Variant, which mea

Daredevil #161 Newsstand Edition CGC 9.8 WP: 7th cover appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #161 features the 7th cover appearance of Bullseye and his 8th appearance overall! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $60. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, June 20, 2023, out of a total of 629 Universal copies graded, only 117 copies were graded in 9.8 with ONLY 1 copy graded higher in 9.9! With these statistics in mind, this represents a RARITY FACTOR of 18.60% of the total population. HOWEVER, this is the much RARER Newsstand Edition Variant, which m

Daredevil #160 CGC 9.8 WP: 6th cover appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #160 features the 6th cover appearance of Bullseye and his 7th appearance overall! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $60. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, June 20, 2023, out of a total of 622 Universal copies graded, only 107 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents a RARITY FACTOR of only 17.20% of the total population. ___________________________________________________________ Publis

Daredevil #159 Newsstand Edition CGC 9.8 WP: 5th cover appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #159 features Frank Miller’s 2nd Daredevil cover + the 5th cover appearance of Bullseye (not in costume) and his 6th appearance overall! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $75. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, June 13, 2023, out of a total of 673 Universal copies graded, only 95 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents a RARITY FACTOR of only 14.12% of the total population. HOWEVER, this is t

Daredevil #146 CGC 9.8 WP: 4th cover appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #146 features the 4th cover appearance of Bullseye and his 5th appearance overall! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $60. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, June 13, 2023, out of a total of 200 Universal copies graded, ONLY 18 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents an impressive RARITY FACTOR of only 9.00% of the total population! ___________________________________________________________

Daredevil #141 CGC 9.8 WP: 3rd appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #141 features the 3rd appearance of Bullseye! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $60. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, June 6, 2023, out of a total of 194 Universal copies graded, ONLY 14 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents an impressive RARITY FACTOR of only 7.22% of the total population! ___________________________________________________________ Published in January of 1977, the

Daredevil #132 CGC 9.8 WP: 2nd appearance of Bullseye!

Daredevil #132 features the 2nd appearance of Bullseye! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $100. According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, June 6, 2023, out of a total of 365 Universal copies graded, ONLY 10 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents an impressive RARITY FACTOR of ONLY 2.74% of the total population! ___________________________________________________________ After making his murderous introd

Daredevil #131 "Mark Jewelers" Insert CGC 9.8 WP + CVA Exceptional: Origin & 1st appearance of the new Bullseye!

Daredevil #131 features the origin and 1st appearance of the new Bullseye + the 1st appearance of Jacob Conover! Overstreet 2022 NM- 9.2 value = $600.  According to the CGC Census Report as of Tuesday, May 30, 2023, out of a total of 3,843 Universal copies graded, only 104 copies were graded in 9.8 with 0 copies graded higher! With these statistics in mind, this represents an impressive RARITY FACTOR of ONLY 2.71% of the total population! HOWEVER, this particular copy is the

Amazing Spider-Man #161 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st Nightcrawler Crossover!

Amazing Spider-Man #161 features the 1st Nightcrawler crossover! What you’re looking at here is a highly undervalued historical KEY issue! With that said, let’s delve right into it! In the Summer of 1975, the new X-Men made their 1st appearance in Giant-Size X-Men #1, which consisted of Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, & Thunderbird! After a powerful debut, they made their 2nd appearance in X-Men #94 in August of 1975, which relaunched the title after 4+ years of bi-monthly reprint i

Amazing Spider-Man #149 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st appearance of the Spider-Man clone + the origin & "death" of the Jackal!

Amazing Spider-Man #149 features the 1st appearance of the Spider-Man clone + the origin & “death” of the Jackal! The original Spider-Man Clone Saga is one of the most CLASSIC storylines within the Amazing Spider-Man title! It collects Amazing Spider-Man #139-#150; Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #25-#31, #149, #162-#163 & Annual #8! Therefore, it’s only a matter of time until the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produces a film to showcase this exciting content

Amazing Spider-Man #134 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st appearance of the Tarantula & the 2nd appearance of the Punisher in cameo on last page!

Amazing Spider-Man #134 features the 1st appearance of the Tarantula & the 2nd appearance of the Punisher in cameo on last page! In July of 1974, writer Gerry Conway and artist Ross Andru introduced us to a new animal-themed supervillain known as the Tarantula! Inspired by the political events that were taking place in South America (especially in Chile) during the early 1970’s, Mr. Antonio "Anton" Miguel Rodriguez served as a revolutionary against dictatorship in the fictional Republic

Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st appearance of the Punisher (Frank Castle) and the Jackal!

Amazing Spider-Man #129 features the 1st appearance of the Punisher (Frank Castle) and the Jackal! The Punisher was created by writer Gerry Conway and artists John Romita, Sr. and Ross Andru, with publisher Stan Lee providing the name. The classic cover art displaying the “Different and Deadly” Punisher was drawn by legendary artists Gil Kane and John Romita Sr. The most lethal hired assassin is featured in his iconic skull-imprinted black suit with an arsenal of weaponry, including an

Amazing Spider-Man #125 CGC 9.8 WP: Origin & 2nd appearance of the Man-Wolf!

Amazing Spider-Man #125 features the origin and 2nd appearance of the Man-Wolf! I feel like you can’t just own Amazing Spider-Man #124—1st appearance of the Man-Wolf, without owning the follow-up issue, as it features his origin story! To complement the previous issue, John Romita Sr. created another dynamic classic cover that embodies so much superb movement within a single image, that it plays out like a scene in a movie! After Spider-Man connected the dots and realized that Joh

Amazing Spider-Man #124 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st appearance of the Man-Wolf!

Amazing Spider-Man #124 features the 1st appearance of the Man-Wolf! As the front cover depicts, the Man-Wolf is actually John Jonah Jameson III, the son of J. Jonah Jameson, the editor-in-chief of the Daily Bugle. He originally made his 1st appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #1, published in March of 1963, and was created by legendary writer Stan “The Man” Lee and his artistic counterpart Steve Ditko. However, it was writer Gerry Conway who decided to turn John Jameson into the ferociou

Amazing Spider-Man #50 CGC 9.4 WP: 1st appearance of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)!

Amazing Spider-Man #50 features the 1st appearance of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)!  The Kingpin was created by writer Stan “The Man” Lee along with cover and interior artist John Romita Sr. The famous cover has been paid homage to many times over the years, making it a certified classic, which depicts Peter Parker in an unusual and highly vulnerable state of being. With his head casting down into his shadow and his body hunched forward as he walks alone in despair, we see a discouraged Peter

Amazing Spider-Man #41 CGC 9.6 WP: 1st appearance of the Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)!

Amazing Spider-Man #41 features the 1st appearance of the Rhino (Aleksei Sytsevich)! When you think of the Amazing Spider-Man title and the various reasons that make it one of the most collected titles in all of comics, you can’t help but to think of the rogues’ gallery of Spider-Man, which is considered by many comic book connoisseurs to be the greatest of all time! With that being said, most of Spider-Man’s A-list super-villains 1st appeared within the classic Stan Lee/Steve Ditko ru

Amazing Spider-Man #16 CGC 9.6 WP: 1st Daredevil Crossover!

Amazing Spider-Man #16 features the 1st Daredevil crossover + the 2nd appearance of the Ringmaster and the Circus of Crime! It’s September of 1964, and the legendary duo of Stan “The Man” Lee and Steve Ditko made history once again, by featuring Daredevil’s 1st crossover appearance into another title! This historical landmark issue can easily get overlooked due to the plethora of major 1st appearances featured in the previous fifteen issues, but make no mistake that ASM #16 is definitely a

AND NOW...The "Professor Pecora Copy" of Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 W! (1st full appearance of Wolverine)!

I finally completed my write-up for my newly acquired world class copy of Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 W for my CGC Registry Set entitled, "Enter Wolverine!" Just wanted to share with the larger CGC Comic Collecting Community! Enjoy!! -Professor Pecora [AND NOW...THE WOLVERINE!] Incredible Hulk #181 showcases the 1st full appearance of Wolverine and his 2nd overall appearance in the history of comics!   Moreover, there are only a handful of comic books that have literally sto

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Daredevil #158 CGC 9.8 WP (Happy 60th Birthday Frank Miller!)

In celebration of Frank Miller's milestone 60th Birthday today (1/27/2017), and in honor of one of our living legendary comics creators, please enjoy the write-up on my copy of Daredevil #158 CGC 9.8 WP, which is featured in my Daredevil #1-#310 CGC Registry set entitled, "See No Evil, Fear No Evil!"   -Professor PecoraDaredevil #158 showcases the 1st Frank Miller Daredevil + the origin and "death" of Death-Stalker!Published in May of 1979, this landmark issue is widely coveted by both Bronze

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Wolverine #1 CGC 9.9 WP: 1st Wolverine as Patch!

"Then Came Number Thirteen!" Wolverine #1 showcases the 1st Wolverine as Patch! After a successful four part miniseries published from September-December of 1982, it took a little over 6 years before Wolverine was honored with his ongoing solo title apart from the X-Men! Published in November of 1988, right around the time of Halloween, not only does the dark imagery perfectly display the raw savagery of Wolverine, but it was very fitting that the Wolverine logo was inked in orange for sup

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Daredevil #168 CGC 9.8 WP: Origin & 1st Appearance of Elektra!

With only 6 days away from the release of Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix (March 18, 2016), another major character will make their debut in the series along with the Punisher, in which Daredevil's former lover will evolve into his "most deadly enemy!"   Yes folks, we are talking about "Elektra!" Please enjoy the scan and commentary taken directly from my Daredevil #1-#310 Set entitled, "See No Evil, Fear No Evil!"   -Professor PecoraDaredevil #168 showcases the origin and 1st appearance of El

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Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 9.8 WP: 1st Appearance of the Punisher (Frank Castle)!

In anticipation of the release of Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix on March 18, 2016, I have decided to share my recent acquisitions and commentary specific to the new characters who will be featured in what I consider in my opinion, "the best comic book movie adaptation ever created!"   The scans and write-ups are taken directly from my CGC Registry Sets; this one hails from my newly assembled "Arachnophobia" ASM Complete with Variants Set!   Next week, you can look forward to reading about Da

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