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About this journal

My documentation of my collecting journey for my Death and Return of Superman set, from online auctions and purchases of CGC 9.8 example to submissions of raw books.

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Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1 Second Printing

The Legacy of Superman #1 I’ve been spending some time over the last few month searching eBay for raw copies of the harder to find later printings I still need for my Death and Return of Superman collection. One such book was Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1 second printing, a true ghost, I have yet to see one in a comic shop or for sale online. After searching, I decided to reach out to a friend, who just so happened to have a 9.8 copy certified by CGC. To my surprise my friend agreed t

Action Comics #683 and I

Action Comics #683 (November, 1992) is a book I'm quite fond of, not only for the cover art, but also for the era that the book was published in, collectively referred to in the hobby as the Post-Crisis era. I also call this time frame Post-Crisis, Pre-Doomsday (1986-1992, or Pre-Death and Return of Superman), which is my favorite era of Superman reading material, focusing on great stories and character development for all the main and supporting characters involved. I did not start reading

ReHolder Delirium and Submission Ambitions

I decided it was time to get back on the saddle. I reactivated my CGC membership because I had some slabs that really needed new holders. I had been putting this off due to a very unfortunate experience I had two years ago with a ReHolder submission. I submitted several books in the spring of 2019 from my Action Comics set, these were expensive pieces from the ‘70s, a few of them were pedigreed, one such book was also in a fragile first generation holder, all in 9.8 grade. I packed them well, se

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN!

REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN! “Reign of the Supermen!” was the third act in the Death and Return of Superman saga, that began in the final pages of Adventures of Superman #500 (June, 1993), with four separate ‘first sightings’ of four different individuals wearing the famous “S” shield.  Each creative team on the four separate Superman titles had their own ideas on how Superman could return from death. The editorial decision was to just use all four ideas, with four very different Super
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