Monthly Archives: March 2014

Age of Ultron – 1:25 chase variants look great but not holding value after a year

Continuing on the theme of chase covers, in particular 1:25 chase covers, I think a lot of them look pretty damn cool as artwork unto themselves.  Age of Ultron was a Marvel event that happened just a year ago (issue … Continue reading

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Bob’s Mailbag: Anyone want a 300 lb bronze Uncle Scrooge statue?

While I’m not a household name, I don’t exactly have a low profile either.  I operate a web-site and have been featured in a number of articles about my collection.  As a result, I get contacted every now and again … Continue reading

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DC is Listening: A modification to DC’s 1:25 chase policy for theme covers

A couple of weeks ago I put up a Blog about how Chase covers could be ultimately very damaging to comics.   I spent some time calling out DC in particular for their policy of very cool cover themes every month … Continue reading

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Variant vs Chase covers: How chase covers can ultimately harm Publishers…

Variant covers and chase covers have become a staple of the comics industry in recent years, helping inflate sagging sales and fueling a “gotta have them all” collector instinct wired into some fans.  A week does not go by without … Continue reading

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Storing Your Comics: Bags & Boards & Boxes….Oh, My!!

Some collectors have a lot of angst about storing their comics.  What are the right bags and boards to buy?   What about boxes?  You’ve heard about Mylar, do you really need to use it to keep your comics collection from … Continue reading

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Trimming down your “Pull List”

I’m pretty sure I read a LOT more than most people and specific items that STAY on my pull list would probably be eliminated by other people.  That said, there are some general rules that I use when I want … Continue reading

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Flying Below the Radar: March 2014

This is a new Blog I’ll do once a month as I read through the advance solicits for comics shipping in two months.  In case people don’t know, every month your local comic shop (LCS) places orders with Diamond Comics … Continue reading

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