Monthly Archives: August 2014

To Slab or Not to Slab…

 There are great reasons to slab a comic (slabbing is slang for getting a comic professionally graded and encased in an un-openable hard plastic shell from CGC, PGX, or CBCS).  We’ll do a subsequent blog talking about the merits of … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Con Report – Wizard World Chicago 2014

Chicago has two major comic book conventions; C2E2 in April taking place at the McCormick place in downtown Chicago, and Wizard World in August, which takes place in the city of Rosemont about 30 minutes outside of the city. What … Continue reading

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Marvel’s 75th Anniversary Omnibus

CREDIT: Marvel Comics Marvel is producing a HUGE 1000 page omnibus featuring 75 of the top Marvel stories as voted by fans.  Keep that last part in mind: “as voted by fans”. By doing the selection based on an online … Continue reading

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Collecting Variants in the Phantom Zone

I’ve talked about variant covers before (differentiating them from chase covers, look here for a reminder of the difference).  I like comics art and as a result, when they are reasonably priced, I will often pick up a variant cover … Continue reading

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Flying Below the Radar: August 2014

This is a Blog I do once a month as I read through the advance solicits for comics shipping in two months.  Every month your local comic shop (LCS) places orders with Diamond Comics for what comics will be on … Continue reading

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