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EMOVIE POSTER 5-1-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
 
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK art portfolio '80   STAR WARS linen British quad '78

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HERITAGE 5-4-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
  

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION:

 

JAMES AVATI (1912-2005). Crystal Rapture, paperback cover     BERTONAZZI (Italian, 20th Century). Getting Dressed

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DORIAN CLEAVENGER (American, 20th Century).      JOHN CONRAD BERKEY (American, 1932-2008)

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GIL COHEN (American, 20th Century). The Survivors, Men magazine story illustration

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78367#1124111241986

VINCENT DI FATE (American, b. 1945).      LARRY ELMORE (American, b. 1948). Endless Quest Books series), cover

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BILL WARD (American, 1919-1998)      WARNER HOOPLE (American, 1904-1989). The Big Catch

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78226

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78108

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

Superman #1 (DC, 1939)                                     Frank Frazetta Personal Love #24

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Bill Elder Three Dimensional Tales From the Crypt of Terror  8-Page Story     Superman #10 (DC, 1941)

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Planet Comics #2 (Fiction House, 1940)       Shadow Comics V3#11 (Street & Smith, 1944)

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Alex Horley Comics Buyer's Guide #1609 Cover and Cover Preliminary Sketch Original Art (

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America's Best Comics #31 (Standard Publications, 1949)     Four Color #134 Tarzan  (Dell, 1947)

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http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91115

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HERITAGE APRIL 27 MAY 4 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Columbia, 1973).       The Best of Tex Avery: King of Cartoons (MGM, 1988)

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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (Columbia, 1973)         Grease (Paramount, 1978).

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Saturday Night Fever (Paramount, 1977)                               Double Trouble (MGM, 1967).

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161418&lotIdNo=20032

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161418&lotIdNo=21013

The Girl from Jones Beach (Warner Brothers, 1949).          The Moonlighter (Warner Brothers, 1953).

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http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161418&lotIdNo=15030

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COMIC LINK'S MAY FEATURED AUCTION:

 

SUNDAY SEDUCER PAPERBACK FINAL COVER PAINTING  SUNDAY SEDUCER PAPERBACK COVER (PENCILS ONLY)

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SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #11 PAGE 34 CHAPTER SPLASH   FRANK CHO JUNGLE GIRL CHEESECAKE PIN-UP

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DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN - THE 70S #1 COVER                             DECASTRO FANTASY WARRIOR PAINTING

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GIORDANO ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #636 COVER                                   HARRIS AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #278 COVER

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PEDIGREE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

$42,500.00

Tales to Astonish #27 Grade: VF/NM 9.0 Page Quality: Off-White CGC Rank: 3 CGC Number: 1055495004 Pedigree: none Date: 1/1962 Category: Silver Age Marvels Description: Pregraded at 9.2 ... This copy has NO WRITING or DATESTAMPS on the cover AND EVERY corner is LEGIT thus pushing this particular copy closer to 9.2 status than other 9.0's without these characteristics! the higher end of the 9.0 spectrum. 3rd Highest Graded Copy. Exceeded in grade by merely a single 9.2 and pair of rediculous 9.4's !! That's it. It is the ORIGIN & 1ST APPEARANCE OF ANT-MAN!! Early Avengers hero.

Very tough early Marvel to find, especially in higher grades.
How Scarce is THIS book ? By Far The most dificult of ALL Early 60's Marvel Superhero 1st appearances !!! With an Antman Movie in the making with a Superstar cast you can rest assured this copy will be gone before then, and if not certainly priced higher then.

PRICE IS FIRM This is one of, if not the scarcest, Marvel Super-Hero 1st Appearances in existence. A very underrated book.

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

“SPACE PATROL COSMIC GLOW ROCKET RING.”

$345

This is a beautiful, essentially Mint example of the 1952 Ralston premium consisting of narrow red plastic band joining a rocket-shaped ring top. Two-thirds of the top is in red plastic while the other third is translucent blue. This area holds glow-in-dark powder which produces a faint blue glow after 45 seconds (or more) exposure to bright light. One of about five we've offered over five decades. Rare.

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COMIC CONNECT'S MAY AUCTION: 

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Dracula's Castle Up For Sale

Yes, you read that headline correctly! Bran Castle in Translyvania, Romania, known for its ties to Vlad "The Impaler" Tepes, is now up for sale by the former royal family! Read on for details, and get that credit card ready!

According to NBC News, Romania’s former royal family put “Dracula’s Castle” in Transylvania up for sale this past Monday, hoping to secure a buyer who will respect “the property and its history,” a U.S.-based investment company said.

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Pedigree Sells Allentown Marvel #1 for $111,000

“We just sold a CGC-certified Apparent 9.4 (Slight Professional) restored copy of Marvel Comics #1 from the famed Allentown Collection for $111,000,” said Pedigree Comics President and CEO Doug Schmell.

“Featuring the first appearance of the Human Torch plus the origin of the Sub-Mariner, Marvel Comics #1 is one of the most popular and valuable early Golden Age keys, ranked as #5 according to latest edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide. It is also the first comic book ever published by Timely Comics, the company that would later become Marvel Comics,” he said.

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Bertoia Auctions March Event Hits $1.2 Million

Whether high-end European productions of a century ago or mid-range boomer toys produced for the prosperous postwar American market, toys made an impressive statement at Bertoia Auctions’ first sale of the year, held March 28-29, 2013. The auction attracted a bidding audience divided equally among floor, phone and Internet participants, and grossed nearly $1.2 million. All prices quoted are inclusive of a 18% buyer’s premium.

“There were many new players whose names I did not recognize,” said Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia. “That’s always an encouraging sign, because it means there are collectors starting fresh with many slots to fill in their collections. When someone has been collecting for 20 to 25 years, they’re only looking for certain things they don’t already have. We’re seeing new interest from bidders who’ve only just discovered antique and vintage toys. They have a long and enjoyable journey ahead of them.”

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Wonder Women Screening at GEM

On Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1 PM, Geppi's Entertainment Museum (GEM) will hold a screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a documentary that traces the “evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman.”

Wonder Women! The Untold Story Of American Superheroines is an independent documentary feature that looks at female superheroes, warrior princesses and other icons of women's empowerment in pop culture. Exploring our nation’s long-term love affair with comic book superheroes, the film raises questions about the possibilities and contradictions of heroines within the genre. Reflecting our culture’s deep-seated ambivalence toward powerful women —even in this so-called post-feminist era — women may be portrayed as good, or brave, or even featured as “action babes,” but rarely are they seen as heroes at the center of their own journey.

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New Guests, Activities Added for Kids Comic Con

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, children, parents, teachers, and fans of comic books, manga, graphic novels, animation, anime, sci-fi, movies, pop culture and fantasy literature will have an opportunity to enter into a world of wondrous imagination, fun and learning at the Kids Comic Con 8 (KCC 8) taking place at the Bronx Community College, 181st Street and University Avenue, Bronx, New York, from 10 AM to 6 PM.

The annual event continues KCC’s mission to encourage positivity through imagination and creativity, with special kid-targeted programming including drawing workshops, special presentations, cosplayers, panels and autograph signings by a variety of comics industry and children’s entertainment professionals.

“KCC’s primary goal is to promote reading, creativity, and exploration in kids’ lives,” KCC organizer Alex Simmons said. “We believe it’s so important that young people embrace a continuous flow of positive ideas, skills, and outlets for their thinking as well as self-esteem. This year’s theme is ‘Everyday Heroes!’ So come share the day and the magic.”

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Pirate and Princess Party Returns to GEM

On Sunday, June 1, 2014, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) will hold its fifth annual Pirate & Princess Party from 11 AM to 2 PM.

Once again GEM creates the perfect environment for children to come dressed as their favorite pirate or princess for games, crafts and a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Tasty desserts will be provided and served by Rouge Fine Catering.

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Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for April 25 - May 1, 2014...

125 years ago April 26, 1889 Edo period Japanese political caricaturist Kawanabe Kyosai dies at age 57.

125 years ago April 27, 1889 Cartoonist, animator, producer, and director Walter Lantz is born. He is best known for production of Woody Woodpecker but he also takes over production of Oswald the Rabbit, which was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks.

100 years ago April 26, 1914 Artist Paul Norris is born. He co-creates Aquaman and draws the Brick Bradford newspaper strip.

95 years ago May 1, 1919 Artist Win Mortimer is born. He is especially known for his work on Superman and Spidey Super Stories, and the Joe Shuster Hall of Fame inductee also creates the David Crane newspaper strip.

90 years ago April 28, 1924 Artist Dick Ayers is born. He draws comics featuring such characters as Jimmy Durante, Ghost Rider, Sgt. Fury, and Jonah Hex.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Morlock 2001 #1

Seaboard Periodicals; February 1975
Cover by Al Milgrom and Dick Giordano

Title: “The Coming of Morlock!”
Synopsis: In a future dystopia, a scientist grows a plant man to battle government tyranny — but things don’t end well!

Writer: Michael Fleisher
Penciler: Al Milgrom
Inker: Jack Abel

Review: Morlock 2001 is a strange little comic. It’s like writer Michael Fleisher saddled up to the concept bar one too many times: A little Swamp Thing, a measure of 1984, mix in some Hulk, season with fungus and betrayal. It’s all a little much, and it never really gels into something compelling. The pencils, by Al Milgrom, are certainly solid; as with Rich Buckler’s, Milgrom’s early work showed great potential. Sadly, Morlock 2001 remains a career highlight, at least as a penciler. (Actually, the highlight was probably his Guardians of the Galaxy work on Marvel Presents, which was quite good!)

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COVER STORY: Adventures into the Unknown #13

Published by American Comics Group (ACG), Adventures into the Unknown debuted in the fall of 1948 just as comic publishers were scrambling to find out what readers wanted. The boom based on masked heroes was fading quickly. In fact, at just about the same moment as AITU was debuting, Green Lantern was an issue or two from a dog named Streak replacing him on the cover of his own magazine.

During the Golden Age the company that would become ACG had produced heroes and stories for other publishers. In 1943 they started operating under several independent names of their own.

1948 saw the company pulling everything under one umbrella, the American Comics Group. They were publishing everything except heroes. Romance, westerns, funny animals, it didn’t matter, as long as it sold on the newsstands. Considered to be the first real, ongoing horror based comic title, Adventures into the Unknown was ACG’s entry into the horror field.

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Thompson Pedigree, Detective, More at Heritage

More than 60 lots from the Don and Maggie Thompson pedigree collection are offered in this week’s Sunday Internet Comics and Animation Auction from Heritage Auctions, including a nice run of Green Lantern.

Also on the docket are more than 40 lots of Detective Comics (most from the 1950s) and 47 lots of Classic Comics and Classics Illustrated, among other selections.

The auction closes Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 10 PM CDT. For additional listings in this auction or to see Heritage’s other auctions, visit www.ha.com.

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Results: Archives International Auctions' April 12

An unlisted 1909 1-Yuan Empire Issue Chinese banknote soared past its pre-sale estimate of $100-$200 to garner $15,230 at an auction of rare Chinese and Asian banknotes held April 12, 2014 by Archives International Auctions, at the firm’s second Hong Kong auction, held in conjunction with Dynasty Auctions Company, Ltd., based in Hong Kong.

The banknote – in good condition, with facing dragons – had been discovered at a flea market in a small town in Colorado a few years ago and was believed to be of little value by its owner. But the attractive and enigmatic note sparked aggressive bidding between the floor and the internet, and in the end it was the undisputed highlight of a sale that saw 412 lots come under the hammer.

Of those, 257 changed hands, for a sell-through of 62.4 percent. Overall, the auction grossed $204,774. “This auction was a great success, with Chinese and Hong Kong banknote issues sought after by numerous floor, internet and absentee bidders,” said Dr. Robert Schwartz of Archives International Auctions, with offices in Fort Lee, N.J. “Many record prices were set.”

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Alan Bean's Apollo 12 Items at Heritage

Selections from the personal collection of Apollo era astronaut Alan Bean, the Apollo 12 mission Lunar Module Pilot, form the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ May 14, 2014 Space Signature Auction. The Collection features Bean’s own lunar surface-used Personal Life Support System (PLSS) strap, which he wore for nearly eight hours on the moon in 1969, and still bears traces of moon dust.

Also offered from Bean’s collection are two more key artifacts that were with him on the moon’s surface for several hours during his moon walk: his Apollo 12 Lunar Module flown and surface-used Scissors with Lanyard and Snap and his Apollo 12 Lunar Module flown and surface-used Fisher AG-7 Space Pen.

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May 3: Morphy’s Spring Toy Auction

Toys, banks, robots and trains are always in demand at Morphy’s, and as any number of their regular bidders would attest, there’s always at least one great discovery in each of the busy Pennsylvania company’s sales. Their 915-lot toy auction slated for Saturday, May 3, 2014 is no exception, with several seldom-seen marbles and rare banks spurring pre-sale excitement.

The day will open with an offering of 350+ marbles, a category that has developed quite a dedicated following at Morphy’s. “The marble market is unbelievably strong right now, with a lot of new buyers and new money coming into the hobby. Prices are on the upswing,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy. “We had excellent marble sales at the New York Pier Show – and that’s a general antiques show, not a toy show.”

Morphy said marble buyers at his auctions are a diverse, across-the-board demographic that includes young and old, male and female. “There’s no pattern to it. They’re miniature works of art that appeal to everyone.”

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May 9-10: Bertoia’s Spring Toy Break Auction

The sun is out and it’s time to head for the Jersey shore and Spring Toy Break at Bertoia Auctions. The company’s May 9-10, 2014 auction numbers 1,400 lots and is brimming with toys from dozens of popular categories.

A special highlight of the sale is Part II of the renowned Frank Loveland train collection, which will be offered during the Saturday session. Also featured is Harvey Funderwhite’s exceptional collection of horse-drawn cast-iron bell toys.

The Loveland trains should create quite a flurry of bidding activity, said Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia, since the grouping contains more than 100 of the earliest American trains made by Carlisle & Finch and Voltamp. “It’s unusual to have the chance to purchase 2-inch gauge American electric trains,” Bertoia said. “Even at a large toy show, a collector would be lucky to find even a couple of them.”

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WHAT'S YOUR BEST PRICE: Jamie Graham

Interview by Art Cloos

Jamie Graham was born in a suburb of Chicago. He grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois, started reading comics in the first grade and started collecting in the fifth grade. He has collected ever since. With his wife, Lori, he currently lives in Naperville, Illinois, where one of the nine stores in his Graham Crackers Comics chain is located. In addition to having the largest chain of comic-centric brick-and-mortar stores, he has a significant web presence, and they also run the site for The Hero Initiative’s online store.

Scoop: Jamie, so how did you discover comics?
Jamie Graham (JG):
My earliest memories of comics start with my reading the Sunday comics. Then I would read Harvey comics and Archie at the barbershop. When I bought them in a store they would be DC war titles.

Scoop: Was your family OK with your reading comics?
JG:
My parents had no problems with them because they believed it is best to be reading and reading was good...as long as it wasn't Playboy!

Scoop: Did you have friends who collected, too? Many of the dealers who we have talked to did not have other collectors to network with in the early days.
JG:
I started reading comics on my own, but soon discovered my neighborhood buddy was reading comics, too. Only after I got into Marvel did he reveal he read the Fantastic Four and Amazing Spider-Man. Soon I found two more pals who were serious readers. Then after a time we had my brother and five or six guys in the area all of who were big comic readers and collectors.

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Baltimore Comic-Con Founder Celebrates 30, 15

Baltimore Comic-Con promoter and Cards, Comics & Collectibles proprietor Marc Nathan must be doing something right since he’s celebrating two major anniversaries this year.

The Baltimore Comic-Con, which turns 15 years old with its September 2014 edition, is just one of them. The other is his retail business, Cards, Comics & Collectibles in Reisterstown, Maryland, which hits the three decade mark.

Both benchmarks represent a long -- almost lifetime -- journey.

"When I was four or five, my first comic was a Jughead that I got on Christmas Day with my other gifts. It wasn't a Christmas-themed issue, but it's something I've always associated with the holidays," Nathan told Scoop in 2002, just two years after the con had kicked off and the year before it moved to the Baltimore Convention Center.

Even at that young age, it wasn't long before he was tracking down comics all over Reisterstown, making a circuit of the different local shops that carried various lines of comics.

"The drug store had Archie, Gold Key, Harvey, and a little bit of DC; a Hallmark store had more Archies, Harveys, and some DCs; and a convenience store had other DCs. I couldn't find Marvels in this area," he said.

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Big Little Books (BLB) have had a tremendous appeal to collectors since they first appeared featuring the likes of Mickey Mouse, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Orphan Annie, The Phantom, Donald Duck, and so many others. In the course of this column, we’ll take you through a selection of them and explore some of the many nuances to collecting BLBs.

In 1934, the Goudey Gum Company of Boston, Massachusetts released a series of twenty-four tiny eight-page comic character-themed booklets that were about the size of trading cards. Goudey had already established themselves as strong contenders in the bubblegum trading card market alongside competitors like the Pennsylvania-based Fleer, and included trading cards packaged with products like Indian Gum and Big League Chewing Gum. This time, Goudey created a miniature comic book line to be packaged individually with Big Thrill Chewing Gum for a penny each. There were four subsets of four booklets, with each subset focusing on either Buck Jones, Buck Rogers, Dick Tracy, or Tailspin Tommy. 

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Without a doubt, the most popular character to come out of the late '40s was Al Capp's bouncy, blobby Shmoo, who made its first appearance in Capp's popular Li’l Abner strip in 1948.

In the first stories - published as dailies - Li’l Abner stumbled upon the Shmoos when he wandered into the hidden Valley of the Shmoo. There he also met an old caretaker, Ol' Man Mose, who had spent most of his life surviving off the smiling, whiskered creatures. All the Shmoos wanted was to make humans happy - and they reproduced at an astonishing rate - so there were always plenty to go around.

As Ol' Man Mose had learned, whatever your needs, the Shmoo would be overjoyed to provide for you. When fried, Shmoos tasted like chicken; when broiled, steak. They produced Grade A milk and eggs. Their hides made everything from lumber to leather, their eyes made buttons, their whiskers made toothpicks . . .the Shmoo prided itself on being anything your heart desired.

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RECOMMENDED READING: Planet of the Apes - Volume 1

BOOM! Studios; $9.99

Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno returned us to the Planet of the Apes in the first volume collecting the original series from BOOM! Studios. This book remains as much of a breath of fresh air to longtime POTA fans as it was when the first individual issues were published.

Perhaps more importantly, it’s also immediately accessible to newcomers.

Set 1,300 years before the arrival of Colonel Taylor in the first film (and therefore hundreds of years after the action of Battle for the Planet of the Apes, the last of the original films), this series has introduced us to the city of Mak, a place in which apes and humans tensely coexist.

The techno-phobic ape civilizations we’ve seen in the films are given a nod, but this story is not a mimic of what we’ve seen before. This is a society in the early days of an industrial revolution. Industry is beginning to thrive, and science, metallurgy and other fields are witnessing progress. But all is not well. There is interaction between the species and there are laws, but some of Mak’s citizens are more equal than others. A generation of humans unable to speak is being born, and even before that they were treated as second class citizens.

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 3

Overstreet Advisor and former Gemstone staffer Scott Braden continues with his tour through the seriously impressive -- and frequently overlooked -- first 12 issues of Milestone Media's Static, which featured the work of writers Dwayne McDuffie and Robert Washington III and artist John Paul Leon.

The first year of the title, some have asserted, was the best monthly superhero comic book on the market at that time. We don’t disagree.

Here's Part 3...

Static #3
DC Comics/Milestone Media; August 1993
Trial by Fire Part Three – Pounding the Pavement

“Pounding the Pavement” starts off with lots of action – and lots of sparks! Static spends the first several pages of the issue saving armies of victims from near disaster using a combination of his superhuman abilities and the lessons he learned from his Chemistry One class. Then, after all the excitement, we see him at his part-time job, performing mundane tasks like washing dishes.

It's through this plot point that we see another of Hawkins’ impressive traits: modesty. It's also at this time that he receives a phone call at work from Frieda, who informs him that some “terminator guy” is after Static. Hawkins immediately tells his boss, Ms. Ervin, that he's got to go and that it's an emergency – whether she decides to fire him or not.

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Hostess Comic Ads

If you’re of a certain age or if you like comic book back issues of a certain age, you’ll remember that long-running, imaginative and pretty silly series of ads for Hostess snack products that used familiar comic book characters from Marvel, DC and Harvey Comics. Well, there’s a site that collects 263 different ones.

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May 3: Overstreet's CBM on FCBD
On Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014, the creators and contributors behind this year's free issue of...
 

May 3: Free Comic Book Day on Long Island
Gemstone Publishing’s Associate Publisher, J.C. Vaughn, with the Free Comic Book Day issue of...
 

May 3: Free Comic Book Day at GEM
All day May 3, 2014, better known as Free Comic Book Day, Geppi’s Comic World at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum...
 

May 3-4: 60th Philly Non-Sports Card Show
The 60th edition of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2014 at the...
 

May 4: Los Angeles Comic Book & SF Con
Tim Matheson, X-Men: Days Of Future Past’s Booboo Stewart, Alien’s Veronica Cartwright, Get Smart’s Bernie Kopell...
 

May 10: Kids Comic Con
With events leading up to and following the con itself, 2014 is a big year for KCC...
 

May 10: KCC Debuts KCC Comics Funhouse
Kids Comic Con 8 has developed its own con-exclusive comic book anthology, KCC Comics Funhouse...
 

May 10: Wonder Women Screening at GEM
On Saturday, May 10 Geppi's Entertainment Museum will hold a screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines...
 

May 17: Adventure Time Art Day for Hero
The event will take place Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 PM at Collector's Paradise...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

June 1: Pirate and Princess Party at GEM
On Sunday, June 1,, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum will hold its fifth annual Pirate & Princess Event from...
 

July 12: The Great Allentown Comic Con
The Great Allentown Comic Con returns for a one-day Summer Show from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, July 12...
 

August 23: Garden State Comic Fest
The Garden State Comic Fest has announced that its second show will take place on Saturday, August 23...

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

HARRY ANDERSON (American, 1906-1996).    HARRY ANDERSON Pioneer American Skiers, 1937 Cord

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78009

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78012

  

JOHN CONRAD BERKEY (American, 1932-2008). book illustration, 1991     JOHN CONRAD BERKEY.  paperback cover, 1989

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78025#1122811228453

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78023#1124711247881

GIL COHEN (American, 20th Century).  MALE magazine illustration, February 1968.

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78035

ERNEST CHIRIACKA (American, 1920-2010). paperback cover, 1963

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OLIVIA DE BERARDINIS (American, b. 1948). Sheer Magic, 1993.     FREEMAN ELLIOT (American, b. 1922).

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78045

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WILL HULSEY (American, 20th Century). The Cowpoke and His $50,000 Date, True Men Stories

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotNo=78111#1123411234820

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

 

Steve Rude Wonder Woman #200 "At the Fair" Original Art (DC, 2004).    Murphy Anderson Strange Adventures #159 Cover Art (DC, 1963).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=162001#1129811298817

Murphy Anderson Strange Adventures #159 Cover Original Art (DC, 1963).

 

Captain America Comics #23 (Timely, 1943)    Young Allies Comics #3 (Timely, 1942)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=47141

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Jack Davis The Vault of Horror #18 "Lend Me A Hand" Original Art Complete 7-Page Story (EC, 1951).

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All-Flash #2 Mile High pedigree (DC, 1941)    Marvel Mystery Comics #46 (Timely, 1943)

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HERITAGE APRIL 20-27 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

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http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161417&lotIdNo=4019

 

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http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161417&lotIdNo=26008

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Star Wars: 25th Anniversary by Tsuneo Sanda (Lucasfilm, 2005). Limited Edition Autographed Poster (27" X 40").

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PEDIGREE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

Incredible Hulk Annual #1

$1,000.00

Pristine, unread copy of an issue with one of the most famous Hulk covers of all (by the inimitable Jim Steranko). The absolute nicest copy we've seen (and a real threat to the dozen 9.8's out there). Amazingly fresh and vibrant with no handling wear. Old CGC label off-white to white pages. Buy now or Hulk smash!!

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

"CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON" BUILT-UP STORE DISPLAY MODEL ISSUED BY AURORA.

Price: $172.50

8.5" tall complete assembled model w/professionally done paint job. This is one of the built-up kits issued directly by Aurora to stores for promotional purposes. ©1963. Exceptionally detailed and highlighted by professional air-brushing to the base and Creature's fins/gills. Model has a few minor missing pieces including the tiny snake and lizard tongues and the Creature's claw tips show wear, w/one claw on one hand being off, another off on the other hand, which has three tips off. A tiny branch tip on base is also missing, but this does not detract from finished model's overall appearance, which remains VF/Exc. due to a stunning paint job. Exceptional display piece. These store display models are rare.

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COMIC CONNECT'S MAY AUCTION: 

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Mark Wheatley's Art featured on CBS' The Millers

Whether it’s been on First Comics’ Mars, Vertigo’s Breathtaker, Comico’s Jonny Quest, his self-published Radical Dreamer, or any of his other projects, we’ve always enjoyed the work of writer-artist Mark Wheatley.

Now we’re going to get to see his craftsmanship displayed in new setting.

“I spent January, February and a good deal of March working on a special episode of The Millers. It’s scheduled to air on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM ET on CBS, and it features over 60 of my color illustrations to tell a very unusual story,” Wheatley said.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital will again be the beneficiary when sketches and original art by some of the top names in the industry are auctioned off on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Third Annual C2E2 Charity Art Auction at the Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo.

Creators who have already committed work to the event include Mahmud Asrar, Jim Cheung, Geof Darrow, Jenny Frison, Adi Granov, Gene Ha, Phil Hester, Dan Jurgens, Aaron Kuder, Todd Nauck, Dustin Nguyen, Mike Perkins, Chris Samnee, Tim Seeley, Doug Sneyd, Lee Weeks, Skottie Young and Tony Daniel, with more on the way.

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Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns April 27

Veteran comic artist Paris Cullins (Blue Devil), sketch card artist Laura Inglis and Doctor Warped webcomic creator Bob Gerkin will be the guests at the latest edition of the Philadelphia Comic-Con, which is set for Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada Philadelphia Airport), 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.

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Windy City Pulp and Paper Con April 25-27

The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention will hold their Friday night auction on April 25, 2014, and they’ve posted images on their website and Facebook page. 

“There are some incredible rare items in there, including many signed ones.  Perhaps the highlight is the original C.L. Moore Weird Tales manuscript for “Black God's Kiss,” the first Jirel of Joiry story, inscribed and signed by Moore,” said the convention’s Doug Ellis.

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Paul Castiglia Heads for FCBD in New Jersey

omics writer-editor and historian Paul Castiglia will make a special personal appearance at The Comic Book Market in Bloomfield, New Jersey on Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) taking place on May 3, 2014. Castiglia, a resident of Bloomfield will autograph copies of Gemstone Publishing’s 2014 FCBD offering of Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace. The issue includes an article penned by Castiglia detailing the historical timeline of Archie’s venerable superheroes, The Mighty Crusaders. 

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Los Angeles Comic & SF Con Returns May 4

Veteran actor-director Tim Matheson, best known as Eric “Otter” Stratton in National Lampoon's Animal House, was the original voice of Hanna-Barbera’s Jonny Quest, and he’ll be one of the guests at the Sunday, May 4, 2014 edition of The Los Angeles Comic Book And Science Fiction Convention, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jonny Quest.

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Adventure Time Art Day for Hero on May 17

Nothing says “fun” like the combination of drawing and the smash cartoon hit Adventure Time! So Hero Initiative and the West Valley Family YMCA are teaming up for a kid-centric Adventure Time Art Day, sponsored by KaBOOM!, publishers of the Adventure Time comic book!

The event will take place Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 12 noon to 2 PM at Collector's Paradise, 7131 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, CA 91306.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for April 18-24, 2014…

125 years ago April 24, 1899 Writer Allen Saunders is born. He writes Big Chief Wahoo (which becomes Steve Roper), Mary Worth, and Kerry Drake.

85 years ago April 24, 1929 The first published editorial cartoon by “Herblock” appears in the Chicago Daily News.

65 years ago April 20, 1949 Writer John Ostrander is born. He co-creates Grimjack (with Timothy Truman) and revamps Barbara Gordon into Oracle (with Kim Yale) among many other projects including Star Wars: Legacy.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Quack #1

Star*Reach; July 1976
Cover by Frank Brunner

Title: “Duckaneer”
Synopsis: A comic-book-drawing duck is pulled into the pirate world of the Duckaneer; high-sea hijinks ensue.

Writer: Frank Brunner
Penciler: Brunner
Inker: Steve Leialoha
Review:
As a whole, this debut issue of Quack features outstanding art but ho-hum stories. This lead feature by Frank Brunner is gorgeously illustrated, but the story lacks the spark of the early Howard the Duck tales to which this one is obviously indebted.

Title: “The Wraith”
Synopsis: The Wraith saves a prostitute named Kitty from the mean streets — and from a pimp named Sollly.

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COVER STORY: Captain America and Black Widow #636

Working together in the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America and Black Widow are currently the hottest ticket in cinemas across the planet. Their pairing and the sense of dynamic excitement that they create together is helping to bring millions of new fans to the world of comic books. 

Just like an exciting movie poster will attract a customer who is on the edge of attending or not attending, a great comic book cover is what often inspires the new fan to pick a book up off the rack. A good cover can also help a lost fan to come back to a series they may have left for a while.

With Captain America and Black Widow #636 (November 2012) both new fans and old fans on the edge of returning to the series would have a hard time resisting Francesco Francavilla’s beautiful and thoughtful artwork.

A quick note here: the last few story arcs of this particular Captain America series changed title with every new story, every new team-up.

Unlike the other covers Francavilla will create for the five-issue story (Captain America and Black Widow #636-640), this first chapter holds no real action. It is plain, evocative, and maybe even simple.

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Heritage's Entertainment & Music Memorabilia

A piece of the set from The Ed Sullivan Show, signed by The Beatles minutes before their first live television performance on February 9, 1964, may sell for $800,000 or more in Heritage’s April 26-27, 2014 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction in New York. The sale headlines an all-star list of memorabilia from the world’s finest performers and musicians, ranging from Elvis to Jimi Hendrix.

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Morphy’s May 3 Spring Toy Auction

Toys, banks, robots and trains are always in demand at Morphy’s, and as any number of their regular bidders would attest, there’s always at least one great discovery in each of the busy Pennsylvania company’s sales. Their 915-lot toy auction slated for Saturday, May 3, 2014 is no exception, with several seldom-seen marbles and rare banks spurring pre-sale excitement.

The day will open with an offering of 350+ marbles, a category that has developed quite a dedicated following at Morphy’s. “The marble market is unbelievably strong right now, with a lot of new buyers and new money coming into the hobby. Prices are on the upswing,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy. “We had excellent marble sales at the New York Pier Show – and that’s a general antiques show, not a toy show.”

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Metropolis Collectibles and sister company ComicConnect will set up at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, at the South Building, McCormick Place in Chicago, April 25-27, 2014

“This show is red hot!” Frank Cwiklik, Director of Sales for Metropolis said. “We’re bringing hundreds of hard to find Gold, Silver and Bronze Age comics to the Midwest’s best vintage comic book convention and we buy comics and original comic art at the convention so whether you have one comic or one thousand, please stop by for free appraisal and offer.”

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Superworld on the Road to WonderCon, C2E2

In the first installment of Superworld Comics’ cross-country convention odyssey, we saw the Incredible Hulk (more precisely, a Hulk action figure) at the wheel, perhaps as Ted VanLiew and company caught a nap.

Now they’re even further en route to WonderCon Anaheim, VanLiew told Scoop.

“Hulk is recalculating his GPS to find the fastest route to Wondercon! He's driving an extra large Superworld van packed to the ceiling with new acquisitions just for the two upcoming shows,” he said.

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Bertoia’s May 9-10 Spring Toy Break Auction

The sun is out and it’s time to head for the Jersey shore and Spring Toy Break at Bertoia Auctions. The company’s May 9-10, 2014 auction numbers 1,400 lots and is brimming with toys from dozens of popular categories.

A special highlight of the sale is Part II of the renowned Frank Loveland train collection, which will be offered during the Saturday session. Also featured is Harvey Funderwhite’s exceptional collection of horse-drawn cast-iron bell toys.

The Loveland trains should create quite a flurry of bidding activity, said Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia, since the grouping contains more than 100 of the earliest American trains made by Carlisle & Finch and Voltamp. “It’s unusual to have the chance to purchase 2-inch gauge American electric trains,” Bertoia said. “Even at a large toy show, a collector would be lucky to find even a couple of them.”

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Results: Showtime Auction Services April 4-6

An Aetna Insurance Company (Hartford, Conn.) reverse glass painted sign with mother of pearl inlay, 34 inches square and in excellent like-new condition, sold for $51,300 at a three-day auction event held April 4-6 at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds in Ann Arbor. The sale was conducted by Showtime Auction Services, based in Woodhaven, Michigan.

“That Aetna sign was one of the most impressive reverse glass signs we’ve ever seen, just beautiful,” said Mike Eckles of Showtime Auction Services. The sign tied for top lot of the auction with an El Bart Gin tin sign, housed in the original frame and copyrighted in 1905 by Wilson Distilleries (Kaufman & Strauss Company, N.Y.). That sign also gaveled for $51,300.

In all, more than 1,800 lots from two major collections, plus consignments from over 100 other advanced collectors came up for bid, in an auction that grossed more than $1.3 million. Headlining the event were the lifetime collections of Robert and Janet Straub of Kansas and Neil J. Frick of Michigan. Both collections were very diverse, with items in more than 40 categories.

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April 18: Mosby & Co. Auction

A mid-19th century Sharps Model 1855 carbine (or short-barrel rifle), a Civil War-era inscribed and dated presentation grade sword, and a pair of circa-1800 four-barrel “duck’s foot” pistols are expected headliners at an auction slated for Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mosby & Co.’s Frederick, Md., gallery. The start time is 4 PM EDT.

Militaria and weaponry are just one component of the auction, which will feature nearly 300 lots of historical items, Americana, ethnographic antiques (mostly African, Oceanic, pre-Columbian and American Indian) and quality decorative arts. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

“This will be a solid, diverse sale, one with strengths across every category,” said Keith Spurgeon, owner of Mosby & Co. “There is something for every taste and budget, from a few dollars to several thousand dollars.” Spurgeon had high praise for the large and fine selection of ethnographic arts and artifacts, most of which came from prominent collections in Maryland and New York.

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April 23: The John Wayne Film Festival Auction

The John Wayne Film Festival Auction Benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation opened for online bidding April 2, 2014 10:00 PM CT. Online bidding closes April 23, 2013 10:00 PM CT, and the auction resumes at the live event on April 24, 2014 9:00 PM CT at Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas, Texas 75215.

The items offered can be viewed online.

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April 23: Carousel at Pottstown Benefit Auction

Citizens of the historic eastern Pennsylvania city of Pottstown have banded together with additional supporters of The Carousel at Pottstown project to plan a fundraising auction for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. All profits from the event will go directly toward the ongoing restoration of a 1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Co., carousel for Pottstown’s city center.

An outstanding selection of donated antiques and quality collectibles will be offered at the auction, which will be held at Maurer & Wilson Auctioneers’ 132 E. 3rd Street gallery. Licensed auctioneers Kathy Maurer and Curt Wilson will preside over the uncataloged, country-style sale commencing at 10 AM.

“Pottstown has always been known as a pickers’ paradise for rare antiques,” said Carousel at Pottstown committee spokesperson George Wausnock. “The people of our city have been very generous and supportive with our past fundraisers, but this time they’ve outdone themselves. We’ve received some terrific auction items, which will go a long way in helping us achieve our remaining goal of $400,000.”

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April 23: Red Blue LEGO Chair at Heritage

A life-sized Droog design editions Red blue LEGO Chair, which comes out of the collection of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is one of just eight such pieces that exist – including examples on display in museums around the world – may bring more than $10,000 when it crosses the block at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on April 23, 2014.

“This Red blue LEGO Chair is number five of five production pieces and one of just eight total produced by the artist before copyright law brought production to a halt,” said Brandon Kennedy, Consignment Director of 20th and 21st Century Design at Heritage. “It’s a wonderful homage to a classic of early 20th Century Modernism as well as being relevant to today’s pop consciousness with the popularity and accessibility of Legos.”

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April 26: Orson Welles Personal Items at Heritage

He frightened the nation with his radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. He took on William Randolph Hearst with Citizen Kane. His legendary voice was distinct unto itself.

Orson Welles was a creative firebrand and his legacy has lived on well after his passing in 1985.

When he staged The War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938, its news-style delivery confused some listeners, making them believe the events were really happening. The widespread panic often associated with the story is something of a fable, but it put Welles, who had been acclaimed on Broadway, on the larger pop culture map.

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April 26-27: Morphy’s American Advertising

Riding on the wake of a buoyant million-dollar advertising sale in February, Morphy’s is gearing up for another wide-ranging advertising auction, with the added bonus of Part II of the David Silverman pinball collection. The April 26-27, 2014 event will feature 1,660 choice lots of antique advertising, coin-ops and figural cast-iron pieces.

Day one will open with a selection of more than 600 lots of soda pop signs and related items. Both an extremely rare 1930s Dr. Pepper porcelain triangle truck sign and a 1936 Orange Crush embossed tin sign are entered with individual estimates of $2,500-$3,500. Another scarce Orange Crush sign, constructed of tin over cardboard, is expected to make $3,000-$4,000. Although sampling the contents is not advisable, an extremely rare, unopened 6-pack of Dr. Pepper cone-top cans could rise to the $3,500-$5,000 range.

A 40-year single-owner collection of more than 100 early syrup dispensers features many seldom-seen types – among them, one of very few known examples of a Fan-Taz 5-cent “DRINK of the FANS” dispenser in the form of a realistically “stitched” baseball with bat motif. Made around 1900 and retaining its original pump, it carries a $30,000-$60,000 estimate.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147470

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Like all great overnight successes, Daniel Corey had been at it a while when his Image Comics series Moriarty simultaneously became both a critical and sales hit.

The versatile writer of comics, screenplays and stage plays followed the success of Moriarty with his self-published DangerKatt’s Prophet, which was optioned by the Hollywood-based production company Outlier (Twilight, Percy Jackson) with James Cotten, E. Thompson and Mark Morgan onboard to produce as it was announced at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013. 

Now he’s closing in on both digital release of the 150-page Prophet saga and his return to Image Comics with the June 11 release of Red City, one of the most intriguing blends of genres we’ve heard about in a long time.

Scoop contributor Mark L. Haynes talked to him about his projects and the creative process.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1017?ArticleID=147645

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HEY, HAVE YOU READ...? Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London Volume 1: 1986-1989

Columnist Mark Squirek takes a look at a new and distinctive book from IDW Publishing's imprint The Library of American Comics...

Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London Volume 1: 1986-1989
IDW Publishing; $39.99

The Library of American Comics recently published the first of two scheduled volumes collecting one of the most significant, entertaining and controversial runs ever seen in the history of newspaper strips.

Popeye: The Classic Newspaper Comics by Bobby London Volume One: 1986-1989 by Bobby London is a rich and neglected pearl of comic history. This is fresh and nearly unknown work that has been unavailable for decades.

Reading through this collection is comparable to seeing the first Star Wars or Lord of the Rings movie, walking out of the theatre and jumping for joy because you know there is a second installment coming down the pike.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1018?ArticleID=147657

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 2

Overstreet Advisor and former Gemstone staffer Scott Braden continues with his tour through the seriously impressive -- and frequently overlooked -- first 12 issues of Milestone Media's Static, which featured the work of writers Dwayne McDuffie and Robert Washington III and artist John Paul Leon.

The first year of the title, some have asserted, was the best monthly superhero comic book on the market at that time. We don’t disagree.

Here's Part 2...

Static #2
DC Comics/Milestone Media; July 1993
Trial by Fire Part Two – Everything But the Girl

Static's origin issue opens up a little time after the end of the exciting series premiere, with Hawkins and Frieda discussing the climactic events of the first issue. This melds into a flashback of Hawkins' first meeting with Biz Money B, where he gets beaten up by the thug for attempting to defend Frieda's honor in school.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?ArticleID=147475

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Captain Action Cat: The Timestream Catastrophe #1

Dynamite Entertainment; $3.99

Art Baltazar and Franco, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning team behind Tiny Titans and Aw Yeah Comics!, has teamed their Action Cat with Captain Action Cat against Evil Cat and Doctor Evil Cat…

Baltazar and Franco are joined by co-writer Chris Smits, and the results are every bit as fun as that confusing description would suggest. The light-hearted takes on Captain Action, Doctor Evil and the Silver Age of comics are great.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1020?ArticleID=147518

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Superman: The Silver Age Dailies 1961-1963

IDW Publishing; $49.99

This second volume of the Superman Silver Age daily newspaper strips from IDW Publishing’s imprint The Library of American Comics (LOAC) could be declared a national treasure right out of the gate because from the first page to the last features the writing of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel. Along with typically solid art by Wayne Boring, Siegel adapted Superman comic book stories that he and others had written and turned out what many believe might have been the best work of his career.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1020?ArticleID=147517

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April 24-27: Hero Initiative Heads to Calgary Expo
Hero Initiative is headed to the April 24-27, 2014 Calgary Comic Expo for the first time...
 

April 27: Virginia Comicon
The free tickets for cosplayers are sold out, but there are a couple hundred $4.99 general admission tickets and...
 

April 27: Philadelphia Comic-Con Returns
Comic artist Paris Cullins (Blue Devil), sketch card artist Laura Inglis and webcomic creator Bob Gerkin...
 

May 3: Overstreet's CBM on FCBD
On Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014, the creators and contributors behind this year's free issue of...
 

May 3: Free Comic Book Day on Long Island
Gemstone Publishing’s Associate Publisher, J.C. Vaughn, with the Free Comic Book Day issue of...
 

May 3-4: 60th Philly Non-Sports Card Show
The 60th edition of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2014 at the...
 

May 4: Los Angeles Comic Book & SF Con
Tim Matheson, X-Men: Days Of Future Past’s Booboo Stewart, Alien’s Veronica Cartwright, Get Smart’s Bernie Kopell...
 

May 10: Kids Comic Con
With events leading up to and following the con itself, 2014 is a big year for KCC...
 

May 10: KCC Debuts KCC Comics Funhouse
Kids Comic Con 8 has developed its own con-exclusive comic book anthology, KCC Comics Funhouse...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

August 23: Garden State Comic Fest
The Garden State Comic Fest has announced that its second show will take place on Saturday, August 23...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Don Rosa (The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck), Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, and Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine)...
 

September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
JLA/Avengers artist and She-Devils creator George Pérez, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and...
 

July 12: The Great Allentown Comic Con
The Great Allentown Comic Con returns for a one-day Summer Show from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, July 12...

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THIS ENDS SWAP TALK POSTINGS FOR 4-20-14

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EMOVIE POSTER 4-17-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
GULFPRIDE OIL billboard '60s                               DODGE billboard '40s
 
DOUBLE JEOPARDY 6sh '55                          ANDERSON TAPES 6sh '71
  
UNDER SECRET ORDERS 3sh '43    PSYCHO III standee '86 great full-length

HOME PAGE: http://www.emovieposter.com/

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EMOVIE POSTER 4-20-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
SHE 12 color 8x10 stills '65 Ursula Andress       PRODIGAL 12 color 8x10 stills '55 Lana Turner

HOME PAGE: http://www.emovieposter.com/

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HERITAGE 4-20-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

GIL ELVGREN (American, 1914-1980)                    EARL MORAN (American, 1893-1984)

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=40062

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=17001

 

NORM EASTMAN (American, b. 1931)         MICHAEL WHELAN (American, b. 1950)

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=75013

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=92001

 

GLENN CRAVATH (American, 1897-1964)                    EARL MORAN (American, 1893-1984)

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=36007

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=71001

FIRST PAGE:  http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=5165&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-071713

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=132025

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=126142

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=21026

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=21028

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=126112

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=80008

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HERITAGE APRIL 13-20 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=16021

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=25010

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=25001

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=18056

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=18010

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=19046

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=22010

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161416&lotIdNo=8049

 FIRST PAGE:  http://movieposters.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=161416&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

HOME PAGE: http://www.ha.com/

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COMIC LINK'S MAY FEATURED AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&pg=2

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&pg=3

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&pg=5

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&pg=6

FIRST PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may

HOME PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/

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PEDIGREE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

#153  $2,750.00

BEST EXISTING COPY. One of only 3 in 9.6!!! Batwoman cover and story. First book-length Batman story in the title. Killer 9.6 with snow white pages and relentless color strike. Newsstand fresh and flat with full cover gloss. Looks obviously unread and never opened. We sold one of the other 9.6 copies for $2,500 in our April, 2013 Grand Auction and this copy is actually nicer.

MORE: http://www.pedigreecomics.com/detail.php?issue_id=44664

FIRST PAGE: http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-inventory.php

HOME PAGE: http://www.pedigreecomics.com/

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

$460

One of the most impressive premium badges ever produced, this large 2.5" die-cut and highly embossed badge was given by Quaker Cereals in 1938. This was the highest rank obtainable with the exception of the "Patrol Leader" which is rare but a simple brass bar pin. Surface is brilliant with original luster. Black accent on the lettering is 99.5% intact. NM and displays Essentially Mint. As nice as these ever come.

MORE: http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?ListID=296&ItemNo=131534

ALL CATEGORIES: http://www.hakes.com/#browse

HOME PAGE: http://www.hakes.com/

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COMIC CONNECT'S MAY AUCTION:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556979

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556166

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MAY 6

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=523269

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=523282

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MAY 7

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556508

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557493

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MAY 8

HOME PAGE: http://www.comicconnect.com/

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Bruce Timm's "Batman: Strange Days" for  Batman's 75th Anniversary

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Felix Comic Art scored a major coup in the world of original comic art when they offered 102 pages spanning all six volumes of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim series.

In less than 24 hours, they were 90% sold out, Felix Lu told Scoop. He said orders came in from all over the world.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147399

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Perhaps not with the fervor of the Death of Superman or the intensity of the Death of Captain America, but the news definitely hit the mainstream media this week when it was announced that Archie Comics will kill off the character for which the company is named.

Archie Andrews will pass on in Life with Archie #36 in July 2014, followed by a story that flashes forward to a year later. Archie Comics will release the story in multiple formats including magazine, individual issue, and a trade paperback collected edition.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147420

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Starlin's Dreadstar Headed for the Big Screen?

Benderspink and Illuminati Entertainment are teaming up to develop a big-screen adaptation of Jim Starlin’s Dreadstar, The Hollywood Reporter’s Heatvision Blog has reported.

Starlin, the creator of Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax the Destroyer and Gamora, and Master of Kung-Fu, wrote and illustrated Marvel Graphic Novel #1 – The Death of Captain Marvel, guided many of Marvel’s cosmic characters including Silver Surfer and Warlock.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147237

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Overstreet's CBM on Free Comic Book Day

On Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014, the creators and contributors behind this year's free issue of Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace will be at numerous locations around the country. Thus far we've covered Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.

And perhaps we'll have even more. Check back next week, when we'll definitely have some more details.

In case you haven't heard, Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace is 32-page, comic book size, full-color publication packed with photos, comics history, cosplayers, cool artwork, and a fair share of insight. Each of the stores listed below will also have at least a few copies of the previously unanncounced sketch blank cover variant available as well as the standard edition.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147377

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X-Men Spin-offs Likely at Fox, Producer Says

It seems universe-building is in vogue in Hollywood.

Sony’s clearly thinking this way with Marvel’s Spider-Man and related characters, and now the flames are being fanned at 20th Century Fox with the X-Men brand, it seems. Other than Wolverine, we haven’t seen any solo film outings with X-characters, but that could be about to change given Marvel Studios success with The Avengers characters.

X-Men: Days of Future Past won’t open for another month yet, but apparently they’re talking Mystique and more.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147391

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Star Wars: Episode VII Filming Underway

Filming on Star Wars: Episode VII is underway Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn revealed April 2. He also said that casting was almost – but not quite – complete at this point, as numerous sources have reported.

It has been accepted as fact by the fan community that Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill would be part of it (mainly because Carrie Fisher said so before the Sith or the Jedi got to her and she became more quiet on the subject).

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147392

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Virginia Comicon One-Day Show April 27

The free tickets for cosplayers are sold out, but there are a couple hundred $4.99 general admission tickets and less than 90 $9.99 VIP tickets remaining for the long-running Virginia Comicon’s next one-day show, which falls on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel, 3207 N Blvd, Richmond, Virginia 23230.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147390

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Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, is headed to the April 24-27, 2014 Calgary Comic Expo for the first time.

Creators Reilly Brown, Brian Haberlin, Mark McKenna, Michael Oeming, Riley Rossmo, Greg Rucka, Fiona Staples, Arthur Suydam, and Jim Zub will all be collecting donations for Hero, and there will be plenty of con specials at their booth, Y-19 and Y-20.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147394

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Next Weekend: AwesomeCon in Washington, DC

Writer-artist George Pérez and novelist Timothy Zahn lead off the comic creator and literary guest roster for AwesomeCon, which will be held April 18 - 20, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Also among the creators on hand will be Steve Conley, Nathan Edmondson, Marc Hempel, Jamal Igle, Batton Lash, Steve Niles, Dan Parent, Rodney Ramos, Joe Rubinstein, Alex Simmons, John K. Snyder III, Mark Wheatley, and J.K. Woodward.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=147405

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for April 11-17, 2014…

100 years ago April 17, 1914 Golden Age artist Mac Raboy is born. He’s best known for his work on comic books featuring Captain Marvel Jr. and Green Lama and for his work on the Flash Gordon comic strip.

80 years ago April 15, 1934 Blondie introduces the birth of Dagwood and Blondie’s first child, a boy, first called Baby Dumpling (later, Alexander).

65 years ago April 14, 1949 Award-winning writer-artist Dave Gibbons is born. His work includes Watchmen (with writer Alan Moore) and art for Doctor Who comic-book stories.

60 years ago April 14, 1954 Writer Chuck Dixon is born. He’s known for work on Punisher, Batman, Sigil, Way of the Rat, Airboy, Simpsons Comics, and many others.

60 years ago April 15, 1954 Political cartoonist Bruce Beattie is born. He is National Cartoonists Society President from 1993 to 1995 and creates SNAFU, eventually renamed Beattie Blvd.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=147358

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Doctor Strange #1

Marvel; June 1974
Cover by Frank Brunner

Title: “Through an Orb Darkly”
Synopsis: Silver Dagger breaks into the Sanctum Sanctorum, steals the Eye of Agamotto and Clea, and leaves Doctor Strange for dead.

Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciler: Frank Brunner
Inker: Dick Giordano

Review: This is a top-shelf effort from Marvel circa 1974, both in terms of story and art. Steve Englehart has a good feel for the occult, and his tale has a trippy quality quite fitting for the period. The art, by Frank Brunner, is gorgeous. His rendering resembles a mix between Gil Kane and Michael Kaluta, and his storytelling is strong, too. Doctor Strange’s journey into the Orb of Agamotto to save Clea is an intriguing one, and readers should be eager to return to see this story through.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=147356

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COVER STORY: Action Comics Weekly #616

The cover to Action Comics Weekly #616 (September 6, 1988) is one of those that slips by in the wink of an eye. You view it on the stand, on the shelf, amidst the span of comics fanned out at the bookstore and, if you don’t regularly buy the title you would have just let it slip by out of pure habit.

A couple of comics later you find yourself scanning back amongst the releases because for some reason the image just stuck with you.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=147359

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Frazetta Girls Made Their MegaCon Debut

“Fans were thrilled to spend time with the lovely family of the late, great Frank Frazetta, the world's greatest fantasy artist. Daughter Holly (an artist in her own right who had a role in her father's film Fire & Ice), and granddaughters Sara and Britt joined other Vanguard Publishing-related guests, including innovative graphic novelist, Bill Sienkiewicz, classic Dr. Strange artist-writer Frank Brunner, the legendary Neal Adams, fan-fave Michael Golden, and award winning author-publisher, J. David Spurlock,” our friends at Vanguard told us.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=147395

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Metropolis Collectibles and sister company ComicConnect will set up at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2, at the South Building, McCormick Place in Chicago, April 25-27, 2014.

“This show is one of the must-attend comic events of the year!” said Frank Cwiklik, Director of Sales for Metropolis.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147340

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Results: Pedigree Comics' March Grand Auction

Pedigree Comics concluded their March-April Grand Auction on Thursday night, April 3, 2014 with total sales of $1,142,457. The company reports that with post-auction deals in the works, the results should approach $1,300,000.

Among the top sellers in the auction, the results include Tales of Suspense #39 9.4 $80,500, Fantastic Four #1 7.5 $77,000, Strange Tales #110 9.6 $61,506, Amazing Fantasy #15 7.5 $55,500, Fantastic Four #12 9.6 $51,000, Tales to Astonish #27 9.0 $44,750, Avengers #1 9.2 $41,500, Fantastic Four #4 9.6 $37,499, Journey Into Mystery #85 9.6 $35,000, Tales to Astonish #35 9.2 $31,500, Tales to Astonish #44 9.8 Northland $20,750, Strange Tales #101 9.6 $20,250, and Fantastic Four #5 9.2 $20,009.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147322

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Results: eMoviePoster.com's April Major Auction

Parts I through IV of eMoviePoster.com’s April Major Auction have now closed with strong results. Part I saw a total of $153,179, Part II brought in $67,637, Part III realized $82,127, and Part IV tallied $107,926, the company reported.

Scoop will have results from Part V, all of which comes from a single owner collection of 438 James Bond posters and items of all types, next week.

“The total of Parts I to IV is over $410,000, which exceeded our expectations by a wide margin,” said eMoviePoster’s Bruce Hershenson.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147346

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Morphy’s American Advertising April 26-27

Riding on the wake of a buoyant million-dollar advertising sale in February, Morphy’s is gearing up for another wide-ranging advertising auction, with the added bonus of Part II of the David Silverman pinball collection. The April 26-27, 2014 event will feature 1,660 choice lots of antique advertising, coin-ops and figural cast-iron pieces.

Day one will open with a selection of more than 600 lots of soda pop signs and related items. Both an extremely rare 1930s Dr. Pepper porcelain triangle truck sign and a 1936 Orange Crush embossed tin sign are entered with individual estimates of $2,500-$3,500. Another scarce Orange Crush sign, constructed of tin over cardboard, is expected to make $3,000-$4,000. Although sampling the contents is not advisable, an extremely rare, unopened 6-pack of Dr. Pepper cone-top cans could rise to the $3,500-$5,000 range.

A 40-year single-owner collection of more than 100 early syrup dispensers features many seldom-seen types – among them, one of very few known examples of a Fan-Taz 5-cent “DRINK of the FANS” dispenser in the form of a realistically “stitched” baseball with bat motif. Made around 1900 and retaining its original pump, it carries a $30,000-$60,000 estimate.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147318

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Superworld Comics Heads to WonderCon, C2E2

Ted VanLiew and the boys from Superworld Comics will be hitting the road today to drive out to California for WonderCon Anaheim (April 18-20, 2014), and then onto Chicago for C2E2 (April 25-27).

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147339

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The John Wayne Film Festival Auction

The John Wayne Film Festival Auction Benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Foundation opened for online bidding April 2, 2014 10:00 PM CT. Online bidding closes April 23, 2013 10:00 PM CT, and the auction resumes at the live event on April 24, 2014 9:00 PM CT at Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas, Texas 75215.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147341

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April 18: Mosby & Co. Auction

A mid-19th century Sharps Model 1855 carbine (or short-barrel rifle), a Civil War-era inscribed and dated presentation grade sword, and a pair of circa-1800 four-barrel “duck’s foot” pistols are expected headliners at an auction slated for Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mosby & Co.’s Frederick, Md., gallery. The start time is 4 PM EDT.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=146941

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April 23: Carousel at Pottstown Benefit Auction

Citizens of the historic eastern Pennsylvania city of Pottstown have banded together with additional supporters of The Carousel at Pottstown project to plan a fundraising auction for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. All profits from the event will go directly toward the ongoing restoration of a 1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Co., carousel for Pottstown’s city center.

An outstanding selection of donated antiques and quality collectibles will be offered at the auction, which will be held at Maurer & Wilson Auctioneers’ 132 E. 3rd Street gallery. Licensed auctioneers Kathy Maurer and Curt Wilson will preside over the uncataloged, country-style sale commencing at 10 AM.

“Pottstown has always been known as a pickers’ paradise for rare antiques,” said Carousel at Pottstown committee spokesperson George Wausnock. “The people of our city have been very generous and supportive with our past fundraisers, but this time they’ve outdone themselves. We’ve received some terrific auction items, which will go a long way in helping us achieve our remaining goal of $400,000.”

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=147257

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April 23: Red Blue LEGO Chair at Heritage

A life-sized Droog design editions Red blue LEGO Chair, which comes out of the collection of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is one of just eight such pieces that exist – including examples on display in museums around the world – may bring more than $10,000 when it crosses the block at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on April 23, 2014.

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April 26: Orson Welles Personal Items at Heritage

He frightened the nation with his radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. He took on William Randolph Hearst with Citizen Kane. His legendary voice was distinct unto itself.

Orson Welles was a creative firebrand and his legacy has lived on well after his passing in 1985.

When he staged The War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938, its news-style delivery confused some listeners, making them believe the events were really happening. The widespread panic often associated with the story is something of a fable, but it put Welles, who had been acclaimed on Broadway, on the larger pop culture map.

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Getting Creative: Alex Simmons at GEM

Writer, actor, teacher and Kids Comic Con founder Alex Simmons arrived at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) on Saturday, April 5, 2015 for a signing at Geppi’s Comic World (the store inside GEM) and to give a talk. In the process of it, he talked with GEM’s Michael Solof about the creative project.

Scoop: What do you love about comics?
Alex Simmons (AS):
A: The fact you can create entire universes. You can go anywhere on a budget of $1.95! Your imagination is unlimited and creating your own comics allows you to go there. You can draw monsters, 50-foot giants and outer space trips. You don’t need a film budget or worry about special effects. I used to listen to old radio shows and I loved how they stimulated my imagination…you can go anywhere if they help you get there, and comics serve a similar purpose. They can take you so many places you wouldn’t be able to go in your life. And if you’re an artist…the sky’s the limit. You can draw anything. You can write anything. I enjoy reading them and I love the ease they allow to manipulate time space and so forth on paper.

Scoop: How would you explain comics to people that don’t get them?
AS:
I guess it would depend on what they don’t get. My mom used to refer to comics as “The Funny Books”. So the subject matter didn’t matter. I mean an EC Comic is hardly “Funny.” To them it was all nonsense, no literary value, no educational value, so it was cheap entertainment. If you wanted to read, go get a real book. So to someone like that, if they are hardcore about it, I don’t know that I could. But for parents wondering should I let my kids read comics or what’s the purpose of having teens read comics for educational purposes in school… I would say that, especially if you’re dealing with English as a second language challenge, or some other reading disability, the combination of words and pictures help the reader decode the story, the message. So on that level, it’s a great tool.

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Jones Channels Leyendecker for Overstreet #44

The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is featured on Page 339 in the April 2014 issue of Previews from Diamond Comic Distributors. Now is the time to let you comic book retailer know you want to reserve a copy. It will be available in hardcover and soft cover versions.

He’s been light-hearted and he’s been grim. He’s had a partner and he’s operated solo. He’s had about 453 customized cars, all of them cooler than whatever you drive. 

This year is the 75th anniversary of Batman. Created by Bob Kane, enhanced by the work of Bill Finger, Jerry Robinson, Dick Sprang, Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Frank Miller and so many others, Batman long ago transcended comic books, but the character continues to spark comic artists, who in turn spark the rest of the creative world.

What keeps the character compelling to artists today?

“Wow! That’s the subject for an entire book,” said J.G. Jones, the renowned cover artist for DC, Marvel and other publishers, who illustrated one of the covers for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44, due in stores Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Winter Soldier Originals: Collecting Steve Epting’s Captain America Artwork

In the wake of the release – and huge success – of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Scoop talked with two veteran original comic art collectors, Nick Katradis and Jason Versaggi. Between the two of them, they have accumulated a significant number of Steve Epting’s now highly coveted covers and interior pages from his run on Captain America, including the story that introduced The Winter Soldier.

Scoop: What was the first Captain America art to grab your imagination?
Nick Katradis (NK):
I am a lifelong Captain America fan. The first Captain America comic I ever read off the newsstand just happened to be Captain America #153. The original cover date was September 1972 and in this issue began the historic storyline, "Captain America--Hero Or Hoax?" written by Steve Englehart, which reintroduced the 1950s Cap and Bucky in the current Captain America timeline! It was drawn by my favorite artist Sal Buscema.

The first Captain America art to grab my imagination was back in 2003 when I saw the splash to Cap #153, my first Cap comic, at auction on the Heritage Comics website. I was heartbroken when I was outbid that day and missed out on owning the splash from my first Captain America comic. So I went on a holy quest to find any and all Sal Buscema Captain America art, and to acquire them.

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BIG LITTLE BOOK BONANZA: Alley Oop

Big Little Books (BLB) have had a tremendous appeal to collectors since they first appeared featuring the likes of Mickey Mouse, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon, Dick Tracy, Orphan Annie, The Phantom, Donald Duck, and so many others. In the course of this column, we’ll take you through a selection of them and explore some of the many nuances to collecting BLBs.

Alley Oop
The hirsute hero with a dinosaur named Dinny for a pet first appeared in newspapers in 1932 but didn’t appear nationally until a year later, with Sunday installments starting a year after that. Created by V.T. Hamlin, Alley Oop’s early adventures in the jungles of Moo led him to encounter other prehistoric pals like King Guz, the Grand Wizer, and Foozy, as well as girlfriend Ooola.

In 1939, the club-wielding caveman was transported to the 20th century via Dr. Wonmug’s time machine and soon Oop and Ooola were traveling through history to foreign lands like Troy, Egypt, France, Arthurian England, and even the Moon in 1947! Oop still made frequent visits to his own time as well. Hamlin eventually left the strip and turned over Alley Oop’s adventures to a series of successors who continue his exploits to this day.

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 1

Overstreet Advisor and former Gemstone staffer Scott Braden takes us through the seriously impressive -- and frequently overlooked -- first 12 issues of Milestone Media's Static.

In the early 1990s the comic book market was flooded with new titles, new characters, new publishers and new superhero universes. Many of them are gone and perhaps best forgotten, but among the standouts was high school student Virgil Hawkins, who became much more than a electrifying young hero anew to the comics scene. In the eyes of many critics and large number of fans, Static became Milestone Media's thematic analog to the energy, relationship angst, feelings and trepidations of the earliest days of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s Amazing Spider-Man at Marvel.

With a quick-witted big mouth and originally not much to back it up, the intelligent, opinionated Hawkins was caught up in the Big Bang, the event that transformed a number of citizens of the fictional city of Dakota into super-powered beings and Hawkins into the electro-powered Static.

But the comic book Static was more than just about super-powers; it focused on kids growing up and the issues that were important for the time – and for all times. It went deeper than other super-hero titles in that era, and gave the reader his or her money's worth with every issue, courtesy of writers Dwayne McDuffie and Robert Washington III and artist John Paul Leon.
 

The first year of the title, some have asserted, was the best monthly superhero comic book on the market at that time.

Here's Part 1...

Static #1
DC Comics/Milestone Media; June 1993

Trial by Fire, Part One – Burning Sensation

“You don't start none there won't be none” is scrawled on the forefront of the premiere issue's front cover, and that's just about the high level of bravado that Virgil Hawkins gets up to when he's the hero Static.

Inside the comic, in his identity as Static, he's trying to protect an arcade that Frieda Goren, a young schoolmate who he's got a crush on, frequents. Suddenly, a group of gangbangers who work for a heavy named Hotstreak go after Frieda, and that's when Static enters the scene.

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A Bug's Life

Pixar's second computer-animated, full-length feature from 1998 had the incredible task of following its first. Toy Story was so beloved by both critics and the public that anything following it was almost doomed to be less successful.

Upon its release A Bug's Life had its detractors, but it succeeded on so many levels that it virtually eliminated comparisons. With a storyline loosely inspired by Aesop's fable of The Ant and the Grasshopper, the feature is centered in the world of insects. The film takes the idea of community into a world that most of us never think of. By giving that world so many distinct personalities and such a lush existence, it becomes a brand new place that no one has ever seen before. It is the idea that the story could be taking place in our very own backyard, coupled with the personalities of the insects, which drives the movie.

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60th Philly Non-Sports Card Show set for May 3-4

The 60th edition of the Philly Non-Sports Card Show will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4, 2014 at the Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103. The Philly Non-Sports Card Show has been running continuously since the 1980s.

Card collectors from across the globe are traveling to Allentown for its outstanding array of leading hobby dealers, manufacturers, artists, and freebies. Exhibiting manufacturers include 258 West Authentic Signatures, Breygent Marketing, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Faerie Metal Photography, Non-Sport Update, Rittenhouse Archives, SideKick, and Wax Eye. A special dinner in honor of the 60th Philly Non-Sports Card Show will be held Saturday night (it is unfortunately already sold out).

Artists exhibiting at the 60th show include returning Philly Show favorites Jay Lynch, Rhiannon Owens, Sean Pence, and Tony and Elaine Perna. Artist Carolyn Edwards is traveling to Allentown all the way from the U.K. as a first time featured artist while artist George Vega makes his Philly Show debut from the next state over.

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Korak Joins Edgar Rice Burroughs Online Strips

Carrying on in the family business of jungle adventure, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Korak – the son of Tarzan – swings into action beginning Saturday, April 12, 2014, in an all-new digital adventure strip written by Ron Marz and drawn by Rick Leonardi.

The announcement of this latest addition to the Edgar Rice Burroughs Digital Comic Strip Service was made today by representatives of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author himself to protect and maintain his works for generations.

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May 10: Kids Comic Con
With events leading up to and following the con itself, 2014 is a big year for KCC...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

August 23: Garden State Comic Fest
The Garden State Comic Fest has announced that its second show will take place on Saturday, August 23...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Don Rosa (The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck), Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, and Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine)...
 

September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
JLA/Avengers artist and She-Devils creator George Pérez, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and...
 

November 22-23: Virginia Comicon
The Virginia Comicon has announced that this year’s two-day edition of the show will be held Saturday and Sunday...

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=66001

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=30001

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

 

John Romita Sr. -- Sanger-Harris Promotional Comic Cover Original Art ,

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=105001

Norman Mingo MAD Stew Paperback Book Cover Original Art (Warner Books, 1978)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=74001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=77002

Captain America Comics #36 (Timely, 1944) CGC NM 9.4

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=47018

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=71001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=73002

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HERITAGE APRIL 6-13 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

Blow-Up (MGM, R-1970s). French Affiche (23" X 31").

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=6033#Photo

World War II Propaganda (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1944).

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=25002

The Redeeming Sin (Warner Brothers, 1929). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=12022

World War II Propaganda (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1945).

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=25005

Ship of Wanted Men (Showmens Pictures, 1933). Three Sheet (41" X 77").

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=12025

They Knew What They Wanted (RKO, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41").

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=6034

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COMIC LINK'S APRIL 10 FOCUSED AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014apr

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PEDIGREE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

$120,000.00

This is the big one!! A book to love and cherish for years and years to come. A ridiculous 9.8 copy of Avengers #4 at your fingertips. The ABSOLUTE BEST existing example of this great issue and one of only 3 in this unreal grade. We have seen a bunch of 9.6 copies of Avengers #4 (plus 1 of the other 2 in 9.8) and this one is the freshest, whitest and brighest one we've seen. Unbelievably glossy with a Mint state of preservation and supple off-white to white pages. PERFECTLY cut and centered and clean as a whistle with no writings, distributor spray or markings. The 1st Silver Age appearance of Captain America. Famous Jack Kirby cover.

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

BATMAN BATBOAT CHILD'S SWINGING AMUSEMENT RIDE.

$862.50

Batboat ride measures 24.5" wide by 67" long by 20" tall and has 23.5" tall figural Batman pilot seated at back for total height of 33" tall. Fiberglass w/wooden bottom. Top has eyelets where boat could be suspended as swing ride. Produced in 1966 to capitalize on the Batmania craze of the time. Batboat closely resembles the design of the Batboat that made its first appearance in the 1966 "Batman" film, subsequently appearing in Seasons 2 and 3 of the 1960s "Batman" TV series. Ride has light on prow of boat w/three plastic accent jewels just in front of steering wheel, facing forward. Back has orange reflector disc. Sides of prow also have two lights and prow has padded strip. Sides have simulated exhaust pipes that double as steps to get into ride. Ride shows wear, mainly to seat and seat back w/some wear to the tips of Batman's ears. Fine/VF overall. Could easily become the highlight of any Batman collection. Contact us prior to auction closing dates for shipping information and additional costs involved therein.

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COMIC CONNECT'S EVENT AUCTION:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556173

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=550418

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 8

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=528747

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=550442

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 9

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458758

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AIRSHIP 27 LIFTS-OFF WITH CAPTAIN ACTION SEQUEL!

Airship 27 Productions, in partnership with Captain Action Enterprises, is thrilled to announce the release of its second Captain Action pulp novel, “Hearts of the Rising Sun” by Jim Beard.
 
“The response to our first Captain Action novel, “The Riddle of the Glowing Men,” was so positive, we were anxious to get this sequel out to the fans,” says Airship 27 Productions Managing Editor, Ron Fortier.  “In this second adventure, Jim moves the saga to Far East in the year 1968.”

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Big, Big Overstreet #43 Sells Out

The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43, which is the oversized, spiral-bound, limited edition version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43, is sold out from Gemstone Publishing and from Diamond Comic Distributors.

“We just shipped Diamond our last 17 copies. While that wasn’t enough to fill their orders, there will probably be some allocation,” said J.C. Vaughn, Vice-President of Publishing for Gemstone Publishing. “We’d like to thank the retailers and fans who have supported this version of the Guide. It’s much appreciated.”

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Rare Orson Welles Personal Items at Heritage

He frightened the nation with his radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. He took on William Randolph Hearst with Citizen Kane. His legendary voice was distinct unto itself.

Orson Welles was a creative firebrand and his legacy has lived on well after his passing in 1985.

When he staged The War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938, its news-style delivery confused some listeners, making them believe the events were really happening. The widespread panic often associated with the story is something of a fable, but it put Welles, who had been acclaimed on Broadway, on the larger pop culture map.

Though something of a financial dud at the time, Welles’ wrote, directed and starred in Citizen Kane, which was released in 1941 by RKO Pictures. It has gone on to be widely regarded as perhaps the finest film of all time.

Now Heritage Auctions will offer more than 70 lots of Orson Welles material, spanning his career in their Entertainment Signature Auction April 26, 2014.

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Toby Kebebell is Doctor Doom for the New FF

“Fox has found its Doctor Doom,” wrote Borys Kit on The Hollywood Reporter’s Heatvision blog. “Toby Kebbell has emerged as the choice to play the good, I mean, bad doctor in its reboot of The Fantastic Four and has begun negotiations for the role.”

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Free Comic Book Day on Long Island

Gemstone Publishing’s Associate Publisher, J.C. Vaughn, with the Free Comic Book Day issue of Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace will appear at Best Comics & Collectibles International, 1300 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY 11040, on Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. He'll also have copies of The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics and The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Art on hand.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for April 4-10, 2014

75 years ago April 10, 1939 Award-winning creator Shinji Mizushima is born. He’s best known for his work on baseball manga.

70 years ago April 5, 1944 German political cartoonist Erich Ohser commits suicide at age 41. He worked under the pseudonym “E.O. Plauen” and was best known for his Vater und Sohn strip. He dies the day before going on trial for his anti-Nazi work.

65 years ago April 4, 1949 Writer-editor-historian John Wooley is born. He’s a member of the Oklahoma Cartoonists Hall of Fame and writes Miracle Squad with artist Terry Tidwell.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRSTS: DC Comics Presents #1

DC Comics; July-August 1978
Cover by José Luis García-López and Dan Adkins

Title: “Chase to the End of Time!”
Synopsis: Superman and Flash get drawn into an alien civil war, and end up racing to the end of time.

Writer: Martin Pasko
Penciler: José Luis García-López
Inker: Dan Adkins

Review: DC Comics Presents #1 should be more enjoyable than it is. Martin Pasko’s basic premise — Superman and Flash in a race to the end of time — is a good one, but the story is hampered by too many odd plot twists and herky-jerky pacing. Superman also seems out of character throughout, but the cliffhanger ending suggests this might be by design. The art, beautifully rendered by the oft-underrated José Luis García-López, is likewise flawed. While his page design is generally excellent, the scene transitions often feel rushed. On whole, this one falls short of its potential.

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COVER STORY: Four Color Photo Covers

Dell’s Four Color may be the greatest anthology in the history of comics.

Yes, we have to give props to Showcase, The Brave and The Bold, Dark Horse Presents, Detective Comics, Tales from The Crypt, and Marvel Fanfare as well as almost any early title from the late thirties such as Feature Funnies, Fantastic Comics or Whiz.

When it comes to anthologies, I would be certainly be remiss if it didn’t also mention Love Diary, Fightin’ Forces, Tales to Astonish, Creepy, RAW, Prize Comics Western, Young Romance, Big Shot Comics, Weird Fantasy, Strange Adventures, Eagle and the one title that may be the granddaddy anthology of all time, Action Comics.

The stories in every anthology title could vacillate between the great and extraordinary to the mundane and downright terrible. But above it all, a good anthology title held the promise of variety. So how can you argue with a few off-beat heroes or a love story that sounds like you are reading it for the fifth time?

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Layton Variants of Dynamite's Gold Key at C2E2

Dynamite Entertainment’s new incarnation of the Gold Key titles Turok Dinosaur Hunter, Magnus Robot Fighter, and Solar Man of the Atom will get a set of new variant covers courtesy of SharpComics.com’s new line of “Sharp Variant” covers.

The covers were designed, penciled, and inked by veteran Iron Man artist and former Valiant editor-in-chief Bob Layton, and they were colored by Mike Cavallaro.

The Sharp Variant editions will have extremely limited print runs, with only 400 copies of the color variants and 100 B&W sketch variants per issue. Turok, Magnus, and Solar will be made available for sale exclusively at C2E2 in April at the SharpComics booth, and Dr. Spektor will be available exclusively online in May.

Individual copies of the color variants will be available for $20 each. Sketch variants of each cover will be available for $50 each. Color sets of the three first issues will be available for $50 per set (100 sets available). Those who purchase a set will be entered in a drawing for a free iPad mini, which will be held on Sunday at the convention.

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Carousel at Pottstown Gets Benefit Auction

Citizens of the historic eastern Pennsylvania city of Pottstown have banded together with additional supporters of The Carousel at Pottstown project to plan a fundraising auction for Wednesday, April 23, 2014. All profits from the event will go directly toward the ongoing restoration of a 1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Co., carousel for Pottstown’s city center.

An outstanding selection of donated antiques and quality collectibles will be offered at the auction, which will be held at Maurer & Wilson Auctioneers’ 132 E. 3rd Street gallery. Licensed auctioneers Kathy Maurer and Curt Wilson will preside over the uncataloged, country-style sale commencing at 10 AM.

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Visionary collector, author and founder of the revered Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum, Flora Gill Jacobs (1918-2006) was a potent and influential force in the hobby of dollhouse and miniature collecting. Her devotion to the famed Washington, D.C., museum that played host to the children of presidents and diplomats helped bolster the dollhouse and miniatures hobby during the last quarter of the 20th century.

Inside the museum, which attracted some 20,000 visitors annually, were breathtaking displays of miniature residences, each one painstakingly decorated with luxe furnishings and tiny accessories. In 2004, Noel Barrett auctioned the museum’s collection under instruction from Mrs. Jacobs. Now, on April 11 and 12, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on the items Flora Gill Jacobs chose for her personal collection that was displayed in her elegant suburban residence. As before, Noel Barrett Auctions has been chosen to conduct the sale.

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The Complicated Origins of The Winter Soldier

By Mark Squirek & J.C. Vaughn

There are some pretty big differences between comic book continuity and comic book-inspired movie continuity. And there are some sizeable discrepancies between comic book story continuity and comic book publishing history, too.

The Winter Soldier, James Buchanan “Bucky” Barnes, one of the most compelling characters in recent years, is at the center of several of those disputed moments.

If you grew up reading comics in the 1960s or later, you more than likely know the first modern appearance of Captain America occurred in Avengers #4, which recounted how he survived the machinations of Baron Zemo while his teenage sidekick did not.

It was a great story superbly executed by Stan Lee and Cap co-creator Jack Kirby. Bucky’s death became a prime motivator for Cap’s early Marvel adventures. Only, it required ignoring many comics that came out after the actual dates of Captain America and Bucky’s reported demises.

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Gray, gloomy days don’t seem to bother the shambling, shuffling undead, as more than 160 zombies made their way to Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) for Zombie Gras on Saturday, March 29, 2014 despite rain and cold and things that would generally keep the living indoors on a day like that.

“Our guests started off the day by enjoying treats and coffee from Ma Petite Shoe café, looking at strange and unusual oddities from Hampden Bazaar, zombie dolls at the zombunny table and zombie goods from Paramedic Zombies,” said GEM’s Nadja Martens.

“Z*Con was here as well, and Baltimore Water Taxi gave away goodies to the guests. We had makeup artists here from original sin F/X and Fantasy Artz. Josh Latta, this year’s zombie gras logo illustrator, was here with pens in hand to draw up delightful zombie pictures of guests,” she said.

At 12:30, the costume contest began, and zombies got their photo taken at the Pixilated Photobooth, and then at 1:00 the zombies made their way under a large water taxi tent to the pub crawl including Pickles Pub, Frank and Nic’s, Pratt St. Ale House and Tir Na Nog before ending up at Dick’s Last Resort.

GEM's videographer Kevin Brennan snapped the images below.

Zombie Gras will return in 2015. Stay tuned!

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The Overstreet Hall of Fame: Jack Kirby

Who are the individuals who have made great contributions to the comic book arts? Who are the writers, artists, editors, publishers and others who have plied their craft in insightful ways? The Overstreet Hall of Fame, which spotlights many such creators and leading figures, is featured in The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics.

A creative dynamo given human form, for many Jack Kirby defined with his work the very idea of what comic books should be.

In his art and stories, the obvious brash doses of daring design and explosive action were infused with something more unexpected in the eras in which he worked: an equally bold excitement for the cerebral, philosophical and spiritual. Whether working with partners such as Joe Simon (with whom he co-created Captain America, the Fighting American, Boys Ranch, and many would say the romance comics genre) and Stan Lee (co-creating the Fantastic Four, Thor, and the Silver Surfer, among others), or on his own (DC’s “Fourth World” titles such The New Gods, Mister Miracle, The Forever People, or his creator-owned Captain Victory and Silver Star), Kirby worked as much in metaphor as he did in pencil.

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The Falcon

Since the much publicized "Death of Captain America" storyline and with his appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Cap's former partner and longtime friend Sam Wilson, known as The Falcon, has seen a return to lofty heights he enjoyed previously as Steve Rogers' number one guy. It's readily discernable how essential the character is to the storyline and to the mythos of his more celebrated partner.

The late 1960s and the 1970s were times of change in American culture, and this was reflected in superhero comics, which had become much more in tune with contemporary youth during the early years of Marvel Comics.

One of the major areas of change during that period was race relations, and creators at the major comics publishers moved to include African-American characters. Black Panther joined the Marvel universe and very quickly become a member of the Avengers. Slowly, other characters like Black Lightning at DC and Black Goliath at Marvel joined the ranks. Many of them, at least at first, had the word “black” in their name, almost as if it was required. But did you know one know one of the most prominent African-American characters from this time was The Falcon?

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RECOMMENDED READING: Leonard Maltin’s 2014 Movie Guide

Plume; $25

Leonard Maltin’s 2014 Movie Guide: The Modern Era remains an indispensable aide for film enthusiasts. This year's edition includes 300 new entries covering key releases of the past year, as well as listings for a number of spaghetti westerns of the '60s and '70s not previously included. There's not a ton to say about such a key reference book that hasn't changed that much since the last one, except that there's a really good reason we call it "indispensable."

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Batman: Silver Age Newspaper Comics Vol. 1: 1966-1967

IDW Publishing; $49.99

The daily and Sunday comic strips collected in this volume don’t possess the lose-your-self-in-the-greatness feeling of Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon, Alex Raymond’s Rip Kirby or Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson’s Secret Agent Corrigan, but the Batman strip from 1966-1967 is nonetheless a mesmerizing time capsule of coolness.

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The Complete Steve Canyon – Volume 4: 1953-1954

IDW Publishing; $49.99

Action, adventure, romance, intrigue, and above all impeccable story telling once again highlight the latest collection of Milton Caniff’s Steve Canyon from The Library of American Comics (LOAC).

Caniff’s work continues to read like a one-on-one lesson of what comic strips can be when done right, matched only by the handsome volumes in which they’re collected by LOAC. Quite honestly, we long ago stopped being surprised at anything except the consistency of the product, which has been and remains absurdly good.

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April 12-13: Asbury Park Comicon
Jim Steranko, Chris Claremont, J.H. Williams III, Cliff Chiang, Bob Camp, Denis Kitchen, Evan Dorkin, Stephanie Buscema...
 

May 10: Kids Comic Con
With events leading up to and following the con itself, 2014 is a big year for KCC...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

June 20-22: HeroesCon
Heroes Convention, or HeroesCon, was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find...
 

August 23: Garden State Comic Fest
The Garden State Comic Fest has announced that its second show will take place on Saturday, August 23...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Todd Dezago (Perhapanauts), Don Rosa (The Life & Times of Scrooge McDuck), Craig Rousseau (Perhapanauts, and Joe Rubinstein (Wolverine)...
 

November 22-23: Virginia Comicon
The Virginia Comicon has announced that this year’s two-day edition of the show will be held Saturday and Sunday...

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EMOVIE POSTER 4-3-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
PREP CREMA MEDICATA linen 10x14 Italian advertising poster'50s
ALEXANDER THE MAN WHO KNOWS linen magic poster'20s
 
OVER THE TOP FOR YOU linen 20x30 WWI war poster
NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR linen travel poster '61

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EMOVIE POSTER 4-6-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
BATMAN RETURNS special 44x63 '92    BARBARELLA teaser 40x60 '68 
 
GENERAL DIED AT DAWN'36 Gary Cooper & Madeleine Carroll!   LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER '35 Gary Cooper

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HERITAGE 4-6-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

WILLIAM MEDCALF (American, 20th Century).     PEARL ALERYN FRUSH (American, 20th Century)

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=59001

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=59002

JEFFREY JONES (American, 1944-2011).

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=50010

FRANK R. PAUL (American, 1884-1963).

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=73001

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

 

George Herriman Krazy Kat                                                 Action Comics #6 (DC, 1938)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=18001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=46004

Alex Raymond Flash Gordon

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=73007

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HERITAGE APRIL 6-13 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=6034

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161415&lotIdNo=6038

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COMIC LINK'S APRIL 10 STARTING AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014apr

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH 24 APRIL 3 AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46215

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=44282

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46211

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47377

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46219

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47058

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

"COMICS ON PARADE" NEWSSTAND SIGN WITH TARZAN LEADING PARADE OF COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS.

$345.00

10-5/8x14" thin single-sided cardboard sign has 7x10" choice color image area of "Comics On Parade" #3 comic book from June 1938 featuring Tarzan carrying large globe and comic strip characters in parade behind him. School in bkg. has sign "Closed For The Season" and characters including Nancy and The Katzenjammer Kids carry report cards. Nancy has card reading "Good," Hans and Fritz being carried by Der Captain have report cards reading "Bad," Ella Cinders and Fritzie Ritz appear to be teachers and Li'l Abner carries "ABCD" book. Other characters include Abbie and Slats, Joe Jinks, Benny, Broncho Billy and others. 1" diagonal crease at lower left corner w/.25" area of tape staining at bottom margin. If matted, would display NM. Classic image. Rare.

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COMIC CONNECT'S EVENT AUCTION:

 

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=549851#

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556168

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 8

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537493

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=550380

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 9

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=554619

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=455358

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 10

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Two New Overstreet Books Set for 2014

Two new Overstreet books will be released in 2014, Gemstone Publishing has announced. They will follow the July 23 release of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 and the over-sized, spiral-bound edition known as The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44.

Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook
The first of the new books is Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook, a 160-page, full-color, square bound volume that features a special look at Batman’s 75th anniversary ranging from the first year he spent without Robin to Gotham By Gaslight, and from his Silver Age revamp to DC’s “New 52.”

The spotlight also falls on the 60th anniversary of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s Fighting American, the 45th anniversary of Vampirella, the 40th anniversary of Wolverine, and the 30th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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HeroesCon 2014 Set for June 20-22

Heroes Convention, or HeroesCon, was founded in 1982 by Shelton Drum, owner of Charlotte's Heroes Aren't Hard To Find comics shop, and since its earliest days it has been regarded as one of the best comic-centric conventions in the country. Where many conventions are comic book shows in name only, that’s not the case with this one.

HeroesCon 2014 will be held on June 20-22, 2014 at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for March 28 - April 3, 2014…

120 years ago March 28, 1894 Pioneering animator and comic-strip artist Wallace Carlson is born. He creates the Dreamy Dud animated character, animates Sidney Smith’s The Gumps in 1919, and (with Sol Hess) co-creates the comic strip The Nebbs.

115 years ago March 30, 1899 Artist and actor Sebastiano Craveri is born. He creates Formachino and comics about Zoolandia.

105 years ago March 29, 1909 Disney animator and sequence director Jack Kinney is born. He wins an Oscar for “Der Fuehrer’s Face” and is head of Jack Kinney Productions.

90 years ago March 29, 1924 Jack Elrod is born. He draws Ed Dodd’s award-winning Mark Trail newspaper strip.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRSTS: The Destructor #1

Seaboard Periodicals; February 1975
Cover by Larry Lieber and Wally Wood

Title: “The Destructor”
Synopsis: Jay Hunter’s criminal activities get his scientist father killed — but not before the old man helps him become a superhero.

Writer: Archie Goodwin
Penciler: Steve Ditko
Inker: Wally Wood

Review: One of the best series of the entire Atlas-Seaboard line, The Destructor is one part Spider-Man, one part Daredevil. That makes sense, given those are the characters Steve Ditko and Wally Wood were best known for at Marvel. The pair makes for an odd but excellent art team here, with Ditko particularly being in fine form. There’s a bit of a struggle for control, with both artists’ styles quite apparent throughout. But, for the most part, it’s the strengths of each that shine through. Given room and time to grow, this series could have been outstanding.

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COVER STORY: The Brave and the Bold #29

The early days of The Justice League of America were definitely rooted in the science fiction mindset of the 1950s.

As others have noted the team is definitely a product of the times and the first few adventures featured storylines taken from the sci-fi conventions of the fifties. More often than not that meant that stories featured implausible monsters, crazed science-based threats and mad scientists.

When the JLA first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #28 (February-March 1960) most of the public was exposed to sci-fi through what they saw in films. Theatres across America happily showcased giant ants, aggressive aliens and shrinking rays for packed audiences of kids, teenagers and that one weird adult furiously taking notes in the flashing darkness so that he could later correspond with other film fans across the country.

Coincidently that audience was the exact same audience that editors of the day felt read comic books. It is only natural that after the new incarnations of the Flash and Green Lantern were so successful that DC would tread this familiar ground when introducing The Justice League of America.

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ComicConnect Event Auction Results

ComicConnect Auction XXII closed this month with great success according to Director of Consignments Rob Reynolds.

“We had really high hopes for the auction, including the debut of the Christopher Avenue Collection, and again, we achieved another seller’s auction. We’re very grateful for the participation of some of the world’s best bidders and consignors in our Event Auctions,” he said.

Golden Age standouts included Action Comics #7 CGC 3.5 R $36,005, Action Comics #13 CGC 1.0 $9,977, All Star Comics #8 CGC 2.5 $11,150, Black Terror #8 CGC 9.4 $7,927, Detective Comics #33 CGC 7.0 $49,501, Jungle Comics #1 CGC 9.6 $47,611, Mystic Comics V2 #1 CGC 9.6 $9,701, Sensation Comics #1 CGC 5.0 $15,233, Whiz Comics #2 (#1) CGC 4.5 R $15,806.

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Bradbury’s Fireproof Fahrenheit 451 at Heritage

One of the finest known signed copies of the first edition of Ray Bradbury’s seminal 1953 masterpiece, and perhaps his most famous work Fahrenheit 451 in the original asbestos binding, no less – to ensure that the book would survive burning – is expected to bring more than $17,500, anchoring the deep selection of fine literature and Americana in Heritage Auctions’ April 2, 2014 Rare Books Signature Auction.

“Bradbury’s 1953 futuristic parable of a world without books is as relevant and readable as ever,” said James Gannon, Director of Rare Books at Heritage.” We’ve sold several copies of the first edition of this book, as collectors are always looking for it, but this superb copy is the finest we’ve yet encountered.”

With more than 1,000 lots crossing the block in the auction, highlights from two prominent private collections – one from North Carolina, one from New Orleans – offer works at a variety of price points and genres curated to suit any collecting taste.

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Results: Morphy's February 21-22 Auction

On February 21, 2014, a spirited gathering of pinball wizards congregated in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as Morphy Auctions dispersed 75 machines from a famous 35-year pinball collection. Consigned by David Silverman, founder of the National Pinball Museum, the pinball selection colorfully opened Morphy’s two-day sale of antique advertising in its many forms. The Feb. 21-22 auction included 1,300 lots that ran the gamut of soda pop, tobacciana, chewing gum and other product advertising, and grossed $1,032,000. All prices quoted in this report are inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium.

“We had a great crowd for the pinball machines, with more than 60 pinball bidders in-house and very active online and absentee participation,” said Dan Morphy, president of Morphy Auctions. “David Silverman was already pleased with the prospects going into the sale when I told him what some of the opening bids were going to be. After the sale, he was even happier.”

The top pinball lot was a scarce 1988 Williams “Banzai Run” pinball machine with a motorcycle theme. Described in Morphy’s catalog as “an exciting game to play with fast action and great callouts,” the machine more than doubled its high estimate as it crossed the finish line at $5,400.

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Original Owner James Bond Movie Poster Collection Up for Bid at eMoviePoster.com

Ian Fleming’s James Bond, agent 007 on Her Majesty’s Secret Service, first appeared in the novel Casino Royale in 1953 (a hardcover, first printing copy is expected to bring $20,000 or more in a current auction), and by 1954 CBS had adapted it for television as an episode of Climax!

That was just the beginning of Bond’s cinematic history. While that TV version of Bond, which starred Barry Nelson, is mostly a footnote to those beyond the most serious 007 enthusiasts, Sean Connery took on the role for Doctor No and put both himself and the character on the map.

And of course the film franchise has spanned more than five decades now, from Connery to George Lazenby to Connery again to Roger Moore to Timothy Dalton to Pierce Brosnan to Daniel Craig (with a side of Connery thrown in again with Never Say Never Again).

The most recent outing was Skyfall.

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Noel Barrett Offers Jacobs Dollhouses, Miniatures

Visionary collector, author and founder of the revered Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum, Flora Gill Jacobs (1918-2006) was a potent and influential force in the hobby of dollhouse and miniature collecting. Her devotion to the famed Washington, D.C., museum that played host to the children of presidents and diplomats helped bolster the dollhouse and miniatures hobby during the last quarter of the 20th century.

Inside the museum, which attracted some 20,000 visitors annually, were breathtaking displays of miniature residences, each one painstakingly decorated with luxe furnishings and tiny accessories. In 2004, Noel Barrett auctioned the museum’s collection under instruction from Mrs. Jacobs. Now, on April 11 and 12, collectors will have the opportunity to bid on the items Flora Gill Jacobs chose for her personal collection that was displayed in her elegant suburban residence. As before, Noel Barrett Auctions has been chosen to conduct the sale.

“What is different about the April auction is that we’re selling the dollhouses and furnishings separately. At the museum sale, we left the dollhouses intact,” said Noel Barrett, owner of Noel Barrett Auctions. “We’ve organized it so that the dollhouse is sold first, followed by 20 or so lots of furnishings that decorated that particular house. This gives the dollhouse buyer the freedom to put their own stamp on the décor.”

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Mosby & Co. Readies April 18 Auction

A mid-19th century Sharps Model 1855 carbine (or short-barrel rifle), a Civil War-era inscribed and dated presentation grade sword, and a pair of circa-1800 four-barrel “duck’s foot” pistols are expected headliners at an auction slated for Friday, April 18, 2014 at Mosby & Co.’s Frederick, Md., gallery. The start time is 4 PM EDT.

Militaria and weaponry are just one component of the auction, which will feature nearly 300 lots of historical items, Americana, ethnographic antiques (mostly African, Oceanic, pre-Columbian and American Indian) and quality decorative arts. Internet bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com and Invaluable.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.

“This will be a solid, diverse sale, one with strengths across every category,” said Keith Spurgeon, owner of Mosby & Co. “There is something for every taste and budget, from a few dollars to several thousand dollars.” Spurgeon had high praise for the large and fine selection of ethnographic arts and artifacts, most of which came from prominent collections in Maryland and New York.

The Civil War-era Sharps Model 1855 short-barrel carbine is exceedingly rare because it is one of only 600 U.S. martially marked carbines made by Sharps. The carbine was issued to the 1st California Dragoons and the 2nd Texas Dragoons. The example being sold has remained in the same collection dating since the 1960s.

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April 4-6: Old Toy Soldier Auctions

Old Toy Soldier Auctions (OTSA) will be mustering the troops online for their next auction, which is slated for April 4, 5 and 6, 2014. The Internet-only event features 1,778 lots, available for bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

“We’ve gathered up all types of soldiers for this auction – with many group lots included – specifically to suit the beginning or intermediate collector,” said Ray Haradin, owner of OTSA.

Day one (Friday, April 4) will feature 612 lots of W. Britains, the newer productions by the world’s most revered manufacturer of toy soldiers. Day two (Saturday, April 5) includes a 512-lot selection of primarily dime store, Mignot and early Britains soldiers. The final session (Sunday, April 6) will start with Alymer knights and move into early Britains, Mignot, Authenticast and Timpo soldiers, with 654 lots in all.

Most of the lots in OTSA’s big Internet-only auction carry estimates of less than $100, something collectors are sure to appreciate, Haradin said. “Not only does this type of sale appeal to buyers on a budget and make it possible for anyone to enjoy the toy soldier collecting hobby, it’s also an affordable way for a collector to acquire soldiers that may be missing from one of their existing sets.”

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April 4-6: Showtime Auction Services

Over 2,200 lots from two major collections, plus consignments from more than 100 other advanced collectors will be sold at auction the weekend of April 4-6, 2014 by Showtime Auction Services. The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Headlining the event will be the lifetime collection of Robert and Janet Straub of Kansas and the lifetime collection of Neil J. Frick of Michigan. Both collections are very diverse and have something for every collector in over 40 categories. This sale will be a bit different from past auctions held by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, as live, internet and phone bidding will be permitted all three days (no live-only bidding on Friday).

The auction will feature many of the collecting categories for which Showtime Auction Services has become renowned in the industry. These will include petroliana, automobilia, salesman's samples, Heinz collection, trade cards, general store and country store, advertising signs, match safes, trays, cast iron toys, pressed steel toys, barber shop and saloon.

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Another Million Dollar Auction for Hake’s

Call it a three-peat.

The most recent Hake’s Americana & Collectibles auction wrapped up March 18-20, 2014, completing another very successful auction. It comes on the heels of our best auction ever and caps a year of robust results including a significant number of impressive prices realized and three consecutive auctions with totals of over $1 million.

Total prices realized for this auction were $1,126,203.

“We have continued to see strong performances across a wide variety of collecting categories and across the full spectrum of price ranges. Rare, vintage selections in Disneyana, political items, sports cards, original comic book and comic strip art and other areas shined,” said Alex Winter, General Manger of Hake’s.

Here’s a look at some of the top items from the auction. All prices include a 15% buyer’s premium.

Political items and buttons have always been the foundations of Hake’s and the most recent auction only serves to reinforce this fact.

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Foo Fighting with Smokey Stover

Climb on into the Foomobile, because this week, we're going to pal around with one of the wackiest firemen ever. We're talking about Smokey Stover, Bill Holman's lanky goofball that kept audiences cracking up from 1935 until 1973. With bizarre, made up words and phrases, Smokey's brand of humor was utterly unique and especially appealing to audiences who could appreciate a good pun.

From the head of the firehouse Chief Cash U. Nutt (a goofball-and-a-half with a desk shaped like a foot) to the firehouse cat (a scrawny little thing with a be-ribboned tail) to Smokey's wife Cookie and son Earl, the Smokey Stover cast was a hodgepodge of hilarity and misadventure. But not only was the cast a riot, so were the settings in which they were placed. Mismatched furniture, flying heads, singing light bulbs (under which Holman wrote the caption "Light Opera"), two blades of grass greeting each other ("Lawn time no see"), a man placing fish on a table ("Laying his cods on a table")...you get the idea.

Puns and zany characters were only the beginning of Holman's genius, however. He got a kick out of making words up and either leaving them undefined or creating many different conflicting definitions for them. The phrase "Notary Sojac", for example. Holman described it as a Gaelic for "horsecrap". He also described it as Gaelic for "Merry Christmas."

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?ArticleID=146625

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RECOMMENDED READING: The Batcave Companion

TwoMorrows Publishing; $26.95

Under a cover by Neal Adams, The Batcave Companion is 240 pages of amazingly thorough research, history and opinion about two pivotal periods in the history of DC Comics’ Batman, 1964 to 1969 and 1970 to 1979. Writers Michael Eury and Michael Kronenberg chronicle the momentous changes and character evolution of the Silver Age and Bronze Age Batman comic books from his campy “New Look” of the mid-1960s to his “creature of the night” reinvention of the 1970s.

The authors interviewed many of the key contributors from those periods including Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Dennis O’Neil, and Adams, and researched those who are no longer with us. Additionally, Batman writer Mike W. Barr and comics historian Will Murray aprovided additional essays for the volume.

With 2014 marking the Dark Knight’s 75th anniversary, Eury (the writer-editor of Back Issue magazine and books like The Krypton Companion) and Kronenberg (the designer of the Spies, Vixens, and Masters of Kung Fu: The Art of Paul Gulacy) deserve their own salute. This book is an incredible work, something that no serious Bat-fan will want to be without.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?ArticleID=146623

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Valiant’s New Rai Gets the Trailer Treatment

Fans will get a further exploration of the Valiant universe in 4001 A.D. – after the introduction of the era in Eternal Warrior – in the company’s newest addition to their line-up, Rai #1.

Written by Matt Kindt (Unity) and illustrated by Clayton Crain (X-Force), the issue has been moved up to an April 30, 2014 on sale date so it will arrive in time for Free Comic Book Day.

Led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai.

SEE THE TRAILER: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1019?ArticleID=146869

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Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1

Titan Comics; $3.99

One of our favorite comics from the boom of creator-owned titles back in the 1980s has returned at long last, and thank goodness it's a concept that has never gone out of date. Alien Legion, created by writer-artist-editor Carl Potts with writer Alan Zelenetz and penciler Frank Circocco for Marvel's Epic Comics line in 1984, took the idea of the French Foreign Legion - soldiers of all nationalities, from all walks of life, no questions asked - and put it in far-off outer space. The series told the story of the TOPHAN Galactic Union (TGU, a government spanning three galaxies) and multi-species troops the TGU cared little for. Led by Captain Sarigar, who had a humanoid upper torso and a snake-like lower half, the Legion got the grunt work and was frequently viewed by their superiors as expendable. It made for some great stories.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1020?ArticleID=146649

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24 #1

IDW Publishing; $3.99

It’s been four years since Season Eight of 24 ended on television and since that point Jack Bauer has deliberately kept himself under the radar. The events at the conclusion of that season left fans with Bauer having given his all once again for his country and that time his payment was to be branded a fugitive.

In the first issue of this new series, which precedes the 12-episode TV series 24: Live Another Day (beginning May 5, 2014), we can easily surmise that Bauer has made his way outside the U.S. and has been living on the run since we last saw him.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1020?ArticleID=146867

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April 5: Camden Comic Con
The Camden Comic Con will be held on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday, April 5, 2014...
 

April 12-13: Asbury Park Comicon
Jim Steranko, Chris Claremont, J.H. Williams III, Cliff Chiang, Bob Camp, Denis Kitchen, Evan Dorkin, Stephanie Buscema...
 

May 10: Kids Comic Con
With events leading up to and following the con itself, 2014 is a big year for KCC...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

August 23: Garden State Comic Fest
The Garden State Comic Fest has announced that its second show will take place on Saturday, August 23...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comicon
Rachel Deering, Andy Runton, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, and Mike Vosburg have joined the...
 

September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
JLA/Avengers artist and She-Devils creator George Pérez, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and...
 

November 22-23: Virginia Comicon
The Virginia Comicon has announced that this year’s two-day edition of the show will be held Saturday and Sunday...

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-27-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
STAR WARS THE FIRST TEN YEARS Kilian signed    
& numbered 1sh '87 by artist Drew Struzan!
RETURN OF THE JEDI dated teaser 1sh '83 George
Lucas classic, Revenge of the Jedi, Drew art!
 
ATTACK OF THE CLONES IMAX teaser DS 1sh '02
McMacken art of Yoda, Size Matters Not!
STAR WARS TRILOGY style F 1sh '97 George
Lucas, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi!

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-30-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
SHEENA style B Pakistani '84                        NAKED KILLER Hong Kong '92

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HERITAGE 3-30-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

 

GIL ELVGREN (American, 1914-1980).      GIL ELVGREN (American, 1914-1980).

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=68001

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=37001

CHARLES BINGER (American, 20th Century).    MARCUS BOAS (American, 20th Century).

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=58005

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=50002

FIRST PAGE:  http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=5165&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-071713

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HERITAGE MARCH 30 ENDING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

Al Capp Li'l Abner Daily

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=20006

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=34001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=40003

 

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=36061

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=36060

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=22117

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=40001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=40002

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121413&lotIdNo=28007#Photo

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HERITAGE APRIL 25 STARTING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

Gene Colan and Klaus Janson Jemm Son of Saturn #3 Cover

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=1014

 

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=47005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=1011

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=63009

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=63014

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=63018

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=63010

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=63005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=47076

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HERITAGE MARCH 30 ENDING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=12005

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=12003

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=12024

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=8003

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=11025

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=8035

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=12006#Photo

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161413&lotIdNo=12010

FIRST PAGE: 

http://movieposters.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=161413&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

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COMIC LINK'S MARCH 25 ENDING AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=69

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=69

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=70

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=71

 

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=71

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=71

FIRST PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH 24 APRIL 3 AUCTION:

 

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47349

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47300

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47256

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47314

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47342

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47056

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 HAKE'S MARCH AUCTION:

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129333

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129529

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=128812

FLEISCHER SUPERMAN "LOIS LANE" ORIGINAL STUDIO-USED MODEL SHEET.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129109

SUPERMAN "JAPOTEURS" CARTOON ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DRAWING.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129253

MORE SUPERMAN: http://www.hakes.com/search.asp?Auction=211&SearchOpen=1&CategoryID=236

 

"THE BEASTS OF TARZAN" FILE COPY BLB.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130431

"TARZAN BIG LITTLE BOOK PICTURE PUZZLES" COMPLETE SET.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130448

"THE SON OF TARZAN" FILE COPY BTLB.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130432

"TARZAN OF THE APES IN PICTURE PUZZLES" COMPLETE BOXED SET.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130447

MORE TARZAN: http://www.hakes.com/search.asp?Auction=211&SearchOpen=1&CategoryID=258

“JUNGLE STORIES” #1 PULP  “KI-GOR KING OF THE JUNGLE”.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130177

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COMIC CONNECT'S MARCH EVENT AUCTION:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=455321

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=465434

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 8

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=465466

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=455295

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 9

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=555725

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=550461

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 10

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Kirby's Cap Origin Scores Big for Hake's

Jack Kirby’s two-page re-telling of Captain America’s origin in Captain America #109 (cover dated January 1969) topped the Thursday, March 20, 2014 session of Hake’s Americana & Collectibles auction #211 with a final price of $43,320.50 (including the 15% buyer's premium).

In a scene familiar to comic book fans and now moviegoers, the sequence shows Steve Rogers entering Dr. Erskine’s futuristic laboratory and being enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum, in order to aid the United States government's efforts to win World War II. The second page shows Rogers transforming from his previous scrawny physique to that of the muscular Captain America.

In this case, of course, Kirby was recreating his own work from Captain America Comics #1.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146531

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"Final" Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer Released

Sony has released what they call the final trailer for Amazing Spider-Man 2, and it is jam-packed with characters, including plenty of villains.

The film, which opens May 2, 2014 features Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone back as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, respectively, and Sally Field returning as Aunt May, as well. The new cast includes Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn, Jamie Foxx as Electro, and Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, among others.

The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner, and the film is directed by Marc Webb.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146537

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FAN: GEM Launches Monthly Online Magazine

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum has launched a new, monthly online magazine that will have a familiar name to it for longtime Overstreet readers.

FAN (for the Fandom Advisory Network) features columns on cosplay, collecting, comics history, a rotating “Fan To Pro” story (inspired by the popular segment of The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics), and more.

Each month, FAN will bring you an excursion into being a fan, with reflections on different aspects of participating in fandom and unique looks at the things of which we are fans.

There’s plenty of space for your feedback, too!

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146561

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Bendis & Oeming's Powers Heads to PlayStation

Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming’s creator-owned comic book series Powers is coming to a Sony PlayStation near you as an original series. The long gestating project, originally developed as a pilot for Fox’s FX Network, will bow with an original season of about 10 episodes.

“PlayStation joins rival, Microsoft’s XBox, which announced Halo as its first original scripted series a year ago though the project doesn’t have a green light yet,” Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva reported.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146470

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Captain Action Gets New 3.75” Figures

Captain Action Enterprises and ZICA Toys have teamed up to produce a series of retro-style 3.75” figures, which will debut later this year.

These figures represent the latest addition to the world of the changeable character who has taken on the roles of various heroes ranging from Batman to Buck Rogers and from the Lone Ranger to Sgt. Fury.

Captain Action, created by Stan Weston for Ideal Toys in 1966, has experienced a strong resurgence in recent years with toys, comics and collectibles, and now they have an animated series in development.

The comics were first brought to life by Jim Shooter, Wally Wood and Gil Kane at DC and most recently in the mini-series Codename: Action at Dynamite.

Current plans call for the first wave to include characters such as Captain Action, Action Boy, Dr. Evil and the Silver Streak.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146554

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Asbury Park Comicon Returns April 12-13

The Asbury Park Comicon will hold its fourth show April 12-13, 2014 at the historic Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel with Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. artist Jim Steranko, X-Men writer Chris Claremont, Sandman artist J.H. Williams III, Wonder Woman artist Cliff Chiang, Ren & Stimpy co-creator Bob Camp, historian and cartoonist Denis Kitchen, Milk & Cheese creator Evan Dorkin, and artist Stephanie Buscema among those on the guest roster.

There will be a wide spectrum of comics from dollar bin bargains all the way up to super-rare comics for $10,000 to $20,000, according to show promoter Cliff Galbraith.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146550

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Kids Comic Con Returns May 10

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, children, parents, teachers, and fans of comic books, manga, graphic novels, animation, anime, sci-fi, movies, pop culture and fantasy literature will have an opportunity to enter into a world of wondrous imagination, fun and learning at the Kids Comic Con 8 (KCC 8) taking place at the Bronx Community College, 181st Street and University Avenue, Bronx, New York, from 10 AM to 6 PM.

The annual event continues KCC’s mission to encourage positivity through imagination and creativity, with special kid-targeted programming including drawing workshops, special presentations, cosplayers, panels and autograph signings by a variety of comics industry and children’s entertainment professionals.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146549

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Valiant to Launch RPGs, Table Top Games

Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Catalyst Game Labs to produce role-playing and tabletop games featuring Valiant’s library of characters. The partnership will lead off in mid-2014 with the release of the Valiant Universe RPG—Valiant’s first-ever role-playing game, designed for the Cue System (the Origins and ENnie awards-nominated system first published in Catalyst’s 1950s Rockets-Rayguns-Robots RPG, Cosmic Patrol). Subsequent releases, spotlighting a wide array of Valiant properties, will follow in 2015 and beyond.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146552

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The X-Files Gets a Board Game from IDW

The X-Files jumped from the TV screen to the comic book page to the big screen, and now it’s making the leap to table tops with a new board game from IDW Games. The X-Files board game will focus heavily on material from the first three seasons of the television series, giving fans a chance to start from the beginning of the phenomenon, the company said in a release.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146551

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Emerald City Comicon

Jeff Smith, Kenichi Sonoda, Arthur Adams, Ed McGuinness and Stan Sakai head up the all-star creator guest roster for this year’s Emerald City Comicon, which will be held March 28-30, 2014 in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146415

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Zombie Gras

You could call it “staggering,” because that’s precisely what many of the attendees will be doing. Geppi’s Entertainment Museum (GEM) will kick off its fourth annual Zombie Gras festivities on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

The event has turned into one of the – if not the – biggest days of the year at GEM, as make-up artists, vendors, cosplayers (those who come in costume) and pop culture enthusiasts of all ages fill the museum’s halls and galleries. Zombie fans spanning the eras from George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead to Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead (and everything in between) will be on hand.

Zombie Gras starts at 10 AM as the living and the undead gather at GEM. From then until 6 PM participants 21 years old and over will be able to get wrist bands entitling them to specials at participating bars and restaurants for the now-traditional zombie pub crawl.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146419

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Comic Art Con

The next edition of Comic Art Con will be held Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Clarion Hotel Empire Meadowlands Hotel, 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, New Jersey (the same hotel as previous show; only the name has changed). 

Admission is $10 and parking is free.

For those who might be new to it, Comic Art Con is a show dedicated solely to original comic art. 

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146418

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for March 21 – 27, 2014…

100 years ago March 22, 1914 Writer-artist John Stanley is born. He works anonymously for Dell Comics for most of his career. Best-known now for his work on Little Lulu comic books, he also creates (and does get credit for) Melvin Monster.

95 years ago March 22, 1919 Teacher and artist Bernie Krigstein is born. He is best known for his innovative work for E.C. comics.

85 years ago March 22, 1929 Artist and caricaturist Mort Drucker is born. He is especially known for years of contributions to Mad.

85 years ago March 26, 1929 Award-winning satiric artist, graphic designer, and writer Edward Sorel is born. With Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, and Reynold Ruffins, he co-founds Push Pin Studios. He is especially known for contributions to such magazines as Village Voice, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair.

65 years ago March 27, 1949 Writer, publisher, and agent Mike Friedrich is born.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=146518

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRSTS: Spanner’s Galaxy #1

DC Comics; 1984
Cover by Tom Mandrake

Title: “Castling”
Synopsis: Polaris Spanner recalls his past, from becoming a Kaborian squire to discovering he’s an intergalactic fugitive.

Writer: Nicola Cuti
Penciler: Tom Mandrake
Inker: Mandrake

Review: When Spanner’s Galaxy originally hit the stands, this reviewer was still pretty new to the world of sci-fi. As such, this miniseries seemed fresh and full of big ideas. Today, it’s obvious for what it is: A largely uninspired rehash of genre tropes and clichés. Tom Mandrake’s art is similarly pedestrian and does little to enhance the story. Still, this is clearly a labor of love for Charlton alum Nicola Cuti, and there’s enough intrigue here – barely – to bring readers back for more.

Grade: C

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=146516

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COVER STORY: Four Color #92

Today Pinocchio stands as the Disney Studio’s greatest artistic achievement in animated film. Even if you take umbrage at that audacious and inarguably correct statement, the clock scene alone destroys all arguments to the contrary!

With all opinionated hyperbole reigned in and every antagonistic declaration set aside, fans and collectors all agree on one thing, Disney comic books are always fun to read and collect.

Last week in Scoop, we took a look at the early comic book appearances the studio’s first great full-length animation adaptation, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This week we look at what many consider to be the studio’s greatest animated film, Pinocchio.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=146523

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Cochran's Gasoline Alley Volume Draws Rave

Congratulations to our old friend and former colleague Russ Cochran on the rave review the New York Journal of Books gave for his new book, Gasoline Alley Volume 1: The Complete Sundays 1920-1922. Scoop’s own Mark Squirek, a NYJB regular, detailed Cochran’s anthology of Frank King’s pioneering work on the strip.

If you’d like to look for it, the book is published by Dark Horse.

 

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=146526

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Red Blue LEGO Chair Up for Bid at Heritage

A life-sized Droog design editions Red blue LEGO Chair, which comes out of the collection of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and is one of just eight such pieces that exist – including examples on display in museums around the world – may bring more than $10,000 when it crosses the block at Heritage Auctions in Dallas on April 23, 2014.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=146487

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April 4-6 Event at Old Toy Soldier Auctions

Old Toy Soldier Auctions (OTSA) will be mustering the troops online for their next auction, which is slated for April 4, 5 and 6, 2014. The Internet-only event features 1,778 lots, available for bidding through LiveAuctioneers.

“We’ve gathered up all types of soldiers for this auction – with many group lots included – specifically to suit the beginning or intermediate collector,” said Ray Haradin, owner of OTSA.

Day one (Friday, April 4) will feature 612 lots of W. Britains, the newer productions by the world’s most revered manufacturer of toy soldiers. Day two (Saturday, April 5) includes a 512-lot selection of primarily dime store, Mignot and early Britains soldiers. The final session (Sunday, April 6) will start with Alymer knights and move into early Britains, Mignot, Authenticast and Timpo soldiers, with 654 lots in all.

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March 29: Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

365 lots of fresh, quality merchandise in a host of diverse categories – musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more – will be sold on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The auction will begin promptly at 11 AM EDT.

The musical items will feature rare Victrolas, gramophones, music boxes, phonographs and jukeboxes. Also sold will be automatons, slot machines, arcade games, vending and soda machines, cash registers, historical, wall phones, trade stimulators, tin litho, display cases, signs, posters, scales, political, bicycles and baseball. In short, it’s a sale with something for everyone.

Three lots are expected to hit or exceed $10,000. They are a Regina Style 38 disc changer music box with 5¢ coin-operated mechanism and refinished case (est. $10,000-$15,000), a Caille Brothers one-cent coin-op baseball trade stimulator (est. $12,000-$15,000), and a figural slave abolition wood carving of a kneeling male slave, 56 inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000).

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April 4-6: Showtime Auction Services

Over 2,200 lots from two major collections, plus consignments from more than 100 other advanced collectors will be sold at auction the weekend of April 4-6, 2014 by Showtime Auction Services. The three-day event will be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Headlining the event will be the lifetime collection of Robert and Janet Straub of Kansas and the lifetime collection of Neil J. Frick of Michigan. Both collections are very diverse and have something for every collector in over 40 categories. This sale will be a bit different from past auctions held by Showtime Auction Services in Ann Arbor, as live, internet and phone bidding will be permitted all three days (no live-only bidding on Friday).

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Julie Adams: Of Andy, Elvis and The Creature

In her life as an actor, Julie Adams has shared star billing with John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Jimmy Stewart, Glenn Ford, Charlton Heston and Elvis Presley. When it comes to television she has appeared on over one hundred different shows and is still working today.

Here is just a partial list of her work on TV. The actual number of shows that she has had significant roles on is mind-boggling. Lost, C.S.I. N.Y., Kolchak The Night Stalker, Andy Griffith, The Girl from U.N.C.L.E., 77 Sunset Strip, Quincy, Beverly Hills 90210, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Sliders, Perry Mason, The Rifleman and Maverick.

Ms. Adams’ career in films and on television stretches back over 50 years and she is still in demand by directors to this day. Despite her stunningly impressive résumé and her additional accomplishments as an author, for many there is only one role for which she will be remembered:

Kay Lawrence in The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

Ms. Adams recently spoke with Scoop’s Mark Squirek about her memories of that classic film as well as other aspects of her long career and her new book, The Lucky Southern Star: Reflections from the Black Lagoon (among other places, it is available on her site, along with movie posters and photographs from her long career, all of which she will be glad to sign upon request).

The Creature
Julia Adams may have shared the screen with the King of Rock and Roll (Elvis Presley in Tickle Me, 1965) but the first thing everyone wants to know is what was it like working on The Creature from the Black Lagoon?

“At first it was just another job, but Jack Arnold was such a magnificent director and everyone in the ensemble cast members so good, that I thought that we might be making something extraordinary,” she said.

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The Overstreet Hall of Fame: Roy Thomas

Who are the individuals who have made great contributions to the comic book arts? Who are the writers, artists, editors, publishers and others who have plied their craft in insightful ways? The Overstreet Hall of Fame, which spotlights many such creators and leading figures, is featured in The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics.

Besides being Stan Lee’s first successor as Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, Roy William Thomas, Jr. has enjoyed a long career as a writer, editor and comics historian. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comic book audiences.  With Conan The Barbarian and Savage Sword of Conan, he added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard’s character and helped launch a sword and sorcery genre in comics.  Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden Age superheroes to new audiences by creating The Invaders at Marvel and a short while later the All-Star Squadron and Infinity Inc. at DC. 

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Ms. Tree

In the pages of Eclipse Magazine, the serialized first comic book adventures of Ms. Tree, private investigator Michael Tree, began appearing in 1981. It's been a long road since then, taking the tough-as-nails leading lady through Aardvark-Vanaheim, Renegade Press, First Comics, and DC Comics, movie options, and most recently a 2008 novel from Hard Case Crime.

Created by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Terry Beatty, Ms. Tree is cut from the same cloth as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. Spillane and Collins were close friends in real life, and Ms. Tree is the tough guy's tough girl. She is sharp, insightful, hard-nosed, somewhat caustic, and when called for, very deadly.

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March 28-30: Emerald City Comicon
Jeff Smith, Kenichi Sonoda, Arthur Adams, Ed McGuinness and Stan Sakai head up the all-star creator guest roster...
 

March 30: Comic Art Con
The next edition of Comic Art Con will be held Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the...
 

March 29: Zombie Gras
You could call it “staggering,” because that’s precisely what many of the attendees will be doing...
 

April 5: Camden Comic Con
The Camden Comic Con will be held on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday, April 5, 2014...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comicon
Artist Michael Golden and writer-editor Renee Witterstaetter will make return appearances and artist Mike Zeck...
 

September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
JLA/Avengers artist and She-Devils creator George Pérez, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and...
 

November 22-23: Virginia Comicon
The Virginia Comicon has announced that this year’s two-day edition of the show will be held Saturday and Sunday...

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-18-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
DAS MADCHEN MIT DEN SCHMALEN HUFTEN Turkish         LULU BELLE Spanish '54 Dorothy Lamour

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-20-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-23-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
AUDREY HEPBURN stage play 8x10 still '54   ANNA MAY WONG 8x10 key book '31 

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HERITAGE 3-23-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

FIRST PAGE:  http://sports.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=151412&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

  

 HUGH JOSEPH WARD                                                        HAROLD VON SCHMIDT

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=24003

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=36024

RON LESSER                                                                 ENRICH TORRES

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=64014

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=1012

  

COURTNEY ALLEN                                                      FRANK KELLY FREAS

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=23001

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=50008

FIRST PAGE:  http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=5165&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-071713

HOME PAGE: http://www.ha.com/

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HERITAGE MARCH 17 STARTING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=1007

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=1003

 

Lord of the Rings Gandalf Production Cel   George Guzzi Production Art (undated).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=16001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=1010

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=37063

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=37061

 

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=12016

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=25088

  

Gene Colan and Dick Ayers Captain America    Gordon Purcell and Terry Pallot Star Trek

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=15005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=16004

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=37069

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=37016

Jim Silke Bettie Page Queen of the Nile     Jim Silke Bettie Page Queen of the Nile

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=35001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121412&lotIdNo=35002

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HERITAGE APRIL 25 STARTING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

Frank Frazetta Personal Love   Frank Miller and Klaus Janson Batman

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=61001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=13001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=21003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotIdNo=21002

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HERITAGE 3-22/23-14 ENDING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83337

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83340

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83347

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83352

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83355

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83357

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83353

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83356

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83344

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83291

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83293

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83302

FIRST PAGE: 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+793+794+791+792+2088+4294944564

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COMIC LINK'S MARCH 25 ENDING AUCTION:

 

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=2

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=49&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=3

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=77&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=76

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=76

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=50&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=50&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=49&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=49&x=0&y=0

FIRST PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH 24 APRIL 3 AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47349

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47165

 

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47338

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47358

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47058

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47082

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=45225

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=45478

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 HAKE'S MARCH 18-20 CLOSINGAUCTION:

"THE PHANTOM" COMIC BOOK LOT OF 12.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129000

THE PHANTOM ORIGINAL PAINTING BY FRED FREDERICKS.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129061

"THE PHANTOM" FRED FREDERICKS ORIGINAL SUNDAY PAGE ART PAIR.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129069

"THE PHANTOM AND THE SIGN OF THE SKULL" FILE COPY BTLB.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130421

"THE RETURN OF THE PHANTOM" FILE COPY BTLB.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130422

"THE PHANTOM" MOVIE SERIAL POSTER.            THE PHANTOM "ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN AFRICA" MOVIE SERIAL POSTER.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129840

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129841

"THE PHANTOM" BOXED COLLEGEVILLE COSTUME.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=128752

ALL CATEGORIES: http://www.hakes.com/#browse

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COMIC CONNECT'S APRIL AUCTION:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=528700

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=528693

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 8

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=455290

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=455293

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 9

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=455289

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=547342

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END APRIL 10

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Marvel Kicks Off 75th Anniversary Celebration

This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Marvel Comics #1, the 1939 issue from which eventually sprang – decades later – the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s website, Marvel.com, will be celebrating throughout the year with extensive coverage of all things Marvel.

They’ve kicked things off with a trailer narrated by Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso.

You can also join the conversation on Twitter with #Marvel75.

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Morphy Auctions Adds Antique Cars Division

Already an established force in the sale of antiques, art and quality collectibles, Morphy Auctions has opened a new division to handle the auction of antique and classic cars, motorcycles and other vintage vehicles.

Dan Morphy, president and founder of Morphy Auctions, said the move into antique and vintage cars was a natural transition. “There’s a tremendous amount of crossover between buyers of antique firearms, toys and advertising – three of our core categories – and those who collect classic cars,” Morphy said. “Many of our consignors have expressed the desire to consign their automobiles and motorcycles to us, and now we have a division dedicated exclusively to handling those consignments.”

“Our first auction will take place on October 11, 2014, after the October Hershey and Carlisle car shows,” Morphy continued. “We’ll be conducting the sale at our Lancaster County auction facility, which is an easy drive from both shows.”

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Golden, Witterstaetter, Zeck Head to Baltimore

Artist Michael Golden (Micronauts) and writer-editor Renee Witterstaetter (Joe Jusko: Maelstrom) will make return appearances and artist Mike Zeck (Punisher) will join the guest roster for the first time at the September 5-7, 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con.

The convention will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, a short walk from the famous, tourist-friendly Inner Harbor area and immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum. This is the Baltimore Comic-Con’s 15th anniversary and it will mark their first time as a three-day show.

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Next Weekend: MegaCon

MegaCon has announced a full slate of guests for their March 21 -23, 2014 show at the Orange County Convention Center, Hall SB, in the North-South Building in Orlando, FL.

The comic book creator guest roster includes (in alphabetical order) Neal Adams, Nick Bradshaw, Frank Brunner, J. Scott Campbell, Amanda Conner, Chuck Dixon, Michael Golden, Cully Hamner, Dan Jurgens, Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Ron Marz, Mike Mayhew, Mike McKone, Mike Miller, Joshua Ortega, Jimmy Palmiotti, George Pérez, Brandon Peterson, Brian Pulido, Bart Sears, Bill Sienkiewicz, Karl Story, Frank Tieri, Billy Tucci, Ethan Van Sciver, Mark Waid, Renee Witterstaetter, and Skottie Young.

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Hero Initiative Brings Herb Trimpe to MegaCon

Hero Initiative, the non-profit that aids comic veterans in medical and financial need, will hit the Orlando MegaCon from March 21-23, 2014 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Hero’s booth, #733, will be the only place to see the original Wolverine artist, Herb Trimpe!

In addition, artist George Pérez will be at his own booth, #417 on the floor, signing comics and doing sketches for benefit of Hero Initiative all weekend.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=146258

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Emerald City Comicon Set for March 28-30

Jeff Smith, Kenichi Sonoda, Arthur Adams, Ed McGuinness and Stan Sakai head up the all-star creator guest roster for this year’s Emerald City Comicon, which will be held March 28-30, 2014 in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center.

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Comic Art Con Readies March 30 Show

The next edition of Comic Art Con will be held Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Clarion Hotel Empire Meadowlands Hotel, 2 Harmon Plaza, Secaucus, New Jersey (the same hotel as previous show; only the name has changed). 

Admission is $10 and parking is free.

For those who might be new to it, Comic Art Con is a show dedicated solely to original comic art. 

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for March 14 – 20, 2014…

175 years ago March 17, 1839 Yoshitoshi Tsukioka is born. He becomes a foremost Japanese woodblock artist.

135 years ago March 14, 1879 French comics pioneer Louis Forton is born. He creates Les Pieds Nickelés and Bibi Fricotin.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRSTS: Cloak and Dagger #1

Marvel; October 1983
Cover by Rick Leonardi and Terry Austin

Title: Untitled
Synopsis: Cloak and Dagger seek vengeance against those who prey on runaways – but an NYPD detective trailing them doesn’t like vigilantes.

Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Rick Leonardi
Inker: Terry Austin

Review: Writer Bill Mantlo is one of the underrated workhorses of the Bronze Age. While best known for inspired work on toy spinoffs Rom and The Micronauts, his most lasting creations were most likely Cloak and Dagger (and, now, maybe Rocket Raccoon). Grounded and gritty, this street-level story would have fit in well with the noir-flavored trends of later years. Mantlo finds a perfect complement in his art team: Rick Leonardi’s work is lean and kinetic, while Terry Austin’s inks provide the requisite grit. Marvel’s batting average on its early miniseries was very high.
Grade: A-

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COVER STORY: Four Color #49

Until the appearance of Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories in 1940, the Disney presence in comic books were with very few exceptions limited to newspaper strip reprints.

Featuring Donald Duck on the memorable cover of its first issue, WDC&S #1 (October 1940) inaugurated a long and very rewarding presence of Disney characters in comic books. The title is generally considered to be one of the bestselling books in the history of comics, with estimates on circulation at its peak being over three million copies a month for a single title.

Since the relationship between Western and Dell didn’t begin until 1940, that left the first two Disney full-length films playing catch-up when it comes to a significant presence in comic books.

In 1937 the animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs appeared to rapturous audiences and critical acclaim. Many felt a full length animated feature couldn’t have been made, much less be successful.

As successful as it was, when it came to comic books the film only began to develop a presence in the medium with the planned rerelease of Snow White to theatres in February 1944.

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Jack Kirby and Captain America

Comic strip artists often stuck around for the long haul with the strips they had developed, but in the days before widespread creator ownership of comic book characters, incredibly long tenures with comic book characters was something of an anomaly.

But then again, so was Jack Kirby.

He and Joe Simon had created Captain America in the early days of 1941, when the character first appeared in Captain America Comics #1.

Kirby's career, of course, spanned decades. While he and Simon left Timely not all that long after Captain America’s debut, he became the workhorse of the early days of the company’s Marvel era.

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Batman: The Killing Joke Prelim Art at Hake’s

Batman: The Killing Joke is often ranked as one of the most important Batman stories of the 1980s, if not ever.

Written by Watchmen co-creator Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland, the story had lasting effects on the mainstream Batman comic book continuity due to the shooting and subsequent paralysis of Barbara Gordon (formerly Batgirl) by Batman’s archnemesis, The Joker.

Published as a one-shot graphic novel in 1988, the story also looked at the oddly symbiotic relationship between Batman and The Joker, as well as -- perhaps -- offering a glimpse into The Joker’s life before he became the Clown Prince of Crime.

Aside from Moore’s storytelling, the one-shot, hooks its readers with Brian Bolland’s meticulous art, which presented a realistic approach to an oftentimes unrealistic cast and shows us the path to madness.

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March 22: Foote Doll Collection at Morphy's

Morphy Auctions’ March 22, 2014 Premier Doll Auction will showcase the multigenerational collection of the Foote family of Maryland. Doll collectors in the Washington, D.C., suburbs would be quite familiar with Iverna and Irving Foote, as they were active members of the Dollology Club and regular attendees at UFDC conventions and the Gaithersburg Doll Show.

The Foote collection’s heritage traces back to Irving’s mother, Dorothy Budde Foote, who was from Medina, Ohio. She joined her first doll club in 1940, but her doll collecting started even earlier, with the acquisition of Oriental dolls she bought to use at her church Sunday School classes. Later, Dorothy’ became interested in antique dolls, after seeing a picture on the cover of Antiques magazine.

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March 29: Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

365 lots of fresh, quality merchandise in a host of diverse categories – musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more – will be sold on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The auction will begin promptly at 11 AM EDT.

The musical items will feature rare Victrolas, gramophones, music boxes, phonographs and jukeboxes. Also sold will be automatons, slot machines, arcade games, vending and soda machines, cash registers, historical, wall phones, trade stimulators, tin litho, display cases, signs, posters, scales, political, bicycles and baseball. In short, it’s a sale with something for everyone.

Three lots are expected to hit or exceed $10,000. They are a Regina Style 38 disc changer music box with 5¢ coin-operated mechanism and refinished case (est. $10,000-$15,000), a Caille Brothers one-cent coin-op baseball trade stimulator (est. $12,000-$15,000), and a figural slave abolition wood carving of a kneeling male slave, 56 inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000).

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Francesco Francavilla Covers The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44

The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44 will feature an original Afterlife with Archie cover by acclaimed series artist Francesco Francavilla.

Comicvine.com and Gamma Squad broke the news this week.

Produced as a limited edition for comic book dealers, serious collectors and historians, The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is an oversized, spiral-bound version of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide that includes only the pricing sections and the lists of top comics. In other words, it has no ads and no articles, nothing but copious amounts of pricing and other data.

This oversized, spriral-bound format, limited edition of the Guide was revived with Overstreet #42 at the request of direct market retailers, back issues dealers, and serious collectors.

Through more than four decades, Overstreet cover artists have included Joe Kubert, Will Eisner, Carl Barks, Wally Wood, Alex Schomburg, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, Alex Ross, George Pérez, John K. Snyder III, Mark Chiarello, Darwyn Cooke, Walter Simonson, Amanda Conner, Joe Jusko, Adam Hughes, Mike Deodato, Andy Kubert, and many other superstars.

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Dean Cain’s Superman Suit

When Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman debuted on ABC on September 12, 1993 the public wasn’t sure what to expect.

Memories of Christopher Reeve were still fresh in people’s minds and this new, younger Superman with the slicked back hair was going to have to prove himself. He quickly did as Dean Cain’s performance as the Man of Steel received praise from critics and fans alike.

The series continued for four seasons, focusing just as much on Lois Lane (played by Teri Hatcher) and Clark Kent’s relationship and their relationship with the show’s cast of supporting characters as it did on Superman’s super-heroic adventures.

While it’s been over 16 years since the show wrapped up and other actors have worn the red boots and cape, Dean Cain’s portrayal of Superman is considered one of the most iconic of the 1990s. During the Death of Superman storyline in 1992, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures Of Superman helped bridge the gap left by a world without Superman.

Of course there have been a number of men who have portrayed Superman on both the silver screen and TV over the years, including the aforementioned Cain and Reeve. Superman’s costume has changed as the times change but that classic red and blue color scheme remains the same. Dean Cain’s costume was no different.

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March 21 -23: MegaCon
MegaCon has announced a full slate of guests for their March 21 -23, 2014 show at the Orange County Convention Center...
 

March 21-23: 2014 Mid-Missouri Collectors Show
The 2014 Mid-Missouri Collectors Show will be held March 21-23, 2014 at the Inn at...
 

March 29: Zombie Gras
You could call it “staggering,” because that’s precisely what many of the attendees will be doing...
 

March 30: Comic Art Con
Comic Art Con has announced its spring and fall dates for 2014. The shows will be held on...
 

April 5: Camden Comic Con
The Camden Comic Con will be held on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday, April 5, 2014...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

June 14-15: Special Edition: NYC
Reed Pop has announced a new comic show for New York City, one that is much more intimate than the gigantic scope of...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comicon
Tom Raney, Budd Root, and Andy Smith have been added to the guest roster along with Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and Jim Starlin...
 

September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
JLA/Avengers artist and She-Devils creator George Pérez, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and...

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THIS ENDS SWAP TALK POSTINGS FOR 3-16-14

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-11-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
SUPERMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES set of 5 16x20 TV posters '90s / FREAKAZOID set of 3 16x20 TV posters '90s

HOME PAGE: http://www.emovieposter.com/

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-13-14 CLOSING AUCTION:

HOME PAGE: http://www.emovieposter.com/

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-16-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
CINEFANTASTIQUE lot of 79 magazines + index '70-90 every issue from the first 20 years!
BELLE OF THE NINETIES mini WC '34 art of sexy Mae West, the country is talking about it!

HOME PAGE: http://www.emovieposter.com/

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HERITAGE 3-16-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

FIRST PAGE:  http://sports.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=151411&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

HOME PAGE: http://www.ha.com/

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HERITAGE MARCH 16 ENDING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=43066

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=30005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=43072

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=39022

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=27099

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=43059

  

George Wunder Terry and the Pirates           George Clark The Neighbors

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=18003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=22001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=43052

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121411&lotIdNo=14008

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HERITAGE 3-22/23-14 ENDING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83435

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83452

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83387

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83389

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83394

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83400

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83423

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83427

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83424

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83425

FIRST PAGE: 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+793+794+791+792+2088+4294944564

HOME PAGE: http://www.ha.com/

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

 

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=60001

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=40057

FIRST PAGE:  http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=5165&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-071713

HOME PAGE: http://www.ha.com/

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COMIC LINK'S MARCH 12 STARTING AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=47

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=8&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=8&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=30&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=31

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=32

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=33

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=38

FIRST PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar

HOME PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47153

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47256

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47184

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46728

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47039

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47111

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47293

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47308

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47309

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47319

FIRST PAGE: http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-inventory.php

HOME PAGE: http://www.pedigreecomics.com/

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 HAKE'S MARCH AUCTION:

 

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130410

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129839

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131132

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129236

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129817

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130434

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130433

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131050

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129828

 

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129316

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130423

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130880

ALL CATEGORIES: http://www.hakes.com/#browse

HOME PAGE: http://www.hakes.com/

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COMIC CONNECT'S MARCH EVENT AUCTION:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=546296

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=545076

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 10

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=491810

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=532426

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 11

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=529628

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=534184

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 12

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=547144

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=547133

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 13

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537556

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=545718

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 14

HOME PAGE: http://www.comicconnect.com/

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The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #44

For years the role of cover artist for The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide has attracted some of the greatest creators in the history of our medium. Last Friday we announced that J.G. Jones and J. Scott Campbell provide this year’s covers. Now we’re pleased to reveal them.

J.G. Jones’ cover not only celebrates the 75th anniversary of Batman, it does so with the influence of the great Saturday Evening Post and advertising illustrator J.C. Leyendecker, creating an image that is as elegant as it is captivating.

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Rare 1947 Dracula Three-Sheet at Heritage

The only known copy of the three-sheet for the 1947 reissue of Universal’s 1931 production of Dracula could sell for $40,000 when it goes up for bid in Heritage Auctions’ Vintage Movie Poster Signature Auction in Dallas, March 22-23, 2014.

The poster, almost seven feet tall, features an imposing image of Bela Lugosi, and it is one of more than 1,200 unique lots in the auction.

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Alien Legion Returns, This Time from Titan

Take the concept of the French Foreign Legion - soldiers of all nationalities, from all walks of life, no questions asked - and put it in far-off outer space. This is the concept that writer-artist-editor Carl Potts brought to Marvel's Epic Comics line in 1984. With writer Alan Zelenetz, penciler Frank Circocco, and inker Terry Austin, Alien Legion told the story of the TOPHAN Galactic Union (TGU, a government spanning three galaxies) and multi-species troops the TGU cared little for.

Led by Captain Sarigar, who had a humanoid upper torso and a snake-like lower half, the Legion got the grunt work and was frequently viewed by their superiors as expendable. It made for some great stories.

In its Epic incarnation, Alien Legion ran for two regular series totaling 38 issues, 10 issues in the form of mini-series and one-shots, and one graphic novel before coming to an end in 1991.

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Canadian Whites Score Big at ComicLink

“For the first time ever really a strong group of quality ‘Canadian Whites’ were on auction and the results can only be described as historic,” ComicBookDaily’s Walter Durajlija said.

ComicLink’s recently concluded February Featured Auction included 36 of these rare Golden Age comics from Canada. The results caught some by surprise, but others have been watching for just such an event for some time now.

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IDW Launches Star Trek Photonovel Series

When we reviewed John Byrne’s Star Trek Annual 2013, we had a strong suspicion we’d get to see a lot more Star Trek stories in the photonovel format; now IDW Publishing has confirmed that Byrne will continue “to explore strange new worlds” with an ongoing bi-monthly series, Star Trek: New Visions.

Each issue of this all-new series will be an extra-length affair, the company said. New Visions begins by going through the looking glass to tell the story of what happened after the classic “Mirror, Mirror” episode of the original series. In issue #1, “The Mirror, Cracked,” the crew of the Starship: Enterprise discovers two strangers in their midst, and things take a turn when they learn that one of them has made a pact with one of James Kirk’s oldest foes.

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DC, General Mills Cereal Comics Continue

Industry news site ICv2.com has reported that DC Comics has renewed its comic book promotion with General Mills cereals. Five new Justice League comics inside the proverbial "specially marked boxes," are available now through April.

“DC partnered with General Mills for a similar promotion in 2011,” ICv2.com reported. “The specialty issues were created exclusively for General Mills, and four can be found in grocery retailers nationwide, with a special fifth issue only available in select boxes of Cheerios at Target.”

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Next Sunday: Philadelphia Comic-Con

Special guest artists Greg Larocque (Flash: The Return of Barry Allen) and Bob Petrecca (Justice League Unlimited) have joined the guest roster of the latest edition of the Philadelphia Comic-Con, which is set for Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Ramada Philadelphia Airport), 76 Industrial Highway (Route 291) in Essington, PA 19029.

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Next Weekend: London Super Comic Con

The guest roster for the London Super Comic Convention’s (L.S.C.C.) March 15–16, 2014 show at the ExCel Centre in London now includes (in alphabetical order) Arthur Adams, Charlie Adlard, Max Brooks, Jacen Burrows, Mark Buckingham, Howard Chaykin, Joyce Chin, Frank Cho, Ian Churchill, Mike Collins, Katie Cook, Peter David, Alan Davis, Michael Dialynas, Ian Edginton, Neil Edwards, Mark Farmer, Gary Frank, Robin Furth, Lee Garbett, Dave Gibbons (Saturday only), Adi Granov, Mike Grell, Gianluca Gugliotta, Peter Hogan, Roger Langridge, Andy Lanning, John Layman, David Lloyd, Peter Milligan (Sunday only), Tom Palmer, Paolo Pantalena, Yanick Paquette, Sean Phillips, Jonathan Ross (Saturday only), Marco Santucci, Steve Scott, Dan Slott, Mark Texeira, Billy Tucci, Jamie Tyndall, Ethan Van Sciver, John Watson, J.K. Woodward, and Chrissie Zullo.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

95 years ago March 13, 1919 The wife of Green Lantern creator Marty Nodell, Carrie Nodell, is born. She joins him as a beloved comics convention attendee.

80 years ago March 7, 1934 Writer-artist Gray Morrow is born. He co-creates Man-Thing and El Diablo, and his career includes stories for Warren magazines, ghosting several newspaper strips, and painting science-fiction and fantasy book covers along with TV animation.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRSTS: The Super Cops #1

Red Circle; July 1974
Cover by Gray Morrow

Title: “Crime Is Out of Fashion!”
Synopsis: Officers Dave Greenberg and Bob Hantz bust petty crooks by hiding in coat racks and packing cartons.

Writer: Marv Channing
Penciler: Gray Morrow
Inker: Morrow
Review: Apparently, this comic is based on a 1974 film by the same name, which in turn was based on the real-life adventures of two New York cops. None of that makes this comic interesting. Despite solid art from Gray Morrow, this lead feature about small-time street busts is a snoozer.

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COVER STORY: Honey West #1

Columnist Mark Squirek turns the TV dial back to the 1960s and comes up with comics...

The Gold Key and Dell comic book covers for movie and TV show tie-ins were always fun to see on a newsstand or spinner rack. Featuring familiar friends from the big or small screen, when you picked one up, they were a sure thing.

These were family-friendly titles that featured the best of what entertainment could offer. They were clean, morally upright and designed to appeal to everyone. Even your grandmother watched The Beverly Hillbillies.

And as appealing as Elizabeth Montgomery was on Bewitched, when she was standing next to Darren they were clearly a normal, happily married couple.

What harm could there be in a comic book that featured a TV show or a movie on its cover? Parents seldom had a problem picking up a Gold Key comic book that featured a property licensed from television and film. They knew what they were getting.

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Signed Mercury 7 First Day Covers Up for Bid

In the grand scheme of humanity, very few men and women have gone to that final frontier. Those that do are considered among the best, trusted with expanding humanity’s horizons and knowledge of our place in the universe. This was especially true when it came to the first to travel among the stars.

Space. The final frontier. You might have heard of it.

While the Russians technically got the foot up on the space race by launching Earth’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik, on October 4, 1957, American hopes and dreams were carried aloft to the heavens along with the a group of elite military test pilots selected by NASA to operate the experimental Mercury spacecraft and become the first American astronauts.

Referred to as the Mercury 7, these trailblazers included John Glenn, Donald "Deke" Slayton, Walter "Wally" Schirra, Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., Alan B. Shepard, Scott Carpenter and Virgil "Gus" Grissom.

Of the seven, only Glenn remains.

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Beginning in the late 1800s, space adventures began to appear in literature, and once they did, they took off like, well, like a rocket ship.

The stories of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne fueled imaginations and helped usher in the age of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, whose adventures were further compounded by the advent of the Space Age, when we were finally able to reach the stars.

As expected of any major event, items of all sorts were produced to commemorate or capitalize on the public’s fascination. The current Hake’s Americana & Collectibles auction offers a veritable galaxy of space-related collectibles, from robots to wind-up rocket ship and space tank toys, battery-operated space tank, rocket launch pad, flying saucer toys and many other items.

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Heritage Sunday Auction Sets New Record Total

There’s almost always something very appealing among the offerings in Heritage Auctions’ weekly Sunday Internet Comics and Animation Auction. Look for no more proof than the results of last week’s auction.

With 333 bidders winning 722 lots, the no-reserve auction set its best record ever, with a total of $220,198.

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Fantastic Comic Book First Appearances at Hake’s

Many people know that Superman first appeared in June 1938's Action Comics #1 and that Batman first appeared in May 1939's Detective Comics #27. But beyond that, the first appearances of popular superheroes and their villains is a mystery to many (probably not including most Scoop readers, we're happy to concede).

In Hake’s Americana & Collectibles current auction, we are offering several important first appearance issue comic books.

On the side of the heroes, Hake’s selection of CGC-certified comics are the first appearances of Spider-Man in a CGC 3.5 copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, Barbara Gordon as Batgirl in a CGC 8.5 example of Detective Comics #359, Marvel’s Daredevil in a CGC 5.0 specimen of Daredevil #1, and the first Silver Age appearance of Captain America in CGC 6.0 copy of The Avengers #4.

The offerings also include some villainous first appearances as well, with Green Lantern’s archnemesis, Sinestro (CGC 6.5 Green Lantern #7), Spider-Man’s foe The Scorpion (CGC 6.5 Amazing Spider-Man #20), The Fantastic Four’s adversary, The Puppet Master (CGC 4.0 Fantastic Four #8), X-Men villain The Blob (CGC 8.5 X-Men #3).

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Walking into an arcade on a hot summer day was the highlight of many children’s summer vacations. All you needed was a pocketful of quarters, some candy and maybe a soda and you were set for the afternoon. Before Xbox and Playstation, if you wanted to try to beat your previous high score on Pac-Man, you needed to head to the arcade.

Hake’s Americana & Collectibles helps you bring the arcade home with some items being offered in our newest auction. We are offering original pinball and arcade-related art from the collection of Bill Kurtz in our current auction (online and now open for bidding).

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First 1849 Map of Texas May Hit $150,000

It was Thanksgiving last year, soon after the holiday meal, that Patrick Martin learned one of his guests had strong family ties to Texas. Pushing the wine glasses and butter dish to one side, Martin opened a small black book and unfolded a large, hand-colored map of the Republic of Texas circa 1849, complete with the short-lived Santa Fe County.

It wasn’t until a few weeks later, when he took the map to an appraisal event, that he learned his family curiosity was none other than an 1849 first edition Map of Texas, hand signed by Jewish settler Jacob De Cordova, a very rare copy – only a handful are known to exist – of the first map ever issued by the Texas General Land office. The map, which was passed down on Martin’s family, is now expected to bring as much as $150,000 in Heritage Auctions’ Texana Signature Auction March 15, 2014 in Dallas.

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Philip Weiss Auctions March 15 Event

An extremely rare 1891 Coca-Cola wall calendar – the first year Coke began making calendars and possibly the only surviving example in existence – plus other turn-of-the-century Coca-Cola items, will be part of an eclectic auction scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014 by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery at 74 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, New York.

The auction will also feature Part 1 of the John Panza collection of ice cream and soda fountain memorabilia, items from the “Moonlight Kid” collection of motorcycle memorabilia, rare and vintage advertising posters, coin-ops (including slot machines and pinball machines), Black Americana, petroliana and automobilia, and World’s Fair and Coney Island collectibles.

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We know one should never judge a book by its cover but what about model kits? We don’t think we’ve ever heard a similar rule applied to that particular branch of the model industry, so it appears it is in fact okay to purchase a model kit based upon its box art. While modern model kits aren’t currently what they once were in terms of popularity as a hobby, there is a growing population of collectors of vintage model kits.

While many people have put model kits together as children (and as adults), seldom do they look as nice as they do on the box. This is due to the wonderful lid art provided by many talented artists over the years.

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Fontaine’s Auction Gallery's March 29 Sale

365 lots of fresh, quality merchandise in a host of diverse categories – musical items, coin-op, advertising, toys, country store, banks, gaming and more – will be sold on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The auction will begin promptly at 11 AM EDT.

The musical items will feature rare Victrolas, gramophones, music boxes, phonographs and jukeboxes. Also sold will be automatons, slot machines, arcade games, vending and soda machines, cash registers, historical, wall phones, trade stimulators, tin litho, display cases, signs, posters, scales, political, bicycles and baseball. In short, it’s a sale with something for everyone.

Three lots are expected to hit or exceed $10,000. They are a Regina Style 38 disc changer music box with 5¢ coin-operated mechanism and refinished case (est. $10,000-$15,000), a Caille Brothers one-cent coin-op baseball trade stimulator (est. $12,000-$15,000), and a figural slave abolition wood carving of a kneeling male slave, 56 inches tall (est. $10,000-$15,000).

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ComicConnect is offering the Jungle Comics run from the Edgar Church - Mile High collection, widely considered the most prestigious pedigree in comic book collecting, in their current Event Auction.

By January 1940, comic books were sold by the millions to readers hungry for escape from post Great Depression and pre-wartime privations even as they inspired a generation of writers to throw off the shackles of high-brow fiction and usher in a new century of brash, aggressive entertainment. Through it all, Fiction House, the publisher stood tall as a scrappy and determined outfit that sold fantasy and action entertainment by the truckload.

In response to the new medium’s overnight success, Jungle Comics was born and was just one of a number of barrel-chested titles publisher Thurman T. Scott developed in tandem with the legendary Eisner-Iger Studios. Instead of adolescent fantasies powered by childlike graphics, Scott’s imprint would present the same kind of all-American adventure they already specialized in, but now with stunning graphics by some of the nascent industry’s most talented draftsmen. The Tarzan craze was still going strong so the creation of a jungle action-themed anthology series seemed a no-brainer. Jungle Comics ran nearly 15 years as it acted as a home base for a virtual who’s who of comic book royalty.

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March 15-16: Metropolis, ComicConnect - London

Metropolis Collectibles and ComicConnect will attend the London Super Comic Convention March 15-16, 2014.

This show is quickly becoming one of the premiere pop culture events for collectors outside the US and the guys can't wait to see all our UK clients again at this year's mega-show. Chief Operating Officer Vincent Zurzolo and Sales Director Frank Cwiklik will be there with a select sampling of Metropolis’ inventory of hard-to-find, high, mid and low grade Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comics, and are always delighted to bring requests for their UK-based clients.

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March 17: Heckler’s Absentee Auction 108

Heckler’s absentee Auction 108 will offer 96 exceptional glass items in a compact but potent sale, beginning March 17 and ending March 26, 2014 at 10 PM EDT. A full color catalog will be available online soon.

“This won’t be our biggest sale ever, but I’m extremely pleased with the quality and rarity of the bottles and glass being offered.” said Norman Heckler. “This auction includes exceptional pieces in a surprising number of bottle collecting categories including early glass, historical flasks, colored medicines, whimsey hats, bitters, inks, black glass and more.”

A number of the more remarkable pieces will be coming from the Clarissa Vanderbilt Dundon collection of historical flasks. Mrs. Dundon is the daughter of pioneer collector Merritt Vanderbilt. This vast collection has been admired and sought after by many great collectors over the years.

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Rarest of the Rare: A Complete 1923-1924 Tomas Gutierrez Cuban Baseball Card Set

Imagine a vintage baseball card set of almost unimaginable baseball history, one so rare that no known complete set had ever come to auction. Imagine that it was packed with images of both Hall of Famers from the Negro Leagues and players perhaps still destined for the Hall.

Then imagine that just eight cards from such a set had brought $30,000 at auction.

Then go one step futher and imagine that someone had put a complete, 84-card set up for bid.

Well, none of that is a dream anymore. It's reality.

In the current Hake’s Americana & Collectibles auction (now online and open for bidding), we are offering the only complete collection of Cuban baseball cards issued 1923-1924 by Tomas Gutierrez ever to come to auction. Gutierrez was the manufacturers of Diaz brand cigarettes, which issued these baseball cards in packs of cigarettes.

These cards feature players from the 1923-1924 Cuban Professional League. A total of 84 cards were issued and is one of the largest and scarcest of all 1920s Cuban baseball card sets. The cards are numbered 1-83 and 85 (no card #84 is known) with the card fronts printed in dark brown featuring players’ photos and names while the card backs include card number and description of the series with an additional offer for an card album.

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Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American - The NMAJH Exhibit Gets a Book

As a complement to the groundbreaking exhibition Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) will publish a 256-page hardbound volume of the same name featuring over 40 evocative, compelling, and touching essays by a notable array of authors, sportswriters, former players, and commentators, as well as 143 stunning photographs chronicling the history of the game.

The stories that fill this volume illustrate baseball’s centrality in American culture, from the major leagues to the little leagues, and how parents, children, and grandchildren adapted to, and sometimes challenged, what it means to be an American.

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Velvet #4

Image Comics $2.99

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s espionage throwback keeps moving along at a deliberate pace with twists and turns aplenty. The story is tight, the artwork is beautiful, and Elizabeth Breitweiser’s colors add brilliantly to the atmosphere. The bonus in this series is a lively letters page, through which we get a few snapshots of Brubaker’s many influences.

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Scooby-Doo Team-Up #3

DC Comics; $2.99

Capturing the style and feel of the old cartoons in which Scooby-Doo teamed up with everyone from the Harlem Globetrotters to Jonathan Winters and yet somehow also making it modern, the creative team on this series keeps making it work. Batman was, of course, one of the characters that appeared on The New Scooby-Doo Movies back when, and he (and Robin, and Ace) have been featured in this new comic series as well. This issue adds Bat-Mite. And it works again.

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HEY, HAVE YOU READ...? Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat

Moonstone; $29.95

Take two of TV’s most interesting detectives from the 1960s, throw them into San Francisco, add a couple of crime syndicates as well as a possible plague that can wipe out an entire race across the planet and you have a great afternoon of fun and adventure.

As always, Honey West is telling the story herself and leaving little to the imagination. In the first new Honey West novel in forty years, Honey West & T.H.E. Cat: A Girl and Her Cat authors Win Scoot and Matthew Baugh completely capture the tone and feel of the character that Gloria and Forrest Fickling (working under the pen name of G.G. Fickling) first introduced over fifty years ago.

This is a light and breezy, action packed story that takes you right into the world of one of the most classic female action heroes of the last half decade.

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March 15–16: London Super Comic Con
The guest roster for the London Super Comic Convention’s March 15–16, 2014 show at the ExCel Centre...
 

March 16: San Fernando Valley Convention
Acclaimed inker Joe Rubinstein and author-filmmaker Don Glut lead the guest roster for the...
 

March 21 -23: MegaCon
MegaCon has announced a full slate of guests for their March 21 -23, 2014 show at the Orange County Convention Center...
 

March 21-23: 2014 Mid-Missouri Collectors Show
The 2014 Mid-Missouri Collectors Show will be held March 21-23, 2014 at the Inn at...
 

March 29: Zombie Gras
You could call it “staggering,” because that’s precisely what many of the attendees will be doing...
 

March 30: Comic Art Con
Comic Art Con has announced its spring and fall dates for 2014. The shows will be held on...
 

April 5: Camden Comic Con
The Camden Comic Con will be held on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday, April 5, 2014...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Eric Powell, creator of The Goon, Matt Wagner, creator of Grendel, and John K. Snyder III, creator of...

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-6-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
 
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-9-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
TORA TORA TORA 25 color 8x10 stills '70    PRINCESS OF THE NILE 10 8x10 stills '54 Debra Paget

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HERITAGE 3-9-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
  

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HERITAGE MARCH 9 ENDING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=30001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=48003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=44003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=1032

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=44026

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=48005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=60007

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=54003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=48008

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121410&lotIdNo=30034

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HERITAGE 3-22/23-14 ENDING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83002FIRST

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83005

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83008

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83009

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83028

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83038

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83003

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83004

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83035

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83042

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83048

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83047

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83056

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7094&lotNo=83064

FIRST PAGE: 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+793+794+791+792+2088+4294944564

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=20001

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=18003

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COMIC LINK'S MARCH 12 STARTING AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=34&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=33

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=32

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=32

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=32

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&x=0&y=0&pg=31

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=15&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=15&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014mar&pg=15&x=0&y=0

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47056

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47062

 

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47088

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47081

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 HAKE'S MARCH AUCTION:

"FAMOUS FUNNIES" #212 (BUCK ROGERS) JULY 1954                      "BUCK ROGERS RUBBER BAND GUN."

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131318

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131091

"BUCK ROGERS FLASH BLAST ATTACK SHIP" TOOTSIETOY BOXED SHIP

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131068

"THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS" COVER PROOF PAIR.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130882

"THE STERANKO HISTORY OF COMICS" BOOKS 1 & 2.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131454

"CAPTAIN MARVEL" BOXED WATCH.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=129837

"CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT 1957 RARE FLIGHT COMMANDER HANDBOOK WITH DECODER, CARD AND MAILER.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131531

"DICK TRACY" EARLY AND LARGE HIGHLY EMBOSSED SHIELD WITH REVERSE POUCH.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=131532

"FLASH GORDON AND THE WITCH QUEEN OF MONGO" FILE COPY BLB.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130420

"FLASH GORDON AND THE PERILS OF MONGO" FILE COPY BTLB.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=130418

"FLASH GORDON RADIO REPEATER" CLICKER GUN & WALLET.

http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?Auction=211&ItemNo=128749

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COMIC CONNECT'S 2-17-14 / 3-10-14 EVENT AUCTION PREVIEW:

ACTION COMICS-1938 Issue #785 Interior Page     ALEX KOTZKY'S APARTMENT 3-G Issue #1973 Strip Art

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=529897 http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=545212

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 10

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537608  /  http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537612

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 11

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=516261  /   http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=531949

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 12

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537637  /   http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=116610

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 13

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=529363   /  http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=523829

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 14

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Action Comics #15 Cover Hits $286,800

Fred Guardineer’s original cover art for 1939’s Action Comics #15 – the earliest Superman cover art known to exist – brought $286,800 at Heritage Auctions on February 22, 2014 in New York.

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9.4 Journey Into Mystery #83 Sells for $275,000

A CGC-certified 9.4 copy of Journey Into Mystery #83, the first appearance of Thor, sold on ComicLink for $275,000, the highest price ever realized for this issue in any condition. 

"The comic book sold to a private collector interested in obtaining some of the best Silver Age Marvels in the world," said Josh Nathanson, ComicLink's founder and President. 

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Incredible Hulk #180 Page, First Wolverine, to Raise Money for Hero Initiative

Pencil artist Herb Trimpe and inker Jack Abel’s final page from Incredible Hulk #180 features the first brief appearance of Wolverine in the issue’s last panel, and from that panel sprang the popular character whose 40th anniversary we celebrate in 2014.

And now it’s going up for auction with a percentage of the price realized going to Hero Initiative.

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Chasing Dreams: NMAJH Launches Exhibit 3/13

There are people whose contributions to baseball history went far beyond mere batting averages or stolen bases. They didn’t just play the game, they changed the game. For generations of American Jews and other minorities, they served as athletic, cultural, and ethical role models. On March 13, 2014, just in time for the start of baseball season, the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) will open a groundbreaking new exhibition highlighting these game changers and—just as importantly—the fans, ideals, and culture they inspired.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American is the first large-scale exhibition to use the story of Jews and baseball as an opportunity to highlight ways in which our national pastime is part of the history, and ongoing story, of how immigrants and minorities of many different backgrounds—including Italians, Asians, Latinos, African-Americans, and many others—become American, to feel a part of the society in which they might otherwise be on the margins. The exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Josh Perelman, chief curator and director of collections and exhibitions at NMAJH, and Ivy Weingram, associate curator. It will be on view at the Museum through October 26, 2014.

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ReedPOP Announces Special Edition: NYC

Reed Pop has announced a new comic show for New York City, one that is much more intimate than the gigantic scope of their New York Comic Con. The June 14-15, 2014 show, Special Edition: NYC, will also be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, but it will be centered exclusively in the hall where NYCC’s Artist Alley is situated.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for February 28 - March 6, 2014…

130 years ago March 3, 1884 Cartoonist Fontaine Fox is born. He creates the Toonerville Folks panel.
110 years
ago March 2, 1904 Theodor Seuss Geisel is born. Mind you, the world knows him best for 46 children’s books as Dr. Seuss, but the writer-artist is also known for his ad cartoons (“Quick, Henry, the Flit!”) and political cartoons for PM.
100 years ago
March 4, 1914 Walt Disney animator and director Ward Kimball is born. He’s one of Disney’s so-called “Nine Old Men.”
95 years ago
March 6, 1919 “Good Girl” artist Bill Ward is born. The cartoonist creates Torchy and writes and draws gag cartoons.
90 years ago
March 1, 1924 Award-winning writer Arnold Drake is born. He co-creates the pioneering graphic novel It Rhymes with Lust and later co-creates Deadman, The Doom Patrol, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
45 years ago
March 4, 1969 Editor, publisher, writer, webmaster, and artist Glenn Hauman is born.
5 years
ago March 6, 2009 Watchmen, based on the 1986-1987 DC limited series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, opens in theaters.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Madame Xanadu #1

DC Comics; 1981
Cover by Michael W. Kaluta

Title: “Dance for Two Demons”
Synopsis: Madame Xanadu helps stop a drug addict and a young woman experimenting with witchcraft from unleashing a pair of demons.

Writer: Steve Englehart
Penciler: Marshall Rogers
Inker: Rogers

Review: While certainly solid, this lead story doesn’t quite meet its potential. Marshall Rogers art is gorgeous — and plenty detailed, even without Terry Austin on inks. But Steve Englehart’s story about witchcraft lacks any magic of its own. A bit daring for DC circa 1981, but pretty standard stuff overall.

Title: “Falling Down to Heaven …”
Synopsis: When an Earthling’s spacecraft crashes, he’s left at the mercy of an alien whose race has been savaged by humans.

Writer: J.M. DeMatteis
Penciler: Brian Bolland
Inker: Bolland

Review: J.M. DeMatteis’ backup story is a winner, but again it’s the art — this time by Brian Bolland — that really shines.

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COVER STORY: The Lone Ranger #5

For The Lone Ranger #5 (March 2012) artist Francesco Francavilla deftly creates the simplest image possible inside the western genre, the cowboy atop his horse. This single drawing is a deeply symbolic image that holds over one hundred years of cowboy stories and by extension, a good part of American History.

Without even looking at the title of the book, his work allows us to compose a hundred possible scenarios as to what the book might contain. Remove that title of the book from our view and the man on the horse could be a sentry guarding cattle after a long ride across the Rio Grande and into Texas. Or it could be a lone cowboy leaving town after losing his one true love to the son of the town’s richest citizen.

Knowing full well that, if she hadn’t been forced to marry the boy that rich… well, he can’t bring himself to say what that man is, but we can. We all know that the rich bastard would have foreclosed on her father’s farm.

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Siegel & Shuster and Lefty Gomez?

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster are synonymous with their most famous creation, Superman, and Hall of Fame pitcher Vernon Louis "Lefty" Gomez was synonymous with five world champion New York Yankees teams. But what do Siegel and Shuster and Lefty Gomez have to do with each other?

When Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the character of Superman in 1933, they couldn't possibly have foreseen the way audiences would embrace their Last Son of Krypton when he leapt of the pages of Action Comics #1, forever securing his place in pop culture history.

En route to establishing himself as a New York Yankees legend, Gomez won one World Series game in 1932, two in 1936, two in 1937 and one in 1938, giving him a perfect 6-0 record in the post season. His outstanding regular season resume includes a .649 career winning percentage and locking up pitching's Triple Crown by leading the American League in wins, Earned Run Average, and strikeouts in both 1934 and 1937.

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Jack Kirby Captain America, FF Art at Hake’s

In Hake’s Americana & Collectibles’ March 2013 auction, we offered Jack Kirby’s original art for the cover to Fantastic Four #95 (from February 1970) that sold for an impressive $95,155. This stand-out price led to additional original comic art consignments like the Curt Swan’s original art for the cover to Action Comics #309 (cover dated February 1964) that realized an impressive $112,015.

Hake’s hopes to capitalize on the collecting public’s growing interest in original comic book art with another impressive selection of original Jack Kirby comic art in our latest auction.

This auction boasts not one but two lots of original Jack Kirby art.

The first is Kirby’s art for a two-page re-telling of Captain America’s origin for Captain America #109 (cover dated January 1969). It shows Steve Rogers entering Dr. Erskine’s futuristic laboratory and being enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum, in order to aid the United States government's efforts to win World War II. The second page shows Rogers transforming from his previous scrawny physique to that of the muscular Captain America.

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ComicConnect Catalog Downloads Available

“This is shaping up to be a really good one,” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments for ComicConnect.com. “The full color catalog has been a tremendous success for my consignors and I strongly encourage everyone to download their own copy today.”

The catalog can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF document or downloaded as a zipped file.

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Heritage Sports Auction Tops $7.1 Million

“Shoeless Joe” Jackson’s game-used bat from his 1911 rookie season brought cheers and applause from the assembled audience at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion in Manhattan on Saturday night, February 22, 2014 as it realized $956,000 to set a Heritage house price record for Sports Collectibles.

“There can be no argument that ‘Shoeless Joe’ is one of the most intriguing and compelling of all major league players, of any era,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Collectibles at Heritage Auctions, “and there can be no argument that this is the most significant piece of Jackson memorabilia and one of the hobby’s great treasures.”

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High Grade Marvels, DCs, ECs Added at Pedigree

The CGC grades are in for the previously announced high grade Marvel and DC consignment, which will be featured in Pedigree Comics’ upcoming March Grand Auction, the company has revealed.

“This unbelievable consignment of Silver Age Marvels and DCs comes from a collection out of New York state. All the books, save for a handful, are in 9.4 and higher condition and most are in 9.6 with a bunch in 9.8. There are a few choice Golden Age Batmans and ECs included in the consignment as well,” said Doug Schmell, President of Pedigree Comics.

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Lindbergh Trial Artifacts at Hake’s

The 20-month old son of noted aviator Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped on March 1, 1932 and found dead over two months later on May 12, 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested for the crime and his trial lasted from January 2 to February 3, 1935. Found guilty of the crime, Hauptmann was put to death April 3, 1936.

At the young age of four years old, future children’s author Maurice Sendak became aware of the kidnapping, having seen the gruesome front page photo of the baby’s remains on the first edition of the Daily News newspaper. This left a lasting imprint on the cartoonist and storyteller, leading to a lifelong concern over the vulnerability of children and a lasting fascination with the Lindbergh case.

Sendak's worry as a young child that he too might be kidnapped manifested itself in his 1981 book Outside Over There, which told the story of a young girl who rescues her baby sister who had been kidnapped by goblins. Sendak paid homage to the famous ladder used in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping in the opening pages of Outside Over There with a similar ladder being carried and used by the story’s goblin characters.

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VF Overstreet #1 Hits $1,189 at ComicLink

A first printing copy of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide graded Very Fine sold for $1,189 at Comic Link as part of their just concluded February Featured Auction.

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Frank Cho Art Offered at ComicConnect

“Frank Cho is one of the true masters of modern comic art,” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments for ComicConnect.com. “His talents have graced the covers of a slew of Marvel Comics including everything from Amazing Spider-Man to the X-Men.”

In the early 1990s, Cho’s sights were set on a nursing degree. While he attended the University of Maryland, magic happened in the pages of the school's newspaper, The Diamondback, with Cho's first published comic strip.

It was called University2 (or University Squared).

It was in that strip that many of the now-famous Liberty Meadows characters were introduced, including Cho’s leading lady, Brandy.

Cho sold only a handful of the original strip art to pay rent and his tuition during the lean college years. Just a few of his fellow classmates became the lucky owners of these originals as the rest of the art is thought to have been discarded. Eventually, the characters developed into the cast of his syndicated newspaper strip Liberty Meadows and eventually the Image Comics series of the same name.

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Results: Old Toy Soldier’s November 22-24 Event

Collectors mustered from all over the world to bid in Old Toy Soldier’s (OTSA) November 22-24, 2013 auction, and by the time the hammer had fallen on the last miniature troop, a new company record had been set. The 1,684-lot auction featuring the prestigious Richard Appleby and George O. Gillespie collections chalked up $590,000 (all prices quoted inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium).

“Whenever we’re able to offer a great collection – or in this case, two great collections – with deep provenance, it draws the bidders out of the woodwork and sets the stage for a very exciting auction,” said Ray Haradin, owner of OTSA. “We had bidders from 27 countries – from Russia to Qatar to Singapore. The breakdown was 368 bidders online, 25 on the phones, and 115 absentee. Bottom line: it was our highest-grossing sale to date.”

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London Calling: Metropolis, ComicConnect to UK

Metropolis Collectibles and ComicConnect will attend the London Super Comic Convention March 15-16, 2014.

This show is quickly becoming one of the premiere pop culture events for collectors outside the US and the guys can't wait to see all our UK clients again at this year's mega-show. Chief Operating Officer Vincent Zurzolo and Sales Director Frank Cwiklik will be there with a select sampling of Metropolis’ inventory of hard-to-find, high, mid and low grade Golden Age, Silver Age and Bronze Age comics, and are always delighted to bring requests for their UK-based clients.

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Aurora Models: All You Need is Glue and Patience

During the heyday of the 1960s monster craze, Aurora’s monster model kits proved extremely popular. So popular in fact that Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine created a contest to showcase talented kit builders and their customized monster models.

In the current Hake’s Americana & Collectibles auction (now online), we are offering a rare kit for this contest in our current auction as well as individual boxed model kits for the Frankenstein monster, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Hunchback of Notre Dame as well as monsters from Aurora’s Frightening Lightning Strikes series that include The Mummy, The Wolf Man and The Phantom of the Opera.

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ComicConnect is offering the Jungle Comics run from the Edgar Church - Mile High collection, widely considered the most prestigious pedigree in comic book collecting, in their current Event Auction.

By January 1940, comic books were sold by the millions to readers hungry for escape from post Great Depression and pre-wartime privations even as they inspired a generation of writers to throw off the shackles of high-brow fiction and usher in a new century of brash, aggressive entertainment. Through it all, Fiction House, the publisher stood tall as a scrappy and determined outfit that sold fantasy and action entertainment by the truckload.

In response to the new medium’s overnight success, Jungle Comics was born and was just one of a number of barrel-chested titles publisher Thurman T. Scott developed in tandem with the legendary Eisner-Iger Studios. Instead of adolescent fantasies powered by childlike graphics, Scott’s imprint would present the same kind of all-American adventure they already specialized in, but now with stunning graphics by some of the nascent industry’s most talented draftsmen. The Tarzan craze was still going strong so the creation of a jungle action-themed anthology series seemed a no-brainer. Jungle Comics ran nearly 15 years as it acted as a home base for a virtual who’s who of comic book royalty.

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March 22: Foote Doll Collection at Morphy's

Morphy Auctions’ March 22, 2014 Premier Doll Auction will showcase the multigenerational collection of the Foote family of Maryland. Doll collectors in the Washington, D.C., suburbs would be quite familiar with Iverna and Irving Foote, as they were active members of the Dollology Club and regular attendees at UFDC conventions and the Gaithersburg Doll Show.

The Foote collection’s heritage traces back to Irving’s mother, Dorothy Budde Foote, who was from Medina, Ohio. She joined her first doll club in 1940, but her doll collecting started even earlier, with the acquisition of Oriental dolls she bought to use at her church Sunday School classes. Later, Dorothy’ became interested in antique dolls, after seeing a picture on the cover of Antiques magazine.

“Dorothy Foote was fortunate to be able to attend the lst Annual UFDC convention in 1950,” said Morphy Auctions’ doll consultant, Jan Foulke. “Her sister, Bertha Budde, took up doll dressing, so many of the dolls in the Foote collection were costumed by ‘Aunt Bea.’”

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Inside the Animated Genius of Alex Toth

When IDW Publishing announced that The Library of American Comics (LOAC) would undertake a three-volume biography of the late artist Alex Toth – and even in an industry that reflexively uses too many adjectives that should read “…the legendary, highly influential artist Alex Toth…” – we knew they would have their work cut out for them.

As an artist, Toth was Hemingway-esque in his ability to do more with less while simultaneously making it look simple. But it wasn’t simple, as those who sought to attempt his style found out. His storytelling was pure and it was awesome. His Zorro stories from Dell’s Four Color Comics, just as one example, are completely unpretentious, yet the reader is repeatedly and steadily pulled into the story. The panel-to-panel progression itself makes one slow down and savor it without doing so deliberately.

As a person, though, Toth had more than a little ability to be difficult, including with his family. His story is not without kindness or happiness, but it is not an easy one.

All of this LOAC’s Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell knew going into the project.

When we reviewed Genius, Isolated, the first book in the series, we said, “The refreshing thing about the book is that it neither purifies this artistic hero into some kind of saint nor casts the notoriously prickly personality as more negative than he was; it seeks and most often finds context for the man, but does not laud insensibly or make excuses.”

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...And Justice For All

It might not seem like the men behind the Junior Justice Society of America were taking a big risk. After all, they were following their highly successful formula of combining their top characters into the appropriately named All Star Comics and the equally profitable concept of their Supermen of America club. Between a world at war and corporate in-fighting, though, things weren't as easy as they looked.

Gathered Together
When the superhero tide started, it took no time at all for it to become a deluge of super-powered, mystically charged, and flat out weirdly attired crime fighters to become the norm in comics publishing. From the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) until the emergence of the Justice Society of America, the children of America found newsstands suddenly awash in superheroes.

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A Brief History of Classics Illustrated

Columnist and critic Mark Squirek provided this commentary on the history of Classics Illustrated and their place in the realm of comic books...

Classics Illustrated is one of the best and most entertaining collectible comic series out there. CI titles are still a fun read and often feature some seriously beautiful covers. Yes, there are some complaints about inconsistent adaptations or let's just say, less than professional cover art, but these occasional aspects of the title also contribute heavily to what makes the title so much fun.

There are several modern companies doing incredible work in the field of graphic novel adaptations of classic literature. Campfire, Papercutz and others are doing some very serious work keeping the original idea of bringing the classics into comic books alive. Look for links to these publishers and other reference materials at the end of today’s article.

When Superman hit newsstands in 1938, kids went wild. While comic books had been on newsstands for a few years, for the first time the newly emerging art form had a certifiable hit. And what a hit it was! Publishers everywhere scrambled to meet the demand for four color books. As popular as they were, there was an inevitable back lash against comic books.

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Justice, law, order...these were the things that meant the most to Steve Adams, owner of the Broken Bow Ranch. So when Steve saw these great ideals being violated, that's when he would make way for his secret cave - only to emerge as Straight Arrow, brave Comanche Indian, decked out in war paint and brilliant dress. With his golden palomino Fury close by, Straight Arrow would go to any lengths to protect the innocent and punish the guilty ...

This was the premise behind the Western radio series Straight Arrow, which ran from 1948 -1951. It was broadcast weekly on the West Coast on the Don Lee network, moving to three times a week on the national Mutual network in early 1949 (it would only be broadcast twice a week, however, beginning in 1950). But though Steve donned his Indian garb and fought justice under the guise of Straight Arrow, did you know that Straight Arrow was actually Steve's real identity? Steve really was a Comanche Indian, disguised as a white man in his everyday life running the Broken Bow Ranch. So what everyone knew as Steve's Indian alter-ego wasn't really an alter-ego at all!

The story of Straight Arrow was conceived for Nabisco by Sheldon Stark, as a means of promoting the company's seemingly adult cereal, Shredded Wheat, to a younger crowd. As the legend goes, Steve was born a Comanche Indian, was orphaned and was ultimately raised by white folks. As he grew, his true identity was known only to his sidekick Packy McCloud.

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Deathlok

The 1970s saw a wave of change roar through the comic book industry as a mass infusion of new young talent entered the field for the first time in decades. The long time status quo was overturned as new writers and artists brought fresh perspectives to old established characters, and introduced new characters and concepts of their own into the mix.

One of the more unique characters to surface at Marvel Comics during that era was Deathlok the Demolisher. Introduced in Astonishing Tales #25 (August 1974), Deathlok was the brainchild of artist Rich Buckler, who had established his credentials following the legendary Jack Kirby as artist on Fantastic Four. With the help of writer Doug Moench, Buckler crafted the tale of a post-apocalyptic near future, with society fallen into lawlessness and chaos.

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Mickey Mouse with the Movie Stars

By the mid-1930s, Mickey Mouse was all the rage. Following his "talkie" debut in the 1928 animated short Steamboat Willie (his third film and the first to get wide release), Mickey quickly gained steam, appearing in dozens of cartoons as well as a newspaper comic strip, magazines and so many products that it’s hard to list them all.

Many of these items have since become popular collector’s items, especially vintage 1930s items.

One in particular is a 1935 set of trading cards issued by Gum, Inc. that included 24 cards, each showing Mickey Mouse with a caricature of a popular movie star of the day. Some of these stars included Groucho and Harpo Marx, Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, Jimmy Durante, Laurel and Hardy, Edward G. Robinson, Greta Garbo, Eddie Cantor and more. The backs of the cards have text relating to the images and stars on the front with a blank line provided for filling in the star's name.

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Marvel, Netflix Productions to be Based in NYC

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel and Netflix announced that principle filming for Marvel's live-action television series featuring Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Daredevil will take place in New York, where the stories are set. Produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Television Studios, Netfilx will stream four serialized programs totaling 52 one-hour episodes culminating in a four-to-eight episode Defenders mini-series programming event.

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The Rocking Art of Mark Arminski

Featured Collections are something Hake’s Americana & Collectibles is always thrilled to offer and that has never been truer than in our current auction which features the inaugural offering of items from the archives of legendary concert poster artist Mark Arminski.

Arminski has visually dazzled concertgoers and collectors with hundreds of striking concert poster designs as well as other works of art and unique creations.

Born in 1950, Arminski grew up in Detroit, Michigan. While in high school, he started designing his own psychedelic concert posters, influenced by the work of fellow Detroit artist, the late Gary Grimshaw. Continuing his education and learning more about design and production methods, Arminski began his career as a modern psychedelic rock poster artist in 1991, collaborating with Chris Dorris and his company, Ghetto Press. 

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Eastman and Laird Re-Team for TMNT's 30th

As the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles celebrate a major milestone, co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird have teamed up again for the first time 20 years for a cover for the 30th anniversary issue IDW Publishing will release in May 2014.

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Picture your favorite musician in your head. Certain images come to mind. With Elvis Presley, it’s likely one of his early performances, such as in Jailhouse Rock or the cover of his iconic debut album.

With The Beatles, it could be any of their album covers or just one of the many photo ops they partook in during their career.

Jimi Hendrix? Lighting his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival.

Some of the most iconic images in all of pop culture history come from the world of music. This is due in no small part to renowned photographers either being at the right place at the right time for a concert event or hired to professionally photograph the musician, capturing images that stand the test of time.

In Hake’s Americana & Collectibles current auction (now online and open for biding) we are offering original photographs by Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Jacques Verrier, Grant Jacobs and Ken Regan. The musicians featured on these photos are legendary: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Buddy Guy and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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March 1: Cause-Play at The ToonSeum
Our friends at the ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will host a fund raiser on March 1, 2014...
 

March 15–16: London Super Comic Con
The guest roster for the London Super Comic Convention’s March 15–16, 2014 show at the ExCel Centre...
 

March 16: San Fernando Valley Convention
Acclaimed inker Joe Rubinstein and author-filmmaker Don Glut lead the guest roster for the...
 

March 21 -23: MegaCon
MegaCon has announced a full slate of guests for their March 21 -23, 2014 show at the Orange County Convention Center...
 

March 21-23: 2014 Mid-Missouri Collectors Show
The 2014 Mid-Missouri Collectors Show will be held March 21-23, 2014 at the Inn at...
 

March 29: Zombie Gras
You could call it “staggering,” because that’s precisely what many of the attendees will be doing...
 

March 30: Comic Art Con
Comic Art Con has announced its spring and fall dates for 2014. The shows will be held on...
 

April 5: Camden Comic Con
The Camden Comic Con will be held on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday, April 5, 2014...
 

May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston
The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Kevin Maguire (Guardians of the Galaxy), Herb Trimpe (G.I. Joe), and Mark Waid (Daredevil) have...
 

Hero Initiative Slates 20 Conventions for 2014
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need...
 

Milestones Exhibit Extended at GEM
Originally slated to end April 30, 2014, Geppi’s Entertainment Museum’s (GEM) exhibit...

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EMOVIE POSTER 2-25-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS advance DS Argentinean                    HERCULES UNCHAINED Turkish R70s

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EMOVIE POSTER 2-27-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
  
20TH CENTURY FOX 75TH ANNIVERSARY commercial poster                  20TH CENTURY FOX 75TH ANNIVERSARY commercial poster 

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EMOVIE POSTER 3-2-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
LOT OF 22 FOLDED ONE-SHEETS '50s-60s

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HERITAGE 3-2-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
           
  

1978 Topps Baseball Near Set                        1980 Topps Baseball Near Set

http://sports.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=151410&lotNo=42035           http://sports.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=151410&lotNo=42036

FIRST PAGE:  http://sports.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=151410&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

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HERITAGE MARCH 2 ENDING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

      

Captain America Comics #16 (Timely, 1942)           4Most V1#3 (Novelty Press, 1942)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=17003             http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=51001      

          

Air Ace V2#9 (Street & Smith, 1945)                   Spicy Adventure Stories - September '35

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=51005     http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=30049

      

Mystery Men Comics #8 (Fox, 1940)         Prize Comics Western #77(Prize, 1949)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=18012    http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=24013

        

Marvel Tales - December '39 (Red Circle, 1939)     Hopalong Cassidy's Western Magazine V1#1 (Best Books, 1950

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=42018    http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121409&lotIdNo=30053

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HERITAGE 2-24-14 DOODLE & ART AUCTION:

“Doodle for Hunger” is a fun online auction of signed original works of art by comic artists and illustrators. The auction benefits St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters. St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters supports a network of charitable programs that provide a broad range of services for those in need, including the provision of food, clothing, shelter, and related social services for the poor. The auction is offered on the internet only and will close February 24, 2014 10PM CT. For more information, contact Stephanie O'Barrl, 800.872.6476 x1807 or StephanieO@HA.com.

FIRST PAGE: 

http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=559&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

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HERITAGE  LOMASNEY 2-27-14 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

Description: The Lomasney Collection consists of over 800 hand-painted film posters originally displayed in the The Royal Hawaiian Theater in Honolulu from 1930’s to 1980’s. Painted by artist John J. Lomasney.

FIRST PAGE: 

http://fineart.ha.com/common/auction/catalog.php?SaleNo=181408&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-071713

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HERITAGE MAY 7 PIN-UP, PULP & ILLUSTRATION AUCTION PREVIEW:

    

HUGH JOSEPH WARD (American, 1909-1945)             PETER DRIBEN (American, 1902-1968).

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=24003             http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=22001

        

OLIVIA DE BERARDINIS (American, b. 1948).         KEN KELLY (American, b. 1946)

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=40056            http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5165&lotIdNo=50012

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COMIC LINK'S FEBRUARY 25/27 CLOSING AUCTION:

 

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=7

   

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=7

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=12&x=0&y=0

 

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=35&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=35&x=0&y=0

FIRST PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014feb

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46728

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47181

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47173

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=44797

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 HAKE'S AUCTIONS:

Auction #211 Online & Open For Bidding Tuesday Feb. 25th. Auction Closes March 18-20.

HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

$1,725.00

RARE SUPERMAN WITH NANCY AND SLUGGO NEWSPAPER PROMOTIONAL BUTTON

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COMIC CONNECT'S 2-17-14 / 3-10-14 EVENT AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=543283    http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=546296

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 10

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=528676    http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=533330

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 11

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=529636      http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=516334

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 12

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537637      http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=116189

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 13

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=537548    http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=546923

THE ABOVE AUCTIONS END MARCH 14

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COMIC CONNECT'S BUT-IT-NOW:

$9,000 (OR MAKE AN OFFER)

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=149642

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M.C. Gaines' Personal Library Up for Bid

The personal library of comic book pioneer M.C. “Max” Gaines will be among the items offered at auction by Stephenson’s in suburban Philadelphia on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Co-publisher of All-American Publications and founder of EC Comics, Max Gaines was a comic book pioneer and the patriarch of a publishing dynasty. He devised the first four-color, saddle-stitched newsprint comic book in the format we know them today and championed its uses and history.

All-American Publications, originally operated in a unique co-branding partnership with and later acquired by DC Comics, introduced such enduring comic book heroes as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and Hawkman, and published the first superhero team, the Justice Society of America.

He also published Picture Stories From The Bible, which he collected into a precursor of the trade paperback form common today.

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LiveAuctioneers Hit Best Year Ever in 2013

LiveAuctioneers recorded its best year ever in 2013, with gross online sales of $222.5 million. Founded in November 2002, the privately owned Manhattan-based company has maintained profitability literally since its inception.

“While LiveAuctioneers has enjoyed a phenomenal growth rate that has defied all economic downturns over the past eleven years, 2013 was, by far, our most successful year to date,” said LiveAuctioneers CEO Julian R. Ellison. “We’re in super-growth mode for 2014, with plans to introduce many exciting new online products and services over the next 12 months.”

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Camden Comic Con Set for April 5

The Camden Comic Con will be held on the campus of Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The event, sponsored by the Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts and the Rutgers-Camden Art Students League, was inspired by the current exhibition on view in their Stedman Gallery, Compulsive Narratives: Stories that Must be Told.

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Boston Hosts The Pop Culture Expo May 24-25

The Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts will host The Pop Culture Expo on Saturday and Sunday, May 24 and 25, 2014.

The con is produced by Gary Sohmers, who is perhaps best known as a popular culture appraiser for 13 seasons on the PBS TV program Antiques Roadshow. He also produced more than 1,000 concerts and 150 consumer-fan events similar to this one.

Admission is $15 per day or $25 prepaid online for a two-day pass.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for February 21-27, 2014...

100 years ago February 26, 1914 DC humor cartoonist and newspaper-strip artist Henry Boltinoff is born. He’s the brother of DC editor Murray Boltinoff.

85 years ago February 25, 1929 Prolific, award-winning cartoonist Arnold Roth is born. His work includes (but is by no means limited to) his Poor Arnold’s Almanac.

65 years ago February 21, 1949 Artist Frank Brunner is born. Known for his comics work on such characters as Howard the Duck and Elric and on the comic-book adaptation of the Broadway play Warp, he also works in animation including character design for Fox’s animated X-Men.

60 years ago February 24, 1954 Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman is born. He co-creates Zits with Jerry Scott.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Mars #1

First Comics; January 1984
Cover by Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel

Title: “Rebirth”
Synopsis:
A terraforming team goes into hibernation for 10,000 years. Morgana Trace awakes to discover the rest of the crew missing.

Writers: Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel
Artists:
Wheatley and Hempel

Review: Creators Mark Wheatley and Marc Hempel rip through the early years of brilliant paraplegic Morgana Trace’s career at breakneck speed, cramming several issues worth of back story into this debut. Likewise, several interesting sci-fi concepts are hurriedly introduced, then left undeveloped. In both cases, the pacing makes it tough to connect with the story. As for the art, the duo’s style is cartoony but serves the story well. Combined with the use of brilliant colors, Mars looked like nothing else from its time.

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COVER STORY: Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Mark Squirek takes a look at one of the great covers in a really great (though sometimes overlooked) series...

The summer is coming and that means one thing: BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES! Forget the snow, forget the ice, forget the crowded stores with everyone looking for milk and unmentionables lest the swiftly approaching blizzard leave them stranded, BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES are on the way!

The growth of Marvel Studios as a movie production company is well documented. Yes, actors, directors, writers, production crews, financiers and fans are all part of the magnificent mix of megaplex marvels. Every single job mentioned in the credits definitely deserves credit for the success of Spider-Man, Captain America, The Avengers, The Fantastic Four and, on a second go-round, Spider-Man again.

But there is one exact point in time that you can point back to and say that this is where it all started.  Where the fantastic action and deeply moving stories that we see on screen came into being and why the fans and movie going public loves these films so much.

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High Grade Silver Age Marvel, DC at Pedigree

A high grade consignment of Silver Age Marvel and DC issues with a handful of Golden Age Batman issues added in will be featured in Pedigree Comics’ March Grand Auction, the company has revealed. The collection comes from the state of New York and its more than 50 issues are presently being graded by CGC, Pedigree Comics President and CEO Doug Schmell said.

The Marvel offerings include Amazing Spider-Man #10, #100, Avengers #33, Captain America #120, Daredevil #5, #7, #15, #21, #43, #79, Doctor Strange #180, Fantastic Four #22, #23, Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1, #4, Silver Surfer #4, #9, #12, #14, #15, Sub-Mariner #1, Sub-Mariner Annual #1, Thor #133, #168, X-Men #27, #67, #68, #69, #72, #75, and X-Men Annual #1.

The DC selections include Action Comics #389, Batman #27, #31, #36, #56, #166, #200, #207, #219, #232, and Detective Comics #371, #374, #376, #378, #379, #380, #381, #382, #383, #384, #385, and #386.

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“Flying Spaceman” Toy Leads Morphy's Results

An exceptional boxed example of a Bandai 12-inch “Flying Spaceman” took a wild ride on February 15, 2014 at Morphy Auctions before settling at $55,200 – more than three times its high estimate. Described in the Toy Auction catalog as being “possibly the best known example,” the crisp and colorful Japanese tin-litho motorcycle toy features a vinyl-caped, hard-rubber Superman rider with a large tin “S” insignia on its chest.

“This particular toy was new/old stock with its original box and was found in a toy store in Japan. It’s very uncommon to find a Flying Spaceman in such nice condition, especially with the Superman shield still intact,” said Morphy Auctions’ owner Dan Morphy. “There was a lot of interest in the toy prior to our sale, and it didn’t surprise me that it went for as much money as it did.”

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Star Wars Blue Snaggletooth Tops $850 on eBay

A sealed, bagged example of the Star Wars action figure Blue Snaggletooth sold for $853.87 after receiving 46 bids on eBay. The figure was still sealed in the packaging it was distributed in from the Star Wars Cantina Adventure Set. The figure typically is found with paint loss to the silver boots. The example sold was easily in Near Mint+ condition due to it never being handled.

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ComicConnect is offering the Jungle Comics run from the Edgar Church - Mile High collection, widely considered the most prestigious pedigree in comic book collecting, in their current Event Auction.

By January 1940, comic books were sold by the millions to readers hungry for escape from post Great Depression and pre-wartime privations even as they inspired a generation of writers to throw off the shackles of high-brow fiction and usher in a new century of brash, aggressive entertainment. Through it all, Fiction House, the publisher stood tall as a scrappy and determined outfit that sold fantasy and action entertainment by the truckload.

In response to the new medium’s overnight success, Jungle Comics was born and was just one of a number of barrel-chested titles publisher Thurman T. Scott developed in tandem with the legendary Eisner-Iger Studios. Instead of adolescent fantasies powered by childlike graphics, Scott’s imprint would present the same kind of all-American adventure they already specialized in, but now with stunning graphics by some of the nascent industry’s most talented draftsmen. The Tarzan craze was still going strong so the creation of a jungle action-themed anthology series seemed a no-brainer. Jungle Comics ran nearly 15 years as it acted as a home base for a virtual who’s who of comic book royalty.

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Stevens Auction Company, Civil War Reenactment Cross Paths for 150th Anniversary Auction

A reenactment of the Battle of Okolona in Mississippi – a pivotal event in the Civil War, a victory for the Confederates in 1864 and one that stemmed the tide of advancing Union forces – will be part of a three-day slate of activities that will include an on-site auction to be held February 22, 2014 in Okolona by Stevens Auction Company, based in Aberdeen, Miss.

The auction will be held on-site, at the National Guard Armory, at 607 West Monroe Avenue in Okolona. The reenactment will be held 3 ½ miles away, in Pontotoc. The auction will take place on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Okolona. Fittingly, it will feature hundreds of items of Civil War memorabilia, including licensed and numbered prints of the Civil War battles.

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The rare coin collection of Eugene H. Gardner will be sold in four unreserved auctions to take place in New York in 2014 and 2015, Heritage Auctions has announced.

Highlights of the first auction will be on display at the Central States Numismatic Society Convention in April. Lot viewing of the entire first auction will begin at Heritage Auctions in Dallas May 1, then move to The Long Beach Coin Expo June 3-6, and then at Heritage Auctions in New York City, June 20-22. The first auction will take place the next day, June 23, in-person and live online. The second auction is slated for October, 2014 in New York.

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March 1: Metropolis, ComicConnect at NYCBM

“Metropolis Collectibles and the world record-holding auction house, ComicConnect, will set up at the legendary Mike Carbo's NY Comic Book Marketplace,” said Director of Sales Frank Cwiklik.

The show will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the Hotel New Yorker, 8th Avenue and 34th Street, NYC from 10 AM until 6 PM.

“Metropolis will bring specific books for you directly to the show so please contact us right away at (800) 229-6387 or email us at orders@metropoliscomics.com and we will get the books ready for your perusal,” he said. “We love this show, and we think you will too!”

Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments at ComicConnect, will offer free appraisals while he accepts comics and original art for the second major Event Auction of 2014.

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March 20: Rieger Glass, Porcelain Collection

The first of five planned auctions to sell the huge lifetime collection of mostly porcelain and glass pieces accumulated over 50 years by the late Dr. Ernest Rieger and his wife Karin will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, at the Doubletree Airport Hilton in Wichita, Kansas. The auction, beginning at 1 PM CST by Woody Auction, based in Douglass, Kansas.

The Riegers were discerning and serious collectors, seeking out only the finest names in porcelain and glass, such as Tiffany, Galle, Meissen, Webb, Daum Nancy, KPM and others. The couple also collected period antique furniture, which they kept in their spacious Wichita home. The furniture will be sold in the later auctions. Parts 2 and 3 will be held May 29 and Aug. 1-2.

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March 22: Foote Doll Collection at Morphy's

Morphy Auctions’ March 22, 2014 Premier Doll Auction will showcase the multigenerational collection of the Foote family of Maryland. Doll collectors in the Washington, D.C., suburbs would be quite familiar with Iverna and Irving Foote, as they were active members of the Dollology Club and regular attendees at UFDC conventions and the Gaithersburg Doll Show.

The Foote collection’s heritage traces back to Irving’s mother, Dorothy Budde Foote, who was from Medina, Ohio. She joined her first doll club in 1940, but her doll collecting started even earlier, with the acquisition of Oriental dolls she bought to use at her church Sunday School classes. Later, Dorothy’ became interested in antique dolls, after seeing a picture on the cover of Antiques magazine.

“Dorothy Foote was fortunate to be able to attend the lst Annual UFDC convention in 1950,” said Morphy Auctions’ doll consultant, Jan Foulke. “Her sister, Bertha Budde, took up doll dressing, so many of the dolls in the Foote collection were costumed by ‘Aunt Bea.’”

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Passion Project - Part 2: Creating an Epic

We’ve previously detailed the journey of comic book dealer, historian, and author Rob Hughes from fan to professional. His original graphic novel The Outlaw Prince was one of our favorite reads of 2011. In 2012 he contributed a detailed analysis of Batman: Son of the Demon to The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics, and in 2013 he authored a compelling overview of the graphic novel Marada The She-Wolf in The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comic & Animation Art.

Last week we looked at the sheer determination required to bring his creation, Luna, Moon-Hunter, to life in the pages of an original graphic novel. This week we turn our attention to the creative process and the story of Luna itself.

Scoop: When did the idea for Luna first come to you?
Rob Hughes (RH): I was first inspired to create my own character after reading a Shi trade paperback, I believe sometime in 1995-96. My initial concept was of a beautiful female archer who would hunt a terrifying elite team of assassins who were in actuality werewolves. This idea simmered in the back of my mind for about 10 years.

Scoop: When you started writing it, how long did you think the story would be?
RH: Initially, I had planned and budgeted for a single 64-page graphic novel. The book ended up being double that size and more than triple the budget.

Scoop: When did it start to take on that “epic” quality?
RH: The saga always had the epic scope and “feel” to it. However, it became quite clear early on that the story needed to be expanded from the original planned 64-pages in order to “open up” the overall plot points, character development and to explain in further detail that various historical concepts that are so pivotal.

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Creepy #15

Dark Horse Comics; $3.99

So, we haven’t mentioned the new Creepy in a few issues. There’s a good reason for that, but it’s not anything lacking on their part. No, if anything the series has gotten better. It’s just that we’ve run out of ways to say “If you’re a horror fan, why aren’t you reading this series?”

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TheGreenArrow.net

TheGreenArrow.net is a fan site dedicated to covering everything about The CW’s Arrow, which of course is based on DC’s Green Arrow. It features episode descriptions, photos, storyboards and all manner of material about the show.

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March 29: Zombie Gras
You could call it “staggering,” because that’s precisely what many of the attendees will be doing...
 

March 30: Comic Art Con
Comic Art Con has announced its spring and fall dates for 2014. The shows will be held on...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Batman artist Greg Capullo, Batman: The Dark Knight artist David Finch, and the Justice League art team...
 

Hero Initiative Slates 20 Conventions for 2014
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need...

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EMOVIE POSTER 2-23-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
  
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S color 8x10 still '61                   DIRTY HARRY 8x10 mini LC '71

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HERITAGE 2-22/23-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

1927 "Babe Comes Home" One Sheet Movie Poster.   /  1953-54 P.F. Flyers  Signs Lot of 2

http://sports.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7100&lotNo=80024

http://sports.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7100&lotNo=80026

 

1924 Washington Senators World Championship Medallion

http://sports.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7100&lotNo=80031

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HERITAGE FEBRUARY 20-22 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

 

Dorian Cleavenger Alley Cat #1 Cover Original Art  /  Shock Illustrated #3 Gaines File Copy (EC, 1956)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=92061

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91345

 

The Lone Ranger Magazine #1 (1937)           Saucy Movie Tales - August '36

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91347

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91352

Air Fighters Comics #2 (Hillman Fall, 1942)    Fight Against Crime #20 (Story Comics, 1954)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91142

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91172

The Human Torch #8 (Timely, 1942)      Captain America Comics #70 (Timely, 1949)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91178

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91250

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HERITAGE 2-23-14 ENDING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

Frances Drake (Paramount, 1930s)           Loretta Young (20th Century Fox, 1938).

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161408&lotIdNo=13020

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161408&lotIdNo=13032

"Blazing Justice" poster

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161408&lotIdNo=12005

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161408&lotIdNo=12027

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161408&lotIdNo=12020

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COMIC LINK'S FEBRUARY 25/27 CLOSING AUCTION:

  ACTIVE COMICS #11 EARLY 1940s

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:   http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014feb

 

TIM TYLER IN THE JUNGLE POP-UP BOOK

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WANTED COMICS #11   

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014feb&x=0&y=0&pg=22

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PEDIGREE'S MARCH AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46192

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47076

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1935 Mickey Mouse Circus Train at Heritage

A rare, Lionel pre-war Mickey Mouse Circus Train set is expected to bring bids of $10,000 or more when it goes up for auction as part of Heritage’s February 20, 2014 Vintage Comics & Comic Art Signature Auction in New York. The circa 1935 set is just one of a few known to still exist, and it joins more than 1,200 lots of comic book and original comic art offerings in the event.

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Paul Bettany Cast as The Vision

Paul Bettany, who has voiced Tony Stark’s computer, Jarvis, in all three Iron Man films, has been cast as The Vision in Avengers: The Age of Ultron. The film, directed by Joss Whedon, is due in theaters on May 1, 2015. 

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Capullo, Finch, Reis, Prado Join Baltimore Con

Batman artist Greg Capullo, Batman: The Dark Knight artist David Finch, and the Justice League art team of Ivan Reis and Joe Prado have been added to the guest roster for the September 5-7, 2014 Baltimore Comic-Con. The convention will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, a short walk from the famous, tourist-friendly Inner Harbor area and immediately across the street from the historic Camden Yards sports complex and Geppi’s Entertainment Museum.

This is the Baltimore Comic-Con’s 15th anniversary and it will mark their first time as a three-day show.

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ReedPOP Partners with Oz Comic-Con

New York Comic Con and C2E2 promoters ReedPOP, the company that also stages the Star Wars Celebration, has announced a partnership with Australia's Oz Comic-Con. As part of the announcement, they have lined up five new events for 2014.

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Morphy's Moves All Auctions to Weekend Dates

In response to numerous requests, Morphy’s is moving all of its auctions to weekend timeslots. The first of the company’s sales to make the changeover will be Morphy’s Weekly Auctions. Previously held on Tuesdays, they will now be conducted on Sundays, starting with the March 23, 2014 Advertising & Toy Auction.

“Our Weekly Auctions held on Tuesdays have been extremely popular with collectors, but many of our regular buyers have told us they would love to bid in these sales but can’t, primarily because of work commitments,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy. “Moving the Weekly Auctions to Sundays will open the playing field and enable many more bidders to take part.”

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for February 14-20, 2014...

85 years ago February 17, 1929 Alejandro Jodorowsky is born. The prolific writer and filmmaker is probably best known for L’Incal (with artist Moebius), but he is involved with many other entertainment projects, as well.
85 years ago
February 17, 1944 Catalan Communications editor-publisher Bernd Metz is born. His company publishes many U.S. translations of European comics.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Spider-Woman #1

Marvel; April 1978
Cover by Joe Sinnott

Title: “… A Future Uncertain!”
Synopsis:
Jessica Drew tries to settle into life in London, but it’s hard to get a job when you’re half spider!

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Penciler:
Carmine Infantino
Inker:
Tony DeZuniga

Review: Of the three female-analogue characters Marvel introduced during the Bronze Age (see previous installments for Ms. Marvel #1 and The Savage She-Hulk #1), Spider-Woman is the least connected to her male counterpart. Instead, her origin story is a bit of an everything-and-the-kitchen sink mess: We’ve got radiation, a little magic, the High Evolutionary’s mad science and something to do with Hydra. Because this origin material happened prior to this issue, writer Marv Wolfman has to spend much of his time recapping, and adds little in the way of new action. The art, by Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga, is surprisingly serviceable.

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COVER STORY: Rawhide Kid #1

Artist Joe Maneely is one of the absolute greats of comic history. While he never created a bad cover, his best and most notable work was done while he worked at Marvel during the company’s Atlas period.

In his time he was clearly one of the primary “go-to” guys for Stan Lee.

His untimely death in 1958 at the age 32 has left many historians and fans wondering what role he might have played in the rise of Marvel that started at the beginning of the 1960s.

This memorable period saw the rise of Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, John Romita, Sr. and John Severin as premier artists. A look at some of the work produced by Maneely during the 1950s marks him every bit their equal and just as inventive.

The cover to Rawhide Kid #1 (March 1955) holds no real action. There are no shots flying by a hero, no horses rearing back in anger or as a reaction to a threat. A bar room hasn’t been cleared by a brawl nor is there the silhouette of a hangman’s noose against a setting sun.

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MoviePoster.com Auction Closes February 19

The February auction on MoviePoster.com ends Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

Among the posters and related movie items listed are a three-sheet for Rear Window, an original release UK pressbook for Hell's Angels, a rare half-sheet for the British documentary Target For Tonight, a one-sheet for Radar Men From the Moon, rare UK pressbook featuring Greta Garbo in The Painted Veil and a pressbook for the first James Bond movie, Dr No.

“We have an original one-sheet for 2001: A Space Odyssey with the Pan Am clipper, a lobby card from All Through the Night with Humphrey Bogart, a rare tabloid herald for the Criminal Code, one-sheets for the Black Rose, Bullitt, Diamonds Are Forever, Blackmail, Human Desire, and Killers from Space,” said Richard Halegua.

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SharpComics.com Adds Facebook Presence

SharpComics.com has launched a Facebook page to better connect with their customers online and interact on a higher level than just traditional commerce, the company has said. The page features comic news, convention news, special offers for Facebook fans, photos, and more.

"We're very excited to have rolled out our SharpComics.com Facebook page. This is just one of several exciting projects that we are launching in 2014," said SharpComics.com's Brad Foster.

As a thank you to their Facebook friends upon reaching 1,000 likes, SharpComics.com will randomly select one lucky fan to receive a Signature Series copy of Transformers: Dark Cyberton #1 autographed by Rob Liefeld. The copy is the VA Comicon exclusive variant, which was limited to 1,000 copies.

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February 21-22: Silverman Pinball Collection

Dazzling colors, flashing lights and clanging bells will provide the soundtrack for Morphy Auctions’ February 21-22, 2014 auction featuring Part I of the David Silverman collection of vintage pinball machines. The 1,300-lot auction will include 75 machines from the 35-year Silverman collection, which is considered one of the largest and most exciting pinball groupings ever amassed.

“David Silverman founded the National Pinball Museum, originally located in Washington, DC. All of the machines we will be auctioning in a series of sales, starting with this one, come directly from David’s collection, which were on view in the museum,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy.

Some of the highlights within the introductory grouping include Lot 13, a 1950 Gottlieb Bank A Ball, with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate; Lot 15, a Gottlieb Sittin Pretty, $2,500-$3,000; Lot 17, a Gottlieb Knock-Out, $3,000-$5,000; and Lot 66, a Bally Revenge From Mars, $3,000-$3,500.

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Fan to Pro: Josh Nathanson

One of the most popular sections in The Overstreet Guide To Collecting Comics is our "Fan To Pro" segment, which charts the course of many comic book professionals who turned their passion for comics into their careers. The subjects range from bloggers to retailers, and from artists to publishers.

Best known as the founder of ComicLink, a leading internet-based source for rare, vintage, high grade comic books and original comic art, Josh Nathanson started out as a fan, complete with a subscription to Marvel’s X-Men...

Scoop: You’ve told us previously your first comic book was a Defenders Annual. What were the circumstances when you saw it?
Josh Nathanson (JN):
That’s right. The first comic book that I bought was Defenders Annual #1. I was about 7. I found it at Silver Point Beach Club in the summer, where my parents took me as a child. People used to set up near the boardwalk to sell this and that and I remember walking back from camp one day and seeing the comic book sitting there in the middle of a pool of un-childlike things, like Tupperware and stuff. It was a beat up copy - these days, it would grade about a Good minus. I still have it for sentimental reasons.

Scoop: How long from the time you first bought a comic book until you considered yourself a collector?
JN:
I was instantly a collector. Hooked immediately. 

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The Beatles' Sullivan Show Backdrop Up for Bid

The 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 has been all the talk in media and music circles in recent days, and now Heritage Auctions will offer a piece of the backdrop from that appearance. It is signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and in addition to their autographs it also features drawings by each of them along with the phrase "The 'Beatles' were here 2/9/64" on it.

Heritage’s Entertainment & Music Auction will take place on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 E. 79th Street (at 5th Ave) in New York City.

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The Star Wars #5

Dark Horse Comics; $3.99

As we’ve detailed previously in Scoop, writer J.W. Rinzler and artist Mike Mayhew have made this adaptation of George Lucas’ early draft of what became the original Star Wars movie very enjoyable to date. The mix of familiar concepts and characters with very different situations and personalities has made for compelling reading.

Now, after a few weeks off, they’re back with The Star Wars #5, and it is again very enjoyable. The art in the extended fight scene is particularly good (it’s been great throughout the series) and Nick Runge supplies another good cover.

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TheForce.net

Among other things, TheForce.net has a movie poster database for Star Wars collectors, and it’s pretty neat. You can check out posters from each of the six feature films and more on the site. They also have information on pricing posters and buying posters, as well as poster links and references.

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September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Batman artist Greg Capullo, Batman: The Dark Knight artist David Finch, and the Justice League art team...
 

September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
The Pittsburgh Comicon has announced Elektra: Assassin, New Mutants, and 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow artist...
 

Hero Initiative Slates 20 Conventions for 2014
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need...

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HERITAGE 2-16-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 

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HERITAGE FEBRUARY 20-22 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

 

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7087&lotNo=91163

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HERITAGE 2-16-14 ENDING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

 

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http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161407&lotIdNo=14001

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COMIC LINK'S FEBRUARY FEATURED AUCTION:

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COMIC CONNECT'S FEBRUARY AUCTION:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=544598

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=514423

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http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=544633

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Painkiller Jane Optioned for Feature Film

Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane, which they created under their own Event Comics banner and is now published under Marvel’s Icon imprint, has been optioned by Solipsist Films as a feature film.

Palmiotti wrote the screenplay with Craig Weeden.

Painkiller Jane was adapted twice previously for the Sci Fi Channel, once for a TV movie that seemed to have little to do with the comic book version, and again for a TV series that hewed at least somewhat closer to the original story and lasted one season.

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X-Men Soft Cover of Overstreet #43 Sells Out

The X-Men soft cover edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43 featuring Wolverine, Cyclops and Marvel Girl strikingly illustrated by Mike Deodato, Jr. and colored by Leonardo Ito has sold out from Diamond Comic Distributors. The edition is also sold out from Gemstone Publishing.

“Diamond has a limited supply of The X-Men hardcover edition of #43 (Gemstone is sold out at present) and a good supply of the Superman softcover illustrated by Andy Kubert and colored by Brad Anderson,” said J.C. Vaughn, Vice-President of Publishing for Gemstone.

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Sienkiewicz, Camp Headline Pittsburgh Comicon

The Pittsburgh Comicon has announced Elektra: Assassin, New Mutants, and 30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow artist Bill Sienkiewicz and Emmy-nominated cartoonist Bob Camp, best known for his work on Ren & Stimpy, The Real Ghostbusters, and Thundercats, as the show’s guests of honor for their 2014 edition.

The show will be held September 26-28, 2014 at the Monroeville Convention Center.

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TURNING POINTS by Maggie Thompson

Editor’s note: Due to a technical glitch, only an abbreviated version of Maggie Thompson’s last column ran. We definitely didn’t want you to think she missed these dates (As if…), so the entirety of her column from last week follows this week’s edition. We apologize to Maggie and to you for the error.

Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for February 7-13, 2014...

100 years ago February 8, 1914 Writer Bill Finger is born. Among many other contributions to characters and stories in the Golden Age, he anonymously co-creates Batman with artist Bob Kane. In recognition of his work, Comic-Con International’s annual awards in his name are given for insufficiently acknowledged comics writers.
60 years ago
February 9, 1954 Writer-editor Jo Duffy is born.
55 years ago
February 13, 1959 Artist Vincent Deporter is born. His work includes many contributions to SpongeBob SquarePants Comics.
50 years ago
February 9, 1964 Artist, writer, and publisher T.C. Ford is born.
40 years ago
February 8, 1974 Artist Franco Caprioli dies at age 61. He worked on adventure stories for Il Vittorioso, Toppolino, and Il Giornalino and created Gino e Piero.
30 years ago
February 12, 1984 Tim Tyler’s Luck creator Lyman Young dies at age 90. He was the older brother of Blondie creator Chic Young.
25 years ago
February 9, 1989 Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion creator Osamu Tezuka dies of stomach cancer at age 60. He is considered by many to be “the father of manga.”
25 years ago
February 11, 1989 Actor George O’Hanlon dies of a stroke at age 76. The star of the “Joe McDoakes” comedy shorts was a voice artist whose roles included George Jetson.

 

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: The Savage She-Hulk #1

Marvel; Feb. 1980

Cover by John Buscema

Title: “The She-Hulk Lives”
Synopsis: When henchmen gun down lawyer Jennifer Walters, cousin Bruce Banner saves her life with a “surprisingly” transformative blood transfusion.

Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: Chic Stone

Review: According to this issue’s “Bullpen Bulletins,” Savage She-Hulk #1 was Marvel headman Stan Lee’s first new comic since 1972. (Of course, this was lost on your Comics Bronze Age editor at age nine, since every Marvel comic carried the “Stan Lee presents” tagline.) At this point in his career, Lee was more of a character himself than a writer, but his storytelling chops are still mostly intact. He gives She-Hulk a decent origin story — though one marred by coincidence and logic leaps. John Buscema’s work here is just OK; his drawing is solid but his storytelling is rather bland.

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COVER STORY: 80 Page Giant #8 and #9

DC’s 80 Page Giant comics were the trade paperbacks of their day. For comic readers they were the bargain of the decade. With a long run that started in 1964, these anthologies featured a good variety of stories and almost always centered on a single character or theme.

With a square-bound spine and each one containing enough reading material between the covers to occupy anyone enduring a trip from Cleveland to Pittsburgh and back again while sitting in the back seat of their parents’ dark green Chevy Nova, the issues of 80 Page Giant may possibly be the best deal in the history of comics. 

The title also had another, unspoken effect. What they contained helped eager fans discover a brand new world in practically a single sitting. This was the quickly expanding world of superheroes and comics.

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Morphy's Offers Silverman Pinball Collection

Dazzling colors, flashing lights and clanging bells will provide the soundtrack for Morphy Auctions’ February 21-22, 2014 auction featuring Part I of the David Silverman collection of vintage pinball machines. The 1,300-lot auction will include 75 machines from the 35-year Silverman collection, which is considered one of the largest and most exciting pinball groupings ever amassed.

“David Silverman founded the National Pinball Museum, originally located in Washington, DC. All of the machines we will be auctioning in a series of sales, starting with this one, come directly from David’s collection, which were on view in the museum,” said Morphy Auctions CEO Dan Morphy.

Some of the highlights within the introductory grouping include Lot 13, a 1950 Gottlieb Bank A Ball, with a $2,000-$3,000 estimate; Lot 15, a Gottlieb Sittin Pretty, $2,500-$3,000; Lot 17, a Gottlieb Knock-Out, $3,000-$5,000; and Lot 66, a Bally Revenge From Mars, $3,000-$3,500.

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24: Ed Brisson Takes on Jack Bauer

With his Image Comics series Comeback and Marvel’s Secret Avengers #10 - 11 behind him, his Image series Sheltered optioned by The Walking Dead producers Circle of Confusion, and issues of BOOM! Studios’ Robocop and Sons of Anarchy in the pipeline, it might seem that writer Ed Brisson is a busy man.

But was he too busy when Jack Bauer came knocking at his door? No, because he’s still alive to tell the tale. He’s also the writer of IDW Publishing’s new series 24, the first issue of which should hit stores just before 24: Live Another Day debuts on May 5, 2014.

He talked with Scoop’s J.C. Vaughn, himself a veteran of writing Bauer’s comic book adventures, about the project.

Scoop: If there is such a thing as an average day for you, how does it go?

Ed Brisson (EB): Usually I get up at 8:30, take my daughter to school and then work, either at home or at my studio, from about 9:30 until 2:30. Then I pick her up, hang out until my wife is home, have some dinner then go back downstairs to my office and log in another three or so hours of work.

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Black Goliath

Dr. Bill Foster, a brilliant biochemist, first appeared in the Marvel Universe in The Avengers #32 (by Stan Lee and Don Heck) in 1966. Foster worked with Giant Man, fellow scientist Hank Pym, who was trapped at ten or more feet tall. This was his first exposure to the “Pym Particles” that enabled Pym’s growing and shrinking stints as Ant Man, Giant Man, Goliath and so on.

It wasn’t until nine years later in 1975 in the pages of Power Man #24 that Foster donned a superhero costume himself as Black Goliath. His own self-titled series followed, although it lasted only five issues.

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LOAC Essentials - Volume 4: Alley Oop

IDW Publishing; $24.99

Sometimes it’s all about putting things in context. Sometimes it’s about challenging our own assumptions. Sometimes it’s both.

Having spent much of my career surrounded by the work of comic book, comic strip and movie art greats – the walls at our old gallery were lined with the likes of E.C. Segar, Milton Caniff, Alex Raymond, Jack Kirby, Gustav Tenggren, Carl Barks, you name it – I had long had an awareness of V.T. Hamlin’s Alley Oop. I had also dismissed the strip for precisely the same amount of time.

But when I wrote a few years ago that “The Library of American Comics has become the gold standard for archival comic strip reprints,” I did not do so lightly. So, when Dean Mullaney and company turned their attention to Alley Oop with the fourth volume in their LOAC Essentials series, I knew I’d have to reconsider my preconceived notions about the strip and sit down and read it.

First a word about the LOAC Essentials format. By selecting a year of continuity from a historically important – though possibly almost forgotten – newspaper strip and reprinting a single daily per page, LOAC gives readers the chance to read, absorb, appreciate and then share the work.

Unlike their multiple volumes of strips such as Terry and the Pirates, Steve Canyon, Little Orphan Annie, Dick Tracy, Rip Kirby, Secret Agent Corrigan and others, the LOAC Essentials represent a one-and-done approach.

Beginning with George Herriman’s pre-Krazy Kat strip Baron Bean (1916), followed by Sidney Smith’s The Gumps (1929) and Cliff Sterrett’s Polly and Her Pals (1933), the LOAC Essentials format offers an easily accessible, not-too-daunting chunk of the strips in an easily readable presentation. The introductory essays are “must read” material in their own right, putting the strips and their creators into the big picture, offering context and staking out claims as to why they should be remembered.

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Snowpiercer 1: The Escape

Titan Books; $19.99

Snowpiercer, the original French graphic novel on which the international feature film starring Chris Evans (Captain America) is based, has not been released in English until now. The story is set in a future in which Earth has become a frozen wasteland, one where the last remnant of humanity lives aboard a train that circles the globe and just keeps moving.

On board the train, the various elements of society are constrained into what seem to be rigidly defined classes. But now things may be changing, and it’s those changes the story is built around.

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September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con has announced its first slate of guests for its September 5-7, 2014 show at the...
 

Hero Initiative Slates 20 Conventions for 2014
Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need...

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