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EMOVIE POSTER 6-26-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
  
DICK TRACY 12 LCs '90 Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, w/ Rollercoaster Rabbit!
HERCULES 12 LCs '97 Walt Disney Ancient Greece fantasy cartoon, great images!

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-29-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
CAGED WOMEN Pakistani '84                            METROPOLIS Brazilian R84 Fritz Lang 

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HERITAGE JUNE 29 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 
FIRST PAGE:  

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

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HERITAGE JULY 1-2 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/pinocchio-jiminy-cricket-production-cel-setup-walt-disney-1940-total-2-original-art-/a/7103-94173.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/pinocchio-production-cel-with-custom-background-walt-disney-1940-/a/7103-94174.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/dumbo-mrs-jumbo-and-stork-production-cel-courvoisier-setup-walt-disney-1941-/a/7103-94215.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/dumbo-mrs-jumbo-and-baby-dumbo-production-cel-courvoisier-setup-walt-disney-1941-/a/7103-94218.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/dumbo-baby-mine-production-cel-walt-disney-1941-total-2-items-/a/7103-94220.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-production-cel-courvoisier-setup-walt-disney-1937-/a/7103-94061.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/snow-white-and-the-seven-dwarfs-production-cel-courvoisier-setup-walt-disney-1937-/a/7103-94076.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/the-brave-little-tailor-mickey-mouse-color-model-cel-walt-disney-1938-/a/7103-94124.s

FIRST PAGE: 

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+793+794+791+1893+792+2088+4294950128&No=0

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HERITAGE JUNE 23 BEGINNING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/itm/silver-age-1956-1969-/outer-limits-5-dell-1965-cgc-nm-94-off-white-to-white-pages/p/121426-35003.s

Paul Gulacy Serpent's Tooth #3 Page 20 and 26 Original Art Group (Dark Horse, 1992)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/paul-gulacy-serpent-s-tooth-3-page-20-and-26-original-art-group-dark-horse-1992-total-2-/p/121426-51003.s

Sal Buscema and Gerry Talaoc Hulk #306 Page 22 Original Art (Marvel, 1985).

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/sal-buscema-and-gerry-talaoc-hulk-306-page-22-original-art-marvel-1985-/p/121426-31001.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/is-this-tomorrow-nn-catechetical-guild-1947-cgc-nm-94-off-white-pages/p/121426-41002.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/modern-age-1980-present-/machine-man-19-don-maggie-thompson-collection-pedigree-marvel-1981-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/p/121426-30056.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/hit-comics-6-quality-1940-cgc-apparent-fn-60-slight-a-off-white-pages/p/121426-68003.s

MORE FREDERICK'S OF HOLLYWOOD CATALOG ART:

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294950912&No=240

FIRST PAGE:

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294950912&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE JUNE 23 BEGINNING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/american-graffiti-cic-1973-australian-daybill-1275-x-295-comedy/p/161426-20002.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/coogan-s-bluff-universal-1968-australian-daybill-1325-x-30-crime/p/161426-20009.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/clash-of-the-titans-mgm-1981-one-sheet-27-x-41-advance-style-b-fantasy/p/161426-16017.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/raging-bull-united-artists-1980-one-sheet-27-x-41-drama/p/161426-18032.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/gimme-shelter-20th-century-fox-1970-australian-daybill-135-x-30-rock-and-roll/p/161426-20016.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/performance-warner-brothers-1970-australian-daybill-13-x-30-drama/p/161426-20024.s

 FIRST PAGE:  

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+792+4294946114&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE JULY 19-20 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/casablanca-warner-brothers-1942-insert-14-x-36-/p/7098-119001.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/citizen-kane-rko-1941-insert-14-x-36-/p/7098-69003.s

FIRST PAGE:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+792+4294951375&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE SEPT. 19 BEGINNING ILLUSTRATION ART AUCTION:

FIRST PAGE:

MICHAEL WHELAN (American, b. 1950)
Charlie McGee, Firestarter book cover, 1980

http://fineart.ha.com/itm/illustration-art/michael-whelan-american-b-1950-charlie-mcgee-firestarter-book-cover-1980-acrylic-on-masonite/p/5185-24002.s

FIRST PAGE:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=50+792+4294951338&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-051914

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COMICLINK'S JUNE 24-27 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=10&x=0&y=0

FIND BOTH ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=20&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&x=0&y=0&pg=36

FIND BOTH ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=59&x=0&y=0

FIRST PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=1&x=0&y=0

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

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE 26 ENDING AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47870

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47843

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=44887

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=48046

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47902

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47931

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

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

"SUPERMAN" FX LIMITED EDITION STERLING SILVER RING.

$125.00

Nice quality adult size 9.5 ring in custom hinged ring box. .32 ozt. ©1995 DC Comics and created exclusively for "FX 95" a Florida-based collectors show by the Great American Ring Club Inc. Box opens to reveal cardboard insert which includes FX logo, Superman name, image and notes "We Are Proud To Offer This Special Gift To Our Valued Exhibitors." Also has inked edition number #154 of an edition of 200 produced. A matching brass ring was also produced in an edition of 200. Features Superman symbol on top and sides with relief "FX" on one side and "95" on other. NM.

MORE: http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?ListID=246&ItemNo=118309

HAKE'S NEXT AUCTION OPENS JUNE 24

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

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COMIC CONNECT'S JUNE 9 STARTING AUCTION: 

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=564997

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=553062

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 24

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=563854

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458389

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 25

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=560894

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=564241

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458353

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 26

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SPACE PATROL ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152481650351506&set=gm.578379758946995&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SpacePatrol/

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STAR TREK ON FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=787128454651883&set=pcb.787129151318480&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/groups/startrektheexclusivetributegroup/

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SCOOP:

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All other material ©2014 respective copyright holders. All rights reserved

 

Beau Smith’s Wynonna Earp and Cobb have both been optioned for development as television series by IDW Entertainment.

Wynonna Earp features a dynamic U.S. Marshall, a descendent of Wyatt Earp, who battles vampires, werewolves and all manner of the unexplained, while Cobb is the gritty story of a former Secret Service agent.

IDW Entertainment’s parent firm, IDW Publishing, has published both characters.

Smith said he would love to see either or both of the shows actually come to fruition, but he’s been down the Hollywood trail before and learned from the experience.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=150200

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Morphy Auctions Adds Serious Toyz

Morphy Auctions’ Antique & Vintage Toy division is in expansion mode yet again. Dan Morphy, founder and president of Morphy Auctions, announced that Tom Miano of Serious Toyz has joined the Pennsylvania company’s team of specialists. Miano, whose new title is Pop Culture Expert, will be acquiring consignments and managing sales of vintage toys and pop-culture collectibles for Morphy’s, starting with a September 6, 2014 auction of character, postwar and space toys.

“Tom’s auction house, Serious Toyz is a favorite with collectors. They love it. In the 19 years that Tom has been the hands-on owner and operator of the company, he has built an outstanding reputation,” said Morphy. “He’s well liked by everyone in the industry, and consignors know they can depend on his knowledge and expertise. He will be a tremendous asset to our operation.”

The addition of a dedicated pop culture department completes the timeline of toys and collectibles offered in specialty sales at Morphy’s, which is already a worldwide force in the auction of antique, prewar vintage, and postwar boomer-era toys.

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Garden State Comic Fest Adds Guest Line-Up

The Garden State Comic Fest has added a roster of comic creator guests to the line-up for its August 23, 2014 show. Wolverine co-creator Herb Trimpe will be joined by Bob Camp (Ren & Stimpy), Dave Bullock (Star Wars: Clone Wars), Bob Wiacek (X-Men), Paris Cullins (Blue Devil), Charles Paul Wilson III (TMNT), Christopher Ivy (Ghost Rider), Neil Vokes (Flesh and Blood), Superman Adventures, Untold Tales of Spider Man), James Fry (X-Factor, Batman Adventures), Erica Schultz (X-Men), Tom Smith (JLA-Avengers), Dan Khanna (Transformers), Micky Fielder (Dad’s Cartoons), Tim Yates (Grimm Fairy Tales), and Shawn Andrews.

The 501st Legion Star Wars cosplayers and KO Cosplay will also be on hand, and the Kubert School will be set up with its own room featuring tomorrow’s superstar artists.

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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 June 20-26...

90 years ago June 23, 1924 Writer-artist Frank Bolle is born. (Though Wiki says the date is June 7, his own hand-lettered entry in the 1996 NCS album says June 23.) He starts at Magazine Enterprises drawing Westerns and later works for Gold Key and Warren comics as well as on such newspaper strips as Winnie Winkle, The Heart of Juliet Jones, Apartment 3-G, and Gil Thorp.

85 years ago June 24, 1929 Artist and art director Vic Carrabotta is born. Beginning his art career as a Famous Studios animator, he then joins the Eisner Studio and goes on to work at Atlas.

80 years ago June 26, 1934 Cartoonist Bob Weber is born. His Moose strip eventually becomes Moose & Molly.

70 years ago June 21, 1944 Danton Burroughs is born; he supervises the legacy of Edgar Rice Burroughs, including a wide variety of comics adaptations.

65 years ago June 24, 1949 Joe Palooka marries Ann Howe in Ham Fisher’s Joe Palooka strip.

60 years ago June 24, 1954 Historian and artist Russ Maheras is born.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=150088

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: 2000 A.D. #1

Eagle, April 1985
Cover by Brian Bolland

Title: “The Black Plague! Part One”
Synopsis: Millions of deadly spiders swarm across the Cursed Earth, devouring everything along the way to Mega-City One.

Writer: John Wagner
Penciler: Ron Smith
Inker: Smith

Review: Though not quite as strong as Judge Dredd #1 (see review), this 2000 A.D. “mega-series” debut provided another timely fix of comics goodness for this reviewer circa 1985. Little Me wasn’t so little anymore, and these edgy British imports upped the dosage and kept the addiction strong.

Title: “Go Straight”
Synopsis: D.R. and Quinch open a rehabilitation center for “wretched, deranged and unlovable berserker” alien war veterans. Hilarity ensues.

Writer: Alan Moore
Penciler: Alan Davis
Inker: Davis

Review: Clearly the gem of this issue. The British Bronze Age included early Alan Moore and Alan Davis? Lucky blokes.

“Death’s-Head Part One”
Synopsis: Mutant bounty hunter Johnny Alpha and his “norm” partner, Wulf the Viking, track down dangerous fugitives on the frontier planet.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=150087

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COVER STORY: Four Color #655

Walt Disney’s African Lion: A True-Life Adventure Feature; November 1955

The tag in the box found at the bottom left corner of the cover sounds as if it was describing an alien conqueror, one who had just come to Earth with subjugation on his mind: “The King of Beasts, monarch of multitudes, ruler of a vast primitive paradise…”

Morris Gollub’s cover painting for Four Color #655 (November, 1955) not only gives life to that description, it adds dimensions, feelings and emotions that the alliterative hyperbole in that box almost seems to diminish.

The eyes of the lion hold a sense of nobility, a feeling that he is well aware of how important his responsibilities as leader are. That if he doesn’t do his job the world around him and all those who populate the primitive paradise may waver and fall. Those eyes, so deep, so reflective, so aware are also filled with hope and determination.

He will find something, food, water, shelter or anything he can which will better the existence of his tribe, for the multitudes that he rules over.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=150089

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Metropolis Debuts Charleston Collection

"Going through this collection brought me back to the old glory days of comic collecting," said Frank Cwiklik, Sales Director for Metropolis Collectibles. "Back in the old days, collectors used to vie for complete runs and thought more like scholars and conservators of classic comics, just like the fan who put together this selection. I had an absolute blast getting these books together for our buyers, and I think DC fans and Silver and Bronze Age connoisseurs are going to love this stuff!"

The Charleston Collection, recently debuted by Metropolis, is named for the West Virginia capital, near where its collector once resided.

“This incredible find boasts exhaustive runs of some of DC Comics' rarest and most collectible titles. From the Golden Age straight on through to the Copper Age, it includes extremely rare war and horror issues that otherwise never come to market, and some of the scarcest Wonder Woman issues of the Golden Age,” Cwiklik said.

"The gentleman who built this anthology was a DC fanatic," said Vincent Zurzolo, Chief Operating Officer of Metropolis. "He was such a huge fan of the publisher that he became a regular on the letters pages of several DC titles, and was determined to build as complete a run as he could of his favorite titles."

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=150140

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Pedigree's 10th Anniversary Auction is Underway

Pedigree Comics’ June Grand Auction, which marks the company’s 10th anniversary, is underway. It kicked off on the night on Monday, June 16, 2014, ten years to the day that the site launched in 2004.

The auction, which will last for 10 days until the night of Thursday, June 26, features more than 375 vintage, high grade, CGC-certified comics up for bid. The offerings include a large selection of in-demand Silver Age and Bronze Age Marvel and DC issues, as well as titles from other publishers.

“There is no buyer’s premium on any of the lots in the auction and almost every item (over 95%) has no reserve. Every book is CGC graded and the minimum bid is only $100. You can view and bid on the lots right now in the Grand Auction Listing. Just go to the site and click on the Grand Auctions banner,” said Doug Schmell, President and CEO of Pedigree Comics.

“There are many incredible groups of books and individual items in this auction, easily one of Pedigree’s best ones so far and one of the very best online auctions for high grade, investment quality items you will ever see,” he said.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=150165

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Saturday Cartoon Animation Featured at Heritage

A wide selection of animation cells from the late-1960s and 1970s, the heyday of Saturday Morning Cartoons for the age group known collectively as Gen-X, is set to hit the auction block on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Heritage Auctions. When it does, it may well mark the coming out party for a whole new generation of collectors who have the nostalgia of the childhoods driving them and now the necessary funds to support that quest.

Examples of production and presentation animation cells from some of the biggest cartoons of the era – Superfriends, Star Trek, the Laff-A-Lympics, Scooby Doo, Josie and The Pussycats and many more – are estimated to bring a range of prices, ranging from several hundred up to as much as a few thousand, by conservative estimates.

“The gold standard has always been classic Disney animation, and that’s still the case in large part,” said Jim Lentz, Director of Animation Art Auctions at Heritage, “but we’ve seen a very decided and marked entrée into the market of Gen-X collectors hungrily demanding the material that populated the long Saturday mornings of their youth now that they are in a position to collect. It’s a fascinating shift to watch and, looking at the cyclical nature of the animation market, I’d say it’s right on time.”

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=150138

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eMoviePoster.com July Major Auction Starts 7/6

The July Major Auction at eMoviePoster.com is on the horizon. Set for July 6-20, 2014, the auction will be offered in six parts and it will include half-sheets, inserts, one-sheets, three-sheets, six-sheets, lobby cards, window cards, and more.

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Alex Simmons: Bringing Back BlackJack – Part 2

Last week in our Main Event feature, we brought you Alex Simmons: Bringing Back BlackJack – Part 1, in which the multi-talented Alex Simmons showcased his character, BlackJack, and the effort to bring him into a new transmedia platform. This week we take a look at his community service, and again at bringing back his signature character.

From the debut of BlackJack: Second Bite of the Cobra #1 in September 1996, we knew Alex Simmons was something special. And that was before we met him.

He created the comic book series Race Against Time, wrote the syndicated Tarzan newspaper strip, created Orpheus in Batman: Orpheus Rising, and wrote Scooby-Doo, Archie and Friends, Archie's Pal Jughead Comics, Betty, Veronica, Betty and Veronica, Archie, and more.

And that’s just comics.

As a voice over actor he’s spoken for Burger King, the U.S. Army, and the United Federation of Teachers, among others.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1017?ArticleID=150192

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80 Years & Still Quacking: An Anniversary Look at Donald Duck

He's an angry everyman, a frustrated character for whom the breaks never entirely fall the right way. He regularly comes oh-so-close to his dreams, only to see something go exasperatingly wrong. What's worse, he's seemingly overmatched by his three young nephews, who at least on the surface appear brighter than him.

And yet, he's also the personification of the gutsy never give up spirit of the pioneer, of the entrepreneur, of the working man, of the tired parents, and of frustrated kids. From his rather inauspicious debut in the Silly Symphony short cartoon
The Wise Little Hen, he has emerged to be one of the most collected, most documented comic characters in history.

A Google search on the name Donald Duck brings back 11 million results to check out.

With so much written about Donald, it's a hard task to say something new about the character. It's even more difficult to say something new that is not merely conjecture, opinion, or a recitation of urban legend. With that in mind, a decade ago -- can it really be that long? -- Scoop's J.C. Vaughn talked with John K. Snyder, Jr., who was then President of Diamond International Galleries, one of the character's foremost collectors.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1018?ArticleID=150083

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 11

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

Here's Part 11...

Static #11
DC Comics; Milestone Media; April 1994

Escort Etiquette for Guyz Chapter Two – Double Date

Picking up where the last issue left off, Coil tells Static that he's been set up and the flowers that he brought will be put on his grave. Puff poses with a strung up Static for a picture. Then, Static swings his chain into the Puff's lingering acid cloud and breaks loose from his femmes fatale. Static asks if they are trying to use this attack on him as a way to get in good with a gang. They reply that they want all the gangs, and that the girls are going to run Dakota. Finally, he gets away – but they say they've still got the photo of Static tied up.

After the super-powered battle, he heads by the Fish Shack to see if he can get his old job back. And after an impassioned appeal for the job, he succeeds. The next day at school, the usual bickering is going on (Rick takes serious offense when his friend calls his shirt “fruit-flavored”), and Daisy and Hawkins have a chat (Hawkins forgets the date that he promised last issue). So, he either fights the supervillains or has a date with Daisy. Following his gut reaction to treat life like an Archie comic, he chooses both.

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The Overstreet Hall of Fame: Julius Schwartz

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.

It’s difficult to measure the impact Julius “Julie” Schwartz had on the comic book world.In fact, as we observed at the time of his passing, we would probably need to invent a new unit of measurement just to begin to cover it.

He was Ray Bradbury’s first agent and an important voice in science fiction before he ever joined All-American Comics in 1944.

Working with writers such as John Broome and artists like Gil Kane, Murphy Anderson, Carmine Infantino, and Joe Kubert, he began the underpinnings of what would become the resurgence of superhero comics in the 1950s and ‘60s.

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The Overstreet Hall of Fame: Wally Wood

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.

Wallace A. Wood landed his first comic work with Will Eisner as a back-up artist on The Spirit in 1948. He also began lettering for Fox Features Syndicate, then drew stories for their love and western titles. Over the next few years he worked for Avon, Better-Standard, EC, Fawcett, Fox, Kirby Publishing Co., Youthful Magazines and Ziff-Davis.

After trying multiple genres with EC, he soon found his niche in science fiction.

His work on EC’s Weird Fantasy and Weird Science followed covers on Avon’s Attack On Planet Mars, Flying Saucers, Earth Man on Venus, Space Detective and Strange Worlds. No one could draw spaceship interior instrumentation and machinery like him.

He became the first Marvel Comics artist to get a cover blurb when Stan Lee touted Wood’s arrival on Daredevil #5.

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June 28-29: ToyConNJ
ToyConNJ will premiere on June 28-29, 2014 at the Parsippany P.A.L. Building...
 

July 23: Hop-Con 2.0 - w00tstout Launch Festival
Watchmen's Dave Gibbons will sign a lithos of the Stone w00tstout 2.0 label he designed for the Hero Initiative...
 

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
Five Ghosts writer Frank Barbiere, former Flash artist Greg LaRocque, and veteran inker Tom Palmer are the latest...
 

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

October 2-12: New York Super Week
While the main show component will remain October 9-12, 2014 at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center...
 

November 22-23: Virginia Comicon
Virginia Comicon promoter Brett Carreras said that the long-running convention’s two-day event scheduled for...

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THIS ENDS SWAP TALK'S POSTINGS FOR 6-22-14
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EMOVIE POSTER 6-19-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-22-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
LOT OF 3 MARILYN MONROE INK BLOTTERS '48
all with incredible sexy art by Earl Moran!
LOT OF 100 LOBBY CARDS '48 - '84 great images
from a variety of different movies!

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HERITAGE JUNE 22 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 
   
1912 T205 Gold Border and T207 Brown Background Collection (29) * 1930's-1950's USA & Japan Baseball Card Collection
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HERITAGE JUNE 12 - JULY 1-2 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

Lord of the Rings Gollum Production Cel Setup and Key Master Background (Ralph Bakshi/United Artists, 1978)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/lord-of-the-rings-gollum-production-cel-setup-and-key-master-background-ralph-bakshi-united-artists-1-total-3-/p/7103-95063.s

Roy Disney and Friends Hand-painted Limited Edition Signed Cel #184/300 (Walt Disney, 2000)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/roy-disney-and-friends-hand-painted-limited-edition-signed-cel-184-300-walt-disney-2000-total-2-/p/7103-92003.s

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Roger and Jessica Production Cel (Walt Disney/Amblin, 1988)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/who-framed-roger-rabbit-roger-and-jessica-production-cel-walt-disney-amblin-1988-/p/7103-39017.s

Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas Concept Pastel Drawing (Walt Disney/Touchstone, 1993).

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/tim-burton-s-nightmare-before-christmas-concept-pastel-drawing-walt-disney-touchstone-1993-/p/7103-18118.s

FIRST PAGE: 

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951769&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE JUNE 16 BEGINNING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/adventure-comics-46-dc-1940-condition-incomplete/p/121425-31007.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/batman-52-dc-1949-cgc-fn-60-cream-to-off-white-pages/p/121425-40009.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/daring-mystery-comics-2-timely-1940-condition-apparent-fn/p/121425-31016.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/four-color-589-buck-jones-mile-high-pedigree-dell-1954-cgc-nm-94-white-pages/p/121425-61006.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/magazines/ian-fleming-s-james-bond-007-nn-dell-1964-cgc-nm-92-white-pages/p/121425-41001.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/marvel-feature-5-red-sonja-marvel-1976-cgc-nm-96-white-pages/p/121425-1012.s

Jim Silke Bettie Page Queen of the Nile #2 Page 25 Original Art (Dark Horse, 2000).

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/jim-silke-bettie-page-queen-of-the-nile-2-page-25-original-art-dark-horse-2000-/p/121425-23002.s

Neal Adams Set B Portfolio (Sal Q Productions, 1979

http://comics.ha.com/itm/memorabilia/neal-adams-set-b-portfolio-sal-q-productions-1979-/p/121425-38017.s

MORE MADS'

FIND THEM HERE: http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951065&No=288

AND HERE: http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951065&No=336

FIRST PAGE: http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951065&No=0

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HERITAGE JUNE 16 BEGINNING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/close-encounters-of-the-third-kind-columbia-1977-one-sheet-27-x-41-science-fiction/p/161425-17004.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/when-dinosaurs-ruled-the-earth-warner-brothers-1970-one-sheet-27-x-41-fantasy/p/161425-22038.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/paratroop-command-american-international-1959-one-sheet-27-x-41-war/p/161425-24013.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/samson-and-the-seven-miracles-of-the-world-andamp-other-lot-american-international-1961-one-sheets-2-27-x-41-ac-total-2-/p/161425-16040.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/sinbad-and-the-eye-of-the-tiger-columbia-1977-one-sheet-27-x-41-fantasy/p/161425-17015.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/annie-get-your-gun-mgm-r-1962-one-sheet-27-x-41-andamp-lobby-card-set-of-8-11-x-14-musical-total-9-/p/161425-21014.s

 FIRST PAGE:  

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+792+4294946733&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE JULY 19-20 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/la-dolce-vita-cineriz-1959-italian-4-foglio-55-x-7725-/p/7098-11113.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/moon-over-miami-20th-century-fox-1941-insert-14-x-36-/p/7098-5008.s

FIRST PAGE:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+792+4294951375&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE SEPT. 19 BEGINNING ILLUSTRATION ART AUCTION:

MARGARET BRUNDAGE (American, 1900-1976) Held Against Her Will, Weird Tales pulp magazine cover

http://fineart.ha.com/itm/illustration-art/margaret-brundage-american-1900-1976-held-against-her-will-weird-tales-pulp-magazine-cover-paste/p/5185-24001.s

GEORGE PETTY (American, 1894-1975) Speaking of Figures, Old Gold Cigarette advertisement, 1938

http://fineart.ha.com/itm/illustration-art/george-petty-american-1894-1975-speaking-of-figures-old-gold-cigarette-advertisement-1938-water/p/5185-22001.s

FIRST PAGE:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=50+792+4294951338&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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COMICLINK'S JUNE 24-27 CLOSING AUCTION:

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=55&x=0&y=0

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=50&x=12&y=7

 

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=40&x=0&y=0

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=30&x=14&y=5

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

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE 16 STARTING AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47904

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47843

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47908

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47888

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47489

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=46220

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

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

ORPHAN ANNIE ICE CREAM CONE STORE SIGN

$100.00

9.25x14.25" paper sign for "Flare-Top" cones ©1947 Famous Artists Syndicate. Nice art features Annie filling a cone w/ice cream by means of a tap connected to a giant strawberry, a word balloon reading "Everybody Will Love This Ice Cream." Sandy appears at lower right and at center is large image of ice cream cone w/strawberry ice cream. Some corner tip wear w/ 1.25" crease at lower left. Still displays Exc. This is a file copy from the archives of premium creators Sam & Gordon Gold and is accompanied by a signed letter to that effect from Gordon Gold. See matching Don Winslow sign #993.

MORE: http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?ListID=128&ItemNo=82076

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COMIC CONNECT'S JUNE 9 STARTING AUCTION: 

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=523346

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=553134

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 24

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458429

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458348

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 25

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=565711

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458372

FIND OUR ARMY AT WAR STARTING HERE:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookSearch.php?searchType=advanced&listing_type=monthly&auction_id=262

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 26

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ON SALE NOW!

Shock Cinema Continues to deliver the goods for nostalgia fans.  And so does Anthony Petkovich, who once again does double duty, this time interviewing both Tim Matheson and David Huddleston.  Get it while you can!

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Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For  - TRAILER

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SPACE PATROL ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=299325970230456&set=gm.577701312348173&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SpacePatrol/

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STAR TREK ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204307885001928&set=gm.789990911034262&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/groups/startrektheexclusivetributegroup/

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Incredible Hulk #1 Hits $320,000 at ComicConnect

A CGC-certified 9.2 copy of Incredible Hulk #1 has sold for $320,000 at ComicConnect, smashing the previous record for the issue in that grade.

“This sale completely obliterates all other Incredible Hulk #1 9.2 sales. Comic investors are passionate about rare and early Marvel superhero issues. None is more difficult to find than the Hulk. It is the rarest of all the Marvel superhero first appearances, with only one 9.4 and four 9.2 copies. It is important to note that with the Incredible Hulk #1 9.4 locked up in a collection for a long time to come, 9.2 is the best copy on the market, hence the astounding price,” said Vincent Zurzolo, Chief Operating Officer of ComicConnect.

Not much is known about the buyer of this book other than the fact that he is an avid collector and investor and plans to keep this comic in his collection, he said.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149844

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NYCC Adds New York Super Week October 2-12

While the main show component will remain October 9-12, 2014 at Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the New York Comic Con’s “New York Super Week” will expand the convention's surrounding activities to a city-wide event from running more than a week from October 2 through the show’s original closing date.

“ReedPOP has partnered with a number of venues, bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the city, including, but not limited to Hammerstein Ballroom, 92nd Street Y, Rock Bar, The Bell House, Galapagos Art Space and Barcade. New York Super Week will be the ultimate celebration for fans of pop culture. Kicking-off with StarTalk Live! hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York Super Week events will demonstrate the breadth of international, national and local pop culture, ranging from live recordings of Ask Me Another and Slate's Hang Up & Listen podcast, to The Big Quiz Thing, Running Late with Scott Rogowsky featuring the co-creators of Dr. Katz, Story Collider, and eSports competitions,” the company said in a press release.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149806

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Vincent D’Onofrio Cast as Daredevil's Kingpin

Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio will play Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, in Marvel’s Daredevil, the 13-episode Netflix original series scheduled to premiere in 2015.

In their announcement, Marvel and Netflix described Fisk as “...a powerful businessman whose interests in the future of Hell’s Kitchen will bring him into conflict with the blind attorney Matt Murdock and his alter ego Daredevil.”

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149845

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Baltimore Con Adds Barbiere, LaRocque, Palmer

Five Ghosts writer Frank Barbiere, former Flash artist Greg LaRocque, and veteran inker Tom Palmer (The Avengers) are the latest guest roster additions for the Baltimore Comic-Con as the show celebrates its first three-day event in its 15-year history.

The convention will be held September 5-7, 2014 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.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149849

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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 June 13-20...

140 years ago June 16, 1874 Cartoonist “Dwig” Dwiggins is born. His work appears in newspapers for decades, and he’s best known for School Days and his work adapting Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn characters. Some of those stories appear in Doc Savage and Supersnipe comic books.

105 years ago June 14, 1909 Singer Burl Ives is born. His voice artistry includes Sam the Snowman in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

100 years ago June 15, 1914 Cartoonist Saul Steinberg is born.

85 years ago June 13, 1929 Artist and letterer Jon D’Agostino is born. He begins his comics career as a Golden Age Timely colorist and goes on to work exclusively at Archie.

70 years ago June 18, 1944 Underground comix cartoonist and poster artist Rick Griffin is born.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=149852

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Ragman #1

DC Comics, September 1976
Cover by Joe Kubert

Title: “Origin of the Tatterdemalion”
Synopsis: When his father is murdered, Rory Regan dons a tattered costume to fight for justice in the ghetto — as Ragman!

Writer: Robert Kanigher
Penciler: Redondo Studio
Inker: Redondo Studio

Review: Moody. Gritty. Stylish. Ragman #1 is a top-shelf debut from the DC-Explosion era (though its cancellation would be a sad, early harbinger of the DC Implosion to come). Writer Bob Kanigher does a great job introducing the downtrodden ghetto world of the Ragman, while teasing out the beginnings of the character’s origin. From the opening page, it’s clear this series is edgier than the average DC comic of the era. The equally moody art is credited to the Redondo Studio, but Ragman co-creator Joe Kubert’s influence is clear. Regardless who gets credit, the art is a perfect fit.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=149851

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COVER STORY: Magnus Robot Fighter #0

What makes the best comic book covers? It’s a great topic for debate. For us as individuals there is no wrong answer, of course. It’s purely subjective. But with a little thought it is frequently possible to explain what it is about a particular image that grabs you.

Columnist Mark Squirek is working on his contributions to our upcoming book, Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook, so Vice-President of Publishing J.C. Vaughn is filling in for him on this week’s column.

As I mentionted last week, when talking about Barry Windsor-Smith's cover for X-O Manowar #5, for me it’s always been about that image you could see from across two or three rows at your local comic shop on Wednesday. Or on top of your friend’s stack of comics from his or her trip to the comic shop. Or across a crowded aisle at a comic book convention.

There are plenty of good or even very good covers, but the best ones are the ones that make you stop and check out something you weren’t previously going to purchase – and in some cases, you even end up picking up a title you’ve never even heard of before.

Valiant's Magnus Robot Fighter #0 was the gasoline poured on the small brush fire that was my personal excitement about the company's early (we now call them "pre-Unity") superhero comics. Each of the first eight issues of the regular Magnus Robot Fiighter came with cards that could be collected and then redeemed for a copy of Magnus #0, meaning there wouldn't be a huge supply of this issue from the start.

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One of the things we most enjoy about Kickstarter and crowd sourcing in general is when creators in a particular medium – in our case, comic books and graphic novels – seize the opportunity to do their passion projects.

Val Mayerick has a long history in comics, with the Living Mummy in Supernatural Thrillers, The Frankenstein Monster, Ka-Zar, and many others, but perhaps he’s best known as the co-creator of Howard The Duck while illustrating Man-Thing in Marvel’s Fear.

Now he’s teamed with writer Jim Berry for Of Dust And Blood, a Kickstarter project to create and publish a limited run, 90-page, hardcover book about the battle of Little Big Horn.

It will be produced in a landscape format, sized 10.5" x 7". Every book will be numbered and signed.

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Results: ComicConnect Event Auction

“Jiminy jillickers!” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments at ComicConnect. “We made many record sales this auction. Subsequently, we’ve received dozens of calls and e-mails requesting auction slots in our next catalog. Potential consignors need to call or e-mail me today with their lists.”

To consign to the next Event Auction, contact Reynolds at support@comicconnect.com, or call (212) 895-3999.

Golden Age auction standouts included Action Comics #1 CGC 7.0 R $172,000, Archie Comics #1 CGC 6.0 $70,000, Batman #1 CGC 7.0 R $32,500, Brenda Starr #14 CGC 8.0 $16,866, Captain America Comics #1 CGC 2.5 $39,101, Detective Comics #27 CGC 8.0 R $137,000, Flash Comics #1 CGC 9.2 $182,000, Flash Comics #1 CGC 5.0 $35,833, Marvel Comics #1 CGC 9.4 R $95,000, More Fun Comics #52 CGC 8.0 $78,000, Sub-Mariner Comics #1 CGC 8.0 $19,612, Superman #1 CGC 1.5 $58,006, and Wonder Woman #1 CGC 7.5 $42,500.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149875

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CGC 9.2 X-Men #1 Added at Pedigree Comics

“The two new consignments, the most recent additions to the Auction Preview, are sure to please the high grade X-Men and Avengers collectors out there,” said Doug Schmell, President and CEO of Pedigree Comics, as his company builds up to the June 16, 2014 launch of their 10th anniversary Grand Auction.

The bidding starts on the evening of June 16, 10 years to the day that the company’s site launched. It will close on the evening of Thursday, June 26.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149879

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Old Toy Soldier Auctions Readies June Event

Old Toy Soldier’s (OTSA) November 2013 auction grossed a record-setting $590,000 for the Pennsylvania-based company, but owner Ray Haradin thinks that record may soon be shattered. Over the weekend of June 27-29, 2014 OTSA will present the James A. Henderson collection as the featured highlight of its approximately 1,500-lot auction – an assemblage of soldiers that Haradin describes as “the most exciting collection [he has] handled to date.”

One of America’s top executives, Henderson retired from Cummins Engine Co. Inc. after a distinguished 35-year career that took him to the pinnacle of success. He held senior leadership positions at Cummins beginning in 1977, when he was appointed president and chief operating officer. Eventually he rose to the ranks of chairman and CEO. In his free time, Henderson avidly collected Britains – the best of the best.

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Results: Philip Weiss Auctions' May 29 Event

An exceedingly rare proof of an original series $1,000 face charter #290 U.S. National Bank Note, one of only two examples known, sold for $96,050 at a Stamps, Coins & Postcards Auction held May 29, 2014 by Philip Weiss Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 74 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, New York. The Bank Note proof was the day's top lot and highlight of the sale.

The $1,000 National Bank Note proof went to a bidding agent on the floor, at a price that was within range (it was estimated at $80,000-$12,000). The Fr. 465 original series face, printed on India paper and mounted on card stock, was dated March 1, 1864, and was hole-punch cancelled. The image, a Chittenden Spinner from the Forth National Bank (New York City) was flawless.

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American Bottle Auctions Event Begins July 11

Nearly 200 lots – many of them rare and highly collectible bottles, to include sodas, bitters, back bars, medicines, whiskey fifths and flasks, plus advertising items and other spirits and poisons – will all come up for bid in American Bottle Auctions’ next online and catalog sale (Auction #60) that will begin July 11, 2014 and end July 20 at americanbottle.com.

“We have many highlights and these include some rare colored historical flasks, in particular a series of Washington/Taylor quarts exhibiting incredible colors and other beautiful examples,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions. “We also have the Weimer collection of over 35 rare and desirable bitters bottles, plus a great selection of equally scarce advertising pieces.”

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149866

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June 18: Mantle, Gretzky Items at Grey Flannel

Grey Flannel’s 2014 Summer Games Auction featuring an outstanding array of professional and college sports memorabilia will open for bidding on Friday, May 30, 2014. The fully illustrated catalog for this auction, containing more than 1,400 top-quality lots, may be viewed online at www.greyflannelauctions.com. Phone, absentee and online bids will be accepted through June 18.

The auction’s Premier Lots are led by a unique historical document – the notes that Baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle handwrote for his final speech, which was broadcast on national television from Baylor Hospital in Dallas on July 12, 1995. Knowing the seriousness of his condition, Mantle wrote the poignant words: “I said one time I didn't know how Lou Gehrig could…here at home plate knowing he was going to die and say he was the luckiest man on the face of earth now I think I know...To all my little teammates [sic] out there. Please don’t do drugs & [alcohol]. God only gave us 1 body take care of it.”

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149642

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June 21: Complete Estate Sale at Fontaine’s

The entire contents of Somerset – an extraordinary English country estate manor located in West Stockbridge, Mass. – will headline a cataloged antique auction scheduled for Saturday, June 21, 2014 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, in the firm’s spacious gallery located at 1485 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The sale will begin promptly at 11 AM EDT.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149856

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Alex Simmons: Bringing Back BlackJack – Part 1

Since we first were introduced to his writing in the comic book mini-series BlackJack: Second Bite of the Cobra, Alex Simmons has been one of our favorite comic book writers. But that’s not his only hat. He’s a lecturer, teacher, literacy advocate, and the creator and promoter of the Kids Comic Con.

When he told us he’d thrown his hat in with Arthawk Entertainment and the Kickstarter project for their new platform know as The AEON (Short for The Arthawk Entertainment Online Network), and that if it was successful it would mean more BlackJack, we were intrigued.

The AEON is, in their words, “…an online transmedia network, for people who love all the things we love: Animation, games, comics, and film.” Their various series would be available as comics, animated episodes, and episodic games, all within the same story. And BlackJack would be the first of these.

Check out the Kickstarter page for more information on the project.

Scoop talked with Simmons about BlackJack, the potential of The AEON, his efforts with Kids Comic Con, and more. Here’s Part One…

Scoop: “Writer” is just one of the many hats you wear, but it seems like it’s a pretty important one. How did you become a writer?
Alex Simmons (AS):
I guess the best answer is to say I've always been a storyteller. As a kid I made up stories (some which got me into trouble), to amuse my friends. But mainly, as an only child, I often played with my toys acting out adventures. Those stories had plots, dialog, and of course action scenes.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1017?ArticleID=149924

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Aardwolf Plans the Return of The Futurians

The late Dave Cockrum was already a popular creator when he co-created the new X-Men in Giant-Size X-Men #1. Beginning with X-Men #94, the first of his two lengthy runs on the original X-Men series set standards and infused story elements still being used today.

Cockrum also wrote and illustrated Marvel Graphic Novel #9, The Futurians, a creator-owned property which he later took to an indy publisher, Lodestone Comics for a three-issue run, a move he later said he regretted. In 1987, Eternity Comics collected that series in a trade and an unpublished fourth issue (which Aardwolf later published as a stand-alone issue, The Futurians #0).

But then no more was heard of the characters -- at least by the general public -- for quite a while, particularly after Cockrum passed.

Years later, though, his friend, writer Clifford Meth, has set out an ambitious plan to bring back The Futurians, particularly Cockrum’s last, previously unseen issue, which has up to now remained written and penciled, but not inked or colored.

Meth has plans in place – along with participation from other talented friends of Dave Cockrum – for a Kickstarter project, but first he’s taken the step of doing a pre-Kickstarter special offer.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1018?ArticleID=149932

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 10

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

Here's Part 10...

Static #10
DC Comics; Milestone Media; March 1994

Escort Etiquette for Guyz Chapter One – Mystery Date

The comic starts out with a bang, as Static and Frieda fly out of the page and into the story. Static is giving Frieda the thrill ride of her life, when suddenly he remembers – via flashback – that he, Rick, Felix, and Frieda were playing a role-playing game (Frieda beats Hawkins, for shame, and gave her the right to wear a t-shirt that would say “I Beat Virgil O. Hawkins on His Best Day”), when suddenly the boys show her their self-made comic book, Captain Lightning.

Afterward, and with some polite words concerning the comic book, Frieda is confronted by Hawkins, who says he'd do anything if not for the t-shirt. And thus, the joyride begins. Then, Frieda jumps off Static's back and points out a car theft in progress. Static comes in and saves the day, and tracks the stolen car and gets it to the cops. He then picks up Frieda – who's impressed – and finishes up the joyride.

At his secret garage headquarters, he changes while talking to Frieda about Daisy. The next day at school, Hawkins tells Daisy that the Indian super-hero girl who appeared and disappeared at Frieda's party was looking for Static, and there was nothing to it. Daisy ponders it and says with a giggle that maybe she'll call Hawkins later.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?ArticleID=149854

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Pegleg Pete

He is known by many names. Among them are Bootleg Pete, Putrid Pete, Black Pete and Big Bad Pete. Surprisingly, this villainous character is actually Disney’s longest-lived animated creation. His first appearance came as early as Alice Solves the Puzzle (1925). Part of the early Alice Comedies, his heroic nemesis in that short was Julius the Cat. Pete went on to appear in the Oswald Rabbit shorts, then appeared as Mickey Mouse’s foil in Steamboat Willie (1928), the first Mickey cartoon released to general distribution.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?ArticleID=149855

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RECOMMENDED READING: The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Companion

TwoMorrows Publishing; $24.95

While it would probably take a book half again this size to truly capture every nuance of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents comics, their characters, the creators and the behind-the-scenes stories of the publishers, but editor Jon B. Cooke did a brilliant job of it in The T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents Companion, a book that has stood up to repeated readings since it was first released in 2005.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1016?ArticleID=149853

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New Doctor Who World Tour Set by BBC

Seven cities. Five continents. One Doctor.

“Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Steven Moffat to circumnavigate the earth for fan events and publicity appearances in another unique first for a British TV show,” the BBC’s DoctorWho.tv has reported.

“Following on from last year's global smash-hit 50th anniversary, BBC Worldwide announce a major global publicity tour to launch the new series of Doctor Who and introduce Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. Doctor Who: The World Tour will begin in the UK on August 7 and finish in Brazil on August 19,” the site said.

“The trip will see Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi, on-screen companion Jenna Coleman, and the show’s lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, visit seven cities across five continents in 12 days, where they will attend fan events and media interviews, publicising Series 8 to a global audience,” they said.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1019?ArticleID=149861

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Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64:Leaves on the Wind #5

Dark Horse Comics; $3.50

The further this series goes, the better it gets. With each issue, it’s more and more like the experience Firefly and Serenity fans wish they were getting from their televisions (but aren’t).

They dialogue is solid; you can hear it in the characters’ voices. The situations have the feel of the show. And the threat seems like a logical next step after what we saw in Serenity and have read since.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1020?ArticleID=149862

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24 #2

IDW Publishing; $3.99

What a great time to do this comic – we’re getting a weekly dose of Jack Bauer on 24: Live Another Day, supplemented by this new comic book series, which is set before the new TV season.

It’s gritty, compelling and very much in keeping with the spirit and feel of the show.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1020?ArticleID=149864

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NikkiFinke.com is Finally Live

“Let me just admit it: I’m old. I’m beat up. I’ve been used for target practice by every moron with a byline. But this morning I’m excited and scared and most importantly back to writing more than 140-character Tweets. Because I’m posting on my own website after sitting out my non-compete for 7 soul-crushing months,” Nikki Finke wrote in her first post on NikkiFinke.com.

The scoop-breaking journalist, who founded Deadline Hollywood, is finally back, on her own, and unrestrained. Her first story, after her “I’m back!” post, was even a comic book related one, showcasing the line-up Warner Bros. has planned for DC movies.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1021?ArticleID=149944

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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...
 

June 28-29: ToyConNJ
ToyConNJ will premiere on June 28-29, 2014 at the Parsippany P.A.L. Building...
 

July 23: Hop-Con 2.0 - w00tstout Launch Festival
Watchmen's Dave Gibbons will sign a lithos of the Stone w00tstout 2.0 label he designed for the Hero Initiative...
 

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
Five Ghosts writer Frank Barbiere, former Flash artist Greg LaRocque, and veteran inker Tom Palmer are the latest...
 

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
Virginia Comicon promoter Brett Carreras said that the long-running convention’s two-day event scheduled

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-12-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
 
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-15-14 CLOSING AUCTION:

 

http://auctions.emovieposter.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=3460664

http://auctions.emovieposter.com/Bidding.taf?_function=detail&Auction_uid1=3460673

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HERITAGE JUNE 15 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 
FIRST PAGE:  

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HERITAGE JUNE 12 - JULY 1-2 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

Peanuts for Ford Falcon Charlie Brown, Linus, and Snoopy Production Cel Setup (Bill Melendez/Playhouse Pictures, 1960/61)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/production-cel/peanuts-for-ford-falcon-charlie-brown-linus-and-snoopy-production-cel-setup-bill-melendez-playhouse-pictures-1960-61-/p/7103-84015.s

Beatles Yellow Submarine John, Paul, George, and Ringo Preliminary Color Model Cel (United Artists/King Features, 1968

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/production-cel/beatles-yellow-submarine-john-paul-george-and-ringo-preliminary-color-model-cel-united-artists-king-features-1968-/p/7103-91018.s

The Pointer Mickey Mouse and Pluto Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1939)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/production-cel/the-pointer-mickey-mouse-and-pluto-production-cel-courvoisier-setup-walt-disney-1939-/p/7103-18137.s

Pinocchio Jiminy Cricket and Seahorse Production Cel Courvoisier Setup (Walt Disney, 1940)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/animation-art/production-cel/pinocchio-jiminy-cricket-and-seahorse-production-cel-courvoisier-setup-walt-disney-1940-/p/7103-94002.s

FIRST PAGE: 

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951769&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-ComingSoon-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE JUNE 9 BEGINNING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

Frederick's of Hollywood Catalog Illustration Original Art Black Zippered (undated)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/illustrations/frederick-s-of-hollywood-catalog-illustration-original-art-black-zippered-undated-/p/121424-1002.s

Frederick's of Hollywood Catalog Illustration Original Art Black Gloves and Boots (undated)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/illustrations/frederick-s-of-hollywood-catalog-illustration-original-art-black-gloves-and-boots-undated-/p/121424-1003.s

Frederick's of Hollywood Catalog Illustration Original Art Black Gown (undated)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/illustrations/frederick-s-of-hollywood-catalog-illustration-original-art-black-gown-undated-/p/121424-1004.s

Frederick's of Hollywood Catalog Illustration Original Art Striped Bodysuit (undated)

http://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/illustrations/frederick-s-of-hollywood-catalog-illustration-original-art-striped-bodysuit-undated-/p/121424-1001.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/humor/mad-1-don-maggie-thompson-collection-pedigree-ec-1952-cgc-vg-40-off-white-to-white-pages/p/121424-43009.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/humor/mad-12-ec-1954-condition-fn/p/121424-65005.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/humor/mad-13-ec-1954-condition-vf-/p/121424-65006.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/humor/mad-14-ec-1954-condition-vf-/p/121424-65007.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/humor/mad-16-ec-1954-condition-fn-/p/121424-65017.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/humor/mad-19-don-maggie-thompson-collection-pedigree-ec-1955-cgc-fn-65-off-white-to-white-pages/p/121424-43003.s

MORE MAD COMICS ON THIS PAGE: http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294950915&No=336

http://comics.ha.com/itm/silver-age-1956-1969-/superhero/80-page-giant-9-the-flash-don-maggie-thompson-collection-pedigree-dc-1965-cgc-nm-92-white-pages/p/121424-43041.s

http://comics.ha.com/itm/golden-age-1938-1955-/science-fiction/famous-funnies-214-eastern-color-1954-cgc-apparent-vg-40-slight-a-off-white-pages/p/121424-47006.s

FIRST PAGE: http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294950915&No=0

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HERITAGE JUNE 9 BEGINNING MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/western/the-man-from-monterey-warner-brothers-first-national-1933-three-sheet-405-x-75-/p/7098-6014.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/serial/atom-man-vs-superman-columbia-1950-one-sheet-27-x-41-chapter-1-superman-flies-again-/p/7098-86001.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/romance/alice-adams-rko-1935-three-sheet-41-x-7975-/p/7098-11002.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/science-fiction/godzilla-trans-world-1956-one-sheet-27-x-415-/p/7098-37009.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/science-fiction/invasion-of-the-saucer-men-american-international-1957-insert-14-x-36-/p/7098-37014.s

http://movieposters.ha.com/itm/movie-posters/science-fiction/things-to-come-united-artists-1936-insert-14-x-36-/p/7098-64011.s

 FIRST PAGE:  

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=54+792+&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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HERITAGE SEPT. 19 BEGINNING ILLUSTRATION ART AUCTION:

http://fineart.ha.com/itm/p/5185-28001.s     http://fineart.ha.com/itm/p/5185-12014.s

FIRST PAGE:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=50+792+4294951338&ic=Items-OpenAuctions-Open-BrowseCatalog-051914

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COMICLINK'S JUNE 11 STARTING AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&x=0&y=0&pg=43

FIND IT ON TH1S PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=10&x=0&y=0

 

FIND IT ON TH1S PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&x=0&y=0&pg=11

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=17&x=0&y=0

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON TH1S PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=20&x=0&y=0

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON TH1S PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&x=0&y=0&pg=21

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON TH1S PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=22&x=0&y=0

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

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE 16 STARTING AUCTION:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47865

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47838

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47835

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47844

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47749

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47869

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

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

“STAR TREK U.S.S. ENTERPRISE” FLYING TOY

$95.00

7.5x11” blister card contains complete set by AHI, ©1977 Paramount Pictures Corp. 6” long Enterprise replica with attached spinner blade “Soars High In The Air!” and comes with handheld launcher. Flight is produced via zipcord. Instructions on reverse. Card has some corner tip wear, but blister remains firmly attached to card. VF with Mint, unused contents.

MORE: http://www.hakes.com/item.asp?ListID=111&ItemNo=82253

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COMIC CONNECT'S JUNE 9 STARTING AUCTION: 

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458409

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=563757

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 24

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=458362

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=385350

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 25

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=564891

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=564234

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 26

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JOE BRUSHA SPEAKS ON… Grimm Fairy Tales #100

“It’s hard for me to believe we are getting ready to publish our 100th issue of Grimm Fairy Tales. It seems like not that long ago we publishing issue #1 and then trying to figure out how we were going to find enough fairy tales to make it to issue #25. It’s been a blast writing and planning the series and seeing how it has evolved over the last eight years. As excited as I am to be publishing issue #100, I’m even more excited for the direction the series is going to take in #101. It’s going to be a great jumping on point for new readers and I think current fans are going to love it even more. The best way to describe I can describe it is Harry Potter meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

- Joe Brusha, Zenescope co-founder and co-writer of GFT #100

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SPACE PATROL ON FACEBOOK:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1425861114348081&set=a.1378029289131264.1073741827.100007726176425&type=1&theater

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Faster than a speeding bullet, Action Comics #1 CGC 7.0 with moderate restoration leaped over the record books with an astounding $172,000 hammer price. The John Wise Collection was off to a running start on ComicConnect.

“Throughout the evening, I kept watch at my desk as the bids poured in,” Wise said at the conclusion of the record-setting auction. “First the Action #1, then the Detective #27, the Flash #1 and it kept going all night long. Thanks to ComicConnect, my dream house in San Diego just got dreamier.”

Over two hundred comic book and memorabilia lots were auctioned Tuesday night reaching a total just over $1.5 million.

“We’ve known John for 25 and we’re overjoyed for our friend and consignor,” said Stephen Fishler co-founder and CEO of the New York City-based auction house. “Every auction we work hard to achieve the maximum results, but knowing how well we did for John really makes this one special for everyone at ComicConnect.”

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149576

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Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival

Grab a phaser, dust off your Gunstar, fire up the Batmobile and join Stone Brewing Co. in San Diego for Hop-Con 2.0: The w00tstout Launch Festival on July 23 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station.

In 2013, Stone CEO and Co-founder Greg Koch invited actor and overall geek idol Wil Wheaton and Fark.com creator Drew Curtis to co-brew a massive yet seductive imperial stout dubbed Drew Curtis-Wil Wheaton-Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout.

With Koch on sabbatical, Curtis called on longtime friend and multitalented actress, comedian, homebrewer and gamer geek Aisha Tyler to join the group of unconventional brewers for this year’s special edition brew. In addition to a new brewer, the collaborators added a new ingredient—stone-ground chocolate—to the beer, augmenting the wheat, rye, pecans, and rich bourbon flavors derived from barrels shipped in from Kentucky. Together, the eclectic trio brewed Stone w00tstout 2.0, which will be available in 22-ounce bottles and on draft at select Southern California retailers, restaurants and bars beginning the week of July 14.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149582

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Now Available: The Illustrated Dime Novel Price Guide Companion

Veteran collector and historian Joe Rainone and E. M. Sanchez-Saavedra have teamed up to produce The Illustrated Dime Novel Price Guide Companion, a brand new look inside the collecting world of dime novels.

“Until now, there has been no reference work that even begins to encompass the incredible variety of imaginative graphics that appeared on dime novel covers between 1860 and the 1930s. At newsstands across the country, small boys would feast their eyes on bold woodcuts showing slavering Indians tying captives to torture stakes, square-jawed trappers killing grizzly bears with bowie knives, or Revolutionary War heroes sabering British dragoons,” Rainone said in a release.

“Combining an overview of dime novels and story papers with a practical guide to rarity, condition and relative values, this profusely illustrated one-volume reference also features double-page spreads dealing with individual publishers, fictional and factual heroes and villains and specific genres. Over 300 series are listed alphabetically with three full-color cover images per series. The authors hope that this guide will introduce a new audience of dealers, collectors and scholars to the ‘wild and wonderful’ lost world of Nineteenth-century popular literature,” he said.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149581

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ToyConNJ Sets First Show for June 28-29

ToyConNJ will premiere on June 28-29, 2014 at the Parsippany P.A.L. Building, 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ  07054. There will be more than 170 tables of vendors and guests including celebrities, comic creators, toy dealers, comic book dealers, and movie memorabilia dealers.

Daily admission is $10, $5 for children under 12, and anyone in full costume gets in free (and will be eligible to enter the costume contest Saturday evening for a cash prize). Additionally a full access weekend pass available for $20 on the show’s website. 

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149590

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Great Allentown Con Hosts Power Rangers

From Mighty Morphin Power Rangers through Power Rangers: Wild Force, Austin St. John was known to audiences as Jason Lee Scott. Now he’s signed up for The Great Allentown Comic Con's one-day "Summer Splash!" show from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Merchants Square Mall, 1901 S 12th Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103.

He will join Karan Ashley as they discuss their time on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers in a special panel at 2:30 PM that day.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?ArticleID=149580

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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 June 6-12, 2014…

65 years ago June 7, 1949 Writer, artist, actor, and musician Larry Hama is born. He is especially known for his work on The ’Nam, Nth Man, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero as well as for the creation of Bucky O’Hare.

65 years ago June 11, 1949 Writer Rich Margopoulos is born. He is especially known for his work for Warren and Archie comics.

60 years ago June 9, 1954 Award-winning writer-artist George Pérez is born. He co-creates (with Bill Mantlo) White Tiger and is known for his work on such series as The Avengers, New Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Wonder Woman. He’s also co-chairman on the board of The Hero Initiative charity.

MORE: http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1013?ArticleID=149589

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: The New Mutants #1

Marvel Comics; March 1983
Cover by Bob McLeod

Title: “Initiation!”
Synopsis: A new class of young, mutant students enters Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters — where they find the Danger Room waiting!

Writer: Chris Claremont
Penciler: Bob McLeod
Inker: Mike Gustovich

Review: While not clear in 1983, this debut marked a major shift in the X-Men universe. With the success of this second X-title, spin-offs and crossovers would soon proliferate out of control. At the time, though, this reviewer didn’t care, as the New Mutants received this exceptionally well-executed first issue. Writer Chris Claremont does a great job introducing the team’s powers, personalities and relationships. Penciler Bob McLeod, better known as an inker, is up to the task on art, establishing unique visual personalities for all. Add a little intrigue and a cliffhanger ending, and this is a rock-solid debut.

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COVER STORY: X-O Manowar #5

Columnist Mark Squirek is working on his contributions to our upcoming book, Overstreet's Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook, so Vice-President of Publishing J.C. Vaughn is filling in for him on this week’s column.

What makes the best comic book covers? It’s a great topic for debate. For us as individuals there is no wrong answer, of course. It’s purely subjective. But with a little thought it is frequently possible to explain what it is about a particular image that grabs you.

For me, it’s always been about that cover you could see from across two or three rows at your local comic shop on Wednesday. Or on top of your friend’s stack of comics from his or her trip to the comic shop. Or across a crowded aisle at a comic book convention.

The best ones are the ones that make you stop and check out something you weren’t previously going to purchase – and in some cases, you even end up picking up a title you’ve never even heard of before.

One of my favorite examples of this is Barry Windsor-Smith's cover for X-O Manowar #5 from the original Valiant (actually, at the time it was VALIANT, all caps).

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Results: Bertoia Auctions’ Spring Toy Break

There were smiles on many bidders’ faces as they departed Bertoia Auctions’ Spring Toy Break Auction on May 9-10, 2014. “It was a terrific sale, and there was a great camaraderie throughout,” said Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia. “As they headed out the door with their purchases, everybody was chattering about the toys and the prices they had sold for. They were saying, ‘You have to have another sale like that.’”

It would be easier said than done to re-create a lineup rivaling Frank Loveland’s trains and trolleys; horse-drawn and bell toys from the late Harvey Funderwhite’s collection, and the numerous high-end European, automotive and early American toys from other consignors that bolstered the $1.95 million sale (all prices quoted include 18% buyer’s premium).

“Some of the prices were eye-opening – approaching what some would call investment level,” Bertoia said. “The gross for the sale surpassed the total high estimate by 25 percent, which is remarkable.”

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149641

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June 13-14: Mohawk Arms Auction #71

A spectacular German World War II tapestry that probably hung in the Reichstag building in Berlin, a Civil War felt fez hat worn by a member of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves, and a trove of items pertaining to a U.S. P.T. boat, Squadron 24, in World War II, will all be sold in Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71, a live and internet auction that ends June 13-14, 2014.

The auction, featuring hundreds of military items from multiple wars and generations, will be held in Mohawk Arms’ Bouckville, New York gallery (located on Route 20 in central New York state, not far from Interstates 90 and 81) as well as online, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com or the Mohawk Arms website, www.MilitaryRelics.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

Headlining the auction will be items from a single-owner lifetime collection with items from the Civil War through World Wars I and II. These will include swords, combat gear, headgear, belts, buckles, uniforms and guns. The sale overall will contain nearly 1,800 lots, to include over 300 lots of helmets and hats, more than 100 uniforms, many edged weapons and 16 mannequin sets.

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June 18: Mantle, Gretzky Items at Grey Flannel

Grey Flannel’s 2014 Summer Games Auction featuring an outstanding array of professional and college sports memorabilia will open for bidding on Friday, May 30, 2014. The fully illustrated catalog for this auction, containing more than 1,400 top-quality lots, may be viewed online at www.greyflannelauctions.com. Phone, absentee and online bids will be accepted through June 18.

The auction’s Premier Lots are led by a unique historical document – the notes that Baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle handwrote for his final speech, which was broadcast on national television from Baylor Hospital in Dallas on July 12, 1995. Knowing the seriousness of his condition, Mantle wrote the poignant words: “I said one time I didn't know how Lou Gehrig could…here at home plate knowing he was going to die and say he was the luckiest man on the face of earth now I think I know...To all my little teammates [sic] out there. Please don’t do drugs & [alcohol]. God only gave us 1 body take care of it.”

The farewell speech is the centerpiece of a framed presentation (Lot #12) that includes other Mantle memorabilia. It is entered in the auction with a full LOA from JSA and has a minimum bid of $10,000.

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Pedigree Comics Celebrates a Decade in June

When Pedigree Comics launched its auction website on June 16, 2004, no one knew what the next decade would hold. Now, 10 years later, the company has scheduled its June 2014 Grand Auction to begin on June 16, its exact 10th anniversary, capping off a long run – so far – of offering high grade, rare, vintage comic books to its clients.

The new auction will run for 10 days from the night of Monday, June 16, to the night of Thursday, June 26.

According to Doug Schmell, President and CEO of Pedigree Comics, high grade Silver and Bronze Age Marvel and DC issues continue to come in for the anniversary auction.

“The newest additions to the auction listing comes from a fabulous ultra high grade consignment of Silver and Bronze Age Marvels (plus a couple of DCs) from a collection out of Michigan,” Schmell said.

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WHAT'S YOUR BEST PRICE: Rick Whitelock

Interview by Art Cloos
 

Rick Whitelock, was born in Decatur, Alabama. Later he moved to and grew up in the panhandle of Florida, where he graduated from the University of Florida with two BSBA degrees.

He is the owner of New Force Comics located at 2461 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Gilberg's Plaza, Panama City, FL 32405.

He is married to his wife Bridget and he has three daughters and a son. He can be reached at newforcecomics7@aol.com or at his store at (850)769-1745.

Scoop: We love to start at the beginning so what was the beginning for you with comics? Do you remember your first comic?
Rick Whitelock (RW): Absolutely. It was 1973 and my dad and I were at a market, and there was a stand that had a Silver Surfer #1 displayed for its original cover price of a quarter. I instantly fell in love with it, so my dad graciously bought it for me and I have been reading and collecting the 40 years since, and I still have that copy of Silver Surfer #1 today.

Scoop: Very cool, I believe my first comic was a Superman. I fell in love with the logo right from the start. My grandma sewed it together with string when it came apart.
RW: We both had great grandmothers, mine made me a Shazam costume in 1975.

Scoop: Very true, how long did it take to become a full fledged collector?  And what titles were most important to you?

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 9

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

Here's Part 9...

Static #9

DC Comics; Milestone Media; February 1994

Static Needs a New Pair of Shoes (In which our fab phenom finds fashionable form-fitting footwear fit for foe-fighting)

Static starts things off by leaping into action in the mall, chasing down a shoplifting operation. He unarms the would-be felons and reverses their polarity so they are stuck to the ground, ready for mall security.

Flashback to Hawkins riding the train downtown with Frieda, who is surprised to learn that he wants to spend his last dollar buying “fighting” shoes for his Static costume. As he says, he hasn't had a decent pair of shoes since he fought Tarmack in issue #3. When he gets to the store, though, he realizes a theft is taking place – by little “hardened criminals.” Transforming back into Static, he confronts one of the thieves, who says, “Mamma's sick, she's been in the basement too long. I gotta get stuff. Lemme go!”

In the middle of that, the little guy drops some gold rings and runs off with his twin. Hawkins, changed back to his normal self, finds Frieda and they head off the jewelry store to return the rings. They do just that, but the store manager thinks they were part of the operation and calls security. Suddenly, the manager sees micro-versions of the thieves running around the jewelry display case and picking up pricey trinkets for themselves. Hawkins scoops them up with his hat, and finds himself chased by the rest of the thieves, all identical except for their varying sizes.

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Vanguard's Spurlock Takes Home IPPY Medal

Congratulations to Vanguard Publishing’s J. David Spurlock (on the left in the photo with presenter Caitlyn Pollock) for taking home the IPPY Awards’ Bronze Medal at the Independent Publishing Book Awards gathering May 28, 2014 in New York City. The Alluring Art of Margaret Brundage: Queen of Pulp Pin-Art, written by Spurlock and Stephen D. Korshak, earned its kudos in the “Pop Culture” category.

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June 28-29: ToyConNJ
ToyConNJ will premiere on June 28-29, 2014 at the Parsippany P.A.L. Building...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
Dan Jurgens (Superman: The Death of Superman) and Keith Giffen (Ambush Bug) are the latest additions to...
 

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
Virginia Comicon promoter Brett Carreras said that the long-running convention’s two-day event scheduled for...

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-5-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-8-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
ALL HANDS ON DECK signed hardcover revised shooting final script Oct6,1960
SAMSON & DELILAH production handbook '49

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HERITAGE JUNE 8 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 
 
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HERITAGE JUNE 12 - JULY 1-2 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Snow White Evil Queen Concept Drawing (Walt Disney, 1937).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=79001

Bellboy Donald Donald Duck Animation Production Cel with Courvoisier Background with Walt Disney Signature (Walt Disney, 1942)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=30001

Lady and the Tramp Tony Production Cel Setup (Walt Disney, 1955)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=79028

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HERITAGE JUNE 8 ENDING COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=40001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=40003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=40014

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=40015

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=40016

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=40008

MORE TARZAN COMICS ON THESE TWO PAGES:

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951589&No=432

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951589&No=480

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=28025

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=21020

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121423&lotIdNo=41005

Frank Willard Moon Mullins Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 8-17-39 (News Syndicate, 1939)

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HERITAGE OCTOBER 16 ILLUSTRATION ART AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5185&lotIdNo=11007

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HERITAGE JULY 19-20 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7098&lotIdNo=37022

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7098&lotIdNo=11208

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COMICLINK'S JUNE11 STARTING AUCTION:

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&pg=39&x=0&y=0

FIND IT ON TH1S PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&x=0&y=0&pg=38

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FIND THE ALL (AND ONE MORE ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014june&x=0&y=0&pg=37

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE 16 STARTING AUCTION:

 

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=45206

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47250

 

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=45642

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47642

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

“CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT” COMIC BOOK PROMOTIONAL FLIER.

$100.00

3-7/8x6” single-sided bw paper with art replicating the first issue of “Captain Midnight” comic book series by Fawcett Publications. Text at bottom reads “This Is What Captain Midnight’s New Magazine Looks Like. Now On Sale At Your Newstand.” Issue was published Sep., 1942 and the cover featured Captain Marvel standing with Captain Midnight with word balloon reading “Meet Captain Midnight, Greatest Ace Of Them All!” to which Captain Midnight replies “Thanks, Captain Marvel!” Flier was issued with Captain Marvel club letters. Lt. aging but N. Mint.

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COMIC CONNECT'S EVENT AUCTION: 

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=555562

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=555571

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 2

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=549217

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=549077

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 3

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=543280

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557571

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 4

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556994

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556232

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 5

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556338

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=544233

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 6

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1948 Cadillac Sedanetter custom

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Title Role Cast for Marvel's Daredevil

Charlie Cox, known for his work in Stardust and on Boardwalk Empire, has been cast as Matt Murdock in Marvel's Daredevil, the 13-episode series scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2015. The first of four series on the streaming service, Daredevil will be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron First and Luke Cage before all four series culminate in a Defenders mini-series.

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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 May 30-June 6, 2014…

95 years ago June 3, 1919 Artist and animator Gene Hazelton is born. Among his credits are his designs for Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm.

85 years ago June 4, 1929 Pioneering comics fan writer-artist-editor Biljo White is born. His Batmania is among the foremost fanzines of its era.

70 years ago May 31, 1944 Colorist Andy Yanchus is born.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Tigerman #1

Seaboard Periodicals; April 1975
Cover by Ernie Colón

Title: “Tigerman”
Synopsis: Dashing young doctor Lannie Hill uses tiger powers he developed in Africa to avenge his murdered sister.

Writer: Gabriel Levy
Penciler: Ernie Colón
Inker: Colón

Review: Comic-book historians researching the genesis of the medium’s grim-and-gritty trend should really take a second look at the Atlas-Seaboard line: The Tarantula eats his prey. The Grim Ghost sends petty criminals straight to hell. And Tigerman? He just shreds his bad guys to ribbons. Harsh stuff, back in the day. But, beyond the violence, Tigerman doesn’t really feel like any other Atlas book, due mostly to the stylized art of Ernie Colón. Storytelling might not be Colón’s strong suit, but his illustration-inspired work is certainly unique. This book is also typeset, which further contributes to its odd, outsider feel.

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Columnist Mark Squirek is on assignment this week, so new contributor Kat Clements has jumped in with a look at this great cover...

The Chronicles of Arcea is a comic written and drawn by the French artist Vyrhelle. I first saw her artwork on the website DeviantART and was captivated by the cover of her comic’s first installment, The Athame.

Vyrhelle is a freelance digital artist. She uses pencil and paper for her rough sketches, but completes her work on the computer. Her art is characterized by thin outlines, clean yet detailed composition, and a masterful use of light and shadow to create realism and atmosphere. Vyrhelle also attends several European art, fantasy, and anime conventions. T” was self-published by Vyrhelle through LEONARD Productions in France, and an English version was released in 2013.

On the cover of The Athame, a black-haired woman hides behind a gnarled tree in the right forefront of the scene. She is looking over her shoulder to the left, but there is only a ruddy landscape of trees and boulders. The scene is bathed in hues of red, yellow, and white, giving the impression of flames. Although her dark clothes help her blend into the shadows, her golden eyes glow. But this woman is not just hiding; she is also wounded. Blood trails down her cheek. Her sleeve is torn and stained red. A shallow cut is sliced across the side of her corset, letting blood drip onto her dark pants. And, almost hidden in her hand, is the bloody edge of a dagger.

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ComicLink is currently accepting consignments for its upcoming Summer Featured Auction, which will commence in August, as well as its June and July Focused Auctions. Initial auction previews are underway with items being added to the previews every single weekday. Their auction schedule and preview are now online.

The Summer Featured Auction will highlight valuable, vintage comic books and original comic art. Similar to the May ComicLink Featured Auction that just concluded, it will be a blockbuster, Josh Nathanson, President of ComicLink said.

The initial auction preview was just launched with these early comic book offerings: a full Gaines File run of Two-Fisted Tales, the second half of the highest graded run of Green Hornet Comics, Spirit #22 CGC 7.0, Venus #10 CGC 7.5, Captain America #100 CGC 9.8, Giant-Size X-Men #1 CGC 9.8 (first new X-Men), Iron Fist #14 CGC 9.6 (first Sabretooth), Batman #227 CGC 9.2 Signature Series, and Amazing Spider-Man #194 CGC 9.9 (first Black Cat).

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1776, 1792 Coins Hit $1.41 M Each at Heritage

A 1776 Continental Dollar – the finest of only four silver Continental currency dollars known to exist from the birth of the Republic – and a 1792 Silver Center One Cent piece – one of the earliest and most famous of all 1792 Pattern Coins – both realized $1.41 million as the undisputed stars, May 16-17, 2014, at Heritage Auctions in the $11+ million Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection IV Signature Auction. The Continental Dollar realized the highest price ever paid for a non-gold American colonial coin.

“It’s been an incredible honor for everyone at Heritage Auctions to catalog, photograph, publicize and auction all of these incredible coins,” said Jim Halperin, Co-Founder of Heritage Auctions. “These early American coins comprise an important section of Eric P. Newman's incredible collection – both for their numismatic and historical significance.”

The nearly 700 lots of the most important U.S. Colonials offered in recent memory, many of them pedigreed to “Col.” E.H.R. Green, across the festive two-day auction, gave collectors of all levels a chance to own part of this long-held collection.

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Mantle, Gretzky, Jordan Items at Grey Flannel

Grey Flannel’s 2014 Summer Games Auction featuring an outstanding array of professional and college sports memorabilia will open for bidding on Friday, May 30, 2014. The fully illustrated catalog for this auction, containing more than 1,400 top-quality lots, may be viewed online at www.greyflannelauctions.com. Phone, absentee and online bids will be accepted through June 18.

The auction’s Premier Lots are led by a unique historical document – the notes that Baseball Hall of Famer and New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle handwrote for his final speech, which was broadcast on national television from Baylor Hospital in Dallas on July 12, 1995. Knowing the seriousness of his condition, Mantle wrote the poignant words: “I said one time I didn't know how Lou Gehrig could…here at home plate knowing he was going to die and say he was the luckiest man on the face of earth now I think I know...To all my little teammates [sic] out there. Please don’t do drugs & [alcohol]. God only gave us 1 body take care of it.”

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Superworld Sail/Sale at Superworld Comics

“We’re kicking off the summer with a Super Sail from Superworld,” said Superworld Comics’ Ted VanLiew.

“This is one of our largest sales to date. We have literally thousands of comics in the 25-30% off range, and many are even a full 50% off. The sale runs until June 16, 2014, so grab up some Father's Day gifts for yourself!”

Check out the Superworld Comics website for all the listings.

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New Comics, Original Art Added at Archangels

Archangels has added a large selection of fresh-to-market vintage comic book and original comic art to their newly updated website.

“At your convenience, please take the time to peruse through our latest offering of vintage comic books, original comic book artwork and related items,” said Archangels’ Rob Hughes. “We have some really cool items.”

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John Wise Collection Closes Tuesday, June 3

“The world of vintage comic collecting has its own history, stories, and legends, much like the beloved comics preserved and treasured in this rewarding hobby. Among the first to indulge in this pursuit, one of the folks who built the market and helped get modern fandom on its legs, is John Wise, a friend to ComicConnect, a scholar of this great American art form, and one of the foremost curators of vintage comics,” said ComicConnect’s Rob Reynolds.

Wise grew up in Rockford, Illinois and began collecting long before comic shops or the internet existed. He started out buying back issues from a second-hand bookstore named Collector’s Corner, soon after, he discovered some kindred spirits, a small but dedicated band of comic enthusiasts who communicated via fanzines, mimeos, mailings, and ads in Warren magazines. He acquired price lists and rarities from early vintage comic retail pioneers Howard Rogofsky, Dale Manesis, Jerry Bails, and Phil Seuling. Many of these early treasures remain in his collection to this day.

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Elvgren, Nagel Dominate Heritage Pin-Up Art

Gil Elvgren’s sultry but sweet portrait titled Thinking of You (Retirement Plan) sold for $209,000 to lead a record-setting selection of pin-up art in Heritage Auctions’ May 7, 2014 Illustration Art Signature Auction in Beverly Hills. The $2.1 million auction set multiple artists records including a new high for contemporary artist Patrick Nagel, as two works sold for $161,000 each.

“Pin-up art was strong across the board,” said Todd Hignite, Vice President of Heritage Auctions. “Illustration art in general remains extremely popular with collectors but the interest in Gil Elvgren’s work – and that of other giants – is simply outpacing all expectations.”

Collector interest for Nagel’s work has placed him squarely in the pantheon of the 20th centuries most popular illustration artists as  (Untitled) Her Look, 1983, and Untitled (Woman with Horse), 1983, each  sold for $161,000, surpassing the artist’s previous record, also set by Heritage. Paintings by Nagel secured four of the auctions’ top 10 most valuable lots with Profiles of a Man and Woman, 1983, brought $56,250 and Partial Nude, The Playboy Forum illustration, May 1984, ended at $31,250.

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Prehistoric Ross Blade Hits $276,000 at Morphy's

Morphy’s May 17, 2014 auction may have gotten off to a “rocky” start, but that was just fine with bidders, since prehistoric stone artifacts were exactly what they came to buy. The 190-lot auction that featured blades, bannerstones, arrowheads and points of tremendous rarity chalked up a healthy $661,000 (all prices quoted inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium).

The top 10 lots were led by the exceptional Ross Blade, an exotic flint specimen from the Woodland period, Hopewell phase (2000-1500 B.P.). Crafted to a very high standard, the translucent sunset orange blade measuring 8 1/8 inches would have been reserved for only the elite of Hopewellian society, said Morphy’s Prehistoric Americana expert John Mark Clark.

“The Ross Blade is likely the most beautiful, and largest, known example of its type in private hands,” said Clark. “Legend has it that this blade traveled from the Midwest – probably southern Illinois – all the way to Utah, where it was found during the restoration of an antique truck. The blade had been wrapped in a shirt and stashed inside a door panel. It made its way back to the Midwest, where it ended up being one of few things that survived a massive house fire. That’s why the blade is known to collectors as ‘The Survivor.’” At Morphy’s auction, the Ross Blade reached the upper end of its estimate range, selling for $276,000.

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Artemis Gallery's June 13 Auction

On Friday, June 13, 2014 Artemis Gallery LIVE will conduct a 325-lot auction of rare and outstanding ancient art, together with select classical and Pre-Columbian antiquities; and both prehistoric and historic Native-American art. A special section of the sale is devoted to the Dennis and Linda Brining collection of East African cultural art, which was appraised by The Smithsonian Institution’s expert Africanist Edward Cutler and deemed “of unparalleled quality.”

The Egyptian category – and the sale overall – is led by an exceptional, full-size, complete sarcophagus in superior condition. Extensively painted with pharoaonic scenes, goddesses, sons of Horus and hieroglyphs, the sarcophagus dates to the Late Period Southern Dynasty, 700 to 300 BCE. The well-traveled antiquity has a distinguished trail of 20th and 21st-century ownership that took it to Texas, Hawaii and Paris, then back to the United States.

“In order for it to travel legally into or out of Europe, the sarcophagus had to have its own government-issued passport. Both its passport and a general translation of its hieroglyphs – which include verses from ‘The Book of the Dead’ – will convey to the winning bidder,” said Artemis Gallery’s founder and executive director, Bob Dodge. “Its opening price will seem reasonable to some who collect sarcophagi, but because of its ironclad provenance and wonderful condition, it would not surprise us if it sold for $100,000 or more.”

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BLB Comics Fundraiser Sale Underway

Veteran comic book retailer and historian Robert Beerbohm is running another sale in his eBay store to fund his eldest daughter Katy's ongoing recovery from Steven's Johnson Syndrome which crept in to her life following complications stemming from two earlier open skull surgeries.

“Some in the comics world may have been wondering why they have not seen me at many shows around the country for a while,” he said. “I’ve had to stay close to the home front to help her. I hope to be back at the shows soon,” he said.

In the meantime, he said, every purchase helps. His listings include more than 6,700 items ranging from vintage comics (1849-1980s), concert posters, movie posters, original comic art, and other assorted offerings.

“There have been a couple close calls this past year and a half since her first attack, but a lot of progress has been made as well,” he said.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=149367

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June 2-6: Toronto Riverdale Collection

Named after both the inner-city Canadian neighborhood from where its collector hails and the all-American town where Archie Andrews enjoys his exploits, the Toronto Riverdale collection is “a tremendous set of high-grade rarities and key issues carefully and lovingly assembled by its curator over a lifetime of collecting,” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments for ComicConnect.com.

Like many long-time fans, Donald Lem caught the comic book bug in his early teens, mostly with DC and Marvel titles. He soon focused on collecting Silver Age treasures when the market was just starting to grow in the 1980s. Constantly working to complete his want lists with the best he could find, he bought, sold, traded, and upgraded constantly, all the while seeking rare cross-overs and first appearances.

“I wasn’t into completing runs,” Lem said. “I just wanted single issues that appealed to me. I was also a big fan of Joe Kubert‘s art and DC War titles. It just so happened that the stuff I liked and focused on ended up being valuable in the collecting world 25 years later.” 

Lem’s library eventually expanded to the Golden Age of comics, especially Good Girl art, crime, and horror titles. He was inspired to seek out some of the most classic covers in the history of the art form. “Obviously there are so many great ones it’s nearly impossible to track them all down,” he claimed, “but I’m quite proud of the small group I’ve put together throughout the years.” 

Over time, he was able to amass a small treasury of some of the most notorious and famous Golden and early Silver Age covers, including Black Cat Mystery #50Blue Beetle #54Brenda Starr #14Crime Does Not Pay #24Crime SuspenStories #22Fight Against Crime #20, and many other important comics.

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June 7: RSL’s Penny Bank Auction

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, RSL Auction Company will offer the premier still and mechanical bank collection of Andy Moore and Susan Moore, authors of the classic 1984 reference “The Penny Bank Book.” The auction of nearly 700 lots, which will take place at RSL’s recently inaugurated gallery in central New Jersey, will also feature the lifetime mechanical bank collections of Bill Robison and Rich Garthoeffner. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet.

MORE:  http://scoop.diamondgalleries.com/Home/4/1/73/1014?ArticleID=148756

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June 7: Antique Toys, More at Mosby & Co.

Approximately 450 lots of antique toys, coin-ops and advertising will cross the auction block at a Saturday, June 7, 2014 sale conducted by Mosby & Co., at the firm’s gallery located at 5714-A Industry Lane in Frederick, Maryland. The auction will start at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Approximately 350 lots will be dedicated to toys and toy trains. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

“There’s good, solid merchandise in this sale, including wonderful antique toys from two major single-owner collections, plus other quality consignments,” said Keith Spurgeon, owner of Mosby & Co. “One of the collections is so massive, it will take three auctions to liquidate it all. Part I includes fine examples of German, American and Japanese toys.”

Trains also feature prominently. A strong candidate for top-lot honors is an original Lionel gouache painting depicting a Santa Fe Super Streamliner train roaring through the desert. The work is from the estate of a former Lionel executive and was created as catalog art in 1952. In its wood frame, it measures 29½ inches by 10 inches.

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A spectacular German World War II tapestry that probably hung in the Reichstag building in Berlin, a Civil War felt fez hat worn by a member of the 11th New York Fire Zouaves, and a trove of items pertaining to a U.S. P.T. boat, Squadron 24, in World War II, will all be sold in Mohawk Arms’ Auction #71, a live and internet auction that ends June 13-14, 2014.

The auction, featuring hundreds of military items from multiple wars and generations, will be held in Mohawk Arms’ Bouckville, New York gallery (located on Route 20 in central New York state, not far from Interstates 90 and 81) as well as online, at www.LiveAuctioneers.com or the Mohawk Arms website, www.MilitaryRelics.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

Headlining the auction will be items from a single-owner lifetime collection with items from the Civil War through World Wars I and II. These will include swords, combat gear, headgear, belts, buckles, uniforms and guns. The sale overall will contain nearly 1,800 lots, to include over 300 lots of helmets and hats, more than 100 uniforms, many edged weapons and 16 mannequin sets.

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The Scoop on Alley Oop: A Caveman Comeback

There is a recent rekindling of interest in the greatest caveman to ever walk across the pages of an American newspaper. With his ever-present club, his dinosaur pet Dinny, and his girl Ooola, Alley Oop was one of the most popular strips of his time.

Few strips were able to jump across so many genres and still work so well. Part domestic comedy, part science fiction, part political statement and all history, the mightiest prehistoric man to ever grace the pages of an American newspaper has found new appeal for audiences today.

With his misshapen arm hanging on to his club for dear life, there sits Alley Oop was riding his pet steed Dinny. To his left is Dick Tracy talking on his two-way wrist radio, and on his right Nancy and Sluggo are eating ice cream while out for a stroll. He is exactly where he belongs, right there at the top alongside the best strips ever seen in print.

For those who have never had the joy of reading artist and creator V.T. Hamlin’s story of so long ago and so far into the future, there is been no better time to meet Oop and his friends than today.

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HEY, HAVE YOU READ...? Classics Illustrated: The Sea Wolf

Columnist Mark Squirek takes a look at the latest Classics Illustrated offering and finds an impressive adaptation…

Classics Illustrated: The Sea Wolf
Papercutz; $17.99

It’s a long forgotten tale of terror, unimaginable horror, kidnapping, and tragedy. A young man is thrown accidently overboard during a simple and, what should be a relatively simple, ferry crossing. Upon awakening he finds himself on a ship bound for Japan and the hunt of seals.

During the course of his unintended voyage, the mind of Humphrey van Weyden, once a delicate thing devoted to literature, thought and analysis, becomes calloused, tough and determined.

The reason for this growth, this transition from the pampered and privileged writer to first mate of a ship devoted to the hunt, is Captain Wolf Larsen.

One of the most amazing creations of twentieth century literature, he ranks among the greatest of all villains. Self-taught intellectual, a towering brute of a man and possessed of seemingly unlimited strength he rules his ship with an authority that would make Captain Bligh blush with envy.

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 8

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

Here's Part 8…

Static #8
DC Comics; Milestone Media; January 1994
Shadow War Crossover – Needless to Say, The Party Broke Up

Featuring a cover by comics legend Walter Simonson, this issue starts with Static versus a villain by the name of the Botanist, who has the unlikely power of making plants grow. After defeating him, the comic segues way to members of the Shadow Cabinet – Dharma and Plus – discussing Static, with Plus calling him “talky but huggable.” She is reminded that Static is important to both the Shadow Cabinet . . . and the world.

Meanwhile, Frieda is buying snacks for Hawkins and his friends, and talking about the role-playing games she won't be playing with them, as well as the house party that they all have to attend (her parents are gone for three weeks, after all).

Then, when he's off on his own and going to his secret garage headquarters, Static runs into Funyl, a member of the Shadow Cabinet who “funnels” him to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. After they agree to talk, Funyl transports them both back to the garage, where Hawkins learns about the Shadow Cabinet – and their place for him.

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RECOMMENDED READING: Genius, Isolated and Genius, Illustrated

Genius, Isolated
IDW Publishing; $49.99

With Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles, IDW Publishing’s Library of American Comics imprint redefined the standards for art retrospective books. Numerous times since its publications we have referred it to other fans, collectors, dealers and historians as “the Gold Standard” of such efforts.

Authors and editors Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell have upped the ante with Genius, Isolated, the first volume of three comprising their comprehensive new biography The Life And Art Of Alex Toth.

Compiled with complete access to the family archives and with the full cooperation of Toth's children, the book features all manner of the great artist’s early comic book work, including numerous complete stories, samples, roughs, full pencils, and more. It also spotlights a previously unknown, unfinished, and unpublished penciled story from the early 1950s that displays Toth’s talent as a storyteller as effectively as the gray-toned compilation of his Zorro work that Mullaney produced at Eclipse Comics in the 1980s.

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BIG LITTLE BOOK BONANZA: Chester Gump
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.

The Gumps comic strip debuted in 1917 with Sunday strips starting in 1919, and quickly became one of the most popular strips of the 1920s. Created by Sidney Smith based on an idea from Chicago Tribune editor Captain Joseph M. Patterson, the series followed Andy and Min Gump, their son Chester, their rich Uncle Bim, and their maid Tilda.

Initially focusing on simple gags about ordinary home life, Smith later expanded the strip into soap opera territory a la Gasoline Alley, running Andy for Congress in 1922 and then President for virtually every election until the series’ conclusion.

The Gumps also featured the first death of a major character in a comic strip with the passing of Mary Gold.

Spawning licensed merchandise, dozens of cartoons starting with “Andy’s Dancing Lesson” in 1920, comic book reprints published from 1918-40s, and a radio series that aired from 1934-37, “The Gumps” ran for another 24 years after Smith was killed in a car accident (ironically in the Rolls Royce that he had bought with his vast earnings from the success of the strip) and finally ended in 1959.

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Jack Kirby's New Gods: Artist's Edition

IDW Publishing; $125

Jack Kirby's New Gods: Artist's Edition collects New Gods #1-2 and #5-8, highlighting Kirby’s work as writer-artist (and except for the first two issues showcasing the inking of Mike Royer). Even where some pages have yellowed with time, the power of Kirby’s art almost explodes off the page.

All but three pages have been scanned from the original art (the three that were not are clearly noted at the bottom of their pages) and the experience of seeing them in this form is as close to owning them as most of us will ever get.

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June 14-15: Eternal Con
For those who attended 2013’s first edition of Eternal Con on Long Island, it comes as little surprise that there...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comic-Con
From Desperadoes to Planetary, and from Astonishing X-Men to Doc Savage, Cassaday’s art has won...
 

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
Virginia Comicon promoter Brett Carreras said that the long-running convention’s two-day event scheduled for...

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EMOVIE POSTER 5-29-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 6-1-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 

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HERITAGE JUNE 1 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 
 
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HERITAGE JUNE 12 - JULY 1-2 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

Mickey's Service Station Mickey and Goofy Production Cel and Background (Walt Disney, 1935).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=18001

Cinderella Glass Slipper Key Scene Production Cel and Background (Walt Disney,1950)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=79021

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HERITAGE MAY 25 - JUNE 1 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=29080

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=29073

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=33003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=1019

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=29106

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=29082

Alfredo Alcala Savage Sword of Conan                                      Adam Strange Illustration Original Art

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=26002

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=24001

Al Capp Li'l Abner Daily Comic Strip Original Art dated 6-13-42

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121422&lotIdNo=15001

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HERITAGE OCTOBER 16 ILLUSTRATION ART AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://fineart.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=5185&lotIdNo=21001

FIRST PAGE:

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HERITAGE JULY 19-20 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

 

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7098&lotIdNo=11109

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7098&lotIdNo=40005

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COMICLINK'S MAY 14-29 FEATURED AUCTION:

SPIDER-MAN SILKSCREEN PRINT SIGNED BY STAN LEE                                     WOLVERINE VS. CYBER CARD ART

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&pg=36&x=0&y=0

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BATMAN PAINTING                                                                                             JIM SILKE COLOR PIN-UP

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE: 

 http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=34

PLOOG TRADING CARD ARTWORK                                               ACTION COMICS WEEKLY #636 COVER

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=32

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/Auctions/default.asp?Focused=1&x=0&y=0&pg=29

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=45785

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47577

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47667

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47646

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

"THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE FROM FANTASIA" PORCELAIN SCULPTURE BY ARMANI.

$350.00

11" tall gorgeous sculpture atop 7" dia. wood base. Sculpted by Giuseppe Armani. From 1998 w/small medallion on back noting 70th year of Mickey Mouse. Front of base has metal name plaque. Underside stickers for Florence Studios and notation of sculpture number "325C." Armani pieces are handcrafted, hand-painted and hand-finished in the studios of Florence, Italy. Incredibly detailed depiction of Mickey in panic mode as he and the broom w/bucket a few steps up from him are about to be consumed by a crashing wave of water. Mickey has high gloss finish to his sorcerer's robe. Wood base accented by sparkles under the varnish. A magnificent sculpture. Mint as issued and comes in original box w/styrofoam insert and paperwork. From the Tomart Archives and comes with COA signed by Tom Tumbusch and Ted Hake.

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COMIC CONNECT'S EVENT AUCTION: 

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=562746

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=545376

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 2

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=539253

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=539259

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 3

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=531248

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=538530

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 4

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557110

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556055

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 5

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=555691

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557518

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 6

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Following the success of their Stan Lee VIP Experience promotion last season, the National League West-leading San Francisco Giants are increasing this year’s comic hero celebration to ballpark-wide status.  

Heroes and Comics Night will come to AT&T Park on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:05 PDT as the Giants take on the New York Mets. Various components centered around popular comic book heroes will take place throughout the game, and all fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite comic book characters.

In addition to the game itself, the special event ticket package includes a collector's-edition bobblehead figure of "Courageous Catcherman,” former Marvel Comic impresario Stan Lee's interpretation of Giants catcher Buster Posey. Lee, the creator or co-creator of characters ranging from Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four to The X-Men and Iron Man, will throw out the Ceremonial First Pitch.

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Paradise Launches The Toronto Comics Show

Peter Dixon and our friends at Toronto’s Paradise Comics are kicking off a new series of comic book conventions, The Toronto Comics Show, which has been created to be a friendly, accessible, and welcoming show for enthusiasts of all ages.

Their first show will be Sunday June 1, 2014, followed by a second one on Sunday June 29. Both will run from 11 AM to 5 PM with $5 admission and free parking.

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For those who attended 2013’s first edition of Eternal Con on Long Island, it comes as little surprise that there is a second one. Under-served for many years, the audience swarmed the event at the Cradle of Aviation Museum’s Reckson Center in Garden City, New York.

This year’s two-day show will be held Saturday June 14, 2014 from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, June 15, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Comic book creator guests include Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men), Larry Hama (G.I. Joe), cover artist Bob Larkin, Sean Chen (X-Men, Iron Man), and Billy Tucci (Shi, Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion), among others. More than 70 comic book professionals are expected to be in attendance.

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“We are extremely pleased to announce, courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment, the return of superstar artist John Cassaday to the Baltimore Comic-Con in 2014,” said show promoter Marc Nathan in a release.

From Desperadoes to Planetary, and from Astonishing X-Men to Doc Savage, Cassaday’s art has won acclaim (and numerous awards). He will be signing at the Dynamite Entertainment booth at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

"It's been a number of years since we've had John at the show," said Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "His work is so iconic and recognizable, and he's so popular with the fans, we're thrilled to have him!"

The show will be held September 5-7, 2014 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.

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SharpComics.com has provided Scoop with the information about the fourth and final issue in their series of interlocking variant covers for Dynamite Entertainment’s new incarnation of the Gold Key titles Turok Dinosaur Hunter, Magnus Robot Fighter, and Solar Man of the Atom.

The company’s Sharp Variant edition of Dr. Spektor #1 completes the set.

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

The Sharp Variant editions have limited print runs, with only 400 copies of the color variants and 100 B&W sketch variants per issue. Turok, Magnus, and Solar were made available for sale exclusively at C2E2 in April. Limited quantities of these issues are still available through eBay ID sharp comics. 

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Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for May 23-29, 2014…

95 years ago May 24, 1919 Award-winning artist Irwin Caplan is born. The cartoonist co-founds Graphic Studios and creates Famous Last Words for The Saturday Evening Post. He also produces the syndicated feature 48 States of Mind and teaches art.

80 years ago May 25, 1934 Writer, photographer, and underground comix historian Clay Geerdes is born. He creates the newsletters Comix World and Comix Wave.

80 years ago May 26, 1934 Painter E. Silas Smith is born. He provides covers for Innovation Comics’ Dark Shadows series.

80 years ago May 27, 1934 Award-winning writer-editor Harlan Ellison is born. His comics work ranges from “Upheaval!” in E.C.’s Weird Science-Fantasy #24 to Dark Horse’s Harlan Ellison’s Dream Corridor.

75 years ago May 26, 1939 Award-winning writer-artist Herb Trimpe is born. His work includes The Incredible Hulk and the first appearance of Wolverine.

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Gold Key; June 1975
Cover by Jesse Santos

Title: “Spawn of Yargon”
Synopsis: A prehistoric couple empowered by the “genetic tinkering” of aliens must later defend their tribe when the “Sky Gods” return.

Writer: Don Glut
Penciler: Jesse Santos
Inker: Santos

Review: Mixing alien technology with a prehistoric world has long been a reliable recipe for fantasy fun. For instance, in comics, Mike Grell combined those ingredients during his always-enjoyable Warlord run. But the mix falls short on Tragg and the Sky Gods, with less-than-stellar creative execution taking the blame. There are certainly interesting concepts at play, but Don Glut’s script fails to develop them. Worse, the story’s plodding pace fails to hold reader interest. On the art side, Jesse Santos delivers some stylish pencils, but his storytelling isn’t the strongest. This debut issue isn’t awful, but it should have been better.

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Columnist Mark Squirek is on assignment this week, so new contributor Kat Clements has jumped in with a look at this great cover...

When I was seven years old, I found my father’s stash of 1960s Space Family Robinson comic books. His collection was incomplete, but I remember flipping through those few, flimsy pages to become as lost in space as the Robinson family. To this day, when I think of comics, the first image that comes to mind is the cover of Issue #23, August 1967: “Menace From Uranus!”

This comic’s dynamic cover was produced by George Wilson. His preferred inspirations for these miniature masterpieces in oil and acrylic were Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon comics and the sleek style of cartoonist/illustrator Noel Sickles. During his career, Wilson produced hundreds of covers for Gold Key, the brand of Western Publishing that focused on adventure, mystery, jungle, and science fiction stories. In addition to Space Family Robinson, Wilson’s credits include cover art for Korak, Son of Tarzan (1964), The Phantom (1962), Dark Shadows, Star Trek, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. His work is usually unsigned, but recognizable by its action-packed, eye-catching style and realistic execution.

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Even into the late Silver Age, comic publishers looked upon original art as a liability. Terrified that competitors would snag their valuable content and republish their work, original pages and covers were sliced, trashed, burnt, and torn apart with frightening and depressing regularity. This made art from the pre-1970s period extremely rare and coveted by comic art collectors.

ComicConnect is offering one of these holdovers, the Avengers Annual #1 cover, in their current auction. This art has only been offered for sale once before and even then, nearly two decades ago. The cover was drafted during the fertile period when Marvel had ascended to alpha dog in the endless tug-of-war between the Big Two comic publishers.

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One captured the world of sport in bold bursts of impressionistic color and the other with the unflinching precision of a camera lens, but both LeRoy Neiman and Ernie Schworck exhibited the strength of their enduring legacies in the Heritage Auction’s $7.44+ million May 15-17, 2014 Sports Collectibles Signature Auction.

“Neiman created more than 120 original artworks on baseballs for his good friend Charlie McCabe,” said Chris Ivy, Director of Sports Auctions at Heritage.  “This consignment represented the largest single offering of Neiman artworks ever presented at auction and prices were extremely strong across the board.”

The collection narrowly missed the $500,000 total mark, far outpacing pre-auction estimates. Neiman’s portrait of femme fatale Marilyn Monroe commanding a staggering $95,600 final price realized, amidst very spirited bidding, a figure usually reserved only for significant Neiman canvases.

United Press International photographer Ernie Schworck captured many of the greatest post-war sporting events in his home state of California, pressing game used baseballs into service as living captions for photographs of Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan and others to commemorate no-hitters, strikeout records and other milestones. These hand notated baseballs, held in Schworck’s photos by joyous athletes, tripled pre-auction estimates, with 26 lots tallying bids in excess of $233,000. Top honors went to a ball used in Koufax’ second no-hitter, realizing a final bid of $83,650.

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Named after both the inner-city Canadian neighborhood from where its collector hails and the all-American town where Archie Andrews enjoys his exploits, the Toronto Riverdale collection is “a tremendous set of high-grade rarities and key issues carefully and lovingly assembled by its curator over a lifetime of collecting,” said Rob Reynolds, Director of Consignments for ComicConnect.com.

Like many long-time fans, Donald Lem caught the comic book bug in his early teens, mostly with DC and Marvel titles. He soon focused on collecting Silver Age treasures when the market was just starting to grow in the 1980s. Constantly working to complete his want lists with the best he could find, he bought, sold, traded, and upgraded constantly, all the while seeking rare cross-overs and first appearances.

“I wasn’t into completing runs,” Lem said. “I just wanted single issues that appealed to me. I was also a big fan of Joe Kubert‘s art and DC War titles. It just so happened that the stuff I liked and focused on ended up being valuable in the collecting world 25 years later.” 

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Beginning Sunday, May 25, 2015, eBay seller comics4less will have a selection of about 125 CGC-certified comics up for bid in a no-reserve, seven-day auction with all of the offerings starting at $24.95.

Amazing Spider-Man #19 9.2, #41 9.0, #42 9.4, #121 9.4, and #129 9.2, Avengers #1 5.0, #2 9.0, #4 5.5, and #6 9.4, Captain America #100 9.4 and #117 9.4, Fantastic Four #1 1.0, #45 7.5, and #48 9.4, Green Lantern #76 8.5, Hawkman #4 9.0, Human Torch #23 6.5, Incredible Hulk #102 9.4, Superman #2 4.5 3 4.0, Turtlemania special 9.8 with Eastman sketch, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 9.6, #2 9.8 and #4 9.8, and X-Men #1 3.0.

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Approximately 450 lots of antique toys, coin-ops and advertising will cross the auction block at a Saturday, June 7, 2014 sale conducted by Mosby & Co., at the firm’s gallery located at 5714-A Industry Lane in Frederick, Maryland. The auction will start at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Approximately 350 lots will be dedicated to toys and toy trains. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

“There’s good, solid merchandise in this sale, including wonderful antique toys from two major single-owner collections, plus other quality consignments,” said Keith Spurgeon, owner of Mosby & Co. “One of the collections is so massive, it will take three auctions to liquidate it all. Part I includes fine examples of German, American and Japanese toys.”

Trains also feature prominently. A strong candidate for top-lot honors is an original Lionel gouache painting depicting a Santa Fe Super Streamliner train roaring through the desert. The work is from the estate of a former Lionel executive and was created as catalog art in 1952. In its wood frame, it measures 29½ inches by 10 inches.

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On Saturday, June 7, 2014, RSL Auction Company will offer the premier still and mechanical bank collection of Andy Moore and Susan Moore, authors of the classic 1984 reference “The Penny Bank Book.” The auction of nearly 700 lots, which will take place at RSL’s recently inaugurated gallery in central New Jersey, will also feature the lifetime mechanical bank collections of Bill Robison and Rich Garthoeffner. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet.

“To still bank collectors, there is no more important book than the one that Andy and Susan Moore wrote. Its publication is what brought still banks to national prominence and got the hobby rolling in a big way,” said RSL partner Ray Haradin. “Collectors are going to be very excited about the prospect of bidding on book examples from this famous, long-held grouping of banks. There are three or four world-class examples of banks that haven’t been on the market in ages.”

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Of Heroes and Villains
A look at the Ideal Batman Justice League Playset

By Art Cloos

On January 12 1966 Batman debuted on a Wednesday night at 7:30 on the then-struggling ABC television network. For millions of Americans this was their first exposure to a character who had been appearing in the comics since 1939. The show was an immediate success and it spawned a wave of Batmania related madness that swept across the country. Seemingly out of nowhere store shelves became filled with toys, clothes, food items and indeed every conceivable product that you could put a bat on. Batman related songs filled the airwaves. Suddenly pop art was cool.

It was a true Golden Age for collectors of Batman items since licensing for him prior to 1966 was almost non existent. Among all of the Bat items that appeared in the US market the ones from the Ideal Toy Company tend to stand out and among those toys the Batman Justice League Play Set is among the best. It was a beautifully crafted boxed set that featured painted figures of Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Aquaman. It had a Batplane, a Batplane Launcher and a Batmobile. Of course there were villains for the heroes to fight, six in total and they were The Mouse Man, the Key, The Joker, Kaltor, Brainstorm and The Thunderbolt. Therein lies a mystery that I have always wondered about, that being why Johnny Thunder's thunderbolt was used as a villain in that playset given he and his master Johnny were hero (sort of) members of the Golden Age Justice Society of America in All Star Comics? I decided that I had to find out.

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

Here's Part 7…

Static #7
DC Comics; Milestone Media; December 1993

Louder Than a Bomb Chapter Three – You're Gonna Get Yours

The first page picks up right where we left off on Static #6, with Howell X (a.k.a. Commando X) offering Hawkins the chance to call the media. Through coming up with distractions (excuses for going to the bathroom, getting change for phone calls, getting gas), he heads to City Hall, where he finds the hidden bomb in a van parked in the garage. Drawing enough power to shoot the van into the air, it explodes harmlessly over City Hall.

Hawkins then returns home to find his mom and dad (first appearance) waiting up to talk to him about the militant “Malcolm 10” program he was using for his investigation of Howell X.

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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.

Initially introduced by creator Roy Crane in 1929 as another in a series of sidekicks for the eponymous star of Wash Tubbs, Captain Easy quickly established himself as a breakout star with his Southern charm and sketchy past.

His popularity even inspired a prequel Sunday strip, Captain Easy, Soldier of Fortune, which began in 1933 and took a look at the character’s pre-Wash adventures. Crane’s strips showcased innovative and intricate artistic layouts a la Winsor McKay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland design work. When his syndicate decreed in 1937 that the Sunday strips had to follow a rigid grid pattern, Crane turned them over to an assistant and continued with the dailies.

Captain Easy eventually enlisted in the Army, leaving Wash behind at home to get married and settle down while Easy tackled new challenges during World War II. Easy segued into a job as a private detective after the war. Crane then turned the daily over to his assistant as well, who carried the strip forward well into the ‘60s.

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May 31: Superheroes for Hospice
Fundraiser event features thousands of back issues, many creators on hand...
 

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...
 

June 14-15: Eternal Con
For those who attended 2013’s first edition of Eternal Con on Long Island, it comes as little surprise that there...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comicon
Mark Buckingham (Fables), Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Good Charlotte lead guitarist Billy Martin (Vitriol, The Hunter), and Lee Weeks (Tarzan vs. Predator)
 

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
Virginia Comicon promoter Brett Carreras said that the long-running convention’s two-day event scheduled for...

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EMOVIE POSTER 5-22-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
 
 

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EMOVIE POSTER 5-25-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
LOT OF 7 ELVIS PRESLEY HERALDS
LOT OF 8 ELVIS PRESLEY TABLOID MAGAZINES

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HERITAGE 5-25-14 ENDING SPORTS AUCTION:
 
 
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HERITAGE JUNE 18-19 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

Fantasia Mickey Mouse Production Cel Set-Up (Walt Disney, 1940)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=42006

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Production Cel Courvoisier Set-Up (Walt Disney, 1937).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=61006

Alice in Wonderland Production Cel Set-Up and Background (Walt Disney, 1951)

http://comics.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=52+792+4294951565

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Production Cel Courvoisier Set-Up (Walt Disney, 1937).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=41002

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HERITAGE MAY 18-25 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=12124

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=54028

Chariots of Fur Wile E. Coyote Production Cel                         The Magilla Gorilla Show Production Cel

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=1005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=1010

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=54027

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=56001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=54011

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=1020

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=54010

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=54012

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=44006

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121421&lotIdNo=21027

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HERITAGE SUNDAY MAY 18-25 INTERNET MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=8043

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=19010

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=16026

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=17013

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=16045

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=17002

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=13028

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161421&lotIdNo=13024

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COMICLINK'S MAY 14-29 FEATURED AUCTION:

 

FIND ALL OF THE ABOVE E.C. COMIC BOOKS (AND MORE) STARTING ON THIS PAGE:

http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&x=0&y=0&pg=22

FIND IT ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&pg=12&x=0&y=0

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE:  http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&x=0&y=0&pg=21

FIND BOTH ITEMS ON THIS PAGE: http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/preview.asp?code=2014may&x=0&y=0&pg=22

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47668

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47671

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47677

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47681

 

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47649

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47647

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

$25

6.25x9.5” blister card contains 69 glass marbles and one shooter. Imperial Toy Corp. ©1979 Universal City Studios Inc. The high relief blister is formed to represent Twiki. Card has slight warp but remains clean and Exc. with Mint contents.

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COMIC CONNECT'S EVENT AUCTION: 

WARHAMMER 40K: BLOODQUEST Issue #3 Splash Page        UNIVERSITY SQUARED BY FRANK CHO Strip Art

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557022

www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=544919

 

VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA PUZZLE Cover      WALKING DEAD MICHONNE LIMITED EDT STATUE

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=553770

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556171

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 2

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=539234

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=539654

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 3

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=551574

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557613

EVERY CONAN COMIC EVER MADE STARTS HERE:

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookSearch.php?searchType=advanced&listing_type=event&auction_id=257&pageNum=7&pageSize=25

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 4

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556089

ttp://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556058

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 5

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=417029

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556316

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 6

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FIRST LOOK: CW'S FLASH

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Just before Scoop went to press, the original comic art page featuring Wolverine's brief first appearance reached $310,700 including the 19.5% buyer's premium. The page concluded its internet bidding session during the Thursday night, May 15, portion of Heritage Auctions' May 15-17, 2014 Comics Signature Auction.
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As fans and collectors have long known, the X-Men’s Wolverine made his brief first appearance in Incredible Hulk #180, and his first full appearance in Incredible Hulk #181 (along with his first cover appearance). That’s been pretty well accepted. 

Or so we thought until now…  

Quietly hidden inside several Marvel Comic books published at the time was a half-page house ad for Incredible Hulk #181 featuring “the Dreaded Deadly Wolverine!”

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Here’s the latest installment of Maggie Thompson’s ongoing look at important beginnings, middles and ends, this time for May 16-22, 2014...

115 years ago May 20, 1899 Pioneering comics publisher Everett “Busy” Arnold is born. His early projects include publishing work from the Eisner and Iger studio and launching Quality Comics.

105 years ago May 17, 1909 Cartoonist, painter, and essayist Ryuichi Yokoyama is born. He is best known for his Fuku-chan strip.

70 years ago May 21, 1944 Underground comix creator and publisher Kim Deitch is born. He creates Waldo and The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, edits Gothic Blimp Works, and co-founds Cartoonists Co-Op Press.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Shade, the Changing Man #1

DC Comics; June-July 1977

Cover by Steve Ditko

Title: “Escape to Battleground Earth!”
Synopsis: A mishap allows Rac Shade — a former Metan security agent wrongfully accused of treason and murder — to escape to Earth.

Writer (story): Steve Ditko
Writer (dialogue): Michael Fleisher
Penciler: Ditko
Inker: Ditko

Review: One of the coolest developments of the Bronze Age was seeing longtime artists like Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko set free to share their own creative visions. Ditko didn’t get nearly as many shots in the writer’s chair as the King did; that’s a shame, because Shade, the Changing Man bristles with a manic creativity similar to Kirby’s best work from the era. Though scripted by Michael Fleisher, Shade is all Ditko: groovy alternate dimensions, street thugs in fedoras, meditations on crime and punishment. The real crime? That the DC Implosion ended this book after just eight published issues.

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COVER STORY: The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1

It is a calling card for one of the most important new members of not only the world of Batman, but the DC Universe as well.

Although she had been on the periphery of the DC universe before, the 62-page one-shot was Harley Quinn’s point of entry into comic books. Mad Love was her leaping off point after a strong introduction in animation.

Created by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, her first real appearance had been in the September 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series titled “Joker’s Favor.” They had never intended to create someone who would become part of the comic universe, but fan reaction to the ever-grinning, slightly unbalanced, red-and-black-clad little vixen was so great that her move into print was almost inevitable.

In creating the cover for this issue, artist Timm stuck to the DC Animated house style, which is only fitting as the complete title of the book is The Batman Adventures: Mad Love #1.

As in the animated show itself, the lines are a bit more round, not as well defined as a regular comic book. The art appears a bit more kid-friendly. It holds a child-like quality to it (appropriate as she comes from a cartoon show aimed at a younger set of fans).

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Second Highest Conan CGC Registry Set at ComicConnect

It was the gamble that saved Marvel Comics.

Roy Thomas, Marvel’s editor-in-chief, convinced publisher Martin Goodman to license the comic book rights to Robert E. Howard’s Conan.

At a time when the comics industry was in a slump due to paper shortages, distribution issues, and a plummeting readership, the instant and unexpected success of the fantasy title helped shore up the flagging publisher, helping to usher in not only a second Marvel Age, but a renaissance of art and storytelling for the comics industry in general.

The groundbreaking style of Barry Windsor-Smith, whose influential art nouveau meets psychedelic style, changed the look of comics. Thomas’ expert, tight plotting and dramatically heightened prose captivated readers, while the eventual entrance of John Buscema onto the title gave Conan its signature look and the artist his signature title for years to come.

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ComicConnect Catalog Download Now Available

The ComicConnect Event Auction XXIII catalogs are now available for download free of charge. The full-color catalogs feature 1,468 comic book and original comic art auction lots with 98% of the auction lots selling without reserve. Bidding began Monday, May 12, 2014 at noon.

The auction end-dates are as follows:

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Glenn Reid Museum Collection at Heritage

A fully-equipped, 24-foot Ahrens-Fox N-S-4 fire truck, originally ordered by the Biddeford, Maine, Fire Department in 1928, and then restored to original state by Glenn Reid, is expected to bring more than $110,000, on May 28, 2014 as the highlight of the Reid Museum Collection of Mechanical Models, offered as a Heritage Gentleman Collector Auction in Dallas.

“There is a powerful presence to the vehicle” said Nick Dawes, Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage Auctions. “Ahrens-Fox has long since been considered the Rolls Royce of Fire Trucks and, like a Rolls, holds a combination of mechanical and artistic majesty that is a perfect legacy of Glenn Reid.”

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Antique Toys, Coin-ops, More at Mosby & Co.

Approximately 450 lots of antique toys, coin-ops and advertising will cross the auction block at a Saturday, June 7, 2014 sale conducted by Mosby & Co., at the firm’s gallery located at 5714-A Industry Lane in Frederick, Maryland. The auction will start at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Approximately 350 lots will be dedicated to toys and toy trains. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com.

“There’s good, solid merchandise in this sale, including wonderful antique toys from two major single-owner collections, plus other quality consignments,” said Keith Spurgeon, owner of Mosby & Co. “One of the collections is so massive, it will take three auctions to liquidate it all. Part I includes fine examples of German, American and Japanese toys.”

Trains also feature prominently. A strong candidate for top-lot honors is an original Lionel gouache painting depicting a Santa Fe Super Streamliner train roaring through the desert. The work is from the estate of a former Lionel executive and was created as catalog art in 1952. In its wood frame, it measures 29½ inches by 10 inches.

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 6

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

Here's Part 6…

Static #6
DC Comics; Milestone Media; November 1993
Louder Than a Bomb Chapter Two – War at 30 Frames Per Second

As Static fights to save the people assembled at the peace rally from Commando X, he remarks: “Listen X, we came here to get a little peace – not wind up in little pieces.” He then uses his electromagnetism to have the stadium chairs scoop up the bombs and move them safely away. Static then chases after Commando X – until he loses his magnetic field after Commando X touched something that just blew up (that's his power).

Static then flies atop the loud speaker and says: “Commando X! I don't care if you can hear me or not -- we are at war! Armageddon is in effect! There will be no late pass! Whatever it takes, you're going down!”

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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.

The world’s best-known and most beloved “wabbit,” Bugs Bunny emerged in the late 1930s from the fertile creative ground of Termite Terrace, the Warner Bros. cartoon studios run by Leon Schlesinger. While his look and tough New York attitude evolved over several early appearances, including 1938’s Porky’s Hare Hunt, he made his ‘official’ debut and uttered his classic line, “Eh, what’s up Doc?” in 1940’s The Wild Hare. In that animated short, Bugs matches wits with the inept Elmer Fudd, rabbit hunter and all-around loser. The two would continue their battle for decades to come, continuing with 1941’s Elmer’s Pet Rabbit, in which Bugs was finally named on-screen.

Bugs would also cross paths with virtually every other major Looney Tunes cartoon star over the years, sharing a particularly bitter (and hilarious) rivalry with Daffy Duck while also briefly crossing swords with the Road Runner’s usual nemesis, Wile E. Coyote (“Super Genius!”). Bugs garnered an Oscar nomination for 1942’s Hiawatha’s Rabbit Hunt, but the rabbit and director Friz Freleng would actually win the Academy Award for the 1958 short, Knighty Knight Bugs, in which Bugs outwitted the Black Knight (‘played’ by Yosemite Sam) and his dragon.

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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...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comicon
The 15th anniversary Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center...
 

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

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EMOVIE POSTER 5-18-14 CLOSING AUCTION:
DICK TRACY 9 8x10 mini LCs '90    BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES 8 color stills '70

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HERITAGE JUNE 18-19 ANIMATION ART AUCTION:

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Roger and Jessica Production Cel (Walt Disney/Amblin, 1988).

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=39017

Donald's Penguin Donald Duck Courvoisier Production Cel Set Up (Walt Disney, 1938)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=20001

 

The Lion King Timon and Pumba Signed Limited Edition Cel 31/50 (Walt Disney, 1994)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=1009

Tom and Jerry/Two Musketeers Tom and Tuffy Production Cel Group (MGM, 1950s)

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7103&lotIdNo=17001

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91002

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91006

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91016

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91035

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91114

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91116

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91142

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91220

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91154

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=7093&lotNo=91155

36 ADDITIONAL MARVEL COMICS AT AUCTION:

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HERITAGE SUNDAY INTERNET MAY 11-18 INTERNET COMICS AUCTION:

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=32007

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=11058

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=48003

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=57023

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=51001

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=51010

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=51016

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=51019

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=51012

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=32005

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=51017

http://comics.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=121420&lotIdNo=45001

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HERITAGE SUNDAY MAY 11-18 INTERNET MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

The Beastmaster & Other Lot (MGM/UA, 1982).

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161420&lotIdNo=4003

The Lord of the Rings (United Artists, 1978).            Blazing Saddles (Warner Brothers, 1974)

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161420&lotIdNo=4020

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161420&lotIdNo=15003

1000 Years from Now/Invasion USA Combo (American Picture Company, R-1956).

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161420&lotIdNo=17002

Naked City (DCA, R-1956). Insert (14" X 36"). Crime.

http://movieposters.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=161420&lotIdNo=17039

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COMIC LINK'S MAY 14-29 FEATURED AUCTION:

X-MEN #94 COVER COLOR KEY FILM SET                      X-MEN UNLIMITED #6 COVER

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VAMPIRELLA STRIKES ANNUAL #1 COVER                 WITCHES TALES #15 COVER

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE AUCTION PREVIEW:

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47583

http://www.pedigreecomics.com/auction-detail.php?issue_id=47581

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

"MOTORDOME" PINBALL FRAMED ORIGINAL ART

Price: $1,725.00

Framed original art from the collection of arcade historian Bill Kurtz, author of such books as "The Encyclopedia Of Arcade Video Games" and "Arcade Treasures." 28.5x30.75" frame contains original mixed media backglass artwork for "Motordome" pinball machine produced by Bally in 1986. 2,000 units were produced. Art is nicely finished and features a scene inspired by "Mad Max" w/motorcycle warriors wearing plumed helmets and spiked body armor racing on raised tracks, several falling off the track to their doom. Margins are bordered by lightning bolt designs. Art has been double-matted and displays NM. Art was created by Tony Ramunni and has been signed by the artist. Original pinball art rarely comes up for sale and is highly coveted. Framed art stands alone as a great piece of art in its own right and would be the perfect piece for your game room.

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COMIC CONNECT'S EVENT AUCTION: 

AVENGERS ANNUAL Issue #1 Cover                                     BIG LITTLE BOOKS Issue #5786 Cover

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=562746

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=545363

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 2

 

ACTION COMICS-1938 #1                                  ALL FLASH QUARTERLY #3

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=544821

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=539255

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 3

ACTION COMICS-1938 #2                                            ADVENTURES OF BOB HOPE #1

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557079

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556229

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 4

CONTACT COMICS #6                                        CRACK COMICS #2

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556314

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=556032

THE ABOVE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 5

SILVER SURFER 1968-70 #4                               SMITTY (PLATINUM AGE) #1928

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=555691

http://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=557522

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TRAILER FOR THIS FALL'S GOTHAM ON FOX

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TRAILER FOR STAR WARS REBELS THIS FALL ON DISNEY XD

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Those who were watching the Monday, May 5, 2014 premiere of 24: Live Another Day were treated to a rare bit of network TV in addition to the return of Jack Bauer. Fox, which had earlier in the day announced that the new series Gotham had gotten the green light, also debuted the first promotional piece for the show.   It’s very rare for a network to showcase a new program before it’s been debuted for the critics and advertising buyers.

In the new series, Southland’s Ben McKenzie stars as police detective James Gordon and pairs him with a young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) and at odds with Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), among others.

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ABC Renews S.H.I.E.L.D., Adds Agent Carter

ABC TV has renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and has added Marvel’s Agent Carter to their line-up.

Although SHIELD started strong and then faded in the ratings, it rebounded well with its strong tie-in to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Its resurgence was packed with twists, turns, betrayals and new characters, including Deathlok.

For Marvel’s Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell returns as Agent Peggy Carter from Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter “Marvel One-Shot” short film featured on the Iron Man 3 DCD and Blu-ray release. The one-shot apparently served as the pilot because the project was picked up straight to series, Deadline has reported. It will be apparently continue with its immediate post-war setting.

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The CW Adds The Flash, iZombie

Arrow will have some company as The CW ordered two new DC Comics-based series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog, “…The Flash was considered a lock from the minute it was announced last year. From Arrow producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, star Grant Gustin (Glee, 90210) earned rave reviews for his role as Barry Allen-The Flash in two Arrow episodes this season.”

For iZombie, Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas adapts the Vertigo title in which “…centers on a medical student-turned-zombie (Rose McIver) who takes a job in the Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. However, with every brain she eats, she inherits the corpse's memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.”

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Cards, Comics & Collectibles will host James Tynion IV, writer on BOOM! Studios's The Woods and on DC's Batman Eternal weekly, for a signing in-store on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 2 PM to 6 PM.

For the occasion, the store will offer an exclusive variant cover edition of The Woods #1 by Craig Rousseau, which will be available at the store that Wednesday.

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Fans Select: Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus

The Marvel 75th Anniversary Omnibus will be a 1,200-page collection of the company’s very best stories as selected by fans.

“We want to hear from you, true believer! Tell us what you think are the best stories in Marvel Comics’ 75 years of history, and they’ll have the chance to be printed in this oversized, commemorative omnibus! From 1939’s Marvel Comics #1 to 2014’s All-New Marvel NOW!, we want the best of the best. The most iconic stories, the biggest moments and fan-favorites – we want it all!” the company said in a release.

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Cochran's Alley Oop Gets Great Reviews

Science may tell us that dinosaurs preceded man by millions upon millions of years, but according to V. T. Hamlin not only did the two walk the earth at the same time, but it also made for great comics. In the world of Alley Oop, dinosaurs were even domesticated enough to become household pets, great transportation vehicles and could even be trained to respond to caveman commands.

Alley Oop was one of the most successful newspaper strips of all time. After a slow start with limited distribution the caveman and his world debuted with national syndication as a daily on August 7, 1933. A year later on September 9, 1934 the wonderfully imaginative, full color Sunday strip found a home in newspapers everywhere.

Now the first two years of the color Sundays have been collected by comics historian and promoter Russ Cochran in a new book from Dark Horse Comics. Alley Oop: The Complete Sundays - Volume 1 (1934-1936) is scheduled to be released on May 20, 2014.

Early reviews and word of mouth for the book are both fantastic.

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Hero Initiative Heads for Big Wow Comic-Fest

Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that helps comic creators in medical and financial need, will be attending San Jose’s BIG WOW! Comic-Fest on May 17-18, 2008 at the San Jose Convention Center, 150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, California.

Hero will offer copies of their book The Walking Dead 100 Project at their booth, #915-#917.

Additionally, The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard will be at the con, as will eight other artists who participated in the project.

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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 May 9-15, 2014...

90 years ago May 14, 1924 Marmaduke creator Brad Anderson is born.

65 years ago May 15, 1949 Writer-artist Victor Ramon Mojica is born.

60 years ago May 12, 1954 Artist Neil D. Vokes is born.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Shogun Warriors #1

Marvel Comics; February 1979
Cover by Herb Trimpe and Al Milgrom

Title: “Raydeen!”
Synopsis: Three warrior prospects are called by the Followers of the Light to take Shogun Warrior Raydeen into battle against Rok-Korr.

Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Herb Trimpe
Inker: Dan Green

Review: Shogun Warriors shares two things with another Doug Moench/Herb Trimpe’s Bronze book, Godzilla: 1. For some reason, this reviewer took a pass on both when they originally hit the spinner racks, and 2. Both are better reads than expected. As with Godzilla, fun is the name of the game here as giant robots and bio-mech monsters engage in big punching. Moench’s provides enough back story to make the Shogun Warriors almost interesting, though this debut would have benefited from a stronger graft onto the Marvel Universe. Trimpe’s art is serviceable, but his design work is hit and miss.

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COVER STORY: Ghost Rider #1

A magnificently balanced collision of horror, the west and the supernatural, Ghost Rider has managed to stay alive in one form or another since he first saw print in 1949. Today another character with the same name rides a massive motorcycle and has a flaming skull, while the original is called Phantom Rider (after a brief time as Night Rider)… But when he first rode into comics history he rode a horse from beyond. Just like one of the main sources of inspiration for his creation, the great western song “Riders in the Sky.”

Most fans remember the late Dick Ayers for his work as an inker during Marvel’s Silver Age. He was especially good on many of Jack Kirby’s classic stories, including the timeless Fin Fang Foom from Strange Tales #89 (October 1961), but the artist made his early name by penciling some wonderful work for a company named Magazine Enterprises.

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Superworld Comics Heads to Motor City

Ted VanLiew and the crew from Superworld Comics are gearing up for Motor City Comic Con, which will be held May 16-18, 2014 in Novi, Michigan.

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Morphy’s Advertising & Coin Op April Hits $1.64M

A superb Caille double-upright floor model slot machine combining a 5¢ Centaur and 25¢ Big Six paid off handsomely at Morphy’s April 26-27, 2016 Antique Advertising & Coin Op Auction. Its richly gold-plated façade, paw feet and other embellishments made the early gambling machine the center of attention at Morphy’s $1,640,000 sale, where it garnered a winning bid of $90,000. All prices quoted are inclusive of 20% buyer’s premium.

The auction also featured many smaller gambling, arcade and vending machines. A Mills 1¢“Electric Treatment” machine emblazoned “For One Night Jags” and “Take a shock and look pleasant,” surpassed its high estimate at $11,400. Not quite as jolting was a quaint Chuck-O-Luck glass-dome-topped nickel dice machine. Made in 1926 by the Southern Novelty Company of Atlanta, it attracted multiple bidders who pushed it to $6,600 against a presale estimate of $600-$1,000.

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Apollo 14 "Lunar Bible" at Heritage May 14

An Apollo 13 flown and Apollo 14 Lunar Module flown complete Lunar Bible, copy number 14-10, “The Masonic Library Exhibit Copy” – with Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Ed Mitchell and Apollo Prayer League Representative James W. Stout – is expected to bring more than $60,000 when it crosses the block as part of Heritage Auctions’ May 14, 2014 Space Exploration Auction.

The 1.5" x 1.5" complete Microform Bible is one of only 12 Astronaut Flight-Certified Bibles of its kind, resting within a hand-made reliquary containing over one-half troy pound (6.6 troy ounces) of 22 Karat gold beset with symbolic gemstones. The handmade binding within which the solid gold reliquary rests is by Don Etherington, parchment consultant to the National Archives for the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

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RSL’s June 7 Penny Bank Auction

On Saturday, June 7, 2014, RSL Auction Company will offer the premier still and mechanical bank collection of Andy Moore and Susan Moore, authors of the classic 1984 reference “The Penny Bank Book.” The auction of nearly 700 lots, which will take place at RSL’s recently inaugurated gallery in central New Jersey, will also feature the lifetime mechanical bank collections of Bill Robison and Rich Garthoeffner. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet.

“To still bank collectors, there is no more important book than the one that Andy and Susan Moore wrote. Its publication is what brought still banks to national prominence and got the hobby rolling in a big way,” said RSL partner Ray Haradin. “Collectors are going to be very excited about the prospect of bidding on book examples from this famous, long-held grouping of banks. There are three or four world-class examples of banks that haven’t been on the market in ages.”

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Matheson’s Auctions May 18 Multi-Estate Auction

A spring auction featuring more than 400 fresh to the market lots of distinctive antiques and fine art, carefully selected from important and diverse collections, will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 by Matheson’s Auctions, in the firm’s gallery located at 600 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida, five minutes from the ocean. The start time is 11 AM EDT.

The auction, which will be held in conjunction with the United Appraisal Group of Miami, FL, will be packed with quality consignments in several categories. They include original paintings, bronzes, ceramics, glass, Georgian silver, dazzling estate jewelry, African sculptures, exceptional Chinese pieces and more. Previews are by appointment and from 9 to 11 AM on the date of sale.

”This auction has the highest consistent quality of any sale to date,” said Lloyd Matheson of Matheson’s Auctions. Bidders can view the full online catalog, at www.mathesonsgallery.com. Internet bidding will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.

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May 14: 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.

“All three of these lots are simply stellar exemplars of the rarest, most desirable and most evocative types of Space memorabilia available,” said Howard Weinberger, Consultant on Space Exploration memorabilia at Heritage Auctions. “When it comes to collecting this material, pieces that have been on the lunar surface, with an astronaut, are by far the most highly sought after and significant. Most importantly, it absolutely has to come straight from an astronaut, with a full letter of provenance, and this has all of that and more.”

The property in Bean’s collection to be sold on May 14 has never before appeared at public auction, all of it having resided with him and his family since 1969.

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May 17: Morphy’s Prehistoric American Artifacts

One of the world’s five finest prehistoric birdstones occupies the top roost in Morphy’s May 17, 2014 auction of superior-quality, vetted and fully warranted prehistoric American artifacts. Known as the Parks Birdstone, the celebrated artifact estimated to be around 2,500 years old has remained in the same family since 1951, when it was discovered in a plowed field in DeKalb County, Indiana. It ended up in the collection of renowned collector Cameron Parks, hence the name “Parks Birdstone.”

“Top birdstones have sold privately for $800,000 to $900,000. Because of its mystical and unique blue halo, the Parks Birdstone should set a world record price on May 17th – not only for a birdstone, but also for any North American prehistoric art object,” said John Mark Clark, the department head and specialist who is supervising the auction.

Another premier entry is an 8-inch-long translucent orange kaolin flint Ross blade from the Hopewell culture that flourished along rivers in the northeastern and Midwestern United States from 200 BC to 500 AD. An exalted ceremonial piece, the blade is described by Clark as “exotic ceremonial regalia so rare it would have been reserved for only the most elite. Now, many centuries later, it is still a prize suitable for only the most select, high-end collection.” The Ross blade is expected to make in excess of $200,000.

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May 23: Converse & Co.'s Spring Roundup

Around 425 lots of quality estate merchandise in a broad mix of categories will come under the gavel on Friday, May 23, 2014 when Gordon S. Converse & Company holds a Spring Roundup Gallery Sale, in its new location at 57 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pennsylvania (not far from Philadelphia). The auction will begin promptly at 3:30 PM EDT.

Offered will be many interesting African and ethnic items (to include about a dozen Buddha figures that will be scattered throughout the sale), more than 50 fine artworks and prints, antique clocks (plus assorted lots of parts and partials from a clockmaker’s estate), an estimated 15 lots of stamps and currency, 19th century toys, children’s doll house items, Asian art items and more.

“Eclectic is the word that comes to mind when I think of the merchandise in this auction,” said Gordon Converse of Gordon S. Converse & Company. “It’s the kind of sale we have a lot of fun with, because there really is something for just about everybody. Unusual items have been selected, with a great variety of ceramics, furniture, fine arts, collectibles and decorative arts.”

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RECOMMENDED READING: Creepy Presents Steve Ditko

Dark Horese Comics; $19.99

Dark Horse Comics’ Creepy Archives and Eerie Archives have been revelatory for those who thought of Steve Ditko exclusively as a superhero artist. Now fans are going to get a powerful, succinct dose of Ditko’s horror artwork in Creepy Presents Steve Ditko, a 128-page hardcover that collects all of his work on the vintage titles in one volume.

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 5

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

Here's Part 5…

Static #5
DC Comics; Milestone Media; October 1993

Louder Than a Bomb Chapter One – Megablast

Page one finds Virgil Hawkins right smack dab in the middle of a race riot between blacks and Jews. While trying to separate the warring parties, he creates a repulsion field to keep everybody away from each other until they calm down.

Flashback to Hawkins at his favorite comic book store playing a role-playing game with friends when one of them remembers that he has a date with Daisy Watkins. After saying that he didn't remember any date, Daisy walks in, confronts Hawkins, and leaves in tears. Processing that she really wanted a date with him, Hawkins then hears about the riot at Temple Beth Ad and, next thing he knows, he's running crowd control – super-powers style.

Fast-forward to a Jewish rabbi and a black pastor holding hands, jointly lecturing and pointing out the useless of continued violence. Afterward, the rabbi and the pastor meet with Static and ask him to speak at an assembly against Commando X and his recent bombings – the reason for the riot. Static at first doesn't know what to say – then accepts.

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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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May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston

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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Space Goat Presents

Talent management and production company Space Goat Productions will release Space Goat Presents, an anthology of stories and production artwork showcasing their roster of creative talent. The publication is designed to not only entertain with exciting new stories but also to spotlight the spectrum of skills and services the company provides for clients in and outside the comic book industry.

From IP generation to writing and editing to pencils, inking, coloring, lettering, all the way through pre-press and print-brokering, Space Goat Productions is the production and packaging team

The anthology includes contributions from industry veterans such as RB Silva, Yvel Guichet and Darren Vincenzo as well as work from up-and-coming talent Douglas Franchin, Caio Cacau, Alan Quah, and Justin Peniston.

Space Goat Presents was produced completely in-house in just ten weeks.

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Mike Ploog's Tom Sawyer Classics Illustrated

n the early 1990s, First Comics and Berkley Publishing rebooted the Classics Illustrated line with contemporary artists suchs Gahan Wilson, Kyle Baker, John K. Snyder III, Rick Geary and many others. Papercutz has been reprinting those titles in new editions.

On June 10, 2014 they will release Mike Ploog’s beautiful adaptation of Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer. During the original run of the series, this title was one of the best-selling of all 27 titles released under the Classics Illustrated banner.

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Alice in Comicland

IDW Publishing; $29.99

Here’s a roster of comic book talent you don’t typically see on one project: Walt Kelly, Alex Toth, Dan DeCarlo, MAD’s Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, and Dave Berg, Yellow Kid and Buster Brown creator R. F. Outcault, Walt Disney Studios and more… All of them (and more) take the proverbial fall down the rabbit hole into the world of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

The diverse takes on Alice and her world offered by these creators have been brought together by editor-designer Craig Yoe for this latest beautifully produced hardcover collection from his Yoe! Books imprint at IDW Publishing.

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Madame Frankenstein #1

Image Comics; $2.99

When you’ve been reading comics long enough, you know how the hype goes. People use words like “acclaimed” or “rising star” or “must read” before the first issue is even out. They say things such as “It all starts here…” or “It’s all been leading up to this…” a lot, too. The descriptions are populated with PR phrases such as “…are proud to present…” and so on.

It’s par for the course.

But every once and a while you stumble on something fresh.

And Madame Frankenstein #1 might be one of those comics.

Here’s the original description from Image Comics: “In 1932, Vincent Krall sets out to create his perfect woman by reanimating the corpse of the love of his life. He’ll soon discover, however, that man was never meant to peer beyond the veil between life and death. Mixing vintage horror with mythic drama, this new series by writer Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me) and smashing newcomer Megan Levens is guaranteed to send chills through even the warmest of hearts.”

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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...
 

September 5-7: Baltimore Comicon
The 15th anniversary Baltimore Comic-Con will be held September 5-7, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center...

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WILD PARTY jumbo LC '29 Clara Bow & Marcline Day  /  WATER HOLE 8 jumbo LCs '28 Jack Holt, Nancy
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MARY OF SCOTLAND jumbo WC '36 Katharine Hepburn & Fredric March /  METEOR promo brochure '79

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

lingerie advertisement, Frederick's of Hollywood            lingerie advertisement, Frederick's of Hollywood

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AL ROSSI paperback cover, 1961.    /   GEORGE PETTY "No Particular Floor, Just Drive Up and Down," Esquire cartoon illustration

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HERITAGE MAY 15-17 COMICS & COMICS ART AUCTION:

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Will Eisner Spirit Section Complete 7-Page Story  dated 12-18-49     /    Bob Powell & Wally Wood Daredevil #9 Page 10  1965)

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John Buscema & Tom Palmer The Avengers #81 Splash Page 1 1970   /  Jack Kirby & Chic Stone Avengers #6 Captain America vs. Baron Zemo Pg 19 1964

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HERITAGE MAY 5-11 MOVIE POSTER AUCTION:

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COMIC LINK'S MAY 14-29 FEATURED AUCTION:

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GREEN HORNET BONANZA -- ALMOST A COMPLETE RUN!

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PEDIGREE'S JUNE AUCTION PREVIEW:

 

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 HAKE'S BUY-IT-NOW:

GIL COHEN ORIGINAL MEN'S/WAR MAGAZINE COVER ART

$287.50

18.75x22.75" frame contain original acrylic art that has been matted to 13.25x17". Art depicts either American or British trio of frogmen taking Japanese fortification, a bloodied dead Japanese soldier lays in foreground while frogmen exchange fire w/three additional Japanese soldiers in inflatable raft, hitting one w/another floating dead in the water. Additional fortifications can be seen in bkg., where an explosion goes off. Japanese submarine can also be seen in bkg. Art was created for an unknown 1960s men's magazine, likely one w/a war theme. Art was by Gil Cohen, a noted aviation artist and known for his many World War II action magazine covers, many featuring scantily-clad women. Art offered here has large blank area at top for magazine title and this are shows some aging/wear w/pair of 11" long vertical slices to surface, mostly visible in white area. Art still displays VF as framed.

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Michael Moorcock’s Elric once again has a new comic book home, and this time it's at Titan Comics. Michael Moorcock’s Elric: The Ruby Throne kicks off a new line of adaptations of Moorcock’s Elric of Melnibone novels.

This first one is slated to be a 64-page, full-color graphic novel.

Writer Julien Blondel will adapt Moorcock’s story, and it will be illustrated by Didier Poli and Robin Recht. Moorcock will provide a new introduction.

Titan has it scheduled for release on September 16, 2014, and it will carry a $12.99 cover price.

While characters like Superman or Spider-Man reside with their original publishers, many characters from the Golden Age and many others from the creator-owned era have been produced under numerous imprints. This can make collecting all the appearances of a specific character a worthy challenge.

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Next Saturday: Kids Comic Con 8

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.

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Kickstarter Insight: Zombie Wife

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the first appearance of Batton Lash’s characters Alanna Wolff and Jeff Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre. It is also the 20th anniversary of Exhibit A Press, the company Batton and his wife, Jackie Estrada, founded to publish his Supernatural Law comic books and trade paperbacks.

In honor of these anniversaries, Exhibit A is conducting a Kickstarter campaign to fund Zombie Wife, And Other Stories of Supernatural Law. This 160-page full-color trade paperback will contain seven stories from Wolff & Byrd’s case files, including the lead story, in which a woman comes back from the dead to sue her husband for having killed her, after he is acquitted of the murder.

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X-O Manowar Covers Overstreet’s CBM Yearbook

A couple weeks ago we debuted the first cover for Overstreet’s Comic Book Marketplace Yearbook, Silver Age legend Murphy Anderson’s recreation of Bob Kane’s cover for Detective Comics #31.

Now we’re happy to debut our second cover, featuring Valiant’s X-O Manowar. The awesome art is by Will Conrad, who also illustrated Valiant’s Shadowman for the cover of The Big, Big Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide #43. The colors, which we think are just about as awesome as the art itself, are by Allen Passalaqua.

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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 May 2-8, 2014…

95 years ago May 3, 1919 Award-winning artist John Cullen Murphy is born. He is best known for his work on Big Ben Bolt and for taking over the Prince Valiant comic strip following Hal Foster.

85 years ago May 2, 1929 Sports and funny-animal cartoonist Tad Dorgan dies of pneumonia at age 52. He created such features as Judge Rummy and Indoor Sports.

75 years ago May 3, 1939 Award-winning writer-editor Dennis O’Neil is born. He’s best known for Green Lantern/Green Arrow and Batman with Neal Adams and editing DC’s Batman titles. He has also served on the board of directors of The Hero Initiative.

75 years ago May 7, 1939 Cartoonist Richard “Grass” Green is born. His projects include Xal-Kor and the creation of REGCo art boards.

70 years ago May 2, 1944 Writer-artist Howard Cruse is born. His best-known work includes Barefootz, Wendel, and Stuck Rubber Baby.

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BRONZE AGE FANTASTIC FIRST: Godzilla #1

Marvel; August 1977
Cover by Herb Trimpe

Title: “The Coming”
Synopsis: An iceberg thaws off the Alaska coast, unleashing Godzilla — and DESTRUCTION!!! — on the United States. Can even S.H.I.E.L.D. stop it?

Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Herb Trimpe
Inker: Jim Mooney

Review: Marvel’s Godzilla is one of those surprises that turns out to be a better-than-expected read. Doug Moench’s story hits the ground running, serving up destruction on page one and never lets up. Borrowing a page from Marv Wolfman’s Tomb of Dracula playbook, Moench quickly starts building a supporting cast to balance out this antagonist-centered title; both S.H.I.E.L.D. and a science team from Japan figure to feature prominently in future issues. On the art front, Herb Trimpe’s work isn’t great, but his storytelling is clean and he draws a decent Godzilla. Not high art, certainly, but Godzilla #1 is quite fun.

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COVER STORY: Fantastic Giants #24

The cover for Fantastic Giants #24 (September 1966) holds a couple of pretty good ideas. The most obvious being that it is Charlton’s answer to the industry trend of collecting previously published stories into an Annual or a Giant.

The other great joke is that the subject matter is indeed giants. A giant ape, a giant lizard and to look at the cover more closely, a giant hooded villain and a giant alien.

The issue is a tribute to Steve Ditko. A giant in his own right. But look at the way that the artist portrays himself. He draws a little inkwell with glasses and arms. He may be a giant as an artist, but to him, the work is the real giant. He has no problem letting the art dwarf his humorous self-portrait.

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Mark Sparacio's Sketch Blank Masterpiece

One of the most popular comic book convention activities in the last few years has been getting artist sketches on sketch blank covers. These covers generally feature the logo, trade dress and bar code, and they’re usually printed on a slightly thicker, white, matte finish stock to facilitate the artist’s work.

Sometimes the sketches thematically go with the title or issue on which the illustration is done. For instance, our friends at the Hero Initiative have organized several specific projects in conjunction with Marvel, DC, Archie and Image, even staging a gallery showing for The Walking Dead #100 Project.

At other times, though, it’s just whatever character the fan wants sketched.

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Metropolis Book of the Month: Master Comics #18 CGC 9.6 Mile High Copy!

While Captain Marvel and the Marvel Family became the internationally-beloved public faces of Fawcett Comics, it was the distinctive look and lavishly illustrated adventures of Bulletman that made Master Comics a newsstand perennial.

With this instantly popular character, and solidified by the patriotic powerhouse Minute Man, Fawcett's legendary anthology series became not only a best-selling hit, but one of the most revered and fondly remembered of Golden Age titles, whose eventual scarcity made it among the first hot collectible titles when the second-hand comic market first developed.

Originally developed for Nickel Comics by Bill Parker and Jon Smalle, Bulletman and Bulletgirl soon anchored Master, originally an oversized tabloid meant to capture the newspaper strip reader market, but quickly converted to the standard comic magazine format as the superhero craze exploded.

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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.”

In addition to being a long-time member of the Antique Toy Collectors of America, former college professor Frank Loveland is an antique train scholar. Both he and his collection are well respected in the train hobby. Loveland’s collection spans the history of American train production and also includes very rare United Electric trolleys, a few Howard sets, and early Ives trains and stations. Several of the Ives “inboard” examples in the Loveland grouping had only a one-year run, Bertoia said.

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TWELVE-WEEK TOUR: Static's First Year - Part 4

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 4…

Static #4
DC Comics; Milestone Media; September 1993

Trial by Fire Part Four – Playing with Fire

Picking up where the last issue left off, Static talks with Holocaust. On the surface, it seems that Holocaust wants Static to understand that he either takes or “he'll be took,” that the rich are only rich because of their “birthright” and luck, not because of brains or talent.

It comes down to one thing: Holocaust wants Static to watch his back.

To that end, Holocaust shows Static his gratitude by introducing him to his women, and presenting a life that the young hero could have. The next panel finds Static (flying) and Holocaust (relaxing in his limo) entering Don Giacomo Cornelius' mansion at 1:15 in the morning. Holocaust starts using his fire powers on the thugs, before Static interrupts and says he'll take care of them (in a more humane way). Holocaust then screams that Cornelius family got most of their wealth “off the backs of my people.”

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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.

Created by Murat ‘Chic’ Young in 1930, the B” comic strip followed the hectic lives of Blondie Bumstead (nee Boopadoop), husband Dagwood, son Alexander and daughter Cookie, dog Daisy and pups, neighbors Herb and Tootsie Woodley, and mailman Mr. Beasley.

Dagwood was originally a wealthy suitor, but his family disowned him for marrying Blondie (they evidently felt she was beneath him). While Dagwood toiled away for Mr. Dithers and enjoyed the occasional skyscraper-shaped sandwich, Blondie struggled to keep house and maintain their suburban lifestyle.

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May 10: 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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May 17: Adventure Time Art Day for Hero

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.

For $25, kids will get art lessons from real comic book artist, your own real mini-comic book drawing board and crayons, an Adventure Time issue wrapped in a Get-a-Sketch cover with an original sketch from one of our artists, and one piece of pizza and drink.

This special event is for the under-18 crowd, but parents are certainly invited to hang out and watch their kids have a great time as well.

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May 24-25: The Pop Culture Expo in Boston

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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June 1: Pirate and Princess Party at 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.

At 1:45 PM, GEM will hold the “Cannon Ball Drop,” in which 300 black balloons are released from the top of the stairs. When the balloons are popped by the children, a portion of them will contain numbers that are associated with prize packages from local attractions or restaurants.

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Xbox Entertainment, IDW Team for Winterworld

Mircosoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studio and IDW Entertainment are co-developing the comic book series Winterworld as a limited event live-action series. Created by writer Chuck Dixon and artist Jorge Zaffino, it joins a roster of programming being developed for the Xbox platform.

Winterworld takes place in an apocalyptic future where our world has been encased in ice from pole-to-pole. The surviving humans have formed tribes that war, enslave and trade with one another in an effort to survive the infinite winter.

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Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64 - Leaves on the Wind #4

Dark Horse Comics; $3.50

If you read it with a stack of your other weekly purchases from the comic shop, this series has been merely really good. However, if you allow yourself the pleasure of sitting quietly, soaking in artist Georges Jeanty’s panels, and listening to Zack Whedon’s dialogue, you can hear it. You can hear the actors saying the lines. You can hear them letting the silence hang there for a moment. You can hear the hum of the ship, and the clank and grunts and tumbles of the lives.

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PreviewsWorld Spectacular

Diamond Comic Distributors; Free

Okay, we’re biased on this one. It’s produced by our sister company and we helped out a bit, but seriously, this is a fantastic publication very much in the keeping of Free Comic Book Day.

If our goal as an industry is to get new people coming into comic shops and buying comics, then it only makes sense that we ought to tell them the best way to learn about all the new products and when they’re going to come out… and to us, that’s using the monthly PREVIEWS catalog.

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