15th May2019

Wolverine Wednesday #25

by Ian Wells

Uncanny X-Men #11-#15 Writer: Matthew Rosenberg | Artists: Salvador Larocca & John McCrea | Colourists: Rachelle Rosenberg | Letters: Joe Caramagna I want to start things off this week for looking at how Wolverine is being reincorporated into the X-Men universe via his appearances in the flag ship book Uncanny X-Men. I read the first […]

03rd May2019

eBuying Comics: Week 18

by Ian Wells

I think it is fair to say after eleven years and twenty two movies the MCU very much became its own entity. It was successful enough and brave enough to tell its own stories. While Avengers: Endgame is busy making millions I have seen lots of tweets reminding people not to forget the comic book […]

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25th Apr2019

eBuying Comics: Week 17

by Ian Wells

I used to walk around comic conventions and question why would anyone consider buying the Marvel Essentials. It always struck me as a wasted investment buying collections of stories in black and white and on inferior paper. Fast forward a few years and I now love the idea of Marvel Essentials. There is nothing else […]

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10th Apr2019

Wolverine Wednesday #24

by Ian Wells

Bit of a short one this month, as Wolverine related books aren’t at a premium. I’m still refusing to pay any attention to Wolverine Infinity Watch as a matter of principle. For the future I am planning on dissecting how Wolverine’s return has been handled in the pages of Uncanny X-Men. Currently I am absorbing […]

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05th Apr2019

eBuying Comics: Week 16

by Ian Wells

It would seem there is only one place to start this week. Last week Detective Comics reached issue 1000! It is the second DC title to reach the significant landmark after Action Comics in 2017. We could argue all day about which character is more important/more popular but really we should be celebrating two icons […]

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27th Mar2019

eBuying Comics: Week 15

by Ian Wells

For a lone wolf Batman has had a lot of sidekicks and assistance over the years. Affectionately referred to as the ‘Bat Family’ everyone has their favourite. Over the years the ‘Bat Family’ has become more diverse and I think it is fair to say each addition to the family in some way defines Batman […]

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20th Mar2019

Wolverine Wednesday #23

by Ian Wells

I guess we are calling this one the long over due edition. The comic shop where I get my mail subscriptions are changing the way they handle this procedure, so here are February’s Wolverine related comics finally reviewed even if it doesn’t feel very relevant now! The Return of Wolverine #5 Writer: Charles Soule | […]

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07th Mar2019

eBuying Comics: Week 14

by Ian Wells

This past weekend I attended London Film and Comic Con Spring (LFCC) at the Kensington Olympia. This is the first time Showmasters have organised an LFCC at this time of year. Usually it is at the end of July, I attended it about three years ago and it was by far the best convention I […]

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28th Feb2019

eBuying Comics: Week 13

by Ian Wells

This week I want to do a very condensed version of how the Comic Code came in affect, who the major players were, how it changed the industry and how the code evolved over time. Then I will look at the value of some Pre and Post Code comics and also look at some comics […]

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06th Feb2019

Wolverine Wednesday #22

by Ian Wells

X-23 #8 Writer: Mariko Tamaki | Artist: Diego Olortegui | Inker: Walden Wang | Colourist: Chris O’Halloran | Letters: Cory Petit This series continues to go from strength to strength. Tamaki has hit on a perfect blend of action, humour and heart to bring quality stories to the reader. Regular readers will know I wasn’t […]

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30th Jan2019

eBuying Comics: Week 12

by Ian Wells

Lights! Camera! Action! This week I am talking movie tie ins and movie adaptation comics. In the old days the show was firmly on the other foot when it came to comics and movies. A big summer blockbuster would be released and behind the scenes the comics publishers would be battling it out to land […]

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23rd Jan2019

eBuying Comics: Week 11

by Ian Wells

This weeks edition is going to be a hodge podge of ideas. A Frankensteins monster of topics if you will. Or seeing as this is comics perhaps an amalgam of ideas is a better turn of phrase. Rather than go through those topics in an introduction (that looks like I’m trying to make up a […]

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16th Jan2019

Wolverine Wednesday #21

by Ian Wells

Weapon x #27 Writers: Greg Pak & Fred Van Lente | Artists: Luca Pizzari, Alberto Alburquerque, Roberto Di Salvo & Ibraim Roberson | Colourist: Frank D’Armata | Letters: Chris Eliopoulos So after twenty seven issues Weapon X reaches is end. It has been one hell of a ride. A ride which has largely been enjoyable. […]

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03rd Jan2019

eBuying Comics: Week 10

by Ian Wells

In 1866 David Livingston set out to find the source of The Nile. In 1924 George Mallory set out to conquer Everest. In 1936 Professor Jones fought of Nazis in a mission to find the Arc of The Covenant. Now in 2019 maybe, just maybe I’ll get my hands on my own Holy Grail. I […]

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28th Dec2018

eBuying Comics: Week 9

by Ian Wells

With the New Year fast approaching I thought I would pay a little homage to Wizard Magazine and look at what comics could be hot in 2019. This just for fun as I don’t have enough experience in studying the markets, but maybe at some point during next year I will check in with my […]

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19th Dec2018

Wolverine Wednesday #20

by Ian Wells

Dead Man Logan #1 Writer: Ed Brison | Artist: Mike Henderson | Colourist: Nolan Woodard | Letters: Cory Petit I know this is Wolverine Wednesday but Glob may be my new favourite character. I hope he is around for all twelve issues of this series. By having him involved he provides light relief to what […]

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07th Dec2018

eBuying Comics: Week 8

by Ian Wells

With Christmas on the horizon I wanted to take a look at my ‘Top 4 Holy Grail Comics’. The reason it is four and not five is because the fifth entry on my list is the holiest of holies for Wolverine fans. I believe I have enough content to get a blog post about it […]

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05th Dec2018

Wolverine Wednesday #19

by Ian Wells

It’s that time of the month again to go through all comics laced with more than a hint of adamantium. This month I will bring you up to speed on the previous two issues of Weapon X, X-23 #6 and then review the latest and LAST issue of Old Man Logan Weapon X #24-#25 Writers: […]

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29th Nov2018

eBuying Comics: Week 7

by Ian Wells

The 90′s are synonymous with two things in comics history. The birth of the superstar artist and the crash of the comic market. Are the two related? The polite answer is possibly. But there were many factors that contributed to the crash. Between 1993 and 1997 the comics industry hit an all time low, a […]

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07th Nov2018

Wolverine Wednesday #18

by Ian Wells

The Return Of Wolverine #2 Writer: Charles Soule | Artist: Declan Shalvey | Cover: Steve McNiven I have often criticised comics that ask more questions instead of giving answers as bad reads. However if there is a character that this story trope suits really well then it is Wolverine. It is especially effective in the […]

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01st Nov2018

eBuying Comics: Week 6

by Ian Wells

Season 3 of Daredevil is earning rave reviews on Netflix from fans and critics alike at the moment and rightfully so. I most confess at this time and I wear it with a badge of honour but I first became interested in Daredevil after watching and enjoying the 2003 movie with Ben Affleck as the […]

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25th Oct2018

eBuying Comics: Week 5

by Ian Wells

As this is my fifth post milestone I thought it would be a good time to do a glossary of words and phrases that I have already used and will be using more going forward when talking about buying and selling comics. The list of words and phrases will cover a variety of topics ranging […]

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