24th Jun2022

eBuying Comics: Week 78

by Ian Wells

This week I am taking a look at the steps one needs to take to become a fully-fledged comic book speculator. I want to stress this is purely a research piece, speculators have already killed the comic book marketplace once before and maybe they are dangerously close to doing it again? They are the scourge […]

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20th Jun2022

A Memoriam in Four Colours: Tim Sale

by Ian Wells

Last week we lost Tim Sale, at this time my condolences are with his family and friends… He has pulled his seat up to the great drawing board in the sky much too soon. On a personal level, the work of Tim Sale greatly influenced my early days of collecting comics. Firstly I remember in […]

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08th Jun2022

Wolverine Wednesday #53

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #21 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Adam Kubert | Colourist: Frank Martin | Letters: Cory Petit Wolverine continues to reject Deadpool’s over enthusiastic X-Force audition. But as the pair find themselves at loggerheads the net is closing in on them, from one side comes Danger and from the other a double/double cross. While I […]

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27th May2022

eBuying Comics: Week 77

by Ian Wells

This week we are going to take a look at the history of TMNT comics by looking in-depth at the supporting cast of allies and enemies. There will be a section of people reading this who would have been like me in the ’90s thinking these characters were only from toys and a cartoon. So […]

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10th May2022

A Memoriam In Four Colours: George Perez

by Ian Wells

“George’s vision and attention to detail were unparalleled and made devout readers into fans and fans into super fanatics.” – Jim Lee Just because we knew this day was eventually coming doesn’t make it any less sad. I can’t even begin to imagine what George Perez, his wife, family and friends have gone through these […]

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05th May2022

A Memoriam In Four Colours: Neal Adams

by Ian Wells

Legend. Pioneer. Innovator. Influencer. These are all admirable words to describe Neal Adams, but I think there is one that is all-encompassing of the man and the talent and that word is; Giant. In one of the first Wizard magazines I read they were doing a retrospective on his Batman work. The piece opened by […]

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04th May2022

Wolverine Wednesday #52

by Ian Wells

X Lives of Wolverine #5 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Joshua Cassara | Colourist: Frank Martin | Letters: Cory Petit The curtain comes down on X Lives with a very well crafted issue, that strikes a good balance between story and action. The narration excellently explains everything that has been going on how it has […]

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14th Apr2022

eBuying Comics: Week 76

by Ian Wells

Recently I relisted some unsold items, but this time I used the ‘item specifics.’ eBay claim this increases traffic to your listings and increases the chances of selling. Below you can see the before and after results. I have come to the conclusion that what they claim is simply not true, although admittedly it is […]

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06th Apr2022

Wolverine Wednesday #51

by Ian Wells

There is a lot to get through this week, that should bring me up to date on the events of X Lives/Deaths. I had a delay on X Deaths #5 so I thought it would be best to review to two final issues in the next instalment. That way I can compare and contrast them. […]

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24th Mar2022

eBuying Comics: Week 75

by Ian Wells

Welcome to the first Versus of 2022 and it is a big one to start! This year I wanted to go bigger than just pitting similar characters together. 2022 is also the 30th anniversary of the birth of Image Comic, so what better way to start than by having the Image 7 face off in […]

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09th Mar2022

eBuying Comics: Week 74

by Ian Wells

Recent Sales Success I had the recent fortune of some puzzle pieces all falling into place at the same time. It only resulted in me selling one comic but I think the turn of events involved was worth documenting. It all started the morning after the Superbowl. I had the day off as it was […]

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02nd Mar2022

Wolverine Wednesday #50

by Ian Wells

X Lives of Wolverine #1 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Joshua Cassara | Colourist: Frank Martin | Letters: Cory Petit I have been really looking forward to this series since it was first announced. Right away the cover by Adam Kubert hits all the nostalgia notes for long-time Wolverine fans. Since it was announced I […]

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22nd Feb2022

eBuying Comics: Week 73 – Lucky Target Comics Q&A

by Ian Wells

This week I have a brilliant Q and A with Sumyra of Lucky Target Comics. I discovered Lucky Target Comics last summer after seeing a Tweet from the writer of Alex Automatic, Fraser Campbell. He had scored an excellent collection of Daredevil issues from the site, a number of which I myself had on my […]

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04th Feb2022

eBuying Comics: Week 72

by Ian Wells

This past weekend I attended my first comic con since 2019. In fact it was my first visit to the London Comic Mart since 2017! The one thing I immediately noticed was my fingers were well out of practice at nimbly working my through the long boxes. The good news is that the event seemed […]

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26th Jan2022

Wolverine Wednesday #49

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #19 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artist: Javi Fernandez | Colourist: Matthew Wilson | Letters: Cory Petit I didn’t think it was possible to get a great standalone issue in modern comics, especially in the Krakoan Age of X-Men comics we are currently in. But I am always happy to be proven wrong! What I […]

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18th Jan2022

eBuying Comics: Week 71

by Ian Wells

A belated welcome to 2022 to everyone! I wanted to start by talking about some sales success I had just before Christmas. I sold a few of the X-Men comics, got a questionnaire back from one buy and even managed to sell some trading cards at last! I won’t let it go to my head […]

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22nd Dec2021

eBuying Comics: Week 70

by Ian Wells

With the doom and gloom all the uncertainty in the real world is bringing I thought I would try and lighten the mood. So this week I’m ditching the comics talk and diving into some toy and collectibles talk. Together we will take a trip to Christmas’s of yesteryear to look at some of my […]

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09th Dec2021

eBuying Comics: Week 69 – A Christmas Buying Guide!

by Ian Wells

With Christmas fast approaching I thought I would take in the role of the ever helpful happy elf and throw out some comic book gift ideas. It must be tough buying for us nerds, we can be a fussy bunch. I fortunately do not have any other nerds to buy for, I don’t envy the […]

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08th Dec2021

Wolverine Wednesday #48

by Ian Wells

Wolverine #17 – #18 Writer: Benjamin Percy | Artists: Lan Medina & Paco Diaz | Inker: Cam Smith | Colourists: Java Tartglia & Dijjo Lima | Letters: Cory Petit These two issues are a brilliant romp through the espionage flavour of the X-Men world that Benjamin Percy has been shaping in the pages of Wolverine […]

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26th Nov2021

eBuying Comics: Week 68

by Ian Wells

This week I will be revisiting the items from my X-Men sale that were first listed in Week 45. I am using an old Wizard Magazine this time around, as well as the grades and values on Zap Kapow Comics to come at the same issues with a fresh approach. Also this time round there […]

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11th Nov2021

eBuying Comics: Week 67

by Ian Wells

I want to open this week by reporting on the recent success of my Hero Initiative Auction on eBay. First off I want to thank the four buyers who made it possible to make a £20 donation and from a personal point of view they all left positive reviews to add to my growing seller […]

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28th Oct2021

eBuying Comics: Week 66

by Ian Wells

This week I bring you the battle to end all battles. The most talked about confrontation in all of comics mythology. Two behemoths are ready to collide. It is of course the force of DC Comics bravest and boldest vs Marvel Comics mightiest heroes. The Justice League vs The Avengers! Not only are the bragging […]

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