01st Mar2021

eBuying Comics: Week 52

by Ian Wells

This week I bring you an interview with Richard of RJC Pressing. For hardcore collectors grades and appearances of comics is everything. Nowadays before sending your prized issue of to get the slabbing treatment you can send them away to be cleaned and repaired. I have heard the pharse ‘pressing’ heard many a time on […]

04th Feb2021

eBuying Comics: Week 51

by Ian Wells

Comics may be more accessible than ever right now (as I state everyweek) with TPB’s being the biggest seller. As well as your LCS you can walk into places like Waterstones and HMV and be greeted with a healthy selection of the latest paperback collections. This change in the market has no doubt brought a […]

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27th Jan2021

eBuying Comics: Week 50

by Ian Wells

Are we in the new age of a second speculator boom? Immediately I would say yes. But there are a lot of caveats to go with that answer. It is not a heat of the moment answer. It is something I have believed has been coming for a number of years, possibly even longer than […]

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08th Jan2021

eBuying Comics: Week 49

by Ian Wells

This week I just want to do a round up of what 2021 has in store for eBuying Comics. But first before everyone gets carried away with looking forward I have one piece of looking back to do. So without delay lets jump into the last year and a half of character spotlights and see […]

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02nd Dec2020

eBuying Comics: Week 48

by Ian Wells

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Okay well only the first week of December but 2020 has been horrendous, so lets take the small victories. For a lot of people 2020 has been tough. Lockdowns, tier systems, furlough and social distancing. We have never experienced anything like this before. I hope in those […]

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08th Oct2020

eBuying Comics: Week 44

by Ian Wells

The West coast of America. Home once upon a time to a second team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The target is one of those heroes, having served on both rosters. A mere mortal amongst gods and soldiers, time and time again he has put it all on the line and came out to fight another […]

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09th Sep2020

eBuying Comics: Week 42

by Ian Wells

This month I am going for a complete change of pace. Whilst doing some spring cleaning I found an assortment of trading card sets I have never filed away into a binder. They are just in bundles with rubber bands around them. the sets in question are Sin City 1999, TMNT Animated series 1996, DC […]

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25th Feb2020

eBuying Comics: Week 37

by Ian Wells

Trade paperbacks and hardcover collections are no doubt the comics industries biggest commodity. For my favourtite characters I am still a floppies guy. If I ever want to try something new, or catch up on something I missed, TPBs are the way to go. They are so readily accesible nowadays whether it be from comic […]

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05th Feb2020

eBuying Comics: Week 36

by Ian Wells

This year the character with the longest name in comics, and one of the coolest alter egos in comics, turns thirty years old. I am of course talking about the time-travelling mutant bad-ass that is Nathan Christoper Charles Dayspring Summers aka Cable. Although he has also been known as Askani’son, Chosen One, Traveler and Soldier […]

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28th Jan2020

eBuying Comics: Week 35

by Ian Wells

This week I wanted to take a look at the wider world of collecting comics, looking at a very niche subject outside of just buying and selling comics online. So you buy and buy comics, at cons, local comic shops, markets and online. What do you do next?  Bag and board them, then what? Put […]

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10th Jan2020

eBuying Comics: Week 34

by Ian Wells

The year is 2020, the most futuristic sci-fi sounding of years. With the futuristic motive set up and with this being the first eBuying Comics of 202o I am a firm believer in looking forwards not backwards. Admittedly that does sound a little strange when talking about old comics, but in regards to the blog […]

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24th Dec2019

eBuying Comics: Week 33

by Ian Wells

This week I will be revisiting all the ‘Character Spotlights’ from the year and seeing which ones of any have gone up in value. Firstly I think it is best that I outline the process I go through in deciding on which character to put under the spotlight and then how I acquire my valuations. […]

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04th Dec2019

eBuying Comics: Week 32

by Ian Wells

As soon as you start reading/collecting comics you will soon learn one of the hottest topics is fantasy fights. We have all been in a conversation that starts with “Who would win in a fight…?” A lot of the time this world of fantasy pits hero against hero! We can trace our fascination with this […]

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27th Nov2019

eBuying Comics: Week 31

by Ian Wells

With the big day fast approaching we are all prepping like mad for Christmas. I thought I would take this opportunity to maybe try and help out with some Christmas gift ideas for the comic geek in your life. In the past I have been accused of being difficult to shop for as a comic […]

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01st Nov2019

eBuying Comics: Week 30

by Ian Wells

From their humble Silver Age beginnings, to comic culture behemoth, to Marvel’s first successful movie franchise. The X-Men have certainly had a roller coaster ride in their fifty six years existence. Starting out with a roster of five (Cyclops, Marvel Girl, Beast, Iceman and Angel) led by Charles Xavier the ranks of the X-Men increased […]

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25th Oct2019

eBuying Comics: Week 29

by Ian Wells

For a while now I have toyed with the idea of purposefully buying comics on eBay with the goal of reselling them for a profit. A lot of items have been selling or should I say listing and not selling since the inception of this blog have all been from my own collection. My listings […]

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04th Oct2019

eBuying Comics: Week 28

by Ian Wells

A great hero is only as good as their villains. The path a hero take is defined by multiple encounters with a collection of colourful foes. One of the greatest joys in reading comics is finding out who so and so will be fighting this month and how they will gain the upper hand? We […]

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27th Sep2019

eBuying Comics: Week 27

by Ian Wells

When I first got into comics I would only really see Green Arrow in DC group shots in adverts and stuff. My train of thought at the time was ‘Oh The Avengers have an archer so naturally so do the JLA.’ I  really got into the character a few years later when I picked up […]

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06th Sep2019

eBuying Comics: Week 26

by Ian Wells

Nothing hits the nostalgia sweet spot better than a good old issue of Marvels ‘What If?’ line. These stand alone alternate takes on Marvel comics continuity are fondly remembered by readers who were around at their start. We are currently in the age of fan service where yesterdays readers are todays writers who are ultimately […]

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30th Aug2019

eBuying Comics: Week 25

by Ian Wells

We all know the classics. Frank Miller’s Daredevil run, Chris Claremont’s epic run on Uncanny X-Men with John Byrne and Dave Cockrum among others. Bill Sienkiewicz taking over New Mutants and making the comics world sit up. What I am going to do this week is look at some legendary creators and their first Marvel […]

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26th Jul2019

eBuying Comics: Week 23

by Ian Wells

The sun is shining the MCU is trending wildly on Twitter, it can only mean one thing… San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend. This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the comic con behemoth. All of the news coming out of the convention center was positive and exciting. Whether it was Kevin Smith […]

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05th Jul2019

eBuying Comics: Week 22

by Ian Wells

This week I want to talk buying comic supplies and storage online… Do you know your Mylar bags from your top loaders? Are you using the right backing boards? Do you know the difference between a long box and a short box? Actually that last one is rather easy. There are as any different brands […]

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