07th Jun2019

eBuying Comics: Week 20

by Ian Wells

So a few weeks back I put out a call asking for readers tips for buying and seeling comics on eBay. I recevied a resounding no replies, so I have sought advice from everybodies favourite technical friend Google instead. This is going to be dissected the results I found from typing ‘Top 10 tips for […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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05th Oct2018

eBuying Comics: Week 4

by Ian Wells

I have been collecting comics for nearly twenty years now and I still can’t decide where I stand on ‘slab’ comics. A ‘slab’ comic is a comic that has been encased in thick plastic and given a numeric grade. The leading company in this field is Comics Guaranty (CGC). The numeric grading system introduced by […]

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27th Sep2018

eBuying Comics: Week 3

by Ian Wells

With Avengers: Infinity War now available on home entertainment world wide and its box office rampage finally coming to a halt I want to take a look at the variations in price for first appearance comics for some of the characters involved in the movie pre MCU and now. It goes without saying you superstar […]

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07th Sep2018

eBuying Comics: Week 2

by Ian Wells

After my success at selling New Mutants #98 my Dad happened to mention  it to some people at work. However he forgot the finer details of how New Mutants #98 is highly sought after, how popular Deadpool is and how £107 is a relative bargain when you consider condition for such an in demand comic. […]

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10th Aug2018

eBuying Comics: Week 1

by Ian Wells

Welcome to a new weekly column where I will chronicle the ups and downs of being a comic collector using eBay to buy and sell. Things didn’t get off the greatest of starts. When I went to list my first item for sale I got an ‘Access Denied’ message! I want to start by talking […]

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