24th Aug2021

eBuying Comics: Week 63

by Ian Wells

I thought I would dedicate this space to taking a moment to reflect on eBuying Comics in 2021 and look towards the future. I always used to buy the summer edition of Wizard magazine as it was an entertaining indicator on how good/bad comics had been that and how much better/worse they were going to […]

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30th Jul2021

eBuying Comics: Week 61

by Ian Wells

Since making her debut in 2010 with her appearance in Iron Man 2, Black Widow has been a key ingredient of the MCU. I think would appeal to audiences about her was her being the human element, whilst at the same time being able to hold her own. Even though her story differed a lot […]

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15th Jul2021

eBuying Comics: Week 60

by Ian Wells

This week I will be taking an indepth look at two items I will soon be listing for sale. Both listings play into the topic of speculation, but in very different ways. I will look at what makes these comics desirable from a comics point of view and any movie tie-ins. Then I will break […]

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12th May2021

eBuying Comics: Week 57

by Ian Wells

Last weekend through a contact I made via an eBay purchase I was sent a PDF of the first edition of the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide from 1970. I felt it was my duty to put it under the microscope. In doing so I took some inspiration from Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg on […]

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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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05th Mar2020

eBuying Comics: Week 38

by Ian Wells

This week I will be starting an all new spotlight feature. Unlike before where I would pick issues based on one character I track their prices the new spotlight will be a focus on one creator. So perhaps I will call it Creators in Focus. I will pin point all the single issues and collected […]

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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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03rd Oct2019

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 300: Number One in Glove Size!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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12th Sep2019

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 297: Water to Wineacus!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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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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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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21st Mar2019

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 272: Brother Husbands

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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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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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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01st Nov2018

The History of Bad Ideas – Episode 252: Change the Water!

by Phil Wheat

Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumours of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life […]

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26th Apr2018

‘Amazing Spider-Man #800’ gets variant from Paolo Rivera

by Phil Wheat

It’s all been building to this – the biggest Peter Parker and Norman Osborn story of all time, and the first Marvel comic EVER to hit 800 issues! In celebration of the 800th issue of Amazing Spider-Man and the now historic run of Dan Slott, Marvel have revealed ANOTHER variant cover, this time from artist […]

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17th Apr2018

Marvel unveil Ron Frenz variant for ‘Amazing Spider-Man #800’

by Phil Wheat

It’s all been building to this – the biggest Peter Parker and Norman Osborn story of all time, and the first Marvel comic EVER to hit 800 issues! In celebration of the 800th issue of Amazing Spider-Man and the now historic run of Dan Slott, Marvel is excited to show a variant cover from industry […]

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11th Dec2017

Teaser trailer for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse’

by Phil Wheat

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, which is set for a cinema release on December 14th 2018. With a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse […]

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27th Jun2017

Catching Up with the Classics: ‘Amazing Fantasy #15’

by Dan Clark

Welcome to another addition of Catching Up With the Classics where I talk about a comic book series or story that I have failed to read up to this. This time I am taking a look at Amazing Fantasy #15. My Background: I have mentioned in this series how much the X-Men cartoon series impacted […]

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26th Jun2017

New IMAX poster for ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

by Phil Wheat

A collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony, Spider-Man: Homecoming takes the iconic webslinger back to his roots. We’ve already had a sneak preview of Tom Holland’s take on the classic character in Captain America: Civil War, an appearance that seemed to hit the right note between fun and heroic – much moreso than the previous […]

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24th May2017

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – 2 posters, 2 trailers

by Phil Wheat

A collaboration between Marvel Studios and Sony, Spider-Man: Homecoming takes the iconic webslinger back to his roots. We’ve already had a sneak preview of Tom Holland’s take on the classic character in Captain America: Civil War, an appearance that seemed to hit the right note between fun and heroic – much moreso than the previous […]

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