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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28th Jun2019

eBuying Comics: Week 21

by Ian Wells

On the second weekend of June I attended the inaugral Milton Keynes Film and Comic Con. There is already a review of it up elsewhere on Nerdly, but now I am going to do another comic covention/eBay comparison, I hope it isn’t too hot on the heels of the previous one. In a nutshell it […]

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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 […]

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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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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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