Author: Lauren Sisselman

by Lauren Sisselman | March 31, 2022

Disney was at the height of its renaissance when The Lion King was released in 1994. This movie took on a life of its own, spawning sequels, tv shows, an award-winning Broadway musical, and more. To this day The Lion King is celebrated as one of Disney's...

by Lauren Sisselman | March 29, 2022

Street Fighter II Turbo for the Super Nintendo is arguably one of the best fighting games of all time. The game came out at the height of the 16-bit wars in 1993 but was initially released as an arcade game a...

by Lauren Sisselman | March 20, 2022

Godzilla has been a pop culture icon since his debut in 1954. Since then we've seen his large lizard face on countless items. A merchandise monster by nature, Godzilla has been the subject of both video games and other forms of media, including...

by Lauren Sisselman | March 17, 2022

Cartoons and comics - a great partnership. Some of these comics might be worth something in the collectors market today. Let's take a look at 5 cartoon-inspired comic books from our youth! One could argue that cartoons were at their peak in the late 1980s and early...

by Lauren Sisselman | March 10, 2022

Happy March 10th, or as we video game fans like to call it, Mar10 Day! Mario has been a pop culture icon since his introduction in 1981's Donkey Kong, and Nintendo is not showing any signs of retiring the popular galaxy saving plumber anytime soon. Mario and...

by Lauren Sisselman | February 26, 2022

Welcome back to CGC 101! Today we'll be talking about a rather hot topic -- restoration in comic books. Per CGC's website; Restoration is the act of adding foreign material to a comic book through certain techniques to return its appearance to an ideal or...

by Lauren Sisselman | February 23, 2022

Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game icon -- which many of us grew up with! There was something enchanting about playing the speedy little hedgehog around the different zones on a rainy summer afternoon. The Sega Genesis came into the video game scene with a bang,...

by Lauren Sisselman | February 15, 2022

Stranger Things took the world by storm when it made its debut on Netflix in 2016. Since then the sci-fi/horror show has seen countless merchandise, fan experiences at large conventions, and even a pinball machine! In 2019 Stern released their take on the upside-down with three unique...

by Lauren Sisselman | February 12, 2022

Welcome to this month's installment of  CGC 101! Each month we will be taking a closer look at the grading behemoth.  This month we'll be taking a closer look at that fun yellow label, the Signature Series! In 2001, CGC decided it was high...

by Lauren Sisselman | January 29, 2022

In 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64. This 64-bit cartridge-based console was an immediate hit and gave us games such as GoldenEye 007, Super Smash Brothers, and of course, Mario 64. The console was released when I was the tender age of 10, and I fell...