Category: Key Issues

by Matt Tuck | July 24, 2018

We've all got our "holy grails" that we want to add to our collections. Depending on how high you aim (and your budget), they may remain simply a fantasy. Here's what's on my list of grails, and a quip about Jae Lee replacing Hitler's face with mine....

by Matt Tuck | July 22, 2018

Remember when collectors went crazy for Iron Fist? That seems like a distant memory after season one of the Netflix show pretty well killed the market. With season two on the horizon, will the pendulum swing in the right direction? Poor Iron Fist. It wasn't long...

by Norman Robinson | June 23, 2018

The Overstreet Guide is a fundamental guide to comic collecting. Any serious collector, investor, or speculator will affirm this is the go-to book. The 2017 Guide to Collecting by Overstreet published an article last year suggesting the birth of a new age of comics. The Copper Age...

by Blaise Tassone | June 21, 2018

This is the third post looking at the Marvel Bronze Age Sword and Sorcery comics that were based on Robert E. Howard’s Hyborean world. Kull, the king of Valusia, is the character I want to focus on in this installment. These comics were wonderful adaptations of...

by Blaise Tassone | June 20, 2018

Red Sonya of Rogatino was originally another Robert E. Howard creation. In her initial presentation she was more of a red-haired pirate woman than a barbarian. She first appears in the Howard story “Shadow of the Vulture” from 1934. This story is set in the 16th...

by Blaise Tassone | June 19, 2018

Having completed a deal this January that saw the rights for the title return to them from Dark Horse Comics, beginning in 2019, Marvel will once again publish comics featuring Conan the Barbarian. This will mark something of a homecoming for Conan. Robert E. Howard’s famous...

by Blaise Tassone | June 16, 2018

Am I the only one who wants a Ka-zar Marvel movie? I can’t be. This character would be perfect for the big screen. Look at what Marvel did with Ant-Man and the Guardians. I can definitely see a super-hero take on Tarzan being a big hit....

by Blaise Tassone | June 10, 2018

Part egomaniac, part tragic victim of his unbounded desire for advancing life, the mad scientist who becomes known as the High Evolutionary has a connection to many Marvel heroes and villains - both terrestrial and cosmic. Although the High Evolutionary may not be the most popular...

by Matt Tuck | June 10, 2018

With the wedding looming, comic collectors will be taking more interest in two prominent X-Men, Colossus and Shadowcat.  The impending marriage is double exposure for Colossus, who is a prominent character in the hit film, Deadpool 2. That is going to raise the stock for those key...

by Blaise Tassone | June 10, 2018

Last time I was looking at key issues from the Claremont-Byrne Uncanny X-Men run. My last post explored the important key issues in the Phoenix Saga. Not long after that story line ended, John Byrne left the X-Men title to launch Alpha Flight. However the X-Men,...