GIVEAWAY: Amazing SpiderMan #300 – Venom’s first appearance
If you've slung yourselves here after being caught in our web offering you the chance to own a comic book gem, well, marketing works. Raises all round. You might have seen our ads ...READ MORE +
Captain America #1 sells for over $3 million at auction: why we collect, and how much it grew in value over the years
(Source: Marvel) If we were to give this blog post a theme, or an attitude, it would simply be... 'told you so.' The recent sale of Captain America #1 is a testament to the power of ...READ MORE +
From The Batman to Black Panther 2, what comic book films are out in 2022?
Comic book adaptations have become much bigger, bolder and, let’s face it, better than what many fans had to put up with in the past. From low budget attempts, the comic book movie has become ...READ MORE +
Comic book characters who died… and stayed dead
The world of comic books follows different rules to ours. There are alien invasions. Time travel. Nobody ever seems to get stuck with train delays. Very unrealistic stuff. The fact this ‘rules don’t ...READ MORE +
10 times fans changed comic storylines: from fan votes to outcry
Fans had the power in their hands. There’s many terms used to describe comic book fans – some uncalled for (we’re not geeks, okay, we’re just very passionate about detail) and some deserved. To ...READ MORE +
Black Lives Matter – the importance of the black superhero and 10 of the best
Comic books are filled with powers; Wolverine’s power to heal himself, the Flash’s power to be run quicker than the speed of light and the Avengers with their power to beat even Avatar at the Box ...READ MORE +
Stan Lee: the man behind Marvel
We know you know your comics. Most of you can probably reel off the first appearance of Spider-Man like you were listing your address. Comic books have long held an important place in pop culture, ...READ MORE +
How do I protect my comic books?
We know that comic books can be valuable. Whether you’re planning to sell or you want to keep your collection pristine for future generations, you owe your comics a duty of care. Protect them like ...READ MORE +
What’s the most expensive comic book ever sold?
The first comic book, as we know them today, is thought to have been printed in 1933. Famous Funnies was released in the US in 1933 and was a reprinting of earlier newspaper humour comic strips. ...READ MORE +
Introducing… The first appearances of some of Marvel’s Mightiest Superheroes
Introducing… The first appearances of some of Marvel’s Mightiest Superheroes Debuting a new superhero was always an event for publishers – some took off instantly, some proved to be a bit of a ...READ MORE +
What makes a comic valuable?
With so many comic books, it can be hard to know where to start working out which ones are valuable. How do you go about understanding which ones are potentially a goldmine, and which ones are just ...READ MORE +
The Commerce of Comics.
There was a time not so long ago, people sat quietly in dark rooms, avoiding the rest of the world, reading comics. It was a sad time, when reading “wasn’t cool” and comics were the nerdiest way ...READ MORE +