Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sale at Cockrum Estate - SilverAge and More

Uncanny Dave Cockrum Estate sale today.
25% off all $1 and $2 books.
Many new books just added.
Click here.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Dave Cockrum Estate Sale


Through this Sunday at midnight, Aardwolf Publishing is giving away signed copies of the rare STRANGER KADDISH trade paperback with every $60 purchase from the Dave Cockrum Estate. STRANGER KADDISH contains stories by Harlan Ellison, Peter David, Clifford Meth, Neil Gaiman and Mike Pascale (among others) with illustrations by DAVE COCKRUM, Paty Cockrum, Mike Pascale and others.

While you are here, consider purchasing something (no purchase is necessary to win the free comics): Proceeds from Dave Cockrum's Estate comics benefit various charities, including annual scholarships at the Joe Kubert School for Comic Art.  Thanks to Neal Adams, Bob Layton, Al Milgrom, Tom Palmer, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walt Simonson, Art Thibert, Roy Thomas, Bob Wiacek, Marv Wolfman and Mike Zeck who signed for us to benefit these scholarships. Also to our dear friends, the late Stan Lee, Joe Kubert, Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott, who generously supported these scholarships for many years and signed for us in years past.

THIS SHOULD ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS:
"How do I contact you?" Email Cliffmeth@aol.com 
"What's the minimum order?" $40 minimum order plus shipping/insurance.
"Where/when do you ship?" Anywhere in the U.S., typically on Fridays. If you're outside the U.S., email cliffmeth@aol.com to discuss.
"Shipping and insurance fees?" Add $10 for shipping for up to 8 comics or books, then $1/comic additional fees. The first $25 of insurance is on us; you must also add $3 per $50 to your order for additional (required) insurance after totaling your order.
"How do I place an order?" Total the # of books that you are buying and use PayPal. PayPal order must be sent as cash (not "for goods and services") to cliffmeth@aol.com. If you order improperly, we will refund the payment.

While you're here, please consider purchasing a Clifford Meth book (happy to sign or personalize) DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK if you are not delighted:

COMIC BOOK BABYLON by Clifford Meth (264 pages, trade paperback, with illustrations by Michael Netzer, introduction by Stan Lee) -- Behind the scenes? It doesn't get uglier or more honest. COMIC BOOK BABYLON gathers icons like ALAN MOORE, FRANK MILLER, JOE KUBERT, GENE COLAN, WALTER SIMONSON and NEAL ADAMS into a conversation where anything goes. HARLAN ELLISON calls it, "One helluva book. I read it twice." $26.95

COMIC BOOK BABYLON - Same as above but with SIGNED/NUMBERED bookplate (signed by Gene Colan and Clifford Meth) $34.95

Marvel Presents: The Invincible Gene Colan (Hardcover) edited by Clifford Meth
A stunning visual tribute and biography of one of the most brilliant, sublime and influential comic artists in the genre's history. Contains tons of Gene's beautiful eye-popping art. Just $23.95 (they get $80+ on Amazon!)

The Futurians Return (Dave Cockrum and others... final graphic novel) $18

god's 15 minutes (trade paperback) by Clifford Meth (242 pages) afterwords by Harlan Ellison and Robert Bloch, cover by Michael Kaluta - two dozen stories with illustrations by Dave Cockrum, Marie Severin, Gene Colan, Gray Morrow, Herb Trimpe, Joe Sinnott and others. $23.95

And now for the comics...

AARDWOLF #1 signed by Dave Cockrum, Paty Cockrum and Clifford Meth  - $12

(Dave Cockrum's_ FUTURIANS
#0 $4
#1 Dave Cockrum's personal file copy - $18
#2 Dave Cockrum's personal file copy - $15

ACTION COMICS (DC)
231 (1957) Fair or Fair/Good (cover detached, Dave Cockrum collection) $22
329 (1965) GD $4
588 VF/NM (Byrne/Giordano) $2

ADVENTURE COMICS (DC)
327 VG+ (1st Lone Wolf) $18
346 VG+ (1st Karate Kid) $45
356 VG+ $15
367 VF/NM or NM- (intro Shadow Lass) $95
435 FN+ or FN/VF (Aparo art) $15

THIS SITE IS FREQUENTLY UPDATED WITH NEW BOOKS... THUS, PRICES ARE SOMETIMES MISSING...

(ADVENTURE INTO) FEAR (Marvel)
11 FN+/VF- (Neal Adams) $12
21 VG/FN or FN- $7
25 FN- $8
31 FN/FN+ $6

ADULT COMICS (various publishers)
  • all gone... but more will be posted soon
ALL AMERICAN MEN OFV WAR (DC)
106 (1964, VG+, Joe Kubert art) $8

ALPHA FLIGHT (Marvel, 1983)
17 NM (Byrne) $2

AMAZING ADVENTURES (Marvel, 1970 series)
3 VG+ (spine roll) $4
6 VG+ signed by Neal Adams $40
6 VG/FN signed by Neal Adams $45
9 G/VG $3
13 VG/FN $20
14 VG+ $18
25 VF/NM $6
26 VG+ $1
29 FN+ (McGregor) $3
30 VG+ (McGregor) $1

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel)
253 NM (1st Rose) $12
278 NM- $4
283 NM-  TODAY $2
286 NM- $4
287 NM- SIGNED by Stan Lee $130
287 vs Daredevil (not signed) VF/NM  Today $5
288 NM (Black Cat, Daredevil, Falcon) $6
289 NM (1st Hobgoblin) TODAY $6
330 NM- (Punisher) $3
331 NM (Punisher) $3
345 NM $3
347 NM (Venom) TODAY $7
355 NM (Punisher, Moon Knight) $2
362 NM- $15
365 NM- (Venom, Carnage) $15
367 NM $1
371 NM $1
375 NM- $10
377 NM $1
379 NM- $1
395 NM $1
Annual #23 NM- $3
Annual #25 (Iron Man, Black Panther) NM- $3
Annual #26 NM- $3
Annual #27 Mint (polybagged) $3
Spider-Man House #1 of 5 (Direct edition) NM- $2

AMERICAN COMICS GROUP (ACG) various:
  • Adventures Into the Unknown 153 FN or FN/VF (1965) $10
  • Adventures Into the Unknown 158 FN/VF or VF- (1965) (Nemesis) $16
  • Adventures Into the Unknown 164 VF- (1966) (Nemesis) $20
  • Forbidden Worlds 126 FN/VF (1965) (Magicman) $20
  • Forbidden Worlds 133 FN/VF (1965) (Magicman) $15
  • Unknown Worlds 44 FN+ or FN/VF (1965) $18
AQUAMAN (DC, 1962)
59 VG/VG+ Aparo $2

AQUAMAN (DC, 1994)
1 NM (Peter David scripts begin) $4

various ARCHIE 
  • ARCHIE COMICS 143 GD+ (1964) $5
  • ARCHIE COMICS 154 GD+ (1965) $5
  • ARCHIE COMICS 172 VG/FN (1967) $7
  • ARCHIE COMICS 172 FN+ or FN/VF (1967) $10
  • ARCHIE COMICS 183 FN- (1968) $8
  • ARCHIE'S MADHOUSE 45 (1966) FN- $5
  • ARCHIE'S JOKE BOOK 106 (1966) VG+ $3
  • ARCHIE'S JOKE BOOK 111 (1967) VG/FN $3
  • ARCHIE'S PALS 'n' GALS 66 (1971, Sabrina cover) FN+ $10
  • ARCHIE as PUREHEART the POWERFUL #2 FN+ $20
  • LIFE WITH ARCHIE 24 (1963) VG+ or VG/FN- $14
  • LIFE WITH ARCHIE 40 (1965) FN+ $6
  • LIFE WITH ARCHIE 48 (1966) VG/FN $12
  • (Archie's Pal) JUGHEAD 134 (1966) FN-/FN $6
  • (Archie's Pal) JUGHEAD 138 (1966) FN+ or FN/VF $8
ASTONISHING TALES (Marvel)
9 FN $5

ATLAS COMICS (various titles):
  • Destructor #1 FN/FN+ (Ditko/Wood) $10
  • Ironjaw #4 (origin) VG/FN or FN- $4
ATOM (DC, 1962 series)
21 VG+ $12
24 FN/VF $26
33 FN+ or FN/VF $16
36 VG+ or VF/FN $14
38 VG- $5
Special #1 (1993) NM $3

AVENGERS (Marvel)
21 FN- $30
22 FN $32
23 FN/VF $45
25 FN+ (Dr. Doom) $75
26 VG/VG+ $18
26 FN-/FN $26
29 FN $28
30 FN- $26
31 VG+ $18
32 Fair/Good or G- $3
35 GD/VG $12
38 GD- (1st Hercules full cover) $10
61 VG signed by Roy Thomas $38
61 VG/FN $15
61 FN- $16
66 GD/VG $10
66 VG+ $20
66 FN $26
69 VF+ (1st Hyperion, Nighthawk, Dr. Spectrum) $85
75 FN or FN+ (sm. writing on cvr) $18
76 FN $16
80 FN (1st Redwolf) $28
80 G+ (1st Redwolf) Signed by Tom Palmer $38
84 GD+ $5
84 VG $10
87 VG/FN (origin of the Black Panther) $30
88 VG+ (Harlen Ellison script) $16
89 FN/VF (beginning of Kree/Skrull War) $36
97 VG/VG+ signed by Tom Palmer $38
97 FN $25
101 FN- (Harlan Ellison script) $12
105 VG $5
109 VG/FN $10
115 FN/VF $16
115 VF/NM $32
116 VG- $5
117 VG/FN $14
121 FN/VF $15
123 FN- (Mantis origin, missing Marvel stamp) $10
124 VF $20
127 FN+ $18
128 VG+ $8
128 FN- $10
129 FN- (missing Marvel stamp) $10
131 FN/VF $12
132 FN/VF $12
135 FN/VF (origin of Vision) $20
137 FN+ $12
137 FN/VF $20
140 VG+ $6
143 VG+ $5
143 VG/FN $6
146 FN/FN+ $6
148 VG/FN $5
154 VG+ $5
156 VF (Dr. Doom) $12
157 VF- $9
159 VF- $9
160 VG/FN Signed by Joe Sinnott $35
160 NM- $15
161 FN (Ultron) Dave Cockrum collection $12
178 FN/VF $4
181 NM (1st Scott Lang, Ant-Man) $125
182 FN/VF $6
185 FN+ $5
186 VG/FN $5
187 VF/NM (Byrne) $7
189 VG-/VG $2
190 NM- $6
191 FN+ $5
192 VF+/NM $12
193 G/VG $1
197 FN/VF $3
200 FN/VF  $10
200 VF+/NM-  $14
237 NM (Milgrom) $3
276 VF $4
277 NM- $4
329 NM $2
349 NM $2
355 NM $2
356 NM $2
359 NM $2
363 NM $4
365 NM $2
368 NM $2
372 Mint $2
373 NM- $2
386 NM $1
King-Size Annual (Special) #1 (1967) VF  (Dave Cockrum collection) $95
King-Size Annual (Special) #10 (1st Rogue) VF/NM (Milgrom) $60

AVENGERS Terminatrix Objective (Marvel)
4 Mint $1

Avengers West Coast (Marvel)
57 NM $2

BATMAN (DC)
184 FN/VF- $50
344 NM $10
384  NM- $3
385  NM- $3
386 (1st Black Mask) NM- $80
387 (intro to Black Mask cont.) NM- $15
404 VF/NM (1st Frank Miller) $30
404 NM- (1st Frank Miller) $35
414 NM (Starlin, Aparo) $6
420 NM- $8
427 "A Death in the Family" NM $20
428 "A Death in the Family" NM $45
429 (Death in the Family) VF/NM $15
432  NM- $2
433 NM- $2
434  NM- $2
436 NM- $2
437 NM- $2
438  NM- $2
439 NM- $2
445 NM $2
453 NM $2
454 NM $2
465 NM $1
498 (Bane, Catwoman) NM $2

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (DC) - Frank Miller
Book Two (1st print) NM $45
Book Three (1st print) NM $35
Book Four (1st print) VF $25

BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KINIGHT (DC)
1 NM - Today $3
27 NM $1
31 NM $1

Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (graphic novel) NM $5

Batman Odyssey (DC)
1 NM SIGNED by Neal Adams $35

BATMAN: Run, Riddler, Run (graphic novel) NM $5

Archie's Girls BETTY and VERONICA (Archie)
103 (1964) FN+ $8
131 (1966) FN- $6
135 (1967) FN+ or FN/VF $7

BEWARE THE CREEPER (DC)
5 VG+ Ditko $7

BLACK CANARY (DC, 1991)
1 NM $2

Blackhawk (Quality Comics and later DC):
80 VG $58
81 FN- $72
83 FN $75
84 FN $75
85 VG/FN $60
86 FN+ $85
87 VG+ $42
88 VG++ or VG/FN $42
89 FN- $55
90 VG+ $42
91 VG+ $42
93 VF- (origin in text) $125
94 VG+ $42
97 FN+ $65
99 FN/VF $95
101 VG/FN $50
102 FN/VF or VF- $95
103 FN+ $65
104 VG/VG+ $40
105 VG/VG+ $40
106 FN+ $62
107 FN-/FN $58
108 (1st DC issue) FN+ $115
118 (Frazetta) FN/VF $75
120 G/VG- $12
123 FN/FN+ $32
124 VG+ $22
128 VG++ or VG/FN $28
129 VG+ or VG/FN- $24
129 FN/VF $52
130 FN++ $32
131 FN/VF $44
132 FN/VF- $42
133 VG+ (1st Lady Blackhawk) $220
134 VG/VG+ $18
135 FN+/VF- $44
136 VG/VG+ $18
138 VG/FN $25
139 FN+/VF- $45
140 VF- $58
141 FN+ $26
142 VG+ $16
143 G/VG $10
145 FN $24
146 VG- $12
147 VG/FN or FN- (spine roll) $18
148 FN/VF $38
149 VG $15
152 VG+ $16
153 VG $15
154 FN+ $28
155 VG+ $18
158 FN- $22
159 VG+ (one staple missing) $16
162 VG/FN $20
170 FN+ $20
177 VF $35
178 FN $18
179 FN/VF $28
182 VG/FN or FN- $12
183 VF/VF+ $30
184 NM- $72
185 NM- $72
186 VF/NM $50
187 VF+ $35
188 FN+ $22
189 VF+ $34
190 VF- $28
192 VF $26
193 FN+ $14
194 FN-/FN $10
199 VG+ or VG/FN $6
201 VG+ or VG/FN $7
202 VG+ $7
203 FN/VF (origin Chop Chop) $18
204 VF/NM $32
205 FN+ $12
206 VG+ $6
207 FN- $8
208 VG- (small writing on cvr) $3
208 VG or VG+ $5
209 VG- $5
211 FN++ $11
212 FN/VF $12
213 FN/FN+ $9
214 VG/VG+ $6
215 VG+ or VG/FN $5
215 FN+ $11
216 FN+ $11
217 FN $9
218 FN/VF $13
222 FN/FN+ $9
223 VG+ $7
224 FN/VF $13
225 FN/VF $13
226 VG/FN $8
227 FN+ $11
228 VF- (Justice League) $25
230 VG+ $6
231 FN+/VF $13
232 FN+ $10
233 FN+ $10
234 FN+ $10
235 VG/FN $7
237 G/VG- $2
237 VF- $15
238 VG+ $6
239 FN+ $11
240 NM $35
241 NM- $30
242 VF+ $18
243 VF/NM $25

BLACK GOLIATH (Marvel)
all gone...

BLACK PANTHER (4-pt ltd series, Marvel, 1988)
1 Mint $8

BLACK PANTHER: PANTHER'S PREY (Marvel)
1 Mint $6

Bob Marley: Tale of the Tuff Gong (graphic novel) Gene Colan's file copy -
  signed by Gene Colan NM $22

BRAVE and the BOLD (DC)
51 VG/VG+ $36
54 VG++ or VG/FN- (1st Teen Titans) $180
70 FN- $15
75 VG (Neal Adams) $8
85 VG+ (Neal Adams) $25
104 (Aparo) VG+ or VG/FN $5
109 (Aparo) VG+ $6
110 VF (Aparo, Wildcat) $15
110 FN- (Aparo, Wildcat) $10
164 FN+ (Aparo art) $2
173 VG/FN (Aparo) $2
194 FN-/FN (Batman/Flash) (Aparo/Infantino) $2
199 NM- $2

CABLE (Marvel)
1 NM $6
4 NM

CAGE (Marvel)
1 NM $2

CAPTAIN AMERICA (Marvel series, started 1968)
102 FN/VF SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $80
105 VF- $40
107 VF (Red Skull, Hitler cover) $60
115 VF- $32
126 FN SIGNED by Gene Colan $55
140 VG+/FN- $7
144 VF or VF+ $13
148 VG+ or VG/FN- $6
153 GD reading copy $1
159 VG $2
161 VG+ $2
182 FN- $4
196 VF/NM Kirby $8
200 FN/FN+ $6
202 FN+ Kirby $5
206 NM- Kirby $12
210 NM- Kirby $12
213 NM- Kirby $12
215 NM- (Tuska art) $4
222 NM- Gerber/Buscema $8
228 FN/VF $2
246 FN+ $2
261 NM - SIGNED by Mike Zeck $30
316 VF/NM $2
321 FN/NM - SIGNED by Mike Zeck $25
327 FN+ $3
327 FN/VF $2
365 NM $1
375 NM $1
374 NM $1
377 NM $1
384 NM- $1
388 NM- $1
393 NM $1
400 NM $6
407 NM $1
601 Gene Colan's file copy - SIGNED by Gene Colan $30 
601 B/W Variant - Gene Colan's file copy - SIGNED by Gene Colan $30
Annual #12 (1993) Mint (polybagged with card) $3

CAPTAIN AMERICA (Mexican series)
39 VG+ or VG/FN  Gene Colan's file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan $45

CAPTAIN ATOM (DC, 1987)
1 NM $4

CAPTAIN MARVEL (1st Marvel series, 1968)
5 VG/FN or FN- $18
6 FN- $12
7 VF-/VF $28
8 VF $28
9 VF- $28
10 VG/FN $12
10 VF+ $35
10 FN- signed by Gene Colan $50
11 FN+ $15
11 FN/VF or VF- $25
12 VG/FN $9
12 VF $18
13 VF-/VF $18
13 VF/NM $30
14 VF/VF+ (vs. Iron Man) $35
17 VF- (1st New Capt. Marvel) $75

CAPTAIN MARVEL JR. (FAWCETT)
all gone...

Captain Savage (Marvel)
1 VG/FN (Syd Shores) $18

CAPT. STORM (DC, 1964)
5 FN/VF $28
9 FN+/VF $28
13 FN-/FN (Joe Kubert) $20

CATWOMAN (DC, 1993)
1 NM/M $3

DC CHALLENGE (DC, 1985)
#1 NM (Colan art) $3

Challengers of the Unknown  (DC)
83 FN (Buckler)

CHARLTON various comics (Charlton)
  • Black Fury #57 (1966, final issue) VG+ or VG/FN $6
  • Fantastic Giants Vol 2 #24 (1966, Steve Ditko) FN/VF $30
  • Fighting' Army 91 VG+ $3
  • Fighting' Navy #108 FN+ (1963, Dick Giordano) $8
  • House of Yang #1 FN+ $7
  • Summer Fun #54 (1966, features Atomic Mouse) VG+ $5
  • War and Attack #1 (1964, Wally Wood) FN+ $14
  • US Air Force Comics #28 VG $5
THE CHAMPIONS (Marvel 1978) 
2 VG-/VG $8
2 FN+ $8
3 FN- $3
5 FN-/FN $4
6 G/VG $1
7 FN+ (Cockrum cover) $9
8 FN+ or FN/VF $6
9 VG/FN $4
12 FN $4
13 FN+ $5
15 FN/VF $10

(CLAWS OF) THE CAT (Marvel)
2 VG+ $5
3 FN (Bill Everett) $8
4 FN- (Romita/Starlin) $8

CLASSIC X-MEN (Marvel)
1 SIGNED by Dave Cockrum $35

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED
  • 5  Moby Dick (July 1965) VG/FN Dave Cockrum collection - $5
  • 25 Two Years Before the Mast (1969) FN+ $5
  • 26 Frankenstein (Dec. 1945, second print?) VG/FN- (sm. writing on cvr) Dave Cockrum collection - accepting offers
  • 54 The Man in the Iron Mask (1969) FN+ $3
  • 64 Treasure Island (Oct. 1949) FN $49
  • 82 The Master of Ballantrae (1951) FN/FN+ $35
  • 88 Men of Iron (1951) FN $30
  • 98 Red Badge of Courage (Aug. 1952) FN+ $30
  • 99 Hamlet (Sept. 1952) VG/FN $22
  • 149 Off On a Comet by Jules Verne (1968) VG/FN Dave Cockrum collection $5
  • 151 Won by the Sword (1959, first print) G+ (cvr detached) Dave Cockrum collection $5
CLAW THE UNCONQUERED (DC, 1975)
#1VF- $7

CLIVE BARKER'S HARROWERS (Marvel)
1 NM - Gene Colan's file copy $3

CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Marvel)
15 FN+ $14
19 VF/NM $50
31 NM (Buscema) $15
36 FN+ $5
37 FN SIGNED by Neal Adams $40

CRIMSON AVENGER (DC, 1988)
1 NM $3

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (DC, 1985)
1 VG+ $8
1 VF+ SIGNED by Marv Wolfman $45
1 FN/VF (not signed) $20
1 NM- (not signed) $30

DAREDEVIL (1st Marvel series)
93 VG- (spine roll) Colan art $4
133 VF (Jim Mooney art) $8
140 VF/FN (Dave Cockrum cover) file copy $10
152 FN+ (Infantino) $6
162 FN+ or FN/VF (Ditko art) $8
186 FN (Frank Miller) $5
186 VF/NM (Frank Miller) $5
221 VF/NM $2
223 VF- (Mazzucchelli) $2
226 NM (Frank Miller) $4
230 FN+ (Frank Miller) $3
232 VF+ (Frank Miller) $3
233 NM- (Frank Miller) $5
236 VF- $3
238 VG/FN (vs. Sabretooth) $1
238 NM (vs. Sabretooth) $4
295 NM (Ghost Rider x-over, Lee Weeks art) $2
363 NM- Gene Colan's file copy - SIGNED by Gene Colan $35
# -1 (Flashback) VF- Gene Colan's file copy - SIGNED by Gene Colan $35

Daredevil The Man Without Fear (Marvel)
#1 NM (F. Miller) $6

DARKHAWK (Marvel)
9 NM (Punisher) $1

DARKSTARS (DC, 1992)
#1 NM $4

DEATHLOK (Marvel, 1991)
#1 NM $2

DEATHLOK SPECIAL (Marvel)
1 - NM $3

DEATHLOK (Marvel)
Book Three (of Four) Graphic Novel - NM $2

DEFENDERS (Marvel)
3 VF- $28
4 (1st Valkrie) VF- $58
5 VF+ $30
6 VF-/VF $18
6 VF/NM $30
7 FN+ or FN/VF $10
8 FN/VF $16
11 FN+ $12
11 FN- $10
15 FN-/FN $8
15 VF- (Buscema) $12
17 VG+ or VG/FN $6
18 VG+ or VG/FN Buscema $5
18 FN/VF Buscema $6
18 VF- Buscema $7
21 VF- $4
22 G/VG $1
22 FN+ $4
28 FN/VF (1st Starhawk, Guardians of the Galaxy) $45
King-Size Annual #1 FN- (Gerber Buscema) $10

DELL (various)
  • Bugs Bunny #65 (1959) VG $8
  • The Cisco Kid #4 (1951) G/VG $10
  • Dell Giant #1 - Marge's LULU and TUBBY in ALASKA (1959) VG+ $12
  • Flying Saucers Comics (1967) FN+ $3
  • Ghost Stories #14 G (Frank Springer cover) $3
  • Ghost Stories #17 FN+ $3
  • I Dream off Jeannie #1 (1966) FN $30
  • Kona #2 (1962) G/VG $5
  • Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics #160 (1955) VG+ $5
  • Pogo #10 (1952) G/VG $20
  • Pogo #13 (1953) VG+ $20
  • The Valley of Gwangi (1969) VG/FN $3
  • The Valley of Gwangi (1969) VF- $3
  • Tom and Jerry #144 VG $3
  • Walt Disney's Comics Vol 12 #8 (1952) aka #140 Gd+ (2nd Barks Uncle Scrooge cover) $25
  • Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge #31 (1960) FN $10
DELL FOUR COLOR
  • #222 Walter Lantz NEW FUNNIES (1955) FN $10
  • #255 Zane Grey's The Ranger (1949) FN+ $15
  • #408 Walt Disney's Donald Duck (1952) (Barks) VG-/VG $75
  • #713 The Animal World (1956) VG+ $5
  • #866 Walt Disney's Mars and Beyond (1957) G+ or G/VG $5
  • #1150 Huckleberry Hound (1959) VG+ $22
  • #1157 Master of the World (1961) FN+ or FN/VF $25
  • #1188 Atlantis, The Lost Continent (1961) FN-/FN $25
  • #1234 The Phantom Planet (1961) VG+ $5
  • #1243 Ellery Queen (1962) VG+ or VG/FN $15
DEMON (DC, 1972)
4 VF+ or VF/NM (Kirby) $38

DEMON (DC, 1990)
1 NM $3

DETECTIVE (DC)
486 (O'Neil) VF $9
578 (McFarlane) VF+ $2
578 (McFarlane) NM $28
598 (80-page Giant) FN/VF (Giordano) $5
653 (Nolan) (Huntress) NM $2

DOC SAVAGE (Marvel)
5 VG+ (Dave Cockrum collection) $2

DOCTOR STRANGE (Marvel, 1968)
all gone...

DOCTOR STRANGE (Marvel, 1974)
2 (Defenders cover by Brunner) FN/VF or VF- $30

DOOM PATROL (DC)
122 VG $2
123 FN/VF $6

ELFQUST (Marvel)
#1 NM $2

ELEKTRA Assassin (Marvel, 1986)
#1 of 8 NM- Signed by Bill Sienkiewicz $30. ON HOLD FOR CHRISTIAN O
#1 of 8 NM (not signed) $10
#2 of 8 NM  (Frank Miller / Bill Sienkiewicz)
#3 of 8 NM  (Frank Miller / Bill Sienkiewicz)
#4 of 8 NM  (Frank Miller / Bill Sienkiewicz)
#5 of 8 NM  (Frank Miller / Bill Sienkiewicz)
#6 of 8 NM  (Frank Miller / Bill Sienkiewicz)

ETERNALS (Marvel)
1 VF/NM $70

EXCALIBUR (Marvel, 1993)
Special Edition (no number) (1st Excalibur comic, $3.25 cover) NM $8
1 NM $4

FANTASTIC FOUR  (Marvel)
King-Size Special #5 FN- $32
31 VG+ (early Avengers x-over) $55
40 FN+ (Doom, Daredevil) $68
41 VG+ or VG/FN $28
42 FN-/FN $38
59 FN+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $70
79 G/VG SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $48
94 VF- SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $80
98 G/VG SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $42
111 VG+ (writing on cover) (Buscema) $8
113 VG+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $40
143 FN- $6
152 FN $8
172 FN+ (Perez/Sinnott) $5
174 FN/VF (Buscema/Sinnott) $5
175 FN+ (Buscema) $4
176 FN Perez/Sinnott $3
177 VG+ (Pereze/Sinnott) $3
178 NM- (Perez) $18
179 FR/GD or GD- $1
180 FN- (Kirby Sinnott) $5
180 VF+ (Kirby Sinnott) $8
181 FN- (Kirby Sinnott) $3
181 FN/VF (Kirby Sinnott) $6
182 VG+ (Buscema/Sinnott) $3
183 VF/NM $5
184 VG+ (Perez/Sinnott) $3
185 FN (Perez) $5
186 VF- (Pereze/Sinnott) $7
187 FN- (Cockrum, Perez) $4
191 VF/NM (Perez/Sinnott) $5
193 FN/VF $3
196 VF/NM or NM- (Perez) $10
201 VF/NM Sinnott $8
207 NM- (Torch vs Spider-Man) (Buscema/Sinnott) $5
211 VG/FN (1st Terax) SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $35
215 VF Byrne/Sinnott $5
216 FN+ Byrne $5
219 VF Sienkiewicz $4
219 NM- Sienkiewicz $6
220 NM $6
245 NM- (Byrne) $5
246 NM- (Byrne) $5
247 VF+ (Byrne) Doom $5
248 NM- (Byrne) $5
252 NM- (Byrne) $5
254 NM- (Byrne) $5
261 NM- (Byrne) $5
262 NM- (Byrne) $5
263 NM- (Byrne) $5
266 NM- (Byrne) $5
267 NM- (Byrne) $5
269 NM- (Byrne) $5
270 NM- (Byrne) $5
271 NM- (Byrne) $5
272 VF/NM (Byrne) $4
274 NM- (Byrne) $5
277 NM- (Byrne) $5
278 NM- (Byrne) $5
279 FN/NM (Byrne) $4
280 FN+/VF or VF- (Byrne) $3
281 NM- (Byrne) $5
282 NM- (Byrne) $5
287 NM- (Byrne) $5
289 VG+ (Byrne) $2
349 NM (Adams) $4
371 NM $1
374 NM $1
380 NM $1

1st ISSUE SPECIAL (DC)
7 FN+ (the Creeper, Ditko art)

FLASH (DC, 1959 series)
163 VG+ $15
163 VG/FN $18
167 VG/FN $18
169 (Giant) GD/VG $10
176 VG $10
179 VG $10
180 VG $10
181 GD+ $5
182 G $3
182 VG $8
183 VG/FN $18
184 VG+ $10
188 VG $8
191 G $2
200 VG+/FN or FN- $12
219 VG/FN or FN- SIGNED by Neal Adams $28

FLASH (DC, 1987 series)
50 NM $1

Flash Gordon (King Comics, 1968)
1 (Dave Cockrum collection) (complimentary issue, Al Williamson) VG/FN $20
4 (Dave Cockrum collection) (Al Williamson art) VG/FN $8
5 (Dave Cockrum collection) (Al Williamson art) VG/FN $8

Forever People  (DC)
all gone...

GHOST RIDER (1st series, Marvel, 1973)
13 VF+/NM- $16

GHOST RIDER (2nd series, Marvel, 1990)
1 NM $25
2 NM $2
5 NM (vs. Punisher, Jim Lee art) $3
6 NM (vs. Punisher, Jim Lee art) $3
12 NM- (Dr. Strange) $2
15 NM (glow in the dark) Today $3
23 NM $2
28 Mint/pollybagged $2
29 Mint - Adam and Joe Kubert $2

GIANT-SIZE
Giant-Size Avengers
4 VG/FN (Vision marries Scarlet Witch) $18
5 FN/FN+ $10
Giant-Size Dracula #4 VF (Ditko) $20

GOLD KEY (various titles):
  • Doc Savage #1 (1966) FN- (Bama cover) $32
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #20 VG/VG+- (Russ Manning) $10
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #27 VG/FN- $7
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #34 VG+/FN- $7
  • Turok Son of Stone #40 (1964) VG $12
  • Turok Son of Stone #63 (1968) VG/FN $10
  • The Twilight Zone #18 (1966) FN+ $12
  • The Twilight Zone #20 (1967) FN-/FN $10
  • The Twilight Zone #21 (1967, Crandall art) VG-/VG $5
  • Uncle Scrooge #15 (1956) G+ or G/VG $20
  • Uncle Scrooge Vol 23 #5 (1963) G/VG re-stapled $5
  • Uncle Scrooge #71 (1967) (the last Barks issue) FN+ $35
GOTHAM NIGHTS (DC)
1 NM $2

GREEN ARROW DC)
Book 1 NM $12

GREEN ARROW: LONGBOW HUNTERS (DC)
Book 1 NM $12
Book 3 VF/NM $5

GREEN LANTERN (DC, 1960 series)
16 GD+ (1st Silver Age Star Saphire, no back cover) $35

GREEN LANTERN (DC, 1990 series)
1 NM $3

GREEN LANTERN, EMERALD DAWN (DC, 1991 series)
3 NM $1

GROO the Wanderer  (Marvel)
1 FN/VF- $10

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Marvel, 1990)
Graphic novel by Jim Valentino MINT (lists for $34.99) $18
Annual #1 NM $2
#1 NM $32
14 NM $1
25 NM
26 NM (origin) $3

Harvey Comics (various):
  • Blondie and Dagwood Family (Giant-Size) #2 (1964) VG+ $5
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost #23 (1954) G/VG $6
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost #78 FN+ or FN/VF $3
  • (Chic Young's) Dagwood #55 (1955) FR/GD $2
  • (Chic Young's) Dagwood #122 (Giant-Size) (1961) VG/VG+ $3
  • Hot Stuff #21(1960) Gd, cvr separated $2
  • Little Dot #115 (1967) VG/FN or FN- $2
  • Little Max #32 VG (1954) $3
  • Mutt and Jeff #141 VG+/FN- (1964) $3
  • Richie Rich #22 FN- (1964) $4
  • Sad Sack #95 VG (1959) $2
HAWKMAN (DC, 1994)
#0  NM signed by Bill-Mesner Loebs $7

(Luke Cage) Hero for Hire (Marvel, 1972)
4 FN (1st Mace) $12
17 (becomes Power Man) VF $40

HEROES FOR HIRE - FEAR ITSELF (Marvel)
10 NM signed by Bob Almond $3
11 NM signed by Bob Almond $3

HOUSE OF MYSTERY
202 (52 pages) FN/VF (Kaluta) $25

House of Secrets  (DC)
76 FN+ $15
120 FN+ or FN/VF $15

Howard the Duck HULK (Marvel)
all gone...

IMAGE COMICS
  • Brigade #1 (Liefeld) NM $2
  • The Maxx #10 NM signed by Bill Mesner-Loebs $5
INCREDIBLE HULK (Marvel)
4 (overall VG+, front cvr tear 2", back cvr missing sm. piece; hi-gloss cvr) $400
108 VF- (Nick Fury) $40
109 VF+ or VF/NM $45
175 FN+ (Inhumans) $12
202 VF+ $5
205 FN+ (Buscema) $2
213 VF/NM Buscema/Tom Palmer $5
216 VF $5
220 VF Buscema $5
291 VF $5
223 NM $5
225 NM- $5
226 FN/VF Buscema/Sinnott $4
230 FN+ $3
231 VF+ $3
237 NM (Milgrom) $4
239 NM- (Milgrom) $4
240 NM- (Milgrom) $4
241 VF/NM (Milgrom) $4
243 NM- $5
319 VF/NM $3
330 NM- (early McFarlane) $25
331 NM (McFarlane) today > $12
333 VF McFarlane $3
377 NM $2
389 NM $2
391 NM $2
394 NM $2
397 NM $1
398 NM $1
400 NM $3
404 NM $1

INFINITY WAR (Marvel, 1992)
1 NM (Starlin) $7
4 NM

INFINITY WATCH (Marvel)
Vol 1 graphic novel Mint (listed for $39.99 when released) $25

INFINITY WAR Aftermath (Marvel)
Graphic novel, Mint, SIGNED by Raney (listed for $39.99 when released) this week $20

INHUMANS (Marvel, 1975 series)
2 VG+ (George Perez) $6
6 FN/VF $6
8 FN+ $5
9 FN+ $5
10 FN+ $5

INVADERS (Marvel, 1975)
1 VG/FN $20
2 FN+ $8
King-Size Annual #1 VG+ $2

IRON FIST (Marvel)
2 FN- $12
6 GD $1

IRON MAN (Marvel)
5 VF/VF+ $50
16 VF/NM $52
19 VF+ $32
20 VF/VF+ $30
21 VF-/VF $22
115 NM- $8
212 NM- $2
290 VF SIGNED by Stan Lee and Gene Colan $165

JEMM Son of Saturn (DC) 
2 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy  $5
3 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy  $5
4 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy  $5
5 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy  $4
6 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy - signed by Bob McLeod $12
7 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy - $4
8 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy - signed by Bob McLeod $12
9 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy - signed by Bob McLeod $12
10 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy - signed by Bob McLeod $12
11 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy - signed by Bob McLeod $12

JOSIE (Archie)
17 (1965) FN or FN+ $10

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (Marvel)
109 VG-/VG taped; Thor vs. Magneto $85
119 FN+ (1st Hogun, Fandral, Volstag) $85
120 VG/FN $32
120 FN/VF $68
123 VG+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $60
124 FN/VF (Thor vs. Hercules) $75
King-Size Annual #1 (1965, 1st appearance of Hercules) VG/VG+ $85

JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (Marvel 2nd series)
4 FN- SIGNED by Gene Colan $20

JUNGLE ACTION (Marvel)
6 VG+ or better $68

JURASSIC PARK (Topps)
1 NM- Dave Cockrum's file copy (Cockrum cover) $2
2 NM Dave Cockrum's file copy (Cockrum cover) $1

JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA (DC, 1960-)
64 FN/VF (origin and 1st SilverAge appearance of Red Tornado) $60

KAMANDI: THE LAST BOY ON EARTH (DC)
3 FN+ $12

KAZAR(Marvel)
1 FN+ $15

Legion of Super-Heroes  (DC, 1973)
1 VG/FN $6
3 VF $8

LAUGH (Archie)
176 (1965) FN- $6
177 (1965) FN- $6
188 (1966) FN/VF  $6

LEGENDS (DC, 1986)
1 NM (Byrne) $12

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (DC, 1984)
1 NM/M $5

LOBO (DC, 1984)
7 NM signed by Val Siemieks $10

POWER MAN (formerly HERO FOR HIRE) (Marvel, 1st series)
17 (1st issue) VF+ $50

MACHINE MAN (Marvel, 1978 series)
1 VF/NM (Kirby) $35
1 FN/FN+ $25

MAGNETO (Marvel)
#0 NM $2

MAN-THING (1st series, Marvel, 1974)
all gone...

MAN-THING (2nd series, Marvel)
1 NM- $3
21 NM (Spider-Man) $2

MARVELS (MARVEL)
#1 (Ross, Busiank) mint $8

MARVEL COLLECTOR'S ITEM CLASSICS (MARVEL)
12 GD Signed by Stan Lee and Joe Sinnott $150
14 VG- Signed by Stan Lee $125
17 VG Signed by Stan Lee $125

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (Marvel)
1 NM Signed by Walt Simonson $40
1 NM (not signed) $16
72 NM (Weapon X) $16
74 NM (Barry Smith's Wolverine) $2
100 NM $3
103 NM- Gene Colan's file copy Signed by Gene Colan $30
107 VF+ Gene Colan's file copy Signed by Gene Colan $30

MARVEL FEATURE (Marvel)
all gone...

MARVEL PREMIERE (Marvel)
29 VG+ (Liberty Legion) $2
29 FN+ (Liberty Legion) $4
30 FN+ (Liberty Legion) $2

MARVEL PRESENTS (Marvel)
12 VG/FN- (Guardians of the Galaxy) $8

MARVEL SAGA (Marvel)
16 VG/FN $1

MARVEL SPOTLIGHT (Marvel)
21 FN- (Son of Satan by Gerber, Buscema) $6
21 FN+ (Son of Satan by Gerber, Buscema) $8
33 VF (early Deathlok by Buckler, 1st Devil Slayer) VF $12

MARVEL SUPER HEROES (Marvel)
15 (1st solo Medussa, Gene Colan) VG/FN or VG- $25
16 (1st Phantom Eagle) FN+ Signed by Joe Sinnott $50
16 (1st Phantom Eagle) VF- $35

MARVEL SUPER HEROES SECRET WAR (Marvel)
1 VF/NM I(Zeck art) $25

MARVEL TALES (Marvel)
all gone...

MARVEL TEAM-UP (Marvel)
150 NM (Barry Doucher-Smith) $8

MARVEL TRIPLE ACTION (Marvel)
18 VG/FN $1

THE MAXX (Image)
1 NM (Sam Keith) $1

METAL MEN (DC, 1st series)
17 FN+ $5

MIGHTY CRUSADERS (Radio Comics, 1966)
#3 VG+ $8

Moon Knight (Marvel, 1985)
2 NM

Moon Knight (2nd Series, Marvel)
1 NM- $3
21 NM (Spider-Man) $1

MORBIUS (Marvel)
3 NM- w/SIGNED Spider-Man vs. Morbius insert (signed by Witherby) NM - TODAY $6

MS. MARVEL
1 FN/VF $48
1 VF/FN+ $65

NAMOR the SUB-MARINER (Marvel)
1 (Byrne) NM  TODAY $6
2 (Byrne) NM $1
16 NM (vs. Iron Fist, all John Byrne) $2
24 NM $1
27 NM (Jae Lee) $2
29 (Jae Lee art) NM $1
30 (Jae Lee art) NM $1
32 (Jae Lee art) NM $1
Annual #3 Mint (poly bagged) $2

NEW MUTANTS (Marvel)
1 VF/NM $30
15 NM $3
16 NM- (1st Warpath) $25
17 NM- (Sienkiewicz) $3
18 NM (Sienkiewicz) (intro new Warlock) $25
19 NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
20 NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
21 NM (Sienkiewicz) (origin of new Warlock) $6
22 VF/NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
26 NM- (Sienkiewicz) (1st full Legion) $45
27 NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
28 NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
29 VF/NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
30 NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
31 NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
35 NM- (Sienkiewicz) $3
37 NM (Sienkiewicz) (Beyonder) $3
39 VF/NM (Sienkiewicz) $3
86 NM (1st brief app. of Cable) $30 TODAY TAKE 25% off this book
88 NM- (2nd Cable) $15
94 NM- (Cable, Wolverine) $5
99 NM- $5
100 VF/NM (1st X-Force) $18 TODAY TAKE 25% off this book

NEW WARRIORS (Marvel)
1 NM-  (Williamson) $22

NICK FURY (Marvel, 1968)
all gone...

NICK FURY (Marvel) 2nd series - 1983
1 NM- (new Steranko cover) $10

NIGHT CRAWLER (Marvel) Ltd. series
all gone...

NIGHT FORCE (DC) 
1 VF $4
2  NM Gene Colan's personal file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman $35
4 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan $20
5 NM- Gene Colan's personal file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan $20
7 NM Gene Colan's personal file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman $30
12 NM Gene Colan's personal file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman $30
13 NM Gene Colan's personal file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan $20

NOMAD (Marvel)
1 NM signed/numbered by Hawbaker and McKenna $10

NOT BRAND ECHH (Marvel)
2 VG/FN SIGNED by Roy Thomas $35
3 VG/FN SIGNED by Roy Thomas $35
5 G/VG or VG- $5

NOVA (1st series, Marvel, 1976)
1 NM- $160

OFFICIAL MARVEL INDEX TO THE X-MEN
#4 (Dave Cockrum art, Cockrum's file copy) $5
#5 (Dave Cockrum art, Cockrum's file copy) $5

OMEGA MEN (DC, 1983)
5 VF/NM $2
11 NM $1

PHANTOM (DC, 1988 series)
1 NM $3

PHANTOM STRANGER (DC, 1969 series)
23 FN/VF (Dave Cockrum collection, Spawn of Frankenstein by Kaluta begins) $18

POWER MAN and IRON FIST (Marvel, 1st series)
66 NM (2nd Sabretooth) $90
125 (final issue) NM $18

PREVIEW SHOWCASE (DC)
82 VG/FN (Kubert/Giordano)

THE PUNISHER (Marvel, Limited series, 1986)
1 (double size, would be NM- but tiny chip on bottom of back cover) (Zeck) $75
2 VG++ (Zeck) $6
5 VF/NM $15

THE PUNISHER (Marvel, regular series, 1987)
1 NM $35

PUNISHER: G FORCE (graphic novel) NM $5

PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL (Marvel)
1 (Jim Lee) NM- $10
6  NM (vs. Wolveine, Jim Lee art)
7 (Jim Lee) NM $3
17 NM $1
50 NM $2

PUNISHER WAR ZONE (Marvel)
1 NM $4

1st ISSUE SPECIAL - RETURN OF THE NEW GODS (DC)
13 FN (D. O'Neil) $3

THE RAY (DC, 1992)
1 NM (Quesada) $3

ROBIN (DC, 1991)
1 NM signed by Chuck Dixon $10
1 NM (not signed) $3

SABRE TOOTH (Marvel)
1 NM (Texiera art) $3

SANDMAN (DC, 1989)
2 NM- (Gaiman) $30
46 NM $1
Sandman: Preludes and Nocturns graphic novel NM (19.95 cover) $10

SAVAGE SHE-HULK (Marvel)
1  VF+ $75

SEA DEVILS (DC)
17 VG+ or VG/FN $16 ON HOLD FOR JASON
20 FN+ $26 ON HOLD FOR JASON
23 VG $10 ON HOLD FOR JASON
25 VG/FN $14 ON HOLD FOR JASON
26 FN $17 ON HOLD FOR JASON

SECRET ORIGINS (DC, 1973)
2 VG+ $5
2 FN+ $7
7 FN/VF $15

Secret Origins (DC, 1974)
#3 Featuring the Teen Titans (Dave Cockrum art, Dave Cockrum's file copy) FN/VF $10
#7 (Batman, Robin, Aquaman) VF- $18

SECRET SIX (DC, 1968)
1 FN/VF (origin, 1st app.) $25

Sensational She-Hulk (Marvel 1989)
54 NM - Dave Cockrum's file copy (Cockrum art) $6

SGT. FURY (Marvel)
1 GD+ or G/VG $650
51 FN+ $14
51 FN/VF $16

SHADOW (DC, 1973)
11 VF (Kaluta) $12

SHAZAM! (DC, 1973 series)
all gone...

SHOWCASE (DC)
41 VG+ (Tommy Tomorrow) $25
52 FN+ (Cave Carson) $30

SILVERBLADE
3 NM- (Gene Colan art, Gene Colan's file copy, signed by Gene Colan) $18

SILVER SABLE (Marvel)
26 NM signed by Bob Almond $3

SILVER SURFER (Marvel, 1968 series)
10 FN/VF $60
10 VF/NM $155
15 VF- Signed by Joe Sinnott $95

SILVER SURFER (Marvel, 1988 two-issue limited series)
1 NM- $10

SILVER SURFER (Marvel, 1987 series)
1 NM- $12
50 NM (first print, embossed and silver foil, vs Thanos) $20 [this week take 50% off]
50 (2nd print) NM $2
75 NM $2.50
Annual #5 NM- $2

SON OF SATAN (Marvel)
1 VF/NM $50

SOLO AVENGERS (Marvel)
1 NM (Jim Lee) $8
2 NM
3 NM

SOULSEARCHERS (Claypool)
all gone...

SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE (Marvel)
#1 signed/numbered by Andy Kubert  Mint/polybagged $12

SPAWN (Image, first series)
8 Mint $8
9 Mint (Neal Gaiman, Jim Lee) $28
11 Mint $3
12 Mint $3
13 Mint $3
14 Mint $3

(PETER PARKER) SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN (Marvel)
6 VF/NM (Morbius) $20
8 VF/NM (Morbius) $20
10 VF/NM (Buscema) $10
12 VF/NM $10
21 VF/NM $10
200 NM $5

SPECTRE (DC, 1992)
#1 Mint (glow in dark cover) $5

SPIDER-MAN (Marvel)
5 NM McFarlane $3
6 NM McFarlane $3
7 NM McFarlane $3
17 NM (Al Williamson) (Thanks) $3
19 NM Larsen $2
21 NM Larsen $2
22 NM Larsen $2
23 NM $2

SPIRIT (Harvey)
Giant-Size #1 (Oct., 1966) Eisner, VG/FN or FN- $18
Giant-Size #2 (Mar., 1967) Eisner, FN or FN $20

SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION (Marvel)
all gone...

Star Trek: Next Generation - Shadowheart (DC)
#1 NM $1

Star Trek (Marvel)
#3 VF/NM - Dave Cockrum's file copy, Cockrum art - signed by Dave Cockrum and Bob Wiacek $60
#5 VF- Dave Cockrum's file copy, Cockrum art - signed by Dave Cockrum $50

STEEL (DC, 1994)
1 NM $3

Strange Adventrures (DC)
235 FN- (Neal Adams, JLA) $9

STRANGE SPORTS (DC)
5 VF-/VF (1974)

STRANGE TALES (Marvel)
129 FN+ $38
142 VG/FN $ or FN- (Dave Cockrum collection) $14
145 VG+/FN $12
152 FN-/FN $20
153 FN- (Dave Cockrum collection - Kirby/Steranko) $18
155 GD $2
156 VG/FN (Steranko) $15
157 FN+ (Steranko) $24
157 VF (Steranko) $40
160 VG/FN (Steranko w/ Capt. America) $16
160 FN- (Steranko) $18
161 FN (Dave Cockrum collection) (Steranko) $18
162 FN/VF (Dave Cockrum collection) (Steranko) $30
163 VF- (Dave Cockrum collection) (Steranko) $38
164 FN+ (Dave Cockrum collection) (Steranko) $20
165 VF (Dave Cockrum collection) (Steranko) $40
170 SIGNED by Joe Sinnott (art by Steranko/Sinnott) $50

SUB-MARINER (Marvel, 1968 series)
4 FN/VF $32
5 FN+ (1st Tiger Shark) $60
6 FN+ $16
7 VG/FN $12
8 FN/FN+ (Namor vs Thing) $40
8 VF- $62
9 VF (Dave Cockrum collection) $32
10 FN $12
10 FN+ SIGNED by Gene Colan $50
11 FN/VF $16
11 FN+ SIGNED by Gene Colan $45
12 FN/VF $18
12 VF/NM $42
13 FN $10
14 VG+ (S.A. appearance and death of Toro) $15
15 VF-/VF $25
16 VF-/VF $18
17 FN/VF $12
18 FN+ or FN/VF $9
19 FN+ $10
20 VF $20
20 VF/NM $35
21 VF+/NM $22
22 FN/VF (Dr. Strange x-over) $20
23 VF $14
24 FN/VF $10
25 FN/VF $10
26 VF/NM $20
27 VF/NM $20
28 VG/FN $5
28 FN/VF $10
28 VF+ $20
29 VG+ $6
29 VF/NM $20
30 VG- $4
31 FN/FN+ (Dave Cockrum collection) $12
32 VG+ (Dave Cockrum collection) $6
33 FN/VF (Dave Cockrum collection) $12
34 FN/VF (1st Defenders) $55
35 VF (1st Defenders vs Avengers) $60
36 FN+ (Dave Cockrum collection, Wrightson art) $9
37 VG- $3
37 FN/VF (Dave Cockrum collection) $10
38 FN+ $9
39 FN/VF or VF-
41 FN/VF $12
44 VG+ (vs. Human Torch) $5
45 VF- (vs. Human Torch) $25
46 FN+ $4
49 FN+  $6
50 FN+
51 FN/VF or VF-
52 FN/VF $7
57 FN- $5
58 Gd/VG- $2
59 FN/VF or VF- (first battle with Thor) $18
62 VF- $8
67 VG/FN (new costume) $4
67 FN/VF (new costume) $6
68 FN+ $6
69 VG+/FN- (Namor vs. Spider-Man) $5
69 FN+ (Namor vs. Spider-Man) $6
70 VF+
72 FN+ $6

Supernatural Thrillers (Marvel)
1 (Steranko cover) FN+ or FN/VF $18

SUPER-VILLAIN TEAM-UP (Marvel)
1 VG+ (Sub-Mariner vs. Doom) $7
1 VF/NM $45

SUPERBOY (DC)
142 VG++ $6
170 VG+ or VG/FN $3

SUPERMAN (DC)
163 VG+ $15
188 FN- $18
209 FN $15
246 FN+ $10
266 VG-/VG $4

SUPERMAN (DC, 1992)
19 NM (Doomsday)  $5

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL (DC)
19 (Doomsday) NM $12

SUPERMAN 80-PAGE GIANT (DC)
11 G/VG $5

SWAMP THING (DC)
15 FN+ or FN/VF $8
116 NM $1

SWORD of SORCERY (DC, 1973)
#1 VG/FN (Chaykin, Neal Adams) $8
#1 VF+ (Chaykin, Neal Adams) $16

TALES OF ASGARD (Marvel)
1 FN- $16

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED (DC)
91 FN (1st Automan) $18
94 FN/VF (Automan) $25
98 VG/FN $12

TALES OF SUSPENSE (Marvel)
39 (Marvel Milestone Edition) NM- SIGNED by Don Heck and Gene Colan $65
42 FN/VF $485
47 FN+ $275
58 G/VG or VG- $38
60 VG/VG+ (2nd Hawkeye) $65
62 G/VG $10
65 VG/FN (1st S.A. Red Skull) $80
68 FN+ $30
69 VG++ or VG/FN (1st Titanium Man) $45
72 VG $10

TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS (DC, 1984)
44 NM- (1st Nightwing) $85
44 VF/NM signed by Marv Wolfman $100

TALES TO ASTONISH (Marvel)
36 GD-/GD (3rd Ant Man) (damage near bottom of front ; back cover; holes go thru comic; tape inside front cover) $90
52 VG+ (1st Black Knight) $70
54 FN+  $65
55 VG-/VG $32
58 VG+ $35
61 FN- (Marvel UK edition) $32
66 FN+ $40
77 VG- $10
89 FN/VF $22
92 VF/VF+ (1st Silver Surfer x-over) $65
94 FN/VF $20
95 FN+ or FN/VF $20
96 VG $10
99 FN+ or FN/VF $18

THOR (Marvel)
130 VG+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $50
131 VG+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $50
132 VG+ (1st Ego; writing on inside and back cvr) -- $30
137 FN/VF  $45
140 FN $24
141 FN+ $20
146 (Inhumans origin) VG/FN SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $55
154 VG/VG+ $10
161 VG+ (penny-size tear on cover) $13
194 VG+ $7
195 VG/FN $10
208 VG+ $5
221 VG+ (vs. Hercules) $8
221 FN (vs. Hercules) $12
222 FN- SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $35
225 (1st Firelord) FN+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $60
338 NM- SIGNED by Walter Simonson $60
340 NM- SIGNED by Walter Simonson $25
369 NM $2
369 VF/NM SIGNED by Walter Simonson $15
371 VF+ SIGNED by Walter Simonson $15
373 NM $2
373 NM- SIGNED by Walter Simonson $20
374 FN+ SIGNED by Walter Simonson $20
384 VF $3
404 NM $1
409 NM $1
413 VF $1
415 VF $1
416 NM $1
420 NM $1
429 FN+ SIGNED by Joe Sinnott $30
435 NM- $1
448 NM- Spider-man $1
457 NM $2
459 NM- $1

TOMB OF DRACULA (Marvel)
19 FN/VF SIGNED by Gene Colan $60
38 FN/VF SIGNED by Gene Colan $50
55 FN+ SIGNED by Gene Colan and Marv Wolfman $65
70 VF/VF+  $45

TOMB OF DRACULA (Marvel, German edition)
19 FN/VF Gene Colan's file copy SIGNED by Gene Colan $40

TOPPS
  • Bombast #1 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
  • Captain Glory #1 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
  • Nightglider #1 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
  • Satan's Six #1 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
  • Secret City Saga #0 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
  • Secret City Saga #1 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
  • Secret City Saga #2 (Kirby) (Mint, polybagged) $2
UNEXPECTED (DC, 1968)
123 FN- (Tuska art) $8

VALIENT:
  • Bloodshot #1 NM $8
  • Bloodshot #3 NM signed by Don Perlin $12
  • Bloodshot #4 NM signed by Don Perlin $12 
  • Eternal Warrior  #1 NM $22
  • Hard Corps. #1 NM (Jim Lee) $5
  • Magnus Robot Fighter #1 NM- $20
  • Rai and the Future Force #9 (Gold edition) NM- $5
  • Turok #1 Mint $4
  • Unity #1 (Platinum) NM $12
VENOM: Letal Protector (Marvel, 1993)
1  (red holo-graft foil cover) NM $18

VIGILANTE (DC)
7 Mint signed by Marv Wolfman $5
11 Mint signed by Marv Wolfman $5

WANTED, THE WORLD'S MOST DANGEROUS VILLAINS (DC, 1973)
4 VG+ $7
6 FN $9
7 VG+ $7

WAR MACHINE (Marvel)
1 NM- $5

WARLOCK (Marvel, 1972)
all gone...

WARLOCK Chronicles (Marvel)
1 NM/Mint $3

WARLOCK and the INFINITY WATCH (Marvel)
6 NM signed by Jim Starlin and Bob Almond $15
14 NM signed by Jim Starlin, Angel Medina and Bob Almond $15
18 NM signed by Jim Starlin, Angel Medina and Bob Almond $15
20 NM signed by Jim Starlin and Bob Almond $15
21 NM signed by Jim Starlin and Bob Almond $15
27 NM signed by Jim Starlin and Bob Almond $15
34 NM signed by Patrick Ollie and Bob Almond $6

WARLORD (DC)
1 NM (Grell) $50

WARRIORS OF PLASM (Defiant)
graphic novel: Home for the Holidays - Dave Cockrum's file copy (Cockrum art) NM $5

WATCHMEN (DC)
4 VF+ or VF/NM- $10
5 VF+ or VF/NM- $10
7 VF+ or VF/NM- $10
10 VF+ or VF/NM- $10
11 VF+ or VF/NM- $10
12 NM- $15

WEB OF SPIDER-MAN (Marvel)
1 NM- $30
2 NM- $7
10 NM $3
19 NM- $1
24 NM $1
26 VF+/NM $2
79 NM $1
90 Mint (silver hologram) $3
99 VF/NM $1
Annual #1 FN/VF (C. Ness cover) $3

WEIRD WORLDS (DC)
4 VF- Marv Wolfman VF-

WEREWOLF BY NIGHT (Marvel)
13 FN $4
13 FN+ $8
15 FN/VF $8
17 VF $15
21 FN/VF $11
24 VF- $12
25 NM- $25
26 VF $15

WEST COAST AVENGERS (Marvel)
1 VF- $5
1 VF/NM  $10

THE WITCHING HOUR (DC, 1969)
34 VG+ or VG/FN $7
35 FN/VF $12

WOLVERINE (regular series, Marvel, 1988 series)
8 NM- (classic Gray Hulk cover)  TODAY $20
20 (Byrne art, Tiger Shark) NM $2
21 NM $2
22 NM $1
25 NM $1
33 NM $1
34 NM $1
36 NM $1
37 NM $1
42 NM $1
43 NM $1
46 NM $1
48 NM $1
49 NM $1
50 NM $2.50
52 NM $1
53 NM $1
55 NM $1
57 NM $1
59 NM $1
60 NM $1
70 NM $1

Wonder Woman (DC)
#291 NM-  Gene Colan's file copy, Signed by Gene Colan $35
#302 VF - Gene Colan's file copy, Signed by Gene Colan $30

World's Finest (DC)
108 G/VG- $18
152 FN+ or FN/VF $18
163 G/VG (Batman vs Superman) $6
175 VG+ or VG/FN - signed by Neal Adams $40
196 G/VG $1
208 FN/VF - signed by Neal Adams $40
209 FN+ SIGNED by Neal Adams $40
210 overtall FN- (writing on back car) - signed by Neal Adams $35
236 VF- $7
238 G/VG $1
242 FN+ $2
243 FN/NM $4

X-FACTOR (Marvel)
1 FN+ $8
1 VF- $10
1 VF $12
1 VF/NM $18
1 NM- $20
2 VF/NM (Zeck) $5
2 NM (Zeck) $6
4 VF/NM Layton $4
4 NM Layton $6
10 NM Simonson $5
12 NM Simonson $3
13 NM Simonson $3
14 NM Simonson $3
15 VF- $2
15 NM $3
52 (Liefeld/Milgrom) NM $2
58 NM $1
60 NM $1
61 NM $1
67 NM $1
70 NM $1
71 NM $1
72 NM $1
73 NM $1
74 NM $1
75 NM $1
76 NM $1
77 NM $1
79 NM $1
80 NM $1
82 NM $1
83 NM $1
85 Mint (poly bagged with card insert) $2
85 NM signed by Jae Lee (COA) $18
87 NM $1
90 NM $1

X-FORCE (Marvel)
1 (2nd print, metallic ink) Mint $2
2 NM/M (2nd Deadpool)  $18
3 NM $3
4 NM
5 NM
6 NM
7 NM $3
10 NM
12 NM
16 Mint (polybagged with trading card) $4
20 NM $1
25 NM
Annual #1 NM $3

X-MEN (1st series, Marvel)
26 FN-/FN $35
27 FN++ $30
27 FN/VF $65
28 VG+ (1st Banshee) $58
30 FN/FN+ $37
31 FN/FN+ $29
33 VG+ (chipped cover) $20
33 FN/FN+ $28
34 FN/VF $50
36 VG/FN or FN- $24
37 VF- $70
41 VF+ $70
43 VG+ cvr separated $20
44 FN/VF $42
44 VF $70
60 NM (2nd print) SIGNED by Neal Adams $38
61 NM (2nd print) SIGNED by Neal Adams $38
142 VF/NM $68
195 VF- Sienkiewicz $4
196 VF $4
201 FN- $8
206 NM $7
208 FN- $4
208 NM $6
211 NM SIGNED by Bob Wiacek $15
216 (Barry Smith) VF+ $3
252 VF/NM $5
258 VF/NM (Wolverine solo story by Jim Lee) $6
270 NM $6
273 VF/NM $5
273 NM $6
274 NM $6
278 NM $5
279 NM SIGNED by Adam Kubert $15
281 NM $10
282 VF+ (1st Bishop) SIGNED by Art Thibert $25
283 NM- (1st full Bishop) $12
285 NM- $3
288 NM- SIGNED by Andy Kubert $12
289 NM- $3
290 NM $3
291 NM $2
293 FN+ (Dave Cockrum collection) SIGNED by Andy Kubert $15
296 NM polybagged w/ card $3
300 NM $4
300 Mint SIGNED by John Romita Jr. $15
300 NM $5
303 NM- $2
304 NM $2
316 NM $3
321 NM $2
360 NM $2
432 NM $2
Annual #10 VG/VG+ (1st Longshot) $8
Annual #10 FN+ (1st Longshot) $12
Annual #15 NM- $4
Annual #17 FN+ (Dave Cockrum collection) SIGNED by Al Milgrom $8

X-Men (2nd series, 1991, Marvel)
3 (Jim Lee) NM $3
5 (Jim Lee) NM $3
7 (Jim Lee) NM $2
10 (Jim Lee) NM $2
11 (Jim Lee) NM $2
12 NM $2

VARIOUS INDY, Graphic Novels and EARLY COMICS
  • Alan Moore's Another Suburban Romance (Avatar, hardcover GN) (cover $17.95) $8
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Dark Horse) #1 signed by Tony Akins and Paul Guinan MINT $8
  • ALIENS: Stronghold graphic novel (Dark Horse) (16.95 cover price) $7
  • ALIENS graphic novel (Dark Horse) Platinum Edition - MINT $10
  • The Avenger #9 (Magazine Enterprises) FN (Dick Ayers art) $6
  • Battle Fire #1 (1955) cover split and detached $2
  • Charlemagne #1 (Defiant) signed by Witherby $2
  • Charlemagne #2 (Defiant) signed by Witherby $2
  • Concrete #1 (Dark Horse) NM- $12
  • Dark Shadows #1 (Innovation) $1
  • Deathwatch 2000 Armor (Continuity) NM #2 signed by Neal Adams $20
  • Doctor Solar Man of the Atom #30 (Whitman, 1981) VF $10
  • E-MUTANTS #1 (early Ron Lim) $2
  • The Fly #2 (Red Circle) Steranko cover, VF/NM $5
  • FURY #2 (Image) NM signed by Steve Bissette $5
  • The Green Hornet #1 (Now) NM (Steranko painted cover) $6
  • Happy Comics #31 (Standard Comics, 1949) VG $25
  • Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor Special #1 (Dark Horse) - graphic novel format $5
  • Hellboy #1 of 4 (Conqueror Worm) (Dark Horse, 1999) NM- $3
  • Hellboy #3 of 4 (Conqueror Worm) (Dark Horse, 1999) NM- $3
  • John Byrne's Next Men #1 (Darkhorse) NM $2
  • The Maxx #10 NM - signed by Bill Messner-Loebs $4
  • Moebius Airtight Garage: Onyx Overlord - Book 2 (Epic Comics) NM $3
  • The Mystery Society #1 (IDM) Mint signed by Steve Niles $20
  • Mystery Incorporated #1 (Image) signed $3
  • The October Faction #1 (IDW) NM  signed by Steve Niles $20
  • Hellboy #1 of 4 (Conqueror Worm) (Dark Horse, 1999) NM- $3
  • Predator: Hell and Hot Water graphic novel SIGNED by artist Gene Colan $20
  • Predator: Race War - graphic novel (Dark Horse) NM (Andrew Vachss) (17.95 cover) $7
  • Planetary (1st print) NM (Warren Ellis, John Cassaday) (14.95 cover) $8
  • Popeye #86 (King Comics, 1967) VG- $3
  • Power Rangers #3 (Hamilton) NM signed by Al Bigley $4
  • Rebel (Dark Horse) #1 Gold Edition - NM $5
  • Space Comics #5 (Avon, 1954) G+ $5
  • Singularity 7 #1 Variant Cover NM (IDW) Signed by Ben Templesmith $15
  • Spunky Junior Cowboy #3 (Standard Comics, 1949) G/VG $8
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #1 (Malibu) NM $5
  • The Twilight Zone (Now) NM -- script by Harlan Ellison, art by Neal Adams - signed by Neal Adams $25
  • Unknown Worlds (ACG - American Comics Group) FN (Hy Eisman, 1965)
  • WILDCATS Covert Action Teams #1 (Image) NM (Jim Lee) $2
  • X Mint (Darkhorse) (Frank Miller) Today $1.50




Monday, February 19, 2018

Help Me Help Others

I started collecting comics in 1966. They were some of the best investments I’ve made. Now a family that I know needs a little help, so I’ve donated some comics, and a few of my books, to raise funds for them. Can you help me help these friends? You don’t have to dig deep—and you’ll be making an investment.

Below are some very inexpensive first issues and first appearances. I have 10 of each. All are new. Don’t know anything about comics? Pick a dollar amount ($20, say) and I’ll select them for you. It’s that easy. Please email me privately at cliffmeth@aol.com

Deathlok #1 (Marvel, 1991) $2
New Mutants 100 (Marvel, 1st X-Force appearance) $9
Pitt #1 (Image) $2
Sabretooth #1 (Marvel) $3
Silver Surfer #1 (Marvel, 1987) $7
Silver Surfer #50 (embossed silver foil cover) $6
Snaked #3 (by Clifford Meth / Rufus Dayglo – SIGNED) $4
Spider-Man #1 (1990 reboot) $2
Spirits of Vengeance #1 (Marvel, 1992) $3
Strangers #1 $1.50
Turok #1 (1993, chromium foil cover) $3
Warlock Chronicles #1 $3 (Marvel, Warlock makes film debut in upcoming Avengers film)
Warriors of Plasm #1 (SIGNED by artist Mike Witherby) $4
X-Force #1 (Marvel, soon to be a major motion picture) $2
X-Force #1 (2nd print, short print) $3
X-O #0  (Valiant) $3
Youngblood #1 (from the creator of Deadpool… and this may become a film, too) $2
Crib Death and Other Bedtime Stories (Clifford Meth’s 1st paperback collection – SIGNED) $7

Again, please email me privately at cliffmeth@aol.com



Friday, June 23, 2017

Dave Cockrum and Rob Liefeld: A View From the Throne

Difficult as this might be to swallow, there was a time when Dave Cockrum couldn't get work as an artist. I'm not talking about when he was just back from the Navy seeking that first soon-to-be-fabled assignment as a professional. That actually didn’t turn out so badly. Armed with a folded letter of introduction from Neal Adams, who saw something in the young Cockrum that the rest of us would soon discover, Dave’s early career was something America’s Got Talent legends are made of.

But two decades later, it was over. Just a single generation after Cockrum’s ground-breaking Giant-Size X-Men #1, which introduced his characters Nightcrawler, Storm, Thunderbird and Colossus to the world, there was a new Pharaoh. And suddenly Dave Cockrum couldn’t catch a cold at Marvel. He was viewed as old hat by the new turks. Stodgy. That’s the word Joe Quesada used for Dave Cockrum’s art.

Leap forward another two decades and Dave’s artwork is selling for stupid money. You can hock one of his original covers, if you have one, and buy a car with the proceeds. Fans have canonized his creations. A sure sign of that is their inability to accept anyone touching the Futurians.

Don’t get me wrong. When the announcement that Rob Liefeld would be taking on the Futurians was made, I didn't exactly expect old fans to wet themselves in anticipation nor trample the halt and the lame on their way out the door to buy a copy. I know how old guys are. I had one staring back at me in the mirror this morning, bleary eyed, slack jawed. It's not a pretty sight. Old guys don't like any manner of change. I get it. Give me the same bran cereal I've always eaten. Give me the same beer. And don’t expect me to segment kitchen garbage into compost piles and "legit" trash. Julie Newmar—now that was a Catwoman. Adam West is the real Batman. I get it.

We all hate change. Change is evil. Nothing new can ever hold a candle to what was. I don’t care when you were born—you know as well as I do it was better back then.

But tell that to young folks just graduating from school this month, or just attempting to break into show business. We don’t want young punks looking for work in the comic book industry. Comics represent the idyllic Golden Age of our fleeting youth—a plane of reality where good is good and bad is bad, and no one ever ages or dies.

Except creators.

It partially explains why the entertainment world seems to contain a finite creative well, a manifesto where 90% of everything is recycled or at least derivative. Is it because there’s so few fresh ideas or just a bludgeoned audience that’s unreceptive to novelty? Perhaps certain things really are worth revisiting? And revisiting. And revisiting.

I'll leave that riddle to you smarter people to solve. The old guy in the mirror doesn’t like to burden himself terribly much with things he has no control over, which is just about everything. But one thing he has some say in is the Futurians.

Years ago, Dave Cockrum took a chance on me and gave me license me to write a Futurians story. Some years after that, Steven Brown, the head of IDT Entertainment, took a chance on me and allowed me to write a Futurians screenplay.

Paty Cockrum—Dave’s widow—took a chance on undiscovered comics creator David Miller and allowed him to develop a comic series out of one of her husband’s Futurians characters. She took a chance on undiscovered comics creator Richard O’Hara and allowed him to pencil the final pages of Dave Cockrum’s last, unfinished, final Futurians.

Forty years earlier, Sol Brodsky and John Verpoorten at Marvel took a chance on Paty.

Sometimes you have to take chances.

The old guy in the mirror laments the abandonment of childhood pleasures that just don’t present themselves anymore. Worse, he misses his pal Dave, who just isn’t around to phone and shoot the shit with, or drive out to visit, or produce terrific new comics and characters. But the physical absence of Dave Cockrum does not mandate the absence of characters he designed and blew life into. You can be certain Marvel won’t let their Dave Cockrum creations die.

It’s up to the Dave Cockrum estate to make certain that intellectual properties Dave conceived continue to delight generations to come. Even if it doesn’t delight old guys who insist that Neal Adams was the only Batman artist or prefer Adam West wearing the cowl.

So maybe Rob Liefeld isn’t your favorite artist. He isn’t mine either. My favorite was Gene Colan. How dare David Mazachelli or Lee Weeks or Tim Sale touch old horn head after Gene had been on the book for a decade!

Rob Liefeld wasn’t selected because Paty Cockrum and I expected a clone of Dave’s artwork and writing style. He was accepted because he loves Dave's work enough to ask for the project. He’s been wanting this for 15 years. And Rob’s own accomplishments are vast. It would be demeaning to enumerate them.

When the announcement was made that Rob was taking on the Futurians, his fans were thrilled. But the old boy’s club held their midnight convention at the Dave Cockrum Appreciation Society on Facebook and I was unprepared for the vitriol that poured out of some of these codgers. One guy compared the announcement to Donald Trump winning the presidency. He didn’t mean it as a compliment. Another individual’s hysterical invective, which seemed to gather hysteria with each subsequent post, demanded a boycott of Liefeld’s Futurians. To be staged at the U.N., no doubt, or at least on the steps of City Hall.

“You could—you know—wait and see,” suggested unreasonably sane author Mark Ellis.

But that would be too easy. When change comes, it's better to rail against it, better to bash one's own head on the wall, to scream at the top of one’s Facebook lungs and proffer a call to arms, and perhaps take out a Senator or Congressman on their way to a baseball game just for good measure. Clearly, one’s level of ire must rise to the degree of the offense. A comic book drawn by someone else?! Heresy!

I thought about that as I stepped away from the old guy in the mirror and took the throne of indignation. And upon further pondering such, I concluded that those who spend so much energy bashing projects before they are even born have likely never struggled to produce anything beyond a good bowel movement. And even that was hard.