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Thursday, August 23, 2012

More of comic book store manager Stuart on "Big Bang Theory"

Leonard, Sheldon & Co. may be hanging out at the comic book store more often next season. Kevin Sussman, who plays the more likable comic book store manager Stuart compared to the stereotyped “Comic Book Guy” Jeff Albertson from the Simpsons, will now be more of a regular on the show for the upcoming sixth season of the hit CBS comedy. He will not be a core character like other past actors on the show have been in the past. Sussum has been recurring on the show since Season 2, appearing in 15 episodes so far and there is always hope that he could be bumped to a main character.

Stuart played a key part in the relationship between Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Amy (Bialik) as it was Stuart’s date with Amy that prompted Sheldon to make her his girlfriend. His character also was behind a bet that produced one of the most popular images from the show with the main gang dressed as  Catwoman, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, and Supergirl.

Be on TV and meet Kevin Smith this weekend

Director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Red State) just announced via Facebook that he is going to be in his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey at his comic book store, "Jay and Silent Bob's Secret Stash" (featured on television's "Comic Book Men" and located at 35 Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ) for a signing for his new book "Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good." If you've never met Smith or have yet to get his autograph, or if you need to purchase a copy of his new book, you can do both this Sunday, August 26, 2012 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Stash. Just try to get there early, at the very least to secure a great spot at the front of the line.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Simpsons live in Springfield, ******* U.S.A.

The biggest secret was revealed today that the mystery state of Springfield; where the Simpsons live is

"PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One of the best-kept secrets in television history has been unmasked, with “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening revealing the Springfield in Oregon is the basis for the hometown of his characters.
The admission came in an interview with Smithsonian Magazine published online Tuesday.
Groening says he was inspired by the television show “Father Knows Best,” which took place in a place called Springfield. Springfield, Ore., is 100 miles south of Groening’s hometown of Portland.
Groening says he has long given fake answers when asked about the Simpsons’ hometown.
The show has made a running joke of hiding the true Springfield’s location. In one episode, daughter Lisa points to Springfield on a map, but the animated “camera view” is blocked by son Bart’s head."

I always thought it was Springfield in Illinois were where the Simpsons lived because of all the mob/crime, shady government, and craziness in IL is like watching the "Simpsons". Heck,  Jeff Albertson aka "Comic Book Guy" is just like every comic shop owners in IL and dealer you find at WWChicago or C2E2 and there are always famous people that show up in IL to include Stan Lee who will be at WWChicago.  All the character mirror people you will meet in IL. Well that dream is shot and that is the "WORST NEWS EVER." but I will still watch every show.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Possible Million-Dollar Comic Collection Spared in Fatal Fire. Heritage Auction Galleries will sell the comic books at auction.

(click on title for video for the ABC 5 news site)

This is a sad story.
A Minneapolis house fire last year that took a man's life, spared his comic book collection that could be worth $1 million.

Gary Dahlberg was killed in that fire last July. His collection contained classics like the first-ever Spiderman, which alone could be worth up to $50,000.

Firefighters said the house was cluttered. Some called Dahlberg a hoarder, but Gary was a collector.

His friend David Saari, who also collected comic books, says Dahlberg was very careful with his collection.

Heritage Auction Galleries will sell the comic books at auction. They say the collection could be worth $1 million. The money will go to Dahlberg's estate.

Spider-Man’s first comic sells for $1.1 million on March 9th, 2011

Stephen Fishler, the CEO of, said that this sale of “Amazing Fantasy” #15 is a record for the Silver Age of comics from the late 1950s and early 1960s. “The sale of this book crushed all previous records. Up until today’s $1.1 million sale, the record sales price of a comic book from this era was $250,000.”

Fishler first acquired the book 25 years ago, and sold it for $2,500. He later acquired and sold it again for $140,000 in 2000. Fishler also created a widely-accepted grading scale in the years since (driving the prices of highly graded comics skyward), and this book is ranked as a 9.6 out of 10.

“The buyer of this amazing comic wanted to own the very best,” said partner Vincent Zuzolo. “The Amazing Fantasy #15 – 9.6 is the definition of the very best.”

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Marge Simpson does Playboy cover and centerfold spread

 For the 20th anniversary of the Simpson and for Playboy to attract new readers in there 20's to the magazine, both parties agreed to have the blue hair beehived housewife bares it all in a three page spread, a story titled "The Devil in Marge Simpson", an interview, and the "Greatest Honor" to grace the cover of Playboy and to be a centerfold pullout. The November issue arrives on newsstands on October 16 and sure to be a real colletors item since it is the first time a cartoon character to be on the cover and with good timing since CGC now grades Playboy. Issuses with Marge, sitting on a chair in the shape of the iconic Playboy bunny, on the cover of only the magazines "WILL ONLY BE ON" the issues sold in newsstands like 7-Eleven , subscribers will get a more traditional model on there cover. So mark your calanders for October 16 to get a nice copy of this issue.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Need to get your comics CGC or PGX

I have books that are worth $5-$10 in NM-M or Mint but if I have that some book and CGC or PGX it. It comes back 9.8 to 10.0 then now I have $200 modern age comic because it is rare in that high grade. If I know it might have a demand and get a sale then pro-grading it is worth the time and money to do it. Be really here no one is not going to sell a perfect comic for $5 and have someone send it off to just have that comic resold for $80 for being the highest graded and it being a HOT demand for that time. I know there has to be people who did what I did as a kid and found the best looking Issue and had it bagged it at the store, then had another copy to read. I don't have the time and money to slab most of my nice looking comics like my ASM #300 (that is going for $180.00 unslabed since the movie come out). I would be sucker to sell it for that and it get high CGC and sell for over $2000. This is why I hate CGC and PGX and what it has done to take the fun out of comics and why I stop buying new comic. I bet someone reading this post is part of that comic service that guarantees to send you new issues in high 9.6 to 9.8 range. I can understand because it will take 50 years for a ungraded modern comic to have some real value and we live in a world were we want to gain money on our investments NOW, but comic collecting is a long term investment that maybe your kids or grand kids may see the rewards when they are your age. I own some NM-Mint old comics that I had CGC on my new blog site so people can enjoy the beauty of these comics for time to come and you may never see them up for sale on this site even though I could use the money but they are for my child's future and not my own.

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