Author: Ron Cloer

Masters of the Universe Key Comic Book Issues

As we dive into the deep end of our love for the 1980s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe becomes even more popular.  Last week Mattel released pictures of four new 7-inch tall figures that will be released on June 15th.  Netflix is releasing the new animated series called Masters of the Universe: Revelation […]

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Batman Comics in the 80’s That You Should Buy Now

If you haven’t looked at the first part, Key Batman Comics from the 1980’s, please do so before reading this post.  Let’s look at the data and decide which Batman comics are undervalued.    Best Deals in no specific order Detective Comics 576, 577, 578 – If Todd McFarlane’s Batman 423 is worth $130 in […]

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Key Batman Comics from the 1980’s

This post is solely factual for reference.  There is still confusion in the marketplace about first appearances and cameos of certain characters.  This has been researched, books were opened and appearances verified.  Part two uses this data and pricing information that will help you think differently than the masses who follow the latest “hot” book.  […]

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Barcode Comics

Comic Book UPC Code History and Price Implications

It’s interesting that for years UPC codes or barcodes were overlooked features on a comic.  Literally, no one cared about them or talked about them.  These days, the UPC code could be the most important element of a book.  A UPC code on the right book could mean twice the value while on other books, […]

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Are 90s Speculators and Today’s Comic Speculators the Same?

There is a lot of talk going around about the speculation market.  As with any topic people care about there is a myriad of opinions.  From the negative perspective, some view the comic book speculators as someone defiling the hobby.  They don’t like that speculators strive to make money from comics and drive up the […]

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Spectacular and Web of Spiderman Covers

The Other Spider-man Titles – Key Issues

In the comic book community, there are certain titles that rank higher than others.  Maybe they rank higher because of popularity or tradition or more key issues or the creative teams.  With Spider-man books, Amazing Spider-man has always been the top web-slinging title.  Amazing Spider-man (vol. 1) was the first, the longest-running and has the […]

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Great Venom Cover

Why is Venom so Popular?

With the comic book revival of the 90s, few characters are in the same league as Venom.  To quote one of the smoothest poets of the 1990s, “U can’t touch this.”  Those late 80s and early 90s kids who came into comic shops and first saw Venom were like “Booyah”.  If you tried to tell […]

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Harley Quinn Appearances

Harley Quinn Appearances

There is a lot of confusion about the first appearances of Harley Quinn.  Most of the time, first appearance problems center around references or cameos of a character.  The most contentious example being Wolverine’s first appearance in Hulk 180 versus issue 181.  But with Dr. Harleen Quinzel people discuss continuity and out of continuity because […]

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Kael Ngu Covers

Interview with Emerging New Artist, Kael Ngu

Have you heard of Kael Ngu yet?  I’m relatively sure that you’ve seen his work and not recognized it.  He is fairly new to the field but rapidly gaining a following.  His recent Dark Nights Death Metal #1 featuring a ridiculously gorgeous Wonder Woman has been getting tons of attention.  It’s amazing.  On the other […]

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Hot Batman Comics

Top Batman and Detective Comic Searches

We have been playing with all sorts of search data lately to see what interesting things we can share with the community.  The following list is the top Batman and Detective searches for the first 5 months of 2020.  Some things to consider before checking out this list.  Things that are newer are more likely […]

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