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Tradewaiting: Velvet Vol. 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men

Tradewaiting: Velvet Vol. 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men

This time around Tradewaiting is reviewing Velvet Volume 2: The Secret Lives of Dead Men, written by Ed Brubaker, with art by Steve Epting and colours by Elizabeth Breitweiser. Published by Image Comics, it collects issues 6 to 10 of the ongoing comic book spy series. The Velvet series starts

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Thrill of the Hunt: Star Wars Awakens

Thrill of the Hunt: Star Wars Awakens

Thrill of the Hunt is NerdGoblin’s weekly column about comic book back issues that are rising in price, and this week we look at the impact of a little film that opened this week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Star Wars comic books have been published almost continuously since before

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Thrill of the Hunt: Spider-Man’s Gwen Stacy

Thrill of the Hunt: Spider-Man’s Gwen Stacy

In this week’s look at comics rising in price on the back issue market, I’m focusing on one of the most unlikely characters of all: Spider-man’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy, created as a member of Spider-man’s supporting cast by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko in Amazing Spider-Man #31 (dated December, 1965).

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Thrill of the Hunt: Batman vs. Superman

Thrill of the Hunt: Batman vs. Superman

For this week’s take on the hottest comics on the back issue market, we’re looking at Superman and Batman, the stars of a recently-released trailer for the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie. Scheduled for release next March, the movie ties together the long-running Batman and Superman movie

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Thrill of the Hunt: Adam Hughes Covers

Thrill of the Hunt: Adam Hughes Covers

Thrill of the Hunt is back, and this week we’re taking a look at the rapidly rising prices of comics with covers by superstar artist Adam Hughes. In recent years, the back issue comic market has been driven by “key” issues. Like rookie baseball cards or first days covers in

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Tradewaiting: Descender Volume One: Tin Stars

Tradewaiting: Descender Volume One: Tin Stars

Up and coming comic writer Jeff Lemire’s latest project – a sci-fi adventure fantasy called Descender – surprised everyone by kicking off a bidding war in Hollywood for its movie rights even before the first issue had been released. Now Image Comics has collected the first six issues into a

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Thrill of the Hunt: Valiant Rising

Thrill of the Hunt: Valiant Rising

Some of you may remember my Thrill of the Hunt column, tracking hot comics with rising prices, from the popular website Bleeding Cool. It’s basically a comic book speculation and market-watching column where I take a look at notable sales jumps and price spikes in the vintage comic market. I

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Tradewaiting: Chrononauts Volume One

Tradewaiting: Chrononauts Volume One

Scottish comic book superstar Mark Millar – creator of big screen hits like Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kick-Ass – has released the first trade paperback collection of his newest series Chrononauts. Published by Image Comics, and with art by Sean Murphy, it’s a tongue in cheek, fast-paced buddy comedy about

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Tradewaiting: Outcast Volume 1

Tradewaiting: Outcast Volume 1

In case you hadn’t heard, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has a new comic series underway, called Outcast. As if armies of undead zombies weren’t enough, he’s now turned his attention to demons and the exorcists who confront them. Launched in June of 2014, the series from California-based Image Comics

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Comic Book Rewind – Batman: Hush

Comic Book Rewind – Batman: Hush

The greatest Batman tale of all time it is not, but Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb (author) and Jim Lee (illustrator) is an excellent story arc that would without a doubt fall into my top 10 Batman stories, should I ever make such a list. Jeph Loeb is the word-smith perhaps best known for his

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