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The Recent ComicConnect Auction Shows Strong Prices in Old Books

Last week ComicConnect held its 42nd Event Auction, kicking off its 2020 season. This auction featured comic books, video games, and original art. Hopeful owners from across the globe flocked to the site to try their luck on the item of their dreams. Some of the most elite collectors in comics bid on beautiful pre-code […]

The First Strange Visitor from Another Planet

The First Strange Visitor from Another Planet

A man becomes ostracized by the scientifically-advanced, cape-wearing, chest-symbol-wearing leadership of his planet. Sent to Earth, the man is known as "The Messenger" and nobody likes his message, as it includes scenes of destruction and dire warnings about the future of civilization. Newspapers also call the Messenger a "Strange Visitor from Another Planet". Am I […]

High Flying Action Can be Yours; Wings Comics #90 from ComicConnect!

High Flying Action Can be Yours; Wings Comics #90 from ComicConnect

The Golden Age of comics has a lot of subcategories underneath it. Over the past few days, Bleeding Cool readers have seen pre-code horror, good girl art, jungle girl, teen humor, and patriotic heroes. But there's one I have yet to touch on — bondage. Yes, bondage covers are also coveted by fans of this […]

A Nice Copy Of TMNT #1 Is Up For Auction Today On ComicConnect

A Nice Copy Of TMNT #1 Is Up For Auction Today On ComicConnect

TMNT #1 is a holy grail comic of epic proportions. All of the elements are there: huge property, scarcity, and demand that will never die. Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird put the indie comic scene on the map when they released the issue on their own Mirage Comics label in 1984, and now one of […]

Venus #19 is the Pre-Code Horror You Need, Only from ComicConnect!

Venus #19 is the Pre-Code Horror You Need, Only from ComicConnect

Pre-code horror is one of the best things about the Golden Age of comics. The covers are terrifying, the stories horrifying, and overall they're entirely satisfying. This pre-code beauty from Atlas Comics — the same publisher that brought us Captain America — is one of the best covers from this era, but where can you […]

The Superman--He's Here, The Washington Times, 06 Jan 1918, via newspapers.com.

How Taking Ownership of "The Superman" Changed World History

Browsing through the selection of patriotic WWII-era Superman-related comics available in Session 5 of Comic Connect's Event Auction 42, which ends May 22, reminds me of some of my very favorite little-known Superman-related history. Generally speaking, I think we have the notion that "The Superman" was a vague, Nietzschean concept barely remembered by the early […]

An Affordable Piece of MLJ History: Suzie #51 at ComicConnect!

An Affordable Piece of MLJ History: Suzie #51 at ComicConnect

This week's ComicConnect auction has had some fantastic finds. From Phantom Lady #17 to Batman #1, we've seen some of the best that the Golden Age world has to offer! For those of you who are looking for an affordable, if not off the beaten path of regular good girl art, look no further than […]

Own a Schomburg Finest in Thrilling Comics #60 from ComicConnect!

Own a Schomburg Finest in Thrilling Comics #60 from ComicConnect

Alex Schomburg is one of the most prolific and celebrated artists from the Golden Age of comics. The Puerto Rican born artist had one of the most significant impacts on comic art during his lifetime, creating some of the most memorable and beautiful covers from that era. Some of his most prolific covers include Startling […]

Own X-Men History with CGC 9.6 Giant-Sized X-Men #1 on ComicConnect

Own X-Men History with CGC 9.6 Giant-Sized X-Men #1 on ComicConnect

The X-Men have had such an amazing history ever since their creation and debut in 1963. The idea of a new evolutionary group of humans with special powers has since captivated fans. There are so many iconic comics from the series but one major comic and one that is on many fans wishlists is Giant-Sized […]

Grab A Nice 9.6 Copy Of Savage She-Hulk #1 On ComicConnect Today

Grab A Nice 9.6 Copy Of Savage She-Hulk #1 On ComicConnect Today

She-Hulk is finally having her moment. In comics, she is part of the current Avengers roster, and outside of comics, Jennifer is getting her very own MCU show on Disney+. That means it is time to start picking up key back issues while you can, like a CGC 9.6 copy of Savage She-Hulk #1 by […]

Own a Piece of Americana with Playboy #1 from ComicConnect!

Own a Piece of Americana with Playboy #1 from ComicConnect

Playboy #1 is the issue that started it all. Featuring the iconic Marilyn Monroe as the "Sweetheart of the Month," this issue famously features the blonde bombshell in the nude. This is, without a doubt, one of the most important pieces of American pop culture, and would go on to inspire scores of other magazines […]

Get a Piece of Good Girl Art History with Phantom Lady #17!

Get a Piece of Good Girl Art History with Phantom Lady #17

Good girl art is ubiquitous with the Golden Age of comics. The term was initially coined in the 1930s to describe the way women were sometimes drawn in comic books, comic strips, and pulp magazines. The women are always young, attractive, and dressed in provocative outfits. This type of art really took off in the […]

ComicConnect Boasts a Scarce Golden Age Beauty; My Intimate Affair #1

ComicConnect Boasts a Scarce Golden Age Beauty; My Intimate Affair #1

Sometimes something comes across my screen that really makes me stop and take pause. Usually, it's the news, but today it was something much more fun. During this week's ComicConnect event auction, fans of hard to find comics can try their luck at winning My Intimate Affair #1 from Fox Features Syndicate at an auction that […]

Check out Spy Smasher #10 on This Weeks ComicConnect Event Auction

Hitler and the Nazis were the subjects of many comic books published during World War II — which should come as no surprise to anyone. Many of the heroes we have today, and several that were lost to time, were created to fight the Nazi's within the pages of their respective comics. Several of the […]

All-American Part 1: The Organized Crime Origins of DC Comics

All-American Part 1: The Organized Crime Origins of DC Comics

DC Comics as we know it today is an interesting amalgamation of characters and titles they've absorbed from throughout comics history. Characters like Plastic Man and Phantom Lady from Quality Comics, The Question and Captain Atom from Charlton, and most importantly Flash, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman among others from M.C. Gaines's All-American line.  During […]

Snatch Up DMZ #1 For Steal From ComicConnect Auction Ending Today

Snatch Up DMZ #1 For Steal From ComicConnect Auction Ending Today

Fans of modern comics love grabbing their keys, and one that should be blowing up soon is DMZ #1. The Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli series is set to debut as a tv show on HBO Max from director Ava Duvernay and starring Rosario Dawson. As always, that means interest is starting to heat up […]

GI Joe Special With McFarlane Art CGC 9.6 ComicConnect Auction Ending

GI Joe Special With McFarlane Art CGC 9.6 ComicConnect Auction Ending

GI Joe Special #1 is one of those books that can be found in just about every comic collection out there, yet is loved and coveted by all. There is a reason, of course, and that is because Todd McFarlane did the interior art. The cover is even a swipe at his iconic cover form […]

Stan Lee Autographed Copy Of Marvel Age #41 Ending On ComicConnect

Stan Lee Autographed Copy Of Marvel Age #41 Ending On ComicConnect

Stan Lee fans are always looking for iconic shots of the Marvel icon, especially since his passing in November 2018. Comic fans miss him, and many wanted to meet him, shake his hand, and get his autograph while thanking him for all that he did for comics. While many will never get that chance, you […]

ComicConnect's Event Auction Heats Up With Fight Against Crime #20!

ComicConnect's Event Auction Heats Up With Fight Against Crime #20

Comic books in the 1950s took a decidedly less violent and horror-filled turn. After World War 2 came to an end, comics shifted heavily into becoming kid-friendly books across the board. When The Comics Code Authority came into existence in 1954, popular (and now sought after books), classic horror comics were put to an end. […]

Duck History Could be Yours With First Donald Comic from ComicConnect!

Duck History Could be Yours With First Donald Comic from ComicConnect

The Disney Duck comics have a special place in my heart. While the rest of the comic world seemed to be in love with superheroes and wartime stories, Disney was taking a different approach to comics with their infamous animated heroes! The 1930s were a booming period for Walt Disney. Snow White and the Seven […]