vintage comics


CGC Insider #5: Rusty Staples

If you've ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]


CGC Insider #4: Tape And Comic Book Grading

If you've ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]

What Say You, Yellow Kid?

Recently a number of you have made your voices heard about being unhappy with Bleeding Cool publishing pieces about politics. I get it. You came here for entertainment news, to escape the troubles of the real world. Don't think your concerns and thoughts are falling on deaf ears. We all hear you loud and clear. […]

CGC Insider #3: Tanning

If you've ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action Comics […]

CGC Insider #2: Fingerprints And Comic Book Grading

  If you've ever visited this site to stare in amazement at a nice high grade copy of Wonder Woman #1 or Superman #2 and wondered how they became known as the best-graded copies, or wondered exactly what the difference was between this particular copy of Action Comics #1 and this other copy of Action […]





Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 Sells For Record $375,000

Vintage comics seller and auction house ComicConnect just announced that the sale of the Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 Northland copy for $375,000 earlier this month That's a new record for this key 1962 Marvel comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and featuring the first appearance of one of Marvel's best-known characters.The sale eclipses the previous[...]

Putting The New CGC Holder To The REAL Test: Is It Social Media Friendly?

You want to share them.When William Christensen told me about seeing the new CGC Holder -- and was genuinely pretty excited about it, which caught my attention because that guy has been collecting vintage comics since about age 6 and is not an easy person to impress -- well, I was intrigued, sure.. but I still had[...]

CGC's New Holder Changes the Game

I don't get much of a chance to write these days, but some things are just too good to keep secret for long. I'm the biggest vintage comic book geek you can possibly imagine, so when my friends at CGC offered to let me take a look at their new graded comic holder a while […]

Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 Sells For Record $3,207,852.00

 No decent scan or photo of the Church copy — widely considered the most valuable comic in existence —  has ever been made public on the internet, though the few knowledgeable individuals who have seen it claim it is undoubtedly the best copy known to exist.The new record-holding Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 was purchased from the[...]



75 Years Ago Today: DC Comics Wins The Race For Flash

As regular Bleeding Cool readers will know, we've celebrated a number of important 75th anniversaries in recent times.  Superman's 75th anniversary was in 2013, Batman's 75th anniversary was earlier this year, and we even noted Blue Beetle's 75th anniversary recently. It's hard to overstate how important the year 1939 was in laying the groundwork for […]


Hulk Smashes Record: Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 Sells For $320,000

Even for a vintage comics market in which six-figure sales have become increasingly more frequent, this one stands out: vintage comics seller and auction house ComicConnect has just sold an Incredible Hulk #1 CGC 9.2 for $320,000  That's a new record for this key 1962 Marvel comic created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and[...]