In part 1, we explored the very first series of variant comic books. I mention series as there were a fairly large number of these “test market” price variants and more are being discovered all the time. The scant number of Archie Comics price variants known today is more likely due to the fact that Archie Comics had not been a collectible prize until the last 10-15 years. Other Archie price variants will be found as collectors begin to search with enthusiasm. The original price variants (The Dell’s) have existed for almost 60 years and your chances of finding them at conventions are fairly good.
But what about other oddball variants and one-offs? Well, these exist too, but from an average collector standpoint, the opportunity to discover these, and collect a complete set are near impossible. For one thing, new one-off variants continue to be discovered at a few per-year. Here is an example of what I will call a one-off. Continue reading →
The DC Comics property machine is in full swing with movie announcements, the “Gotham” TV series on the horizon and bursting out of the pages of his comic book here comes “The Flash“. DC Comics has a ways to go to catch up to Marvel Studios but, the success of “Arrow” has given them the momentum and credibility they need. If they work with character development, story line and innovative special effects, this might work.
Here is a look behind the scenes the pilot for “The Flash” to be aired on October 7th on CWTV.
Well, you had to see this coming. First Superman dies, then the death of Spider-Man and quite a few more, with the latest being the death of Wolverine. Now the kid friendly Archie Comics has their own death issue, with Archie Andrews kicking the can in “Life With Archie” #36.
After 70 years leading the Archie Comics Universe, this is a pretty bold step, but what would comic books be without the death of a major character thrown in here or there. You have to think there is a catch right? Continue reading →