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Friday, May 30, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Saga Pedro - Art Prints, Sketches, Signing - June 7th @ 99 Issues


Uniquely talented artist Saga Pedro will be in town on June 7th from 2pm until 6pm at 99 Issues in Mobile, Alabama signing prints and filling commissions. 




Comic Color Artist K Michael Russell (JLA, Hack/Slash) Offering Comprehensive Online Coloring Course

Comic book color artist extraordinaire, K. Michael Russell wants to teach you the art of digital comic coloring! Check out his Udemy Online Course!


 The Art Of Coloring Comics


Learn The skills and techniques to create stunning comic book color art with tips, tricks, Photoshop secrets and more from an industry professional colorist.



 The Art Of Coloring Comics

Monday, May 19, 2014

July 2, 3-7pm @99 Issues - K Michael Russell signing Hack/Slash Son of Samhain #1


Color Artist K Michael Russell will be at 99 Issues in Mobile, Alabama on Wednesday, July 2nd from 3 pm until 7 pm signing his new monthly title from Image Comics - Hack / Slash: Son Of Samhain #1


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Quick Review- Wynter #2

Dystopian society binds Liz and her desire to be more than just alive.
A beautiful weaving of sci-fi noir and gloomy paranoia.
Check out Wynter #2 from New Worlds Comics

Friday, May 9, 2014

Venom by Comic Legend Steven Butler


Amazing Spider-Man #1 Blank.

Holy cow.

Thanks a ton Mr. Butler.

Check out his awesome work at Steven Butler Studios

Hot List - Alias #1


Alias #1

Marvel Max - 2001

1st Jessica Jones


The 1st appearance of Jessica Jones.
Soon to be a Netflix original series.
Prices are already starting to move on the speculative market.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hot List - Elektra Assassin #2

Elektra Assassin #2

Marvel Epic - 1986

1st appearance of Agent Garret


Hail Hydra! 
Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brings us Bill Paxton as Agent Garret.
His 1st appearance is an undervalued sleeper.

Hot List - Supernaturals #4


Supernaturals #4

Marvel Comics - 1998

1st Groot in Modern Age


Groot is coming to the big screen in the upcoming, highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy film. This rare gem is his 1st appearance in the modern age. These issues came with pull off masks affixed to them, so find a few complete ones while the book is still flying under the radar.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Mobile Alabama Mini-Con. Had a great time. Thanks to all!

May 4th marked the first Mobile Alabama Mini-Con and it was a really great time. Thanks to all of the 99 Issues folks for organizing such a fun event. There was an enormous amount of talent on hand. I was there accepting CGC submissions for grading. I will be sending off the first CGC Signature Series books to come out of Mobile.

Here are some of the awesome pieces that comics legend Steven Butler did for me. These are off to be slabbed, along with quite a few others. K. Michael Russell provided color to the Venom vs Sonic piece.






Sunday, May 4, 2014

Free Comic Book Day -Day 2- Tons of talent at 99 Issues - May 4th


Come meet some of your favorite creators and get a commission, sketch, or autograph!

CGC Signature Series Available ALL DAY!


Monday, April 21, 2014

May 4th - FCBD Day 2 - Event at 99 Issues Comics/Art/Sigs/Awesome


In Mobile, Alabama the talented line-up continues to expand for 
99 Issues Comics and Gaming"s May 4th "FCBD - Day 2" event!

Come meet these wonderful creators and pick up some comics, artwork, autographs, sketches and commissions.

I will be there all day observing submissions for CGC Signature Series grading.
E-Mail me (Steve Hiatt) @ cgc@collectorsx.com for CGC SS or CGC grading info!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hot List: Amazing Spider-Man #361



Amazing Spider-Man #361 (1st and 2nd print)

Marvel Comics, 1991

The producers of "Amazing Spider-Man" and "Amazing Spider-Man 2" have announced a Venom film in the works. If that's not enough, they've also suggested that they will be taking a close look at having Carnage appear in the Venom movie as well.

ASM #361, the first appearance of Venom's symbiotic spawn - Carnage,  is already a popular modern key but did you know that there is also a very short printed, silver background, 2nd print out there? Yup. Grab it while you can.

 


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy Birthday - John Madden

Happy B-Day, Coach!

Hot List- Collider #1 (FBP) By DC Vertigo

Collider #1

DC Vertigo, 2013 - 1st FBP

Simon Oliver and Robbi Rodriguez bring us a trippy tale tale of quantum disturbance in a title that was forced to change it's name to "F.B.P." to avoid a lawsuit from an Irish comic press.

"FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" has been optioned for a live action movie. Prices are already climbing out of the dollar bins and into the low double digits. Find it cheap while you can!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hot List revisit- POWERS #1

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 Powers #1

Image comics 2000-2004

The Sony Playstation television series leaping from the comic pages created by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming has been announced! This small print run issue containing the 1st appearances of Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim has already started gaining a lot of collector interest. At the time of this update, CGC 9.8 copies are already approaching $200.

Hulk 180 - 1st Wolverine Cameo - Original Page Going To Auction



Why Hulk 181 is considered the first full appearance of Wolverine will always be the subject of debate, but over at Heritage Auctions, you now have the chance to buy the original 10x15 final page of Incredible Hulk #180, featuring...the...1st full Wolverine...Doesn't it? My head hurts.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) 1 day signing April 5th @ 99 Issues - CGC SS Available!

Saturday April 5th from 2pm until 6pm

CGC Signature Series Submissions available for this event!
(Yes, for the first time in Mobile)


More Amazing Talent Attending 99 Issues May 4th Mini-Con

The May 4th creator line-up is growing!
CGC Signature Series Submissions will be available!


Steven Butler
K. Michael Russell
and more!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sketch Cards for Keira by Peter Simeti





One of my 2 beautiful daughters, Keira, will be turning 4 years old next week. Even at such a young age she enjoys comics and art immensely. She's building quite the collection of original works and this week Peter Simeti of ALTERNACOMICS (The CHAIR) put his pen to paper for two birthday wishes that she'll really have fun with--

Harley Quinn and Batgirl.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hot List- Afterlife With Archie #1 / Life With Archie #23

Afterlife With Archie #1 / Life With Archie #23

Harvey Comics - 2013

Afterlife With Archie #1 is an amazing re-envisioning of a classic property that needed a fresh new angle. Francesco Francavilla's  art perfectly complements Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's bold story that is only at issue #4 at the time of this post and already has TV and movie talks buzzing. Riverdale is in the grip of the zombie apocalypse, and the gang has to adapt and survive.

Life With Archie #23 featured a variant Francavilla cover that introduced us to the coming Archie-Zombieverse.

Go buy them. 



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hot List- New Guardians #2


New Guardians #2 (of 12)

DC Comics – 1988

1st appearance of Snowflame, the cocaine fueled villain.
Can you think of a better DC villain for a made for TV series?
I can’t either.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Hot List- Y The Last Man #37 & DMZ #1

Y The Last Man #37 & DMZ #1

DC Vertigo

1st appearance DMZ

There has been quite a bit of talk about DMZ being adapted to the big screen. Find this little known 1st appearance before it’s too late. While you're at it, you may as well pick up DMZ #1 from DC Vertigo as well.

Hot List- Man Of Steel #17



Man Of Steel #17

DC Comics - 1993

1st Doomsday. Overlooked villain 1st appearances are gaining steam in the back issue market.

This one killed Superman… For a while.

Hot List- Green Lantern Vol.3 #81

Green Lantern Vol. 3 #81 (both covers)

DC Comics - 1996

This is the Hal Jordan funeral issue. This issue also happens to contain the 1st appearance of Young Justice. The team is sure to gain popularity when the CW network begins airing the television series in 2015.




Monday, March 10, 2014

Hot List- Detective Comics #647

Detective Comics #647

DC Comics (1992)

With another Robin recently biting the dust, it's time to start speculation on the next one.
Detective Coimics #647 is the 1st appearance of Stephanie Brown, a worthy candidate to possibly don the red, green and yellow tights of eminent doom.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Almost 3 minutes of new Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage (possible spoilers) video 3



Narrated by Stan Lee, all of this footage has been released in promotion of a web-slinging game.

Almost 3 minutes of new Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage (possible spoilers) video 2



Narrated by Stan Lee, all of this footage has been released in promotion of a web-slinging game.

Almost 3 minutes of new Amazing Spider-Man 2 footage (possible spoilers) video 1



Narrated by Stan Lee, all of this footage has been released in promotion of a web-slinging game.

Finally! A real defense attorney! (I think...)

This commercial for the Pittsburgh based defense attorney is either the best or the worst commercial ever made.

Press play.

Hot List- Infinity #4 Stegman Heroes Variant

Infinity #4 (Stegman 1:150 variant)

Marvel Comics - 2013

1st Son of Thanos

Thanos is making a big splash in just about every aspect of Marvel's movie-verse and his first true son is introduced in this tough to find gem.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hot List- House Of Mystery Annual #1


House Of Mystery Annual #1

DC Vertigo, 2009

1st appearance of iZombie. The CW TV series is on it's way.