Spider-Man Original Comic Nets US$1.1 Million Dollars

Five decades ago, the comic went for just 12 cents. The big sale has been bested only by the $1.5 million price reached for Superman’s 1938 debut comic book last year. The 1930s to 1950s are seen as comics’ golden age and surviving copies are keenly collected. “The late 1950s and early 1960s are considered […]

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Why Chip Kidd Hates The All Star Superman Cover

A presentation by Chip Kidd on designing the All Star logos for DC Comics has found new prominence. He first talks about the process (12 minutes in) then on first seeing Frank Quitely’s cover art for issue 1. (19 minutes in) With a few quotes; “You didn’t tell me in this one that Superman’s gay!” […]

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Cartoon horses can pay off

I Am The King You can call it a graphic novel or a comic book but that doesn’t change the fact that the original 12-page Superman comic book sold for $1.5 million (US). Those old Superman comics you threw away when you graduated from college may be worth more today than what your retirement fund […]

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Spider-Man Comic Book Sells For Over 1 Million!

Wow. ComicConnect.com sold the comic with Spider-Man’s first appearance Amazing Fantasy to an anonymous buyer on Tuesday to the tune of $1.1 million. In a press release, the comic (Amazing Fantasy #15) was ranked it as the world’s second most valuable comic book. A year ago the online group the world’s most valuable comic – […]

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Spider-Man’s First Appearance Sells for $1.1 Million

It’s official: Spider-Man beats Batman. Well, when it comes to auction, that is. A copy of Amazing Fantasy #15, the first appearance of Marvel Comics’ web-crawling super-hero from 1963, has sold for $1.1 million in auction, beating Detective Comics #27, Batman’s first appearance from 1939, to become the second most expensive comic ever sold (Suitably, […]

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March 8, 2011: Superman Comics Shipping This Week

Diamond Comics has released the list of comic books and other items shipping this week. Here are the Superman related items in that list… Shipping This Week: March 9, 2011. The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please […]

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Bam! Pow! Indian comics clamor to make their mark

The superhero — bulging legs stuffed into tight pants, broad chest adorned with a symbol of power — has vowed to fight the enemies of humanity. He is not Superman. He is not Batman. He is Shaktimaan, protector of all humanity — at least in India. In the cartoon skies over India soar a host […]

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Superman and Wonder Woman Tid Bits From Emerald City Comic Con

Emerald City Comic Con kicked off Friday in Seattle. DC’s Bob Harras, Matt Idelson, Will Dennis, Chris Roberson, Marv Wolfman and Sergio Aragones were among one of the first panels to field questions from fans. Of course, questions thrown their way involved almost everything under the sun that is DC, from DC Universe Online to […]

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Watsonville police arrest teen in Superman sweater robbery

WATSONVILLE — A 26-year-old man wearing a blue Superman sweater was beaten by five people who hopped out of a minivan, robbed him of his sweater and fled Wednesday night, police said. The attack took place about 11:40 p.m. near Ohlone Parkway and Harkins Slough Road, Lt. David McCartney said, Police said five men or […]

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Comics: Flaws aside, animated ‘All-Star Superman’ still fun

Scripps Howard News Service Writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely did something relatively new and entirely entertaining with their 12-issue “All-Star Superman” comic book. The animated adaptation from Warner Premiere isn’t nearly as groundbreaking, but still may be the best of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie series so far. The original purpose behind […]

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