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Action Comics #1 (June 1938) Superman’s Debut, CGC 9.0


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Hello there comic book fans, I got an amazing spotlight for you today, something that is once in a blue moon event, the selling of thy most highly sought after comic book in history, Action Comics #1. This is the holy grail of comic collectors, something that every comic book collector cant have yet always dream of having and its up for auction on Ebay right now as of August 9, 2014. And with only 5 more days until the auction ends, if your a multimillionaire, then you better get started on bidding, man I’m dying to have this but currently at $1,950,100, it will only be a dream of mine to ever own a copy, hell, I doubt I’ll ever even get to see or touch a real copy in my lifetime.

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This is THE comic book that started it all. This comic features not only the first appearance of Superman, Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but this comic began the entire superhero genre that has followed during the 76 years since. It is referred to as the Holy Grail of comics and this is the finest graded copy to exist with perfect white pages. This is …. the Mona Lisa of comics and stands alone as the most valuable comic book ever printed.

This particular copy is the nicest that has ever been graded, with an ASTONISHING grade of CGC 9.0 ! To date, no copies have been graded higher and only one other copy has received the same grade. It is fair to say though that this copy blows the other 9.0 out of the water. Compared to the other 9.0 that sold for $2.1million several years ago it has significant superior eye appeal, extremely vibrant colors and PERFECT WHITE PAGES. This means after 76 years the aging process has yet to begin. Truly this book is a museum piece. It is one of only two copies of this comic in ANY condition to ever be graded with the distinction of having White pages, the other being a CGC 2.5 !

If you are looking to purchase or invest in comic books this is without exaggeration the single best graded comic book that exists. It is the highest graded copy of the most sought after comic book in the hobby, and has the best possible page quality that can be assigned.  If anyone has ever been curious what an Action Comics 1 looked like the day it came off of the newsstand 75 years ago, this is the answer.

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Even if you can’t buy this amazing comic book, at least you can witness history here, comic book history, watching the sell of thy most expensive, most coveted comic book in history and the highest graded copy, this will definitely be a once in a geek’s lifetime event. Again this auction ends Aug 24, 2014 18:00:02 PDT, so don’t miss out on either watching this amazing auctioning event, or if your rich, bidding on this amazing comic book. I will definitely update with the winning bid when this auction ends, because it will no doubt be a historic number in comic book purchases.

Update: Well here the update folks, Action Comics #1 CGC 9.0 has set a record for the highest payed amount for a comic book, the record setting figure is $3,207,852.00, a comic book historic event.

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Movie Spotlight!: Big Hero 6 Cast


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Hello there, comic book and movie fans, today I got the latest news on Disney’s Big Hero 6, where they have announced the full main voice cast for Big Hero 6, an animated adaptation of a Marvel comic that separate from the bigger live action Marvel cinematic universe. The film will feature Ryan Potter as Hiro Hamada; Scott Adsit as Baymax; T.J. Miller as Fred; Jamie Chung as Go Go Tomago; Damon Wayans Jr. as Wasabi; Genesis Rodriguez as Honey Lemon; Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; James Cromwell as Professor Callaghan; Alan Tudyk as Alistair Krei; and Daniel Henney as Tadashi Hamada.

Big Hero 6 was created for Marvel by Steven T. Seagle and Duncan Rouleau and focuses on Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax as they team with other heroes to save San Fransokyo. The movie is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, is set to debut November 7th. And if you like what you see and read then please, share, like, and comment, help us spread the loving.

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“BIG HERO 6″ Robotics prodigy HIRO HAMADA has the mind of a genius—and the heart of a 14-year-old: his state-of-the-art battle-bots dominate the underground bot fights held in the dark corners of San Fransokyo. Fortunately, big brother Tadashi redirects Hiro’s brilliance, inspiring him to put his brain to the test in a quest to gain admission to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology. When a tragic event changes everything, Hiro turns to a robot named Baymax, and they form an unbreakable bond—and two-sixths of a band of high-tech heroes on a very important mission. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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“BIG HERO 6″ BAYMAX cares. That’s what he was designed to do. The plus-sized inflatable robot’s job title is technically Healthcare Companion: With a simple scan, Baymax can detect vital stats, and, given a patient’s level of pain, can treat nearly any ailment. Conceived and built by Tadashi Hamada, Baymax just might revolutionize the healthcare industry. But to the inventor’s kid brother Hiro, the nurturing, guileless bot turns out to be more than what he was built for—he’s a hero, and quite possibly Hiro’s closest friend. And after some deft reprogramming that includes a rocket fist, super strength and rocket thrusters that allow him to fly, Baymax becomes one of the “Big Hero 6.” ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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“BIG HERO 6″ It’s elemental when it comes to chemistry whiz HONEY LEMON. Don’t let her glasses and funky fashion fool you: Honey may be as sweet as her namesake, but she has a fire in her belly and a can-do attitude that make her pretty much unstoppable. Her knowledge of alchemy proves powerful, too, when the effusive brainiac becomes part of the “Big Hero 6” and creates clever concoctions that when thrown, can get her team out of nearly any jam. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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“BIG HERO 6″ WASABI is committed to precision. He’s super smart and just a touch neurotic, but the big and burly neatnik can’t help but join the cause when Hiro needs him most. As part of “Big Hero 6,” Wasabi amplifies his martial arts skills with jaw-dropping plasma blade weaponry. Sharp doesn’t even begin to describe this guy. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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“BIG HERO 6″ Aptly named GO GO TOMAGO knows what it takes to be fast. She’s tough, athletic and loyal to the bone, but not much of a conversationalist. Popping bubble gum and delivering well-placed sarcasm are totally her speed. The daredevil adrenaline junkie is at her best on wheels, and when Go Go joins forces with “Big Hero 6,” she rolls like never before, using maglev discs as wheels, shields and throwing weapons. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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“BIG HERO 6″ Fanboy FRED comes off like a laid-back dude with no direction. But this sign-twirling, monster-loving, comic-book aficionado is sure to go places—when he’s good and ready. For example, Fred doesn’t hesitate to join “Big Hero 6,” and he has a lot of ideas for his super-hero skillset, too. His ferocious, fire-breathing alter ego comes complete with claws, integrated communications and a super bounce. But his sign-spinning may still come in handy. ©2014 Disney. All Rights Reserved.

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Comic Book Spotlight!: Only One Exists – My Little Pony


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Hello there comic book and My Little Pony fans, today we got news that IDW and Hasbro have gotten together with Heritage Auctions to raise money for the charity Give Kids The World. Commemorating the best selling comic in IDW’s history, they have put together a one-of-a-kind issue of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic #12 with a variant cover by Sara Richard, which celebrates the milestone of selling over one million copies at retail. That single issue, CGC graded 9.6, and the original cover art and other artwork that was included in creating the cover are all signed by the artist, the artwork lot will include a small rough thumbnail design, a larger loose pencil layout, and the finished tight inks, as well as the 9″ x14″ full color mixed media painted work, and everything will be in the Heritage Signature Auction on August 7th. Again the proceeds of the auction will benefit Give Kids The World, a non-profit organization that provides children from around the world with life-threatening illnesses and their families a memorable and cost-free visit to Central Florida attractions.

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The one-of-a-kind variant issue #12 of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will be on view at Heritage Auctions booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego. And if you like what you see and read then please, share, like, and comment, help us spread the loving.

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Artist Spotlight!: Craig Drake


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Hello there art fans, here is another great artist spotlight on another great artist, Craig Drake, another artist I discover through the amazing poster art site Mondotees, and I absolutely love his style. Craig Drake, was originally from Detroit, moved to San Francisco in 1998 to work in animation and freelance design, where he working from now. When he was working for Lucasfilm in 2006, he created a Patrick Nagel parody image (a limited edition Princess Leia print, and his first official print). Also for people who don’t know, Patrick Nagel is a big pop artist, a illustrator that created popular illustrations on board, paper, and canvas, most of which emphasize the simple grace of and beauty of the female form, and gain high popularity during the 70s-80s.

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Anyways, since Craig first break into the world of art prints, he has made some incredible posters and gain high levels of popularity, he has become known for his very stylized and vector based pop culture figures that are masterfully rendered, bringing a sleek and dynamic aesthetic to all the art pieces he creates. Again his style is very affected by Patrick Nagel artwork, but it is Craig’s topics that sets him apart, his topic focus more on pop culture, he hits on topics like music, anime, cartoons, TV, movies, comics, etc. You can currently find a few of his poster prints at Hero Complex Gallery, but other distributors of his amazing works are the Mondotees, Bottleneck and LTD galleries. And if you like what you see and read then please, share, like, and comment, help us spread the loving.

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Pre Release Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition


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Hey all I’m back again with yet another pre order I’m highly anticipated – Dragon Age: Inquisition. This epic role playing series from BioWare boasts beautiful vista’s and amazing possibilities.

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The story is based around a  cataclysmic event that plunges the land of Thedas into disarray. The skies have darkened with dragons bringing forth terror to a once peaceful kingdom. However one person has survived – The Inquisitor, and he alone is able stop these demons. The Mages enter into war against The Templars, and nations rise against each other. The Inquisitor and his group of legendary heroes are left to bring order and restore the kingdom to what it once was. As the campaign progresses bonds will be made and broken. This game is set in a vast landscape, filled with monstrous creature’s. The veil that keeps the demon’s away and the kingdom safe had been torn, and a new evil roams free.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition allows you to build relationships with other characters, and your actions will shape the story and the outcome. That is one of the things that has drawn me to this game, the fact that every decision you make affects what happens next. Meaning you get a personalized feel from the game play. I also think this game is visually stunning, with good solid graphics. I love the fact that Thedas is vast setting giving you the ability to discover new things, from hidden caves to uncovering hidden item under a rock or behind a bush. Another thing I’m drawn to is the ability to customize the game. You can make The Inquisitor whatever you want him to be , and develop you own battle style. The Inquisitor is also gifted privileges other citizens are not, giving you the power to decide the fate of village’s and there inhabitants. The popularity of The Inquisitor is affected by his choices, and so is the moral of his team. You also have your own team of agents to whom you can assign various missions. In my opinion adding all of these things together will make Dragon Age: Inquisition an all round amazing RPG.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition is set for UK release on the 10th October 2014. Check out the footage below :). And if you like what you see and read then please, share, like, and comment, help us spread the loving.

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Artist Spotlight!: Mike Mitchell


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Hello there fellow art lovers, today’s Artist Spotlight is on one of my newest favs, Mike Mitchell, I recently discovered him through one of my favorite art site Mondotees, which recently held a gallery showing of his most recent work, a collection of Marvel inspired artwork. Mike Mitchell is an American artist in Austin, TX, known for his pop surrealism and poster prints. Now if you didn’t know Mondotees is one of the most popular and in demand producers of what I consider fine art posters, that are extremely sought after and highly collectible. They commission amazing pop culture artworks from amazing talents, the posters cover a wide range of topics like music, movies, comics, games, cartoons, and TV shows, so your desire to represent your love for something can definitely be represented thru beautiful poster form. So it was a amazing thing that Mondotees decided to showcase Mike Mitchell’s artwork because his work definitely is a site to behold, covering one of my most beloved topic, Marvel Comics.

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His art style borders on the real to the cartoony at times, he use a mix of styles to accomplish different effects, some artwork is very vector base in style giving him bold sharp line work, as well as a combination of painting style where you get good tonal value. His also plain contrasting solid color backgrounds to make the either pop and/or stand out from the background. My most favorite is his portrait series, where he takes famous pop culture characters and does side portraits of them, I especially love his recent portrait series where he did side portrait versions of Marvel Comic book characters. Make sure to check out his other works of art at sirmikeofmitchell.com. And if you like what you see and read then please, share, like, and comment, help us spread the loving.

 

Power Girl, in Real Time


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Hello there, comic book fans, today I wanted to spotlight a little gem that I stumble upon, that I really took a liking to, a short fan comic on DC Comics’ Power Girl. The comic has a great commentary on society and addresses big topics women are facing these days, and give a nice perspective on the Power Girl character. Giving thoughts on the heavily debated topic of the look of Power Girl, even though to most comic book fans this is a topic that been talked about plenty of times before, it was nice to see a more modern and current issue take on the debate, I hope to read more from this writer, Hannah Doerge, and artist, Per Darwin Berg, in the future. Check out the original for better quality images.

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Written by Hannah Doerge, Art by Per Darwin Berg
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