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Box of Original 1999 Pokemon Cards Sells for $56,000

An unopened box of pristine condition 20 year-old Pokemon booster packs was recently auctioned off for $56,000 USD (approximately £40,000 / $94,500 …

Pokémon

Greatest signed baseball ever sells for record amount

The record for the most expensive signed baseball in history has been absolutely obliterated. On Sunday, a baseball with the signatures of 11 of the …

1955 Mickey Mantle Card Found in Pack Opening; Man Receives $50,000 Offer for It

Chris Rothe, a bookbinder from Maryland, is about to be a lot richer.<p>According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, Rothe is now the proud owner of a rare Mickey Mantle card after he was assigned a random spot in a drawing of a 1955 pack of Bowman baseball cards at the National Sports Collectors Convention …

Mickey Mantle

Old Baseball Cards: Tim Raines pulls famous Jose Canseco 1986 Donruss rookie card

It’s Hall of Fame week in Major League Baseball. The trade deadline is also approaching. And this week’s new episode of “Old Baseball Cards” — our …

Baseball

Babe Ruth Game-Used Bat, Yankees Contract Sold at Auction

A couple of pieces of Babe Ruth memorabilia made their way to auction and were sold for quite a bit of money, per TMZ Sports.<p>An authenticated game-used bat from the 1929 and 1930 seasons was sold for $196,400.<p>Meanwhile, Ruth's final contract with the New York Yankees in 1934, which paid him …

A Snapshot of How Comic Book Shops and Fandom Keep Changing Each Other

Comic book shops can be great or awful places, depending on where you go. But they remain a key part of how many people experience the characters and …

Comic Books

Family finds eighth Ty Cobb baseball card, valued at $250,000

LOS ANGELES -- What could be better than becoming a millionaire after finding seven vintage baseball cards while cleaning out your late …

Pedro Martinez, Aaron Boone, Chase Utley among our best baseball cards trades

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Baseball’s Winter Meetings are where were we expect lots of trades to go down each year. This year, the Hot Stove has been …

World's Largest Collection of X-Men Memorabilia Will Put Yours to Shame

Guinness World Records has recognized Eric Jaskolka as the new record holder for the “Largest collection of X-Men memorabilia.” Jaskolka’s array of …

Comics

James Franco, Simon Kinberg, ‘Wonder Woman’ Scribe Allan Heinberg Team On Fox’s Marvel Mutant ‘Multiple Man’

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Fox is developing a film vehicle for James Franco to play the Marvel Comics character <i>Multiple Man,</i> with <i>Wonder Woma</i>n scribe Allan Heinberg …

BECKETT Acquires COMIC BOOK CERTIFICATION SERVICE

Credit: Beckett Media<p>Price guide publisher Beckett Media has acquired CBCS, the Comic Book Certification Service. The CBCS offers comic book grading …

Comic Books

Kick-Ass creator working on first comic book for Netflix

Debuts in spring 2018<p>After producing original TV series and films, Netflix is ready to embark on a new quest: creating an original comic book.<p>Mark Millar, creator of comics series like <i>Kick-Ass, Wanted</i> and <i>Kingsman: The Secret Service</i>, will pen a new comic, called <i>The Magic Order. The Magic Order</i> will …

Why Brian Michael Bendis' switch from Marvel to DC is such a big deal

A 20-year Marvel veteran switches sides<p>Brian Michael Bendis, a 20-year Marvel veteran, will join DC Comics, the publisher announced today. Not only will Bendis be writing DC Comics characters for nearly the first time, he’ll be writing them exclusively, breaking ties with Marvel Comics.<p>So Bendis’ …

5 Comics to Read After You've Seen Thor: Ragnarok

<i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> has it all: sibling rivalry, superhero battles, the final fate of mythical realms, <i>and</i> the Hulk dressed up like a gladiator. It's the …

How to Spot a Fake $1,000 Magic: The Gathering Card

Inside the card game’s seedy underbelly of counterfeits, repacks, and proxies.<p>The moment I touched the card I knew it was fake. It was a great looking counterfeit, but a counterfeit all the same.<p>"That's a card called Library of Alexandria, printed in 1994," Teddy Carfolite—a South Carolina school …

I've Got Issues: This New Batman Story Is an Instant Classic

Make room on your Batman bookshelf for this one.<p>Sound the alarm: we just got an instant classic Batman story. A comic book that joins the ranks of …

'New Mutants' Trailer Gives First Look at 'X-Men' Spinoff

The Fox heroes are getting scary for Friday the 13th.<p>It's time to meet the <i>New Mutants</i>.<p>Fox has shared the first trailer for the X-Men spinoff, which …

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Apparently, New Mutants Is More Shining Than Superhero Movie

As everyone sits around and talks about the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes, Fox is quietly doing its own very cool superhero stuff. They’ve got</i> …

Dreamcasting HBO’s WATCHMEN Series

Now that we’ve learned work has begun on Damon Lindelof’s TV series adaptation of <i>Watchmen</i>, our thoughts turn to who might play the iconic graphic …

Spider-Man #1, X-Men #1 stolen from friendly neighborhood doorstep, say cops

Accused thief not too bright in trying to fence them<p>New York police say a man stole a package off a doorstep, found copies of X-Men #1 and Amazing Spider-Man #1 inside it, and was arrested trying to sell them at a nearby comics shop.<p>The Daily News reported today that the accused had no idea what …

The X-Men Spin-Off Is Proving It’s a Horror Movie in a Bloody Way

Sure, the New Mutants are technically superheroes, but the upcoming movie about the team will, in fact, be a horror pic set in the X-Men universe. …

The first ever sketch of Wonder Woman

This is the first ever sketch of Wonder Woman by H.G. Peter from 1941. On the drawing, Peter wrote:Dear Dr. Marston, I slapped these two out in a …

DC Comics

Jeff Nelson opens 1992 Fleer and finds David Justice and Luis Sojo

Jeff Nelson has four World Series rings and plenty of stories to go along with them.<p>The former New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners relief pitcher …

All Star Comics #8 CGC 9.4 First Wonder Woman Sells For Record $936,223.00

An <i>All Star Comics #8</i> graded CGC 9.4 has just sold on ebay for a record $936,223.00. The December 1941 comic book contains the origin and first …

Comic Store Owners Refusing to Carry 'Marvel Legacy' Issues

Could order restrictions stall the company's fall comic book relaunch?<p>Marvel Entertainment's fall comic book line relaunch <i>Marvel Legacy</i> has hit a …

Comic Legends: How FF's Movie Rights Led to the Last Lee/Kirby Comic

Welcome to Comic Book Legends Revealed! This is the six hundred and fortieth week where we examine comic book legends and whether they are true or …

Comics

Spider-Man spin-off Silver and Black snags release date as Bad Boys 3 is delayed again

Good news for fans of comic-book heroes who probably don't need movies but are getting one anyway, Sony has given <i>Silver and Black</i> a release date.<p>The …

Aaron Judge's Jersey from Yankees Debut Sold for $157,366 at Auction

Aaron Judge's New York Yankees Major League Baseball debut jersey has been sold at auction for $157,366.<p>As Darren Rovell of ESPN reported, Steiner Sports held the sale, and the winning offer was made Sunday.<p>The price paid makes Judge's jersey the costliest from any of the United States' four main …

New York Yankees