THE Wagner sells for $2.8 mil

Beckett Media LP: The finest known example of the famed 1909-11 T206 Honus Wagner was once again sold this week, this time for a record-setting $2.8M in a private transaction conducted by SCP Auctions. The card, graded NM-MT 8 by PSA, was at one time owned by Wayne Gretzky in addition to being the grand […]

On the scene: Baltimore

We’re actually down in Baltimore for the Diamond Retailer summit. We arrived yesterday as the Comic-Con was wrapping up and heard that Saturday was boffo, and even Sunday was bustling in a new, larger floor space. We got plenty of news and views in a short while, and we’ll have more of a news roundup […]

Hyde upped to VP at DC

PR: David Hyde has been promoted to Vice President of Publicity, DC Comics, it was announced today by Paul Levitz, DC Comics President & Publisher. Hyde will continue to report directly to John Cunningham, VP of Marketing. Hyde, who joined DC Comics in November of 2003 as Director of Publicity, oversees the publicity campaigns for […]

ComicMix.Com launches COMICS

As Mike Gold put it, the worst kept secret in comics was announced yesterday at the Bltimore Comic-Con — is going to be doing new webcomics content, leading to the staff pointing excitedly to a computer monitor, as seen above. Please note. I said “brand-new” and “major comics talent.” And I said free. What […]


In his email newsletter Bad Signal, Ellis urges hugs for Dan Didio Apparently, it’s been reported on Newsarama that Dan Didio, when asked a question about DESOLATION JONES — which I’ve previously said is on a hiatus — said that he believed the series wouldn’t continue due to my being exclusive to Marvel. This is, […]

Notable quotables

Newly announced LEGION writer Jim Shooter tells Wizard what’s going on: Okay, as a former writer, EIC and current comic book legend, what do you think of the current state of the industry? The art in comics is generally better than ever, the writing is often clever and glib, but in spite of that, far […]

Lynn Johnston updates

In all honesty, we don’t follow FOR BETTER OR WORSE, so we’ve been letting others tell the story of its move to a “hybrid” but this E&P story reveals that many of the changes in the strip have been due to the state of creator Lynn Johnston’s own real life marriage, which ended in April […]

Henry Leo DeFraction

Laurenn McCubbin reports Little man was born tonight at 10pm – 7lb, 11oz, and a FOURTEEN INCH HEAD! Mama and baby are doing great, and are very tired after 17 hours of labor. Dude, It was CRAZY. Kelly Sue is BAD ASS. Seriously. She is my hero. Congrats to Matt and Kelly Sue, and welcome, […]