San Diego Comic Con 2009 Reports

I received a number of requests for a San Diego Comic Con 2009 report, but unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it. Some other commitments got in the way, so sorry, no pictures of myself and Sean Jr. on the Con floor this year! Hopefully next year will work out. To be honest, the lighter emphasis on comic books also didn’t help when I had to prioritize activities at the end of July.

But…

Here are some eyewitness reports I’ve dug up for you to enjoy!

Investment Comic Books Still Hot

The June Heritage comic book auction did very well in spite of the current economic recession/depression. I was perusing some of the sales, and quite frankly they are pretty amazing. Look at these numbers:

  • Showcase 4 CGC 9.6 – $179,500 (record highest price paid for a 1950’s comic)
  • Incredible Hulk 181 CGC 9.8 – $26,290 (record highest price paid for a 1970’s comic)
  • Zap Comix 1 CGC 9.2 – $13,145 (record for an Underground comic)
  • Total sales for the auction were more than $3.69 million. The market for high end comic collectible comic books is still going strong!

    Cash for Clunkers? Comic Books that is!

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