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Inherited ‘golden age’ comics collection fetches $3.5 million in auction

February 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Billy Wright’s 345 comics, nearly all of which were published from 1936 through 1941, included many of the most prized issues ever, including Detective Comics No. 27, which features the debut of Batman, and Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman’s first appears.
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$2 million expected auction haul from Inherited comic collection

February 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The collection includes 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide’s list of top 100 issues from comics’ golden age. “The scope of this collection is, from a historian’s perspective, dizzying,” said J.C. Vaughn, associate publisher of Overstreet. Continue Reading

OBIT: Jerry Robinson, 89, versatile comic book pioneer artist for ‘Batman,’ other titles

December 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Comic book industry pioneer Jerry Robinson, who helped create Batman sidekick Robin the Boy Wonder and their arch-nemesis The Joker, has died at age 89.
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Marvel reignites Human Torch in ‘Fantastic Four’

November 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Issue No. 600 of Marvel Comics’ “Fantastic Four,” out today, marks the first time since January the classic team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby is back to its original roster: Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, the Invisible Woman and Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch, who was last seen perishing 10 months ago. Continue Reading

Cartoonist and ‘Family Circus’ creator Bil Keane dies at 89

November 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

For more than a half century, Bil Keane’s clever “Family Circus” comics entertained readers with a mix of humor and traditional family values, intentionally simplistic because the author thought the American public needed the consistency. Continue Reading

COMICS: DC’s Sgt. Rock, Jonah Hex get new looks

June 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Like other titles already announced this week, “Blue Beetle,” “Suicide Squad” and “Stormwatch” have key characters sporting new looks Joker paramour Harley Quinn has ditched her jester-inspired threads for a decidedly Goth-inspired ensemble with a more contemporary feel and change of place. Continue Reading

British actor Henry Cavill cast as the next movie Superman

January 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Henry Cavill will star as Superman (and, obviously, Clark Kent) in the next installment of the movie franchise. Warner Bros. Pictures announced the casting Sunday. Continue Reading

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