An eBay auction for a so-called "pristine" copy of 1938's Action Comics #1 -- the 1938 issue in which Superman made his very first appearance -- ended Sunday afternoon, and the winning bidder snagged the issue for a cool $3.2 million. That's the most anyone has ever paid for a comic book, by a pretty wide margin. The previous record was $2.16 million, for a different copy of Action #1.
Sculpted by the Four Horsemen, Mattel's DC Universe Classics line is a favorite among 6" action figure fans for balancing detailed sculpts with hearty amounts of articulation and often spotlighting some of the DCU's more obscure heroes and villains. But there's an element of collectibility that goes beyond the line's basic figures and even limited edition variants. The most hardcore collectors seek prototypes. Now Mattel and Warner Bros. are teaming up to give fans a chance to win paint master prototypes of select characters at auction, with 100% of proceeds going to fund the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
With Nintendo Power concluding this month after nearly a quarter of a century, several generations of readers are feeling their share of sentimentality - especially for the magazine's longtime comic book supplement, Howard & Nester. Though the character of Howard was retried from the strip when the real-life Howard Phillips left his editorial gig at NP for a job at Luca
If you've ever had a bad experience selling something on eBay, here's something to make you feel a little bit better about how things turned out for you: Chances are, you didn't find yourself potentially scammed out of a first edition X-Men #1 from 1963 after your buyer cancelled payment after delivery of the comic.WBTV3 in Charlotte, North Carolina, report
Art: Anthony Clark has posted his take on the three original starting Pokémon (Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle) on Tumblr.
Photos: As The Adventures of Tintin plays in theaters around the world, HuffPo takes a look at all the places Hergé's hero (and his dog Snowy) have traveled over the years.
Manga: Gantz creator Hiroya Oku wrote in Young Jump magazine that
Between the premiere of the new "Twilight" movie, the "Curse of the Mutants" storyline launching in the X-Men tomorrow, and the thousand other stories, comics and goddamn cell phone commercials about vampires that sprout up every time you kick over a rock, one could be forgiven for feeling a little weary of the mythical bloodsucking monsters, who have managed to supplant zombies as the favorite overused trope in comics of the moment.
Regardless, we would be completely remiss if this glut kept us from recognizing how cool Ben Templesmith's original cover of "Bram Stoker's Dracula" is -- and when we say cover, we mean