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Interview Series with Matt & Steve of the Comic Mint!
This interview is with the good people over at the Comic Mint. This is one of my favorite online stores, so I was really excited when they agreed to do an interview for us! If you haven't heard of them, you've more than likely seen some of their exclusive variant covers with some of the hottest artists in the industry!
What's a good book to grab now for long term hold (5+ years) that's under $100 raw now?
There's a new group of collectors that are now focused on buying books as investments. They are commonly referred to as "speculators" often citing a particular article that reveals a character to be introduced on to the big screen or make their way into a new series. Books can be dollar books and overnight, if not within minutes, climb to high value books often times 10x what they were originally worth. So I posed this question in a group I'm in to find what would be a good book to pick up now before it's out of reach. Here's a list of the books that would be wise investments in no particular order.
Interview with FB Seller and Group Moderator - Jourdan DeMoss
This interview is with a longtime seller and group moderator, Jourdan DeMoss. I thought what better person to get a perspective from than someone who not only sells but moderates a Facebook group as well.
Interview Series with Founder of Reptilian Overlord - Comic Mailers
This interview series is with another comic book product creator, Joshua Bennett, who founded Reptilian Overlord. I love new products when it comes to this hobby as there are more than a few safe ways to ship books properly. He was also extremely nice enough to send me samples of each type of shipper he created. The shippers can do raw books and slabs as well!
Interview Series with Former Marvel Writer/Editor - Barry Dutter
Interview Series with Comic Con Promoter Jesse Noble - Gem City Comiccon
This interview series is with a life long collector and longtime comic con promoter Jesse Noble. Through various FB groups I've bought comics and also have been to Gem City Comiccon myself. It was a great con! There were lots of dealers and great books. It helped me fill one of my Spawn runs a few years ago.
Interview Series with Body Painter - Darya of Darka & BMZ Studios
This interview series explores the world of cosplay. More specifically the body painting aspect and we got a chance to do an interview with Darya of Darka & BMZ Studios. Her artwork is one of the best I've ever seen and she's done some incredible super-hero projects. Read on to learn more about her journey as an artist and get a look at the amazing work she's done.
Interview Series with Sean McLoughlin of Scorpion Comics
This week's interview is with one of my favorite online shops, Scorpion Comics. I was lucky enough to get some time with Sean McLoughlin to get an inside look at the origin of the company and it's future. If you haven't checked out their site, I highly suggest them, as they have some amazing artists they've collaborated with in the past for some top notch cover art. And they always take great care in packing and shipping books timely in my experience.