Talkin’ Comics With Newbies

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Newsstand Editions vs Direct Editions

Newsstand or Direct A question often asked is, what is the difference between Newsstand Editions and Direct Editions and how can you tell them apart. Well there is a long drawn out complicated answer....

TCWNewbies: Raw Comic Books vs. Slabbed Comic Books

Graded or Ungraded: Lets discuss collecting raw (ungraded) vs. slabbed (graded) comic books. A raw comic book is any book not encapsulated by one of the three grading companies: CGC, CBCS and PGX .Thi...

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Let us discuss First Appearances

First Appearances The most sought after and collected books besides issue number one, are “The First Appearance” books. The first appearance of a character is just that. The first time we are introduc...

TCWN: Basic Grading

Basic Grading   Comic book grading is the single number one item you need to learn about when it comes to buying and selling comic books. Grading is the one thing that will dictate the price of a...

TCWN: WHAT SHOULD I COLLECT?

After the “what are my comics worth” question is asked, the second question I hear asked by new collectors is, “what should I collect”? My answer is always, collect what you like! There se...

TCWN: What are my comics worth?

 Hello my fellow Nerds and Nerdetts. Shoot the Breeze Comics has added a new bi-weekly column just for you newbies to the comic collecting world. But I invite you old scallywags to also take a look. W...

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