Deal and Phenomenon of the Year
January 3, 2003
These awards are given as a way of reflecting on the events of the year and to draw some conclusions from them. We chose Jakks Pacific's acquisition of the Dragon Ball toy license as the Deal of the Year, and the divergent price trends in collectibles as the Phenomenon of the Year.
Auctions Starts on eBay
November 24, 2002
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced today that Mile High Comics' Chuck Rozanski has donated the oldest CGC 10.0 graded comic in existence, Thor #156, to the Fund to be auctioned to support its work.
From $2.25 to $269.95
November 18, 2002
Retailers reporting their top dollar products to ICv2 based on October sales listed products with retail prices varying by over a factor of 100, showing that it's not necessarily a high price (or a low one) that produces big dollar volume.
Night Thrasher In Development For UPN
October 23, 2002
The Hollywood Reporter has disclosed that UPN is developing a one-hour television series based on the character Night Thrasher from the Marvel New Warriors comic book. The Night Thrasher was a tech-savvy African American martial artist...
Five Extra Pages in Every Book
April 8, 2002
Marvel has announced final details of its May Insert program, which will encompass every comic the publisher will release that month to sample the additional readers that are expected to pick up comics as a result of the Spider-Man movie.
Or Did It End on Schedule
February 4, 2002
The American Family Association Website reported that Taco Bell shut down its Cardcaptors promotion in response to complaints that the 'clow cards' from Cardcaptors are 'similar in appearance to tarot cards used in occult practices.'