Feel free to click on the links and read why I got them and where I hunted them down at. There's also some fun filled facts about each particular comic as well. Enjoy!
Superboy #68 CGC 5.0
Definitely a key issue that Gerry has been gunning for quite a while now. Finally, he pulled the trigger and got this Superboy #68 CGC 5.0 Silver age key comic. Why this issue and why has it been on his want list for so darn long? Well, you'll just have to click on the blue title link or image there to find out why. Once again, another great snag for Gerry D., and a good read. Thanks for writing this up and him and I surely hope you enjoy another Tale from the Vault.
Another snag by Gerry D., and he's willing to share why and how this key issue X-Men #5 came to be yet another addition to his vault. Personally one of my favorite comic book super-hero teams ever. Thanks to Gerry for generously spending the time to write this one up. Just click the title link or image to read this bad boy! Hope you enjoy.
Batman #155 CGC 5.5
Gerry D. shares some more comics from his vault and here is just one of them in this 3 part Vault series he generously whipped up for our entertainment. Just click the title link or the image to find out all about where and how Gerry snagged this Silver Age Batman goodie.
Gerry D. shares one of his more recent snags and vault additions. This one is pretty obvious of why he got it, but when he got it is a lot more interesting. Click the blue title link or image to discover how Gerry scored this awesome copy of Amazing Spider-Man #50. Another tale from the vault worth reading about. Enjoy!
Aquaman #18 CGC 8.5 VF+
Haven't done of these in a while and think it's well past overdue. So here's another snag added to my vault early this year. As usual, you'll discover how I happened upon this one and why I decided to snag it. Just click the blue title link to find out the why, how, and where, or you can click on the image and get the same result. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy!
Green Lantern #9 CGC 7.5
Another snag and another adventure. Getting this 2nd appearance of Sinestro was not any easy snag and probably the most difficult comic I've dealt with by far. So why and how did I get this bad boy and for how much and why was this comic such a pain in the ass? Well, you can click the blue title link above or the comic image to read all about this latest Vault adventure. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Showcase #24 CGC 5.5 FN Minus
Another On the Hunt adventure fulfilled and my very first purchase of 2015! Find out the story of this Showcase #24 CGC 5.5 and how and why I got this slabbed early Silver Age key issue at this grade. Just another addition to my Vault and could be a fun yet informative read for ya. Anyways, I do hope you enjoy and thanks for reading. Just click that blue title link above or the image of the comic to read all about it.
Showcase #23 CGC 4.5
Another addition to the Vault, and this one is a hairy tale of how I ended up with it. Once again, I'll explain exactly why and how I got this bad boy, and it will be much different than the other vault posts. I got this by accident and was not intended, but I do promise that this one is a good story. So to learn more about this snag, just click the blue title link or image to the left to read all about. Hope you enjoy and thanks for reading.
Amazing Spider-Man #135 CBCS 9.4
We've got another snag by Mister Gerry D and his adventure in why and how he got this high grade Amazing Spider-Man #135 key issue comic. To learn more just click the title link or the image to the left to discover the story behind this Spider-Man key issue that's made its way into his vault. Enjoy and thanks for reading.
Here's the third part to my stacking attempt with eBay Buck's promotional 10% rewards back and on a limited budget. Decisions, decisions! So I already bought Fantastic Four #44 and #52, why on Earth did I choose this one? Well, it's all revealed in this finale. All you gotta do is click the blue title link or image to the left to discover why this new key issue was recently added to my vault. Thanks for reading and enjoy!
Here's the 2nd part to the 3 part series to my stacking effort with eBay Bucks. The first comic I got was Fantastic Four #52, and this time around I chose Fantastic Four #44. Reason why I got this particular key issue? You may already know why if you're a long time reader of this site. Still, there are reasons besides the obvious, so just click that blue title link above or the image to the left to find out more! Thanks and hope you enjoy.
This most recent addition to my vault is actually part of a three part series. It gets a bit hairy as to the over all strategy of why I got this comic. There is a strategy though, I promise, and why I got the first appearance of Black Panther only in mid-grade. Discover why by clicking the blue title link or image to the left. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy!
Alright, here's a pretty recent addition to my vault, though not the most recent. Actually, there's a pretty good story behind the reason why I snagged this issue and I promise you'll enjoy it for sure. No, no movie demand or TV hype fueled snagging this Daredevil #168 at this particular CGC 9.4 grade. And the obvious reason of this key issue being the first appearance of Elektra has very little to do with it as well. Just click the link or the image to discover how much and why this was snagged.
Fantastic Four #48 CGC 3.0
Another addition to my vault, and this time it's the first appearance of two pretty popular characters in the Fantastic Four and Marvel Universe. Although this sucker came back from CGC a super low grade, this one goes in my Vault and I explain exactly why. Discover where, when, and how much I got this Silver Age key issue for. Hope you enjoy and hope this helps you in your own comic collecting adventures.
Another addition to my vault from the latest batch of submissions returned from CGC that I used my four free Standard service coupon that came with Collector's Society Premium Membership. Here's the story of why I got this particular comic, when, how, and why this one was good enough to add to my vault.
From the latest batch of CGC submissions, here's the Marvel Premiere #15, first appearance of Iron Fist, I snagged a while back. Although only a 9.0 VF/NM, this comic still made the Vault. Find out why this is, where I got it and why I snagged this key issue comic in the first place. This is from the first batch of comics I used the four free coupons that comes with CGC's Premium Membership! Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy.
The New Mutants #98 CGC 9.4
Back from CGC, this comic is the only one out of three to make it to my vault. In this blog post, I talk about where I got this from and how much and also why this Copper Age comic investment is worthy enough to make it into my vault, even if it's only a 9.4. Enjoy and thanks for reading. Hope this helps you in your own hunt for investment comics.
Incredible Hulk #181 was not my very first purchase of 2014. It was actually this Copper Age key issue, Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. I explain some facts about this key issue and why it's an important DC Comics Copper Age comic. I also reveal the story behind why I got this comic and the strategy I used to get it. Thanks for reading and checking out The Vault! Enjoy.
The newest edition to my comic vault. This comic I just recently snagged largely due to the Incredible Hulk #181 I got not too long ago. So why did I decide to get this Amazing Spider-Man key issue comc? You'll discover why, how, and where I got this key issue bronze age Amazing Spider-Man #162 at CGC 9.6 by clicking the blue title link or image. Thanks for reading and hope you enjoy.
Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 8.0
It's about time. I've had my eye on this bronze age key issue for a long, long time. I finally snagged it. Why did I choose to get it now, and why did I choose to get it off eBay? Why CGC instead of unslabbed? Well, I explain it all in this post. This is my latest addition to my vault for the year 2014! Enjoy and thanks for reading!
Marvel Star Wars #1 CGC 9.4 Near Mint
Not my latest snag and one that I got over the summer of 2013, but I've decided to take this out my vault and share. This bronze age key issue for the very 1st Star Wars comic series was a must-have for my collection, and you probably know the reason why. I'm surprised it took me that long to snag it. However, I've added some interesting facts about this particular comic and it's series. It will be a good read. I promise.
Amazing Spider-Man #129 CGC 8.0 VF
My latest and newest comic investment snag. Finally, the first appearance of the Punisher at a VF CGC grade is finally in my vault. Read about where I got it, for how much, and why this year was extremely important in nabbing this major Marvel first appearance and bronze age key issue. Hope you enjoy!
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars #8 CGC 9.6
Okay, so this isn't from my vault nor is it my comic. It's actually my friend Gerry's, who submitted this comic the very same day I did at the Big Wow Comic Fest. This is his very first guest blog post on Total Comic Mayhem, and his very first experience submitting to CGC.
Amazing Spider-Man #15 CGC 4.5
Another fine silver age Amazing Spider-Man CGC copy that I've pulled from my vault to share with you, as well as the back story to exactly why I snagged this particular key issue. Well, here it is - Amazing Spider-Man #15. Just click the link or the image to read this. Hope you enjoy and be sure to share if you do! Thanks for reading!
The second of my treasures to come back from CGC recently. Click the link to discover the story behind how I got this silver age key issue Spider-Man comic and why! Thanks for reading and enjoy!
One of the holy grail X-Men key issues to own, as well as one of the top Marvel bronze age key issues to have in your collection, this is one of the most treasured comics from my X-Men collection. It has an interesting story as well. Enjoy!
Amazing Spider-Man #8 CGC Graded 6.0 FINE
The first Amazing Spider-Man treasured piece from my collection to come out of the vault. Click the link or the image to read more about this one and hope you enjoy!
The very first of my prized comics from the comic vault that I'm proud to share with you all. Yes, it's a bronze age key issue. Yes, it's a CGC graded Signature Series. Who's important John Handock graces the cover of this X-Men issue and why is it such a beloved prized comic from my collection? You'll just have to click the link or image and read on.
No surprise this series would be the next I'd share from the vault. Gorgeous comics of one the most beloved Wolverine series in comics. If you're a fan of Wolverine or like gorgeous, high grade comics, visit the link and geek out with me.