Also, last week I put up an article on The Pros and Cons of Comic Book Subscriptions, since subscriptions are sometimes the only way to stay on top of one's favorite storyline. And this week, I've got some info on the CGC, aka Certified Guaranty Company, as part of the semi-continuing series on Comic Book Grading.
If you haven't heard of CGC grading, but collect comic books, you may want to read up on it. There's been some controversy about grading criteria and the odd restoration that the CGC missed, but overall, it's good to have a standardized way to evaluate and seal up rare comics for good.
Though I do think it takes some of the fun out of collecting (and reading) comics, making them like oversized trading cards. Slabbing puts comics in the realm of other collectibles which can never be used or even touched for fear of lowering their value.