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We drove to Dover this morning to attend the comic con, about an hour each way. I live in Milton Delaware where we don't even have a LCS. Lots of costumes, food but not a lot of comics. Most were priced at $1 - $3, with very few silvers or golds. Lots of artists though and plenty of novelties. Harry potter wand booth, toys everywhere, costume contest and all kinds of neat crafts. The stay puft marshmallow man (turns out to be a woman) looks a bit deflated and smaller than I remember. It was a fun time!
This will be the only post this week, as I am officially on vacation. Woo hoo!
My family and I will be joining up with my brother and his girlfriend to drive into the path of the solar eclipse this week. We've been planning the trip for over a year, so fingers crossed that the weather holds.
Even scheduling this trip so far out, we still didn't manage to snag a camp site that lies in the path of the totality of the eclipse, but we'll be pretty darn close in Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi river. If you hear some of the news reports, it's going to be like Woodstock in some of these places with as many 100,000 people funneling into these small towns in rural America. Hopefully the cloud cover stays away and we'll be able to see it. If my rig to join my camera and telescope works as planned, I should have some pics when I get back. See you then!
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We're almost to real time now. My recap is winding to a close...I have two more books to show. Here's the first: I bought this book sight unseen from a good friend. I was absolutely stunned to open the box and see this. I knew the grade but that was all. I won't usually pay these kinds of dollars for a book (though I got a great friend-to-friend discount), but this is one that I've thought about buying for a few decades. For the grade, it has everything going for it. Nice centering, white pages, and almost no spine or staple stress.
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The second part of this epic three-part examination of Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle's 1980's Blackhawk run is now available to listen to. I guarantee this is the only podcast in the world that will deliver three hours of conversation about Mark Evanier's Blackhawk!
In this middle installment, we start going through the actual issues themselves, discussing #251-259 in detail. Enjoy!
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Been a while, just been crazy busy at work and Summer activities. When you live in Minnesota you have to take advantage of time outdoors in the Summer. The good news is, I have finished up the rest of the Pasko run and ready to start Moore, can't wait. But first I am going to finish up the rest of the reviews of Pasko's run.
Also picked up my own Swamp Thing!
Now on to the review of issues #14 and #15. Both issues are written by Dan Mishkin and the Art by Bo and Scott Hampton.
Swamp Thing #14 and #15 (June and July, 1983)
Cover Price: $.60
Title: Crystal Visions and Shattered Dreams/Empires Made Out of Sands
Art-Bo and Scott Hampton (Cover: Yates)
Also of note: The Phantom Stranger backups have been dropped as of issue #14. But the Phantom Stranger appears in both issues.
Issue 14 starts out with Swamp Thing finishing his rejuvenation in the swamp where he was turned into Swamp Thing. Now being completely healed, he decides that he wants to be left alone for a bit before rejoining Liz, Dennis and Dr. Kay. Meanwhile a scientist named Nat Broder and his wife Sally are experimenting with computer chips (where Nat has made his fortune), however the experiment goes wrong and Nat is killed during the experiment. The company then decides to cover it up and dumps Nat's body out in the swamp. However Nat is not dead and has transformed into a crystal type of creature, anything he touches also turn in crystal. Soon Swamp Thing encounters Nat and the two battle ending with Swamp Thing defeated and turned into crystal.
Issue 15 continues on from issue 14. Swamp Thing now back Broder Electronics is able to free himself. Once again Swampy and Nat battle but Swamp Thing is unable to defeat him. However Sally (with guidance from the Phantom Stranger) knows how to defeat Nat and plays an organ at the right frequency shattering him. The issue ends with Swamp Thing saying his good-byes to Sally and moving on to and the Phantom Stranger reminiscing over the events over the last two issues.
Over all the two issues were okay. To me they were just two average fill in issues with guest creators. I'm not sure any of it will have any significance down the road.
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earlier today the comic I most regretted selling has been restored to my collection. It is an Incredible Hulk 2. The story on this begins in 2010. I saw a Hulk 2 raw listed on Ebay that looked seriously under graded as a buy it now for $400 dollars. It looked to be 6.5 to 7.0 but was listed as a vg minus 3.5. I watched it thinking it was to good to be true . I waited and watched the seconds tick down to zero but did not buy it. No one did. A week later it was relisted as an auction starting at $400. So the second time around I watched all week until the final 15 seconds and placed my bid. At the same time another bid came in. Fortunately for me the other person bid $400 even and I got it for a few bucks more.
So I got it and it was sharp with white pages. Sent it to CGC and it came back 6.5 with white pages. I was selling comics on Ebay then to get money to buy other comics for my collection so I listed it right away with some others to make a quick profit. The seller did tell me he knew it was better than a vg minus but he always under graded on higher dollar comics so there would be no issues with the buyers. I listed it with an $850 reserve and it slowly went up to about $800 in the last hour. With a few seconds left a bid came in which met my reserve and it sold for the $850 price. I had no problem selling it at the time as I saw a 6.5 and 7.0 sell at that time and thought I would pick up one later down the road with no problem. However some time passed and I decided I needed to get a nice copy for myself but was shocked how much the book went up and not many mid grade copies. I could have probably waited to December this year to get a 6.5 if I could find one as I get a bonus from my employer at that time but I saw this one on line for $1400 which for a 5.0 is a decent price at this time so I got it. Not as nice as the one I sold but the price was right and I'm happy with one a grade and a half less. Regret over selling that book is the main reason I don't sell anymore.
It's all buying for me now at least until I retire which is over five years away. Here it is.
My first Journal was simple. I had a through an dI wrote. Now, thoughts have been few and far between. My life opened and upended again. I am almost exactly where I started and better off for it. However, my collecting has changed, and I don't necessarily mean by grading company. Marvel lost me on all titles but two and that might change to one. I have been visiting more comic conventions in the hope to lose myself into my hobby. Ive been listening to inspirational messages and trying to create my own. My father died over a year ago and I lost the one person I ready everything to. I still read it to him, but now I get no answer.
My last CGC book arrived in the Mail a measly 7.5, and I am ok with that. the cover is awesome and it is signed. Actually my last CGC book that arrived was sent to me by a friend that is currently over seas which means I will be missing him at Baltimore. That sucks...so as I write I realize I have no reason to write a journal, or rather no direction to write a journal. I am just trying out this new format. I am hoping I like it, because if I don't I most likely will fade away again. My goals are still the same, to own a complete set of New Mutants in a 9.8 or better, something CGC made harder after adding a few second, third, and fourth prints. Not to mention 5th and 6th.
Then there are the BIRTHDAY books. At first I limited myself to 45. Forty five was doable. 45 was clean...45 is not longer the amount I need. Now will Dell, Charlton, Archie, and a few others, I need over a 100. some of these I am buying just to have. Others I hope will eventually be graded, but nothing less that a 9.2. do you realize how difficult it is to find some of these in the first place...
and then there is original artwork. Yes, this bug bit me. However I am trying to really limit myself to what I get. I currently own nine pages from New Mutants 15. Two are framed, the other seven need to be still, and two of those I only just got in the last month.
Now if anyone could please help me with learning the new journals, I would appreciate that.
I am normally not one to purchase sketches or even pay to have them done. I believe they're way to costly and I could purchase several other items for the amount of money most of my favorite artist would charge for a commission. With that being said I came across a wonderful cover sketch for Invincible #111. Anissa as the joker with Mark in Batgirls shoes done by Scott Blair. I fell in love with this cover as soon as I found it. I think a lot of you guys/gals will appreciate it. Thanks for reading. Phillip
Back in 2004 or around that time period, I purchased the Witchblade #75 variant New Dimension Comics Exclusive with the David Nestler cover. There were 3 different covers, which included 2 limited edition covers. One was the Wizard World Philly Cheesecake & Cheesesteak Gold Foil Edition limited to 500 copies and the other was the Silver Foil Edition limited to 99 copies. Well I had purchased one of each and just recently sent them in to be graded. I sent all 3 variants in and all came back with a CGC 9.8 grade. The cover art is very cool and something to look at. I love these new cases that CGC is using and maybe it is me, but the clarity through the plastic is extremely clear. Thanks for looking, 109
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I picked up two slabs from ebay because they were very reasonably priced. They are in good shape, but there are markings that border the book itself in the plastic enclosure. I am pretty new to collecting cgc certified books but I do have a few purchased from reputable comic stores and none of those have any of these sort of markings. Are these signs of a case that has been tampered with, or are these commonly seen in some slabs that have been through a process that I'm not familiar with? I hope the images show the markings off clearly. I sure hope they have not been tampered with as that would really suck. I should add that both of the books added to my registry set successfully with the cert. numbers on the label. They are not really expensive books or anything so I don't really suspect counterfeit books, but it just looks like the cases have been opened to me. Again, I'm not sure what the deal is here so hopefully someone can shed some light. Thanks.
I have 2 comic spinner racks in my comic room. They're not vintage. I bought them new a few years ago. I think the company went out of business though as I Googled them last year but couldn't find them.
Here's one of the racks. It's not the best picture but you can kinda see I keep my Sin City collection there, as well as Tomine's Optic Nerve (which is the best "slice-of-life" series IMHO).
I hang action figures on the racks, including this Gwen Stacy. I got John Romita to sign it years ago at a MegaCon.
Here's the 2nd spinner. In this rack I have the complete Strangers in Paradise series, along with Astro City, Marvels, Planetary and Miller's DD run.
I have a third comic rack, but it's not a spinner. It's the kind you attach to a wall. I like it because the bins are wider so I can store Silver Age books there. Here are a couple of pictures. Thanks for reading.
I finally completed my write-up for my newly acquired world class copy of Incredible Hulk #181 CGC 9.8 W for my CGC Registry Set entitled, "Enter Wolverine!" Just wanted to share with the larger CGC Comic Collecting Community! Enjoy!! -Professor Pecora
[AND NOW...THE WOLVERINE!]
Incredible Hulk #181 showcases the 1st full appearance of Wolverine and his 2nd overall appearance in the history of comics!
Moreover, there are only a handful of comic books that have literally stood the test of time and have reigned over any other book of its era; Incredible Hulk #181 is one of those exceptions!
If you were to think of a single comic book to represent the most sought-after, most valuable and most significant issue of an entire age, it would be Action Comics #1 of the Golden Age (1938-1955); Amazing Fantasy #15 of the Silver Age (1956-1969); and Incredible Hulk #181 of the Bronze Age (1970-1984). In other words, the 1st appearances of Superman, Spider-Man and Wolverine have superseded the importance of any other character of their respective time periods!
With that said, the world was introduced to the claw-slashing, berserker-raged mutant Wolverine, who made a long-lasting first impression during his debut in November of 1974, as he battled the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe—the Incredible Hulk! However, Wolverine wasn’t anything like the major superheroes before him; instead, he was ill-mannered, hot-tempered and walked the earth with a tortured soul, as he would later struggle with his origins and the purpose of his creation. He was a government experiment—the perfect weapon—Weapon X! As a direct result, the “anti-hero” was born!
Wolverine was originally created by writer Len Wein and designed by Marvel Art Director, John Romita, Sr. However, in October of 1974; it was the late Herb Trimpe (May 26, 1939 – April 13, 2015) who first drew the character for publication in a last panel cameo featured in the Incredible Hulk #180. The following month, Wolverine was depicted on the front cover lunging in midair and slashing through heavy chains to attack the Goliath Green Machine! In my personal opinion, this is by far the most badass 1st appearance entrance in the history of comics! Wolverine battled the most powerful being in the Marvel Universe head on, so the story title, “AND NOW…the WOLVERINE!” served as an impact statement as if to say, “move over Hulk…another badass is in town to take on all challengers!” With that being said, Herb Trimpe’s classic cover of Incredible Hulk #181 forever remains etched in the hearts and minds of all Wolverine fans and collectors, and is easily recognized and revered worldwide by any comic book collector or connoisseur!
Roughly 8 months later in the Summer of 1975, Wolverine made his 2nd “full” appearance in Giant-Size X-Men #1 and became a major addition to the new X-Men team. While Wolverine was kicking a** and talking trash in the process, he became increasingly popular with avid X-Men readers and became the most popular character on the X-Men roster! From this success, Marvel would later feature Wolverine in his 1st solo comic; in a classic four-part miniseries, which was published from September – December of 1982. Fast forward a little over six years ahead, and Marvel finally catapulted Wolverine into his own monthly series in November of 1988! Furthermore, in the 43 years of his existence, Wolverine has become the most popular character in the entire Marvel Universe, next to the franchise’s marquee character—the Amazing Spider-Man!
In the Marvel cinematic world, Wolverine has been characterized on the silver screen by famed actor Hugh Jackman for an astonishing 17 consecutive years in a total of 9 films! With the start of the new millennium in the year 2000 up until the year 2017, Hugh Jackman (as Wolverine) has been featured in the following Marvel films: X-Men (2000); X2: X-Men United (2003); X-Men: The Last Stand (2006); X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009); X-Men: First Class (2011); The Wolverine (2013); X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014); X-Men: Apocalypse (2016); and Logan (2017).
To say that Hugh Jackman has had success towards making Wolverine and the X-Men a viable movie franchise would be a gross understatement! Rather, he has ventured into “legendary status,” with almost 2 decades of filmmaking and helping to contribute a Worldwide Box Office Total of OVER 5 BILLION DOLLARS! As a direct result, copies of Incredible Hulk #181 will only continue to appreciate and rise in value annually, making it not only the most coveted book of the Bronze Age to collect and showcase, but one of the most secure long-term investments!
According to the CGC Census Report as of August 15, 2017, out of an impressive total of 9,643 copies graded, only one (1) freak of nature was graded (WAY BACK in April of 2001) as a Universal MINT 9.9, which sold for $150,000 on Comic Link back in February of 2011! Furthermore, only ninety-nine (99) copies (including my copy) were graded as a Universal 9.8 and only nine (9) copies were graded as a Signature Series 9.8. With these statistics in mind, the rarity factor for a CGC Universal IH #181 in 9.8 is only 1% of the total population! That’s extremely rare! Considering the vast number of copies that have already been professionally graded and the fact that many 9.8 copies are stashed away in private collections, it is going to become increasingly difficult to locate any 9.8 examples; raw or professionally graded!
On that note, this particular CGC 9.8 copy sports PERFECT COVER WRAP, PERFECT CENTERING, and PERFECT WHITE PAGE QUALITY along with being PERFECTLY cut! (okay, if you want to be a snob...99.9% perfect! ) The color saturation is deep and bright and the corners are razor sharp! Of MAJOR significance is the absolutely PERFECT CENTERING & REGISTRATION ALONG THE SPINE! It is extremely RARE even in the 9.8 grade to find a copy in this immaculate condition, which makes the Professor Pecora Copy of Incredible Hulk #181 one of the finest and most valuable copies in the world!
I purchased this PRISTINE GEM in March of 2017 from the same auction house where the single CGC 9.9 MINT copy last exchanged hands—Comic Link! I had to bid very aggressively in the final seconds of the auction to secure it, along with auctioning off the majority of my CGC 9.8 Bronze Age Marvel Key Collection in the Pedigree Comic’s April 2017 Grand Auction to pay for it, but at the end of the day...it was all WORTH IT!
In closing, I would like to thank Mr. Doug Schmell of Pedigree Comics for helping me to acquire this MEGA Bronze Age Key!
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For my entry in the journals here is my latest project. Conan 1 statue. I got this kit for my birthday a few months ago and recently have been doing some rearranging of my glass display cases so I figured I might as well start building this guy.
A little background. I first saw this statue on an interview with Roy Thomas. I was like oh my I have to have it to display with my book. A little research and I found out it is a resin kit. A little bummed I have to build it but I'm up to the challenge and I'm sure it will be rewarding. My progress so far is I've taken everything out, dry fitted it, and cleaned it. I'm going to stop by in a little bit to pick up some putty for a couple touch up spots and then primer it hopefully after work tonight.
Im a huge baseball fan, and I love Wil Eisner's cover here for Baseball Comics #1 (of 1) depicting the Badgers vs Iron City Nine. From 1949, the book represents one of Will's attempts to break out of news paper publishing with The Spirit, that unfortunately did not lead to an issue #2 or more.
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My wife recently got on me to do something about something that happened back when I was 13 years old, I am know 55.
I know that nothing can be done about it, But I will pass on the story that only a few friends and family know.
I will start with some of my background, I started collecting Marvel comics back in the early 70's I of corse sold that collection back in the 90's.(Bad mistake)
I restarted collecting in 2000. I went on to work as a layout designer for the HASBRO Toy co. Starting in 1984 worked on Transformers G.I. Joe ...
Instruction layout & line art ... I will get to the story, as most 13 year olds that are big Marvel fans I was a member of "FOOM".
I would send drawings of super heros that I created, the first time I sent one in my brother in-law took it and had a copy made and I sent the copy.
The second time I did not make a copy . It was not like today as you can make a copy at home. You had to take it to work or to a copy store.
About 6 months after sending it in I received FOOM #12 and there on page #28 was my Super hero ... The Name was the same his helmet and chest design
Was the same. They had dropped the cape, shield and changed his boots but it was my hero. I sent a letter asking about my hero but even at 13 I knew
I would never get a response. I recently picked up a copy of FOOM #13 and showed it to my wife, she knew the story.
I know it was Marv Wolfman and John Buscema ... That "created" him and of course both worked on Foom magazine at that time.
But all I can do is tell the story, You can choose to believe it or not. The Super hero is NOVA.
Ya know, I should have entered this set into the registry back in 2013. There's a few pedigrees, some keys... it was a nice set. The Ghost Rider and Spider-man sets were just starting up but the Transformer and X-men sets were filling in nicely. Ah well no point in doing it now as these are gonna hit the forum market and then whatever is left will head off to the auction houses.
At the bottom of the list I added thumbnails, only because I thought it looked kinda cool. I'll be uploading the real scans this weekend as time permits, likely the actual listings will begin next Friday. Prices will be close to GPA, give or take a bit, but time payments are available so that's an extra incentive.
Amazing Spiderman 12 CGC 8.0 Off-White to White
Amazing Spiderman 57 CGC 9.2 Off White
Amazing Spiderman 116 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Amazing Spiderman 129 CGC 9.6 White Pages 1st Punisher
Amazing Spiderman 162 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Amazing Spiderman 201 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Amazing Spiderman 202 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Amazing Spiderman 239 CGC 9.8 White Pages
Amazing Spiderman 250 CGC 9.8 White Pages
Amazing Spiderman 252 CGC 9.6 White Pages Tied for 1st black costume
Spectacular Spiderman 1 CGC 9.6 White
Spectacular Spiderman 8 CGC 9.6 White
Spiderman vs Wolverine 1 CGC 9.6 White
Web of Spiderman 1 CGC 9.4 Off White to White
Web of Spiderman 2 CGC 9.6 White
Avengers 47 CGC 9.4 White Magneto App.
Avengers Annual 7 CGC 9.6 White Thanos Saga
Fantastic Four 28 CGC 8.5 Off White to White Early X-men App.
Ghost Rider (1950) 1 CGC 9.0 Off White to White Oldest issue in my collection by a long shot!
Ghost Rider (1973) 1 CGC 9.6 White
Ghost Rider (1973) 3 CGC 9.6 White
Ghost Rider (1973) 35 CGC 9.6 White
Ghost Rider (1973) 37 CGC 9.6 White
Ghost Rider (1973) 47 CGC 9.6 White
Ghost Rider (1973) 67 CGC 9.8 White
Incredible Hulk 181 CGC 9.4 White 1st full Wolverine
Incredible Hulk 340 CGC 9.8 White Classic Wolverine McFarlane cover
Iron Fist 14 CGC 9.6 White 1st Sabertooth
Iron Fist 15 CGC 9.4 White X-men App.
Power Man and Iron Fist 66 CGC 9.6 White 2nd SabertoothMarvel Spotlight 5 CGC 9.2 White 1st 1970s Ghost Rider
Marvel Spotlight 7 CGC 9.6 White Sucha News Pedigree
Marvel Spotlight 9 CGC 9.6 White Sucha News Pedigree
Marvel Super Action (1976) 1 CGC 9.4 White Magazine size - Punisher
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars 8 CGC 9.6 White Origin of Symbiote/black costume
Marvel Team-Up Annual 1 (1976) CGC 9.6 White X-men and Spidey
Masters of the Universe (1986) 1 CGC 9.6 White
Next Men, John Byrne's (1992) 21 CGC 9.6 White 1st full color HellboyPunisher Vol. 1 1 CGC 9.6 WhiteTransformers 1 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 2 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 3 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 4 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 6 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers 16 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 18 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 19 CGC 9.4 Off White to White
Transformers 20 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 22 CGC 9.8 White Pages
Transformers 26 CGC 9.6 Off White to White
Transformers 28 CGC 9.8 White
Transformers 31 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 36 CGC 9.8 White Pages
Transformers 40 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 41 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers 42 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 43 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 46 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers 48 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 52 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 53 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 54 CGC 9.8 White Pages
Transformers 56 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 60 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers 61 CGC 9.8 White Pages
Transformers 64 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 65 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers 67 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers 68 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 69 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 70 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 73 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 75 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 76 CGC 9.6 White Pages
Transformers 77 CGC 9.6 Off White to White
Transformers 78 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers Universe 1 CGC 9.2 White Pages
Transformers Universe 2 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers Universe 4 CGC 9.4 White Pages
Transformers The Movie 1 CGC 9.6 White PagesWalking Dead 3 CGC 9.6 White
Walking Dead 19 CGC 9.8 White 1st MichonneWolverine Vol.1 1 CGC 9.8 White
Wolverine Vol.1 2 CGC 9.6 White
Wolverine Vol.1 3 CGC 9.6 White
Wolverine Vol.1 4 CGC 9.6 White
Wolverine Vol.2 1 CGC 9.6 WhiteXmen 1 CGC 8.5 Off White to White 1st X-men ; 1st Magneto
Xmen 5 CGC 8.5 Off White to White
Xmen 6 CGC 8.5 Off White to White
Xmen 7 CGC 8.5 White
Xmen 8 CGC 8.5 White
Xmen 10 CGC 8.5 White
Xmen 12 CGC 9.2 Off White to White 1st Juggernaut
Xmen 14 CGC 9.2 Off White to White 1st Sentinels
Xmen 16 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 18 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 19 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 20 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 21 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 22 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 23 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 24 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 25 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 26 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 27 CGC 9.4 Off White to White
Xmen 28 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 29 CGC 9.4 Off White to White
Xmen 30 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 32 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 35 CGC 9.2 White Spider-man app, sorta
Xmen 38 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 42 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 43 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 44 CGC 9.2 Off White to White
Xmen 45 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 48 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 51 CGC 9.4 Off White to White
Xmen 52 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 53 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 55 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 56 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 57 CGC 9.4 Off White to White
Xmen 59 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 60 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 63 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 64 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 65 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 66 CGC 9.4 White Hulk App; Brad Squared collection
Xmen 96 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 97 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 98 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 99 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 100 CGC 9.6 White old X-men vs New
Xmen 101 CGC 9.6 White 1st Phoenix
Xmen 102 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 103 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 104 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 105 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 106 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 107 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 108 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 109 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 110 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 111 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 112 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 113 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 114 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 115 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 116 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 117 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 118 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 119 CGC 9.6 White 1st App Alpha Flight cameo ; DON MAGGIE THOMPSON Pedigree
Xmen 120 CGC 9.4 White 1st Full app Alpha Flight
Xmen 121 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 122 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 123 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 124 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 125 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 126 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 127 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 128 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 129 CGC 9.4 White 1st Kitty Pryde and White Queen
Xmen 130 CGC 9.6 White 1st Dazzler
Xmen 131 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 132 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 133 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 135 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 136 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 137 CGC 9.6 White "Death" of phoenix
Xmen 138 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 139 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 140 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 142 CGC 9.6 White
Xmen 143 CGC 9.4 White
Xmen 143 CGC 9.2 White
Xmen 144 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 145 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 146 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 147 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 149 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 150 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 154 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 155 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 156 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 157 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 158 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 160 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 161 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 162 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 163 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 165 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 167 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 171 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 172 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 173 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 174 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 176 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 188 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 189 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 207 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 211 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 212 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 213 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 214 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 222 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 228 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 232 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 238 CGC 9.8 White
Xmen 248 CGC 9.8 White 1st Jim Lee on X-men
Annual 5 CGC 9.8 White
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On February 10, 1974 Amazing Spider-Man #129 was released, and so was the first appearance of Frank Castle--The Punisher, coincidentally this was also the first comic I would pick off a spinner rack at the local corner store, and purchase. And So began my hobby of collecting comics.
Here we are 43 years later, and I still have this special issue today.. It has been through a lot, and shows, although I have an upgraded copy of this issue the value of this one is priceless in memories for me. Happy Birthday Frank ...