CGC Journals

 

Where is my head and what am I doing

So the whole need journal thing is interesting. Trying to wrap my head around how to proceed, I really do miss my 60 post from the previous one. I'  going to sit on it tonight,  and maybe get back to posting some of my recent pick ups. I finished my batman silver age villain run, and I got a little heavy into the cgc sketches. Here is one for two for the mean time while i decide. Thanks for looking Jim 

Jking3437

Jking3437

11/07/2018

 

Where is my head at ? Where am I going with this

Thoughts of possible new purchase So I have decided to sell some books and make my collection a little smaller, roll those books into 1 book worth more money. Just thinking what book it should be. Batman 121 - 1st appearance of Mister Freeze. Reasons I want this. I love batman villains, have a few of their first appearances and want them all. I will buy the major villains not all of them, and when I'm done with the villains I want to move to early detectives. Flash 139 - 1st appearance o

Jking3437

Jking3437

02/14/2016

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11/07/2018

 

HOM 178

Just won this in an auction. An upgrade from the 9.0 I currently have. One of the few House Of Mystery issues with interior art by Neal Adams. And it's always nice to land a pedigree copy. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/25/2018

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11/01/2018

 

Avengers 93

Picked this up from Comic Connect yesterday. The beginning of the alien war saga courtesy of Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. The most valuable Marvel book featuring Neal's artwork. Would have preferred a higher grade, but one buys what one can afford. Eight more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

11/09/2017

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10/19/2018

 

Some feedback please

Hey ladies and gents,    I've been trying to compile a list of the top 25 bronze age marvel books for myself as a small checklist. I was hoping to get some feedback if you feel I've omitted or forgotten something that should be on this list. Conversely if you feel there are books on here that shouldn't be please feel to offer your opinions and feedback. I've tried to stick to first appearances mostly and the order is how I remembered them not in order of importance. Thank you all very much,

Lev

Lev

09/06/2018

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10/17/2018

My Warren Vampirella

I have alway been a superhero kinda guy , that is until I was introduced to Warren Horror mags. Now I have always appreciated Frank Frazetta, but I always thought this book was outta my reach. I mean there's not a ton of these out there in high grade, but through crazy luck a board member told me about one for sale. Board member October sold me this beauty, and I know I've shown it off before . Just wanted to get it in with my other Warren books. Vampirella 1 to me is the Act

oakman29

oakman29

04/25/2018

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10/15/2018

 

Hip Diana Prince

Picked this up from World Wide Comics. A few of these books featuring the mortal, powerless Wonder Woman have nice covers that appeal to me, and this is one of them. Missed out on an awesome 9.2 issue 178 two weeks ago in the Comic Link auction, having been outbid at the last second. Also trying to find a high grade copy of 185. Enjoy. 

john ivic

john ivic

10/11/2018

 

Classic Comic Forum Podcast #21 - Star Wars by Marvel Comics

The latest episode of my podcast is now available, featuring the first part of a four-part examination of Marvel's classic Star Wars series. In this first episode, we cover the contributions of Roy Thomas, from the title's genesis through his departure with issue #10. Enjoy! https://classiccomics.podbean.com/e/classic-comics-forum-podcast-21-star-wars-by-marvel-comics-part-1/

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

10/09/2018

 

What do you think qualifies as slow shipping?

I wanted to get your thoughts on what do you consider to be slow shipping when you buy a comic online?  I did a" Buy It now" from Metropolis on May 25 of a Turok 56. Nice 9.6 , good price but ultra slow shipping.  I got an email from them on June 6 saying they were about to ship. That's 12 days after purchase. They then sent an email on June 13 saying it shipped. Seven more days. It arrived June 16 finally.  Now to be fair it does state that they take 2 to 3 weeks to ship but I've never bought a

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

06/19/2018

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09/20/2018

 

Swamp Thing #8

Okay back to the Swamp Thing read- a-thon!   Swamp Thing #8 Cover Impressions: Swampy and Liz are on a walk, in the background is skull shaped mountain...creepy.     Swamp Thing #8 (December, 1982) Cover Price: $.60 Title: Here's Looking At You, Kid Credits: Writer-Martin Pasko Art-Tom Yeates Editor-Len Wein Colorist-Tatjana Wood Letterer-John Costanza Same creative team as the previous issues.

FutureFlash

FutureFlash

07/07/2017

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09/16/2018

 

Updating My Set!!

Wow, last month I found out that my little niche set of 33 DC Bicentennial comics was awarded one of the Best Bronze Age sets for 2018, a very nice recognition I must say   Mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) to CGC! And, even sweeter, I just picked up a replacement for one of the issues in the set - going from a CGC 9.0 WP to CGC 9.8 WP and gaining 98 more points! Although it's unlikely I could ever make a complete set of all 9.8 WP issues, I'm hoping to at least upgrade all the 9.0 and 9

willybaum

willybaum

09/07/2018

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09/13/2018

 

AJD's comic notebook

Welcome to my Journal. I'll update it from time to time when something noteworthy happens with my collection. I hope you find something of interest here.First up I thought it might be fun to bring the Class of 2013 together for an end of year bash. Let's start with the ECs...   I've been pecking away at runs of Two Fisted Tales and the Sci-Fi titles for the last four or five years, and I picked up a few nice ones this year.   Here are the Two-Fisted Tales. Very pleased to pic

AJD

AJD

12/23/2013

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08/27/2018

Lois Lane 83

Just picked this one up on ebay, my best offer being accepted. Don't pick up many books nowadays with this original CGC label. And there are very few copies of this one on the census. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

08/17/2018

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08/26/2018

 

Ditch Fahrenheit's Journal

Teaser: Mind Blowing Fun For Everyone. Welcome to the newest incarnation of my chatroom.   As usual: If you can find this chatroom, you can post here. All are welcome. Anything goes. Nonsense is strongly encouraged.   Typical areas of coverage: comic books, movies, television shows, music, theater, philosophy, bugs, brewing science, twerking, humorous pics and gifs, yada yada, you know...the usual.   Thanks for reading. Drive safe and have fun. To see old comments for t

Ditch Fahrenheit

Ditch Fahrenheit

11/22/2013

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08/25/2018

 

Sci-Fi before the Space Age

...when all we had was our imaginations So I've recently embarked on a new collecting area, that of Golden Age Sci-Fi. When I first re-started collecting a few years ago I had a few GA Sci-Fi books, but then turned my attention elsewhere. But now I'm back. I'm going to use this journal to 1) show books I've added to my collection and 2) document books I might be targeting. My end goal is to have an example from each Sci-Fi themed title from the Golden Age, and some examples of non-Sci-Fi

miraclemet

miraclemet

03/11/2014

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08/24/2018

 

Rebuilding my Comic Bookshelves

Back in 2014 I began making plans to move abroad. Expecting to have to downsize to smaller accommodations in Europe I sold off a huge chunk of my Comic book library (graphic novels, hardcovers, omnibuses and custom bound editions). Well I'm back in the US now and have started to work to rebuild my library. I thought it would be fun to track my progress here, and provide some reviews along the way.  As it is with books, some books I sold for a pretty penny have gone back into print and are n

miraclemet

miraclemet

12/16/2017

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08/24/2018

Replaced a book I sold + Upgraded another!

Howdy Doody!       I may start saying that more as a greeting to people even though the comic book I discovered those two words together on creeps me out.  A lot. That's just scary.  Worse than pretty much any pre-code horror comic IMO.  If I came home from work to see that sitting on my kitchen counter I'd freak out.  Then I'd go grab my dad's nail gun Anyway, what's up?  How's the hunt for your grail?  Or the non-hunt?  Maybe your grail is a common key book that you see li

GoldCap

GoldCap

08/24/2018