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The latest upgrades to my GI Combat set!!

I had been eyeing some of these for a while so I finally put some of my extras on eBay to help fund the purchase. The first six were buys so I was able to negotiate a better price but the last two were auctions, so I paid dearly for them. There was someone who wanted them nearly as much as I did. All of them are the highest graded and five of them are the single highest graded. To view the set: https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/registry/Comics/PeopleSetDetail.aspx?PeopleSetID=80699

richard8158

richard8158

12/02/2017

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01/01/2018

 

My White Whale

I’m sitting here contemplating whether to open the box I just received from Fed-Ex. Last year I submitted two copies of New Mutants 58 to run the gauntlet. This gauntlet of course went through the process of pressing and then grading. I only chose two copies to submit out of some thirty odd assortment of the same issue. I did this with the hope I could finally achieve every single issue in a 9.8 between 1 and 100.  This has not been easy.    The box in question currently sits on my tab

Tnerb

Tnerb

03/25/2019

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03/27/2019

Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants

Charlton Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Charlton UK Price Variants (UKPVs) that I have found hiding between the cover dates of 1960 and December 1963 inclusive. UK Price Variants were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you'd like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:        

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/02/2019

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07/09/2020

 

1st Comic was a Thor book

My very first comic book was Thor #282. My stepdad got it for me when I was 5 going on 6 in April 1979. I was fascinated with the stories of Asgard and continued collecting Thor until I joined the Army January 5th, 1993. A lot of my collection was lost except for Thor #282. I started back up collecting comics in the Summer of 2000. Last year I sent my beloved book in to CGC to get pressed and graded. It came back a 9.0. I was very happy with the grade considering how long I have had that book in

RayJr

RayJr

03/15/2018

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06/24/2018

 

Storing My Matt Baker Collection

As I mentioned in my first post, my main collecting project right now is to get a copy of every comic with a cover by Matt Baker.  By my count there are 293 Baker comics.  Currently I have 133 of them, so I still have a long way to go.  Here are a few from my collection. Most of my Bakers are raw (88 are raw and 45 graded).  I store the raw Bakers on shelves in a small alcove in my comic room.  Like most beach houses, we have a shower you access from the outside (so you can wash off wh

n2wdw

n2wdw

07/09/2017

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09/16/2017

 

Beatles,Big B,Bill Ward and Badger

I haven't journaled in a while mostly because I have been busy working but today I have my first Thanksgiving off since 2011 and it feels good.  Back in September My wife and I attended all three days of the Cincinnati Comic Expo. I wanted to share my thoughts on it.  It was a mid size show, good location and set up nicely but did not have as many comic dealers as I would have liked. Even though the number of comics bought was few I was happy with what I came home with.  I started Friday ni

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

11/22/2018

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12/16/2018

 

Shooter’s Valiant

I don’t know if anyone else feels nostalgic about the early nineties when Jim Shooter was involved with Valiant. My first encounter with Valiant was the first issue of Archer and Armstrong. At the time I had just finished collecting Barry Windsor-Smith’s Weapon X story in Marvel Comics Presents, I think that is the title, and wanted more of this artist. Collecting comics has been a small passion of mine since the local trash man all those years ago rescued a number 1 of Rom the space knight from

Tarcraft

Tarcraft

10/12/2017

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06/13/2020

 

2017: The Fun Has Just Begun!

May 2017 Battlefront #2 ($15.00) + Man Comics #16 ($25.00) = $40.00 June 2017 Battlefront #24 ($40.00) July 2017 Frontline Combat #7 ($19.87 + shipping = $24.97) August 2017 Frontline Combat #4 ($19.80 + shipping = $24.80) September 2017 Battle #13 ($30.00) October 2017 All-American Men of War #9 ($39.99 + shipping = $43.98) December 2017 War Comics #19 ($35.00) + All-American Men of War #11 ($10

creaturefan95

creaturefan95

01/12/2018

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12/30/2018

 

WW 200 For Under $200

Won this yesterday in the Comic Link auction. A good dollar/points ratio as this book is worth 450 on the registry. A nice cover by Jeff Jones, though his 199 cover is much better. That one I've submitted to be slabbed, should come back a very high grade. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/02/2019

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03/05/2019

Marvel Australian Price Variants

Marvel Australian Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel Australian Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of January 1991 and November 1996. Australian Price Variants (APVs) were printed in the USA at the same time as their cents priced headliners. They are not reprints. If you would like to know more about them, please click the picture below and you'll be magically transported to the discussion thread in which we talk about them:

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/23/2019

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07/16/2020

 

Some new thoughts about the run

I've been giving some serious thought lately to possibly selling off the run down to #300. For one, 544 books in one run is a space issue. I need to make the most out of what space I have for comics right now and these things keep piling up! While having a full run of #1 through #544 would be sweet, I think in the long run I'd be fine with 1- 300. At least until our living situation changes and there is more space for comics. I'd like to have the full Copper Age run as those are the books I most

speedcake

speedcake

04/13/2018

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04/27/2018

 

I was a 2019 CGC Awards Winner!... and then i wasnt...

On July 19th, 2019 the CGC announced the winners of the annual CGC awards.  I was very excited to see who would win.  I have a few sets that i constantly work on to keep on an award winning level, i was extra- pumped this year because i felt a few of my sets had a pretty good chance of getting some recognition.  I started checking to see if the awards were posted around noon-  i know that is a little early- but i was very excited.  At around 1pm i looked at my custom set that i was hoping m

MrWalkingDead

MrWalkingDead

07/20/2019

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08/08/2019

 

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

 

Watch my slab collection grow from scratch to BIG $$$ scratch!

I am going to have to live with that thread title, but whatever! I have decided the correct term for me, besides original comic art collector, is comic reader. I don't collect comics so much as store the ones I read. I bought some Moebius comics the other day off ebay and when I opened the package I realized these were now the nicest comics in my collection, almost without a doubt. So collecting high grade comics was never my thing. Yes, I grabbed some comics second hand along the way, incl

Bird

Bird

01/19/2015

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03/20/2020

CAPTAIN AMERICA #113 - It's all about the Art!

CAPTAIN AMERICA #113 - It's all about the Art!   I bought this beat up copy for $7.50   I may have my issues with Steranko the 'person', but he certainly created some of the most memorable handful of issues ever made in comics. Probably no artist in history has less work that is more popular than Jim Steranko.   Captain America #113 was the third of 3 issues he did in 1969 - the first two #110 and #111 interrupted by the origin re

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

03/17/2020

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04/09/2020

 

R.I.P. Woody

I want to share a quick story about losing a pet this weekend, and pass along and inspirational poem with other animal lovers. Over the weekend we had to put our 10-year old bunny Woody to sleep. Back in August this year, he had a cancerous lump removed from his belly, did extremely well in recovery (for his age), but within a few weeks the lump started to grow again. Eventually his body began to shut down on him, and we stepped in to take away the pain. When another of our pets passed last year

Jimbo749

Jimbo749

10/16/2017

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10/18/2017

 

2 long boxes sold!

I received a few responses from interested buyers regarding my two long boxes of comics. One guy only wanted to trade (records/gift cards/stuff I don't want) and kept sending really odd offers. I'm sure that can be fun, but I want the space and cash! Today I met with an interested buyer, nice guy. He looked through the boxes, noting the comics he wanted, and made a solid offer on the lot. It was for less than what I had listed, but I had a nice chat with another collector and I think we both are

Djrodunchained

Djrodunchained

02/28/2018

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03/08/2018

Fantastic Four #1: French Heritage Edition: Sep 1968: Rare

You do not see this one often. It may be harder to find than the Marvel #1 issue. It is not a reprint of FF #1.  Not sure how they decided which books to publish in this series but it did eventually lead to 162 total issues.  (I have all of them.) Eventually, I will have this entire series scanned front and back on my website.  All of the issues scanned so far can be found here: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-heritage-series-french-canadian/  

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/23/2019

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12/24/2019

Fantastic Four #201: Dec 1978: Undocumented print error

As curiosities go, this is one.  The first comic below has an apparent print error.  The top right corner of the comic, just above the issue number, is printed in yellow for no known reason.  In the normal comic, posted below that, the area is printed correctly in red.  This is not a one-off.  This FF issue is very common so there are a ton of them listed on eBay at any given time.  I have checked a few times (looked at maybe 200 comics) and have seen this identical error on just three other iss

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/17/2020

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02/24/2020

 

CGC Label Error

I just bought Spider-Gwen #5 CGC#1594823016 signed by Stan Lee; the Aja Variant Cover. The label says Stan Lee signed the comic on 11/28/2018—that’s an improbability. Today’s date (as of this writing) is 8/15/2018. Did a mysterious benefactor traveled into the future and have Stan Lee autograph the comic? Doubt it. The obvious answer is, he signed the comic in “January” instead of “November” of 2018. CGC must’ve accidentally hit “11” instead of just “1” for the month. Does an error like thi

ParadoxTremors

ParadoxTremors

08/16/2018

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10/14/2019

 

Oops they did it again!

I am sure this has happened to most collectors out there. You win an auction or make a purchase of an awesome comic at a great price and the seller refunds your money the next day. I had this happen twice in the past few weeks. Once on Ebay and the other on a dealers website.  The first one was on Ebay and it was an auction for an Avengers 24 CGC 9.6 signed by Stan the Man himself. I won the auction with some stiff competition at the end. I could not wait to get this comic but the following day

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

09/13/2017

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01/05/2018

#1 CGC REGISTRY SET - JUSTICE LEAGUE partially up for grabs

I decided to part with 15 books in my Justice League (2011) set which has held the #1 spot on the Registry for many years. 2 sold, the 13 currently available are all CGC 9.8; all but 1 contain Jim Lee art. Many are of the few highest graded Signature Series- those are signed by the respective cover artists which include David Finch, Greg Capullo, Ivan Reis, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, and an ultra-cool colored cover by Alex Sinclair. The first 2 issues listed below sold in ComicLink’s Mar

Lookin4Newsstands

Lookin4Newsstands

04/28/2020

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04/26/2020