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A little history... And a plug.. From Chuck

Before we continue to the next installment, a little introducion to how the pump n dump machine worked back in the 80s from Chuck himself (Taken from Mile High Futures quarterly catalog dating September 1988) I thought it would be interesting for new speculators to read how hyping books was done back then, even though its obvious from Chuck's own writing, that the agenda to expose this scam was for him to make more $$$ So even there, nice try chuck, but no cigar 

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/21/2018

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04/04/2018

 

Eerie 77

Picked this one up from Pedigree Comics. A nice cover and story - Within You... Without You. There are still several Warren magazines that I'm looking for, notably some with Frazetta covers that are very hard to find - Creepy 16, Eerie 7 and 81. Well, sooner or later they should turn up on the market. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/22/2017

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06/10/2017

day 1

oh my gosh im like all bamboozled with all these different types of comics and wow your silly to pay enormous amounts of cash to take that really good comic home with you. get a grip its only comics! only joking with you 😜 no really enjoying going through stacks of comics ive recently discovered in my loft. Ive posted a few images of my favourites so far, i need to categorise them quick before it gets all mushed up in my head, advice welcomed  on were to start apart from obvious marvel in one pi

Liza761

Liza761

07/13/2019

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07/14/2019

 

3 more sweet books added to the Cap collection!!

As I was saying in my last entry, I was longing for my first Alex Schomburg war cover.  It came by way of the boards from a member who was willing to work with my on time payments in July of 2016.  I present to you Captain America Comics #33!!       As you can see, this book has been restored (via a piece re-attached to cover with glue) and has a detached cover.  These are two characteristics I said I was going to stay away from except for the more expensive issues.  I would consi

GoldCap

GoldCap

06/22/2018

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06/23/2018

 

Sometimes you just shake your head

So...I'm looking through the books in the July 1st Heritage Sunday Comic auction and I see that there are three golden age Caps in there.  All raw and restored to various degrees.  The issue I'm most interested in is #65 which is an apparent VG- with slight color touch to cover and trimmed on all three sides.  Let me repeat that.  TRIMMED ON ALL THREE SIDES.  I think most collectors would agree that trimming is the worst kind of restoration a book can have since someone basically removed part of

GoldCap

GoldCap

07/04/2018

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07/07/2018

 

Frazetta Greatness V

Won this in the Heritage auction last night. The last of the Warren magazines with Frank Frazetta cover work that I wanted. Probably one of the toughest to find in high grade too. And it also features interior artwork by Neal Adams. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

09/13/2019

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09/15/2019

METAL MEN #9 - The FIRST Quirky Team?

METAL MEN #9 - The FIRST Quirky Team? I'll be quite honest. I wan't really all that familiar with the Metal Men. But the research has been fun and I've learned a lot. And the issue I've read here (#9) was entertaining. These days, for $1 you can't beat it.   (METAL MEN #9 - Cover Dated Aug/Sept 1964 - on Newsstands June 25, 1964 - cover art by Ross Andru)   Many might think the Metal Men were some kind of rip off of the X-Men or the Marvel ‘team’ c

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

10/18/2019

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10/31/2019

 

Dover Delaware comic con

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 fu

richard8158

richard8158

08/19/2017

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08/22/2017

 

The story of my slow downward Spiral into comic collecting addiction.

It seems everyone else has one so I guess I should too! I started this for fun, but will try to post interesting things, but will also include recent buys, along with gifs, and memes for my amusement. People are welcome to post, and discuss different things they don't all need to be comic related. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

DeadpoolJr.

DeadpoolJr.

04/01/2015

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08/31/2019

 

New Grade

I sent in a CBCS Thor book I acquired off eBay 10/22/2016. It was a 3.5. It came back today from CGC and had a new grade of 4.0. Very pleased with the new grade.

RayJr

RayJr

03/22/2018

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06/24/2018

 

N.I.C.E. #33-34 Feb-March 1989

So today lets look at 2 months worth of speculation from the Wizard of Mile High. All which were full of blank specs with the exception of one which took off for a few months.. But before doing so, try thinking of what comic books looked like back then, Indie's were still pushing hard, and remember, this is before Image or Valiant, also there were no marketing gimmicks at the same level as there were just a few years later. No crazy #1 reboots, no variants, it was still pretty flat compared to t

Aweandlorder

Aweandlorder

03/23/2018

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03/23/2018

 

A first Confession

Ok this lady is rough, subscription crease (ok not really a subscription crease, since this was probably not a subscription order, more likely a "fold it in half so no one sees the cover and shove it in my back pocket" crease) along with a ring "stain" (color loss, we'll see about water damage), and a rough spine... but Intimite Confessions #1 is one of those "Bombshell" bad girl covers, that you just cant hate, no matter the condition... Red dresss, blonde hair, stole, plunging neck line, this

miraclemet

miraclemet

06/01/2017

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06/03/2017

 

The Crimebusters #120 (#1) - now LIVE on Kickstarter!

Aaaaah! I'm super excited to announce that my comic The Crimebusters is now live on Kickstarter! Finally!  Thanks to everyone for all the support throughout this process. As you guys know, bringing Chuck Chandler back to life has been a goal of mine for over a decade now, so this is really exciting for me, and I can't wait to share this comic with you. If anybody has any questions aout the project, or about the Kickstarter campaign, let me know! https://www.kickstarter.com/pr

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

06/11/2019

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06/12/2019

 

Being hassled by the man!

I actually worked this journal entry up over the weekend, as right now i'm in court trying to fight a traffic ticket.  In all honesty it's more of a "can you take my good driving record into consideration, put me on probation for six months, and take the points off of my ticket please?" than a 12 Angry Men type situation.  We'll see how that turns out tomorrow.  In the meantime, enjoy these covers of Superman getting hassled by the man! Action Comics #359 I'm questioning the the c

tomo

tomo

06/26/2017

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06/28/2017

 

The one missing book.

Yesterday, I had mentioned that when I bought my almost complete run of DC Comics Presents from eBay, there was one issue missing that the seller had kept.  So what was the missing issue? The obvious answer is #26 with the first appearance of the New Teen Titans.  Well, you'd be wrong. Then, you might guess issue #47 with the first comic book appearance of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.  Well, you'd be wrong again. I'll give you a hint.  I bought this collection in 2006,

tomo

tomo

07/18/2017

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07/18/2017

 

Conan 11

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. A tough one to find in the higher grades slabbed. A surprise also, since my winning bid was under $250. Barry Windsor-Smith at his best! Marvel high grade acquisitions are easy to secure, so it seems. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

07/26/2017

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07/26/2017

 

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

 

Canadian Editions! Meeting Stan Lee & GA artists!

It was now late July of 2015 and Boston Comic Con was approaching in less than a month.  I knew Ken Bald and Allen Bellman would be attending so I wanted to get a book that they both had artwork in that they could sign.  I also planned to have Stan Lee sign this book as well since I had a "Stan Lee VIP Experience" ticket which included a signature from him for free.  After doing some research I eventually found a Captain America Comics #73 on Metropolis Comics.  It was a CGC 3.5 which fit perfec

GoldCap

GoldCap

09/27/2017

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10/10/2017