A few years back Sharonville sold a copy of this book on the boards and I fell in love withheld perspective of the cover shot, and the fact t thatched book was pre-assembled involvement in WWII (1940). So here we go another genre, another deviation from my "focus" Sky Blazers #2!
Gold Key Comics - UK Price Variants
Here is a summary of the Gold Key UK Price Variants (UKPVs) that I have found hiding between the dates of March 1973 and November 1975 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:
Won this in the Comic Link auction last night. The greatest of the Neal Adams runs was GL/GA, and I could not pass up the opportunity to acquire one of these in 9.6. My winning bid was not too high, either. Enjoy.
The Kickstarter campaign for the first issue of The Crimebusters is complete, and was a rousing success. Thanks so much to everyone who supported it! I'm really looking forward to sending out the comic and hearing what you all think. And I'm hard at work already on issue #2, so I'll certainly be sharing plenty more as we go.
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
So after about 2 ½ hours at the local courthouse yesterday, I got my 3 point traffic citation reduced to a zero point infraction for impeding traffic. The actual fine went up $30, but I'd gladly pay that to avoid the higher insurance rates associated with a 3 point ticket. Especially considering the fact that my wife and I just bought a new car last week!
Here's Superman impeding traffic, from Superman #85 from 1953.
This is another book from one of my LCS' monthly auctions. I
I won 2 Bakers this week on eBay. I'm especially happy with Midget Comics #1. It's offered so infrequently I went all in with a max bid of $100 -- and then it closed at only $8! I paid a bit more for Crown Comics #6, although it likely went lower because of its PGX grading rather than CGC.
I have 858 CGC books. Actually, that's 858 in my registry sets. If you also count the ones not in my sets, I'm probably well over 900.
One thing about slabs, they take up a lot of room. I have 12 CGC boxes so I store many of my slabs there. I store the rest on shelves in my comic room.
In my old comic room, I displayed CGC books on wire shelves, somewhat like dealer walls at cons. Below are a couple pictures from my old comic room. These wire shelves did a good job at displaying
This issue had a lot to do with my decision to collect FF comics. As a child my mother would give me a dime so I could walk down to the drug store on the corner and buy a comic book. I still remember the day I bought this book because the price had changed to twelve cents and I only had that dime. The dude at the store would not cut me any slack so, instead of using the dime to get another comic, I trudged my way back home and hit mom up for another two cents and then went back to get it. On
Whew!!! Time to take a break from comic buying before I bankrupt myself. No more books until 2018. All in all, I had one of my best years ever for acquisitions. Maybe the best. I raised my total registry points from 64,000 to 77,000. Speaking of points, this one is worth an impressive 850. Fourth appearance of the new X-Men. I'll get back to the journals next year. Enjoy.
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
Won this in the recent Heritage auction. Also put in a bid for issue 77, but no luck there as I was outbid at the last moment. This one is insanely tough to find. The only other one I ever came across for sale was a 9.0 on ebay a little while ago. I wanted this one primarily because it features art work by Neal Adams, one of the last Warren magazines he worked on. Part of the Don Rosa pedigree collection.
A lot of time has passed since my last entries. At this point, I'm still collecting, but I'm focusing on "stuff" that seems to have a whole lot of bang for the buck.
I'm going after Conan's done by Smith in 9.0 or better. Eventually, the keys will be slabbed, but the rest will live out their lives in raw condition in some top-notch mylars and good quality backboards.
I'm very passively going after Iron Fist as I run across them in high grade raw.
I'm also going after some golden
In my constant tug of war between what kind of collection I want and what kind of collection I can afford, I took some steps toward upgrading my Adam Warlock Key Set today. I found a very nice Strange Tales 181 that is autographed by Jim Starlin at an 8.0 rating. I'm pleased because I just came up with this idea that I don't want to go below VF for any Bronze Age issues and I found it on eBay for a reasonable price. I'm still waiting on two more Strange Tales titles (178 and 179) that I just won
Another book with Neal Adams cover work that I picked up on ebay today. Issue 233 is regarded as the classic Superman Adams cover, but I like this one just as well. And a beautiful looking 9.4 at that. Enjoy.
SHAPING UP AND CREATING MY COMIC BOOK ROOM
This year I think I will start cleaning up my books and think up what I want to put in the room. Too many stuff I have in boxes, and they need be placed in good display. Thinking to buy metal shelves to put all my short boxes stacked up to free up space. It might take me a year or so to get the room as what I have in mind.
I had just started my special sketch project at FEV. I gave a blank comic book page (the kind of paper comic book artists
I have been building up my collection with what I thought was slowly but surely lol. I really did lie to myself! And I thought by the numbers that I could make lots of money selling slabs from a collection...enough to completely pay for the collection and remodel the office to the ultimate nerd display room. So far here is what has really happened....
As I went through finding books to have graded it occurred to me that I could press my own books and save a TON of money. So I put about $250
This is going to be a quick series on my top ten finds in terms of comics. I will not be including purchases that I made specifically for a good or decent value. No, these purchases stand out because they were found in some way shape or form and ended up being extremely beneficial for me as a collector in some way. I am focusing on the past 15 years because, at 31, those 15 years represent me collecting the hardest. Before that, the occasional venture was made to a local comic shop to buy back i
Frontline Combat #13 ($19.80) + Two-Fisted Tales #40 ($14.80) w/ shipping = $40.60
Star Spangled War Stories #25 ($7.95 + shipping = $11.90)
All-American Men of War #10 ($35.00)
All-American Men of War #8 ($20.00)
All-American Men of War #16 ($23.50)
All-American Men of War #13 ($11.99 + shipping = $16.44)
All-American Men of War #12 ($15.00)