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FANTASTIC FOUR #51 - This Man, This Monster!

FANTASTIC FOUR #51 - This Man, This Monster!   I bought this slightly beat up reader copy for $8!   One of the greatest FF saga's of all time it comes immediately following the Galactus Trilogy and just before the 1st appearance of the Black Panther! Man, Kirby was on a tear! I'll be honest... I'm NOT the biggest fan of Jack's covers. As great as he is at sequential story telling, action sequences, and even grand splash pages... I always thought his co

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

02/04/2020

 

Sad day on Jan 4th 2019 ...

On this day ... January the Fourth 2019, the Comicshop had finally went closed forever. After bit over 44 years in business since the first store opened in the 1970s, moved to its second location on 2089 West 4th Ave until 1999. Then went to move to its third location on 3518 West 4th Ave. I went to pay my last visit on the last Saturday of December to get my last order. Walked around the store knowing this was my last time to see the classic yellow walls and wall racks. The credits goes to

Fan Boy

Fan Boy

01/05/2019

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02/02/2020

 

The Crimebusters #2 - fully funded! So what happens now?

I'm excited to announce that after just 48 hours, the second issue of The Crimebusters is now fully funded! Hurray! The campaign still has 29 days left to go, though, which means stretch goals! These are cool bonus rewards that are unlocked when we hit higher goal levels.  The question is, what kind of rewards do you guys want to get? The first will likely be some free prints, and later on I may do more trading cards, because I want those for myself! But if anyone has any ideas about c

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

01/30/2020

 

The Crimebusters #2 - Kickstarter update

I'm happy to report we're at 90% funded after 36 hours! So that's great, and I really appreciate everyone's support very much.  One odd thing this time is that the project has seemed to stall out almost immediately. Last time things died off after day three, but this time all 90% of the funding came within the first 18 hours. Since noon yesterday, there hasn't been a single backer. It's kind of unusual in my limited experience — there's always a "dead zone" in the middle of a Kickstarter ca

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

01/29/2020

MARVEL TEAM-UP #34 - The Return of the Meteor Man!

MARVEL TEAM-UP #34 - The Return of the Meteor Man!   The original intention of Marvel Team-up was to put Spider-man with a guest star every month, either a big name or someone Marvel wanted to feature and help make more popular. The main problem I always had with it, is that they featured... a lot of talent, that as a kid I thought wasn't up to par with John Romita, or Jim Starlin, and so I gradually drifted away from this book.   Marvel Team-up #34 th

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

01/29/2020

 

The Crimebusters #2 is now LIVE on Kickstarter!!

It's finally time! The Crimebusters #2 is now LIVE on Kickstarter! I'm super excited to finally have a chance to share this with everyone. It's been a really difficult process for me thanks to a bunch of massive life events over the past few months, but the book is (nearly) complete now and by the time the money comes in from Kickstarter, it will be ready to go to the printer. I'm super excited to continue the story of Chuck Chandler, Trixie Trouble, and friends! This time around,

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

01/28/2020

My Warren Eerie collection

Starting my Warren Eerie run. Hopefully you guys enjoy my journey as I fill in this run. For starters here's the famous Eerie 1 ashcan, this however is the bootleg one. Here is Eerie #2 which in  my opinion is a solid 9.6, just a perfect book. Eerie #3 Manitoba pedigree , another perfect high grade beauty. Eerie #5 signed by Al Williamson, and another NM beauty book. You magazine collectors know how much harder it is to find NM magazines than their co

oakman29

oakman29

03/13/2018

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01/27/2020

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #85 (2019 Reprint) - Grim and Gritty long before Alan Moore!

GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW #85 - Grim and Gritty long before Alan Moore!   See! I buy Modern Comics too! :-) In February 1971 Marvel Comics released Amazing Spider-man #96 WITHOUT the seal of approval from the Comics Code Authority. The reason was, supposedly (who knows what’s true when it comes to the history of Marvel) the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare came to them asking that they do a story depicting the dangers of drugs.  In my r

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

01/27/2020

 

The Crimebusters #2 - final countdown to launch!

Well, issue #2 is aunching on Tuesday, and I've been a busy man.  First, here's the first media interview I've done about The Crimebusters, so that's pretty exciting!   Secondly, I just finished the back cover for issue #2:     I've also received my first guest cover artwork! Heather Farrington is another indie creator with an Archie-esque style — her book Juvenile Diversion is a coming-of-age stroy aout a group of teens in the 1980's. I think she did a bang-up

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

01/23/2020

Charlton Canadian Price Variants

Charlton Canadian Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of all the Charlton Canadian Price Variants (CPVs) that I have captured hiding between the cover dates of September 1983 and July 1984 inclusive. 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:              59 Charlton CPVs are currently confirmed to exist out of a total of 60 eligible US issues 

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

11/16/2019

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01/20/2020

Fantastio Four 35-cent price variants - shown with regular issues

Nothing crazy unique about this lot, although you don't often see them displayed with their 30-cent counterparts.  I put the 30-cent variants in a separate post. I have a bunch of variants, error issues, and signed FF comics scanned front and back on my website if you want check out any other stuff: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-v-1-variants-signed-reprints/

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/19/2020

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01/19/2020

Fantastic Four 30-cent price variants - shown with regular issues

Nothing crazy unique about this lot, although you don't often see them displayed with their 25-cent counterparts.  I put the 35-cent variants in a separate post. I have a bunch of variants, error issues, and signed FF comics scanned front and back on my website if you want check out any other stuff: https://dekventures.com/FantasticFour/fantastic-four-v-1-variants-signed-reprints/  

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/19/2020

John Morlar's Journal Summary Page (or how to tell a UK Price Variant that you don't love her anymore)

Hello  Thanks for visiting my Journal. Or John's, if you're into frippery. My name is Steve, I'm based in England, and for the last ten years or so I have been on a mission to confirm and record every first printing UK Price Variant that exists for the seven known American comic publishers that produced them. As well as that I have gathered data on other types of first printing price variants including Canadian and Australian books. Basically, all those little nuances that most people w

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

01/16/2020

Atlantis Attacks - 1989: How crazy did Marvel think we were, anyway?

This was a crazy Marvel gimmick.  “Atlantis Attacks”, was a maxi-series that arced over fourteen different Marvel Comic annuals in 1989.  In addition, there were three regular issues that had tie-in stories for a total of seventeen comics.  Did Marvel actually believe that anyone would be dumb enough to collect all of those comics just to read that story? … Uhh … Oops! You can see the list and each comic scanned front and back at my nascent FF website:  https://dekventures.com/Fantasti

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/10/2020

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01/14/2020

 

The Crimebusters #2 - Kickstarter pre-launch is here!

Howdy! I'm excited to share with you the link for the Kickstarter campaign for The Crimebusters #2, which will be live on January 28. And don't worry, if you missed #1, that's available as well.  Kickstarter has a groovy new feature called the "Notify me on launch" button. Click on that, and as soon as the project is live, you'll automatically receive an email notification the moment the project is live. I'm super excited to share this issue with everyone. Thanks for all the support ov

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

01/11/2020

The Complete Fantastic Four: UK Weekly: #1 & #2: With Toys! 1977

“The Complete Fantastic Four” was a British (UK) weekly series that ran for thirty-seven issues (September, 1977 to June, 1978).  It was a magazine-size comic with color covers and black and white interior pages, although the comic length was the standard 16-pages (8 wraps).  The first two issues came with enclosed plastic models. I posted the the first two issues (front and back and the toy) below.  I have the full series scanned on my just starting FF web site if you want to check out any

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/08/2020

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01/11/2020

Strange Tales V1 #113: Oct 1963: Extremely rare bindery error!

This may be one of those things that is so rare that it has no value.  So far, this is the only copy of this I have seen or heard of.  This comic has three stories.  "Torch vs Plantman"; "Search for Shanng"; and "Shoemaker's Strange Assistants".  In the normal copy, the stories are placed in the book in that order.  In this copy, the Shanng story is inserted first, then the Shoemaker story, with the Torch story last.  Basically, the wraps were assembled in the wrong order at the bindery.  Normal

Dan'el

Dan'el

12/25/2019

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01/09/2020

 

..... here I begin to look back on where it all started.

New member here. My opinion, reading current *storyline* comics isn't cheap.  Back in the late eighties as a teenager I was looking forward to having a job so that I can buy comics and fast forward to now, I have a job but it's getting to the point that I can't afford to buy today's comics.   I found myself thinking if I'm gonna spend a lot of money for only a few current comics then why not start reinvesting a.k.a slabbing the 34 years of comics that I have collected so far.   I can rememb

Etreiw

Etreiw

01/05/2020

BEWARE! The CLAWS of The CAT #1-4 - Social Justice with Good Art!

BEWARE! The CLAWS of The CAT #1-4 - Social Justice with Good Art! Beware the Claws of... The Cat! was a 1972 Comic Series that lasted 4 issues. It was a part of Stan Lee’s idea to expand readership to a female audience. Of course, today this would be seen as radical and liberal and social justice warrior activity and denounced as some declaration of war vs the male species.    In reality, then like now, Marvel was just looking for more suckers to buy the

Prince Namor

Prince Namor

12/30/2019

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01/05/2020

 

I am Titanium and some new pickups

I am just getting back full force to collecting since my new neck parts were added back in September. Basically my spinal cord was being crushed in my neck either from old injuries or old age.  I had to have spinal fusion surgery on four vertebrae . I have two titanium rods and eight screws holding my neck together. Much less titanium than the Titanium man though. Normally they would use spacers but my body tried to fix the problem itself by growing new bone thus the rods. I was told I was very

Rockblazer

Rockblazer

01/04/2020

Marvel Value Stamp Books: 1974-76: Series A & B

Ever wonder how many Bronze-age comic books were cut-up and sacrificed to fill these stamp books?  Thousands, no doubt.  Series A was the famous Hulk killer since all of the Wolverine intro issues #180 (Cyclops stamp), #181 (Shanna stamp), and #182 (Golem stamp) were on the hit list.  According to the resource listed at bottom, the Shanna stamp in this book came from Astonishing Tales #23 and not Incredible Hulk #181 (The Cheetah's back right leg was drawn in for that issue but not the Hulk issu

Dan'el

Dan'el

01/03/2020