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Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants

Marvel Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Marvel UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of May 1960 and December 1981. 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:             In April 2019, I successfully lobbied CGC to change their labels from "UK Edition" to the more appropriate "UK Price Variant"

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/05/2019

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12/05/2019

ARCHIE COMICS #95 - Classic Artists of the Era

ARCHIE COMICS #95 - Classic Artists of the Era Whenever I find these early Archie Comics issues, especially pre-1960 in the $1 books, I HAVE to pick them up. Honestly, it's where they belong as there is only a handful of people who love and appreciate them. The Riverdale crowd isn't interested in this stuff and none of the artists are really 'hot' with the majority of collectors. Archie Comics is just kind of its own niche and I'm glad. I mean... I look at this Harry Lucey cover

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/29/2019

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12/05/2019

Though Lost and Finally Found - My Grandfather's Apollo 8 - Coin

The greatest generation and everyone did their part. My Mom's dad fought in Europe and my Dad's dad worked in Grumman and later the Space Program. I recently found something that I thought lost from my Dad's dad and figured I would present it here. If anyone knows me, it is from the Comic forums. Recently while going through boxes for a sales thread I want to put together, I came across something that I had misplaced. Certain things in the family have been entrusted

Buzzetta

Buzzetta

08/04/2013

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12/03/2019

 

My road to success (Moving Update 2)

This thread will be about my journey to the million dollar comic and the struggles, failures and successes that come with it since many boardies requested it I will not longer post my transactions but try what revat said . I also have a bunch of inspirational people two of them being Walt Disney and Steve Jobs because I want to be the next rags to riches story not to the degree of Steve Jobs or Walt Disney but I want to make a million dollars buying and selling a comic and making enough money wi

uchiha101

uchiha101

12/15/2014

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12/03/2019

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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12/03/2019

 

The Crimebusters #2 - special announcements

This year has been a series of kicks to the junk, but luckily, it's nearly over! And I do have a couple cool announcements. Tomorrow, I'll be appearing on a Disney YouTube livestream to discuss my comic and how the latest issue was influenced by Disney theme parks! And this weekend, I'll be appearing at the NorthEast Comic Con in Boxboro, MA, so if you're at the show, stop by and say hi! I made a little video about these announcements: https://youtu.be/WJlXIn03IAo

Crimebuster

Crimebuster

11/26/2019

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12/01/2019

MARVEL TALES #53/AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #70 - Wanted...Dead or Alive!

MARVEL TALES #53/AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #70 - Wanted...Dead or Alive!   The Amazing Spider-man was the comic I liked the most growing up. Occasionally something would strike me as interesting, but it seemed whenever I read an issue of ASM it would just entertain me in a way that the others just couldn't compare. Before I became a regular reader around 1975 or so, I remember having #43, #75, #80 and Spectacular Spider-man (Magazine) #2. Over time I would pick up an issue her

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/24/2019

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11/25/2019

Dell Comics - UK Price Variants

Dell Comics - UK Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of the Dell UK Price Variants that I have discovered hiding between the dates of April 1960 and July 1961. 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:            Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I hope you will find interesting. Notes and Obs

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

05/05/2019

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11/23/2019

AMAZING ADVENTURES #19-24 - 2018 Turned Out a BIT Different...

AMAZING ADVENTURES #19-24 - 2018 Turned Out a BIT Different...   In the second part of the story (#19), we get 13 pages of action right off the bat and the colors look more centered and less glaring, and it certainly makes the reading experience better. Next time I see Roy Thomas, I'm going to bring both these issues and ask him about the differences in how this process shows up. (AMAZING ADVENTURES #19 cover-dated July 1973, on newsstands April 17, 1973, wit

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/19/2019

Bazinga

Just thought I would start a journal showing any pickups of comics or sundries  All nonsense encouraged  

Azkaban

Azkaban

07/24/2018

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11/19/2019

HOUSE OF SECRETS #50 - Ho Hum, Earth's Getting Destroyed Again...

HOUSE OF SECRETS #50 - Ho Hum, Earth's Getting Destroyed Again... This period in the history of DC Comics was NOT one of my favorites. There's probably a fair amount of GREAT work from this period I'm just not aware of, but... there's also so much bland junk, it's difficult for me to even begin to wade into these waters.... The Senate hearing on Comic Books in 1957 had allowed publishers like DC and others to put out a Comics Code, aimed directly at their biggest competitor (EC C

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/18/2019

Charlton Canadian Price Variants

Charlton Canadian Price Variants Hello Reader  Here is a summary of all the Charlton Canadian Price Variants that I have captured hiding between the dates of September 1983 and July 1984. 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:             Meanwhile, here is an up to date summary of what I have discovered so far, which I hope you will find interesting. N

Get Marwood & I

Get Marwood & I

11/16/2019

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11/18/2019

 

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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11/16/2019

The Death and Return of Superman Multiple Printing Saga

My journey into this wonderful hobby began in early 1994, when I found The Death of Superman graphic novel at Kroger, I was 11 years old then. The graphic novel collected the seven issue storyline "Doomsday!", the comic book colors inside hooked me. I had heard of this “event” but I was so late to the party that it was over. The Death and Return of Superman story arc was a trilogy of storylines; "Doomsday!", "Funeral for a Friend" and "Reign of the Supermen!", all ancient history by '94. After I

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

03/17/2019

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11/15/2019

TIPPY TEEN #1 - This Looks Familiar!

TIPPY TEEN #1 - This Looks Familiar! Wally Wood had a long and storied career in comics, and there's plenty to go into, but of note today was his and Publisher Harry Shorten's Tower Comics. Shorten had worked as a writer and Editor at MLJ (Archie Comics) in it's early days and Wood had worked for nearly everyone. Tower Comics is primarily remembered for it's Thunder Agents by Wally Wood, but the LONGEST RUNNING comic they published was Tippy Teen, an obvious Archie Comics influenced Te

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/15/2019

 

Crom!

We're almost to real time now. My recap is winding to a close...I have two more books to show.  Here's the first: I bought this book sight unseen from a good friend.  I was absolutely stunned to open the box and see this.  I knew the grade but that was all.  I won't usually pay these kinds of dollars for a book (though I got a great friend-to-friend discount), but this is one that I've thought about buying for a few decades.  For the grade, it has everything going for it.  Nice centering, white

Westy Steve

Westy Steve

08/18/2017

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11/15/2019

 

How about a little gold with that bronze?

So, I've been enjoying my quest for Bronze.  But I've pretty much backed off the pursuit of all titles but Smith Art Conans.  I might attempt some early Savage Swords.  I've also snagged a few minty early appearances of Iron Fist...I'm thinking about going  after the keys of that series since the hype-train has slowed down on that character.   Essentially, all of the material I'm pursuing is "anti-cinematic universe speculation" and I'm snagging them in higher grade.  And why not!  They're so be

Westy Steve

Westy Steve

11/15/2019

AMAZING ADVENTURES #18 - It's All in a Name!

AMAZING ADVENTURES #18 - It's All in a Name! I was a pretty well-read 10-year-old kid, and I think comics may have had an opposite effect on me than it does most people. MOST collectors learned to read from comics. They didn't teach me to read, they made me lazy to read. Who needs books when you have pictures to spell it all out? I didn't STOP reading books of course, but when movies like War of the Worlds (1953) was shown on regular TV, how could I not be glued to the screen? Back in th

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/13/2019

HAWKMAN #25 - My Baby has a Temper!

HAWKMAN #25 - My Baby has a Temper! Here's another series I'm pretty clueless to, but this cover lured me in and, boy am I glad it did. It sort of has a 'Coop' (Devil Girl artist Chris Cooper) look to Dillin's art (even though Coop was born the year this came out!). Anyway, I dig it a great deal - the sexy green 'Death Goddess' (not sure why she's 'green' on the cover) - the flames  - Hawkman getting his butt kicked - the purple background...   (HAWKMAN #

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/12/2019

MARVEL TEAM-UP #12 - Wanna Play on the Bridge?

MARVEL TEAM-UP #12 - Wanna Play on the Bridge? Marvel Team-Up was the FIRST regular spin-off series for Spider-man (Spectacular Spider-man Magazine preceded it for two issues) and featured Spidey in all but 10 of its 150 issues and 1 of its 7 Annuals. Somewhere out there, someone has all 150 issues collected, but amazingly enough all SEVEN Annuals as well. I can picture the first one in my head (Spidey and the X-Men) but for the life of me can't remember the other 6. On

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/10/2019

STRANGE TALES #174 - There Walks the GOLEM!

STRANGE TALES #174 - There Walks the GOLEM! One of the earlier comics I ever had was this Strange Tales #174 from the Spring of 1974.  (STRANGE TALES #174 - Cover Dated June 1974 - on Newsstands March 26, 1974 - cover art by Ernie Chan? John Buscema? Tony DeZuniga?) What a great cover and what a controversy surrounding who drew it!  I've read Gil Kane, Tony DeZuniga, John Romita, and Ernie Chan for pencils and then Ernie Chan, Tony DeZuniga, and John Romita

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

10/20/2019

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11/09/2019

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #109 (and #23) - Remembering Amnesia!

LIFE WITH ARCHIE #109 (and #23) - Remembering Amnesia! No, that isn't the cover to Life with Archie #109, it's the cover to Life with Archie #23. I'm starting this post off with it because it's another cool old comic I picked up for $1 at a recent show.   Featuring a fairly ho-hum cover (as far as Archie Comics and Life with Archie in particular goes) from the nevertheless under appreciated Bob White, the story inside (Sy Reit) isn't much to talk about either. However, it

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/07/2019

Superman's Girlfriend LOIS LANE #35 - Scheming Up and Teaming Up!

Superman's Girlfriend LOIS LANE #35 - Scheming Up and Teaming Up! Man, it’s amazing to me what comics I can find, beat up, in $1 bins! Another classic Superman/DC artist that I prefer to Curt Swan, the oft-forgotten Kurt Schaffenberger, here with an early 60’s ‘modern-ish’ theme. I really like the way he uses shadows and shading to show depth and perception. (Superman's Girl-Friend LOIS LANE #35 - Cover Dated August 1962 - on Newsstands June 26th, 1962 - cover art by Kurt Sc

Chuck Gower

Chuck Gower

11/06/2019