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jerry lewis 93

My latest acquisition from the recent Comic Link auction. This book being from 1966, it's the oldest 9.8 in my collection. Always nice to have books in 9.8 from this era, which I have very few of. It's also nice when they end up at a lower price than expected at the end of the auction. My winning bid here was under $300. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/26/2020

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10/26/2020

 

SA 216

Just won this on eBay. The last Deadman story in this title. This has always been my favorite Neal Adams run. Awesome covers and stories to boot. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/19/2020

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10/31/2020

 

Adventure Comics 373

Won this book on eBay today. My first signature series purchase in four years. Continuing with my acquisition of Neal Adams covers. Features the first appearance of the Tornado Twins, Don and Dawn Allen, far future descendants of Barry Allen. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/04/2020

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10/24/2020

 

WW 189

One more auction win from Comic Link. And, like my win from yesterday, another cover scene depicting war, this one from the Vietnam era. A particularly difficult issue to find from the Diana Prince run. Interesting to see her blasting away with an automatic weapon, instead of wielding the proverbial sword.

john ivic

john ivic

09/25/2020

 

Our Army At War 240

Won this in the current Comic Link auction. With this book, I now have all four issues with Neal Adams interior art on this title. Surprised to find my winning bid was well under $100. It's back to buying comics again after taking a break during the summer. And this is a good one to start with.

john ivic

john ivic

09/24/2020

 

Jerry Lewis 123

My recent auction win from last month. This puts me in a tie for first place in the Jerry Lewis registry set.

john ivic

john ivic

06/30/2020

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08/23/2020

 

Superman 234

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.

john ivic

john ivic

05/08/2020

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05/09/2020

 

One More Auction Win

This was the second book I won in the last Comic Link auction, along with the ASM 71. Yet another Neal Adams cover, but interior work also. The purchase of these auction wins will be my last one for a while. I'm now on lay off from my job due to the Covid -19 crisis. I don't know how much of an impact this will have on the collecting industry, except to say that most books will now be going for lower prices than usual. I imagine several collectors will have to sell their cherished books to keep

john ivic

john ivic

04/11/2020

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07/03/2020

 

Eerie 53

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.

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john ivic

04/04/2020

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04/05/2020

 

ASM 71

Won this in the current Comic Link auction the other day. Taking a bit of a break from the Neal Adams books that I'm currently going after. Always admired the artwork of John Romita and this is one of my favorite covers of his. A very nice 9.0 that looks more like a 9.4.

john ivic

john ivic

03/27/2020

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03/30/2020

 

Lois Lane 79

And so the collecting of books with Neal Adams covers continues. One of the very first, if not the first of his covers on a Superman title. Not too easy to find this particular issue either. Adams would continue to do the Lois covers for the next 16 books. What with doing the cover work on Superman, Action, Jimmy Olsen, Adventure, the Batman titles etc. - one wonders where he found the time to do all this. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/18/2020

 

First Acquisition Of 2020

Continuing where I left off at the end of 2019 with my focus on books with Neal Adams covers. This one's okay as far as his covers go. Love the brown sky color. With auctions going on right now at Heritage and Pedigree Comics, and one starting on Thursday at Comic Link, there's a whole slew of books I plan to bid on. This one I picked up on ebay. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/10/2020

 

Last Acquisition For 2019

Just won this in the latest Heritage auction. A tough to find book with cover artwork by Neal Adams. I'm now concentrating on books with Adams covers during the period from 1967-71. Surprised to have won this book for under $250. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

12/16/2019

 

Hulk vs. Glob

Won this in the recent Comic Link auction. The Glob was a character you could call a precursor to the Swamp and Man-Things, I suppose. Don't see this book turn up on the market very often. Had this issue when I was a youngster along with several other Herb Trimpe Hulks from that era. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

09/27/2019

 

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

 

Wonder Woman 178

After going the whole summer abstaining from purchasing, I'm back to collecting comics again. Just won this in he current Comic Link auction. The first of the "mod" Diana Prince issues and very much sought after. Don't usually see this book on the market in grades above 9.0. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

08/30/2019

 

Green Lantern 81

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.

john ivic

john ivic

05/31/2019

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06/05/2019

 

Acquisition Of Detective 395....Not!

So, this book is back on my want list. The consignor who listed it at Pedigree Comics must have resubmitted it, without removing it from the website. This I found out because when I tried to add it to my registry set, CGC informed me that the certification number was not in their database. Well, these things happen, but the consignor needs to get his act together. Pedigree Comics tried to get a hold of this person to find out the status of the book, but to no avail. Got my refund, so I can stop

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john ivic

05/25/2019

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05/27/2019

 

Detective 395

Picked this one up from Pedigree Comics just now. A landmark issue in that it features the first pairing of writer Denny O' Neil with artist Neal Adams. The two would go on to greatness, of course, with the GL/GA run a few months after this. This issue also takes Batman into a more gothic area, which would continue for years throughout the seventies. Definitely one of the holy grails of my collection. And my first signature acquisition since 2016. Four more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/16/2019

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05/18/2019

 

Anyone Remember Skywald Magazines?

Won this in the recent Pedigree Comics auction. These mags were around for the first half of the 1970s. At the time, many thought of them as the poor man's Warren mags. But since then a cult following has developed for these books, more or less. A bunch of them were up for auction here, which was a surprise, since you rarely see slabbed copies of these turn up on the market. Along with Nightmare, there was also Scream and Psycho. I like the provocative cover on this one. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/09/2019

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04/12/2019

 

Subby 36

Picked up this one today from my LCS. Continuing with my acquisition of Marvel books. Nice cover on this one with a story that features the wedding of Namor and Dorma....apparently. Wrightson is credited with artwork here, I believe he did the inking job. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/04/2019

FF 110

Picked this one up on ebay yesterday. A cool cover for this issue that I've always wanted. This one is famous for the copies with the "green printing error". Had I acquired one of those in 9.4, it would have cost me an arm and a leg. Trying to finally concentrate on the Marvel books on my want list. So I'll be showcasing more of them in my upcoming journals. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/28/2019

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03/28/2019

 

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