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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

john ivic

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

 

How Did This Book Become So Hot?

I've always liked the cover of this particular issue of Sub-Mariner. So when it turned up for auction on ebay a week ago, I decide to go for it. I put in a bid earlier today for $265, the auction ending at 9:30pm est. I figured the book was worth no more than that amount, my bid being the 23rd. Well, when it was all over, there had been 36 bids and the winning amount was...……$676.66!?!?! It happens to be a pedigree copy, but still. Is Tiger Shark going to appear in a movie or something? The last

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john ivic

01/14/2019

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01/16/2019

 

Back To Buying

Well, here's the first purchase for 2019. Just got this on ebay, where my best offer was accepted. One of the more difficult WWs to find in high grade. Happy New Year!

john ivic

john ivic

01/06/2019

 

Year End Comments

Looks like I'm done with purchases for this year. Acquired 17 books for 2018, much less than the previous year, when I bought 38 altogether. But this year it was a matter of quality over quantity, as I picked up many key books. And nothing under 9.2. So, I'll return here next year. Happy Holidays everyone!

john ivic

john ivic

12/25/2018

 

HOM 178

Just won this in an auction. An upgrade from the 9.0 I currently have. One of the few House Of Mystery issues with interior art by Neal Adams. And it's always nice to land a pedigree copy. Enjoy.

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john ivic

10/25/2018

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11/01/2018

 

Hip Diana Prince

Picked this up from World Wide Comics. A few of these books featuring the mortal, powerless Wonder Woman have nice covers that appeal to me, and this is one of them. Missed out on an awesome 9.2 issue 178 two weeks ago in the Comic Link auction, having been outbid at the last second. Also trying to find a high grade copy of 185. Enjoy. 

john ivic

john ivic

10/11/2018

Hulk 168

Won this on ebay today. Nice cover that I've always admired by the late, great Herb Trimpe. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

09/10/2018

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11/30/2018

Lois Lane 83

Just picked this one up on ebay, my best offer being accepted. Don't pick up many books nowadays with this original CGC label. And there are very few copies of this one on the census. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

08/17/2018

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08/26/2018

Teen Titans 22

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. My first 9.6 DC acquisition in quite some time. Neal Adams sharing artwork duties with Nick Cardy. Five more Adams books to go.

john ivic

john ivic

06/22/2018

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06/23/2018

 

Nice acquisition and meeting The Man

Picked this one up today at the Niagara Falls Comic Con. An awesome 9.2 that looks more like a 9.4. And on top of that, Neal Adams, the artist of this cover, was there. Chatted him with a bit and bought a reprint book of Deadman stories from Strange Adventures, which he signed. This was my third meeting with him at a show. Also, for the first time, a finally met Jim Steranko here today. Very nice guy. Anyways, enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

06/03/2018

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06/19/2018

 

Behold The Mandroids!

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. Probably the hardest one to find in high grade among the Kree/Skrull war issues, due to the black picture frame cover. Although here we take a detour from that storyline, as our heroes battle the mandroids. Surprised to see that my winning bid was under $250. Six more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/25/2018

 

At Long Last......Creepy 14

Just bought this one on ebay. Ten years of waiting to acquire this super tough book. Third times the charm I guess. On two previous listings of this book on ebay, over the last two and a half years, I did not have the funds to buy it now. Needless to say, on both occasions they were snatched up very fast. This marks the first work at Warren for Neal Adams. Only 18 of these on the CGC census. And with this acquisition, I have seven more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/20/2018

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05/18/2018

 

Flash 195

Just won this book on ebay. Very tough one to find slabbed. One of the better covers by Neal Adams for this title. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/01/2018

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04/01/2018

 

Yellowjacket!

Won this just now in the Comic Link auction. A book that has jumped up in registry points recently - 750, to be exact. Don't know if the character will be appearing again in the movies. I'm just happy to have all those points. I had a CGC 9.4 up until three years ago, then sold it. That one had crm/ow pages, so I've managed an upgrade here. Got it for under $400 too. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/07/2018

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03/10/2018