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Captain Marvel 17

Picked this one up on ebay today. The start of the Mar-Vell/Rick Jones body transferral between Earth and the Negative Zone, by way of the nega-bands. This new situation would eventually lead to the Thanos saga a couple of years later. Now if only I could afford a high grade copy of Marvel Super-Heroes 13, the first appearance of Carol Danvers. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

11/30/2017

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12/01/2017

 

Frazetta Greatness IV

Just won this gem on ebay. An interesting take on the Kong story. Seven of them actually, in this issue. Frazetta at his best, as is usual with his Warren covers. Like my recently purchased Eerie 7, this is another super tough one to find. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

11/15/2017

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11/24/2017

 

Avengers 93

Picked this up from Comic Connect yesterday. The beginning of the alien war saga courtesy of Roy Thomas and Neal Adams. The most valuable Marvel book featuring Neal's artwork. Would have preferred a higher grade, but one buys what one can afford. Eight more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

11/09/2017

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10/19/2018

 

Horror From Neal

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. A very nice cover by Adams with interior work by him and Berni Wrightson. Amazingly, a 9.6 in the same auction went for $1,300. More than a grand than I paid for this one. This is an upgrade from the 9.0 I have. Also looking to do the same with my 178 and 179. One of the very few with Neal's work interior-wise on this title, I think there was four or five in all. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

11/03/2017

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11/03/2017

 

Frazetta Greatness III

A nice pickup here from ebay. One of my favorites of Frank Frazetta's many Warren covers. Tough to find in the higher grades slabbed and when one does turn up, the price is usually quite steep. Fortunately, my best offer to the seller on ebay was accepted and I didn't have to pay an arm and a leg. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

10/24/2017

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01/24/2018

 

One More Purchase

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.

john ivic

john ivic

09/14/2017

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09/15/2017

 

Flash 204

Won this in the recent Heritage auction. A cool Neal Adams cover with Iris Allen ratting out her husband's secret identity. Also a pedigree, which is always nice to acquire. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

09/07/2017

 

Action Packed Neal

Picked this one up today at the Toronto Fan Expo. A backup story by Neal on something called the Human Target. I like the cover by Nick Cardy, depicting an "everyday life" scene. Nine more Adams books to go. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

09/03/2017

 

X=Men 116

Picked this one up today from a LCS. Another nice dollar/point ratio here, the book being worth twice as much in points compared to the amount I paid. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

08/13/2017

 

What Happened?

I just put in my latest journal about Superboy 151 and despite going into my pictures file and adding the cover scan, it did not show up. Bummer! What gives?

john ivic

john ivic

08/03/2017

 

Superboy 151

A pickup from Heritage auctions the other day. A rather dramatic one by Neal Adams, probably the best of his Superboy covers. Of course, you know what's on the cover does not happen in the story. Unless it's one of DC's "imaginary tales". Oh well, whatever it takes to make the sale. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

08/03/2017

 

Back To Adams

Picked this one up recently from World Wide Comics. One of the better covers by Neal Adams on this title. Not included in my Adams countdown though, since this is cover artwork only. Sightless Superman and a beached Aquaman. The Earth in peril! Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

07/30/2017

 

Conan 11

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. A tough one to find in the higher grades slabbed. A surprise also, since my winning bid was under $250. Barry Windsor-Smith at his best! Marvel high grade acquisitions are easy to secure, so it seems. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

07/26/2017

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07/26/2017

 

Another Gem Acquisition

WOW! Talk about pristine! A beautiful copy with vibrant colors. Easily the best Subby 34 that I've ever seen. Looks more like a 9.8. This is the "Prelude To Defenders" issue. The team would make their official debut a short while later in Marvel Feature 1, albeit with Dr. Strange instead of the Silver Surfer. Purchased from the Comic Link exchange. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

07/12/2017

 

Make Mine Marvel Again

Picked this one up from my LCS. A cool cover by Gene Colon that I've always liked. Perfectly aligned too, which is hard to find with this issue. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

07/06/2017

 

Man-Bat!

Just won this in the current Heritage auction. A classic cover by Adams introducing one of Batman's most fearsome enemies. No doubt the most valuable Detective issue with Neal's interior work. Ten more Adams books to go. enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

07/03/2017

 

Make Mine Marvel!

Just bought this one on ebay. One of about half a dozen Marvel books that I plan to purchase over the summer. An alternative to my Neal Adams countdown, so to speak. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

06/28/2017

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06/29/2017

 

Aquaman 51

Just bought this one on ebay, the last of the three Aquaman issues I needed with Adams art on Deadman backup stories. I've decided to do something similar to what Krydel14 is doing with his $25,000 challenge. But on a much smaller scale. Counting down the Neal Adams books I need that have his interior artwork dated from 1967 to 1974, there are only eleven more books left that I do not have, either raw or slabbed. The remaining issues I intend to buy CGC copies, and will provide a journal for eac

john ivic

john ivic

06/25/2017

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06/27/2017

 

Eerie 77

Picked this one up from Pedigree Comics. A nice cover and story - Within You... Without You. There are still several Warren magazines that I'm looking for, notably some with Frazetta covers that are very hard to find - Creepy 16, Eerie 7 and 81. Well, sooner or later they should turn up on the market. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/22/2017

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06/10/2017

 

Green Lantern 89

A nice acquisition from ebay. This issue brought an end to the legendary run by Neal Adams regarding social comment that began with GL/GA 76. I'm trying now to pick up the other issues I need in this set. Have to do some serious saving if I want to buy a 9.0 or higher grade 76 one day. Actually, the stories continued briefly as back ups in Flash 217-219. Alas, then it would end for good. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/10/2017

 

What Is...The Power?

Bought this one from Worldwide Comics just recently. The first work by Neal Adams at Marvel and likewise collaboration with Roy Thomas. A great cover to kick start his X-Men run, albeit a run too brief. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

05/05/2017

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05/08/2017

 

Deadman Again

Picked this one up from High Grade Comics. I seem to be on a Neal Adams splurge right now. Like the Detective 402 I recently bought, this book is very tough to find due to the ultra dark green cover. Probably the toughest one to find on Neal's run on this title, along with issue 206. Nice to have a pedigree copy too. Would have preferred better page quality, but since this book is so hard to find, I was willing to look the other way. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/12/2017

 

Deadman Backup Story

My latest pickup, from World Wide Comics. The first of three Deadman backup stories featured in Aquaman. Somewhat overlooked Neal Adams books. This would be the last of his artwork on this character. For a few decades, anyway. Not a bad cover by Nick Cardy. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

04/04/2017

 

Detective 402

My other win from the current Comic Link auction.  Of the books done by Adams on his Detective Comics run, this issue has to be the toughest one to find that features his interior artwork. No doubt due to the very dark green cover. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/30/2017

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03/30/2017

 

Adams First Batman Title Cover

Just won this in the ongoing Comic Link auction. Finally, a Neal Adams book worth decent registry points - 1500 to be exact. Very early Adams work here on this straightforward cover. As was the inclination with DC during this era, they would feature several back issue covers on their anniversary books. Enjoy.

john ivic

john ivic

03/29/2017

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03/29/2017