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Conan 49

Latest Addition To My Collection Another cover featuring the odd pairing of Neal Adams and Gil Kane. A nice rendering, nevertheless. The two artists had also done the cover of issue 45. This book comes very close to the end of the Adams Marvel/DC era. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

john ivic

john ivic

10/30/2015

One More Adams Lois Book

Soon To Be Slabbed Purchased this from Comic Connect just recently. Love the green cover here, my favorite of Neal's work on this title. Sold to me as a 9.0, hoping that CGC sees fit to give it the same. Was unable to find a high grade slabbed copy anywhere. Lois has Superman backed into quite a corner. Marry you, Lois? No worries! Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

09/11/2015

Star Reach

Provocative Cover By Adams Picked this one up on Comiclink recently. A nice, sexy cover by Neal Adams on this obscure title. Just how obscure? Well, the CGC registry does not allocate any points to these books. From the mid seventies, I think this was a stab at adult themed stories outside the jurisdiction of the comics code authority, like the Warren magazines. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

john ivic

john ivic

08/22/2015

Star Reach

Provocative Cover By Adams Picked this one up recently on Comiclink. A cool, sexy cover by Neal Adams on this obscure title. Just how obscure? Well, the CGC registry does not even allocate points to these books. I think this was a stab at adult themed stories outside the jurisdiction of the comics code authority, like the Warren magazines. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

john ivic

john ivic

08/22/2015

Star Reach

Provocative Cover By Adams Picked this one up recently on Comiclink. A cool, sexy cover by Neal Adams on this obscure title. Just how obscure? Well, the registry does not even allocate points to these books. I think this was a stab at adult themed stories outside the jurisdiction of the comics code authority, like the Warren magazines. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

08/22/2015

Armageddon Now!

Finally Got Around To Another X-Men Book Won this one also in the latest Comiclink auction. The first issue to feature artwork by John Byrne. Not a bad cover, I guess. Gotta love that mid-1970s X-Men points/dollar ratio. This one is worth 420 points, five times the dollar amount I won it for. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

07/31/2015

O'Neil And Adams At Their Best

Just Say No To Drugs Just won this during the current Comiclink auction. An incredible story that continues onto GL/GA 86. This storyline might very well be the summit of the O'Neil/Adams work during this run. And the cover is awe-inspiring, to say the least. If only the comic book covers of today were this good! I think the drug issue was covered a few months earlier by Marvel in Spider-Man 96-98, but this is the story that gets down to the nitty-gritty. Enjoy. To see old comments for th

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john ivic

07/29/2015

Lane Again

My Second Adams Lois book Bought this one from fellow registry member dover. A pretty good representation of the early work by Neal Adams on DC covers. At this time, his covers were very much science fiction themed, as opposed to the social commentary that would come later in his work. Now the only Lois Lane book I want is issue 85. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

07/23/2015

Flash 203

Neal's Photo-Realism Gets Real A cool, partial photo cover by Neal Adams. Back in the silver and bronze age this type of art/photograph cover would turn up every now and then. This and Sub-Mariner 8 are some of the more well known covers in this regard. Don't care for that outfit worn by Iris Allen though. How can she walk around with pants like those she has on in that other world? Another interesting item about this book is that at one time, some would have you believe that the pedestrian on

john ivic

john ivic

06/23/2015

Adams Avengers Vs. Mandroids

Nice Black Picture Frame Cover Just won this in the recent Pedigree Comics auction. Somewhat tough to find in higher grades. A 9.4 here, strangely so, regarding the spine stress. Oh well, I'll take it! This story is part of the Kree/Skrull saga that went on for about nine issues, with Neal Adams doing the interior art on four of them. By the way, saw Age Of Ultron yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

05/21/2015

Neal's Batman At War

Joe Kubert.........Or Is It Adams? A fine b&b cover here by Neal Adams. Picked this one up recently from Comiclink. As if it wasn't enough that Adams art was brilliant, he could also mimic the art of other comic book legends. Here he does his best Joe Kubert imitation and if you look at his name in the bottom left hand corner, he's even written it the same way Kubert does. Sold the 9.0 I originally had and upgraded to this 9.4 Rocky Mountain pedigree. Enjoy. To see old comments for th

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john ivic

04/28/2015

RIP Herb

For Me, He was THE Hulk Artist Sad to hear the news about Herb Trimpe's passing. As a kid collecting comics in the 1970s, the Hulk was one of my favorite titles. I had just about every issue from 117 to 181, bought either as back issues or fresh off the spinner rack. (Too bad I didn't hold onto 181!) Presented here is issue 168, the first appearance of the Harpy and one of my favorite covers. What is notable about this issue is that it contains panels of a nude Betty Ross(albeit with her priva

john ivic

john ivic

04/14/2015

Lois Lane

Neal's Other Romance Books Returning to the journals today after a lengthy absence. Picked this one up on ebay and there is nothing romantic about this catfight cover! Most of the covers for this title depicted some goofy scenario, regardless of who was doing the writing and art. But of the 15 covers done by Neal Adams, there are about four or five that stand out. I plan on picking up a few more. And they are pretty hard to come by slabbed, as you will notice if you check the CGC census. Just

john ivic

john ivic

03/29/2015

What's Up With Flash 219 Points?

Something Needs Fixing Just picked up this copy on ebay. Problem is, I can't add it to my Flash set as the reply says, "there is no certification number for this book". And if you check the set score detail for this issue, there are no points displayed for any of the grades. Huh?!? Hopefully the problem will be fixed soon enough so I can boost my point total by another 480, which is what this book is worth in 9.8. It contains the third and final GL/GA backup story by Neal Adams. Enjoy. To

john ivic

john ivic

11/17/2014

Third Appearance Of New X-Men

Lots Of Registry Points Here Finally paid for this book which I won in the last Pedigree Comics auction. Cover's okay, never was a fan of Gil Kane. Totalling 1750 points on the registry, it is now my highest valued book as far as points go. And the points/dollar ratio turned out great, as the 1750 is almost four times the amount I paid in dollars. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

11/12/2014

Missed Out On Another Gem

AAAARRRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! The holy grail on my want list, Creepy 14, was on sale on ebay up until today. It was an eight day listing for this issue in CGC 9.2 with white pages beginning yesterday. Unfortunately, I'm about broke at the moment and my credit cards are maxed out. I had hoped that the book would go unnoticed for its eight day tenure, but no such luck. Sold sometime today in the afternoon. It has been ages since this particular issue has been on the market in CGC. Just how long? The

john ivic

john ivic

10/10/2014

Doing Something About My Points Situation

And Why Not The 1970s X-Men? Much to my chagrin, my ranking on the CGC points registry has always stayed within the 270-300 area. As everyone probably knows by now, I specialize in Neal Adams books from the late silver and early bronze age period. Problem is, so many of the books I have by Adams amount to peanuts when it comes to points. Unless you acquire the major titles with his artwork like Batman, Green Lantern and X-Men in ultra high grade, you are not going to move up in points very fas

john ivic

john ivic

10/03/2014

Brawling Vision

Adams Avengers Just won this in the ComicLink auction. Might very well be the best Neal Adams Marvel cover. A striking depiction of the Vision beating the out of a skrull. If you're familiar with the story, then you know that the awesome android is going berserk because his beloved Wanda is being held captive by the skrulls. Fortunately for the alien, Thor and Iron Man are able to restrain Vision. A signature copy to boot, signed by Adams and Stan Lee. Enjoy. To see old comments for this

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john ivic

09/09/2014

 

$3,207,852 - Action Comics 1 CGC 9.0

All Hail The New Record Holder! Wow! One million more than the previous record. Who's the lucky (not to mention rich) auction winner? Can't wait too see all the coverage about this in the media. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

08/24/2014

Heart Throbs 120

Intense Adams Cover Finally managed to get this one on ebay. Last time I checked there were only five copies on the CGC census. Actually a combined effort here, with the cover art being credited to Jay Scott Pike along with Adams. Well, it's got Neal's look all over it, so it's good enough for me. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

08/12/2014

Adams Auction Win #3

Nice Superboy Scene Here's the final book from the auction. Just when I thought I'd seen every great Adams cover, another one pops up that I'm unfamiliar with. This is actually the first Superboy comic that I've bought since I began collecting again way back in 2002. Just awestruck by Neal's detail on this cover. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

06/28/2014

Adams Auction Win #2

One of Neal's Finest The second book from the comic link auction. Awesome Spectre cover with Wildcat in the foreground. And it's always nice to get the 9.8! My winning bid was somewhat lower than what you would usually pay for this book in 9.8. Gotta love those c-link auctions! Be back with the final journal on the last book I'm bidding on. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

06/26/2014

Adams Auction Win #1

The First One Secured From Latest Comic Link Auction Conan 45, from late 1974, the tail end of Neal's DC/Marvel glory days. Adams did some inking in this issue and also the cover with Gil Kane (strange pairing if you ask me). I'm bidding on a couple of other Adams books and will follow up with journals if I win them. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

06/24/2014

Neal's "Girly" Book

Adams Getting In Touch With His Feminine Side? Picked up this very hard to find book on ebay recently. This is one of three DC romance covers that Adams did. They just don't get any harder to find than these. Now to track down Heart Throbs 120 and Girl's Romances 134. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

06/03/2014

Adams Tomahawks - Got 'Em All!

At Last.....After Six Years And I'm the first collector on the registry to do so. A feeling of satisfaction, to say the least, upon completing the goal of acquiring all of these books in high grade. And this last one is a Mass. pedigree to boot. And like all the Tomahawk covers by Neal Adams, it's a stunner. Enjoy. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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john ivic

04/25/2014