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N.I.C.E. #38 June 1989

Entry posted by Aweandlorder · - 401 views

A few months into 1989 and Chuck's NICE newsletters expanded in size, mainly due to more book reviews and the large appetite in investing by comic collectors. All of that while Indie books were starting to cool off

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But that didnt stop Chuck from advising us on hot upcoming new indies:

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Whats that youre telling me? A new adult line of books, with 2 variants? tiny print run?? lord have mercy, this will HAVE to be the next Cherry/Omaha! Or maybe the next Black Kiss? hm 

And yes, of course, Abyss will naturally the next Aliens! See how this all makes sense?

Lets continue:

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How amazing is it to read about all these spec books which ended up being complete duds? I cant imagine anyone even thinking of buying any of these books today even for nostalgic purposes. But if you think Chuck ran out of ways to sell you on books, think again:

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But Chuck didnt just stop at speculating on comic books. There were also RPG, boxer shorts and mugs:

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And Ill end this entry with a little bit of Chuck past spec history, from the man himself:

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I would have looooved to see a spec article from him about Marvel's New Universe when it came out. Why, he'd probably push the heck out of those titles and guarantee you a sure premium on Merc and Spitfire!

EDIT: I did want to mention that this month saw the release of Vampire Lestat #1 which became Innovation's first commercial success and soon after launched a series of other Anne Rice adaptations all resulting in a major boost in secondary market prices. And yes, this was another big book that Chuck missed, much like all of them really.

 

 


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More great stuff.  Thanks for posting.   Chuck just whiffs and whiffs.  The only thing he got right was that the Punisher movie was going to be a stinker (but that doesn't stop him from loading up).   

I wonder how many issues of DD #272 he still has laying around (out his 1000 copy order, if he did order than many)?   

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3 hours ago, chrisco37 said:

More great stuff.  Thanks for posting.   Chuck just whiffs and whiffs.  The only thing he got right was that the Punisher movie was going to be a stinker (but that doesn't stop him from loading up).   

I wonder how many issues of DD #272 he still has laying around (out his 1000 copy order, if he did order than many)?   

The month before he actually thought there was a chance it would be big and he believed the Batman movie will flop because of Keaton...

Looks like comic book speculating wasnt his only weak field

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3 hours ago, Aweandlorder said:

The month before he actually thought there was a chance it would be big and he believed the Batman movie will flop because of Keaton...

Looks like comic book speculating wasnt his only weak field

lol

Only thing he was worse at than speculating (if we count the Church books as an outlier; but what an outlier it was) is grading.  

I so wish I had a copy of my “refund letter” on the NM TTA#57 I returned back in 2002 that got me blacklisted from purchasing from MHC.  

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53 minutes ago, chrisco37 said:

lol

Only thing he was worse at than speculating (if we count the Church books as an outlier; but what an outlier it was) is grading.  

I so wish I had a copy of my “refund letter” on the NM TTA#57 I returned back in 2002 that got me blacklisted from purchasing from MHC.  

I havent ordered from him since the 80s but that sure would be interesting to read lol

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