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I'm the only one that owns it....I'm probably the only one that cares.

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ArAich

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Neutro may not be the most memorable comic character to most collectors but to me it is one of my most cherished books.

When I was a kid traveling back and forth from Connecticut to Maine with my family this Dell one shot was read and re-read by me on several of those trips. I just loved the Jack Sparling artwork and his ability to portray a giant robot with skill and expertise.

The expertise of Sparling sparked my interest in aquiring the cover art to my favorite book and my search had begun.

When I was an avid teen collector "The Buyers Guide for Comic Fandom" was the "Ebay" of my generation. Hundreds of sellers offering their wares in a tabloid bi-weekly rag that offered almost every kind of comic related item of the day. It was here that I learned of "Collectors Showcase" auctions and thus zipped off my name and address in order to be on their mailing list of frequent phone auctions.

After several auctions had passed I recieved the listing that would make my day. It was an auction that was offering original art of which, lo and behold, one piece was my "Grail". Luckely I happened to win the item with a high bid of a whopping $25.00 and the piece was finally mine of which I present here in it's cropped form due to the size constraints of my scanner bed along with the high grade comic of which, Canadian cyber-buddy, Greg Loey(Greggy)had recently aquired for me.

 

http://www.marketworks.com/hi/46/45949/neutro1.jpg

http://www.marketworks.com/hi/46/45949/neutroart.jpg

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