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  2. The binge-watching analogy certainly works in my case. I never read the original issues, and the first time I had the opportunity to read Lee's Surfer run was as reprints in a weekly 70s Marvel UK title called 'The Super-Heroes'. Then, it wasn't until the 90s that I read them again in the Essential Silver Surfer collection.
  3. Just thought i would throw this out there... If a comic book is placed in a bag and stored in a comic box there is no air circulation around the book anyway, also, there is some air circulation in a closet, it is not a hermetically sealed environment, I actually have an air return duct in my bedroom closet. The key is to keep temp and humidity as Constant as possible, the more the book has to expand/contract/react/change to its environment the faster the acids in the print and paper are released leading to faster decay of the book, will it happen quickly, in your lifetime??? The only things i have seen that degrade a book quickly are UV and Water.
  4. And this concludes ADVENTURES INTO DARKNESS # 12 in the GRR 
  5. Did you vote!? Summary of tallies submitted by now: 2 people care, 1 person doesn't, another likes me but also doesn't care, Marwood is lookin' for a whoopin', someone wants me to pound sand, another is a joker, and 40% of us wondered if 10 people would even tune-in to this garbage. With all that said - let's get into something that has to do with comics... These are my inane thoughts, so there may be no rhyme or reason for anything composed here. I might talk about my childhood for a paragraph, doldrums of adolescence for a sentence or two, and then completely tail-off into demented ramblings to close it out. Reader beware. Ah, yes - comic books. I still remember the 1st time my dad took me to that spaced-named joint in Fraser. Cosmic Comics, I think? I was about 10, so my dumb-ace picked out a Cable #1 and Magneto #0 because of their foil covers. I feel shame (sometimes) for being a product of the 1990's. The Magneto was more than just for the purple-foil cover, though. He was my favorite X-Men character. I think I got a beat-up X-Force #1 on that day, too. Sometime circa 1999. Fast-forward a couple years. My brothers and I, with my mom and her boyfriend, attend a parking garage sale that's probably 5 stories. On the 5th (and final) level, I finally find a table that intrigues me. Tons of comic books. Probably 25 long boxes-worth. Nothing catches my attention until I find the full 4-issue run of X-Men vs The Avengers (the 1980's series). I was a "run collector" as a kid because I didn't know jack-all about how comic stories were constructed outside of these types of limited series. I wasn't a hardcore comic book fan, back then. I was brought-up on the cartoon series (mostly) by my dad. Another year-or-so goes by... The dreaded flood. My grandfather had issues of Superman #1 and Batman #1. I never knew this. Only after the dreaded flood does my dad tell me that these 2 precious books existed in my grandparent's home. Completely destroyed. What's worse? My grandfather was gonna gift them to me as a graduation present. Were there any other treasures down there? My dad has always been into comics, but his knowledge was little. Could there have been an early Wonder Woman? Captain Marvel? I'll never know, since he passed away in 2005. Now I'm sad again. /fin
  6. How long do you guys usually wait for messages and payment before taking action (i.e. contacting eBay about it)? Officially I put my policy at 2 days to pay, but of course I understand that things happen and I'm always willing to work with a customer. I get nervous pretty easily though, especially when it concerns expensive books...
  7. Tuff Sh*t comics First Printing Very Fine [VFN] Print MINT [1972] ............................................ Williams Osborne Welz TRINA Griffith CRUMB Brand Flaherty Green Foos
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