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  1. 23 points
    Hey gang, I just wanted to share this. I won't stretch it out into a long story but it makes me proud to be a member of not only the comic book community but of the human race. So I work as an RN at one of the top hospitals in the world and enjoy the opportunity it affords me to take care of some of the sickest people in the world who need our help the most. Recently one our leaders shared with me a story of her son. He is the same age as my son so it really touched me personally. I have never met this young superhero but he was diagnosed with a very rare cancer called alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. He has had to endure chemo and radiation treatments along with multiple surgeries that included removing one of his eyes to get to the facial tumor this terrible disease has caused. From the pictures I was showed to the story his mother told me he is a HUGE superhero aficionado with Spider-man and Batman being his favorite characters. I myself am not an artist but I wanted to do something special for him in hopes of keeping his head and his morale high because it is my belief that there is no limit to the healing power of being able to keep a positive attitude. I reached out to someone on the boards who I know is a fantastic artist and asked if there was anything he could do and a few short weeks later I received this in the mail all the way from our brothers and sisters up in Canada free of charge!! This is me publicly thanking our very own Artboy99 for doing this and proving to me once again that there are selfless great people out there who are willing to divulge their own valuable time and efforts in hopes of helping others they may never have even met. Thanks again Karl my friend you truly are a REAL LIFE SUPERHERO if there ever was one!!!
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    Recent Pre-Code Purchases

    I am happy.
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    OK ... finally I can share with you all the completed project, with the drawer inserts in place. I tried taking a panorama, but being in a relatively small space makes it look a bit distorted. Hopefully this gives you an idea of what the room looks like in full.
  4. 19 points
    Someone ran me up in the last 10 seconds (I would have paid $10k more than I did), but I FINALLY got a nice copy of one of my favorite covers. I'm over the moon
  5. 19 points
    Apart from the Mile High... the first appearance of a complete copy of Fantastic #3 in about 4 years.
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    This week in your collection?

    I picked up this ghost of a grail the other day!
  8. 15 points
    Hi everyone! I'm new to the boards here and would like to join the club. Here's my copy.
  9. 15 points
    Back in the club!
  10. 15 points

    This week in your collection?

    My grandpa loved comics, and watched cartoons until the day he passed...a kid at heart. My mom grabbed me a few during the slice and dice of his assets. It was purely at her discretion so not sure what else was in there, but it’s clear he had eclectic taste. Anyways, I should have these in hand next week...my mom sent the pics as a heads up (don’t know who wrote the notes). Not sure what I’ll do with them yet...pretty rough shape, and I need to do some research because most of these are outside my wheelhouse. Sorry if this is too long, but consider it a tribute post.
  11. 14 points
    After many years of collecting, I finally own every Marvel Giant Size book! Background: Although I didn't grow up in the 1970s when the GS books were hitting the stands, I had several well-read copies that I cherished above all of my other comics. Why? Because they were big! I didn't care that some of the stories were reprints, I just liked reading a beefy thick comic book and my appreciation for the GS books continued into my adult years. I've been slowly (very slowly) collecting every GS title over the years and it feels great to finally have them all (at least I think I do! ). Over 95% of this collection was purchased "the old fashioned way", at garage sales, comics shops, and from generous CGC Boardies. Sure, you could easily jump on eBay and assemble all 68 issues, but what fun is that?! I intentionally avoided eBay for this run (can you call it a run?!) Rough guess, but this run has taken me +10 years to complete. Many of them are low grades, but I prefer it that way...I decided to seek all of these books out because I want my sons to be able to read them and enjoy them just like I did as a kid (and yes I have floppy versions of the graded books). Cheers and happy collecting! Fun Facts: - My first Giant Size book as a kid: GS Kid Colt #1 - My last purchase to complete the set: GS Man Thing #4 - My favorite GS book: GS Chillers #2 - Hardest GS book for me to find "organically": GS Kid Colt #3 - Most $ spent on a GS book: GS Spiderman #4 (I got my original copy of GSXM1 at a garage sale, had it graded, traded down years later for the 5.0 I currently have!) - I've read every single one! Let's celebrate these quintessential Bronze Marvel books by posting your favorite GS books in the thread! Thanks for reading. Also, in case anyone is interested here’s the list of all the GS books: DD 1 Conan 1,2,3,4,5 Master of Kung Fu 1,2,3,4 FF 2,3,4,5,6 Man Thing 1,2,3,4,5 Dracula 2,3,4,5 Defenders 1,2,3,4,5 Cap 1 Cap Marvel 1 Doc Savage 1 Superstars 1 Thor 1 Iron man 1 Hulk 1 Invaders 1 Power Man 1 Dr Strange 1 Chillers 1,2,3 Chillers 1 (Dracula) Marvel Triple Action 1,2 Avengers 1,2,3,4,5 Super Villain Team Up 1,2 Spider-Man 1,2,3,4,5,6 Kid Colt 1,2,3 Creatures 1 Werewolf 2,3,4,5 Xmen 1,2
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    OK, here you go:
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    This copy is ALL NEW to the collection thanks to my pal Russ!!
  14. 14 points
    My big win. I threw out a bid not expecting to win at all, so to say that I'm very stoked to have this book is an understatement
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    This will get cross posted. One of my favorite books I ever got showed up today.
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    went a little nuts, this is what I grabbed so far:
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    Camp copy. Excited for another Okajima!
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    This week in your collection?

    There is still some amazing books out there that are raw. I picked this up last month from a dealer at a small show and let’s just say, I am elated !
  20. 13 points
    Hi Everybody, Only listing one book for this particular thread. The usual, no Probies, no HOSer's, and no meaniesCheck, & M.O. are the accepted payment methods for this thread. Book will be shipped once payment clears.Fully Insured USPS Registered Priority shipping in the US is included in the priceInternational shipping is the actual costPlease play nice, and be respectful of the fellow boardies. I'm open to hearing offers via PM, but the first on the thread trumps all. My slabbed books have a no return policy. SCIENCE COMICS #1 CGC 7.0 CR/OW Classic Lou Fine cover. Once again, my photo doesn't do the book justice. Only a single 7.5 & two 8.0's are higher on the CGC census (I believe one of the 8.0's has dried glue on the spine) $11,000
  21. 13 points
    Finally able to score one.
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    so happy with this'un, i gotta double-post it!
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    Planet Comics 70- CGC 9.2- Lone Highest- NFS- Came to my senses
  25. 13 points


    Amazing Fantasy 15 per PM
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