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  1. Eras don't apply to titles. If every title has a different start and end date for each "era," than the "era" is an entirely ridiculous and unhelpful term. The "Golden Age" is really the "Golden Age of Superhero Comics" commencing with the first superhero comic - Action 1 - which led to a proliferation of superhero titles. The "Silver Age" is really the "Silver Age of Superhero Comics" commencing with the first successful reboot of a GA hero - Showcase 4 - which led to a renaissance and proliferation of superhero titles. Collectors tend to use GA and SA for all books because sup
  2. More Dells: Andy Panda Tracy (Dell through issue 24 / Harvey issue 25 on) Lone Ranger Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies New Funnies Popeye Porky Pig Raggedy Ann and Andy Tarzan Tip Top (UF/St. John/Dell) Tom and Jerry
  3. If you are not going to recognize the Four Colors as part of series like Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, etc., then you need pull Donald Duck off your list as it was Four Colors until 1952 just like Bugs and Mickey.
  4. I feel it may be cheating, but there are probably a number of Dell titles that started as Four Colors in the 40s and evolved into their own title and survived through January 1960 not on the list, such as Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, etc. Also, might be cheating, but what about Classics Illustrated? Of course, another one that might be cheating is March of Comics.
  5. Exactly. And Rogers/Austin on Batman. And Perez on Avengers. And, starting in 1980, the NTT. Etc. That article gets some things wrong. X-Men had taken over Marvel well before 1986. That's why we got such spin-offs as Dazzler (1981), New Mutants (1983), Alpha Flight (1983), and at least eight limited series between 1982 and 1985. And many appearances in other titles. And, as far as events go, the writer seems to have forgotten MSHCoC (1982) and Secret Wars I (1984) and II (1985).
  6. Now I'm depressed. I'm still waiting on these two submissions to clear CCS. Looks like I might have another month of wait (four total) to just clear CCS. Is there any way to bump them up to Modern Fast Track after the CCS stage?: MAGAZINE MODERN (+CCS)Estimate at submission: "74 working days"Delivered: 1/15/21Received: 1/26/21 (Interval to = 6 business days) VALUE (+CCS)Estimate at submission: "89 working days"Delivered: 1/15/21Received: 1/26/21 (Interval to = 6 business days
  7. Whiz Comics' first issue was no. 2. The numbering started at 2 because the "first issue" was an ashcan. Like Double Action Comics no. 2.
  8. Lots of titles. Here's my categories: The no No. 1 titles Whiz, Marvel Mystery, Human Torch, Amazing Man, Amazing Fantasy, etc. The variety type titles Four Color, Showcase, etc. The cover is everything titles Suspense, Fantastic, most LB Cole and Baker works, etc. The superhero debut titles All-Star, All-American, Detective, etc. Any other categories? Maybe key artist or writer starts on the title issues? Low print runs? Variants?
  9. No, they came from a private residence. He knew what store the OO bought the comics from based on some stamps and also walked through the house, now a medical office, where the OO lived and checked out what he thought would have been the OO’s bedroom. The OO’s name was in a few of the comics on coupons and on a few of the covers as initials. My belief, based on what BZ divulged (initials were "WTG"), is that the OO was a W.T. Gilchrist. I base this conclusion on this awe inspiring statement by BZ:
  10. You're right, he was taking out "comics wanted" ads not selling ads. But, I believe he discussed selling comics as well. I know he attended the 1965 NYCC, and I thought he talked about setting up a table at one of those. Maybe I am misremembering, and the thread's too long for me to go back and look. EDIT: I went back and looked, and this is what I found Bangzoom to have said: "I acquired my first Golden Age comics in 1962 (Superman 9, Batman 23 and World's Finest 2) from a friend who returned home with them after a visit to an older relative. Those first GA comics got me hooked
  11. BZ had been dealing in comics (buying through ads in magazines and newspapers) since the early mid-60s. So I'm pretty sure his parents probably thought by then that he knew what he was doing. He's lucky they had the resources. BZ has a D27, Superman 1, Batman 1, AA 16, Pep 22, AS 3, AS 8, and many other great GA books, and I seem to recall him saying he never paid more than $50 for any of those issues.
  12. I agree. For example, the Okajima pedigree has led to some wonderful threads on this site that have brought the history of the internment to light for a lot of readers who just didn't know about it. I also agree, as someone who has bought both art made in an internment camp and a graphic novel that survived the internment, that there's nothing wrong with the original artist or owner or their families selling the art. And if the art entered the market on the up and up, I find any argument for banning the trade in that art as entirely unconvincing. Here's an example of internment art fr
  13. I think your source on German internment makes the point about the differences in treatment: A very tiny fraction ("some") of German-American citizens were incarcerated. Only "relatively few" German nationals (who were free to become citizens of the U.S. if they were immigrants) were interned. In contrast, the entire Japanese-American population on the West Coast, about 75% of which were U.S. citizens, the rest being long time immigrants precluded from obtaining citizenship due to racist laws, were "relocated" to camps. But, I wanted to know your source on the Japanese internme
  14. Don't know what you quoting, but there are a number of errors. First, the term "enemy alien" meant non-American citizens who were nationals of Axis countries. The majority of Japanese Americans thrown into the camps were not "enemy aliens" because they were American citizens having been born in the U.S. I know of no "relocation" of Italian American or German American citizens. The only exclusion order targeted Japanese Americans, both those who were U.S. citizens and those who were immigrants who had resided in the U.S. for most of their lives but (unlike Italians and German immigrants