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  1. Modern Drek thats heating up on eBay

    And looks like both you and me need to quit the pipe. Punisher war journal was a Jim lee (& c Potts) book. And 6&7 was wolverine not GR Getting old. Need to double check what I write. (although my intention was to note WJ as the Lee book)
  2. Modern Drek thats heating up on eBay

    Lee didn’t do GR. It was Saltares, IIRC. Might you be recalling the War Journal 6,7 books that guest starred GR?
  3. Bendis leaves Marvel for DC

    Yup. Guys get stale, as previous posters have said. There's only so many ways a guy can apply his particular worldview and writing style to a particular set of characters, especially this type, where the characters are usually frozen in time. I'm happy to see Bendis take a run at DC.
  4. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Nice to see that work out for you.
  5. What's up with X-Force #1?

    Wait, you finally had some alone time, and you spent those precious moments opening up old Rob Liefeld comics, instead of furiously cranking it? Priorities, man. (Unless you were furiously cranking it to the Liefeld comics, in which case, uh...I'm backing slowly out of the thread.) To cut him some slack, it WOULD mean he doesn't have a foot fetish.
  6. What's up with X-Force #1?

    Sounds like it isn't the seam. Once upon a time, X-Men 293 (or 294?) was a real bugger for slab run collectors to find in 9.8 due to seam impressions from the polybag. Pressing ended up as a work around.
  7. What's up with X-Force #1?

    With that screening experience, what are the common defects limiting grade? Or is it mostly driven by polybag seam issues?
  8. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    From time to time ? Yes. To this extent? No. True. These prices certainly allow for a greater deal of manipulation.
  9. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Exactly. And its not like we don't see it time and again on hot books.
  10. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    This is not a trivial issue. Fake auctions create permanent fake data points that future buyers rely on to assess value and what to pay. Then those real buyers, acting in good faith, attempt to pay what they believe to be FMV for a book, thus creating a real data point. Don't ascribe any meaning to my post that I didn't write. Nowhere do I suggest it's a trivial issue. Hot books always attract the auction manipulators. It's easier for them to hide out of range prices achieved because the rate of change of prices paid allows for what look like frequent new highs. These are definitely buyer beware situations.
  11. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    I agree with you. There's a large amount of true demand for this book, and there are the usual manipulators attracted to these hot books, that milk all they can from auction manipulation.
  12. Moderns that are heating up on ebay!

    Short run, you're right. The ADHD modern market will move on to the next big thing. Long run... you might also be right. Depends on whether the concepts and character introduced becomes an integral part of future stories or not.
  13. Yeah, I've got an issue with this as well. People love these characters and stories. However, if they tried a comic of the same title, they'd likely find a character that doesn't resemble what they expect at all, and they'd be confused as hell in the middle of a multi issue arc or crossover. The other problem is this: the newsstand venue for sales has pretty much disappeared. For the product to sell, it actually has to be seen.
  14. I admit it. I'm to blame. I don't buy things I don't want.