Hibou

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    TOTAL NEWBIE
  • Birthday 11/22/1969

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    Upstate New York

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  1. I'd like to sell these as a pair... Picked these up from the boards not too long ago but decided to pass them on. Frankenstein 3 (1946) : Briefer : G- Spine split about 2" at top and bottom but cover still attached / Centerfold detached Frankenstein 20 (1952) : Briefer : VG $185 Shipped CONUS
  2. Usual rules apply No probation or HOS listed Price includes shipping within US. in thread trumps any on going PM... (...unless I have agreed to a PM and wasn't able to update the page in time. In this case, I will post a screen shot of the timestamp of the agreement.) ********************************************************************************* Paypal preferred. ********************************************************************************** **INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - I'LL SPLIT COST OF SHIPPING** ***No returns on slabbed books but please contact me first on any dispute and I'll most likely work something out for you - this covers raw books too. ***
  3. These issues come from an older collection... not sure if original owner. FANTASTIC FOUR : #85 : VF (8.0) #86 : VF/NM (9.0) #87 : VF- (7.5) #88 : VF- (7.5) #89 : VF (8.0) #90 : VF (8.0) #91 : VF (8.0) #92 : NM- (9.2) #93 : VF (8.0) #94 : VF- (7.5) *** Bonus item : FF 22 (Fair Condition) $150.00 Shipped (CONUS)
  4. Usual rules apply No probation or HOS listed Price includes shipping within US. in thread trumps any on going PM... (...unless I have agreed to a PM and wasn't able to update the page in time. In this case, I will post a screen shot of the timestamp of the agreement.) ********************************************************************************* Paypal preferred. ********************************************************************************** **INTERNATIONAL ORDERS - I'LL SPLIT COST OF SHIPPING** ***No returns on slabbed books but please contact me first on any dispute and I'll most likely work something out for you - this covers raw books too. ***
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    Rusty Treasure...

    I've mentioned Greta Van Fleet as a new musical favorite of recent... I've mentioned Leon Bridges... I've mentioned Sam Cooke. Now let me try to bookend all of this. Today I went to our local flea market here in town and found something pretty nice... not sure yet if I'll keep this or sell it later (I mean, I eventually sell everything, right?) but it's something I would like to think about for a bit. Especially the image on the cover... it's 1929 and where is the visual imagery coming from in order to conceive of these wondrous alien worlds and technologies? I love slicing into stuff like that. Anyways, this is the copy that I found today of Amazing Stories Quarterly (Vol. 2 Number 3) from the Summer of 1929. If I were to grade it... and I'm not 'normally' a Pulp collector, I'd say it's around a Good (2.0) ... the back cover is split from the spine for all but two or three inches. Later on this afternoon, I went to my local comic store and traded a few raw books for a CGC 3.0 copy of Daredevil #7. It's not great but I still love that book... wish I hadn't sold that nice copy I had a couple of years ago. And no, I'm not putting back together the Underwater collection although I've certainly thought about it. As I said before, there was a reason I was into that theme and now it's in the past. As are the moon books... they've been eclipsed. Last weekend I told Rob that my brief dive into the Fantastic Four was sort of a palate cleansing for me. I called it 'generic' but what I meant was that it was something 'untapped' by me in my collection pursuits and was a rebellion of sorts against the current state of existence at Marvel. Well, it appears that the FF are coming back into the fold and I'm happy to see that! My interests however, have shifted a bit. Universal Monsters... movies and TV titled comics... sword and sorcery. Medieval Knights. I guess that's what I was hinting at last week with the mention of Joe Maneely. The first time I saw his work on The Black Knight... wow! It sort of got me hooked in. For now, I'll let that simmer a bit but I know that, indeed, A Change Is Gonna Come.
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    Rusty Treasure...

    I think I mentioned this to Rob yesterday. After the show we went over to that Middle Ages brewery and ended the day over a couple of beers and I mentioned that I was finding myself getting away from the Superhero books and getting more into other genres. Now looking back, I think part of this was a result of my 3+ year obsession with underwater books. I gained a lot from that period in time... in many ways. One of the things that I really enjoyed was digging up information and doing research into the artists that I hadn't really paid attention to before. Case in point, was this book and this story of Joe Maneely that I wrote about in the journal from 2014. ... It just happened to be a Joe Maneely May... This past May, I not only bought a copy of the long sought after Sub-Mariner 39... I bought two. With a terrific Joe Maneely cover (who didn't do a lot of superhero covers) it was the perfect time to close out my Cold-War underwater issues. But what I didn't expect, was another Atlas title to pop up featuring a very cool Joe Maneely cover! This one was sent to me via PM from Miraclemet, in which he informed me that a 'cheap' underwater Atlas just popped up for sale in the GA sales section. The timing was good on this one as I had some extra money in my Paypal account and this book was right in line with what I look for. It did have a little more cover 'noise' than I normally like but still... it was an easy decision to make! This one came across the pond, once again... from Don (Fantasyland15). This is my 2nd or 3rd purchase from him and the books have all been delivered without any troubles! There's something about Maneely's artwork that I can't really describe. I'm not sure if it reminds me of someone else I really like or what. Of course, the style is very distinct but there's something else in there that I can't describe. Perhaps it's the influences he may have had on other artists after him, as he died at the young age of 32 in 1958 from falling between two trains. One of those influences and admirers was Jim Steranko... (Taken from: http://www.comicartville.com/vassallomaneely.htm ) Comic book legend Jim Steranko, a huge Joe Maneely admirer, describes Maneely's techniques this way : "I can't think of a single instance of anyone inking Maneely. Here's why: at the incredible speed he worked, he couldn't have done finished pencils, just breakdowns. Then, knowing exactly what he was looking for in the finish, and being a superb draftsman, he DREW with the pen and brush! This is why Maneely was so fast and why no one else inked him---they couldn't work over his breakdowns". If you look at Maneely's Black Knight covers, they're some of the best ones around, in my opinion... BK1 is just an all time favorite of mine! Of course he drew so many others... Yellow Claw 1 is a terrific cover as are many of the Western and Horror books he worked on! There are many interesting speculations on-line about what might've happened if Joe Maneely hadn't died... how that might've changed what would later become Marvel Comics. http://www.comicartville.com/vassallomaneely.htm ... Anyways, I was thrilled to pick up (yet another Atlas book!) World of Fantasy #2! I love the cover illustration and color scheme on this one. Like I said, the grade doesn't bother me one bit... but with book in hand, there's a little more noise or distracting blemishes around the central image area of the front cover than I normally like, but still it's not too bad. This one scores a 70 on my grade scale... ... Back to Joe Maneely for a moment... The next book I'll be talking about involves Stan Lee so I guess this will make a nice segue. One of the underlying threads to many of these books goes back to Wertham's congressional hearings of the 50's. Atlas Comics, under Stan Lee as their Editor-in-chief, also wrote some stories and this one that I'll post below, features some very nice Maneely artwork. The scans were taken from this site... http://www.panelology.info/RavingManiac.html and shows what could possibly be Joe Maneely and Stan Lee's take on Frederic Wertham from Suspense #29 (April 1953). It may be a little stretch but the article (and story) is interesting to read nonetheless! ... While I was researching the works of Joe Maneely (and really getting into in), I discovered a bit of works that strongly appealed to me. At that time, I didn't pursue it because it just didn't fit my 'focus', but little did I know that what actually happened during that time, would lead me to my latest excursion.
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    Rusty Treasure...

    Peace everyone!