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  1. And here are a couple of Heshka recreations.
  2. I was inspired by comicjack to put all of my Chesler books together for this shot.
  3. That is a very cool little piece of trivia. He would have been about 47 years old in this picture.
  4. Guy just posted one for sale in the Golden Age forum in grade 4.5 for around $37K
  5. I am looking for cover wrap, or only the front cover for Amazing-Man 22 (Green Gorilla Cover, you know it). I also need 4 center wraps for a Whirlwind #3 (A Hillman Publication) I am also on the hunt for a cover proof of Suspense Comics that sold way back when in a Wooley's auction in 1983 I have some early Exciting Comics (#2, #4, and #5) that can be organ donors if you need pages from those books.
  6. What I think helps is to visualize this weird comic book construction by getting sheets of paper and fold them in half as if they were all going to be stapled at the spine together to form a comic book. Ignore the front and back cover and the inside of that outer wrap folio in this example. Also get four half pages that you can tape or glue to folios in the front half of the book. If you have 12 sheets of paper and fold each of them in half, then nest them one on top of the other you should have 4 pages per folio, 2 front of folio and 2 on the back. So this gives you 48 pages. So now visualize that first folio, normally it would be page 1 and 2 of the book, and the last two pages of the book. A single page (half a folio) is tipped in and glued to the inside of the first folio. It is glued to page two. On folio four the next tipped in page is glued to the inside of that folio as well. This would be page 11 & 12 if you are counting pages from page 1. On folio nine the next tipped in page is glued to the outside of the folio, so this would be pages 21 & 22. The last tipped in page is glued to the outside of the centerfold folio (12th folio), making this pages 29 & 30. All the tipped in pages are before the true centerfold. 32 pages to the centerfold 24 pages after the centerfold 56 pages total and this does not include the front and inside cover wrap.
  7. Some time ago I scanned a complete copy of Suspense Comics #3, so I will do some digging to see if I can retrieve that file and post the life raft centerfold story. Art was by L.B. Cole and this was in his prime time. Meanwhile, I do have a very nice Suspense Comics #3 cover that was restored using Photoshop to what the book likely looked like on the news stand. What kid would not pay a dime for this book? If the resolution for viewing is not quite right I will see if I can fix it. The raw data file is too big for upload.
  8. Do share the whole story please. I'm still surprised that after all these years some books still come out of wherever they have been hiding for decades.
  9. It's been a long time since I trolled the boards or posted anything, but that copy the Digital Comic Museum has the scans of is mine. It is indeed missing the centerfold story, and that story does have a page tipped in and glued to the folio. My theory is that the books that are deemed incomplete I believe are usually missing the entire centerfold story, not just the tipped-in page. It is not hard to imagine that a number of copies were assembled and sent out to distribution without the centerfold story. Holyoke did this with a few other titles around this same time frame, Terrific Comics, Catman, and Captain Aero. The practice employed on Suspense Comics #1, #2, #3, Terrific #1, and #2 had the following: 1) Page 3 is glued to first folio (inside of folio) 2) Page 11 is glued to fourth folio (inside folio) 3) Page 21 is glued to ninth folio (outside of folio) 4) Page 29 is glued to twelfth folio (outside of folio) and this one is the centerfold story. So there are 12 total folios comprising a total of 4 pages per folio, so 48 pages. Add the four tipped-in individual pages before the centerfold and you have a 56 page book. 32 pages before the centerfold and 24 after the centerfold. They stopped that nonsense and stuck to 48 page books thereafter. The centerfold story by the way did feature L.B. Cole artwork and story by Jerald Altman. Another thing that adds a little more mystic to the Suspense #3 is the last panel in the Life Raft story says; "And so after 83 days, they were rescued, thus ending one of the most harrowing adventures ever experienced by Man! Don't miss the next Terrific Comics!" So that centerfold story seems to have been originally meant for an issue of Terrific Comics. Suspense and Terrific alternated with each other every other month. This was about the time that L.B. Cole came into Holyoke and Charles Quinlan departed. Cole's first cover for Holyoke was Terrific #3.
  10. Thanks for filling in the details of the story, and an interesting story. Back in the day, the Comic Buyers Guide (CBG) was the conduit to everything that was publicly for sale. I got mine via regular mail and only the most esoteric of books were still available by the time I got my copy. But for me, fine. Cuz the stuff that folks did not grab right away were Chesler, Centaur, Holyoke, Fox, etc.... types of titles.
  11. Can some one elaborate on what a Claire Moe copy is?
  12. This was an unintentional purchase from Ebay a few years back, just cuz it was pretty cool. The back story was this was from an estate sale from a long time editor of a newspaper in Orange, CA. I have found pics of others out there in the world so they were produced for some reason. The base is obviously made to accommodate a plaque of some sort, and others I have seen have a glue stain there where something was attached. It is very akin to a very early Buck Rogers that I must assume it has something to do with. So that character and journalism for some type of award?
  13. Just imagine that some where out there, tucked away in a box with some other pre-code horror books, the Mile High copy of this book is lurking. Much like the creature on the cover. So far this one is in first place in my book, hands down. This is a great thread subject.