Flex Mentallo

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  1. It continues to surprise me that a higher grade copy has not yet surfaced after so many years. Nor is it easy to account for its relative scarcity.
  2. Undoubtedly marked down because of the page quality - but I can live with it! Flew under the radar at the time IMO. [Those were the days!]
  3. Does anyone else have any 'ex-cheetah' Planets to show?
  4. #29 is a pretty tough book - if cheetah had not sold his set some years ago I would still be looking for a high grade copy.
  5. I had the same issue but was able to sign in via The Collectors Society.
  6. Those of you who have followed the story of Roshni will be pleased to hear that with Purnabha's support they have taken the next step in their development. They asked Purnabha to help them with a funding application to IPartner India, and I'm delighted to report that the application was successful. Here's Purnabha: 'Importantly, with this funding Roshni will be able to secure its future(if the Roshni group members want to). Current funding will secure their base and provide some financial support to the group as well (If they utilize this fund properly) for their growth. This two year funding is about 20lakh for two years starting from 2019. ' 20 lakhs is approximately $28,000. https://ipartnerindia.org/about/
  7. I believe Suspense Comics #3 often has the centerfold missing. [This is a replica]
  8. Anyone got one of these to liberate?
  9. They aren't mine [I'm keeping mine] but there are fairly high grade Planets #23 and #28 listed on Worldwide in case anyone needs them. Prices are pretty good in my estimation [for whatever that's worth] so maybe worth a look.
  10. Yep - black and white interiors. Scarce as hens teeth.
  11. They call him 'The Blur' [among other things].
  12. Well done, fellow Planeteers! Some radiant copies landed here! I know Rick had been hunting down this particular copy of Planet #17 ever since it first popped up, then disappeared from sight before eventually surfacing again after long months. Did anyone keep a record of the CC results on those Rivets? Looked like most of them were on track to finish strongly, which if so is heartening after the extraordinarily variable results of the Church auction. Last time I looked, the weakest bidding seemed to be on the #19 - cannot understand why that book does not get the same love as #17 and #18 [apart from the Church copy of course].
  13. Here are #65 and #66 for comparison. The spaceman's suit is pretty much identical in both, and Whitman certainly did #66, which makes me think #65 might be Whitman as well, at least partially. On the other hand, while the figure of the woman is very graceful, it does not compare to Whitman's depictions of women on the covers of -for example - #66, #71, #72. The overall cover design of #65 is classic, but I find myself wondering if it might just possibly be a mash up of Doolin's layouts finished by Whitman. But secretly I want it to be a Whitman cover!
  14. I agree with you on that, love his covers. BTW not sure he did the cover of #65. It looks more like Whitman to me, but not sure if this has been established?
  15. Speaking as an angry old white guy, I loved the movie, and I thought Brie Larson held her own against Samuel L., who is one of the best scene stealers in the business. [Spoilers ahead.] When she eventually grows into her powers, I finally understood why she is now touted as perhaps the most powerful hero in the Marvel Universe, with nary a trace of absolute power absolutely corrupting. I thought there were weaknesses - she overcomes the Supreme Intelligence far to easily, and what is so important about a FTL drive to an interstellar race who cross galaxies? But several right angles takes us in unexpected directions which more than make up for the illogicalities.The right wing bandwagon attempting to trash it will fail.
  16. Sneaked this one out of a C'link auction for $350 ten years ago when Overstreet had it at $250. Not sure what I'd have to pay to replace it these days.