Flex Mentallo

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  1. Whitman had a very sophisticated and imaginative approach to composition, based on the use of diagonals to create an intensified sense of drama, coupled with use of depth of field which makes the figures leap from the page into the eye.

     

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    That is an awesome copy of Planet 71. It makes my copy with an 1/8" spine split at the top look kind of chumpy. I still love it though. Thanks for showing, Alanna

     

    Actually it's the same copy used to start this thread! Adamstrange's copy is better though!


  2. Absolutely marvelous. It's very stately -- dignified in the best sense of the word.

     

    Thought you'd like it. Isn't Thompson the artist on that fantastic one-shot you have a copy of ... and which I am wondering is the answer to one of BZ's quiz question. You know, the very colorful cover with a frame border of a Native-American on a horse. Could you repost that please?

    I thought you'd never ask! :luhv:

     

    I have 3 different scans of this book and each of them is flawed by not properly registering one or more colors. I love the cover and the story.

     

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    I wonder if you are familiar with the british artist Denis McLoughlin?

     

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  3. Absolutely marvelous. It's very stately -- dignified in the best sense of the word.

     

    Thought you'd like it. Isn't Thompson the artist on that fantastic one-shot you have a copy of ... and which I am wondering is the answer to one of BZ's quiz question. You know, the very colorful cover with a frame border of a Native-American on a horse. Could you repost that please?

     

    Thanks Guys - yet another artist you've turned me on to! Thompson's handling of form reminds me of Curt Swan.


  4. Those are all great candidates for best pch cover ever! :applause:

     

    I agree! They definitely made my Terrible Top 25 List from this past October. (thumbs u

     

    Ya know, now that I look at how those three covers are arranged...It looks like it could be the same guy getting tortured. First a poker near the eye, then his head explodes, then they remove his brain..... :sick:

     

    Maybe It's something to do with my job but I think I know how these guys feel!


  5. Okay, fanfare! Roll of drums! Aaaand, my final pick for top 10 in 2010 is - a Timely! A Timely? But Namoras apart I dont collect Timelys! I collect Fox and Fiction House and, and classic covers of damsels in distress! How could I have lost focus so easily?

     

    Well, this is a cover that was unknown to me until I saw Richard's amazing high grade copy in his sales thread. At just north of $4000 that copy is a steal, but way beyond my current means. Then this copy turned up recently in a C'link auction ending way past my bedtime in the UK, and I put up a hail mary bid which I was quite surprised to see win the auction. What a classic cover! What a classic misjudgement! Well, who can say?

     

    Like the Super Mystery just posted, this cover seems to have something going on in every part of it...and it has to be one of the most colorful covers of all time. Imagine what the Mile High copy must look like!

     

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    So there you have it folks! My top ten buys of 2010! What will the New Year bring I wonder?


  6. SUPER MYSTERY V6 #3

     

    I love these women in peril covers with only one caveat! If she aint gonna be rescued then where is the suspense? Well, the damsel is definitely being rescued on this astonishing cover. I remember making the long trek from Manchester to London for a comic mart back in the nineties. Was so tired when I got there I must've been sleeping at Harley's stall, only to have a great London collector (hello Frank!) pull one out of a box I'd just been looking through! Number one on my wants list at the time, with no prospect of another copy turning up soon, if ever! Hence delighted to have a top copy at last. (Thing is, you see, I really, really want to be the hero rescuing the gal here...)

     

     

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  7. WONDERWORLD #7

     

    I was fortunate to pick up three great Lou Fine Wonderworlds this year and the #9 and #11 are in much better shape than this copy of #7. But the cover presents well and image wise, it's really a no-brainer! Candidate for best Fox cover, best Lou Fine cover, this image is so far ahead of its time I still dont think we have quite caught up to him yet...not sure he was even human.. a time traveller perhaps? Dead lucky to get this one for the price I paid - I think everyone must have been sleeping!

     

     

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  8. Okay, five more to go! The next two go together...

     

    When I saw these two in Mr Bedrock's sales thread I almost had a heart attack! Two of the most desired comics on my list which, like the CDNP #24 I had long ago sold and was now desperate to get back - and here after five years of searching, here they were! Just when my cashflow was at its lowest ebb after a year of amazing opportunities! Surely someone would gobble them up any second - I kept checking back, but no, they lingered, and Richard and I had a very civilized conversation, and he made it possible for me to take them after all. So hats off to Mr Bedrock, "Hip hip...!"

     

    NAMORA #2 Cookville copy

     

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    NAMORA #3 Cosmic Aeroplane

     

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