Flex Mentallo

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  1. I'm curious if any of you who collect Canadian Editions have run into instances where it appears that at least the front covers might have been printed in the USA? I have a Canadian Edition of Phantom Lady that says printed in USA on the inside cover but the interior pages clearly state it is a Canadian Edition. Do any of you have a Canadian Edition of Phantom Lady?

     

    Interesting. I have owned three different copies of Blule Beetle #50 in the past and each has had the same identical markings, wiht typically inferior canadain priniting. And I have never seen a copy that stated that the pages were printed in the United States, nor that the covers were printed in Canada.

     

    I speculate that these are the only extant copies, but equally I would be fascinated to be proven wrong - - perhaps something went wrong with the original print runs, by which time the templates had been shipped off to Canada.

     

    I would be interested to know if any PL or BB collector out there has copies which differ from this strange marriage of cross border printing!


  2. ...anything for you Joanna!

     

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    This is the nicest one I've seen of this cover. Really nice! This is one of my favorite covers. I have a beater copy of this one. Have you had it long? Thanks for sharing.

     

    I picked it up a couple of years ago. I prefer it to #8.


  3. Another Planet off the list. I don't know about what other Planet collectors think, but I think that 12-20 are all tough to find with an extra level of "tough" to 13,14,15, and 17. Ultimately 15 is the toughest of all. Anyway, I digress to this Planet #17. I was super excited to not only find a #17, but it is in great condition with only two graded higher ( a 9.4 I will never ever see and an 8.0). This one is no where near as red as Parkers copy, but I will definitely cherish my copy.

     

    Also on a seperate note.......man I love Zolnerowich covers!!

     

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    parker's FORMER copy--the whole rivet run, 'cept for 1 and 22 [needed for my p'gree run--toledo] were sold this week to an anonymous boardie. kel recalls well; the old boy is red.

     

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    ...always interested in the true reds! I believe that the colors in #17 could have been even more vivid - I once just missed out on a really low grade copy on ebay that indicated as much - but the scan was too small to be worth keeping.The search goes on...

     

    ...and here is my upgrade, just in today from its journey across the pond - some small trace of red, but the book is a bit yellower than my scanner translates:

     

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    ...and the #23 that came with it:

     

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    :whee:

     

     

     


  4. figured that this fox book needed to be shown in the thread....anyone else have some Dagar's...pm me.

     

    damn it, don't give me another title to go after.

     

    I used to have all the Dagars but no longer. IMHO it is the most underrated Fox title.

     

    The first few issues have outrageous gga by Edmund Good.

     

    So I'm sorry but you simply have to have them!

     

    :devil:


  5. Another Planet off the list. I don't know about what other Planet collectors think, but I think that 12-20 are all tough to find with an extra level of "tough" to 13,14,15, and 17. Ultimately 15 is the toughest of all. Anyway, I digress to this Planet #17. I was super excited to not only find a #17, but it is in great condition with only two graded higher ( a 9.4 I will never ever see and an 8.0). This one is no where near as red as Parkers copy, but I will definitely cherish my copy.

     

    Also on a seperate note.......man I love Zolnerowich covers!!

     

    36dea975.jpg

     

    parker's FORMER copy--the whole rivet run, 'cept for 1 and 22 [needed for my p'gree run--toledo] were sold this week to an anonymous boardie. kel recalls well; the old boy is red.

     

    planet17.jpg

     

     

    ...always interested in the true reds! I believe that the colors in #17 could have been even more vivid - I once just missed out on a really low grade copy on ebay that indicated as much - but the scan was too small to be worth keeping.The search goes on...


  6. Centaurs, early Fox, early Fiction House, and MLJ's were very, very scarce, hardly to be found at the Con at all.

     

    hm indeed! That's very interesting news - would you normally expect to see more of those? Sounds almost like it is Mile High or nothing!

     

    Thanks so much for the detailed report!

     

    :popcorn: