Flex Mentallo

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  1. Was going to ask you if you could post some sample interior shots of some Chesler's...
    Did I mention that Chesler has great covers :shy:
    lol

     

    So, there's a reason people don't post Chesler interiors?

     

    Interiors are a real mix, often having nothing to do with the cover. The best work is probably from the Lou Fine imitators which included Charles Sultan. My sample size is small (so BP should chime in) but the stories are pretty generic (i.e. lame) without the skill of Eisner/Cole/Everett etc or wackiness of Fletcher Hanks. Did I mention the cool covers?

     

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    what splash is that from AdamSTrange?

     

    Dynamic #1? My current copy is shelled so I cant check. Some of these were reprinted by IW/Super with new covers.


  2. me too. I just talked to another dealer, and he said someone bought his entire stock of mystery tales in Chicago. weird.

     

    Great colorform aliem avatar BTW.

     

    I like Mystery Tales, but no more so than any other Atlas title. Not sure why there would suddenly be the demand that you describe.

     

    It's a bit like Menace used to be. They were always said to be scarce, and in demand because they tended to have a high concentration of great artwork by Everett, Heath and Maneely. I do note that the first 10 issues or so of Mystery tales seem to have nice covers, especially the Everett ones, and maybe they have proven to be somewhat scarce in higher grade - when I was collecting Altas some years back they always seemed to be harder to find than most other titles. And of course, you get a kind of inflation of demand when a couple of guys are desperate to get the only available higher grade copies. But I must admit even taking all of this into considereation some of the recent prices have shocked me. If it brings out other copies prices and demand will inevitably fall. And if more Atlas masterworkss are pending that will also have a bearing!

     

    But you probably know far more about this than I, Alan!


  3. A few years ago, I saw Punch 12s in multiple places simultaneously. Nothing now?

     

    nothing then, something now. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Darn - does this mean you wont be selling me your Chelsers? Double darn! But well done anyway (I suppose) :whistle:


  4. There's been this arms race of threads to post more and more books. Double runs became triple runs became quadruple runs became favorite issues became favorite covers became 10 best books.

     

    Before we get to "Post your Favorite 100 books" or "Post Your Comics With a Vowel Somewhere in the Title", let's just cut to the chase.

     

    Just post every freakin' book in your collection already!

     

    he doesn't mean you, g.a.tor. i swear, if i have to see your funny stuff run, it may put me off the hobby to the point that the next h'tage auction after november will be hawking "the cajun collection" from down south la. way.

     

     

    Hee hee - you guys crack me up!


  5. You are most welcome! I am only 20 issues shy of completing my Planet Stories collection in VG or better, so hopefully I can host a comprehensive thread someday soon :D

     

    I have to say, to anyone interested, the Planet Stories run is consistently great, covers, stories, and interior illustrations all ROCK! I highly recommend it to anyone that wants to get into pulps.

     

    Now those I wold love to see, 20 shy or not!

     

     


  6. There's been this arms race of threads to post more and more books. Double runs became triple runs became quadruple runs became favorite issues became favorite covers became 10 best books.

     

    Before we get to "Post your Favorite 100 books" or "Post Your Comics With a Vowel Somewhere in the Title", let's just cut to the chase.

     

    Just post every freakin' book in your collection already!

     

     

    Looks like Scrooge and Billy Parker have a lot to answer for! (I had nothing to do with it!) :fear:


  7. Many have come and gone, but here's the top ten core books. As you can see, its a bit Centaur heavy. Also cheated with one lone pulp... I think I need to do a pulp top ten!

     

    Some really great books in this thread guys! :applause:

     

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    Posts like this make it easy to understand the appeal of those Centaurs. Every one is a beauty.

     

    Awesome stuff! The 10 best pulp covers would be something to see! How about it?