SoCalComics

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    Collector is an understatement.

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  1. I've read the minutes and the testimony from several points of reference. Nowhere has the evidence been broken down.
  2. Around 2001 and during that time, Joe Simon was broiled in a civil court case with marvel, the case is well documented. most of the debate is centered on ownership of the character Captain America. Simon was more than that he also gets credit for creating Blue Bolt. We have a sheet of paper reportedly drawn by Joe Simon and the character is Blue Bolt. The evidence stickers affixed to the folded sheet of paper indicate this drawing appeared in court. the two distinguished stickers indicated it was tagged in court as the defendants property, or evidence utilized by the defendant. This page has probably been making its way through collectors hands for decades. Now it is in my hands. Does anyone have information on the significance of this drawing? I find the page a little odd. Not because of what it seems to be, but because the tags are for the submission of evidence by the defense, which should be Marvel in this instance. Any thoughts?
  3. That would make some sense, but why this page of panels as evidence when there are Blue Bolt comics with Simon and Kirby written on the first page?
  4. Marvel's ownership of Blue Bolt is news to me. I thought it was public domain
  5. Around 2001 and during that time, Joe Simon was broiled in a civil court case with marvel, the case is well documented. most of the debate is centered on ownership of the character Captain America. Simon was more than that he also gets credit for creating Blue Bolt. We have a sheet of paper reportedly drawn by Joe Simon and the character is Blue Bolt. The evidence stickers affixed to the folded sheet of paper indicate this drawing appeared in court. the two distinguished stickers indicated it was tagged in court as the defendants property, or evidence utilized by the defendant. This page has probably been making its way through collectors hands for decades. Now it is in my hands. Does anyone have information on the significance of this drawing? I find the page a little odd. Not because of what it seems to be, but because the tags are for the submission of evidence by the defense, which should be Marvel in this instance. Any thoughts?
  6. Hello everyone! Southern California Comics has an event coming up that's going to be a lot of fun! We'll have raffles with awesome prizes like high grade 70's and 80's comics and sketch covers drawn by great local artists! Also, we're giving away packs of 25 random 70's and 80's comics to each person that purchases something from our guests the day of the event! Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/socalcomics for a list of all the local comic book artists, writers, and creators that are attending.
  7. Banishment vs. Prosecution, which would prove to be more costly in the long run? Banishment from the listed conventions could mean a substantial loss of income, but who knows how long that would really last? Prosecution would have required a victim: Eaglemoss. Smart money says Eaglemoss didn't want the hassle. End of prosecution. No financial loss there from the thieves. "Den Of Thieves Comics" Our motto: You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll kiss your comic collection goodbye!
  8. Recently came across this in a collection we purchased. Anyone familiar with the back cover addition? It seems factory cut and added. I've seen a couple other copies that do not have the shoes ad pasted on, so I imagine it must have been distributed to a select region.
  9. Recently happened upon six issues of this fanzine and came across this thread in search of worth and pricing. vol. 1 #2, 6, 8, 12 vol. 2 #2, 6. Anyone have any current information in regards to general pricing? All the issues are relatively clean- minimal wear without creasing or tears besides the issue 8, which is split at the spine. Thanks everyone.
  10. I had reviewed this post when I posted my own. The global aspect of shipping comes with more levels of worry. I've been shipping comics and other collectibles globally since my store became operational in 1998. I've dealt with scammers, blundering customs services, and disappeared/reappeared packages, bad credit cards and buyers sending money wrapped in aluminum foil! The Canadian buyers, and their requests to alter the truth on customs forms: I understand. It is a dirty, little secret that everything we send to buyers in Canada is a "gift" worth less than $40. The Canadians are good customers and the them. I've cooperated with their requests and nothing has ever come back to haunt either of us. I do warn them that my cooperation comes with a guarantee I won't be held accountable for lost packages. My employees and I pack to ensure strength and resilience. We've not heard a foreign complaint yet. But, I'm not one step closer to believing all that insurance we pay for does any good. I'm concerned that at crunch time none of us will file a claim through the post office and receive compensation. I'd love to hear or read of a USPS insured claim that was compensated. Anybody?
  11. Dammit! I'm in Vegas on the 11th of November for a taping of Pawn Stars! The next closest submission point for me is Terry's show at the end of January. I decided to ship out via Registered, knowing we have the photos and authority to back up a claim. What's poignant here is that no responses to this post have been able to nail down the points of a successful claim against USPS. There is a gap in knowledge here. Somehow, a lost or stolen package that got shipped with insurance will have a lost or damaged claim story that ended well for the shipper.
  12. Sounds reasonable, although I don't know the comparable prices for the two tiers. Getting full coverage, without hassle, is the desired option. Getting dropped after filing claims means going with CIA has a "time bomb" effect. The clock starts ticking down the minute a shipper "triggers" the claim.
  13. My sentiments exactly! The post office is literally gathering insurance payments from shippers like some kind of slush fund.
  14. Yeah, Reg. Mail increases the odds in your favor but I still can't get a guarantee from the post office that they would confidently cover the full amount of a collectible. In this case, I have a package containing 50K in comics, their max.