Lobstrosity

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  1. I've had zero luck finding any of these. Does anyone have any recommendations on retailers or sellers that might have some? I've obviously checked ebay, milehigh, and mycomicshop.
  2. Looking to buy 1992 issues of Comic industry and retailer magazines. They're for research, so not too concerned about grade. Specifically, I'm looking for the following: - Comic Buyer's Guide (CBG): 947,950, 951,952, 955, 957, 962, 963, 964, 966, 967, 968, 969, 970, 971 - Entertainment This Month (ETM): 27, 28, 29, 30 - Comic Shop News (CSN): 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 247, 248, 249, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 258, 259 - Advance Comics: 38, 41 - Malibu Sun: 9, 15 - Comics Scoreboard: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Comic Book Marketplace: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 - Previews: Nov 91, Dec 91, June 92 - Comics Journal: 150 - Diamond Dialogue: (Any Jan-June) - Entertainment Retailing: (Any Jan-June) - Eclipse Extra: (Any Jan-May) - Up'n Coming: 12, 13, 14, 15 Feel free to PM with info about singles or group lots. Thanks!
  3. Beautifully painted Aliens splash page by Den Beauvais from the Dark Horse comic is up for sale on Heritage....auction ends tomorrow! https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/denis-beauvais-aliens-2-splash-page-21-original-art-dark-horse-1989-/a/7231-95025.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515
  4. Auction is this Friday! Likely the only McFarlane Spawn art from 1992 that will ever be sold. On Facebook, Mychaels had this to say about the piece: "I don't regret much in life...but I regret selling this in 2001" Responding, other industry vets chimed in: Chance Wolf: "I specifically remember that collaboration! I and many others may have been a bit jealous of that historic moment Awesome piece! Sorry it slipped from your hands!" Brian Pullido: "Epic!" Dan Fraga: "Damn!"
  5. Mike was a pleasure to deal with - fast, easy communication, and really willing to work together to make a great deal. Highly recommended!
  6. Looking to buy 1992 issues of Comic industry and retailer magazines, not too concerned about grade. Specifically, I'm looking for the following: - Comic Buyer's Guide (CBG): 947,950, 951,952, 955, 957, 962, 963, 964, 966, 967, 968, 969, 970, 971 - Entertainment This Month (ETM): 27, 28, 29, 30 - Comic Shop News (CSN): 237, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 244, 247, 248, 249, 251, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259 - Advance Comics: 38,39,41 - Malibu Sun: 9, 10, 14 - Comics Scoreboard: 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 - Comic Book Marketplace: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 - Previews: Nov 91, Dec 91, May 92, June 92 - Comics Journal: 150 - Diamond Dialogue: (Any Jan-June) - Entertainment Retailing: (Any Jan-June) - Comic book Business: (Any Jan-June) - Eclipse Extra: (Any Jan-May) - Up'n Coming: 12, 13, 14, 15 Feel free to PM with info about singles or group lots. Thanks!
  7. Yes indeed. That's a Special Edition from France (printed in 2001): http://spawnworld.com/books/international/france/semic_ongoing/semic_ongoing01b.htm
  8. The earliest piece of McFarlane Spawn (McSpawn?) art ever sold is currently up for auction on Heritage: Auction link: https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/marat-mychaels-and-todd-mcfarlane-spawn-6-pin-up-original-art-image-1992-/a/7231-94087.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515 News articles about the piece: https://comicbook.com/comics/news/early-spawn-art-by-todd-mcfarlane-up-for-auction/ https://bleedingcool.com/comics/earliest-todd-mcfarlane-spawn-original-art-sold/ Spawn #6 page #23 full-page pinup from 1992. It marks the first time (ever) that McFarlane collaborated with another artist on his "new" character, Spawn. - McFarlane has kept all of his Spawn art, so this is the only piece of McSpawn art ever to be sold from 1992 (the year of its debut). - The next closest McSpawn art on the market was from issue 20 from 1994! - Full page pinup features huge image of Spawn, with his nemesis Malebolgia brooding in the background. - Signed by McFarlane in his famous “scroll” signature (also signed by Mychaels, twice)
  9. Definitely a record...but Linda Ronstadt and who? It takes two afterall. Something doesn't add up on this one.
  10. I buy a lot of cels and love them, but 24k seems....unusual.
  11. For the most part, proxy bidding is like a preview...the real action comes in the live auction (whether it is actually live in person, or "live" real-time online). In the live portion, It's run like a traditional auction. There is an auctioneer who announces the lot, commences bidding, calls fair warning, and then ends bidding. "Sniping" like on ebay is not a possibility. You often have multiple bidding options for the live auctions: in person at the event, "live online, or phone bidding. For most auctions, I bid online, but occassionally, if it's something very important to me, I bid via phone bidding. I've attended one in person (which is the most fun!). Don't forget to factor in the buyer's premium, shipping, and taxes into your math when determining what to bid. Good luck!
  12. I had to make my own list I started collecting the international versions in 1997, and I just completed the set (for #1) last week...so through all of that, there was a tremendous amount of research done. I contacted McFarlane early on, but found that they didn't have very complete records unfortunately. So, I spent years contacting fans in other countries (usually by joining local comic-collecting message boards). I contacted international publishers for their publication info, and occasionally (when I was lucky) to order books. I made friends all over the world that were willing to help me in my search. I've been hunting issues 1-10 per country, but I'm still missing 10 issues total. Some countries that I thought would be 'easy' to complete (such as Australia) turned out to be pretty tough. Some countries are next to impossible: India, Philippines, etc. I chased rumored countries for years until I got definitive confirmation from locals that they were never published there (Russia). Sometimes, when I thought I was getting close, I'd discover something new and it would add additional years (!!) to my search. It wasn't until a few years ago, for example, that I learned about the multiple printings in Germany. Along the way, I've catalogued every discovery on my site spawnworld.com for other collectors to use. All in all, it's been an amazing collecting-adventure. If I knew then what I know now, I would have only aimed for issue #1 instead of #1-10...but I'm getting close!
  13. Finally complete! Every Spawn #1 from around the globe. 59 versions total (plus an error copy), from 29 different countries.