chrisco37

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About chrisco37

  • Boards Title
    I think mine is coming up soon

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    Project Manger
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    Comic Books
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    U Bum lol
  1. Biggest Regret or Score in the last decade?

    Sorry, wasn’t clear...BP#1. Although, years and years ago, I think @fantastic_four bought a 9.6 FF52 way cheap.
  2. Amazing Spiderman Collecting Thread!

    Smoking book! Kudos. Always a bit jealous of your Spidey collection. But an upgrade for you sometimes turns into an upgrade for me. Unfortunately, not this time. i always keep an eye out for when you or @Straw-Man upgrades.
  3. Biggest Regret or Score in the last decade?

    That book is a slight stinger for me. Bought a graded 9.6 off eBay for $75 way back when. Junk book for years and years, never moved. Never thought I’d recoup the sales price, being a less than 9.8 nothing book. Arex sold it here on the boards for me probably 5 years ago +/-. Maybe for $100. Should’ve held onto that one a bit longer. But, what can you do? Had some other books that took off. You win some, you lose some. Hopefully, the wins outweigh the losers.
  4. The name's Steranko, Jim Steranko

    Such an innovator. He was one of the first SA guys to draw the heroes in the "leaner/athletic" form. He and Adams paved that way. Just look at the Cap 111 cover. Such a departure from the "Kirby SA Cap", but it worked. He influenced so many artists. Look at Starlin's Cap Marvel stuff. The Steranko influence is undeniable.
  5. Favorite Memories of the Comic Art Hobby

    Fun topic. Mine is an easy choice.... 2004 Dynamic Forces Fan Fest. It was at some hotel in Jersey (right near Philly). It was the same day as the 2004 NFL Draft. This is going to be a long post... Got a PM from either @Foolkiller or @dam60 the week of. I was/am a huge Eduardo Risso fan. The PM aid he was going to be at the show. At the time, he rarely came to the US for shows. He had just started the Batman arc (620-ish). I had multiple Bullets pages already and had just purchased one of his pages from the Batman arc. I had to go. Jeff (JG) Jones and Mark Millar had just started Wanted. I had the luck, a few months prior, to buy Page 1 of #1. They were at the show as well. Anyway, I make the 2+ hour drive from DC to the show and it's, more or less, an OA show and "meet and greet" with artists. A few books for sale, but mostly art and creators (Risso, Azz, Johnson, Jones, Millar, Joe Q, Starlin, Chaykin, etc..). I was there to try and meet Eduardo, but I first got in line for Jones & Millar (they were signing at the same table). Line moves pretty quick. Mostly fans getting books signed. I get up to the front and drop my Wanted page in front of Jeff. He flips out and taps Millar. He freaks out. "Where did you get this!?" Chat with both of them for a few minutes about the book and also about the NFL Draft (which was just starting). Ran into Jeff at the end of the show and talked more NFL Draft. Good times. After the Wanted stuff, I decide I'd better get in the lines for the Bullets guys. Meet Azz (surly guy) and Dave Johnson first and then I get in the line for Risso. He was doing head sketches for everyone in line. And he draws SLOW. I'm in line for about an hour and it has barely moved. 100 people in front of me. At this rate, I'm never going to get there before the show ends. CGC has just started the sig series program and Dave (dam60) was one of the original witnesses. He's getting books signed from all the various creators at the show, so they all know who him by this point in the day. Eduardo gets up to take a quick break. On his way back to his table, Dave grabs him real quick and starts talking to him. At the same time, he looks over at me and gives me the "wink-wink, come over here". I jump out of my spot in line and go over. Dave says "Hey Eduardo, this is Chris. He's one of your biggest fans!". At that point, I open up my portfolio and start flipping thru the Bullets pages and the Batman page. Eduardo lit up. He signed all my pages (much to the chagrin of everyone in line since I cut ahead of everyone that wanted their book signed with a head sketch). Couldn't really chat with him too much due to the language barrier. Still, it was awesome to meet one of my favorite artists and make him smile. There are pics somewhere, but not on my current computer. Throughout the day, I was hanging out with Foolkiller and Dam60 and @plitch and Paradise Peter. Met a bunch of OA fans/boardies too. I think Hari was there. Maybe Gene too. Lambert, etc... When the show ended, Brian said I could crash at his place (first of a few times in Philly that Brian extended an invite), so I said WTF. We ended up leaving the show and going to some bar where they served all sorts of mussels. It was me, Brian, Dave, Paul and Peter (there's a pic somewhere of this too). We had the best time. I've been to many shows/cons over the years since then (and even before). To this day, it remains my all-time favorite con and one of, if not THE, best hobby memories for me.
  6. The high cost of FF # 48

    $3500 looks about right. Might have to pay 4.
  7. Buying guidance NEEDED / 6K to invest...

    Posted this last night (in the wrong thread).... I'm an SA fan so I'd spend 6k differently. But, using the OP's options, I'd go with the Hulk 181 9.4 over the 2 books. Always go Quality over Quantity. 25 years ago, these books were about equal. Over that time, Wolverine has well surpassed the Punisher in terms of popularity (he was even back then when both guided for $75). The Punisher is never going to be more popular than Wolverine. Doesn't matter how many Netlflix seasons there are. The spread between 9.0 and 9.4 is pretty good already. It will grow. There's a noticeable difference between a 9.0 and 9.4.
  8. Is this place deader than ever?

    In an attempt to stay on topic, this is the best value in comics...$12.95 cover.
  9. Is this place deader than ever?

    The Animaniacs are great!
  10. Love that cover. Keith is so good. I thought 8k would be a strong bid. Could this really hit 5-figures?
  11. First time customer for pressing

    Ablue was right! "Cleaned and Pressed is the way to go!".
  12. Such a great book. Ditko's best Spidey art (outside of Annual 1).
  13. +1 Did you (Toth) take the book out of the bag?
  14. Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?

    Agree. I'm an SA fan so I'd spend 6k differently. But, using the OP's options, I'd go with the Hulk 181 9.4 over the 2 books. Always go Quality over Quantity. 25 years ago, these books were about equal. Over that time, Wolverine has well surpassed the Punisher in terms of popularity (he was even back then when both guided for $75). The Punisher is never going to be more popular than Wolverine. Doesn't matter how many Netlflix seasons there are. The spread between 9.0 and 9.4 is pretty good already. It will grow. There's a noticeable difference between a 9.0 and 9.4.
  15. I think you'll be fine on this.