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  1. Some cons work without greed and prey on charitable nature. But yeah the most effective target greed.
  2. The pretending to be a clueless bumpkin is classic and very effective tactic that prey's on one's greed. A tried and true hallmark of an effective con.
  3. Call me jealous, as I'm now in my 20th year of trying to find one in 9.8 The only way that could be cooler is if the Thanos Copter was shown.
  4. My fave splash is to issue #23, Godzilla in Times Square! Close enough to the SHIELD Hellicarrier to take a bite out of it.
  5. That is not a Treasury. Yes there is only 1 in CGC 9.8 on current census. Good Luck with your $299 buy-it-now price. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MARVEL-CLASSICS-14-CGC-MT-9-8-WAR-OF-WORLDS-1-OF-1-GRADED-9-8-CLAREMONT-STORY/332690823518?hash=item4d75eb195e:g:yfUAAOSwT4ZbHvgj
  6. Many consider "High Grade" for 1977-1979 to be 9.6 or 9.8. In order here are the 5 Marvel Godzilla's with the fewest combined total of 9.8 and 9.6's #24 = 16 #16 = 21 #17 = 21 #15 = 22 #13 = 23 #24 and #15 are tied for the fewest 9.8's with 9, but #15 has nearly double the amount of 9.6's as #24. #24 has a measly 16 copies in 9.6 or above. #12 and #15 are tied for the least slabbed book. #1 has more 9.8's and 9.6's then one can shake a stick at. #24 has the Lowest Average Grade in the run, averaging what for a late bronze age Marvel is a meager 8.96 #19 has the highest Average grade in the run with a robust 9.67. Not sure why 15,16,17 are getting the most "love" recently in auctions, when #24 is the True current King of High Grade Scarcity for the title. BTW, I've no vested interest in #24, and as I've mentioned in a previous post above my favorite issue is #23. Just having fun with Marvel Godzilla census numbers. So now be prepared to fight the wolves in the next #24 auction Courtesy of Slabdata (cgcdata.com) current (As of April 7, 2020) Marvel Godzilla non variant Population Report. - sorted by number of 9.8 copies. Title,Issue,Pub Date,Publisher CGC Label Total Avg Grade 9.9 9.8 9.6 9.4 9.2 9 8.5 8 7.5 7 6.5 6 5.5 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.8 1.5 Godzilla 01 (08/77,Marvel Comics) Universal 1,426 9.28 1 405 437 244 102 70 48 25 22 22 12 13 8 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 Godzilla 09 (04/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 57 9.57 34 14 4 2 2 1 Godzilla 02 (09/77,Marvel Comics) Universal 85 9.37 32 20 13 2 8 3 3 2 1 1 Godzilla 07 (02/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 51 9.55 28 14 3 3 1 1 1 Godzilla 03 (10/77,Marvel Comics) Universal 83 9.26 27 29 8 3 5 2 3 2 1 1 1 1 Godzilla 23 (06/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 64 9.4 27 20 9 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 Godzilla 11 (06/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 37 9.65 23 10 3 1 Godzilla 19 (02/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 41 9.67 23 13 3 2 Godzilla 14 (09/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 37 9.63 22 10 4 1 Godzilla 20 (03/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 37 9.65 22 10 1 3 1 Godzilla 05 (12/77,Marvel Comics) Universal 59 9.52 21 22 8 3 3 1 1 Godzilla 10 (05/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 43 9.57 21 13 7 1 1 Godzilla 21 (04/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 45 9.61 20 17 4 1 2 1 Godzilla 04 (11/77,Marvel Comics) Universal 54 9.53 19 15 12 5 2 1 Godzilla 18 (01/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 38 9.63 19 11 5 1 2 Godzilla 22 (05/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 39 9.48 17 13 3 1 3 1 1 Godzilla 08 (03/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 42 9.47 15 16 6 2 1 2 Godzilla 06 (01/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 40 9.51 14 17 3 3 1 1 1 Godzilla 12 (07/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 29 9.62 14 10 2 2 1 Godzilla 13 (08/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 32 9.46 14 9 4 2 2 1 Godzilla 16 (11/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 25 9.63 12 9 3 1 Godzilla 17 (12/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 32 9.51 10 11 7 2 1 1 Godzilla 15 (10/78,Marvel Comics) Universal 29 9.53 9 13 5 1 1 Godzilla 24 (07/79,Marvel Comics) Universal 42 8.96 9 7 13 3 3 1 1 2 1 1 1
  7. There are 12 #16's and 15 #8's in 9.8 in the registry as of today. Given the numbers of few months ago a lot more have seen daylight. Perhaps the high prices at the time spurred on sending them for slabbing? #15 and #24 are now the "rare" ones. Yes it is a fun series. The last 2 issues especially so. I mean Godzilla vs The FF, Avengers and SHIELD what's not to love... Surprised Overstreet notates 21 and 22 and being a Devil Dinosaur app, but NO mention whatsoever of Avengers and FF in 23 and 24. Seriously Overstreet folks, what is up with that?
  8. Based on eBay auction sales the past 6 weeks were the Jan and Feb Godzilla 9.8 sales spike simply an anomaly rather than a trend? Or possibly a case of few registry type collectors looking to simply fill in missing holes? I believe as of this writing the only books in the run with a 9.8 census population lower than 10 are numbers #15 and #24. #24 of course was the final issue with a low print run that is legitimately hard to find in 9.8 (almost as many 9.4's as 9.6's and 9.8's combined) or at least it was for me with a near 15 year search effort. Of course all I've mentioned above are merely my opinions. My favorite book in the run is #23, I love that Trimpe Avengers cover as well as the last page in the book. The last page of #23 is actually my favorite Godzilla page of the run, showing his sheer enormity without clutter.
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/143358772117?ul_noapp=true Over the past 6 months 9.8 prices for John Carter #1 (1977 Marvel) in open auction bidding have averaged around $80. With some auctions as low as $62. At the asked Buy-It-Now of $11,495 at least offer free shipping... P.S. Yeah I know likley just a decimal point missed in the Buy-It-Now only some levity during tough days
  10. I do not feel it was a Harsh answer if anything a bit too general and vague Perhaps a better way the statement could have been made is to mention that trust is something that needs to be earned not based on posting of "random" dealer opinions on a message board.
  11. This topic brings me back to my 1st days buying comics as a child. I recall getting a few single issues of E-Man at Woolworth in 1980. Perhaps they were de-bagged from the 3 packs. I also picked up a bunch of 3 packs in 1979/1980 from a generic discount store where as I recall they were 2 for $1
  12. "Ride the Tiger" Given the contents of the first post in this thread that seems to be incongruous customer service with CGCs statement. BTW Brittany and folks, The 14 day policy is rather stingy given the shipping time itself of the books reaching the customer can be 5-7 days depending on time of year, distance etc...Is there no room or interest in your business model for a more realistic 21 days and the increased customer satisfaction it would yield?
  13. Like many who have been in this hobby a while I consider any art Los Bros own to be tantamount to lost or destroyed. I then simply move on to pieces elsewhere. As a smart person once wrote a long time ago on the old comicart-l board regarding the Bros mind games; "No art is worth your dignity"
  14. That is an outstanding splash page and one that is very close to me I still maintain the Thanos Cosmic Cube Story from #39 not only the best Spidey Super Stories story of the run but the greatest Thanos story presented in Comic book form. The single thing that keeps it from being perfection is no Starlin pencils although Mortimer did outstanding work, IMHO The Cat [or is it Hellcat?] never looked so fine. The intro to Avengers 4 film needs to have Thanos negotiating the purchase of the copter and the silk screening of his name on the side!