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  1. Nice piece if you are strong collector of Superman. Weak sauce for me, artistically, but it's a must have for a Shuster completist, I suppose. David Edit....Here is Shuster from HA archives from 1983 and a 1977 piece dedicated to Coddington. Looks a bit tighter.
  2. Typically, a fine art canvas would be framed without glass, possibly matted. Your piece in particular has such a gestural quality, I think a frame is not necessary, and possibly awkwardly inappropriate. I suggest you just hang it and live with it for a while. Hopefully the artist has used permanent media rather than marker. David
  3. Yeah, I have some wonderfully framed comic strip art from my early collecting years, Al Capp, Rube Goldberg, Bugs Bunny, Gene Ahern, Vic Forsythe, Blondie, etc. Most are not worth much more than the framing effort in a resale environment. Frame what you like, but don't count on future value of the framing projects. Could be a negative, actually, when you go to sell....and, you will, or your heirs. Edit ...sorry if this came across as a downer, just trying to say something real for collectors as they age. Old David
  4. I understand, but what's next, someone gets outed for a misdemeanor? It's just for fun! When I buy the occasional piece, I'm not thinking about the "budget edition" threshold, please tell me you are just buying what you like at the price point you are comfortable with rather than can i win next year's budget edition with this one? My standing in the "budget edition" archive is not a marker in my career as a collector or buyer, seller, I mark it down as extracurricular. David
  5. I agree with this sentiment. I didn't enter this as a competition, rather more as a venue to show off and get feedback for a piece which was in the price range. It's a small enough community that no reward is necessary other than likes and thumbs up emojis, at least as far as I'm concerned. Best,, David
  6. Ah, floating, it is a great look, and I agree about keeping margin notes visible. Just use archival hinges/adhesive, and only outside the art area would be my bit of caution as a suggestion. David
  7. Thrilled to be near the top with my new Batman page. Thanks, everyone! David S. Albright
  8. I agree. In many cases, across all fields of consumer goods, if you are buying at retail, you will never get a return on your "investment". Auctions do offer opportunity, but check the terms of the auction house. My favorite strategy is to track a bunch of stuff, check it, throw in a low bid, and once in a while I get something which is cool and maybe ended at a nice price, while fitting into my collection and not breaking the bank! Not a business model, but more of a compulsive collector's model. David
  9. Great story Alex, I wonder what he might have done with Calvin and Hobbes for $200! David
  10. Agree. If you are buying during the lifetime of an artist at the peak of their powers as an artist, there is a strong likelihood your money spent will not be recovered in your lifetime. But, that is not why you bought it, hopefully. David
  11. Around 1984, apparently. My apologies for the thread hijack, I will do some Skottie Young research. Added to previous post an available Skottie cover (not mine) on CAF. David
  12. I am banking on intact unrestored published hero covers from the 60s-90s with original title stats holding their value and the best examples (artist, character, content) continuing to rise. They have been the bedrock of my collection, and the ones I have sold I keep seeing people making money off them 20 years later. Edit, sorry, forgot art credits, Ed Hannigan pencils, Klaus Janson inks below on the DC cover. This Skottie cover is asking $2000 on CAF. David
  13. That image is from Scott Dunbier's CAF. David