pemart1966

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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?

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  1. Interesting that the ad references "strict mint" for buying but no mention of grade on the books being sold. Red Raven and Tough Kid Squad each more expensive than Superman #1 or Captain America #1?
  2. I must be the only guy that Dupchak didn't rip off. I sent him a Showcase 4 in response to his weekly "buy" ad in TCBG - seems that he was paying slightly more than Metropolis. Any way, he sent me a cheque and it didn't bounce. Now mind you, I shouldn't have sold it in the first place but that's another story...
  3. The '76 Overstreet was my first guide. It was my introduction to formal collecting and coming across that ad was quite a shock!
  4. I guess that the ad worked. People are still talking about it almost 45 years later...
  5. Back in the mid 70s/early 80s a lot of guys set up at shows were doing comics/art part time. Show transactions were strictly cash. In fact, the technology probably didn't even exist to allow credit cards to be used at shows during that time. Transactions done by responding to ads in the CBG were done by mail with payment by either money order or cheque.
  6. You're looking at decades old prices through today's lens and thinking that decades old dollars and circumstances are today's dollars and circumstances - they aren't. Those were expensive prices back then relative to what most people were earning. My father bought a house in 1970 for $35,000. Today, that same house is $500,000. People later said "Oh - you should have bought 10 houses in the same neighbourhood - you would have been a multi millionaire now!!" True, BUT they're forgetting, or not knowing, that he had to take out a mortgage to buy that house and relative to his annual salary at that time, $35,000 was a HUGE amount of $. In 1967, one could have bought the best big block Corvette with enough horse power for lift off for just over $5 grand. That same model today - everything original - would be worth millions. One should have bought dozens. True, BUT, one problem - the average annual income in 1967 was a little over $7,000. Another thing to consider - no one had a crystal ball back then (they don't have them now for that matter) Was comic art a fad destined to burn out or was it something that had some merit? No one could say for sure. Had prices reached their peak at $100/page; $500/page; or GASP!!! $1,000/page???? Again, no one knew. Moral here - prices are relative. So...that considered - no need to cry
  7. To the contrary - it's easy to find BUT it's pricey. Used to be that people were primarily focused the main run and this could be had relatively cheaply. People seem to have wakened up on this one realizing what an incredible book it is and as a result prices have really taken off on this one.
  8. Be sure to give us your review here once you've had a chance to compare the same cartoon on DVD to that of the B Ray.
  9. I don't know enough about the differences between Blu Ray and DVD to be honest, but assuming that there's a better picture with BLU Ray I can see that being a factor with modern releases. However when you consider material made in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the quality of audio and video is at level X. I'm not sure that you can raise the quality beyond that level even with today's technology. Even if you can, the minute you start doing that, you're monkeying with the original product if that makes any sense. I'm fine with the DVD versions and this release with its figurine, fancy box, and unimaginative selections just seems like another uninspired cash grab.
  10. Heaven forbid that the general public get a look at it.
  11. I don't know about Blu Ray but I'll bet that all of these have seen previous release in one form or another. I might have missed them but I don't even see classics here like: Rebel Rabbit; Hillbilly Hare; A Lad and His Lamp; My Bunny Lies Over The Sea. People are forgetting here is that these "censored" cartoons are animation masterpieces. Put the caveat on them and let people see them...and while I'm at it - Disney!!! - release Song of the South.
  12. Don't waste your $. Most, if not all of this has been previously been released. I don't know why they don't release ALL of the BB cartoons (including the "banned"; the "racist"; the politically incorrect) in chronological order with the warning label that "Contents may be offensive to some people. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age." - although they never harmed me In fact Warners, release ALL of your cartoons with a disclaimer.