mwotka

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    I am gonna miss that car.

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  1. Bit off topic (I wouldn't slab an incomplete book, don't see the point), but I had saved these photo from the Okajima thread and there is a pretty neat book (several actually) lurking on the back wall. Not sure which camp this was from, but cool to think one of those girls could've been the collector of all those books.
  2. Recent pickup from the LCS. One of the cooler lab images I've ever seen, Frank R Paul is a wonder. Apparently VR was invented in the Twenties!
  3. Love Fletcher Hanks! Just got a Jungle 3 last month with a great Charles Sultan cover. Here is the Fantomah story from it. And a bonus splash from the Camilla story, from an artist I haven't heard of.
  4. Hey Rick, can you maybe try and work on the auction operators to change the presentation for comic lots? The staggered over-lapping 3 issues, especially for larger lots, and with no other pictures, is not great presentation. Yet they will literally have pictures of the pulp lots with 4 issues non overlapping AND have multiple images. I get they can't picture every book sometimes. But these multi-books lots that don't show several books that are each not cheap... I have a hard time bidding on comics I can't see. Thanks!
  5. Here are a few of my favorite Flessel covers. I don't usually see him at or near the top of many greatest artist list but I absolutely love his style. And his grey tone work on the Sandman covers is sublime!
  6. This is identified as a Flanagan cover on comics.org. There is a thread dedicated to him if you search, it addresses every known cover from him. I think there are about 6 or so, several Adventures and several More Funs, all pre-hero. I think the face structure suggests it isn't Flessel. The line work seems to be finer in general as well.
  7. Picked this up at local show last weekend for $35. Water damage unfortunately. But Kamen art!!
  8. Great books Karl! I know CGC can sometimes be not so kind, but I think all your copies look great. That 8 is killer and one of my favorite issues that I too think runs under the radar compared to some other rivets. Here is mine:
  9. I think this was a steal for under 100. And a great cover.
  10. Couple of recent pick-ups of cool Wings war covers. And a nice splash from the 14.
  11. I don't know on the 18, someone must've needed money bad for it to be selling close to the auction price. And yeah the chip is too bad, but it looked so nice. My first time holding a Church Planet and they live up to the hype! As to my impressions of the show, I did one day Friday. Not enough time, I didn't see half the dealers I wanted to and they were practically dragging me out at 730. A great selection of stuff at most dealers, but I agree with others that prices were very high. But many people were willing to deal. I heard some people thought things were slow on Friday, not sure how it went Saturday. I have been on and off in past years and think the selection was quite good. Just wish it didn't involve the whole Wizard circus of gutter salesmen and others aggressively selling. One guy practically chased me down as I walked past him talking for 20 seconds or so and I just kept walking and he just kept talking and I just went faster and faster til he gave up. Shouldn't have to deal with that at a comic and entertainment show. I did pick up some nice stuff, including some early Fiction House books and a Centaur and Brick Bradford 6. Had a blast seeing all the great books and art on display! And very sad to hear the news of the thefts from Tomorrow's Treasures. After the theft last year, I thought people would be more careful, but also wondering if Wizard isn't doing much for security there. Smart dealers are boxing in their wall books, with only a small space and letting in only one or maybe two people to see the good stuff. But I wonder about keeping the backside and sides of a display wall secure, if the person behind you isn't a serious dealer and watching out for you. Heritage put out a list of the stolen merchandise that I thought I would list here as well: Our friend Richard Muchin from Tomorrow's Treasures tells us that a number of comics were stolen from his booth at last weekend's Wizard World Chicago. The books included: Tales of Suspense #2 CGC 7.0 Tales of Suspense #3 CGC 7.0 Daredevil #1 (1964) 4.5 CGC. 2036526015 Spider-Man #1 5.0 CGC 2036528006 Spider-Man #3 CGC 3.5 2036526006 Tales to Astonish #9 8.5. CGC 2048163003 Action Comics #19 7.5. CGC 1493862001 Daredevil Comics #1 (1941) 4.5 CGC 2020020001 Detective Comics #144 9.0. CGC 0700844001 Mystery In Space #4 9.4. CGC 1970249019 Startling Comics #22 6.5 CGC 1345362003 If you have relevant information, please email Tomorrow's Treasures at comics@tomorrowstreasures.com.
  12. And perhaps you eagle eyes spotted my favorite book at the show, Harley had the Church Planet 18 in 9.4 for $20K!!! Also someone had some nice original Kirby art, a whole book of it. Here are a few selections.
  13. A few more wall shots of Harley, Dale Roberts, and Superworld.
  14. Here are some of my pics from the show. Start off with a few closer shots of Gator's wall. It was spectacular.