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  1. Hi Tim, I wondered if you could comment on the change from G - VG - F pricing spreads in the previous guides to the G - VG - VF pricing spread in the newest one? I'm not sure which I prefer, or even if it matters, but I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the change. Thanks, Todd
  2. Slightly off-topic, but I just wanted to mention that the August 1929 issue of Weird Tales has a story by Lois Lane. Jerry Siegel was known to be a reader of many pulps, including Weird Tales. He had a letter published in a 1930 issue so he is very likely to have seen the Lois Lane story, making it a strong possibility for the inspiration for the name. The story, The Purple Sedan, was Lois Lane's only contribution to Weird Tales, and as far as I can tell, her only publication ever. I know of no details of her life, or even if she was a real person or a pseudonym. This same issue is better known for the first appearance of Robert E. Howard's character Kull of Atlantis. The story, The Shadow Kingdom, is considered one of Howard's best, and is also considered the first sword and sorcery story, so it's quite an important issue.
  3. Red topped Amazing Stories cover with H.G. Wells to red topped Amazing Stories cover with H.G. Wells
  4. Philadelphia Comic Book Convention Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020 Hours: 10am to 4pm Admission: $3 Location: Clarion Hotel Conference Center (formerly Ramada Philadelphia Airport), 76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029 Parking: Free on-site Special Guests Paris Cullins - Marvel and DC artist on Blue Beetle, Blue Devil, and Hyperkind. Bob Petrecca - Marvel and DC artist on Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange, Spider - Man, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Batman/Superman  Comic and Collectibles Over 60 dealer tables provide a huge selection of comic books and related collectibles! - Golden Age Comics - Silver Age Comics - Bronze Age Comics - Modern Comics and the Latest Issues - Original Artwork - Graphic Novels, Trade Paperbacks and Hardcovers - DVDs - Japanese Manga - Toys and Action Figures - Statues and Busts - Non-Sportscards Door Prizes Hourly door prizes will be given away starting at 11am! Hold on to your entrance ticket for a chance to win. You must be present to win. Directions The Philadelphia Comic Book Convention is located near the Philadelphia Airport at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center (formerly the Ramada Philadelphia Airport), 76 Industrial Highway, Essington, PA 19029. From Southbound I-95 - Take I-95 S to Exit 9A (Essington). Merge onto 420 S (Wanamaker Ave). Turn RIGHT onto Industrial Highway. The Clarion Hotel is on the LEFT side. From Northbound I-95 - Take I-95 N to Exit 8 (Ridley Park). Stay to the RIGHT and merge onto S. Stewart Ave. Turn LEFT onto Industrial Highway. The Clarion Hotel is on the RIGHT side. Public Transportation - Accessible by SEPTA Bus Route 37 Google Map to Philadelphia Comic Book Convention For Information or Dealers' Tables Contact: Derek Woywood Phone: (856) 217-5737 Email: dwoywood@yahoo.com Official Website: www.philadelphiacomic-con.com Next Show The next show will be on Sunday April 19, 2020.
  5. Yes, definitely the Jan 1947 Canadian variant of the Nov 1946 US edition. As I work on my run of Weird Tales, I do pick-up the Canadian variants whenever I can. They are of course scarcer than the US versions. The 1942-early 1945 issues have different covers than the US editions, and the ones after that, like yours, have the same covers with just a different price and month. Here's my copy of the US edition.
  6. Alex Schomburg cover to Alex Schomburg cover
  7. Great news, Tim! Congratulations on the new edition. I just ordered a copy. Todd
  8. I love those old sports covers, especially baseball, football and hockey. I have quite a few. Some have real players on the cover, which makes them even better!
  9. A real nice copy of the 1st Buck Rogers and 1st Skylark of Space just arrived. Amazing Stories, Vol 3 No 5, August 1928
  10. I think it can and would certainly help the front and back covers with issues like that, but I wonder if there's a danger of the square-bound spine being crushed? Does anyone know how square-bound comics fare under the press?
  11. Congrats! Great book! I'm already looking for books to trade to you!
  12. ...the spine of the enduring tome was stained an antediluvian green, a hue unseen in human memory...
  13. Great pick-ups! I love that May 1952 issue of Weird Tales not only for the fantastic Finlay cover, but also for the really cool and unusual green spine!
  14. If you like Arkham House and similar specialty publishers like Shasta Publishers, Fantasy Press, Gnome Press, Fantasy Publishing (FPCI) and Prime Press, I have a Facebook group for collectors to share pictures and stories. Link to Facebook group: Collecting Weird, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy Specialty Publishers
  15. Thank you! I'm sure I'll have more for you if you like, I keep upgrading! That's a cool piece of Arkham history! I read that Derleth named the Stanton & Lee imprint after two of his friends, one of whom worked at Arkham House. I guess it was John Stanton.