Randall Dowling

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About Randall Dowling

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    FACT if I stop posting, trillions and trillions of transistors would be out of work.

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  1. That's a gorgeous copy @jimjum12! Looks better than mine. That grades seems a bit harsh to me (especially with some of the 9.0s that I've seen). Still, an enviable copy, sir!
  2. Tonight on the MCS auction was another one for the record books. Vampirella 1 shows no signs of slowing down. I'm including a close up scan of the Vampi 1 for better reference. Also, the Eerie 23 is pretty impressive as well. Especially since they're both raw sales!
  3. Pretty sure that's on the wrong side of the book to be a bindery tear...
  4. You may have better success with this in the modern forum. There's a lot of knowledge there about variants on modern books.
  5. @dover Those are great choices to start with! Like @oakman29, I started off with the goal of just collecting certain issues and pretty quick got pulled in by all the rest because the quality of interior art is very high. And there's a fair amount of Neal Adams work in the early issues...
  6. I read this story this morning as well. Very sticky situation. Whenever I'm looking at moral problems, I tend to use analogies to help get perspective. In this case, the one that came to mind was "What if there was a pedigree of comics from a German concentration camp? Would it be okay to collect those?". Which is an extreme example but unfortunately, that doesn't help much. Because I don't have an answer to that either. I've never owned an Okajima book but not because of any personal objection to it's history, just never had one come up that was in my interests. And frankly, I sti
  7. That doesn't look like a spine roll to me. Pretty sure that's how it was printed.
  8. You don't need to do this. It was tested many years ago and the results were as expected. The book got soaked. There have also been board members that had floods in their homes and, of course, the books got damaged. It doesn't mean that it's impossible to submerge a CGC slab and have the book inside stay dry. It just means it wasn't designed to do so. I've spoken with the people that designed the original case and they were quite clear that it was designed to prevent being airtight for the reasons listed above.
  9. I've posted it before in other threads but this is my copy, acquired last year (didn't realize this thread existed). One of my all time favorites.
  10. Daniel Bruhl is an amazing actor. I think he takes the quality of the show up a notch just with his voice, presence and expressions. So far, I'm very pleased with the show. Anything can be nitpicked down. But the fact is, it's incredibly well written, directed, shot, and acted. When I was 10 years old, I could never have imagined that one day there would be a show this good about Falcon and Bucky.
  11. The one time I submitted a book for certification, I did the exact same thing and I remember kicking myself. It worked out fine in the end but I was a little stressed at first.
  12. Here's a previous thread where board members have posted their copies of SI.
  13. @OtherEric Those Norem covers are excellent. Thanks for sharing!