Randall Dowling

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  1. I think it’s because it isn’t really in anyway a comic book. Although, there are a few covers that I really like!
  2. I searched for a very long time to find decent copies of these two lil’ fellas!
  3. That was a couple weeks ago. Charlie’s back up and ready for Round 2!
  4. One of the cooler Skywald books, super tough in high grade!
  5. My understanding is that all of the annuals were restitching of remainders/returns with a new cover. You can have 5 copies of Tales of Terror Annual 1 and have 5 different interiors, all most likely from the first few issues of Crypt, Vault, Haunt, etc.
  6. I believe you are correct. In fact, he even relearned how to draw pretty well with his left. There are a few cool remarques that he did of cats and lizards on prints, all with his left. The man was/is a legend.
  7. I was thinking the same thing. What a resourceful little guy! Having the awareness that all of these comics were written and drawn by actual, real people is one thing, reaching out to these creators and establishing a relationship is truly remarkable for 1947.
  8. I think getting a 9.9 or a 10 on a raw submission should be considered the same as winning the lottery. It definitely happens. Just very, very, very unlikely.
  9. Yes and yes. Something everyone wants to avoid talking about but the phenomena has been known since nearly the inception of CGC. It's simple physics, really. A suspended comic in a slab is still subject to acceleration and deceleration as a package is tossed on and off vehicles. Imagine driving at 25 mph into a brick wall without seatbelts or airbags. The car may get pretty crunched, but your going into the windshield (in this analogy, the comic book is you). While it's possible to mitigate this through a remarkable packing regime, the cost of such is prohibitive and never used. In 16 years of buying and selling CGC'd books, I've never seen anything close to the packing necessary to address the issue. So, every time a book gets shipped, it's a shake of the dice. One of the many reasons I prefer to purchase raw now.
  10. My comics are in a lot better condition than I thought! To think I would’ve graded that book a 7.5!! But no, it’s a 9.2 which means most of my books are 9.8s and 9.9s. Time to sell!!
  11. So fellow EC Fan Addicts, I was perusing the preview for the next ComicConnect auction in December and it looks like a unicorn will be making an appearance... https://www.comicconnect.com/bookDetail.php?id=852786 A bit out of my league but I’m sure the bidding will be aggressive.
  12. I'm more of a raw, non-press and clean sort of guy so if you feel like selling them without that, let me know.
  13. That's not how we roll here. For many reasons. I think anyone that knows anything about Frazetta, knows that by the time they were doing sig series, he was recovering from a couple of strokes and relearning how to draw and sign his name all over again. To make fun of his signature is to make fun of that which is not cool. Share when you have a chance.
  14. I don't quite understand what I'm looking at here... it looks like you have too many copies of the same magazines... if I'm actually seeing what I'm seeing, you should sell me at least one each of Creepy 2, 5, 7 and Eerie 3, 5, 7... maybe 3 of Eerie 7...
  15. I've lost interest. I don't think he intends to share. No offense, Icefires- just figure that if you wanted to share a picture, you would have by now. No judgement for not posting the book.
  16. These are words to live by. The most knowledgeable people I’ve met on any subject are the ones that say “I don’t know” the most.
  17. I've been seeing a lot of these things around lately. It makes sense as interest in Warren (and other) mags is on the rise. A lot of people looking to move copies, whatever they may be.
  18. To me, this is a very plausible option. Another is that an employee suggested a "2nd print" and Warren tacitly endorsed by not doing anything to stop it. Any number of things could have easily taken place. I'm not suggesting that Jim Warren was dishonorable in anyway. Just that clearly Eerie 1 was hastily put together to procure a copyright, nothing more. Beyond that, I don't think it really mattered to him.
  19. He’s been selling those prints for many years at cons. One of my favorite times at a convention was when my then 11 year old son got the Walt Disney’s Comics and Suspenstories from Don. Don included a very kind inscription for him at the bottom. Super Cool! Hard to believe that was 17 years ago...
  20. No. There are many titles where Gerber showed only the first few or the key issues and didn’t show the rest. The white spaces are literally blank, white placeholders in the photojournals where my understanding is, Gerber had leads on copies or felt that it was an important enough book (if found) to be able to issue an image later.
  21. I’ve been chewing on this for a few days and decided to share this. While I completely agree with everything in this statement, there’s one person that is really the center and has been a leader for the entire magazine forum. And that’s you, Dave. I’ve been posting here for a few years but followed the threads for well over a decade. The one constant I can think of is your unceasing enthusiasm and support for magazine collecting and collectors. It’s awesome and I know I’m not the only one that appreciates it. Here’s to you, pal!