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  1. Spyder!

    Stan Lee RIP

    A world without Stan Lee is darker than a world with him in it. Very sad day indeed.
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    Grabbed a couple more. 16 issues to go!
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    A Lannister always pays his debts.
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    Interesting, that octopus has 9 legs.
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    Ask Gator

    GATor, I have been a boardie for 4+ short years. In that time I have looked up to you as the absolute authority on all things comics, at least here on the boards, althouth you likely didn’t know it. I sincerely hope you and your family all the best. I also went through a time (2-3 years) without collecting for personal reasons so I totally get it. I hope you can bounce back.
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    Top 5 UNDERWATER GA Covers?

    Just went through the whole thread and didn’t see this one.
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    The hard to find club in general

    I only started collecting GA about 4 and a half months ago, so I’m sure I don’t know much. I check daily for Planet Comics on many websites. I have seen at least 1 copy of every issue for sale in those 4 months except for 2. Strangely, they are not the ones often thought of as the most rare. I’ve seen a couple of copies of 14 and 15, for example. However, I have not seen a single copy of Planet Comics #7 or Planet Comics #10 for sale since I started collecting.
  8. Is it OK for me to agree with both sides here? I think that grades are and should be absolute and not relative. A 9.0 is a 9.0, doesn’t matter if that’s the highest grade on census or if there are thousands higher. This is (more or less) the CGC model. I think the way we describe high/medium/low grade for a given book is relative. I work a lot with statistics and tend to think of things through that lense. The quality of all remaining copies of any given book is a distribution. The minimum, median, maximum, etc. of that distribution will be book specific. “High” grade for a book for which the maximum grade is 5.0 is the appropriate label. It is the highest of all known copies, so how could you not call it high? Is it a 9.0? No! But it is high given its own distribution. So, I think number grades are great for keeping things absolute, but what one calls high/medium, etc. should be relative to the book in question.
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    My Top 35

    Rick, no Planet 17 in that list? For some reason, I thought that was one of your faves.
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    My Top 35

    I can’t imagine how you store them all!
  11. Final Price Drop! I am only further discounting 2 of the remaining books: ASM #1 is now $3,399 Planet #12 is now $319 Thanks to all who have made purchases. I believe I have invoiced everyone at this point.
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    'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)

    I hope to join the 2 of you in the complete run club someday. Be sure to have an extra copy of that key handy for me!
  13. Planet Comics #12. What can I say about this book? It’s a tough early rivet issue, so someone out there needs this for their run. It’s obviously in poor condition, but the book is complete. Cover reattached with tape. Asking $349