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  1. October 1974, Vol. 1, No. 55 / Pubescence “COVER: The usual f&uckups. Hendra, Kelly, and McConnachie thought the original model looked too old, so we —continued on page 84.“ (pg. 84 was a full page ad, btw) http://www.femulate.org/2008/07/cover-girl-boy.html
  2. I'm going to guess that the type is much smaller now that there are more entries than it was in the early editions of Overstreet when more was needed to fill the pages. Can't guess why Powermowerman would have been removed as I'm willing to bet there are titles even more obscure that are still listed.....but that's a much more subjective observation. I like your non-committal maybes and I'm eager to read your own theory as to why Help could use a little help these days, as far as general recognition goes.
  3. I found most issues in my run back in the 1970's when Overstreet used to list Help in the price guide. I haven't looked through a copy of The Guide in many years but I do recall it was removed at some point for whatever reason, and maybe that has contributed to it's obscurity. I remember that there was going to be a sort of Best Of...collection done by Greg Theakston around 15 or so years ago that was solicited but never came to fruition. No idea what the reason was, but it's the last big Kurtzman production that has yet to be collected, aside from the 2 pocket size paperbacks and The Executive's Comic Book pb that came out in the 60's and the Goodman Beaver collection from the 80's or 90's. I think it's a very important publication that unfortunately relied on a lot of cheap production gimmicks like fumetti and photos with funny captions. Good luck in your search. I think it's an important publication for all kinds of reasons.
  4. I disagree with that statement, as I feel Help is the real bridge between EC comics and Underground Comix. I was always interested in picking up issues of Help that had early material from UG artists and consider Help an essential part of my UG collection as much as Arcade, Comix Book or Rip Off Review Of Western Culture. Never bothered me that it was a magazine anymore than Swift Premium Comics was a regular paperback book. I just figure that the appeal of Help is quite limited these days due to it's obscurity more than anything else......but there is that Beatles thing I mentioned before. Those collectors are ravenous. I once sold an even more obscure wrestling magazine because the Beatles were mentioned on the cover and there was a small picture on the inside. Wasn't sold to a wrestling enthusiast!
  5. I suspect Beatles enthusiasts and collectors would be the culprits for any apparent increase in value for that issue of Help, if there were to be one, that is!
  6. Perhaps the oldest specimen to fall into this category? Print Magazine Vol. 3 No. 2 1942. EC Comics!
  7. The Streets of San Francisco s03e10 - For Good Or Evil (1974). Is that a Crumb mural peeking out or a clever homage? Either way, it's a nice unexpected surprise, eh?
  8. The Checkered Demon pays a quick visit to a scene from this week's Elementary (s05e17) as a guitar case is being opened. It's the cover illustration from the S. Clay Wilson interview issue of The Comics Journal!
  9. From Tom Spurgeon's Comics reporter site: I can't quite track where the rumors are coming from and how legitimate they are. I think it's from a family or close-friend account on Facebook. The narrative being told is that things to a severe turn for the worse this morning. I'll change this post when I see something that cites an official source or is an official source. This comes right on the heels of Jay Lynch's passing; each man was the other underground cartoonist I would first affiliate with the respective individuals. Williamson was a visually powerful and idiosyncratic cartoonist and when he passes will leave a significant amount of work as testimony to his legacy. Update: At 6:54 PM ET, I received the undated update in my inbox as a graphics file: The original message looks like 6:40 PM ET. More as it comes in.
  10. If you are referring to the photo above, those lines down the back cover look more like the result of humidity than the Fold-In being folded, at least in the light you have illuminated the photo with. I think that's more of a climate issue.
  11. Not just a UG legend, but a Topps God as well. RIP. One of the greats!
  12. Found two copies of this gem this past week. Dated Summer 1942 Contents include the following: Neither copy was the one sold at Ebay last week, but I did choose to use the sellers pix of the interior aspects so as not to gamble with doing any damage to my copies. Quite a nice piece of comic book history! http://www.ebay.com/itm/1942-PRINT-MAGAZINE-with-TWO-RARE-EC-GIVEAWAY-COMIC-BOOKS-M-C-GAINES-ARTICLE-/132092968945?hash=item1ec15abff1:g:eeEAAOSwB-1YnrzI
  13. Still would rather see a big screen adaptation of a Charles Burns work, though. Preferably directed by someone like David Cronenberg, Ben Wheatley or David Lynch if he's still keen on the medium.....hell, even Cronenberg's kid would be an interesting choice as he's already kind of been there with his film Antiviral....but I digress.....another forum perhaps?
  14. I think the work you are referring to was Charles Burns' Black Hole in one of the Planet Of The Apes films.....it's in the camp where the humans are existing. And isn't this Clowes' 3rd trip to the big screen after Ghost World and Art School Confidential?
  15. I am amazed that the lower grade copy Foo #2 went for that much. I would have guessed it would have fetched about $500, maybe $750. Again the prices for Hairy Who seem to be out of step with the FUGG. Three lower grade copies bringing in 30% more than the list price of 3 pristine copies. One of the three had a near total spine split. Maybe it was the Sack factor. I guess the rule on books as rare as the Hairy Whos is that, if you want them, buy them when you see them. Still, I think you are right, when it comes to discrepancy with prices in Fogel, the Sack Factor has to be taken into account. I'd suspect that the Hairy Who documentary out last year might add to the value factor. I might have bet against the high price, though, based on the publication of "The Collected Hairy Who Publications" from Matthew Marks Gallery Press. It reproduces all the Hairy Who catalogs and many other samples of posters and ephemera, and frankly made me less inclined to go after the originals. 30 years or so ago I would still be keen on them, but having this beautiful hardcover with everything in full color on nice paper is really all I need for my HW fix, so I'm out of the game....unless I find copies as one does, in places one doesn't expect to......
  16. Thanks for posting that list. I think I now know where to sell my Fillmore and Avalon posters when the time comes!
  17. Nice catalog, though, eh? Yes, They actually had 3 different catalogs, the main one had some of the Underground stuff included it is also. The Eric Sack catalog and the red one that I don't think had any underground comix in it. Yeah I ended up with all 3, but the Sack catalog is the keeper to me. The main OA catalog had censored items in it, and the red one is just comic books. I'm unclear as to your point above, though, as I think something is lost in translation or were you just cataloging the catalogs? Yes, wasn't sure that you got all 3 for the auction or not and was just letting people know if they wanted to pick one up to make sure which one they may be interested in. Thanks. I imagine they're auction room is similar to their satellite office in that they have all sorts of catalogs about. I also picked up a couple of poster catalogs, music and movies, and a couple of NASA related ones for my wife as she's an astronaut fiend! They do put out some nice books...just wish they wouldn't censor the stuff that interests me the most!!
  18. Nice catalog, though, eh? Yes, They actually had 3 different catalogs, the main one had some of the Underground stuff included it is also. The Eric Sack catalog and the red one that I don't think had any underground comix in it. Yeah I ended up with all 3, but the Sack catalog is the keeper to me. The main OA catalog had censored items in it, and the red one is just comic books. I'm unclear as to your point above, though, as I think something is lost in translation or were you just cataloging the catalogs?
  19. I'll try to attend. Anyone else here going? I did see that and have to pull my comix out from the boxes, which are under other boxes, and just forgot about it with work sorry. When I get around to pulling those issues, I'll check it out. I'm much better with having them in hand when looking over a question. With FB2, there's 3 early prints with rainbow or blue interior covers. They have different ads inside. One has a FB2 ad in the back inside cover, the other 2 has a BA ad in its place. Maybe that helps with your question? Sort of helps, but I'm more curious about your take on the indicia drop out, or if that's just a singular flaw that's not an obvious 'point'. But while we're on the subject how does one come to grips with the different ads, and why advertise the book one is holding? BA ad makes sense, FB2 ad, less so....but altered states, and printing while under them cause odd rationale that doesn't compute when one sobers up, perhaps. Thanks in advance for when you do get around to looking! Won't be making the trip to BH, but will attempt to follow online and perhaps throw out a bid or two.... Mind posting a pic. of the cover and the inside back cover? Probably make things quicker. No camera at present and it's back in it's own hard to get to place. If I can get it together in the next couple of days I will. My wife has a phone but it's pretty cheap and I'm not sure if it can transmit the necessary details.
  20. I'll try to attend. Anyone else here going? I did see that and have to pull my comix out from the boxes, which are under other boxes, and just forgot about it with work sorry. When I get around to pulling those issues, I'll check it out. I'm much better with having them in hand when looking over a question. With FB2, there's 3 early prints with rainbow or blue interior covers. They have different ads inside. One has a FB2 ad in the back inside cover, the other 2 has a BA ad in its place. Maybe that helps with your question? Sort of helps, but I'm more curious about your take on the indicia drop out, or if that's just a singular flaw that's not an obvious 'point'. But while we're on the subject how does one come to grips with the different ads, and why advertise the book one is holding? BA ad makes sense, FB2 ad, less so....but altered states, and printing while under them cause odd rationale that doesn't compute when one sobers up, perhaps. Thanks in advance for when you do get around to looking! Won't be making the trip to BH, but will attempt to follow online and perhaps throw out a bid or two....