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  1. But Tony Stark wielded the Infinity Gauntlet and in doing so he gave his life saving the Earth. Now, that time when he first did this in the comics? I think it's a key. Most here will probably disagree. (I think the entire Avengers & New Avengers runs by Bendis were classic to begin with - a point on which most here will disagree, if in fact they've read it). But I also think the book has serious legs too. Down the road it will probably remain there as it was the first time that Tony wielded the IG - an act that was immortalized onscreen in the biggest movie ever with the MCU MVP (and Robert Downey, Jr will win that best actor Oscar - Hollywood loves a comeback story.) giving his life to save the Earth.
  2. It is. And will continue to be, probably more so in the future. Value will settle back down as supply and demand shift but its status as a key will remain. That time when Tony Stark/Iron Man wielded the IG long before the movie? Legendary. And in my comment I'm not referring to $$$ as much as I am to the book - high prices or not - becoming a "key" book. And I'm not saying that a movie appearance will make a book a "key" and keep it there. Whiplash and Iron Man 2 is the first that come to mind. It was never a key book and didn't become one with Iron Man 2. And there are plenty of instances where a key book has the value drained out of it and it remains a key. Particularly when a movie has failed to deliver on the "hype" that it generated. All of the advance publicity for Fantastic Four 2 transformed FF #57-60 into "must have key books." When the movie failed miserably these books took a nosedive in value and settled back to exactly what they were - not keys, not semi-keys - just a classic storyline. Same with FF #72-77. Iconic (in the case of #72) and classic? Yes. Keys? Not so much. Value is part of the equation. But what I'm saying is that movies and social media - from 2001 on - will be the driving factor that transforms a book into a key. Sure, there will be a handful of cases where a book may become a key without exposure outside the medium but that's few and far between. And in those cases you can bet that the key in question will become a Netflix series or movie storyline. And that will raise awareness and drive the book farther into key status.
  3. A "key" book has almost always determined by sales and its content and rarely by creative personnel (1st Byrne, McFarlane....). But ever since the 1st Spider-Man movie AND the internet introduced themselves within a few years of each other, movies 100% began to determine what becomes a key from that point forward. Like it, love it or be downright curmudgeonly about it, print media has taken a nose dive while battling new forms of media. Now, the content of the book alone won't determine what's "hot" or what's a "key". The kid down your street who ran around town and bought up all the Thor #337's in town won't be owning a key book based on the comic alone. He'll need validation from outside the medium: social media and "likes" and a documented price surge on eBay. And most importantly: The Announcement. The announcement from Marvel, or DC or Image or Netflix, Amazon, etc, etc that Foreskin Man is being developed as a major motion picture or cable TV series. Storylines and even visual cues in a movie that refer or harken back to a comic in the past will light up that comic. Everyone will have to have it! Not just comic fans! Exposure from outside the medium will likely determine what becomes a "key" book in the 21st Century. Again, you can yell at the neighborhood ruffians to get off your lawn as much as you want but the proof is there. Get with it you OG Marvel curmudgeons and start hoarding those Shang-Chi's, Howard the Duck's and Frog Thor's! You never know when just a teaser trailer is going to transform your drek into the next $100.00 bill!
  4. FF #49 in high grade should be worth a whole lot more than FF #48 in my opinion. #48 is a "warehouse" book and - correct me if I'm wrong - there were literally thousands of NM and better copies of this book sitting around untouched up until the 1990's. Mile High must have had 2,000+ plus. That's how I got mine. FF #49 was not a warehouse find and is a lot harder to find in HG. I haven't checked the census but the population counts of #48 in 9.0 or better has to be significantly higher than #49 and I'm sure that circulation numbers are about the same. I worked in a couple comic stores and FF #48 was always around but #49? Not so much. And #48 is a Galactus cameo - last page only whereas #49 is the first true, full appearance of Galactus. And compare the covers too....#48 is whereas #49 is classic and iconic.
  5. Yeah, it was amazing. I started crying like a little girl the moment they started playing Dear Mr Fantasy and blubbered throughout. Just awesome filmmaking and I feel blessed that I got to see this in my time Even for 2 directors I think it's very impressive what they did. Hats off to the screenwriters as well. Sh*t, hands off to craft services too and everyone else involved with making this movie.
  6. Happy Saturday Below is an updated recap. I've removed all of the sold books to make it more palatable. Most everything has been discount 10% to 40% as well. Thanks! Page 2 Combat #26 VF+ 8.5 $15.00 $10.00 Showcase #54 FINE- 5.5 $16.00 Mission Impossible #1 Copy A FINE+ 6.5 $30.00 $24.00 Tower of Shadows #7 VF+ 8.5 $18.00 $12.00 $10.00 Thor #174 VF+ 8.5 $23.00 $19.00 $17.00 Page 4 Batman #223 VF 8.0 $27.00 $23.00 Our Army at War #194 VF+ 8.5 $28.00 $23.00 Page 5 World of Wheels #29 VF+ 8.5 $10.00 $8.00 SOLD World of Wheels #31 VF+ 8.5 $10.00 $8.00 Jimmy Olsen #133 VF 8.0 $22.00 $18.00 Space Family Robinson/Lost in Space #26 VF/NM 9.0 $21.00 $17.00 Sgt. Fury & His Howling Commandos #4 VG+ 4.5 $40.00 $28.00 SOLD Page 6 Star Spangled War Stories #139 VG/F 5.0 $14.00 $10.00 Flash #175 VG+ 4.5 Flash/Superman Race! $27.00 $22.00 Flash #195 VF 8.0 Neal Adams cvr $15.00 $13.00 Flash #196 VF- 7.5 $18.00 $12.00 Flash #205 F/VF 7.0 $14.00 $10.00 Page 7 Our Fighting Forces #109 VF- 7.5 $13.00 $10.00 All American Men of War #112 F/VF 7.0 $15.00 $11.00 All American Men of War #117 VF 8.0 $20.00 $14.00 Mars Patrol #6 VF/NM 9.0 $18.00 $14.00 Mars Patrol #7 VF/NM 9.0 $18.00 $14.00 The Hardy Boys #1 F/VF 7.0 $15.00 Jimmy Olsen #115 NM- 9.2 Neal Adams cvr, beautiful copy $30.00 $26.00 Page 8 Boris Karloff #30 NM/NM- 9.2/9.4 $25.00 $25.00 Batman #158 VG+ 4.5 $24.00 $20.00 Goodbye Mr Chips #1 NM- 9.2 $30.00 $26.00 Ghost Stories #27 VF/NM 9.0 $12.00 $8.00 Chamber of Darkness #6 FINE+ 6.5 $8.00 $5.00 SOLD Page 9 Augie Doggie #1 VG/F 5.0 $24.00 $18.00 Get Smart #1 VG/F 5.0 $16.00 $14.00 Jungle Jim #27 NM- 9.2 $22.00 $16.00 Fightin' Army #77 VF+ 8.5 $11.00 $8.00 Tales of Suspense #43 FINE+ 6.5 5th Iron Man (OSPG $374.00) $275.00 $240.00 Tales of Suspense #44 FINE 6.0 6th Iron Man (OSPG $264.00) $200.00 $180.00 SOLD Detective Comics #386 VG/F 5.0 $10.00 $7.00 Detective Comics #396 VG/F 5.0 Neal Adams cvr $10.00 $7.00 Page 11 World's Finest #173 1st SA Two-Face $15.00 $12.00 Superman #214 VF- 7.5 Neal Adams cvr $18.00 $15.00 The Three Stooges #32 VF- 7.5 $15.00 $12.00 The Jetsons #2 FINE 6.0 $15.00 $13.00 The Munsters #9 F/VF 7.0 $20.00 $15.00 Toka, Jungle King #1 VF- 7.5 $15.00 $12.00 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #6 VF+ 8.5 $22.00 $16.00 Charlton 150 New Cartoons #36 VF- 7.5 $17.00 $12.00 Thor King-Size Special #3 VF+ 8.5 $20.00 $14.00 Daredevil #180 NM/NM+ $15.00 $10.00 Tomb of Dracula #7 F/VF 7.0 $8.00 $5.00 Tomb of Dracula #31 VF+ 8.5 $10.00 $8.00 The Three Mouseketeers #2 VF+ 8.5 $20.00 $16.00 Page 12 Millie the Model Queen Size Annual #4 VG 4.0 Canadian version $10.00 $8.00 Sugar and Spike #71 VF 8.0 $24.00 $18.00 Sugar and Spike #81 VF+ 8.5 $27.00 $20.00 Hogan's Heroes #4 VF+ 8.5 $22.00 $16.00 Batman #193 FINE 6.0 $20.00 $15.00 Batman #204 FINE detached lower staple $10.00 $6.00 Page 14 Green Lantern #11 VG+ 4.5 $32.00 $27.00 X-Men #67 VF 8.0 $40.00 $32.00 $30.00 Justice League of America #18 FN- 5.5 $37.00 $32.00 Amazing Spider-Man #80 VF- 7.5 $35.00 $31.00 Angel & the Ape #3 F/VF 7.0 $8.00 $5.00 The Man from Uncle #15 VF+ 8.5 $20.00 $16.00 The Man from Uncle #16 VF 8.0 $15.00 $12.00 Page 15 Ripley's Believe it or Not #19 VF/NM 9.0 $15.00 $13.00 Hanna-Barbera Top Cat #17 VF- 7.5 $10.00 $7.00 Our Army at War #174 F/VF 7.0 $20.00 $15.00 Our Army at War #185 FINE 6.0 $12.00 $7.00 Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #46 VF/NM 9.0 $28.00 $23.00 Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #47 VF+ 8.5 $23.00 $18.00 Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #65 VF+ 8.5 $15.00 $13.00 Page 16 Teen Titans #10 F/VF 7.0 $23.00 $20.00 World's Finest #188 FINE+ 6.5 $12.00 $7.00 Page 18 Adventure #293 VG/F 5.0 1st app/origin Legion of Super-Pets, 2nd General Zod $58.00 $48.00 Batman #120 G 2.0 $38.00 $32.00 Page 19 Iron Man #125 NM- 9.2 $17.00 $14.00 Iron Man #126 F/VF 7.0 $5.00 $4.00 Iron Man #127 VF/NM 9.0 $8.00 $6.00 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #7 VF- 7.5 $12.00 $8.00 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea #10 VF 8.0 $14.00 $10.00 Page 20 Wonder Woman #182 FN- 5.5 $7.00 $5.00 Wonder Woman #189 9.0 qualified lower staple detached $20.00 $15.00 Page 21 Jughead's Jokes #18 VF- 7.5 $7.00 $5.00 Page 24 Batman Annual #2 VG+ 4.5 $38.00 $32.00 Batman #195 Copy A F/VF 7.0 $24.00 $21.00 Batman #195 Copy B VG+ 4.5 $10.00 $8.00 Batman #202 FINE 6.0 $10.00 $8.00 SOLD Batman #214 FINE+ 6.5 $15.00 $13.00 Batman #219 VG 4.0 Neal Adams art $14.00 Batman #220 FINE- 5.5 spine roll $8.00 Batman #221 VG+ 4.5 detached lwr staple $8.00 Laugh #212 VF+ 8.5 $8.00 $7.00 Laugh #221 VF+ 8.5 $8.00 $7.00 Laugh #224 VF/NM 9.0 $10.00 $9.00 Laugh #230 VF/NM 9.0 $10.00 $9.00 Page 25 Superboy #141 VF+ 8.5 (OSPG $49.00) $24.00 $22.00 Superboy #166 VF 8.0 (OSPG $18.00) $10.00 $8.00 Action Comics #366 FINE 6.0 (OSPG $15.00) $8.00 $7.00 Action Comics #367 F/VF 7.0 (OSPG $24.00) $14.00 $11.00 Superman #201 F/VF 7.0 (OSPG $27.50) $13.00 $10.00 Daredevil #186 NM- 9.2 (OSPG $14.00) $6.00 Daredevil #188 VF/NM 9.0 (OSPG $11.00) $5.00 Page 26 Daredevil #190 NM- 9.2 (OSPG $14.00) $8.00 $7.00 Brave & the Bold #67 FINE+ 6.5 (OSPG $26.75) $18.00 $16.00 Detective Comics #378 F/VF 7.0 (OSPG $28.00) $18.00 $16.00 Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #4 VF 8.0 (OSPG $14.00) $7.00 $6.00 Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #5 VF+ 8.5 (OSPG $20.00) $12.00 $10.00 Reggie's Wise Guy Jokes #11 VF/NM 9.0 (OSPG $24.00) $14.00 $11.00 Secret Six #3 VF 8.0 (OSPG $23.00) $14.00 Tales of Suspense #86 FINE+ 6.5 (OSPG $23.50) $15.00 Dell Comic Album #16 F/VF 7.0 3rd Flinstones app (OSPG $33.50) $15.00 $10.00 Page 27 Fantastic Four #16 G 2.0 1st Ant-Man X-Over (OSPG $79.00) $52.00 $45.00 SOLD Superboy #143 F/VF 7.0 (OSPG $25.00) $15.00 $12.00 Jimmy Olsen #123 VF- 7.5 (OSPG $18.00) $10.00 Lil Genius #53 VF 8.0 (OSPG $10.00) $5.00 Sweethearts #111 (Vol 3) VF 8.0 (OSPG $10.00) $5.00 Page 28 Kid Montana #37 (Vol 2) #37 VF 8.0 (OSPG $10.00) $5.00 The Return of Konga nn/one-shot (OSPG $35.00) $20.00 $15.00 Marvel Tales #26 VF- 7.5 (OSPG $14.00) $8.00 Ka-Zar set #8 (8.5) & 13 (8.5) (OSPG $14.50) $7.00 $6.00 Kull the Conqueror set #6 VF- 7.5, #10 VF 8.0 (OSPG $19.00) $12.00 $10.00 Page 29 Pep #239 VF/NM 9.0 (OSPG $23.00) $15.00 $13.00 Archie's Pals & Gals #55 VF+ 8.5 (OSPG $23.00) $15.00 $13.00 Aquaman #49 FINE+ 6.5 (OSPG $22.75) $17.00 Page 30 Life with Archie #59 VF/VF- 7.5/8.0 (OSPG $26/$30) $15.00 $13.00 Life with Archie #78 VF- 7.5 (OSPG $15.00) $8.00 $7.00 Life with Archie #82 VF 8.0 (OSPG $16.00) $9.00 $8.00 Cloak & Dagger #2 NM- 9.2 and #3 NM 9.4 1st mini series, newsstand copies $10.00 $8.00 Sugar and Spike #65 (OSPG $30.00) $15.00 $13.00 Our Fighting Forces #104 FINE+ 6.5 (OSPG $18.75) $10.00 Swing with Scooter #26 VF- 7.5 (OSPG $15.00) $8.00 House of Mystery #189 VG 4.0 $5.00 SOLD I SPY #6 F/VF 7.0 (OSPG $28.00) $16.00 $14.00 Tales of the Green Beret #1 FINE 6.0 $5.00 Page 31 The Monkees #2 FINE+ 6.5 (OSPG $22.75) $14.00 $10.00 The Monkees #3 F/VF 7.0 (OSPG $27.50) $17.00 $12.00 The Monkees #5 VF- 7.5 (OSPG $32.00) $19.00 $14.00 The Monkees #7 FINE+ 6.5 (OSPG $22.75) $14.00 $10.00 The Monkees #10 VF- 7.5 (OSPG $32.00) $19.00 $14.00 Ripley's Believe it or Not #20 VF 8.0 (OSPG $16.00) $10.00 Korak Son of Tarzan #34 VF+ 8.5 (OSPG $21.50) $13.00
  7. Good Morning everyone. The following books have sold via PM. Updated recap to follow. Iron Man #28, 29, 33, 69, 79, 83, 90 Incredible Hulk #190, 192, 194, 196, 198, 199, 210
  8. The following have now sold via PM: Where Creatures Roam #3 F/VF 7.0 $8.00 $6.00 Rip Hunter....Time Master #4 VG/F 5.0 $18.00 15.00 Fantastic Four #98 VF- 7.5 $16.00 $13.00 Frankenstein #1 (Dell) VG+ 4.5 (OSPG $11.00) $7.00 If you're interested in a few books and would like to make an offer on a package deal please feel free to shoot me a PM. The worst I can do is say no but I'm generally easy to work with
  9. I agree! I really liked his Uncanny X-Men stuff as well as the JIM books.
  10. Kramerica

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    Adam just bought a bunch of cool SA DC's from me and it was as easy as can be. Great communication and quick payment. Thanks Adam!
  11. The new Avengers title has gotten better. I disliked the first 6 issues but since then it's been pretty good. I like seeing Blade as an Avenger.....I'd like to see him stick around. The storyline with Dracula and the vampire war has been good. Others in the past 2 years that I've enjoyed are Domino, the Guardians of the Galaxy that just came out, Gwenpool. I really liked Astonishing X-Men but they had to go and cancel it to make room for Uncanny. In a perfect world they'd bring back Warren Ellis for Thunderbolts and Jeff Parker for Agents of Atlas. I loved those two books.