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  1. Francesco Manna. His bio says he came on the scene with Marvel in 2017. Also says he was producing earlier in the decade for smaller publishers, so maybe not exactly what this thread is looking for. At any rate, a nice Surfer splash for less than $1k. Feels like a rare occurrence these days.
  2. Here's a fun splash from Silver Surfer: The Prodigal Sun #1. Haven't read the story, just love the art. And the tax for missing this on the day it dropped wasn't too bad either. Art by Francesco Manna.
  3. PS5 pre orders, and now the release day experience (today!) is very much like an OA drop. Goes very fast, very frustrating, and I come out empty handed.
  4. Layton. And since I own one of the Daniel pieces, I suppose I'm locked into Daniel as my response. But, I do really like Finch's work and am always on the hunt for a nice representation of his to add to my walls.
  5. Welcome to Thunderdome! And if it's not your first, then Welcome Back!
  6. That's likely my day job (and some pessimism) creeping in. A statute can be quite clear, but there's usually someone who reads/interprets it differently regardless how the verbiage is tweaked. It's all good, keeps me employed. I liked the COA language, which is why I felt ok with the purchase. That and I figure this hobby would talk if the vendor started breaking that agreement.
  7. Here's a pic of the COA that came with my print, as well as the corresponding signature and hologram thingy placed on both the COA and back of the art. I will say, the quality of the print is really good. And no, I think it's clear there are no guarantees that mine will be the only one ever printed. As to price...I might spring $1k-$2K for the right Jorge Jimenez cover. But, as stated above I'm not looking to make monoprints my main collecting focus.
  8. Too many to list, but off the top of my head I'd like to secure pieces from the following. The largest barrier they share is likely price and finding the right example (or an example). Kirby. Would love something from his New Gods work. Mazzucchelli. Daredevil! Maleev. Also Daredevil. Raboy. Flash!...ah ah! Ribic. Silver Surfer Requiem. When I first started collecting OA, I actually held the cover to #3 in my hands at the Baltimore Con. It was priced just under $6K, but I wasn't ready. Held it in my hands...sigh. Frank Miller. Something from his early wo
  9. Anyone mention Frank Miller yet? Cause...Frank Miller.
  10. Joe Dragunas commission of the Witch King with a very touching inscription. We recently traded art and this commission was included in that trade. Incredible detail and it's a good size around 19" x 13".
  11. I'm looking at my first Rolex and research turned up a very unique market for these watches. Waiting lists? Developing a relationship with your authorized dealer in order to get a watch? Gray market? Lot to digest for a guy who just wants something to pass down to his son.
  12. Well I bought a monoprint. My first print in the OA world. I have some fine art prints, so I think I might be less guarded against buying a print than most here. Mikel Janin and Jorge Jimenez are two contemporary artists whose work I really enjoy, but they are both mainly digital artists. After some homework and back and forth with the art rep figuring out the process, I felt ok spending $600 on this Hawkman #29 cover by Janin. I do generally think they are priced too high for what they are (some are listed at $2K!). That said, I just really love this image. Lovely sentiment which gave