Lucky Baru

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  1. The article goes through Starlin's history at Marvel, what he's done there, and why he's left so many times only to come back. Also, it provides a snapshot of why he's at odds with Marvel publishing now. The Creator of Avengers: Infinity War Villain Thanos Hates Marvel Comics’ Guts (The link works)
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    It's Been Awhile...

    They are, yes, they are!
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    CGC 2019- 20 years since CGC began- can you believe it??!!

    Happy 20th, and to another 20!
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    That is one weird cover. Cool but weird.
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    I thought it would be, that dumb kid is stuck again and needs help.
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    That's great that he replied to your letter! What are the odds of 2 famous actors from the same family?
  7. Gotham by Gaslight is a book I always have time for and will buy.
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    O'Barr's "The Crow" love

    Man, that would be a super great surprise! Must have brightened your day.
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    Jay Leno's advice on collecting Original Comic Art

    Poor Vodou, didn't get the answer he expected and had to switch gears and resorted to "hot air' and writing something about his opinion of what women want to hear or not hear. Neither have anything to do about what I responded to and what you stated in your previous post. Let's we forget... Right, I'm the narrow minded one. Oh, and Vodou goes into vectors,concerns about liquidity, current prices, yada, yada, yada...I'm suprised you didn't write about "in the money", "at the money", and "out of the money" .
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    Jay Leno's advice on collecting Original Comic Art

    Do I?...hmmm. I think the Matt Wagner pages were a few years ago (2 maybe?). However, using your “I’m gonna belittle you with the value of Matt Wagner pages example” we can do the following math based upon the 50+ pages of art I’ve purchased in just the last 2 years. I started collecting long before that though. Average cost per page (according to your example = $ 225.00) 50 pages x $ 225.00 = $ 11250.00. Wow, I made it into your exclusive 5 figure club (on the low end) without breaking a sweat. Do I get a cookie now or do you want to play let’s compare this or that in another misguided attempt to “shame me"? Go back and read what you wrote. In your opinion, only someone with more dollars on the table has an opinion that others with a big stake at the table might be interested in. Thank you for providing a perfect example of what could only be written by someone that values money. Using your logic only someone with a large amount of money invested in comic art could have a voice worth listening to by those in the same category. Pretty narrow minded if you ask me. In my world, the opinion of the small fish who struggles to buy that first page/splash/cover outside of their comfort zone is as valuable than the guy/gal who is buying art to get a positive return on their investment or to impress their friends with their latest piece. I don't look down my nose at someone who doesn't have as much capital to spend on this or that as the next guy. I don't hang out with, have a mind set, nor want to project that air of Thurston Howell III. Just ain't me. I don't worship cash. Cash/dollars isn't how I look at the art in my collection either. I collect it because I like it.
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    Jay Leno's advice on collecting Original Comic Art

    +1, my favorite pages aren't ones I've spent the most money on, nor are they the ones that other collectors I know would stop when looking at a portfolio and make a comment about. They are the ones that have memories attached to them. I have a commission that there isn't enough money on the planet to buy from me. It is of my son turned into a comic book hero that the artist and I created together, hangs framed in my son's room, and will NEVER increase in value nor be sold it for what it cost me. Until I typed that it has never occurred to me to even look at it that way. It looks like Jay Leno doesn't look at his collection through the following spectrum:
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    Jay Leno's advice on collecting Original Comic Art

    Someone's warm and fuzzy feelings got harshed and decided to go on the personal attack. My five year old does the same thing when the obvious is pointed out to him and he doesn't like it. Kind of expected from a 5 year old.
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    Jay Leno's advice on collecting Original Comic Art

    If you are chasing the dollars then what you place value in isn't the art. You value money. That's the end all be all in your world. You won't be happy unless your horde of green paper or digital dollars and cents increases.
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    Question for the Matt Baker experts - Pop Teenagers 5

    Isn't that number 8?
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    James Arness? What would Ms. Kitty say?
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    Those are different. Something that you might see on Frank in a Punisher movie.
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    I had the snapping one. It was built like a mini mouse trap. Great gag from a day gone by.
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    AF15 Help

    2.0, congrats on finding it!
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    Incredible Hulk 181

    Press it. That will be a nice book if done. Good luck.
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Freaky cover but looks like a jam piece you could get done at a show. I like it!
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    My dog and best friend of 14 years passed away last night

    My condolences to you. My best friend of the last 12 years (he's a rescue so we don't know how old he really is) has cushings disease. His time is short. I hope the following helps you through this... Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    That cover is great! The skull eyes really sell it.
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    A friend of mine had that. We never played it.
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    Karloff, Dell, TV horror and more.....

    Loved it in the Lego Batman movie when Alfred goes through all of Batman's phases and he states " Sir, I have seen you go through similar phases in 2016 and 2012 and 2008 and 2005 and 1997 and 1995 and 1992 and 1989 and that weird one in 1966."