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  1. sk.rank

    Bronze X-Men...moving up? Underappreciated?

    I love 107. It's the hulk181 for Starjammers which is not bad spec... and that Dave Cockrum cover is awesome.
  2. sk.rank

    Canadian Mark Jewelers Copy

    We can agree it was a disgraceful event I guess. With the way the conversation devolved I think bridges were burned before they were built. I’m no fan of nontransparency but with overstreet virtually awol on the subject and the internet being what it is, it’s the top hit for searches. Definitely not cool to shut down debate. If there are problems with some of the facts state them clearly here where you’re a respected member, and people can cross reference. I don’t really get the sense there’s an agenda going on, beyond the usual collector enthusiasm. Contributors are obviously fans for the niche but the market reports seem grounded.
  3. sk.rank

    Canadian Mark Jewelers Copy

    Direct versions don't, newsstand versions do. Except 231, which adds another cool factor to the book I'd say ....I had a look at the other Marvel releases from that month to see if it was a cross title theme but no, just DD.
  4. Using Daredevil as example, direct copies stop carrying the code with issue 199, Oct/83, but the newsstand copies continue having the code... except 231.
  5. sk.rank

    Canadian Mark Jewelers Copy

    Save yourself the heartburn and don’t bother with the old threads on this. Basically some guy (guys?) from the price guide blog came on here a little while ago and were, let’s say questioned, about their eligibility to contribute. They got run off by the welcome committee and the price guide is now voldemort round here.
  6. Weird. Also what is up with the Cap head in place of the code??
  7. Very cool to see these all, esp. that TT. Too bad about the Blue Beetles, I'm trying to finish up the run and was hoping I would find em. GCD also needs updated pics. They are doing pretty good with the CPVs but there are still lots of holes.
  8. 1st Ambush Bug also a CPV, only second in title
  9. If they exist it must just take a fluke for someone to have them and bother to scan and post them. Do you have any pics yet for these possibly ghosts? Blue Beetle 21-24 All-Star Squadron 66-67 Tales of Teen Titans 91
  10. OK OK one more, just got this one on ebay. Yellow cover fan here.
  11. @porcupine48 LOL you must have this one...
  12. Nice. Top tier book that I never see for sale. People are holding onto this one I suspect.
  13. sk.rank

    Bronze X-Men...moving up? Underappreciated?

    I've been patient about picking off certain issues the last couple of years because they are so readily available. It took me a long time to find 105 for a decent price. I agree they don't move that quickly but they still command strong prices. Maybe because they are such a heavily collected run that most who want them have them already. 101, 120, 130 are doing well. 140-141 have dipped. 126 is a great pickup as is 129, which is probably my vote for most underrated key. I know it's been said before and I may be biased because it was my intro to x-men but the Paul Smith run is as yet unappreciated. Particularly 162 wolverine solo, 168 kitty pryde fave cover and 1st madeline pryor, 170 storm vs callisto, 173 black wolverine cover... plus there are variants
  14. Glad there is some demand. I buy the odd one online and they go for so cheap I feel bad... here is a fun one;