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  1. I think that comic book movies in their current form will likely reach a saturation point in another 10-20 years. However, once 4-D becomes the movie experience norm 20-25 years from, you can basically regurgitate the same old characters and concepts to the next generation of movie goers. Can you imagine sitting in a theater where all the super hero action is happening around you, while getting a kiss from the Black Widow and a kick to the jaw by Daredevil? I hope I'm still around for this experience when I can actually have a small part in the movie.
  2. There are a lot of collectors like myself who at one point in their collecting careers would easily spend 30-50% of their annual incomes on comic books (not to mention existing savings). This is obviously not sustainable, but I did that from 2003 until 2011, when real life hit me in the face (house, marriage, kids). During those 8 years I was able to compete with collectors making 5 to 6 times my salary because I was at a stage in my life where other expenses were super low. I think these type of flash in the pan type collectors will always be present in our hobby, driving up prices along with the deep pocketed individuals.
  3. Unfortunately, I'm down to my last 20 or so GA books and they're all GGA related. If this was top 10 GA covers in general, Fantastic Comics #3 would definitely be up there.
  4. The tears did not extend to the story panels, but very noticeable, especially when CGC is counting the pages.
  5. From a GGA standpoint, I think CC tends to better than Heritage and CL on Fox related books. CL does really well on Fiction House titles.
  6. Over the years I've owned several golden age books with interior page tears, ranging from very small 1/16" to longer than 1". Several years ago I sent in a raw book that had enough cover wear to drop it to a 7.0 of 7.5 (it was graded as a 6.5 by the dealer). The book also had a few pages with 1" long tears along the right side. CGC graded the book as a 7.5. I've also owned other books with very minor interior tears that have graded at 8.5 or 9.0. My question is how does CGC tend to grade these books? For instance, if a book has an outer cover that looks like a 9.4/9.6, would CGC factor in a couple of 1/8" interior page tears into the final grade?
  7. It's awesome that you've kept the book all these years.
  8. I disagree to a certain extent. Ever since I started collecting GGA books back in 2003, Sevens Seas #4 has consistently been one of the top 5 most saught after GGA covers. I literaly spent 5 years searching for a copy, while willing to pay 2 to 3 times FMV but the book hardly ever showed up for sale.
  9. You really can't go wrong with the top 20 to 25 GGA covers. I can certainly see collectors choosing covers like Brenda Starr #14, Startling #49, Blue Beetle #54, etc. as their favorite.
  10. The Seven Seas #4 is now right up there with Phantom Lady #17 as far as price vs. grade is concerned. Maybe a tad behind still. The scarcity factors into it as well (30 copies graded for SS4 vs. 96 for PL17).
  11. 5/20 - Shipped A bit disappointed with the overall grades (7 - 9.8's, 2 - 9.6's & 1 - 9.4). I did inspect the books really carefully, but can never get over that 70% threshold.
  12. Unfortunately my books are still sitting at Graded / Quality Control since 5/13. Looks like they'll be shipped next week.
  13. 10 Moderns (normal submission) 4/1 - Delivered to CGC 4/11 - Scheduled for Grading 5/13 - Graded