lotemo

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  1. That's a nice group of books. It looks like there are more than just a few in nice shape..
  2. Since this seems to be the most active Archie thread and it has grown to include a bit more than just Archie #1-10, I thought it would be a good place to share some new items. Fellow boardie 143ksk decided to part with a few pieces of Archie original art. Although the artwork is for modern books, two of the pieces were for the relaunch of Betty and Veronica in 2016 so at least they're Archie #1's. First is Andrew Pepoy's variant cover for the New England Comics variant of Betty and Veronica #1. The 2nd is the Andy Price variant of B&V #1 and the third piece is the Stephanie Buscema cover for Archie #652. I was thrilled to be able to add these to my collection and a big thanks to Steve for letting them go.
  3. That book in its grade could do very well at auction. the DeCarlo Millie's are getting a lot of love from collectors. The My Friend Irma books are equally nice but don't always reach the same price levels. I suspect they may be a bit more plentiful since My Friend Irma was popular in radio, movies, and television whereas Millie was just a Timely/Atlas character. The first Millie book by DeCarlo is #17. Overstreet lists #18 but that's not correct. Also, A Date With Millie volume 1 (7 issues) is all DeCarlo. Volume 2 (also 7 issues) is all Stan Goldberg but many sellers erroneously list them as DeCarlo artwork. Here's a nice, early DeCarlo cover.
  4. I have to agree. I like the early issues for the Katy Keene artwork as well. Same with the Suzie books. I've gotten to like the Wiilbur issues from the late 1950's as well. The artwork in the latter issues is by Dan DeCarlo and is really nice. The stories were often pretty good as well at that point.
  5. About 15 years ago, I had a few Sunny and Junior issues, then sold them. I regretted selling them so eventually I located copies of all of them again as well as the Corliss Archer run. This copy isn't perfect but at least it has his signature.
  6. You did a great job! I look forward to the Betty version.
  7. I've never had the chance to let Doug know that KK Fashion Book #19 is just 28 pages. My 2nd Katy Keene box was still out so I checked other issues. #17 through 19 are all 28 pages including covers. #16 and #20 both have the 36 page counts. I ended up with a few copies of #19 because I thought mine was incomplete. I have more than one copy of each of these three issues so I'm pretty confident in confirming that those 3 issues are all 28 pages. They really never put 3rd party ads in these issues so the buyer was still gettig the equivalent amount of content in less pages. My Katy Keene box 1 contains all 62 issues of the KK title. The 2nd box is Fashion book, all the annuals and Pin-Up Parades, the three one-shot issues; Glamour, Spectacular, and Charm, KK 3-d and finally both issues of Kasko Komics that feature Kitty Kasko. Kitty Kasko is considered an early Katy prototype that Woggin produced for a grain and feed company. My favorite of the series is the original 62 issue series. Once I started picking them up, I found I really enjoyed the way that they glamorized the post-war 1950's with artwork of modern home styles, cars, and all other contemporary design of the 1950's.
  8. I was able to check my copies. All three issues have 96 interior pages plus the cover making for 100 pages each. If you buy any Katy Keene Fashion Book issues, #19 only has 28 pages including the covers and I think one issue before or after was the same. I ended up with 3 copies with all 3 having 28 pages. I saw that Doug Sulipa mentioned in Overstreet in the last year or two that he has never been able to locate a complete copy but it turns out it only had 28 pages. No 3rd party advertising at all. I have some old KK fan club articles and they also acknowledged that this was just a 28 page issue.
  9. Yea, that should have set you back more like $3 or $4.
  10. It looks better in a larger size. I used the comics database image because I was travelling and unable to get access to my files. Here's a better image:
  11. I've always been fond of #83 as well. Veronica is going out of town and Archie promises to only go out with boys while she's gone. Veronica also promises to only go out with boys! Veronica is in a rather cute and coy pose as she boards the train. It's not exactly easy to find either.
  12. I've been surprised at the fan attention the show receives. Since I like the show, I do pay attention to what's posted online about it. It doesn't get media attention on the scale of shows like the Walking Dead but the main actors on the show have upwards of 15 million followers each on instagram. Considering that they were previously unknowns, that's a decent size audience. Granted a lot of their audience may not be overly aware of the comic books but it's a big enough audience to allow the "Archie brand" to survive for another generation. Whenever Lili Reinhart or Cami Mendes (Betty & Veronica) post photos, they usually get several million likes and thousands of comments. It used to be anything posted online about Archie other than on these boards was barely noticed. Several of the entertainment websites, such as Entertainment Weekly provide detailed episode recaps within hours after each episode. It'll probably run its course in another couple of years but for now, it's a big boon for the company. The new Sabrina series on Netflix has proven to be popular and they're developing a Katy Keene series as well so they are getting some more mileage out of the characters. Here's a typical post from Cami Mendes.
  13. It was renewed for a fourth season. I wouldn't say it's gotten better. It actually just gets weirder. From what I see online, they have fans in the UK and the cast went to France for a convention there. I sometimes open the twitter feed during the live telecast and there is non-stop posting throughout the show in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. I've seen plenty of online articles on the show and there is always press coverage in the UK. Many of the cast, in particular the actresses that play Betty and Veronica get a number of magazine covers in Mexico and other countries so there does seem to be a decent amount of interest in the show beyond the US..
  14. With the popularity of Riverdale which has at least a few million fans around the world, if even just 50 or 100 of those fans develop an interest in the original comics that inspired the show, we're likely to see prices continue to increase. Even though the new comics don't sell in huge numbers, the awareness of the Archie characters in general has grown substantially. Granted the show takes a lot of liberties with the characters but even for me as a longtime fan, Riverdale is more like The Mighty Archie Art players do teen melodrama with murder and intrigue.
  15. That's a nice group of books. I can see how it could get expensive having slabs sent to Canada with ebay's global shipping program. I looked into using it a while back and felt like it would be way to expensive for buyers.