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  1. delekkerste

    Thanks to LA COMIC ART CON!

    The BWS OA to Red Nails is owned by Mike Thibodeaux, who put together the book shown in the above photo. I'm pretty sure that the "OA" shown in the picture is a reproduction (quite possibly just cut out from the book) that Mike brings to shows for display purposes, as he had several reproductions (not originals) at the last SDCC or two. The Steranko Cap DPS is also owned by Mike. I believe he consigned it to Metropolis during SDCC 2018 as I saw Vincent pick it up from Mike's booth.
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    Where's all the GI Joe art? (#1-50)

    I'd be shocked if it was #2. That would have been a pretty big deal if it had turned up.
  3. I'm pretty sure that's the reproduction they had made to show at conventions leading up to the auction.
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    TOS 39 Original artwork?

    This video, and the TOS 39 OA appearance contained therein, was discussed in a couple of Facebook groups back in March 2017 and made the rounds in the hobby around that time.
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    HA February Auction

    $100K to $1 million? Way to go out in a limb.
  6. I don't know if Dave was part of the discussion (as I believe his last podcast appearance pre-dated the surfacing of the #181 cover), but, it could very well have been a mention of the Wein fire that prompted what I recall to be confirmation of the cover's existence on the podcast. Unless, again, I'm just imagining the whole thing. which is not out of the question (parental sleep deprivation and all)!
  7. I could have sworn that there was a brief back and forth on the podcast where the #181 cover came up and you briefly mentioned/confirmed its existence? Unfortunately I can't remember which episode it was, but, I do believe it's somewhere in there (unless I imagined it!) In any case, though, the cover's existence and possible sale has been discussed behind-the-scenes of the hobby since at least spring 2018. So much so that I was probably hearing a rumor a week from different people about the cover back around April/May of last year!
  8. Well, clearly, they're missing out!
  9. Well, whether it was Marie or Stan (if it was indeed one of them), then Sara Duke is pulling a fast one on us!!
  10. When did Heritage have the SS #4 story? I don't see any record of it in their archives. Do you mean the SS #1 cover that was auctioned in November 2001? That was the very first Heritage Comics & Comic Art Auction and the only one that took place before John Buscema passed away in January 2002.
  11. I thought its surfacing was already discussed on a Felix Comic Art podcast? Or am I misremembering that...
  12. Remember, donating the AF #15 - worth 7-figures even in 2008 - was a selfless act. Somebody thought it was worth more to make it available to the public in the Library of Congress than it was to either keep it or sell it for mega-$$$ to a collector. I don't see that being the person who has the complete ASM #1 story - why would he just give away the AF #15 and keep the ASM #1? Doesn't sound right to me. Not to mention, I think someone would have heard about the existence, if not the whereabouts, of the AF #15 art if it ended up in a collection or was otherwise linked to the early sales of pilfered Marvel art. Nah...I think this had to have come from someone affiliated with Marvel (creator, staffer or family thereof). Also, if it was Marie and she had wanted to remain anonymous, isn't it very plausible that she told Sarah Duke to flat-out deny that it was her if asked (since a "no comment" or just omitting her name from a shortlist of denied possible donors would make it really easy to finger her as the donor)? Plus, there's always playing the semantics card if it was a relative or representative and not her directly that handed off the art.
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    Incredible Hulk #181 - is it *that* red-hot?

    Ah, the old no one collecting now saw Ruth and Mantle play chestnut, just as no one collecting now bought Action #1 or Tec #27 off the newsstands. These are things whose veneration is passed down from one generation of collector to another, but, there's a very wide swath in the middle that can and will fade out over time (and I wouldn't be surprised to see the top end also start to fade in the coming years/decades as I don't see the younger generations having either the aggregate interest or resources to keep clearing the market at ever-escalating prices over time). Unlike my pal tth2, I didn't attend the School of Linear Extrapolation, whereby you just project forward the experience you know indefinitely into the future without taking into consideration shifts in the underlying changes in fundamentals. If anything, outperformance over a 10-year time span usually leads to an ensuing period of mean reversion at a minimum (and my big picture framework isn't looking for the minimum). I think a lot of art & collectibles will struggle to even maintain their value in inflation-adjusted terms over the next decade, and the further out you go, the more I see permanent impairment of value in real (inflation-adjusted) terms as inevitable. And, for the record, my comments on the sports card market were forward-looking, not backward-looking. I didn't say that the market is dead. More like, it's gonna be dead.
  14. Yep! Once the dream team got together, it was consistently good. I enjoyed the entire series and would rank the Wolfman/Colan/Palmer run on the title as one of my top 10 all-time favorites.
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    Another look back, at The Studio...

    L to R: Jimmy Page, John Bonham, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones