MadripoorNights

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  1. I recently purchased a slab I suspected to be incorrectly labeled with volume/issue, and after further research it is. I would like to get it relabeled with the correct information, but am unsure about the process since it was not my submission. I plan to resubmit myself or through a LCS. Would this be considered a CGC error they will correct for free? Would a correction only be free for the person who submitted the book originally? Or is it a different service like a reholder and its associated fee? Thanks for any input!
  2. I order just a couple of monthly titles from MCS. They do 35% off and $5 shipping. The discount usually gets me close to offsetting the shipping cost and saves me a trip to a store.
  3. Cool cover, but I was under the mistaken assumption that the men in the famous Mt. Suribachi photo all survived the war, so would be better celebrated on Veterans Day. Upon further research, three were KIA shortly afterwards, so thanks for spurring me to learn some additional information. "There are six Flag Raisers on the famous Iwo Jima photo. Four in the front line and two in back. The front four are (left to right) Ira Hayes, Franklin Sousley, Harold Schultz and Harlon Block. The back two are Michael Strank (behind Sousley) and Rene Gagnon (behind Schultz). Strank, Block and Sousley would die shortly afterwards. Bradley, Hayes and Gagnon became national heroes within weeks." Ira Hayes, who was somewhat famous after returning to the U.S. and even the topic of a Johnny Cash song, later lamented, “How could I feel like a hero when only five men in my platoon of 45 survived, when only 27 men in my company of 250 managed to escape death or injury?” Amazing sacrifices to appreciate for all the soldiers who never got the chance to take off their uniforms. Thanks for your service to vets and active military.
  4. Anyone who cares about their post count on this or any other internet message board should seriously reconsider their priorities in life.
  5. I have a 9.8 SS of it with Stan, Claremont, and Wein. I wish it also had a Trimpe sig. For me it’s more about an individual’s appeal or influence on the character than just their work on a specific book. For example, Stan was the face of Marvel and a pop culture icon. Without his work who knows if Marvel would have even existed long enough for Wolverine to be created? He may not be the father of many popular characters, but he’s certainly the grandfather. I think it’s cool to have his sig on a book that means something to me. That’s probably why his sig is so popular, because people want that progenitor connection related to a piece they care about. It may be why people get actor sigs on comics they had nothing to do with. For them the person embodies the character and gives the book a deeper meaning. It’s not my kind of thing, but I understand the appeal.
  6. I never knew I wanted Logan in a cowboy hat, but here we are. There is also a Weapon X figure that looks pretty cool.
  7. Swami Oodles is the perfect name, never change. Shine on, you crazy diamond.
  8. I just did it Sunday. A slabbed 9.8 I would have bid up to around $100 for. It sold for $11
  9. I have an X-Men 12 that I sheared the cover off of while placing it into a razor-sharp mylar. Still looks good in the bag, as long as I don't look too closely.
  10. Received a PM that clues me in. Thanks for looking.
  11. Lots of replies, very little information. I'm starting to think that "Stu" doesn't actually exist, and is more like a mythical chupacabra who is blamed when unexplained, bad things happen.
  12. I often see the name referenced in threads but don't know the backstory. Can anyone provide a concise explanation of who it is, or more to the point, what happened? Not looking to wade through 20 pages of a decade-old thread, just enough to understand the reference. Feel free to PM if the topic is verboten.
  13. I'm conflicted on whether I think the book is cool or not, but I do like the seller's description: "The book was cut into a "V" shape by the manufacturer and is perfectly imperfect."
  14. Those are just speed holes to reduce wind resistance and make the comic go faster. List it as the super sport variant for 3x your cost.