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  1. I neglected to mention that this book is also an OAK, being the single signature 9.2.
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    Detective 395

    Quite right as far as underrated goes. Should rank up there with books like Batman 232 and 251. And to this day there are still no slabbed 9.8s of this issue.
  3. Too many images of this book in my pictures file. Here's the right one.
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    Detective 395

    Picked this one up from Pedigree Comics just now. A landmark issue in that it features the first pairing of writer Denny O' Neil with artist Neal Adams. The two would go on to greatness, of course, with the GL/GA run a few months after this. This issue also takes Batman into a more gothic area, which would continue for years throughout the seventies. Definitely one of the holy grails of my collection. And my first signature acquisition since 2016. Four more Adams books to go. Enjoy.
  5. Yes, thank the heavens for CGC. Over the years I've bought several raw books by mail from dealers, and believe me, I've been burned. Guys who don't know how to grade or simply lie about the grade. CGC has made buying safe and taken away the apprehension. Those who turn their backs on third party grading are living in denial.
  6. Thanks for the compliment Brandon! And right you are about the stimulating Skywald covers. Mind you, the Warren mags were just as guilty in that regard.
  7. Won this in the recent Pedigree Comics auction. These mags were around for the first half of the 1970s. At the time, many thought of them as the poor man's Warren mags. But since then a cult following has developed for these books, more or less. A bunch of them were up for auction here, which was a surprise, since you rarely see slabbed copies of these turn up on the market. Along with Nightmare, there was also Scream and Psycho. I like the provocative cover on this one. Enjoy.
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    Subby 36

    Picked up this one today from my LCS. Continuing with my acquisition of Marvel books. Nice cover on this one with a story that features the wedding of Namor and Dorma....apparently. Wrightson is credited with artwork here, I believe he did the inking job. Enjoy.
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    FF 110

    Okay, here's the real scan. Don't know what happened there.
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    FF 110

    Picked this one up on ebay yesterday. A cool cover for this issue that I've always wanted. This one is famous for the copies with the "green printing error". Had I acquired one of those in 9.4, it would have cost me an arm and a leg. Trying to finally concentrate on the Marvel books on my want list. So I'll be showcasing more of them in my upcoming journals. Enjoy.
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    WW 200 For Under $200

    Well then, maybe I am playing "registry steroids". Despite that, I did get a good deal here, as I won the book for just under $200, as opposed to the $300-$350 price that dealers usually ask for this book.
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    WW 200 For Under $200

    Won this yesterday in the Comic Link auction. A good dollar/points ratio as this book is worth 450 on the registry. A nice cover by Jeff Jones, though his 199 cover is much better. That one I've submitted to be slabbed, should come back a very high grade. Enjoy.