bronzejunkie

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    Collectosaurus Rex

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    Screenwriter
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    Movies, Comics, Rugby, comics, comics... did I mention comics?
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  1. bronzejunkie

    Fangoria

    Pm me I would love to take a look
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Now this is just awesome! Thanks for posting it!
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    Sad day on Jan 4th 2019 ...

    In its day this was an incredible store to go picking in on a Sunday afternoon. So many great memories. It’s been a sad and long decline to watch.
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Just got home-- Thought I'd throw up these price guide pages from a million years ago-- Thats right, 1975! Now sit back and enjoy a trip back in time. (Try not to cry too!) Kinda surprised how high the Eerie#1 was going for back then. Now I get why they bootlegged the out of it.
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    Holy #%$* I finally got it!

    I adore the Godzilla run from the 70's. That was my first initiation into loving comics and as a kid and I put together runs of this and GIJoe (They we're my first bagged and boarded issues) But sadly none of them would grade over a 6 now as I read the living hell out of them... Now-- I'm getting close to getting a new GIJoe in 9.8 from 1-30 run together but haven't paid enough attention to the Godzillas. Thanks for showing this. Inspiring! Good luck on the next run!
  6. I’ve purchased a number of mid grades to high grades of this book in the past year and this would fall in the 6.0 at best range for me. It’s funny this is the book people seem to punish grades on all the time, I can’t tell you how many sellers have tried to give me 5.5’s and 6.5’s and tried to pass them off as 8.5-9.0’s. I’m now only buying this book CGC’s if I was to buy more.
  7. I’ve bought a couple books from them and found they take forever to ship and their grading is usually extremely soft. Listing books at VF+ that would lucky to be a fine on a good day. I won’t be buying from them again.
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Sorry I’m on vacation with family but I will certainly take some pictures when I get back - happy holidays everyone!
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Back in the 80's Fangoria got pretty popular especially the late part of the decade (The whole Freddy craze was a big part of it) and they sold back issues in an ad in every new issue. Issues 9 and 10 we're the two that sold out first from the companies own backstock. Another company that placed very cool AD's in the books back then was Fantaco Enterprises (out of Albany) selling horror memorabilia and old mags and comics, they priced the back issues of Fangoria at collector prices and issue 9 at one point (for I think an issue or two at the peek went as high as $350 and issue 10 went for I think $125 at its ultimate peak) in retrospect they really weren't that rare at all compared to the other issues around it just that the Starlog press didn't have any copies themselves anymore. Oddly the entire horror magazine collecting crowd used the fantaco ad as their personal price guide and I think thats why it went up so high. Now issue 10 isn't even remotely rare since ebay came up and issue 9 is a little bit rarer but you can certainly find one in at least VF shape on the bay with a quick search. Finding them in above 9.4 (which is my goal) is the real challenge as they were printed on horrible paper stock and the printing created lots of dinged corners from dull printing blades etc. Saying that there is a 9.8 sitting on ebay at the moment from Doug Sulipa but its in my mind horrifically overpriced, with patience you should be able to find a raw 9.8 on your own out in the wild and if your lucky you could find it for anywhere from $10 to $90(max) depending if the dealer knows the value or even cares, so good luck if your looking. There is a rather large group collecting them now regaining their childhood but it isn't very ruthless so prices aren't insane for pretty much any issue. The issues we're are hard to find for me are issues 15 and 22 and Bloody Best Of Fangoria 1-4(especially 1) in true 9.4 and higher (black covers), honestly I think they each ultimately cost me $20 each but lucking upon high grade copies was the challenge. Great way to collect, challenging but still cheap. It's rather fun run to put together and one filled with incredible nostalgia for me and if anyone out there in CGC Boards land has any nice high grade Fangoria's before issue 100 (or the last few issues 340-344) I'd love to hear about them (PM me if you could)
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    I found Fangoria pretty young (around 13 ish, so I missed this issue and really didn't get into them till about issue 65) But I had a many similar experiences trying to buy them. In retrospect as a parent I get it now as some of the covers we're brutal but looking back it was all in good fun. I even had one lady threaten to call the police because they we're so shocked that the grocery store she worked at would even consider selling such a lurid book in the first place let alone to me. (I got my older brother to buy it for me a minute later lol)
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    I found Fangoria pretty young (around 13 ish, so I missed this issue and really didn't get into them till about issue 65) But I had a many similar experiences trying to buy them. In retrospect as a parent I get it now as some of the covers we're brutal but looking back it was all in good fun. I even had one lady threaten to call the police because they we're so shocked that the grocery store she worked at would even consider selling such a lurid book in the first place let alone to me. (I got my older brother to buy it for me a minute later lol)
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    As a kid this was the holy grail of Fangoria issues, the infamous issue 9. I've been snapping them up for years on the cheap but its starting to climb in value again. (nothing huge but it's not $25 anymore) as a kid it was issue 1, 10 and this as the grails to get in your Fango collection. Now as I work hard to complete my high grade Fango collection I have discovered some issues are actually rare in high grade... I'm looking at you issue 22 and and 15. Anyway-- I present this new copy(to me) of Fangoria issue 9. All hail!
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Been hunting high and low for a super sharp copy of this issue (Some of these fango's are super hard to get in anything over a 7.0-8.0), this one was nearly perfect in every way and just beautiful and I have Triston Pence to thank for it (along with a few other nice Fango's to he added to my collection).
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    Another Wrightson fanzine cover, not the best by any means but 'love me sum Wrightson' so had to have it. Fanzines are pretty damn interesting but a rabbit hole I don't think I really want to go down full time.
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    This week in your Magazine collection.

    I have never owned this one before. Love me some Warren mags. Even if this is a prestige or graphic novel format.