Von Cichlid

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  1. I'm not cheating by doing research these are just best guesses off the top of my head- Valentino- Guardians of the Galaxy 1 Silvestri- X-Men 221 Ron Lim- Silver Surfer 44 Man, these late copper age artists, as good as many of them were, are kind of sparse when it comes to keys. Still, it's when I collected the first time, so it is still by far my favorite era of comics. At Marvel in the late 80's and until about 91 the possibilities were just endless. That exodus to Image, to me, was the largest nail in the coffin to the classic, or "innocent" era of comics. THat's a conversation for another thread, though.
  2. That's a good score. About a year ago I picked up the last 20 issues of HoM with the I, Vampire Kaluta covers for about a buck apiece from a 2nd and Charles used book store that had just opened up in my area. They were pretty much untouched. While those aren't quite as fantastic as the early 70's Kaluta covers, they are still very cool. Here's a good example of the "bleed through" I was talking about on #3. You can see it right on her forehead. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Doorway-to-Nightmare-3-CGC-9-8-DC-1978-New-Case-White-Pages-H7-116-cm/292650023126?hash=item44234cf8d6:g:4~kAAOSwNppbU9yi:sc:USPSPriority!79424!US!-1
  3. I just bought a set of 1-3 in VF condition for 30 bucks off the bay a couple of months ago. #3 is great but there are lot of copies that have the red "bleed through" on that blue cover, kind of like Submariner 5. I need a nice Doorway #5 but that one isn't as common as the others. I see a huge similarity between the first issue of Doorway and the cover to Classic X-Men #3. As innovative as Art Adams was, I think what Kaluta was doing in the 70's had a huge influence on the earlier Adams stuff.
  4. That's like my wife every time I get something in the mail.
  5. I feel the same way- his House of Mystery's from the early 70's to the mid-80's are my favorites. He was just perfect for those. I liked his work better than Wrightson's and Adams' on those, overall. Actually, you take away HOS 92, and what does Wrightson have as a mega key? It's actually a good thing really, in that if you are primarily a fan of art over 1st appearances, then you can get a lot of the fantastic Kaluta and Wrightson stuff at a reasonable price in fairly nice condition.
  6. I don't know about most valuable, but a 9.8 Moon Knight 29 has to be up there and it is the one that I would most want.
  7. Here's an interesting one: JIm Lee I may just be going blank, but i can't think of anything even over 50 bucks raw that he has worked on.
  8. The Byrne one I had in mind had an X-Men villain in it... For Kubert has to be X-Men 266.
  9. I would say a nice high grade X-Men 50 for Steranko.
  10. It's funny that the thread started with George Perez. I was just thinking the other day that it's weird that such a prolific artist would have New Teen Titans 2 and maybe Avengers 196 9.8 as his MVC's. What about John Byrne? I have a book in mind on this one.
  11. This one is hilarious. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Spectacular-Spiderman-176-Marvel-1991-Stan-Lee-Signed-Autograph-COA/164152450247?hash=item26383f9cc7:g:bKYAAOSw1W5eeqqR
  12. As much as I love (early) Adams artwork, the only story I really liked where he did the interior was the Asgardian Wars. Everything else was always Mojo and X-Babies it seemed, which I was never really that much of a fan of other than Spiral. I need to try and read Web of Spider-Man annual 2 again. Maybe it was good, but I can't remember what happened in that one.
  13. That Falcon mini had some great Paul Smith artwork too, same era as his awesome run on X-Men.
  14. For me it's a tie between the Punisher and Wolverine mini-series for sure. Both proved that each character could easily carry not only one but multiple ongoing titles, MCP serving as a defacto 2nd title for Wolverine. 2nd place pretty clearly has to be Secret Wars. In 4th place I got a tie between Longshot (really for the art alone) and Kitty Pride and Wolverine (underrated IMO).