Aliens

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  1. I have thoroughly studied Stan and Steve Ditko's signatures throughout the years and I am almost certain this is not any good. The "s" is far too enclosed within itself, and the double "e" at the end is a wretched mockery of a forgery. Of course, "This above all: to thine own self be true" But if it were me I would say a certain no. But once again, that is just my own opinion, I could be wrong. Hopefully it turns out well for you at the end, and I hope you the best with them/
  2. Ahhh, okay, I think I am getting it now. So, yes that is the 5th physical sheet of paper (page) from Cap 1 which is why they refer to it as the 5th page meaning the 5th sheet of page in the book, but when CGC says it is page 5 it means the actual story page either front or back. So if that page you have had a piece out and it only affected the story on the front side they would say "piece out from page 9" or at least I think so...
  3. these were a few of the past sales which I was basing the copy I purchased with. The CGC census has only recorded 63 copies of Detective Comics 29 with 29 of those restored so there are only 33 unrestored copies in the census. It is a very scarce book and although I do believe the cover is what made this book at some points even beat tec 28 even though it is Batman's third appearance and not second. But this book is the book which started my love for collecting comics and I have been looking for decades and I always seem to miss out on the deals since they sell so fast. I figured if a tec 29 which is missing 2 more wraps (only has 1 leaf (2 pages) of the batman story left) could sell for 1500 in a competitive auction in 2015 then I do not beleive 1900 is such a bad deal for a copy which although is truly beat, has more then half of the batman story (2 more wraps) and what really suprised me was (and perhaps some of you has seen this on ebay last year) a single page from Tec 29 (page 3 to be precise, which is actually the page you see in the slab of my copy) sold for $1000! a single page! and with the new record of almost 100 grand for a 5.0 has given me the proof that this book is HOT. Anyways thank you for all the advice. It is a beat book, but it will be loved.
  4. Oh okay, so do you mean that CGC coins them in leafs so for example he first side of page 1 is page 1 but yet back of the first page of a book would be considered as page 2 and the second page of a comic would be considered as page 3 and 4 (back and front) that was my question. Thank you
  5. Hello guys, I recently purchased this copy of Detective Comics Issue 29 CGC and it is quite beat, but my question was, the CGC label says puece out of page 5, affects story. my question is when they refer to “page 5” are they referring to the 5th leaf? So back and front, the front of a page being page 1 and the back being page 2 (so 2 “pages” on one page) or does this refer to page 5 being both front and back counted as 1 page. also when they mention,” piece out affects story” would this have to be a rather big piece or can this mean a very minor flaw, perhaps a few words cut out so therefore “affecting story” also I know this is not the form to ask this question but since I am already here asking for this book,  do you think $1900 is a fair deal for a book like this? I will be buying it regardless if it is a good deal or not, but it would be nice to know I did not overpay. sales for this book have been CRAZY for years but especially now, it’s seiosuly on fire. thank you all!
  6. Hello guys, I recently purchased this copy of Detective Comics Issue 29 CGC and it is quite beat, but my question was, the CGC label says puece out of page 5, affects story. my question is when they refer to “page 5” are they referring to the 5th leaf? So back and front, the front of a page being page 1 and the back being page 2 (so 2 “pages” on one page) or does this refer to page 5 being both front and back counted as 1 page. also when they mention,” piece out affects story” would this have to be a rather big piece or can this mean a very minor flaw, perhaps a few words cut out so therefore “affecting story” also I know this is not the form to ask this question but since I am already here asking for this book, do you think $1900 is a fair deal for a book like this? I will be buying it regardless if it is a good deal or not, but it would be nice to know I did not overpay. sales for this book have been CRAZY for years but especially now, it’s seiosuly on fire. thank you all!
  7. You have a very nice piece indeed. Yes I apologize it must have been my miscount in general of the pages. This would be page 22 not 21 and I believed this is the other page I had seen, or perhaps it was a differnt one, I cannot remember. If so I do not intend to adress that there are only my page and one other, i just mean in essence it is a rather scarce piece to find out there and I would not assume those who own a page such as this would not intend to sell it off. Truly a great piece. Congratulations!
  8. update!!! Now I am including another piece of comic history for the same price! I am including the front cover to a Detective Comics issue 36, the first appearance of Hugo Strange, and the first-time batman is smiling on a cover! This is the 10th overall appearance of Batman ever and the 6th cover appearance. As well as being a pre robin. This is unrestored and is not brittle which means this would be a wonderful piece to marry to a coverless copy. It is a classic cover and a brilliant piece of comic history
  9. Hello, up for sale is the 21st page of Captain America issue 1, which is, of course, the first appearance of Captain America, Bucky and of the Red Skull. This page is quite phenomenal and in my opinion, there is not any page which is better. This is the first fight which cap and red skull ever have and as seen in the pictures, Red Skull is exceptionally prominent in this page (leaf) and it is just classic Kirby. This books record sale was $343,000 and are obviously a holy grail for any collection, so for anyone who cannot afford a copy, this is the second to best thing. Some argue the problem with pages are even if for example, you have a page from Batman 1 which is the first appearance of Joker and Catwoman, many will argue that if you have a page which only joker appears and not Catwoman then it is technically not a first appearance of Catwoman, etc. although it is a page from the book which the character first appeared if the character does not appear on the page it is technically not an appearance at all. But the brilliance of this page is portrayed by all three characters appearing. Red Skull appears on both sides extremely prominently and is classic on both sides, then Cap appears on both sides (last panel on side 1 and on the entire page as he fights red skull on the other side) and then Bucky appears on the last panel of side 2. So this is a true first appearance of all of the characters. This is as good as it gets for Cap fans who cannot afford a cap 1 and these do not come up for sale all that often, I only know of 2 existing loose pages, this one and one other. The pages are very supple on this page and the colors are vibrant and not faded at all... NO BRITTLENESS AT ALL! I am asking $2460 OBO plus the cost for priority USPS mail and insurance to cover it (if desired) with signature confirmation upon arrival. First gets it. DM me for any further questions. Thank you all!
  10. P.s I will throw these brilliant stan signed books with the lot. But with the exception of it being payed immediately. I need to sell these fast so please do not hesitate to PM me with offers or anything else. These are reprints.
  11. Hello, I am selling these comic books as a lot, together. For sale are 3 silver age marvel key issues and 3 stan lee signatures! First the strange tales 89 which is a bey hard book to find. It is the first appearance of Fin Fang Foom. This copy is in my opinion a 2.0, in the Mylar it looms phenomenal, sharp colors and gloss and complete only problem is the spine is completely split and the cover is fully detached but still a true beauty. Next is a copy of Avengers 2 the second appearance of the avengers and the issue Hulk leaves the team. A beautiful copy it is missing an ad page but does not affect the story at all otherwise complete and a nice looking 4.0. Next is a copy of amazing spider-man issue 8 the first appearance of the living brain it is complete a tight 5.5 the only problem is there is a very small piece of tape on the cover which at one point ripped the cover but it is very minor and not obvious (look at picture) it is a nice book. Next are 3 Stan Lee signatures, they are not SS so please judge for yourself on what you think about them. To me they look authentic and I bought them from a reliable source. He signed a reprint of DareDevil 1 and New Mutants 98 they are very high grade and lastly is a had page from 1975 it is an ad for stan Lee’s book and he signed the ad. A great piece to have and a great lot to have for sure! I am asking $645 through Paypal buyers protection plus $15 shipping priority mail USPS. PM me with any further questions. Thank you!
  12. Gary Friedrich Marie Severin Steve Ditko Stan Lee Rest in Peace... l hope the best for everyone this new year. Let us hope 2019 will be a brilliant one p.s. as I mentioned Marie Severin, does anyone know if she ever did any CGC ss signings? I have not seen any. just curious
  13. got this one after many years of looking. very glad with it. Page 8 from Showcase 75, first apperance of the hawk and dove
  14. that would have been a very ditko thing to do. i loved him
  15. i would assume Steve Ditko had a good amount of doctor strange pages in his office along with some spiderman stuff. He had said once that he had kept a good amount of those 5 page sci fi and horror stories he did for stan... wonder if they will ever hit the market...
  16. ditko Mr. A, it is technically a 'splash page" though it was first used a s a cover but later he reprinted it as a more "splash page" centerfold
  17. hey guys, just got this in as a birthday gift for myself, so stoked to finally own one, i am a huge ditko collector, i only collect ditko comics. anyway does anyone know the history behind this? i know there are more that exist out there and that Robin Snyder published them with steve but does anyone knopw how they came to be? does nayone else know of anyother ditko signed books? thanks!
  18. yup its been happening to me too, does not bother me though
  19. @pemart1966 schulz did do alot of those types of drawings, 2. he did do them in sharpie sometimes. anyways i really does not look right, i would not go for it
  20. its not my video i have no input in it i found it in youtube and thought it explained it well enough, so no im not quoting Angelina Jolie, also i can assure you i am a quiet objectivist, i keep my moral beliefs to myself, i live by them but i dont talk about it, its no ones business but mine, i respect your opinions on the subject, i dont agree with all of it, but i understand. heres the rule of thumb i independently live by, "one" should live the way he/she feels themselves is morally right in a logical and understandable state for the independents own well being as long as the logical action(s) does not affect other independents lives without the other independents fully understood consent in their own logical state of mind. and i put this concept to work to each respectably. you dont have to follow this concept, yoi dont have to agree, or even regard it, its my personal way i wish to live and that shouldn't affect anyone else but me. i dont like people who scream their views to the world and hate on people who dont agree on the same things. also Ayn Rand was not perfect. she was a human being living by her rules. i respect and honor her but that is nearly all. i dont follow Ayn Rand directly, i just follow her concept.
  21. i dont want to start any controversy (as in lets not fight, rather have a peaceful "talk)... but i am an objectivist, steve actually introduced me to the concept and i later grew a passion fro it through Ayn Rands novels and conpects of moral righteousness, (the fountainhead, atlas shrugged, etc.) anyways, Objectivism is a very controversial subject becuase it represents "selfishness" as a good thing, but what i dont appreciate is when people use that as an excuse to hate on something that has no concern on "them". if you dont agree on a concept or dont want to take the time to understand it then just disregard it... respectably no one should care about your opinions if they dont affect "me". but selfishness in the concept of "objectivism" is not exactly what people say it is... here is a quick video that sums up the correct views on the philosophy... p.s. Robin Snyder is not a man she is a woman, and i have corresponded with her many times and truthfully i see where your point is coming from as she "begs" for money in the campains to publish steve's books, but then again she gives things to you if you contribute so its not like your "donating money" and also it is the fans choice to do so, no one is making you do anything. i happen to have contributed to those campaigns myself and you even get your name printed on the back of the book you helped make possible, and i persnally am a fan of ditkos work he has done with robin, i fined them very informative and "good reads" (as i agree on most points that steve brings up)
  22. thats an awesome copy! and yeah i think im going to stick with just leaving it alone, and once in a while take the covers off to the side and read it / look at it. thanks guys!
  23. Hey guys, so some horrible stuff happened yearserday to me, long story short I bought a copy of strange tales 89 and I’m lookin through it being very careful as o always try to be with older comics, the whole bottom spine was gone but the back cover was still attached by a thread or so to the top staple and the back was attached for eh front... well I guess I opened they book a wrong way and it touched the backboard strange and “RIP” the back cover detached from the top and the from cover... so now it went from a attached cover and not Fully split to a fully split cover and attachment... ? I feel so horrible... the comic is for my PC anyway so o don’t really care about the value as that’s not why I collect but i am so angry at myself because it did not have to happen and I caused it... any insights or anything on what to do... what should I do with it... etc. just wanted to ask you guys... though when I put it in the Mylar and place the front dm back rightfully it looks great... then again I like opening it... ? pictures attached are in the bag (detached and split)