thehumantorch

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  1. thehumantorch

    New Jack Kirby Pencil Art just revealed.

    How cool
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    Is the grading accurate?

    Could you post a picture or a scan of the book that received 5.5 here?
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    Doctor X's Christmas Contest 2018 is in Motion

    Yep, thanks Tim for another fun contest. Always a highlight of the year.
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    EBAY: BLOCKED USER LIST

    I believe this was ex board member muscleshark. He was banned and run out of town here after all kinds of shenanigans and problems. A total POS
  5. " I am going to keep up with the journal whenever I even have something mildly of interest to report." Good, I think your journal has been a great read.
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    Can anyone recommend...

    Best you can do is estimate how rare a book is by checking the census and by checking long term auction archives like heritage auctions. Adding Heritage data helps because that also captures raw copies and copies graded by other companies. Strangely enough there's quite a few copies of key books that have sold on Heritage ungraded. For example here's Heritage archives for Mask Comics #1. Looks like they've sold 15 copies since they began auctioning comics. https://www.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=0+790+231&Ntk=SI_Titles-Desc&Nty=1&Ntt=mask+comics+1+rural+home&ic4=KeywordSearch-A-K-071316 And here's an example of Amazing Fantasy 15. Heritage has sold 423 copies since they began auctioning comics. https://www.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?No=360&Nty=1&Ntk=SI_Titles&N=0+790+231&Ntt=amazing+fantasy+15+1962 There's no way to tell how many copies of either book exist but based on Heritage auction results there's about 25 times more AF15 than Mask Comics #1. AF15 is not rare and Mask Comics is quite rare but not ultra rare
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    Doctor X's Christmas Contest 2018 is in Motion

    Is it too late to change my guess?
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    Fanzine and Convention Program Book Appreciation Thread

    Here's a great book about the first NY Comic Con and really the beginning of organized fandom https://www.amazon.com/1964-New-York-Comicon-Conventions/dp/0981534910
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    Fanzine and Convention Program Book Appreciation Thread

    Thanks for the additions. Some of the Comic Readers have value and/or have first appearances. For instance #139 has the first appearance of Black Lightning and #179 has the April Fool's Stan Lee obituary cover https://www.ebay.com/sch/63/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw="comic+reader"&_sop=16&LH_Sold=1&LH_Complete=1
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    Howard The Duck #3 Fan Club

    I always loved Howard. Crazy villains and a fun read
  11. Smaller purchases can often work out quite well. Less stress to go through them and often there are less guys chasing the small purchases.