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  1. Love those war comics from the UK. When I was a kid, a school chum gave me a stack of Victor comics from 1970-75 in exchange for a few double I had. There must have been 100 of them, and they were great. So different than America comics at the time. My friend and I thought they were virtually worthless because since they were all newsprint, we assumed someone had ripped all the covers off of them!
  2. Hey friends... just picked this up on amazon. Book arrived today - and I immediately handed it over to my wife to give to me for Christmas. But at first glance, a treasure trove of the top 1950 Atlas war stories, but the best artists in the stable: Heath, Severin, Krigstein, Kirby, etc... https://www.deadreckoning.org/book/atlas-at-war/
  3. Thanks! I wish it was under different circumstances too, but these days I'm taking all the good I can out of the situation...
  4. That's part of why I started getting out of comics about 9 years ago. I ordered a box of about a dozen slabbed war books for around $800. Sounds like a lot of money to me now, but that was getting to be a regular purchase back then. I got them in September, and didn't even take them out to put them in my collection until the Christmas break. When I did, I realized I had 10 of the 12 book already, in marginally lesser grade (9.4 instead of 9.6, 9.0 instead of 9.2, etc) and it just hit me like a ton of bricks that it was starting to get a little dumb. Over the following year or so, I sold t
  5. Hey everyone, I had an interesting week with my collection. I stopped collecting hard a number of years ago, and indeed have slowly been selling off a lot of my collection. I've held onto the books that I really wanted, but I still have a a few boxes of loose books that came in lot purchases, or got upgraded a long time ago, or that were unsold after selling threads and that never got put away properly. In short, I've been sloppy with a large part of my collection that got scattered around that I just lost interest in. With the whole Covid thing, I'm home with some time on my hands (
  6. Hey fellas, Hope that you are well these days. One tiny silver lining of the stay-at-home-because-of-covid19 is that it's given me some time to sort out a couple of decades of stuff that's never been sorted out. Found this today - a letter from Sgt. Rock creator, writer and editor extraordinaire Robert Kanigher, from April 2001, only a year before he passed away. I was working on a book about DC war comics back then, and was interviewing some creators (including Joe Kubert and Russ Heath... fabulous). Kanigher typed this tanatlizing little passage on the back of the letter...
  7. And another. Kubert was just so. Dang. Good....
  8. I'm game... here are a couple of killers from the era.
  9. So sad to hear this... I loved Mort's work in both MAD and the DC war books, and if I am correct he was the last of the major artists from the glory days of the Big Five. Sigh. All things must pass... but I hate it sometimes. Hope all are well during these strange, strange times. Shep
  10. Thanks man. I've run a number of these over the years, and it brings me great joy seeing books like these find good homes in great collections. War book collectors are a special breed....
  11. Gentle bump! This closes out today, so last chance to grab some nice war books. Thanks again to everyone who bought. Invoices out later today or tomorrow. Thanks again! Shep
  12. And that's it! I'll be sending out invoices tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who purchased some books - I do appreciate it! Have a great Saturday everyone, Shep
  13. Our Army at War #135. FN Nice copy, with a great Kubert art job on the main story. C/OW pages. $26.00