Frederic9494

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    The Post-man always rings twice. Uhm... ring ring?

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  1. After a 3 year searh, I finally was able put my hands on the toughest Smurfs comic book of all : Spirou 1107 (July 1959) with the uncut first solo Smurfs story that came as a loose supplement. Kids were instructed to cut and staple it into a mini comic book. This operation included cutting the back cover of the magazine where the cover of the mini comic is printed. Very few intact copies have survived...This story "Les Schtroumpfs Noirs" ("The Black Smurfs") is a zombie-like story that was renamed (and recolored!) "The Purple Smurfs" in the United States.
  2. After actively looking for 3 years, I finally was able put my hands on the toughest Smurfs comic book of all : Spirou 1107 (July 1959) with the uncut first solo Smurfs story that came as a loose supplement. (Smurfs initially appeared as supporting characters in Johan & Peewit, a medieval fantasy comic book) Kids were instructed to cut and staple it into a mini comic book. This operation included cutting the back cover of the magazine where the cover of the mini comic is printed. Very few intact copies have survived... Of note to US collectors, this story "Les Schtroumpfs Noirs" ("The Black Smurfs") is a zombie-like story that was renamed (and recolored!) "The Purple Smurfs" in the United States.
  3. Had a few PM exchange with him. Nice guy. RIP Bob. My condolences to his family.
  4. To anyone who received books from CGC recently... Is grading back to normal? Or still super tight ?
  5. Newest Spirou 1071 in. Belgium edition. It's getting harder and harder to find decent copies.
  6. Strong price on the raw FF 13 in VG sold yesterday on Heritage : $540! I don't get it... unless Heritage grades very conservatively Happy I grabbed my copy earlier this year
  7. The original dialogue on the OA has a more natural feel than the published one, so I would be happy with it!
  8. ... and it finally reached destination on Monday August 24th after almost a full month touring the beautiful USA! (or maybe it was just gathering dust in a USPS office) Relieved but that's far from an express service