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About rlextherobot

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    Collector is an understatement.

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  • Comic Collecting Interests
    Silver Age
    Bronze Age
    Copper Age
    Original Comic Art
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    DJing, music writing, podcasting

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  1. I thought a lot about what you said and you were right: sometimes you have something special, and you don't even realize it.
  2. Update: I ultimately decided to hold onto the piece for a few reasons, firstly that I realized it had some sentimental value, and secondly the lack of anything comparable being sold in recent memory made pricing it too difficult. That said, when HA put up two Jean prelims recent I tracked the auctions because I was curious what they would fetch. The Runaways cover prelim went for $4800, and the X-Men trading card prelim went for $12,600. The Escapist piece is obviously less desirable than either of those (there's no published piece of work to compare it too, the character is not su
  3. Very sad news indeed. It says something that despite the brevity of his DP run, it's well remembered by those who were reading it at the time. Very fluid, dynamic figures and fun panel designs. RIP.
  4. Nowhere near as impressive as most of the ones listed, but I have a small collection of Doom Patrol art from all eras I am constantly adding to.
  5. One fairly simple goal: A Doom Patrol cover. Preferably from volume 2 (unlikely) 3, 5 or 6 (much more achievable).
  6. Unpublished Swamp Thing watercolour by Farel Dalrymple
  7. Well if I recall correctly Ghostface eventually melted down the eagle to make a medallion. Maybe if the buyer's museum doesn't materialize, they'll take a similar approach and break up the art for sale on a per page basis.
  8. I'm sure Dr. Alex Patterson would be cool about it. He seems like a pretty chill dude.
  9. God, what an absolute nightmare. I purchased a Kirby sketch (one from the infamous Roz sketchbook) and after reading up on some prominent fakery couldn't rest easy until I had consulted a repro of the drawing (from the Kirby Heroes and Villains hardcover) and e-mailed back and forth with a few folks whose knowledge I trusted. I'm confident at this point that my drawing is legit, but the whole experience made me wary of ever buying sketches again.
  10. My final modest acquisition for the year, a nice page from the Morrison Doom Patrol (#25) featuring two supporting characters; Dorothy Spinner and Joshua Clay (Tempest). I like the way fill-in artist Doug Braithwaite drew Dorothy, a character who has been portrayed somewhat inconsistently over the years due to her unusual appearance.
  11. I'm super fascinated by this auction for all the different factors that are at play: Spidey being all over the broader cultural consciousness via the MCU and Spiderverse movies, McFarlane's becoming something of a legend (seriously, the Toddmeister has a crazy amount of cultural capital thanks to things like putting himself in his awful Spawn cartoons and buying his home run baseballs, people outside comics know the name), the shortage of comparable art being available... seems like a real perfect storm.
  12. I'd be pretty quickly trying to get those pencils, since I'm neurotic and the idea of only having "half" of a page gives me mild anxiety. If it doesn't bother you, then I don't see any real reason to buy either since you have the page in question already in some form.
  13. No matter what the outcome of this Romita Spidey situation, I think we can all agree that putting a shirtless photo of yourself on your buylist is a power move.
  14. I can't speak for the whales (I ain't no Aquaman) but if this doesn't ring all the warning bells in the universe you deserve to get taken: "As a pioneer of the comic book movement in the 60s and the 70s an as a long time comic art book dealer and art minor in collage I comsider my self the best person to evaluate who the artist was for this Spiderman splash! Unfortunately like the fake news there are a few big comic dealers who are giving out misinformation about the artist! "
  15. I collect Doom Patrol art of all eras, but up 'til now my great white whale was a page by the great Bruno Premiani. Very happy to have added this one to my collection, big thanks to @Spacekraft at Nostalgic Investments!