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    If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.

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  1. Who is your favorite Spider-Man artist?

    My favorite spider-man artist will always be Ross Andru. He was the man who brought the web slinger to life for me each month starting at the age of 10. The artist who I think draws Spidey the best is John Romita, Sr. His work on Amazing Spider-Man 108 & 109 are some of his best work, IMHO.
  2. RIP Len Wein

    Man, I must be living under a rock. I just found this out today. Len was writer/editor of Amazing Spider-Man (151 through 180) during my Golden Days of collecting. May he RIP. He'll be missed.
  3. Evel Knievel!

    Hmmm, doesn't look like Ross to me. Of course I have seen Ross Andru art that didn't look like his work either. I tried a few places to find credits, to no avail.
  4. Nostalgic era top 3

    Awesome, thanks for sharing Marwood.
  5. Nostalgic era top 3

  6. ISIS to be in 3rd season of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

    Nice find. That's the Sound of Music for sure.
  7. ISIS to be in 3rd season of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

    I was a huge fan as a kid of both of these.

    Thanks for the replies guys. I guess it's not that they used a sick Spider-Man, it's more that his arm goes across his face that bothers me. I got off the comics train at issue 600 of amazing spider-man, primarily because it was hard (& expensive) keeping up with all the variants. I loved a few here and there, but there just became too many. It got worse after I left. Interesting note on the Direct Edition barcode.
  9. I started this thread in the Bronze Age because I thought there would be more discussion. In searching ebay, I just recently noticed the PPSSM #1 with a Ross Andru cover. I recognized the image from Marvel Team Up #3. Notice the webbing coming from Spider-Man's hands is very choppy. The storyline in MTU#3 involves Spider-Man swinging through the city, with a sudden bout of illness causing him to almost lose consciousness. I guess I am disappointed with the image selection. Not that I would buy the issue either way, having been out of the collecting phase for five years, but the selection is a head scratcher for me. I hate the way you can't even see the face of Spider-Man because his arm extends in front of it. Just flipping through a few copies of ASM, I found several I thought would have made a better cover image. Something like this page from ASM 141. Maybe they didn't want to do any work resizing it. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
  10. comic shops Lake George , NY

    When I lived in the area, I would stop in on Excellent Adventures Comics in Ballston Spa. http://excellentadventurescomics.com/index.html
  11. You know, at the end of the day, I traded that for the artwork I mentioned in my earlier post without much hesitation. This was after searching for this book for 3 or 4 years.
  12. At one point in my collecting days, I had six copies of this book. Five unstickered and one that still had the sticker, which I bought in CT. I tracked these for about five years and came up with some general distribution areas. I did enjoy the chase and Shield Agent and I had a laugh or two. I traded my stickered copy for a piece of Amazing Spider-Man artwork from Issue 145, which I had to eventually sell. Funny, after finding my stickered copy, I soon also found a copy of Pow! Biff! Pops! Probably two of the rarer Spider-Man appearances within less than a month. Anyway, they are long gone, still have the pic of ASM184 All Detergent variant.
  13. BA grail (of sorts!) acquired...

    My older brother introduced me to comic collecting in the mid-seventies. He had boxes of them, but nothing too old. He explained that many were stolen when he left them in the car as part of cross country move. He had a lot of coverless comics, which were bought that way according to him. I always read through them trying to imagine what the covers looked like. Years later, I discovered the story behind these and with the internet was able to see all the covers. Great find, thanks for sharing.
  14. My brother and I bought two copies of the Amazing Spider-Man 150 when it hit the stands in 1975, if I have the year correct. Anniversary book. Um, sorta. I started buying two issues of ASM with issue 333 and did that to I left collecting at issue 600. Also bought two copies of Spawn 1.

    Great job by the OP. I know from discussion back in the day with the Variant Mafia how tough it is to put together this run.