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  1. I honestly believe that if Marvel and DC would produce inexpensive books (print them on less fancy paper) and put them on spinning racks in grocery / drug stores kids will buy them. When I was a kid in the early 80’s I would ask my mom for one every time we went into Eckerds. A big problem, I think, is that the average 10 year old kid isn’t exposed to any comics. They have to go out of their way to buy one at a comic shop. I wouldn’t have done that, or even known what a comic shop is if I hadn’t been introduced to them at the drugstore. Of course the characters/ IP will be fine, there’s no question about that. Everybody knows who spider-man is. Disney, you own Marvel, put some effort into improving the comics side of the business. It will only help the movies/toys and other products.
  2. I was hoping for raw copies thinking they would be more affordable. The few high grade cgc copies on ebay are in the $80 range which is too much for me ☹️
  3. I’m having a hard time finding high grade common issues. For example I want a really nice 34 and 35 since those were the first issues I bought as a kid. Do any of you remember the tv commercial for 35? That’s the first time I ever saw a commercial for a comic. You would think that there would be a lot of high grades available since it was such a popular and collected title back in its day.
  4. Speaking of McFarlane, did he start the whole putting his name in a parchment banner thingy on covers? It seems like everyone started doing it in the early 90’s but he was the first I remember noticing. Also, what’s hot on ebay? 😊
  5. well the Captain Marvel and Nick Fury I have are probably 3 or less 😄
  6. Nice looking book! I’m in the same boat with Silver Surfer, been trying to find one for a while, they’re already out of my reach for anything but the lowest grade. I gave up and spent my silver surfer money on an x-men 94. I was able to pick up a lower grade Nick Fury 1 and Captain Marvel 1 for about $20 each, so at least not all of the 68’s are expensive 🙂
  7. I ordered comics from the sears catalog in the mid 80’s, probably around 1986-1988. Are they different in any way from the normal releases?
  8. Oh wow, I didn’t know about that one, I may have to pick that up 🙂
  9. What is Special 1? Special Missions? I actually really liked that series. I guess that’s good news if you want to buy them, although I am sad that gi joe doesn’t get more love from comic fans.
  10. Thank you guys! I guess I didn’t get too bad a price on it 🙂
  11. I grabbed this the other night on ebay buy it now for $50. Another late night impulse purchase. I'm wondering if I paid too much once again (I think I'm going to stop buying books for a while ). How does this look to you guys?
  12. So is 21 the only “key” joe issue now? I just bought one on eBay for $50. A few weeks ago I got a really nice 26 for $3. That’s less than it would have cost me in the 80’s 🤷‍♂️
  13. I thought the story in #2 was really good and combined with it's "scarcity" its being valueable made sense to me. I remember it being like $40 back in the 80's, while #1 was $15-20. Maybe because of their value everyone held onto them in good condition back then and there are fewer 21's out there still? I don't know, I really don't get it. What do you guys think? When did this book take off and why?
  14. I’ve been away for a long time too. I think you would get the most if you wait and sell when the trailers come and the excitement spreads beyond serious collectors. Then again I don’t understand the current market, it seems crazy to me.