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  1. Are we talking about Avengers #1 The Heroic Age? Black Panther's son is on the first two pages of the book. Page one they are fighting Immortus and are shown as shadows. Page 2 is a full page splash showing the Future Avengers, with him talking. I'm not seeing anything on the last page? They are not given names, but the whole issue is basically talking about the Avengers future children and Kang outlines what is going on.
  2. I don't think that would be normal, unless maybe the store was getting there copies from multiple sources. The negative UPC was printed first and the press was stopped to correct the error. When Greg Buls/Bulldog/Kingpin was running his distribution center back in the late 80s-early 90s he noted that all of his copies came from the early/negative UPC run. Most people either got the Negative UPC or the regular one, thus creating the false illusion for a period of time that the Negative UPC was scarce. Over time, as these books were moved in bulk around the country, I'm sure dealer stock has ble
  3. Joe Kubert and Frank Thorne. As a kid, I used to cringe when I would see a Kubert cover on the Justice League or Flash. Thorne always reminded me of an erotic Pat Boyette, really disliked his work. I came around on Kubert in the 1980s and over the last 10 years or so have developed an appetite for Thorne also.
  4. Two of them. If you watched tonight's episode it should be obvious.
  5. I have a stack of these that I opened a few years ago so that the bag wouldn't leave a crease on the book. When I read Blob's post that they were hot I was pissed, then I looked and the card by itself is fetching more than the sealed comic w/card in many instances. Got to love it!!
  6. Got the replacement magazines in today. The new copies shipped out are 100% better than 9/10s of the original mags sent. I'd be very happy if they could send out this quality of mags every time. Thumbs up to Warrant for taking care of my concerns quickly and positively.
  7. That's funny. I'm not sure what that UK crew was thinking by using the painted version of the background and shadows, then having someone else (not Romita) do a line drawing of the Spider-Man figure. Why not use the whole painted version, or the whole Romita pencil/ink version instead of that patchwork job they used?
  8. Yeah, I read your post and thought 9.0-9.2 would be ok. Sadly, these were quite a bit below that. They did get back to me and are replacing the beat up copies. Said all orders are inspected while being boxed up, so it must have happened during shipping. It didn't look like it to me, but we'll see how the next batch looks upon arrival.
  9. So...I picked these up direct from the publisher (Warrant), fresh off the press. How pissed off should I be?
  10. Iron Man was a pretty rough read through the Silver and Bronze age. Really, the David Michelinie / Romita Jr /Bob Layton run that started around #116 was the Golden Age for Iron Man. If you do want to dip into the Bronze Age, I have a real fondness for the picture frame run from around #42-50, as that was when I started collecting Iron Man.
  11. In a similar story, back in the early 1970's, as a young child, my mom would take me up to the local Mall to buy comics from a small local seller. One week he had a Silver Surfer #1 that I really wanted, but my mom said it was too much, we would come back in a couple of weeks and get it for my Birthday. A couple of weeks later we show up and the guy is gone, packed up, never to be seen again, along with my Silver Surfer #1 . Flash forward to 1999, around 27 years later, I see a want ad from a guy selling a large lot of comics. I call and set up an appointment to go take a look 3 days late
  12. I always felt that the difference was that "Legion of Monsters" was the cover title on the magazines used for a bunch of individual horror stories, featuring whatever stories of solo characters they used. While in the comic appearance it represented the team of monsters in their first appearance together.