Siskiyou Kidd

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About Siskiyou Kidd

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    Learning the Ropes

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  • Comic Collecting Interests
    Golden Age
    Silver Age
    Bronze Age
    Original Comic Art
  • Location
    High in the Siskiyou Mountains

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  1. It looks like a crease from the staple. Here is a better view.
  2. Here is Avengers 4 open to page 13, the last page that is normal, and pages 16-17 in the narrower part. ,
  3. This Avengers 57, among the later copies of SA Marvel from my dad, is somewhat cleaner than many early issues.
  4. I would like to introduce the backstory of joining this group and submitting some books to CGC. I have collected comics as a fan since I was very small, but never seriously and have never had a book slabbed. My family is very into all things Disney so most comics I have are not terribly collectible. My dad had a bunch of SA Marvel that I think he got from another family member, because he was not a superhero fan. Dad gave me 400-500 SA Marvel before he recently died and I'm trying to choose about 100 worth having [possibly] pressed and slabbed for probable sale. They span roughly 1963-1968 and include Avengers 3-60, FF 19-47 & 49-70, ASM 18-75, Incredible Hulk 102-120, Journey into Mystery 107-125 & Thor 126-180, Tales of Suspense 75-100, Tales to Astonish 59-100, X-Men 16-60, Strange Tales 125-168 & Dr. Strange 169-182, SS 1-5, S-M 1-18, Sgt. Fury and HHC 13-40, MSH's 12,13, and 18, Daredevil 1-42, Iron Man 1-15, and FF annual 1-8, Avengers annual 1-4, IH annual 1, Captain America 101-118, Captain Marvel 1-5, and some other titles published by Marvel in those years. Most are solid mid-grade [IMHO] with many early issues being rougher and some issues being very nice, while some are damaged. This Avengers 4 is lower grade like many early issues, with much tanning, and the back cover and pages are clipped [shorter] midway through in a presumable printing error likely related to to the NS stamp on the cover.
  6. I love the way comic book cover shrinkage of an unknown origin is called a Costanza.
  7. I get a kick out of all of the Licks in Kentucky. There's French Lick, Mud Lick, Big Bone Lick, Salt Lick, and the list goes on and on.
  8. Apparently, Possum Trot is a popular place name in the South.
  9. Not really the same, but my only companion now is Sammy, a Siamese kinky-tail cat my dad adopted when he was a stray kitten in town. Sammy talks A LOT and is an amazing watchdog and hunter, who likes to accompany me on long hikes in the surrounding hills. He recently brought me a hare nearly as big as he is, which is quite a feat for a housecat. It was a juvenile jackrabbit, which is the only hare native to America.
  10. East of Portland, Oregon there is a county called Clackamas that is less sophisticated and comprised of working class individuals and retirees who are considered less educated by some. Many residents of Portlandia derisively refer to this area as Clackastan, and there have been some incidents involving residents their law enforcement that make this term apropos. Think Tanya Harding.
  11. Well, I could pick up a fine microwave transmission from a nearby ridge, but that would entail climbing up the ridge between my cabin and the broadcast and finding a way to run hundreds of meters of cable through steep terrain in a dense forest. Maybe the wilderness is not meant to have too much in the way of media entertainment, when the foxes and bears at my front door provide so many real moments of hilarity and drama.
  12. After reading your posts, I had a peek at your profile. Now I have to watch Withnail and I again, and even if it is on Netflix I'm fairly certain my cabin's internet connection is too slow to stream movies.
  13. Hey, many thanks and this community is so rad I can't believe I didn't discover you guys years ago. As my old friend Hohmboy (RIP) used to say at our weekly card game, when a slow roller finally showed the winning hand "Winnah winnah, chicken dinnah".
  14. Hello, I have had a lifelong interest in comics started by my dad and nurtured by growing up in a remote cabin without TV. Following my dad's sudden death [as well as a novel full of other recent tragedies], I am back in my childhood home reading comics. Adam