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  1. Update: Our friend Uel from Fantastic Comics in Berkeley was the hero who helped recover the rest of Harley’s comics! He’s going to talk about it on his YouTube show Tuesday at 8pm Berkeley time. youtube.com/fantasticcomics Also, a huge thanks to Alan from Heroes in Campbell, who helped recover the first four books, and nab (some of ?) the thieves! It’s really Fantastic that we have Heroes in the community who worked together to make Harley whole!
  2. As soon as I’m given the OK, I will!
  3. Harley’s books have all been recovered! Details to follow! Huge thanks to the comic book community, who were ultimately responsible for getting Harley all of his comics back safely.
  4. Here are some Certification numbers from Harley. Unfortunately, many of the books were recent purchases from his “6 shows in 5 weeks” tour, and weren’t logged. Ginger 4, 7.0 cert 1256511007 X-men 94, 8.0 cert 2013604001 Strange Tales, 110 4.5 cert 2013605004 Ironman 55, 8.5. Cert 2004504004 Wonder Woman, 103 9.0 cert 096259301 Worlds Finest 65, 5.0. Cert 1246555001 These were recovered: Incredible Hulk 1, 3.0 cbcs Stan lee sig recovered Incredible Hulk 181, 5.5 recovered Detective 149, 8.0 recovered Action 20, 3.0 recovered
  5. Berkeley Comic Show! Only comics and comic art. Next one is June 30th. Check the Events thread for tons of pics from the last one.
  6. If the thieves knew the industry they wouldn’t have tried to sell the stolen books to a dealer who was at the show. They also would have cracked the books and sold them raw, as anyone who knows the industry understands cert numbers can be traced. Thieves break into cars for a quarter on the front seat. A roller bag is a bonanza, regardless of contents.
  7. My theory is that people just use the hashtags with more followers to get more eyes on their post, regardless of relevance. Some of those people realize what they’re doing, and delete the posts later. When I first joined, I sent a message to a guy who was doing this, then I realized he would remove the post a few days later, after he got the eyeballs. Either way, it’s annoying.
  8. Well, as I oversee the load I and load out process at Berkeley Comic Show, I can tell you there was no one staking out the load in or out. If I don’t know who you are I ask who you are. I suppose someone could have been parked down the street, but the lot for load in is behind the building, separate from the lot for attendees, so all the spaces at the back were dealers, and I watched them all load in and out. I also personally checked in every single guest, and I honestly don’t remember any twitchy criminal types. Not that you can always spot them, but I usually have a pretty good nose for that kind of thing. In any case, it’s a thing to happen and I really hope Harley gets every single book back.
  9. It was one of the books recovered when they caught the thieves.
  10. Terrible is the right word! Scumbags. Glad you enjoyed the show. The books weren’t stolen at the show, but from his vehicle later that night. From what I’ve read, three thieves have been caught, but most of the books are still unaccounted for, which is why we need to all be on the lookout for these books.
  11. Thanks everyone for coming out! It was our funnest show yet - with more comics than you could imagine! Great times talking comics with friends. Here are a ton of photos:
  12. Sorry man! We adopted a strict no early entry rule some time ago. If you really are working a booth of course you come in early. And yes, that Frankenstein looks about right!
  13. Well it’s a sharp looking 9.2 to look at! Nice book!
  14. I’m not sure what to think about the grading of this book either Marwood. The book can be sold either way. If sold raw the buyer may have no idea the covers were married (if they’re not educated enough to look at the staples and how the covers line up). If sold graded, the buyer now knows about the attempt to deceive and can make an informed choice. Still, it does seem like an opportunity for fraud (not this book really, but the ASM and others), I just don’t know what the answer is.
  15. Yep, they slabbed it, but qualified because someone added the second cover, replacing the staples when they did so. Sold raw as a 9.4 double cover, came back 9.0 qualified married cover.
  16. And, as I suspected, the book (or one of the books they made) came back Qualified - Staples replaced, cover married, 8.0/9.0. Link to PLOD Be careful out there double cover lovers!
  17. We're proud to announce Landry Walker as a guest at the April 7th Show! Landry is a California Based comic book writer for such works as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures, The Incredibles comic series, Danger Club, The Last Siege and many other projects. Walker is also a contributing writer for the gaming website Elder-Geek.
  18. At our previous location we didn't have room for any artists to set up. At this new location, there is a fantastic old stage with pulled back velvet curtains that the artists set up on. Be sure to head up there and meet them all! We're excited to announce Mark Bodē as a guest at our April 7 show!Mark is best known for his work on his science fiction graphic novels entitled Cobalt 60. He was also one of the original artists on TMNT series, and he created the Miami Mice comic book which was a huge hit in the 80s. Mark tattoos at Sacred Rose Tattoo shop in Berkeley CA, and does spraycan murals, and gallery shows worldwide.
  19. Here’s my whole collection all in one shot:
  20. Here are some pics from the last show, including a shot of boardie @jbud73 with a sweet stack of books he bought at the show. I saw more than a few people with sick stacks like this! SO MANY COMICS!
  21. Woo Hoo! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the show! Check us out on Instagram @berkeleycomicshow for updates! As he mentioned above, Marc does a great job of including new sellers each show so there’s always fresh material for everyone! I’ll post some pics of the last show shortly - it was awesome!
  22. Hi Federico, You are correct! Thanks for letting me know! Here are closer photos:
  23. Whoa that book is HUGE! Very cool! Never seen that, and by its size I know why.