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  1. 9 hours ago, mattn792 said:

    That helps, should have put it in the first post (thumbsu

    If I had to guess where all the money was coming from that has flowed into the collectible market since March, my first guess would be fraudulent PPP loans and fraudulent unemployment insurance claims.  But I can be a cynic when it comes to "free" government money programs.

    If you were an actual cynic you’d focus on the rich people getting free government money rather than the rest of us.

  2. 14 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

    I feel I'm the perfect guy to speak about this because today is my 50th birthday.  :acclaim:

    Honestly I had no idea who Green Lantern even was growing up.  He was not in the Super Friends cartoon, which essentially made him a non-entity.  At least I could say I owned a pair of Aquaman underoos.

    What I want to know is, why aren't people talking about the first appearance of the Apache Chief.



  3. 6 hours ago, lou_fine said:

    It is right near the front of the guide on Page 10.  :gossip:

    It states that:  "Efforts have been made to present accurate information, but the possibility of error exists.  Readers who believe (they) that have discovered an error are invited to mail corrective information to the author, Robert M. Overstreet, at Gemstone Publishing, 10150 York Rd., Suite 300 Hubt Valley , MD 2030.  Verified corrections will be incorporated into future editions of this book."  (thumbsu  :wishluck:

    Hopefully, you won't be sending him a list of current prices on books because I believe he will file that one in his round filing cabinet without even looking at it.  lol


    Thanks, and no, I wouldn’t think about price corrections.

    But are you really telling me they don’t have an email address? That’s crazy.

  4. 2 hours ago, bronze johnny said:

    Your calling me out as condescending and then going on about making an argument by taking part of my entire point isn’t the way to go about this. Look at the remaining part of my argument. There’s only one Unknown Soldier. You can make submissions about World War 2 unnamed heroes but Kanigher and Kubert created one Unknown Soldier in 168 and the story is “I knew the Unknown Soldier,” which is also specified on the cover of 168. Kanigher and Kubert didn’t have any other Unknown Soldier in mind. There’s only one. The fact is they do have license to do what they want with their creation even if it means changing a story to bring that character back to life. That’s done quite often. They could have simply created a new character and left it at that. They didn’t and the significance of 157 is that the Unknown Soldier in 168 is the Unknown Soldier Of 1970. The other thing to keep in mind is that the Soldier’s alter ego is Unknown, and that’s significant in the Soldier’s case because it would provide greater definition. It’s not the creator’s objective to change reality when they are giving greater definition to their creation. Calling this a “seamless retcon” begs the question. The retcon whether seamless or not is in the case of the Soldier, the decision made by Kanigher and Kubert for creative reasons. You can draw your interpretations of the reality of period of 1966 - 1970 as it relates to the Soldier. That’s your right and I respect your position👍

    Your unclear expression and claims to know the creators’ intentions both undermine your arguments. It seems—though I’d never assert to know anyone else’s intent—pretty likely that they had to do a reprint and came up with a framing concept to justify it. Never underestimate the likelihood that frenzied deadlines drive decisions more than long-term thought-out plans did.

  5. On 6/28/2019 at 9:58 PM, NoMan said:

    None. Better to get drunk. 


    11 hours ago, westerberg14 said:

    What did you find on your trip?  I’m heading to Ireland tonight for a week in Dublin, Galway and Belfast (mostly).  Would like to find some of the She-Ra UK books from early eighties along the way...

    Galway was a bust. No back issues at Sub City. Sean at Sub City Dublin on Mary Street is kickass. Tell him Jonathan sent you. I also recommend Coffee and Heroes and Atomic Books Comics and Muzic both in Belfast.

    Also...check charity shops! Good hunting!

  6. 1 hour ago, Aweandlorder said:

    Are you asserting that her popularity (or lack of) warrants the ridiculous high prices we've experienced on the market as of late with said book?

    Or did you just find ground to promote her with this thread

    please elaborate 

    I'd elaborate on whether I just found ground to promote her with this thread if I understood what that meant. 

    As you can clearly see in my original post, there was confusion about which variant was the subject of the cease-and-desist letter. I was trying to clear that up so that people wouldn't pay needlessly high amounts for variants they could still obtain for at or near cover price. 

    And as for the wacky notion that popularity might correlate with high prices, gosh, I think maybe you're on to something there.