Unca Ben

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  1. Because Stan knew that covers sold comic-books? Folks say a lot of things about Stan but one thing's for sure, Stan Lee was a great comic-book editor. It sounds like, that if not for Stan, Spider-Man would have just been a rehash of The Fly. And under Stan's editorship, Marvel produced many of the most well-regarded and classic covers of the silver age.
  2. Nah. Very few folks die from snakebites in the U.S. But it's good that you didn't get bit. It's an unpleasant experience.
  3. Yep. Revisionist history at its worst. Kirby brought Stan a few pages of his first Spider-Man story which was very similar to Simon & Kirby's the Fly. Stan rejected this version. Stan then gave the project to Ditko, who designed the costume and drew the AF15 story. Stan did not like Ditko's submitted cover, so he had Kirby re-do it. This was after he gave the Spidey project to Ditko. Kirby's memory was all over the place in some interviews, contradicting himself more than once. He was clearly angry at times. If Kirby created Spidey and his costume, that goes against what Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Eric Stanton (among others) have all said. Look at Spidey and see if he resembles other Kirby creations or Ditko creations. When Kirby's Spidey was inked by Ditko, it looked okay. Ditko corrected things while inking. When Kirby was inked by someone other than Ditko, it looked a mess, like Strange tales Ann 2 cover and TTA 57 cover. Kirby could never get the webbing patterns or details right (see covers of ST An 2, ASM 10, TTA 57). No chest symbol in ST Annual. No big red back spider symbol on TTA 57. If Kirby designed Spidey's costume, then why did he leave out so many important details when he drew it later on, and have such problems with the webbing? Kirby had obvious difficulty drawing Spidey, so if Spider-Man and his costume were Kirby's creation, then why was this so?
  4. Hey David, any silver age art in the $1200 range for sale? 

  5. SOLD! Thank you! It's a nice page and I've enjoyed it for a number of years.
  6. X-MEN 32 page 20 - Werner Roth on pencils and Dick Ayers on inks. Twice-up Silver age art from 1965, image size 18½" X 12½", featuring the original X-Men line-up, Prof. X, and the Juggernaut. Some white-out for text corrections in word balloons and some white-out in panel 5 on Angel's arm and Iceman's arm, and for panel 6 outline. Slightly toned. Margin notes. Tape at the bottom over Letters Section Note. I can take more pics upon request. Nice twice-up silver age Marvel page with multiple images of all the original X-Men in costume, plus Prof. X plus Juggernaut. A nice representative sample if you want all the original characters on one page. $3750 shipped (Continental US) FedEx Priority w/ sig. req. CONUS. Buyer will pay for full insurance if desired. Art will ship sandwiched between 2 pieces of masonite. Outside Continental USA, contact me via PM first, as there will be additional shipping fees. Personal check, Cashier's check or MO are welcome and preferred. PayPal is great, no friends & family to circumvent fees. Buy it, make an offer via PM, or seals the deal and trumps ongoing PM's. Payment due within 7 days unless other arrangements have been made. Thanks for looking!
  7. Marvel Super-Heroes # 1 Spring Special 1990 Speedball story page with Steve Ditko pencils and Chris Ivy inks. Image size 10" by 15". Nice page with Speedball in action with pencils by the legendary Steve Ditko. The page is toned, except for outside margins. It looks like (possibly) red ink was used for "speedball" effects in all panels and it has faded. See photo. There are just a few dabs of whiteout in the lettering and word balloons. Signed in the upper margin and in overall very good condition. $1050 shipped (Continental US) FedEx Priority w/ sig. req. CONUS. Buyer will pay for full insurance if desired. Art will ship sandwiched between 2 pieces of masonite. Outside Continental USA, contact me via PM first, as there will be additional shipping fees. Personal check, Cashier's check or MO are welcome and preferred. PayPal is great, no friends & family to circumvent fees. Buy it, make an offer via PM, or seals the deal and trumps ongoing PM's. Payment due within 7 days unless other arrangements have been made. Thanks for looking!
  8. SOLD! Avengers 17 page 7 - Don Heck on pencils and Dick Ayers on inks. Twice-up Silver age art from 1965, image size 18½" X 12½", featuring the newly-formed Avengers line-up fighting a Robot. A great 4-panel page including Captain America, Hawkeye, the Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Great, large panels of Quicksilver running and the Scarlet Witch using her powers. Don Heck sure did know how to draw beautiful women. Page is off-white and in great condition. There is a small amount of whiteout in panels 2, 3 and 4. A very nice four panel page from 1965. I really like this page, from the first appearance of the "new" Avengers line-up. $3050 shipped (Continental US) FedEx Priority w/ sig. req. CONUS. Buyer will pay for full insurance if desired. Art will ship sandwiched between 2 pieces of masonite. Outside Continental USA, contact me via PM first, as there will be additional shipping fees. Personal check, Cashier's check or MO are welcome and preferred. PayPal is great, no friends & family to circumvent fees. Buy it, make an offer via PM, or seals the deal and trumps ongoing PM's. Payment due within 7 days unless other arrangements have been made. Thanks for looking!
  9. Hi all, Hope everyone is well in these interesting times. I will be listing some new pages and re-listing some other pages at lowered prices throughout the next couple days. Usual rules. Unless otherwise specified, price will include Continental US shipping - FedEX w/ sig. req. Buyer will pay for full insurance if desired. Art will ship sandwiched between 2 pieces of masonite. Outside Continental USA, contact me via PM first, as there will be additional shipping and PayPal fees. PayPal is great, no friends & family to circumvent fees. Personal check, Cashier's check or MO are welcome and preferred. Buy it, make an offer via PM, or the seals the deal and trumps ongoing PM's. Payment due within 7 days unless other arrangements have been made. Thanks for looking!
  10. Stan's recollection seems okay to me. What did he get wrong? Torch leaves the FF? Check. The Thing complaining about Reed? Check. FF get evicted because Reed mismanaged their funds? Check. The FF lose a few fights? Check. Sources upon request.
  11. In other news, I have a theory that it was Roz who drew all those pages for Jack. Gimme some time, and I'll find some facts that fit my theory. 'Cause that's how it's done.
  12. Folks keep mentioning Sal. This sure looks like Big John's art to me. With the noted facial correction by Romita.
  13. Way too young. And a great loss for multiple reasons. RIP Mr. Boseman.
  14. I can imagine it. The history would just be much, much shorter. And much, much less interesting. Happy Birthday, Jack!
  15. Avengers 19 first Swordsman or X-Men 19 first Mimic (and I like X-Men 11 first Juggernaut better) edit: Not key enough? edit again: Jeez what was I thinking