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  1. Believe me- in 2019 there is nothing in any of the first year issues of Playboy that a teenage boy would even look twice at compared to what they see every day on television, magazines, and the internet. And there are no fold outs! The "centerfold" consists of a one page nude photo. A few scattered other photos throughout the magazine along with lots of cartoons involving sex. And lots of Ray Bradbury, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, even Boccaccio's Decameron.
  2. I have one more! This is a great piece of popular culture memorabilia. You can read Playboy and Mad magazine and it seems like they came from the same place. Both really smart, funny, culturally important. Playboy devoted many pages of its early issues to serializing Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Unlike the early EC’s, though, Playboy gave him credit for the stories!
  3. From bound volume likely kept at Timely. J.H. Compton worked as an editor I believe at Timely. Others have posted on these boards photos of MMC’s from the same bound volume.
  4. I agree- I did not really think much of the cover and I'm sure I did not know anything about the artist or associated comics. And that is still the case. It was all Marvel and DC for me, mostly silver age Marvels. At the time (I was in elementary school) the cost of the guide (probably around $5-10) seemed like a huge amount. I don't think I ever bought a new one until 35 years later when I re-entered the hobby. Any time I found a bookstore I would go in and check out the price guide. And, actually, I still do! Just did the other day, in fact!
  5. My first- I can’t even imagine how many times I read through this.
  6. I purchased this when I returned to collecting around 2007. At the time it was a HUGE amount to pay for a comic. I remember buying it in the for sale section on ComicLink - not from an auction. I have since spent more than this on a book but this was the first big purchase for me. When I was a kid I could never imagine owning a copy of Plastic Man’s origin! And I did crack the slab to read it!
  7. My neighbor while growing up worked at a distribution center and would give me remainder comics.
  8. Thanks for posting. Really interesting. Are there other examples of similar stolen comics?
  9. Hi. I removed these from their slabs and will include the label with the sale- these are raw comics. Feel free to PM me if you would like a book re-slabbed and we can discuss. Since the Red Raven is not super high grade and MP, it’s fun to read without worrying about losing lots of money. And the stories are quite interesting! Definitely not high-brow literature. An early Timely/Simon/Kirby classic! Daredevil Comics #1 has the centerfold trimmed- I attached photos so you can see that. I placed a piece of white paper between trimmed and untrimmed pages so uu can see the defect. No other restoration. Classic cover! Usual rules apply. No HOS. Since these are raw, buyer can return them within one week after receiving it, in the same condition. First in the thread or via PM gets the book. Red Raven Comics Asking $5985. Daredevil Comics #1 asking $4950. Payment via PayPal. Feel free to make offers! Thank you for looking!
  10. I remember going to the local stationery store while in elementary school in the late 70's and buying FF's and X-men. Then started buying them at the new "comic dealer" at the flea market. I was introduced to Marvel around 5th grade. Prior to that I liked Richie Rich, Archie, and Superman. Once I discovered Marvel, it was all over for the others. I don't recall any specific issues though. I liked them all but none really stood out. I don't think any of those issues turned out to be true "keys" although the whole Byrne X-men run occurred at that time. I loved reading Origins and Sons of Origins of Marvel Comics, and Jules Feiffer's The Great Comic Book Heroes. I remember being so happy discovering someone who had Silver Surfer comics and they actually agreed to sell a few to me. Then I traded some of those for an X-men 1. Still have that all those books. The X-men 1 probably grades 1.5-1.8 but it's complete and I still love reading it.