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3 hours ago, Stevemmg said:

I finally added a copy of the ridiculously elusive #3 to my collection this week. It took several years in my case. Not the normal grade range I prefer, but this isn’t one where you get much choice. 
 

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I don’t know enough about these to tell if this is the price variant or not but assuming it isn’t, there are a grand total of 4 copies graded with the highest graded being a 7.5.  :insane:

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The 75 cent versions are considered the price variants, although I have no clue what the ratio would be. My copies of 1 and 2 are both 60 cent versions.  I see two of those on the census, a 6.5 and a 7.0. So with the 60 cent version you pointed out, a total of six copies topping out at 7.5. 

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43 minutes ago, chevalmeow said:

The latest Creeps mags.  Especially love the Frazetta cover on #22 and I am partial to purples.  :smile:

Was the artwork ever published before?

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This was originally used for a cover of High Times (May have been used before but that’s the earliest I’ve seen it).  This is not my copy but grabbed from the internet.

 

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On 1/19/2020 at 5:28 PM, Hamlet said:

My recent additions -

 

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This is really quite the haul, brother!  Nice grabs, all!!  :headbang:

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8 hours ago, Randall Dowling said:

This is really quite the haul, brother!  Nice grabs, all!!  :headbang:

Well, none of them are high grade, but most of them are nice enough for me.  The Vampi 36 has tape on in, but for $5 I couldn't really pass up filling in the gap.  

The 31 was the last Vampi Frazetta cover I needed.

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15 hours ago, Randall Dowling said:

This was originally used for a cover of High Times (May have been used before but that’s the earliest I’ve seen it).  This is not my copy but grabbed from the internet.

 

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Many thanks!!

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6 hours ago, chevalmeow said:

Many thanks!!

My Frazetta reference book confirms High Times was first published version of the Mothman.

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On 1/16/2020 at 11:24 AM, N e r V said:

The Bill Pearson run. #6,8,9, and #13 if I remember correctly. Issue #9 isn’t even on comics but WC Fields thanks to Phil Seuling...:eyeroll: The last issue was more about cheesecake (good girls). #6 is the only one I think was a wise choice leaving off the logo. I know a few people that leave #9 and 13 out of their runs due to weak or no connection to the format intended. 

In this week. 

The #9 is at least slightly interesting as an artifact, because it's the sort of book you would never see today.  It's clearly intended for an audience where home video simply isn't an option, and you might only have a chance to see a specific old movie every few years.  I'll keep it to fill the hole since I already have it but I don't know if I'll ever open it again after my brief perusal yesterday.  Publishing it as an issue of witzend was utterly nonsensical... it's clearly geared at people who are already fans of Fields, rather than having anything to introduce him to a witzend reader who was not already familiar with his work.

I think #13, while clearly a highly themed issue, has a fairly strong connection to the format... creators drawing what they want to draw.  If that's not what witzend is for, I don't know what it is.

As I put together my run it's easy to see why the series is at once legendary and regarded as something of a disappointment.  Every issue I've seen (other than #9) has one or more brilliant pieces... and more filler than you would expect a book with such an amazing list of creators to need on such an irregular publishing schedule.

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On 1/21/2020 at 10:52 PM, chevalmeow said:

The latest Creeps mags.  Especially love the Frazetta cover on #22 and I am partial to purples.  :smile:

Was the artwork ever published before?

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All of these and #20 arrived at my house today!

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Creepy #2 CGC 9.0 ended at $335.00 on Clink. Anyone here get it?
 

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1 hour ago, N e r V said:

Creepy #2 CGC 9.0 ended at $335.00 on Clink. Anyone here get it?
 

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I held the high bid for most of the Auction.I placed a closing bid of 310.00 which was my limit,and appear to have been sniped in the last couple minutes. No big deal,as I then moved over to CGC 9.4 Eerie 2 that closed soon afterwards,and got it for 260.00, which I consider a good price.

The Creepy 2 9.0 is hard to fix a price on. It’s probably worth more than it closed for,as a book of that caliber seldom shows up for auction.I use Heritages auction results as my guide,and they’ve offered very few copies the last 20 years and no 9.0 copies ,if Im not mistaken. Surprisingly few Eerie 2 ,9.4s ,also.

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39 minutes ago, eyersman said:

I held the high bid for most of the Auction.I placed a closing bid of 310.00 which was my limit,and appear to have been sniped in the last couple minutes. No big deal,as I then moved over to CGC 9.4 Eerie 2 that closed soon afterwards,and got it for 260.00, which I consider a good price.

The Creepy 2 9.0 is hard to fix a price on. It’s probably worth more than it closed for,as a book of that caliber seldom shows up for auction.I use Heritages auction results as my guide,and they’ve offered very few copies the last 20 years and no 9.0 copies ,if Im not mistaken. Surprisingly few Eerie 2 ,9.4s ,also.

A boardie sold a cgc 9.2 for $340.00 on eBay about 6 months ago which was a steal for someone. The Clink price was more in line with what #2’s are at in that grade though. Nice copy either way...

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It wasn’t me. If I recall correctly, I think I paid about $500 for my 9.2. 

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19 minutes ago, Stevemmg said:

It wasn’t me. If I recall correctly, I think I paid about $500 for my 9.2. 

Not you. $500.00 had been the previous range for 9.2’s though...

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