The GA in Australia
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Sad news indeed, AJD.

 

One of my fondest memories is sitting at the Bar of the New Crest Hotel in 1981 with John, Paul (Panther) Wheelahan, Roger (Torkan) Fletcher, Monty (Captain Justice) Wedd, Alan (Snake) Salisbury and just listening to their stories of what the GA was like in Oz.

 

A really nice guy, a gentleman who will be remembered for all the right reasons.

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Just came across this thread thanks for sharing pics and stories, here are a few i have managed to find over the last several years.

 

The annuals are both about 100 pages and are newpaper strip reprints

 

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Buster Braddock has three different one shots, still looking to buy the other two.

 

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Hurricane Hawk seems fairly easy to come by (at least if you just want an issue or 4 to check out . Usually $15-$30 on ebay.

 

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I have a few more I will try to dig out and post. The book BONZER previously mentioned is really your best source for info that i have found. Nothing like one of the gerbers but has a number of full color illustrations of comics from the golden age through the modern age.

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I like the Buster Braddock in Glaciana cover. Can you tell me how much I should expect to pay for a high-grade copy, should I happen to come across one? I seldom buy non-US comics, so I don't have a good feel for fair-market values of them.

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What a wonderful thread,ive really enjoyed going through it...and now want more Aussie GA books for my collection.

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My wife is from Melbourne so I've been there several times. Of course, I hit the antique shops, comic shops and flea markets. I've yet to find any GA Australian comics of any significance. But, I have gotton a few buttons and premiums. The Phantom button belonged to her uncle and he gave it to me.

 

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Here's some GA Superman pins. One of the Argus ones recently sold on ebay pretty cheap with the membership certificate.

 

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My wife is from Melbourne so I've been there several times. Of course, I hit the antique shops, comic shops and flea markets. I've yet to find any GA Australian comics of any significance. But, I have gotton a few buttons and premiums. The Phantom button belonged to her uncle and he gave it to me.

 

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Here's some GA Superman pins. One of the Argus ones recently sold on ebay pretty cheap with the membership certificate.

 

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Great collection of pins!

 

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My wife is from Melbourne so I've been there several times. Of course, I hit the antique shops, comic shops and flea markets. I've yet to find any GA Australian comics of any significance. But, I have gotton a few buttons and premiums. The Phantom button belonged to her uncle and he gave it to me.

 

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Let me get this straight.

 

Not only have you, you Yankee Carpetbagger Robot Man, been plundering collectables from the wide brown land, you've been pinching our women too?

 

This is an outrage :sumo:

 

Tell me, was the Phantom button the dowry/bride price? This is customary here. My own missus arrived with a "Famous First Edition Detective 27".

 

Like her, it wasn't highly sought, very valuable or mint, but still presented well. lol

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Hey like Ricky Nelson used to say "I'm a traveling man". Not my fault you guys can't hold on to your women...

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A few more I dug out

 

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my copy of Blake of the Northern Mounted, I love wrap around covers.

 

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And while not Australian , but ones I thought you might appreciate .

 

From the Philippines

 

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Arsène Lupin vs SHERLOCK HOLMES in French

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GREAT books jaydog :applause:

 

Very rare, hard to find, and relatively cheap when they are available.

 

The Sherlock Holmes book intrigues me. It has a Buenos Aires imprint, so is there a chance it's Spanish, not French? i.e. Argentinian?

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GREAT books jaydog :applause:

 

Very rare, hard to find, and relatively cheap when they are available.

 

The Sherlock Holmes book intrigues me. It has a Buenos Aires imprint, so is there a chance it's Portuguese, not French? i.e. Brazilian?

 

:gossip: Argentina...

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doh!

 

:blush:

 

Thanks for quoting me. My error now preserved for eternity in "internet carbonite".

 

*Shakes fist in impotent rage* lol

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GREAT books jaydog :applause:

 

Very rare, hard to find, and relatively cheap when they are available.

 

The Sherlock Holmes book intrigues me. It has a Buenos Aires imprint, so is there a chance it's Spanish, not French? i.e. Argentinian?

 

 

You are correct, Duffman +1 that's not French. I had France on the brain since Lupin was a French character.

 

Thanks for catching the error.

 

Per Wikipedia

Arsène Lupin is a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise created by French writer Maurice Leblanc. Lupin was featured in 19 novels and 36 short stories by Leblanc, with the short stories collected into book form for a total of 24 books. The first story, "L'Arrestation d'Arsène Lupin", was published in the magazine Je sais tout on 15 July 1905.

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Last one i could find for the moment

 

Buck Rogers #2 Published a few weeks before Action Comics #1

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Far too long since this thread bobbed up to the top, so here are a few Australian books I picked up recently.

A couple of Australian originals:

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And a couple of Fiction House reprints:

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Nice reboot (thumbs u

Great cover on that Silver Flash

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Nice reboot (thumbs u

Great cover on that Silver Flash

+1, cool effect! Just need a shark or two and you've got a classic Flessel cover.

 

 

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Last one i could find for the moment

 

Buck Rogers #2 Published a few weeks before Action Comics #1

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Great comic jaydog!! I've been trying to locate some of these 1930's Australian Buck Rogers over the last decade, but to no avail. Let me know if you ever come across any!

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Last one i could find for the moment

 

Buck Rogers #2 Published a few weeks before Action Comics #1

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Love the Buck Rogers ones!

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