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Gen 13 still has a special place in my heart. My Gen 13 memorabilia (slabs, posters, toys, statues, etc.) will get a prominent place in my new comic room when I start setting it up in a few months.

 

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I also have a couple of 9.8's and a news stand 9.8 (which is pretty much impossible, and I searched for a looooong time to find a raw one to slab)

This is probably one of very few books that was huge in the 90's that hasn't made a comeback yet. I have faith.

 

I have a newsstand 2nd print #1. I remember buying it at a Woolworth's when I was younger.

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They can be had out of dollar bins at this point. Only one I have trouble finding with regularity is the Wildcats one. Or maybe it was Union?

 

I think I remember seeing someone on here post a bunch of them that they had slabbed. Sadly, I think slabbing these though make them less cool because you can't lay them out together anymore afterwards.

 

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Board=17&Number=8527259&Searchpage=3&Main=375675&Words=Mayor006&topic=0&Search=true#Post8527259

 

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I'm three books away from the complete 9.8 universal blue set. I know of at least one 9.8 SS set being worked on as well. I can't help but pick these up when I see them. I know I can make at least 3 complete sets raw.

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I should really send in my #1/2...interested to see what it would pull. It's never been removed from it's sleeve since I got it in the mail from Wizard back in 94.

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:thumbsup: That's one I still haven't managed to find an affordable 9.8 copy of!

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I'm right there with ya. I've looked at hundreds of copies, and have yet to find one I feel would be a slam dunk 9.8. That glossy cover stock is killer.

:thumbsup: That's one I still haven't managed to find an affordable 9.8 copy of!

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One of the two Universal 9.8s and the SS 9.8 are both copies I subbed.

 

If you guys want a 9.8, there's the "Wizard Authentic Edition" (which has no business being in a blue slab, but whatevs) for $200 on eBay. It's not mine, and $200 for a 9.8 copy of this book is not bad at all, for a book that is not ever going to be easy to find (unless you have access to my boxes. :D )

 

Seriously, though, because it was so thin and cheap, the spine split. You all know to what I refer. White, white, white as far as the eye can see.

 

The only reason I have 9.8s at all is because I bought most of Wizard's stock when they sold in 2007. I have probably 200 copies, and only about 10-15 of those were legit 9.8 quality, from which the two slabs came.

 

PS. The SS copy is for sale... :shy:

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One of the two Universal 9.8s and the SS 9.8 are both copies I subbed.

 

If you guys want a 9.8, there's the "Wizard Authentic Edition" (which has no business being in a blue slab, but whatevs) for $200 on eBay. It's not mine, and $200 for a 9.8 copy of this book is not bad at all, for a book that is not ever going to be easy to find (unless you have access to my boxes. :D )

 

Seriously, though, because it was so thin and cheap, the spine split. You all know to what I refer. White, white, white as far as the eye can see.

 

The only reason I have 9.8s at all is because I bought most of Wizard's stock when they sold in 2007. I have probably 200 copies, and only about 10-15 of those were legit 9.8 quality, from which the two slabs came.

 

PS. The SS copy is for sale... :shy:

 

That guy who is selling that 1/2 been buying up gen 13's on eBay and trying to resell them but little does he know it's a niche market

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So did anyone besides me read the Man of Steel Convergence books? What did you think?

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So did anyone besides me read the Man of Steel Convergence books? What did you think?

I picked them up. It was nice to see Gen 13 in action again, but I found the two issues to be underwhelming.

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Totally agree. I was so disappointed.

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*Casts Thread Resurrection*

Look what I just won tonight, five years to the month after you all got done chatting about these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CGC-9-8-NM-M-Gen-13-1-Rare-Unsigned-Campbell-Chromium-Variant-Danger-Girl-3-95-/264722195307?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=KP6gQLPbgXLvUeXzPdPXXgVetwU%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc

Based on the thread, I still don't understand the story of the Red Boxes. I read some came with signed Chromium variant and others unsigned. Did this ever get cleared up? I would love to know the truth behind the unsigned chromium puzzle.

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LOL, nice. The red AP boxes were supposed to be limited to 1,000 and the Chromium cover unsigned. Also supposedly there were some sketches inserted on the sketch covers but I don't know anyone that pulled one. That's a great get though. Enjoy it!

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That's a cool cover. I don't remember seeing that one back in the day.

I liked Gen 13. But the delays killed it for me. At least I remember going in a comic shop and always asking if a few titles came out and they were always late it seemed. But I remember a pretty girl liking the cover to I think Gen 13 #2 or #3. I think that's the first and only time a girl said something about a comic I was reading. But that was in the 90s and comics were still very geeky I think.

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10 hours ago, GeneticNinja said:

That's a cool cover. I don't remember seeing that one back in the day.

I liked Gen 13. But the delays killed it for me. At least I remember going in a comic shop and always asking if a few titles came out and they were always late it seemed. But I remember a pretty girl liking the cover to I think Gen 13 #2 or #3. I think that's the first and only time a girl said something about a comic I was reading. But that was in the 90s and comics were still very geeky I think.

And how did things end up with said pretty girl?

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On 5/14/2020 at 1:46 PM, kimik said:

And how did things end up with said pretty girl?

That's a story for Gen 14 :whistle:

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I used to love Gen 13

I just read this thread, I need to know now if my Chromium is signed or not lol

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Just spent 30 mins looking at Gen13 stuff, some great covers.

My Chromium is signed, dunno if I am happy or sad at that lol

I remember the 1/2 edition in the folder was really tough book here in the UK at that time

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