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That’s an awesome COC @X_Phile!  I’m not sure if you spoke to the seller that much but he told me that he purchased the COC 19 along with several other PCH books in the 70s.  He said it was like that when he got it.

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Very cool! (It looks like both books have color touchups... I assume you guys know that but just in case.)

The creasing is super weird. I'd throw out a wild guess of a production problem with the cover stock, just because it seems like it would be difficult to crease them by hand so many times and so finely.

 

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I have a Adventures into Weird Worlds #24 that has a vertical scratch like those books down the middle. Don't know what it is also. Like, you said, maybe a production problem .  (shrug)

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Actually, thinking about it some more, a production problem is probably unlikely since it's across a collection of different issues, and it's not a problem we've seen out in the wild other than these particular books.

Are the cover creases accordion-style, i.e. folded in, then out, then in again etc? Because I'd think they would have to be if someone (for whatever odd reason) made them by hand.

 

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1 hour ago, fifties said:

Just got this in last week.  Love drive by machine gun images.

Yep , that is a sweet "drive by shooting" cover which i have never seen before !!

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On 1/2/2019 at 12:16 PM, atomised said:

Thanks.  I now have all the books I have framed on the wall and this was some extra motivation.  

 

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Bravo!  That Beware has always been a favorite of mine and I feel it doesn't get quite the reception it deserves.  :golfclap:

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@Point Five The creases on my book seem to be accordion type folds.  For what reason, I have absolutely no clue.  I was aware of the color touch.  I think those two issues made the copy somewhat affordable.  Had they not been present, I probably wouldn’t have ended up with it.  I sent it to CGC so we’ll see what they have to say.

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7 minutes ago, szavisca said:

The writing on the cover is a bummer but I got this gem of weirdness pretty cheap...

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^^ I don't know what to focus on first! Just weird perfection!

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1 hour ago, sagii said:

^^ I don't know what to focus on first! Just weird perfection!

I like the psycho kid in the lower right corner, you can just tell he's really into his work..

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7 hours ago, sagii said:

^^ I don't know what to focus on first! Just weird perfection!

You know what to focus on :devil:

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11 minutes ago, comicjack said:

You know what to focus on :devil:

Brown fingernails? ???

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1 hour ago, comicjack said:

You know what to focus on :devil:

Wait. .....The Crocodiles ? hm

:baiting:

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2 hours ago, Jayman said:

First purchase of 2019 is probably not to special to most here but has been on my want list for quite a while.
Not strictly PCH as its mixed with supernatural humor, but an early precursor to the genre. I absolutely love it!

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Nice one! Love the title logo with the ghost looking over the SP. and those gravestones....xD

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1 hour ago, Darth Corgi said:

Nice one! Love the title logo with the ghost looking over the SP. and those gravestones....xD

 No Hitler inside this book, just the cover reference for those who are interested...

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