Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!
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59 minutes ago, southern cross said:

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I haven't gotten around to getting this book graded as I know it would get slammed with the small tear at the bottom. This cover is one of many favorites for me.

Welcome to the boards!

Very nice books - both of those covers are classic PHM material.

-bc

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I thought I would mention that this edition of Overstreet Price Guide (#10) has a significant section in it of the history of Atlas Comics and its implosion (featuring all the pre-hero titles). It was very interesting reading. I had this guide once, years ago, and lost it. It took me forever to find which one exactly had this story (they don't exactly advertise the write-ups in them). This guide should be readily available on eBay.

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7 minutes ago, Getoutandstayout said:

I thought I would mention that this edition of Overstreet Price Guide (#10) has a significant section in it of the history of Atlas Comics and its implosion (featuring all the pre-hero titles). It was very interesting reading. I had this guide once, years ago, and lost it. It took me forever to find which one exactly had this story (they don't exactly advertise the write-ups in them). This guide should be readily available on eBay.

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Thanks! Didn't know that.

OSPG 22 has a very extensive write-up on the history of the Atlas Implosion & PHM titles as well. This is the one that really got me addicted. I will caution that several of the charts showing what issue is produced by month do have errors. I created my own spreadsheet based on this data and had to correct it over time.

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Hey @KirbyJack - is there much difference between these two write-ups?

-bc

 

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35 minutes ago, bc said:

Thanks! Didn't know that.

OSPG 22 has a very extensive write-up on the history of the Atlas Implosion & PHM titles as well. This is the one that really got me addicted. I will caution that several of the charts showing what issue is produced by month do have errors. I created my own spreadsheet based on this data and had to correct it over time.

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Hey @KirbyJack - is there much difference between these two write-ups?

-bc

 

Currently vacationing in Wrigleyville ( 2 Cub games, 2 wins!), but that’s exactly the kind of project I want for Sunday! 

I’ll let you know.

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1 hour ago, Getoutandstayout said:

I thought I would mention that this edition of Overstreet Price Guide (#10) has a significant section in it of the history of Atlas Comics and its implosion (featuring all the pre-hero titles). It was very interesting reading. I had this guide once, years ago, and lost it. It took me forever to find which one exactly had this story (they don't exactly advertise the write-ups in them). This guide should be readily available on eBay.

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If you’d like a really comprehensive write up and the implosion, I’d highly recommend Dr. Michael Vassalo’s blog. His work and background are legendary. He interviewed nearly every Timely and Atlas artist and writer I can think of.

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1 hour ago, gunsmokin said:

If you’d like a really comprehensive write up and the implosion, I’d highly recommend Dr. Michael Vassalo’s blog. His work and background are legendary. He interviewed nearly every Timely and Atlas artist and writer I can think of.

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Can you supply a link ?

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1 minute ago, bc said:

Thanks Lou! 

Just bought the book :)

I'm thinking of pulling the trigger too!

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3 minutes ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

I'm thinking of pulling the trigger too!

Found a used copy on feeBay for about $14 with free shipping

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2 hours ago, bc said:

Found a used copy on feeBay for about $14 with free shipping

It is fantastic. Also has pretty much all of Kirby’s art from the pulps in it.

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16 hours ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

I read in a Facebook group that this book seemed to be stories of disgruntled artists/writers at Marvel taking pot-shots at Stan Lee and others. Kind of like a "here's the seamy underside Marvel doesn't want to you know" kind of thing. I hope it's not the case.

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Not sure if others saw this in the GA forum, but in the new OSPG they have TTA1 as more valuable than ST1. Yes, I know that Overstreet is not really reflective of the current market.

Guess it's yet another reason to slab my copy.

Obviously no love for TOS1 :(

This seems pretty crazy to me, but at least we got a PHM in the top 3 :headbang:

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16 hours ago, bc said:

Found a used copy on feeBay for about $14 with free shipping

Shoulda waited! There's one for $8.98 there now. B|

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5 minutes ago, Getoutandstayout said:

Shoulda waited! There's one for $8.98 there now. B|

Thanks, but it's all good. I'll just have one less beer tonight and call it even :)

 

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2 hours ago, bc said:

Not sure if others saw this in the GA forum, but in the new OSPG they have TTA1 as more valuable than ST1. Yes, I know that Overstreet is not really reflective of the current market.

Guess it's yet another reason to slab my copy.

Obviously no love for TOS1 :(

This seems pretty crazy to me, but at least we got a PHM in the top 3 :headbang:

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Sorry, there is no way that TTA #1 should be ranked higher than ST #1 in horror comics. That is just ludicrous. And TOS #1 failing to make either the horror or the Sci-Fi lists is just about as bad a call. Terrible.

:gossip: Three of the top 4 are actually PHM: JIM #1, TTA #1, ST #1.

EDIT: Noticed a typo in the rankings for 2019. Looks like the values placed the books in the "correct" order, but TTA #1 is #4 and ST #1 (below TTA) is ranked #3. Weird.

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10 minutes ago, mysterio said:

Here are the other contents of the box. Very excited to add all these to the collection, but I will be washing some dishes, collecting aluminum cans, and considering the Seinfeld trip up to Michigan with a box truck full of bottles to return... Many thanks to the boardie who was kind enough to sell these to me, I will let him out himself if he would like!! (Sorry if the image is rotated, damn iPhones...)

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