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On 12/26/2019 at 9:39 AM, bc said:

:hi:

Well, after being layed-off and turned down for dozens of jobs because of being an "overqualified" mid-50 year old, I spent some time helping a startup company get on its feet then I launched my own consulting business with the money I made from the startup. Got a couple of gigs going but unfortunately, one of them is with a firm in Mumbai, India which caused me to burn the midnight oil since I'm in the states.

Other than that, needed a break from the boards. Other than this thread and a few in the GA section (and of course your fantastic work with Pence copies & Black Circle variants :smile: ) got tired of all the speculation & BS threads. Seemed like it was becoming more about the $$$ and not about the love of the hobby or the history of the medium - so I took a hiatus.

Haven't bought anything new, but I did unsuccessfully bid on a few of the sweet PHMs in that last Heritage & CC auction (including that gorgeous Strange Worlds #3 @Rosland posted above). 

Congrats @mysterio on the awesome early JIM run!

Also a shout out to @Sweet Lou 14 on the really nice TTA run you're putting together!

I'll try and check in more often - may start adding to the Vault next year if the cash flow situation allows it.

Glad to see the gang is still posting :)

-bc

ps - no slabs in the stocking this year @KirbyJack BUT Santa brought me 1000 rounds of ammo to keep the ongoing coyote & raccoon invasion under control :devil:

Thanks! Good to hear from you!

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Question for the wise old ones:

   How were comics released back in the pre-hero days? Once a week like today?

 

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11 hours ago, Rosland said:

Question for the wise old ones:

   How were comics released back in the pre-hero days? Once a week like today?

 

Not sure this is the the direct answer...the Atlas Implosion in '57 caused Stan to use Independent News (when they switched from putting "ATLAS" on the cover to "IND") as the distributor. IND was owned by DC and thus limited Stan to 8 books per month from '57 to '63-ish. Think then IND allowed 11 or 12 titles to be distributed per month. Most titles in that '57-'63 period were distributed bi-monthly on what I assume would be a weekly basis based on some data stamps I have seen but that could just be based on geography.

 

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On 12/26/2019 at 3:39 PM, bc said:

:hi:

Well, after being layed-off and turned down for dozens of jobs because of being an "overqualified" mid-50 year old...

You should try being an underqualified one :eek:

Glad to see you back bc :)

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On 1/28/2020 at 6:43 PM, Mucheee1 said:

Mechano says :bump:

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A nice 20c issue :)

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3 hours ago, Get Marwood & I said:

A nice 20c issue :)

Unfortunately it cost me a bit more than 20c, but was worth every cent.

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10 hours ago, Mucheee1 said:

Unfortunately it cost me a bit more than 20c, but was worth every cent.

It was. Gone are the days, alas, where you could pick these non-super hero books up relatively quietly and cheaply...

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I used to get made fun of for buying them. 
 

Buy straight-faced guys buying Codename StrykeForce.

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On 2/1/2020 at 5:34 PM, KirbyJack said:

I used to get made fun of for buying them. 
 

Buy straight-faced guys buying Codename StrykeForce.

In my neighborhood, I had to put the Casper's, Little Lotta's, and Hot Stuff's in the middle of the stack, out of sight, so I wouldn't catch an arse whuppin' from my friends.... you know, … friends don't let friends buy Baby Huey …. GOD BLESS...

-jimbo(a friend of jesus)(thumbsu

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Just now, mysterio said:

This is the longest I've gone in a while without making a purchase (~57 days), so I guess my discipline is working a bit. This book made me cave though.

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Nice book. You okay? You need any back up? :hi:

 

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23 minutes ago, DR.X said:

Nice book. You okay? You need any back up? :hi:

 

(worship)  All is well here, thanks. Just trying to recover from a particularly spendy 2019 and be a little better about what I'm buying.

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21 minutes ago, KirbyJack said:

If this thread is any indication, what you’re buying is just fine!  :applause:

Thanks, it is more a matter of focus. I am gunning to complete pre-hero JIM, but picking up other (admittedly sweet) books like Venus #18 or other pre-code Atlas doesn't help me on that goal. Only so much budget to go around...

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14 hours ago, mysterio said:

Thanks, it is more a matter of focus. I am gunning to complete pre-hero JIM, but picking up other (admittedly sweet) books like Venus #18 or other pre-code Atlas doesn't help me on that goal. Only so much budget to go around...

All the way back to #1?

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On 2/8/2020 at 8:10 AM, mysterio said:

Yep. Aiming for 6.0 or better, but for a lot of books that is obviously not feasible.

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Awesome book! Russ Heath at his finest :applause:

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On 2/7/2020 at 11:24 AM, mysterio said:

This is the longest I've gone in a while without making a purchase (~57 days), so I guess my discipline is working a bit. This book made me cave though.

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What a sharp looking copy! I would've caved for this copy too. Congratulations!

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On 2/8/2020 at 9:10 AM, mysterio said:

Yep. Aiming for 6.0 or better, but for a lot of books that is obviously not feasible.

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Wow. Nice book. A 4.0 is out of my budget, much less a 6.0. I hope you can make it happen.

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