Pre- Hero Marvels!!!!
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1 hour ago, bc said:

Crisp and clean with no caffeine!

Nice copy Lou!

-bc

Looking forward to seeing it in hand ... I know that Heritage does a good job of goosing their scans, but this book really pops.

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Incidentally gang, I DO believe that this is the first house ad for the Fantastic Four. I also recall this being the only house ad I've seen for our beloved PHM books. Does anyone here know either of those statements to be inaccurate? I will search through my raw copies sometime in the future to try to verify that as best I can.

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3 minutes ago, jayhawker said:

Here’s mine with a nice date stamp if you like that kinda thing. I do.

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Notice Jason's copy had a date stamp of "AUG 10" - this one is "AUG 2". Case of East Coast vs West Coast distribution delays?

-bc

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7 minutes ago, bc said:

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Notice Jason's copy had a date stamp of "AUG 10" - this one is "AUG 2". Case of East Coast vs West Coast distribution delays?

-bc

It's my copy's younger brother.

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36 minutes ago, Frisco Larson said:

Incidentally gang, I DO believe that this is the first house ad for the Fantastic Four. I also recall this being the only house ad I've seen for our beloved PHM books. Does anyone here know either of those statements to be inaccurate? I will search through my raw copies sometime in the future to try to verify that as best I can.

Strange Tales 95 house ad.jpg

I believe you are right. I can tell you for certain that Strange Worlds, World of Fantasy, Amazing Adventures and Amazing Adult Fantasy do NOT have any house ads.

However, I did see that Amazing Adult Fantasy 12 institutes a "Letters Page" from fans. That may be another first that bled into the superhero era?

-bc

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22 minutes ago, jayhawker said:

This is one of my favorite preheros. I bought it from a ad in the old CBG with 5 other Strange Tales for $90. Man those were the days.

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Gorgeous book sir! I'd buy that for $90 :)

-bc

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57 minutes ago, bc said:

 

However, I did see that Amazing Adult Fantasy 12 institutes a "Letters Page" from fans. That may be another first that bled into the superhero era?

-bc

I think the Fantastic Four’s lettercol started a month or so earlier, in issue 3.

I know the fashion themed comics like Millie credited fans with contributions ( i.e., Patsy’s coat designed by Judy Smith of Centerville, WV), but I don’t know if they had actual letter columns.

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15 minutes ago, Frisco Larson said:

Grabbed a couple more from C-link last night. This one is in "the other guy's holder" so no label. I'll get it CGC graded when it arrives. 

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And the grade is?.........................................................drum roll.

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16 hours ago, bc said:

:cloud9:(worship)

Gorgeous book sir! I'd buy that for $90 :)

-bc

I'll go $110 and throw in a fresh copy of Black Belt Hamsters. :wishluck:

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