Comics, Pulps, and Paperbacks: Why such a discrepancy in values?
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30 minutes ago, Surfing Alien said:

I think I posted this one way back but it's a must have for a car buff...

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Yes, very high on my want list.  Kind of expensive for its genre too.  Even the next version has a good cover and is collectible.  Felsen did other car books that are on my want list and look like great reads.  He alsowrote some books that were very unrelated to the car culture. Looking forward to reading his stuff!

 

Speaking of authors,  I was looking at your copy  of the Night has 1000 eyes and I was intrigued by the fact that they used an asterisk to reveal that George Hopley was William Irish. Of course I knew this already but it’s not clear who’s persona they are revealing there with the asterisk . So I looked it up. The original Night has 1000 eyes  hardback was done by Hopley. This implies that the Irish pen name was more well respected than that Hopley in that time period...otherwise they wouldn’t have revealed it as such. I doubt the Irish pen name was  more respected than Woolrich’s true name. So my guess is he took on Pen names to go after smaller jobs to pay the bills in between larger book deals under his more respected and valuable names...Sort of like when a big actor does a television commercial to tide themselves over until they get another big role.  Of course they are all great stuff.

 

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36 minutes ago, Surfing Alien said:

Sweet titles (thumbsu Tough to follow up The Girl From Tiger Bay with this geek stuff but this just in. I've been looking for an affordable decent looking 1st print paperback of Stranger In A Strange Land for a looong time. These fat and fragile books got beat to hell when they came out.

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I grok you.

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1 hour ago, Surfing Alien said:

Sweet titles (thumbsu Tough to follow up The Girl From Tiger Bay with this geek stuff but this just in. I've been looking for an affordable decent looking 1st print paperback of Stranger In A Strange Land for a looong time. These fat and fragile books got beat to hell when they came out.

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Cool.  Looks a lot like Dr. Manhattan.  I wonder if they are somehow related to each other. I’m sure this one came first.

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2 hours ago, Surfing Alien said:

Sweet titles (thumbsu Tough to follow up The Girl From Tiger Bay with this geek stuff but this just in. I've been looking for an affordable decent looking 1st print paperback of Stranger In A Strange Land for a looong time. These fat and fragile books got beat to hell when they came out.

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One of the first sci-fi novels I read and the beginning of my love for Heinlein’s writing.  Still my favorite author from the genre.  (thumbsu

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30 minutes ago, Randall Dowling said:

One of the first sci-fi novels I read and the beginning of my love for Heinlein’s writing.  Still my favorite author from the genre.  (thumbsu

No bout a doubt it! (That's Brooklynese....!!!)

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5 hours ago, Surfing Alien said:

Sweet titles (thumbsu Tough to follow up The Girl From Tiger Bay with this geek stuff but this just in. I've been looking for an affordable decent looking 1st print paperback of Stranger In A Strange Land for a looong time. These fat and fragile books got beat to hell when they came out.

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I've actually never seen that cover before.  Then again, I'm not sure I've ever owned a paperback of STRANGER.  I've got a book club edition of the original hardcover, and a first printing on the revised & expanded version.

Did just pick this up this weekend... Starship Troopers is surprisingly hard to find in hardcover, even this later book club edition. This one is a major step up from my earlier copy, which had a pretty ragged dust jacket for a book that was from the 80's or 90's.

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Besides Ebay sold , is there an online resource for pulp prices ? I seen a few covers that tickle my senses and i'm not sure if the prices are good or bad . 

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27 minutes ago, moonpool said:

Nice group of covers.

We sure get a nice variety of different styles in here. It's refreshing.

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40 minutes ago, N e r V said:

And another cheap eBay purchase that I’m hoping looks like the scan. I always dug this Frazetta cover!

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I always assumed this cover was a reworking of this movie poster but now I’m unsure.  Anyway, completely agree, love this Frazetta piece!

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