Conan the Barbarian #1 to #24 CGC 9.8+ Scan and Photo Library
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Now I have scans of 8 out of 9 Conan the Barbarian #21 9.8+ books :acclaim:

 

The new book, graded in 2014:

 

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Get it here:

 

http://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/conan-the-barbarian-21-marvel-1972-cgc-nm-mt-98-white-pages/a/7124-91146.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515

 

See the 8 books here:

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/runesr2/library/Issue21?sort=9&page=1

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This is a very cool thread!!

Just love seeing all these high grade copies of one of my favorite titles.

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This is a very cool thread!!

Just love seeing all these high grade copies of one of my favorite titles.

 

Thank you - sometimes it does feel like hard work constantly surfing the web for new books :)

 

And just found another #1, graded January 14 2016:

 

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Now I have scans/photos of 31 books out of 40, see them all here:

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/runesr2/library/Issue01?sort=3&page=1

 

And get the new book here:

 

http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/item.asp?back=%2Fauctions%2Fsearch%2Easp%3Fwhere%3Dsell%26title%3Dconan%26ItemType%3DCB%23Item_1103160&id=1103160

 

 

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Just added 4 more books to the scan library:

 

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You can bid on 3 of these books here:

 

http://www.comiclink.com/auctions/search.asp?_SORT=YES&where=sell&title=conan&ItemType=CB&f1=Condition&ODire1=DESC&f2=4%2c+IssueNumber%2c+VolumeNumber&ODire2=ASC&f3=MaxBidX&ODire3=DESC

 

BTW, according to CLink and CGC Census there're 7 #4 9.8 books, but that's because CGC has not yet updated the Census - there're now 8 Conan the Barbarian #4 9.8 books :gossip: See them all here:

 

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/runesr2/library/Issue04?sort=9&page=1

 

Guess I still own 25 % of that population hm

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For about a year I've saved scans of new CGC 9.8+ Conan the Barbarian books #1 to #24 (including Annual #1) in a folder, and today I finally took the time to upload everything. I think I've added something like 20 books. You can see the updated library here:

http://s1270.photobucket.com/user/runesr2/library/

Current scan/photo status for 9.8+ unrestored Conan the Barbarian books:

#1, I've got photos/scans of 38 out of 48 books = 79 %

#2, 13/17 = 76 %

#3, 14/16 = 88 %

#4, 11/11 = 100 % :acclaim:

#5, 11/13 = 85 %

#6, 10/12 = 83 %

#7, 23/28 = 82 %

#8, 22/27 = 81 %

#9, 22/30 = 72 %

#10, 12/14 = 86 %

#11, 0/1 = 0 % :sorry:(I'll try to get Carlo to take a photo soon)

#12, 2/4 = 50 % 

#13,  21/28 = 75 %

#14, 6/7 = 86 %

#15, 13/14 = 93 %

#16, 13/15 = 87 %

#17, 14/17 = 82 %

#18, 5/5 = 100 % :acclaim:

#19, 13/15 = 87 %

#20, 6/9 = 67 %

#21, 8/9 = 89 %

#22, 9/12 = 75 %

#23, 19/22 = 86 %

#24, 37/59 = 63 %

Before updating the library it was my impression that many new 9.8+ books had arrived, but checking the certification numbers many were not new books. Actually quite few new Conan the Barbarian #1 to #24 including Annual #1 9.8+ books have arrived the last year. The most scarce is still #11 (just one book!), #12 (4 books) and #18 (5 books).  #9, #20, #22 and #23 among other issues haven't increased in Census the last couple of years. #24 is increasing well (11 books in a year), but Censuses for #1 to #23 seem to be expanding extremely slowly at the moment. I wonder if I'll ever get #11 in 9.8 hm

Maybe the most interesting additions are Shivabali's new #12 and Topnot's old #1 Boston book:

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Just testing :-) This thread has just been moved from "Old Journals", but I think it fits better in here! ;-)

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On 9/11/2018 at 9:15 PM, Brandon Shepherd said:

Nice #12, I thought that looked like Gil’s [Kane] style!

Indeed (thumbsu I guess Barry needed vacation, so covers to #12, #17-18 and #23 were done by Kane. And I think Barry used an older drawing for #16.

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1 hour ago, Rune said:

Indeed (thumbsu I guess Barry needed vacation, so covers to #12, #17-18 and #23 were done by Kane. And I think Barry used an older drawing for #16.

Smith began having trouble making deadlines.  Kane did the interior as well as the cover for #17.  For Smith's interior art to #19, only the first few pages were inked.  For #22, the interior is a reprint of Conan #1.

This is a great thread, by the way.  Thanks for all the effort to compile these digital images, and for bumping the thread. (thumbsu

 

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35 minutes ago, namisgr said:

Smith began having trouble making deadlines.  Kane did the interior as well as the cover for #17.  For Smith's interior art to #19, only the first few pages were inked.  For #22, the interior is a reprint of Conan #1.

This is a great thread, by the way.  Thanks for all the effort to compile these digital images, and for bumping the thread. (thumbsu

 

Thanks, maybe I should have moved this thread long ago - I have some more scans I've been too lazy to upload - I still save scans of new 9.8 books :angel::wink:

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Very cool photo library! 

I got this copy of Annual 1 twenty years ago from a comic store in California that was closing and had leftover stock that had never been handled. Not graded but it looks like a 9.8 to me!

Keep up the good work!

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The only other really nice one I have from this run is 24. To bad that seems to be the most common 9.8.

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All I got is 2-26 all in 9.6 white except for 22 and 25, they are 9.8 white.  Will get the #1 in 9.6 White fairly soon.  Life keeps getting in the way.

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Yeah, no kidding. Life does get in the way. It's been over two years and I still haven't gotten around to upgrading any of my 9.2s and 9.4s, although I may just hang onto some of the 9.4s since they're pedigrees.  

That annual #1 has got to be one of the most iconic Smith Conan covers of all time. Not quite as good as the one used for Marvel Treasury Edition #4, but close.   

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