'PLANET COMICS' (is deserving of its own thread)
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8 hours ago, jhutton2 said:

Very happy with today's delivery ?

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Yahoo! Well done, that man!

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That is awesome  :luhv:

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6 minutes ago, kelholt said:

Instantly the best book in my box.

I first was drawn to this copy by the look, coloring, whiteness of the back cover and the overall condition. Now I am equally fond of the tough pedigree: Toledo

 

 

 

 

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That is a gorgeous book sir! Have to start a planet run myself!?

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1 hour ago, kelholt said:

Now I am equally fond of the tough pedigree: Toledo

 

 

 

 

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That's a great example of Toledo at its best. Sadly, not all Toledos were created equal.

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I have one Toldeo in my collection that was cracked from a broken slab. Still have the label in the back of the mylar:

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4 hours ago, Artboy99 said:

I have one Toldeo in my collection that was cracked from a broken slab. Still have the label in the back of the mylar:

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Nice! Just curious, what did that grade at?

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Just now, sacentaur said:

Nice! Just curious, what did that grade at?

5.0

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6 hours ago, Artboy99 said:

I have one Toldeo in my collection that was cracked from a broken slab. Still have the label in the back of the mylar:

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Toledo books , from what I have seen, mostly have a great look to them with several of them having one flaw that can drop it a couple digits. Kind of like the clipped upper corner on yours. I have never read or owned a 22, it looks like a great issue. Yours  is a beautiful copy :foryou:

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..okay, so regarding variations on #18, we have a 6.5 that might be more blue than purple (new scan)...

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..and we have a just delivered copy that is more magenta (when I showed it to kelholt he called it an 'alabatros', so I guess I'm collecting large, cumbersome birds that have difficulty taking off - who knew?)...

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And I should clarify, I made those scans on a really small scanner, so for example, the scan above is actually a composite of these two (in the interests of full transparency, since this is a 'scientific' study of 'absolute' FH color/printing)

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As I took them into work on a quiet morning to see the results on our work scanner (actually several scanners bu this li'l Epson was far and away the most accurate), I also re-scanned my vexatious #17. I am certain there area copies out therewith redder backgrounds, but I'm happy enough because this 'un is is a lot darker than average (but maybe not quite as dark as my previous scan suggested...)

 

Let the jury decide.

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9 hours ago, Flex Mentallo said:

..and here is a snapshot today of the two copies side by side for comparative purposes...

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Two great books, Michael - if given a choice, I'd take the 8.0 restored (weird to select a PLOD over a Blue, I know).

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1 minute ago, sacentaur said:

Two great books, Michael - if given a choice, I'd take the 8.0 restored (weird to select a PLOD over a Blue, I know).

Crazy color difference but Jb's copy really pops :smile:

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11 hours ago, comicjack said:

Crazy color difference but Jb's copy really pops :smile:

The purple is so dark its almost freakish. I genuinely cant recall seeing that background color in a Fiction House book before. But presumably, that is what the cover was meant to look like, since variations have progressively less. It also sets me wondering about color layers, and alternately, about color substitutions that would be genuine variants rather than progressively washed out cover states. I think I understand it less than I did before! :screwy:

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11 hours ago, comicjack said:

Crazy color difference but Jb's copy really pops :smile:

I'm getting all mystical now - normally I'd also use the word 'pop' to denote a super saturated cover color palette. In this case, the overall palette is so dark and intense that it kinda sucks you in. It doesn't so much pop as implode. I've tried to scan it and photograph it, but cant satisfactorily convey it. An albatross indeed (thanks kelholt for that appellation - great word!)

 

And its now official - I only really collect alabatrosses..

 

..and maybe the odd Frigate Bird. (Puffed up? Me?)

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