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8 hours ago, Wayne-Tec said:

Garrick vs. Allen is a bigger difference than Batman (Tec #27) vs. Batman 2017. However, if the differential of the former makes Flash Comics #1 less desirable, than Tec #27 has to take a blow in desirability as well, since that Batman is distant from the one we know and love today.

Characters evolve (so do their uni's)  but it's still Bruce Wayne as The Bat-Man,Clark Kent as Superman, Steve Rogers as Cap  That being said, I'd rather have a Flash 1 and an AA 16 than it's SA counterparts.  I  count these as the first appearance of the character in general

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42 minutes ago, Chicago Boy said:

Characters evolve (so do their uni's)  but it's still Bruce Wayne as The Bat-Man,Clark Kent as Superman, Steve Rogers as Cap  That being said, I'd rather have a Flash 1 and an AA 16 than it's SA counterparts.  I  count these as the first appearance of the character in general

All characters evolve. Different names/costumes are significant changes and if those changes make Flash #1 and AA #16 less desirable to some, so be it.

But if that's the logic used to weaken interest, that same logic should apply to all characters. Difference/change = decrease in desirability.

Batman is drastically different from "The Bat-Man" as written and illustrated in Tec #27 and throughout the Pre-Robin Tec run. Only in that case, drastic change seems to have little to no impact on desirability.

If the perspective then is: "Significant change is 100% acceptable so long as the names/costumes remain similar", again, so be it.

But I don't think the depth of that logic is strong enough to outweigh well-studied collector's perspectives.

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Hi Gents...I've been a Fan of this thread for awhile, I had to find my copies to finally become a member...

So here goes...I hope you guys like them. 

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56 minutes ago, geofan said:

Hi Gents...I've been a Fan of this thread for awhile, I had to find my copies to finally become a member...

So here goes...I hope you guys like them. 

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What is the NG? Repro cover?

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It is  a repro cover...it's a coverless copy that once belonged to the comic historian Ron Goulart.

I was hoping to pickup a cover that just sold on eBay, but got beat by around $100.

Would love to pick up a cover but I know that's going to be tough.

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34 minutes ago, geofan said:

It is  a repro cover...it's a coverless copy that once belonged to the comic historian Ron Goulart.

I was hoping to pickup a cover that just sold on eBay, but got beat by around $100.

Would love to pick up a cover but I know that's going to be tough.

Still a really cool piece. You must be a pretty big fan of this book to have 2 copies.

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On 11/17/2017 at 11:15 PM, Jaydogrules said:

I don't think I can get behind this logic.   

Sure, characters will evolve and change over the years.  

But the likes of the GA Flash and Green Lantern were summarily abandoned by their publishers for new creations and character identities, and it is those characters that have subsequently changed and evolved, but have ultimately survived the test of time and become ingrained in pop culture.  

-J.

I think the first 2 Flashs are equally important and the edge goes to Flash Comics #1 as being the long term winner.  Without the original there would be no Silver Age version.  The Flash's Hiatus was only 5 1/2 years, (December 13th 1950  -  July 5th 1956) and from his book's numbering, team ups, and modern appearances, they've done a great job of keeping them linked and relevant through the years. 

November 10th 1939

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Founding member

November 22nd 1940

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His own solo book March 5th 1941

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His last appearance before Barry Allen, All Star Comics #57 Dec 1950

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Showcase #4 July1956

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Flash #104 Dec 1948

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Flash #105 Dec 1958

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Comparing the 2 original Flashs reminds me of a similar comparison discussion :

Both matured into excellence in their #2s and are generally regarded as the "favorite", but wouldn't exist without the originality of the first. 

I'd guess the highest value collectibles/props are from a New Hope over Empire. 

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That's an interesting analogy. Typically, earliest incarnations gather the most collecting interest. Would you rather have a Babe Ruth rookie card or a card from his best professional season?

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4 hours ago, Wayne-Tec said:

Still a really cool piece. You must be a pretty big fan of this book to have 2 copies.

Flash 1 has always been a favorite of mine. The silver age flash started my comic book reading obsession and when I first read

issue 123 and found out about the golden age flash, I knew that one day I would own a copy of the first issue. 

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18 hours ago, Wayne-Tec said:

That's an interesting analogy. Typically, earliest incarnations gather the most collecting interest. Would you rather have a Babe Ruth rookie card or a card from his best professional season?

Idk if it's a rookie card or not, but I've always liked this one.  Maybe someday when I run out of GA books to collect.

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when the dust settles on this Justice League movie, the Flash will be in really good shape and Wonder Woman was in pretty damn good shape going in.   The Lantern may be feeling good he sat it out. The standalone Flash film will likely continue through production and introduce a wider audience to a character has already done really well on television and with millennials.  Right now, the book is somewhere in the ballpark of 20k per CG point and I think has a lot of upside there over time as the character may suit modern audiences more than other prominent heroes in the League for a variety of reasons, but that's debatable of course.

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Looks like the Comicconnect Flash Comics #1s are doing well with 16 days left:

Blue 2.5 is at 33,333

and the Purple 0.5 is $5,200 as of today 11/21/17

 

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On 11/21/2017 at 11:56 AM, Knightsofold said:

Looks like the Comicconnect Flash Comics #1s are doing well with 16 days left:

Blue 2.5 is at 33,333

and the Purple 0.5 is $5,200 as of today 11/21/17

 

With 2 days to go, CC's Flash #1s are now

2.5 - $41,000

.5 - $6,600

$41k seems to reflect the rarity of this issue, so I'm happy to see that.

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$7,811 for the purple 0.5

 

and

$63,500 for the 2.5.

 

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