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2 hours ago, n2wdw said:

Airboy, Valkyrie and Dave Stevens

I got into Airboy with the Eclipse series back in the mid-80s.  The stories were good, but some of the covers were jaw-dropping amazing.  Like this one, with Valkyrie.

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The above cover is, of course, by Dave Stevens.  It's one of my favorite covers by Stevens.  When I first started collecting golden age GGA, I discovered that the Stevens' cover was actually a homage to the original appearance of Valkyrie back in 1943.  Below's my copy that I got at the Baltimore con a few years ago. 

There are obviously big differences between the 2 covers.  In the original, Airboy is chained, and in the Stevens version he is not.  But notice why he isn't chained -- it gave Stevens the ability to draw Airboy holding Valkyrie's leg.  To me that completely changes the imagery of the cover.  In the original, they're enemies.  In the remake, there's a hint that they will be allies (and perhaps something more).  This is just one example of how Dave Stevens was so great.

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Dave's cover is just SO much better in so many ways. 

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10 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

Dave's cover is just SO much better in so many ways

Cleavage! :)

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More GGA In Airboy

Airboy is underrated for GGA, in my opinion.  Here are some favorites from my collection.

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Also in 2015, Image came out with an Airboy remake.  I bought the series for a buck a book at a local con.  I was surprised when I turned the page and saw this.  Only open if things like Stormy Daniels don't bother you.

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7 minutes ago, otherworldsj331 said:

Anyone know what a VF copy with the dust jacket of SOTI is valued at these days?

Probably the person who would know best is @SOTIcollector

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1 hour ago, otherworldsj331 said:

Anyone know what a VF copy with the dust jacket of SOTI is valued at these days?

A lot, particularly if it includes the bibliography, which, of course, was removed from many copies.

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29 minutes ago, Sqeggs said:

A lot, particularly if it includes the bibliography, which, of course, was removed from many copies.

Yes.  Here's my beat up copy, but it's first print with the bibliography. 

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After years of hearing about the bibliography, it was kind of a let down when I finally saw it.  But, you definitely have to go for a copy with the bibliography.

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Major Harvey Romance Action Tonight

A lot of high grade Harvey romance comics closed tonight.  I bid on 10 and won 4.  I'm having fun chasing after these Harveys; although, I'm getting spoiled by the high grade copies that seem to be available.  Here are the ones I won:

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42 minutes ago, n2wdw said:

Major Harvey Romance Action Tonight

A lot of high grade Harvey romance comics closed tonight.  I bid on 10 and won 4.  I'm having fun chasing after these Harveys; although, I'm getting spoiled by the high grade copies that seem to be available.  Here are the ones I won:

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Paging @szavisca.....

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9 minutes ago, sagii said:

Paging @szavisca.....

Was watching these but have too many irons in the fire right now.  Good grabs... someone like me should start a Harvey appreciation thread.

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1 hour ago, n2wdw said:

Major Harvey Romance Action Tonight

A lot of high grade Harvey romance comics closed tonight.  I bid on 10 and won 4.  I'm having fun chasing after these Harveys; although, I'm getting spoiled by the high grade copies that seem to be available.  Here are the ones I won:

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Nice grabs Mike. I was going to go after a few myself but I was working a show today and just didn’t get the chance.

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Another Aggressive Baker Auction

This closed last night for $551. I really like this cover, it has good color, and the giants are a challenge to get in nice condition.  Congrats to both the seller and buyer.  But once again I was surprised by the closing bid.  Bakers truly are on fire right now.  Hopefully the high prices will encourage others to sell more Bakers.   There are many Bakers we rarely see for sale, and I'm interested to see how they would do in the current market.

 

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On 3/18/2018 at 10:00 PM, Robot Man said:

Nice grabs Mike. I was going to go after a few myself but I was working a show today and just didn’t get the chance.

I'm still waiting for your con report ....

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On 3/18/2018 at 9:13 PM, szavisca said:

Was watching these but have too many irons in the fire right now.  Good grabs... someone like me should start a Harvey appreciation thread.

Hey Scott midlife crisis guy -- just checked out your registry sets.  You need to upload pics!

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1 hour ago, n2wdw said:

Hey Scott midlife crisis guy -- just checked out your registry sets.  You need to upload pics!

Glad you like the name of my Phantom Lady set! ... I’d happily oblige with pics but every time I think about buying a decent scanner for slabs I end up buying more comics instead.  Open to suggestions if anyone knows a good scanner that won’t run me more than $250-300!

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The Rarest Bakers In Your Collection

Above I posted "There are many Bakers we rarely see for sale, and I'm interested to see how they would do in the current market."  It started me thinking, what are the rarest Baker covers in my collection?  So here are a few.  These aren't necessarily the most well known or desirable, but instead are the ones that I rarely see for sale.

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On 3/17/2018 at 5:37 PM, n2wdw said:

Yes.  Here's my beat up copy, but it's first print with the bibliography. 

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After years of hearing about the bibliography, it was kind of a let down when I finally saw it.  But, you definitely have to go for a copy with the bibliography.

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Lately I've found myself with a few extra copies of SOTI, so I've been selling them off on eBay.  I had a slightly lesser grade than this offered at $500.  It was complete with bibliography and dust jacket, but the book had some markings and the DJ was a bit more worn.  It sat for a couple months with no takers at $500, but then sold last week with a best offer of $400.  I would expect the copy you have to go north of that.  Does that help?

Regards,

Steve O'Day, SOTI Collector  

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5 hours ago, n2wdw said:

The Rarest Bakers In Your Collection

Above I posted "There are many Bakers we rarely see for sale, and I'm interested to see how they would do in the current market."  It started me thinking, what are the rarest Baker covers in my collection?  So here are a few.  These aren't necessarily the most well known or desirable, but instead are the ones that I rarely see for sale.

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Nice group of books. The PR 10 is not rare or even scarce. Copies show up. It was one of my first Baker Romances.

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