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7 minutes ago, pemart1966 said:

The key word is "attributed".  Everyone selling will tell you that what they're selling is a Frazetta Abner but from what I understand, it's not that simple.  Frazetta's involvement varied from strip to strip - maybe a little bit; maybe quite a bit and maybe nothing at all.  He was part of Capp's (the REAL Al Capp lol) stable of ghost artists.  He was paid to ape Capp's style as were all of those artists - not to be his own man.

Attribution is subjective and I'd bet Frank himself, if he were still with us, would be hard pressed to remember if he worked on a particular piece or not.

 

Id'ing tangential involvement like a little bit of penciling or inking or just a panel could be difficult but an entire strip penciled and inked by Frazetta would not be too hard.

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Al "Capps" was the collector in question...  beat me to it....  he was an "in-and-out whale" in the 90s. Got distracted by a new shiny bauble -- animation cells -- and traded "up" poorly.  His comics would have been the better asset these past 25 years.

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1 hour ago, Timely said:
1 hour ago, pemart1966 said:

I assume that's the delivery date written in the "M"...does it read 9-15; 9-18; 9-25; 9-28 or something else?

looks like 9-15  to me.

Yes, that's what it looks like to me too.  (thumbsu

Must mean the store where Edgar brought his books received this copy of Marvel Comics 1 on September 15 which would line up perfectly with the November over printed date on the front cover of the book.  Does seem a bit odd though since September 15th in 1939 falls on a Friday and I thought stores normally did not receive their books on a Friday.  Or maybe it did in Denver?  (shrug)

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7 hours ago, tth2 said:
14 hours ago, lou_fine said:

Well, we are still waiting..............it shouldn't take that long for a book to arrive here from Hong Kong.  :taptaptap:  lol

I've never owned a Timely yet.

Fixed that for you since I thought an intelligent man like you would know by now that you should never say never. hm

Especially when this book could be all yours for just the right price.  :takeit:

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On 1/10/2019 at 8:00 AM, Timely said:
On 1/9/2019 at 9:02 PM, lou_fine said:

Now, that's definitely a name from way back in the day and one that I haven't heard in a long time.  

I remember calling him once through all of those Private Collector ads he used to run in Overstreet during the early 90's asking for GA #1 keys and Marvel SA keys.  Guess he gave up after a few years of running them since he told me that he was never ever really able to acquire a single book from those ads. 

Any idea if he is still collecting or is he most likely gone like most of the other collectors back in the day?  hm

I think he was transitioning into Disney cels & memorabilia back then as he talked about it to me. We was in his late 60's back then, I'm not sure if he's alive at this point.

Good to know. (thumbsu

How about a couple of the other big players back then like Pat Kochanek and Danny Kramer?  Loved the articles that Kochanek wrote in the early issues of CBM about the Edgar Church collection, but sounds as though he might have shifted into original art or something else awhile back.  I remember Kramer taking the marketplace by storm in the mid-90's trying to buy up everything, but like a flash in the pan was gone after that.  hm

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1 minute ago, lou_fine said:

Good to know. (thumbsu

How about a couple of the other big players back then like Pat Kochanek and Danny Kramer?  Loved the articles that Kochanek wrote in the early issues of CBM about the Edgar Church collection, but sounds as though he might have shifted into original art or something else awhile back.  I remember Kramer taking the marketplace by storm in the mid-90's trying to buy up everything, but like a flash in the pan was gone after that.  hm

I saw Kohanek a few years ago at the Chicago Con.  He was out of comics but still into original art (comicbook and non-comicbook). 

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15 minutes ago, adamstrange said:

I saw Kohanek a few years ago at the Chicago Con.  He was out of comics but still into original art (comicbook and non-comicbook). 

I just talked to Kochanek last week. He is doing well. Building his Frazetta empire! :sumo:

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