Black Knight #1 (Atlas 1955) Club!
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8 hours ago, RICK STARR said:

I think you'all might enjoy this one. This was from the Toronto collection a number of years ago. I also picked up some nice Atlas westerns from that collection. It is the highest graded copy, so far.

 

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:headbang: WOW!

Beautiful copy Rick!

 

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9 hours ago, RICK STARR said:

I think you'all might enjoy this one. This was from the Toronto collection a number of years ago. I also picked up some nice Atlas westerns from that collection. It is the highest graded copy, so far.

 

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:takeit:  I was wondering if a boardie had this copy.  Sweet!!!!

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My lead for a #3 fell through btw... The hunt continues...

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2 minutes ago, TrevorP24 said:

Thanks, saw that...I don't mind beat up, but that bottom left corner is no Bueno for me. The other one didn't necessarily fall through either, but it had a lot of tape on it, plus glue. Holding out for a beat up copy that doesn't violate my already low standards. lol 

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24 minutes ago, Callaway29 said:

Thanks, saw that...I don't mind beat up, but that bottom left corner is no Bueno for me. The other one didn't necessarily fall through either, but it had a lot of tape on it, plus glue. Holding out for a beat up copy that doesn't violate my already low standards. lol 

Yeah its pretty bad, but I thought just in case....  I wasn't sure how low you were willing to stoop :insane:

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4 hours ago, TrevorP24 said:

:takeit:  I was wondering if a boardie had this copy.  Sweet!!!!

it did not come by cheap (at the time), either.

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1 minute ago, RICK STARR said:

it did not come by cheap (at the time), either.

If you ever want to sell it (not that you should), let me know! (worship)

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Sigh...I lost the recent auction for a copy of #1 on HA, so this thread is making sure the wound of regret stays open :(

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There are only presently 27 graded copies of this comic. Always thought this and Yellow Claw were Atlas’s first attempts to break into original property super hero style comics before the Silver Age of comics. 

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I Iove that he’s the alter ego of a perfumed, handkerchief-toting fop in King Arthur’s court.

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1 hour ago, Pontoon said:

I Iove that he’s the alter ego of a perfumed, handkerchief-toting fop in King Arthur’s court.

It's basically Clark Kent / Superman right?  Not that Clark Kent is ever portrayed as effete, but certainly a goofy weakling.

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On 4/8/2019 at 9:03 PM, Mucheee1 said:

I don't think I have ever run across issues 4 or 5, didn't even know what the covers looked like.

me neither , i have never seen any issues except for #1 

great thread !!

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17 hours ago, *Bronze age fan* said:

There are only presently 27 graded copies of this comic. Always thought this and Yellow Claw were Atlas’s first attempts to break into original property super hero style comics before the Silver Age of comics. 

(thumbsu

If we go by Showcase #4 as the beginning of the SA (DC style) - that came out in Oct '56.

Same month as Yellow Claw #1 and just a few months after the Black Knight series ended. Always considered the YC more of an anti-hero title.

That would be the end of the Atlas hero/anti-hero lines until the rise of the costumed superheroes in the '60s.

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3 hours ago, bc said:

(thumbsu

If we go by Showcase #4 as the beginning of the SA (DC style) - that came out in Oct '56.

Same month as Yellow Claw #1 and just a few months after the Black Knight series ended. Always considered the YC more of an anti-hero title.

That would be the end of the Atlas hero/anti-hero lines until the rise of the costumed superheroes in the '60s.

Yeah I wasn't sure whether to put this thread in Golden or Silver Age, but I kind of consider it silver age myself.

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1 hour ago, RICK STARR said:

This title's covers and art seemed like a labor of love for Maneely. The detailing on the armor and the clothing is amazing.

This is the Bethlehem copy of #4

 

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Totally agree.  The detail is astounding.  I especially love the work on the shield on #5.  The way its battered and beat up is wonderful.  He could have just drawn a normal shield but nope.  Maneely was one of the greats.

Do you own these ones as well???!!!  :insane:

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1 minute ago, TrevorP24 said:

Do you own these ones as well???!!!  :insane:

Yeah, buddy!

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1 minute ago, RICK STARR said:

Yeah, buddy!

Tell you what, I'll give you my first born child, and my copy of FF#5 for the lot.  Deal?  

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1 hour ago, TrevorP24 said:

Tell you what, I'll give you my first born child, and my copy of FF#5 for the lot.  Deal?  

:signfunny:

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