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25 minutes ago, Lazyboy said:

How can you argue (in favor of a later book) against a book being a first appearance while showing an appearance from that book? You also left out the rooftop panel in 609.

Because I generally hate shadows, arms, and other non-appearance first appearances. Same reason I'm fighting the uphill battle of 655 vs 656.

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JLA 40 Magic Mike is funny, people stay away Despite it being the first grail with a different cover

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Okay. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to help sort things out. 

So Batman #609 = 1st appearance of Tommy Elliott ( Hush )

Batman #618 = 1st full page Hush. 

Batman #619 =1st full appearance Hush

I can see why all 3 books would be in demand. I’m going to leave the ratings alone here. Just trying to right the information. Thanks for all of the input. 👍

Batman #609 plus interior.

Batman #618 plus interior

Batman #619

...and the last pic was added in my edit. Featuring an interior page from #609. 👍

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Lazyboy said:

How can you argue (in favor of a later book) against a book being a first appearance while showing an appearance from that book? You also left out the rooftop panel in 609.

Fair enough. In the interest of full disclosure and correct info the first panel from 609 showing Hush.....

 

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3 minutes ago, Bird said:

JLA 40 Magic Mike is funny, people stay away Despite it being the first grail with a different cover

True. I’m not adding variants to the list but I’m just as guilty as anyone. No desire to have the variant here haha. It will probably be worth the most because a large portion of us are avoiding it. 😊

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Sometimes...rarely...but sometimes I regret selling all of my copies of a book. Especially when they’re in really nice shape. The Sensational She Hulk #40 AKA the jump rope issue is one of those books for me. 😝 

John Byrne was the artist and there is a well disguised naked jump rope scene that he drew to hilarious perfection. Byrne is a special guy anyway. His run on Fantastic Four was amazing. This is one of his and She Hulk’s more memorable books. I believe it will become more desired as it ages. 

 

Like I said, I have zero copies. 

Rating

raw NM = 6 out of 10

CGC 9.8 = 7 out of 10

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Great picks! I got a few in mind, but I'm sure you'll list them soon.

 

 

Ps, im on the batman 609 boat as far as Hush goes.

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16 minutes ago, Santos208 said:

Great picks! I got a few in mind, but I'm sure you'll list them soon.

 

 

Ps, im on the batman 609 boat as far as Hush goes.

Fire away with your picks. The more the merrier. 👍

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This is a great book. Not expensive but maybe one day. Action Comics. Sandman #8 will always be the book to own for Death. That doesn’t mean it’s the only one worth buying.  This is one really great looking cover. 

Edit. @darkstar pointed out other appearances of Death prior to this in the DCU. So I knocked the rating down 1 point. I still think it’s worth owning for the cover alone. It’s a pretty popular book at any rate. 

I own 1 NM copy.

 

rating

Raw NM = 5 out of 10

CGC 9.8 = 5 out of 10

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How about Deadpool #54 and #55 ? This is where a very funny badass meets a badass with absolutely no sense of humor. 😆

I love the contrast in the characters and in the art on each cover. These aren’t cheap so they might have slower growth than some other stuff we’ve discussed but they will always be in demand. Great comics.

I have 1 each NM.

ratings for both

raw NM = 6 out of 10

CGC 9.8 = 7 out of 10

 

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Next up, Deadpool #1 from his first ongoing series. This series kind of sets up who Deadpool ultimately becomes and has the personality to go with it. Must have...except I sold mine...again. Big deal book that I’ll own...one more time 🤔😜

Rating

raw NM = 8 out of 10

CGC NM = 9 out of 10

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On 5/3/2019 at 7:31 PM, the authority said:

This is a great book. Not expensive but maybe one day. Action Comics #894, the 1st appearance of Death in the DCU. Sandman #8 will always be the book to own for Death. That doesn’t mean it’s the only one worth buying.  This is one really great looking cover. 

I own 1 NM copy.

 

rating

Raw NM = 6 out of 10

CGC 9.8 = 6 out of 10

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Death has significant appearances in Captain Atom #42, Books of Magic #4, and an Ambush Bug special prior to her encounter with Luthor in Action Comics #893 and #894.

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1 minute ago, darkstar said:

Death has significant appearances in Captain Atom #42, Books of Magic #4, and an Ambush Bug prior to her encounter with Luthor in Action Comics #893 and #894.

Thanks for sharing. Had no idea. Still love this book but I’ll make the appropriate changes in my write up. 👍

what are your thoughts on those other books ?

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1 hour ago, the authority said:

This is a great book. Not expensive but maybe one day. Action Comics #894, the 1st appearance of Death in the DCU. Sandman #8 will always be the book to own for Death. That doesn’t mean it’s the only one worth buying.  This is one really great looking cover. 

I own 1 NM copy.

 

rating

Raw NM = 6 out of 10

CGC 9.8 = 6 out of 10

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I know you said no variants, but the P. Craig Russell variant for this book is gorgeous and Sandman people go gaga for it because it looks like Sandman 50.

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Just now, FlyingDonut said:

I know you said no variants, but the P. Craig Russell variant for this book is gorgeous and Sandman people go gaga for it because it looks like Sandman 50.

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It is a beauty 😊

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So the next one is still a little controversial but the majority of people seem to have accepted X-Force #11 as the 1st appearance of the REAL Domino. I love the colors of the cover. It reminds me of an old school book. Red, yellow, and blue stand out.

She is hear for the long haul at 20 years, some mini series, and a movie star. Definitely a nice, and fairly inexpensive, book to buy. 

I have a small stack of these in the NM range and maybe 1 or 2 in the NM/M range. I believe in the book but bought them for less that they bring today.

rating 

raw NM = 6 out  of 10

CGC 9.8 = 6 out of 10

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12 minutes ago, the authority said:

It is a beauty 😊

I should point out that Action 894 is a still a great book to have. 

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The next isn’t so much a book but a lot of them. JSA Alex Ross covers are pretty amazing. I have too many to mention. Some might think these don’t belong on this thread. Yep hey are gold to me. I regularly find them in the $1-$2 range. They’re getting a little tougher to find in really nice shape. I’d strongly suggest adding them to your collection if you have the space. 

No rating. Too many to choose from and I’m not suggesting slabbing them...but I might do that myself. My favorites are the Superman, Shazam/Captain Marvel, and Mr. Terrific covers. Have fun finding these 😆

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I’m going to get on some of the higher dollar books tomorrow. Right now, I want to talk about Sin City A Dame to Kill For #1 through #6. The 1st appearance of Sin City is pre-modern by eBay standards and that’s what I’m using as a starting point. 

So this series used to be moderately expensive. I thought it was one of the best series of..well, ever. Frank Miller is a legend. I know not everyone likes his style of art or writing but a lot of us think he is super special. 

I’m not suggesting that you buy individual issues of this or other Sin Coty minis. I am suggesting that these are currently ridiculously cheap. A set recently sold on eBay for 99 cents. Hahahaha. On the high side, they mofht sell for $2 per book. Again, too cheap.

Buy now while you can steal them. This is easy spec in my opinion.

 

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Couldn’t wait until tomorrow. Next is Amazing Spider-Man #361. This is as probably everyone knows, NOT the 1st appearance of Carnage. There is #344 which is the 1st Cletus Kasady and #360 which is the 1st cameo of Carnage. Or is it #359 ? Still, this is THE Carnage book to own. 

Not every book needs to be movie or TV driven. This character is wicked. Scarier than Venom by a longshot. This is probably as sure of a bet as any modern villain and almost any modern character. 

I have 1 VF/NM copy. I’m probably going to break down  and buy a CGC copy during the next big lull in the market. Usually in the winter but this book is sturdy even in down times.

rating

raw NM = 8 out of 10

CGC 9.8 = 9 out of 10

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