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Picked this up in a dollar box yesterday. A beater but only a buck. I even think this might be a new cover. I know over the many years I've been collecting I've had many of these and probably still do just lurking in my boxes. Since they are just reprints, they have never seen a lot of value. The titles and genres are all over the place. I was recently offered a couple nice Avon sci-fi ones but I thought the price to be way too stiff,  besides, I already had the originals.

Anybody have any history on these? Is there a comprehensive list of them without going page by page through Overstreet?

Post 'em if you've got them!

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Space Detective #1  Love me some Woody!  :luhv:

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Wanna get some Feldstein classic GGA on the cheap?

Another oddity. An Avon Penny cover with logo changed and a Fox Sunny interior. 

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In addition to Avon, seems they did a fair amount of Friction House as well. 

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1 hour ago, Robot Man said:

Speaking of Woody...

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Super cover....

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I remember getting the Space Detective reprint at a flea market for some pocket change as a kid in the early seventies. I thought I had a real winner there but even then these got no love in the price guide. Still it was a great comic.

I recall reading the history of these (maybe Comic Book Marketplace) and as I recall the publisher somehow got hold of the original printer's plates or stats and decided to publish them himself with no notice or notification to the original copyright holders.  Eventually he was threatened with legal action and stopped as I recall.

An interesting side note in comics history. I also always got a kick out of the Top Comics reprints Western published; an odd list of books too.

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I pick them up whenever I find cheap copies, along with all the Super Comics reprints they're fun to chase.

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Some cool ones being posted. Do us a favor though. If can list what is inside, it would be good to know. Some, like the Avons maybe had a sci-fi-fi cover with a different title. Some had totally different contents. These seem to be real random in the way they were produced. 

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Billy and Buggy Bear 7 (reprints All Surprise 008)

 

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Casper Cat 1 (reprints Dopey Duck 002)

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Super Rabbit 2 (reprints Super Rabbit 010)

 

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Whip Wilson 1 (reprints Whip Wilson 011)

 

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Krazy Krow 1 (reprints Krazy Krow 003)

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Krazy Krow 2 (reprints Krazy Krow 001)

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Krazy Krow 7 (reprints Krazy Krow 002)

 

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Ziggy Pig 1 (reprints Krazy Komics 017)

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Ziggy Pig 7 (also reprints Krazy Komics 017)

I'm looking for the IW Ziggy Pig 8, if anyone has one!

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21 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Some cool ones being posted. Do us a favor though. If can list what is inside, it would be good to know. Some, like the Avons maybe had a sci-fi-fi cover with a different title. Some had totally different contents. These seem to be real random in the way they were produced. 

Wish I remembered where I read the history on these. It was a real nickel and dime operation though and completely violated all copyright and trademark laws.

 

Wikipedia indicates there was this article but it is not the one I read. They also have a table of all issues and source material.

Brennan, T. Casey."The Untold History of I.W. Comics," The Comics Journal #57 (June 1980), pp. 118–119

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17 hours ago, stock_rotation said:

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Ziggy Pig 1 (reprints Krazy Komics 017)

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Ziggy Pig 7 (also reprints Krazy Komics 017)

I'm looking for the IW Ziggy Pig 8, if anyone has one!

Thanks for posting these. It's great to know what is in them as they seem so random. A lot of the covers seem new as well. Some are re-used with different logos and different contents.

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