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It's been one of my favorite underrated, oddball titles for years.  So, in honor of the recent relaunch, and because I'm sitting at home socially distancing myself anyway, I decided to scan what I had and start a thread.  Hoping others will contribute, as is the case with a lot of my collection my copies are generally low grade.  I have many of the key issues from 110 up as near as I can tell, at least.  Some of them are some of the earliest Silver Age books I ever owned, treasures from quarter bins when finding any book that was older than myself that I could afford on my allowance was a major triumph.

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I had the 184 signed by Gil Kane, but the signature is on the 1st page, not the cover.  When I handed him the book, he started flipping through it slowly.  I asked him if something was wrong; he replied "I just haven't seen this story in years, my boy!"

The 187 was definitely a cheap bin pickup back when I got it; you won't find it there any more for sure.

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I find it interesting that Animal Man always got the cover when most of the recurring features didn't, or at least didn't get them every time.

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The 201 remains one of my favorite oddball covers.  The 205 cost me relatively big bucks by my standards back when I got it... I think 9 dollars?  Money well spent, to be sure.

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I know I have more of the later issues, but not sure what box they're in... and they're trending into Bronze territory, anyway.  I find it interesting that Murphy Anderson only did the two Atomic Knights covers, as far as I know; and one was on the reprint.

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14 hours ago, comicjack said:

Great stories in those books and so underrated and was a big hoarder of this issue :luhv:

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I have a few of these Strange Adventures issues myself, mostly low to mid grade. This particular issue is my favorite, of those I own.

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This book was my first acquisition of the Strange Adventures title, at an LCS, back around 1999 or so.

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17 hours ago, OtherEric said:

Was super happy to find the #180 just before it jumped back in the day.

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Oddly enough issue #172 is one of the lowest graded Strange Adventure I have. I was a toss in freebie with an Ebay purchase of mine more than a few years back

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It seems I have a few more of these. This is my earliest issue in the series.   I always liked how the moon is shown off to the side already harpooned.

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Looking back now it seems incredible that an increase of 2 cents per issue was enough to pay for the increase in the cost of ink, art and the like.

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1 minute ago, frozentundraguy said:

Looking back now it seems incredible that an increase of 2 cents per issue was enough to pay for the increase in the cost of ink, art and the like.

 

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That would be a 20% increase; pretty solid relative to the cost of the book.  But yeah, 2 cents isn't much on its own.  It was more back then,though.

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