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thought I'd show these off, found em this afternoon at the LCS, very nice white pages on these

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Nice pick ups!

 

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Oh...and I'll have a read of those two stories later tomorrow. Thanks!

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Soon, I'm going to start picking up CGC'd Sgt. Fury books. I want that to be my only high grade CGC run. Going for all 9.0+ except for #1.

 

I just read Sgt. Fury #11 today. Stan Lee -script and Ayers pencils. I have to say I wasn't too impressed with this issue. The story was Capt. Sawyer took a leave for a bit, and a loser officer came to replace him. Story seemed pretty...blah.

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I think the best Fury's are actually the ones with John Severin artwork and Ayers inks, I think they begin in the 40s or 50s but very good stuff. The Fury stories were never as intense or as serious as the most of the DC war titles

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Although I like to think I have a nice Sgt. Fury collection, that is certainly not my main area of interest. I love DC war because of the fantastic artwork and the great, often realistic stories (except for some of the Unknown Soldier-but I love those books too). Sgt. Fury was just a little to over the top for me. He rip off his shirt and run into flying bullets on a month to month basis. Ah, that's not fair, he's alright, just not my cup of tea anymore.... confused-smiley-013.gif

 

 

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I loved Sgt. Fury when I was a kid. But compared to the DC war books, they definitely are a little more shallow.

 

That said, the Ayers/Severin artwork was really great. One of my favorite war stories of all time is 'The All-American' in #82 (I think!). Great stuff - I sill have a stack of low-grades from when I was a kid. My one memory is that I saw 10 Sgt. Fury back issues for every one DC war back issue.

 

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You probably have seen this one in other threads but I'm so punchy happy to receive it this week that I'll plaster it all over -

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That's nice, but I don't see the Eiffel Tower anywhere there.

 

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That's nice, but I don't see the Eiffel Tower anywhere there.

 

Find me a Blackhawk cover with the Eiffel tower in it: I'll buy it and post it here! tongue.gif

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In case you folks want to now...there is a Showcase 59 in 9.4 on eBay as we speak.

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You mean you like the Teen Titans in Showcase 59? 27_laughing.gif27_laughing.gif

 

Joking aside, I took a boo and not only are Archangels selling the 9.4 of Showcase #58 (Boston Pedigree), Heritage have just listed a 9.8 (Also Boston Pedigree).

 

I love that book, but I'm going to keep my eye out for a nicely-priced 9.0.

 

Still... those books are MONSTERS!! cloud9.gif

 

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You mean you like the Teen Titans in Showcase 59? 27_laughing.gif27_laughing.gif

 

Joking aside, I took a boo and not only are Archangels selling the 9.4 of Showcase #58 (Boston Pedigree), Heritage have just listed a 9.8 (Also Boston Pedigree).

 

I love that book, but I'm going to keep my eye out for a nicely-priced 9.0.

 

Still... those books are MONSTERS!! cloud9.gif

 

Shep

 

Yeah...isn't this the Teen Titans collecting thread? stooges.gif

 

Obviously meant the 58 27_laughing.gif Seems like there are plenty of copies around this month. There sure weren't a few months ago...

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I love that book, John!

 

I bought a copy in 1978 at my LCS. It was off-the shelf fresh, probably in the 9.2-9.4 range. I immediately put a tape tear on the cover, not that I cared, and I loved reading it. I looked at it a few months back, and I've never seen whiter pages in a pre-1970 comic. Granted, it's pretty beater now. Bought it for a buck, along with nice copies of Star Spangled War #143 and #148 (which I upgraded on long ago.) It's one of those 'from my childhood' books that I'll never part with.

 

Too bad there aren't more nice copies of Showcase #45 out there. I've been looking for a 9.0+ copy for a while. Mine's 7.5/8.0, which I'm not moaning about, but I that's another Showcase that I'd love to get in sparkly shape. Any leads?

 

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I love that book, John!

 

I bought a copy in 1978 at my LCS. It was off-the shelf fresh, probably in the 9.2-9.4 range. I immediately put a tape tear on the cover, not that I cared, and I loved reading it. I looked at it a few months back, and I've never seen whiter pages in a pre-1970 comic. Granted, it's pretty beater now. Bought it for a buck, along with nice copies of Star Spangled War #143 and #148 (which I upgraded on long ago.) It's one of those 'from my childhood' books that I'll never part with.

 

Too bad there aren't more nice copies of Showcase #45 out there. I've been looking for a 9.0+ copy for a while. Mine's 7.5/8.0, which I'm not moaning about, but I that's another Showcase that I'd love to get in sparkly shape. Any leads?

 

Shep

 

I wish I had a lead...I saw one in9.2 about 6 months ago and got outbid on the thing...I imagine i'll have to pay out the ying yang for a nice copy if one ever surfaces...Now that book has a great cover... cloud9.gif...I have totally cleaned out all my local sources for war books(and about any other DC in 9.4-9.8 -- they still charge guide prices out here)...Like everyone else, I have a wantlist with just about anyone who will take them, but nothing but dry lately...though clink has 5 books I'll be bidding heavily on in their next focused auction... 893scratchchin-thumb.gif

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As promised:

 

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Love that book. Great cover, and two killer stories.

 

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Yeah...I've read the EA story in his archives and loved it...still working on reading the Rock Archives...but I don't think that archive has been published as of yet.

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sweet looking copy John. Sadly, I've never read it, but that's just another thing to look forwad to thumbsup2.gif

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As promised:

 

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Sweet Jeezus! Nice book. I thought I had a nice copy of that, but mmm mmm that's good!

 

Those yellows and pinks on that cover in nice shape just make it a joy to hold! cloud9.gif

 

Way to go, John!

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Too bad there aren't more nice copies of Showcase #45 out there. I've been looking for a 9.0+ copy for a while. Mine's 7.5/8.0, which I'm not moaning about, but I that's another Showcase that I'd love to get in sparkly shape. Any leads?

 

Shep

 

I've got a nice 8.5 CGC of that book, but always looking to buy more. I'm happy with it in any grade to tell you the truth. A sickness of mine is I'm a little bit of a hoarder of key issues, so I should have about 10 copies of Showcase 45, mostly VG's mind you. screwy.gif

 

Andy

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