Amazing Spiderman Collecting Thread!
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On 9/1/2019 at 8:05 PM, Dr. Love said:

ditko, the 40 year old virgin, couldn't bring the heat.  needed hot chicks, romita to the rescue

The times were so different back then. There were printing limitations that would seem prehistoric today. What was marvel working with back then a shoe string budget?

Ditko went all those years with the satisfaction of knowing he was the first to put pencil to paper on the greatest comic character ever. He threw Kirby's Silver Spider sketches with the silver ring and those clumsy goggles to the curb then masterfully perfected the character. I don't know but I'd think that's more satisfying than anything.

Check out the birth certificate 

https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2008/04/library-of-congress-acquires-spider-mans-birth-certificate/

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On 9/1/2019 at 7:05 PM, Dr. Love said:

ditko, the 40 year old virgin, couldn't bring the heat.  needed hot chicks, romita to the rescue

Romita Sr was my introduction to fandom  but Ditko made it an obsession 

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42 minutes ago, LDarkseid1 said:

What do the grader notes say?

Light creasing to cover

Light spine stress lines to cover

Very light tears to cover

Moderate staining to cover

I did see some staining to the inside covers when i looked at them raw (from the inside cover you could see a hint of staining), I just didn't think it would be hammered so hard, because as you can see it presents like a 6.5-7.0 IMO.  You really can't see any staining from the outside cover.

These are both good looking comics.

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1 hour ago, gadzukes said:

Light creasing to cover

Light spine stress lines to cover

Very light tears to cover

Moderate staining to cover

I did see some staining to the inside covers when i looked at them raw (from the inside cover you could see a hint of staining), I just didn't think it would be hammered so hard, because as you can see it presents like a 6.5-7.0 IMO.  You really can't see any staining from the outside cover.

These are both good looking comics.

They clobber stains.  They’ve always hit them really hard compared to other defects.  

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3 hours ago, gadzukes said:

Light creasing to cover

Light spine stress lines to cover

Very light tears to cover

Moderate staining to cover

I did see some staining to the inside covers when i looked at them raw (from the inside cover you could see a hint of staining), I just didn't think it would be hammered so hard, because as you can see it presents like a 6.5-7.0 IMO.  You really can't see any staining from the outside cover.

These are both good looking comics.

Yeah had to be the staining, which I know they kill on. To bad, because they do present super nice! Definitely nicer than grade.

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8 minutes ago, Sweet Lou 14 said:

In hindsight, that panel would have worked so much better with Peter saying nothing.

Oh, and by the way, nice book!  :)

xD...(thumbsu

I'd love to have that last page slabbed signed by Romita! 

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