What's new in your Atom Age collection?

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What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Feb 27, 2010 5:16 PM

Post your new Atom Age pickups here...
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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mike Greenwood » Feb 27, 2010 5:22 PM

Here's my latest!
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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Feb 27, 2010 5:23 PM

Picked up a few westerns in the last CGC VCC. Kind of hard to resist when the price of some of these 50 year old comics is about a $1 more than a modern.

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Feb 27, 2010 5:25 PM

I wonder what's up with the "Dan'l" as opposed to "Daniel." I wonder if this was a way to skirt some copyright issues. :???

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Feb 27, 2010 5:26 PM

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Feb 27, 2010 5:26 PM

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby artcomicz » Feb 28, 2010 5:35 PM

Just picked this up the other day and am stoked!! :yipeeeee:
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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby artcomicz » Feb 28, 2010 5:41 PM

Sorry posted the wrong image :doh: , although lovin my ASM, this is the Atom Comic!!Image

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Feb 28, 2010 6:14 PM

:applause:

Keep em coming!
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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby artcomicz » Mar 04, 2010 1:18 AM

Well this is actually in the Silver age since it's a 1958 book, It just has that Atomic Age feel! Just picked it up for a 10'er and postage! :biggrin:
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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Mar 04, 2010 6:46 PM

It does have an atom age feel with the winged rocket ship. In 1958, the U.S. was experimenting with the X-15 rocket plane, which held speed and altitude records that I believe stand to this day. The X-15 piloted by William "Pete" Knight holds the record for the fastest winged, manned flight... he broke Mach 7. Prior to the shuttle, the X-15 was the only winged vehicle to carry humans into space. X-15 pilots went high enough to experience weightlessness and no atmosphere.

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby AtlasFan » Mar 06, 2010 1:49 PM

Rockets, Flying disc and jets are the epitome of Atom Age comics.

Here is a super swell combo cover...on the interior story, Dick Giordano does one of his best Wally Wood impersonations!

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby macathro » May 30, 2010 11:53 PM

This is the very first EC comic I have ever owned. I picked it up from my local comic shop. Where I live, you just don't see comics from EC at all. Even though this is quite a beat up copy, I love it! :yipeeeee: Also, the small piece that is missing on the cover is actually inside the book. It came off but I still have it.

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The water stain is pretty bad and the pages are really tan but not brittle.

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Jun 02, 2010 10:07 AM

This, strictly speaking isn't Atom Age, but it is a 1958 UK reprint of an Atom Age book, and it features a new cover (actually just an enlarged panel from the original book), but pretty cool, nonetheless...

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One of those "sleazy" Matt Baker romance covers :D

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... and, finally, a rejected Golden Age Sandman cover turning up on a 50's crime book?

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Monkeyman » Jun 02, 2010 5:41 PM

Cimm wrote:... and, finally, a rejected Golden Age Sandman cover turning up on a 50's crime book?

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:roflmao:

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Jun 09, 2010 4:24 AM

Didn't find any vintage books at HeroesCon in my price range that I wanted, but got these two low grade beauties in Monday's mail :righton:

Nightmare 13 (1954-08)

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Spook, Tales of Suspense and Mystery 28 (1954-04)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Fenris » Jun 15, 2010 5:20 AM

That Nightmare#13 is such a cool cover. :righton:

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Jun 29, 2010 7:08 AM

Weird Science-Fantasy 29 (1955-06)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Jul 10, 2010 6:38 PM

Cowgirl Romances 12 (1953-12)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Jul 30, 2010 6:03 AM

Just free'd this one from its slab...

Strange Terrors 06 (1953-01)

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It's a keeper! :D
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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Aug 04, 2010 10:19 PM

Another early parole for good looks (that's deslabbing, for you folks on the outside)... the Crowley copy of Dynamic Comics #16 (thanks, filter81!!!)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Mr. Zipper » Aug 08, 2010 1:06 PM

Cimm wrote:Another early parole for good looks (that's deslabbing, for you folks on the outside)... the Crowley copy of Dynamic Comics #16 (thanks, filter81!!!)

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:applause:

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Aug 29, 2010 8:01 PM

Modern Love 06 (1950-05)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Aug 29, 2010 8:02 PM

Shock Detective Cases 20 (1952-09)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

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Shocking Mystery Cases 52 (1953-01)

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Cimm » Aug 29, 2010 8:05 PM

When I got that Modern Love in, it was covered with some kind of scum, which the seller couldn't identify, and which I am thinking is either some kind of makeup, or some really clay-like mud... Anyway, it scraped off (mostly) :D

Here's the before and after shots, neither one photoshopped at all...

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby RichardB » Aug 31, 2010 1:13 PM

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Certification # 0983129004
Grade Date 10/08/2009
Title Captain Gallant
Issue 1
Issue Date 1955
Publisher U.S. Pictorial
Country
Variant Heinz Food Premium
Pedigree
Category Universal
Grade 9.4
Page Quality OFF-WHITE TO WHITE
Grade Text
Art Comments Don Heck cover and art
Jack Sparling art
Key Comments Buster Crabbe photo frontispiece.
Based on the NBC television series
""Captain Gallant of the Foriegn Legion.""
Issue Year 1955
"...and I shall shed my light over dark evil....
For the dark things cannot stand the light.....
the light of the Green Lantern!"
-Alan Scott, The Golden Age Green Lantern-

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby macathro » Aug 31, 2010 1:38 PM

Nice book Richard! :righton:

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby Monkeyman » Sep 15, 2010 2:51 AM

Nice VG copy of this impossible to find in grade book. VG due to piece missing from back cover as can be seen in the grading forum.

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Re: What's new in your Atom Age collection?

Postby macathro » Sep 15, 2010 12:23 PM

I like it! :righton:


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