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PostPosted: Feb 19, 2012 5:37 PM 
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Here is my copy of Tec 35. Notice the piece missing from the front cover that brings down the grade. :lol:

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 9:11 AM 
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Monkeyman wrote:
Here is my copy of Tec 35. Notice the piece missing from the front cover that brings down the grade. :lol:

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Seriously, +1... that is cool. Looks much nicer than the average coverless copy, plus it appears there's a back cover there... plus, you saved me the trouble of posting the awesome splash page!


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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 10:07 AM 
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The back cover is intact, although with a heavy dust shadow and foxing. I have a very nice repo cover and I'm wondering if I should have it attached to the back cover and reattached to the comic, but I'm not sure it is worth the effort.

Does anyone know how this would grade? The Overstreet Grading Guide specifically says:

Fair (1.0) - Can be missing back cover or half of front cover
Poor (0.5) - Can be coverless

That suggests that this is a Fr/P (0.75) copy, although that grade doesn't exist in the guide. Does CGC have a 0.8 grade?

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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2012 10:25 AM 
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Monkeyman wrote:
The back cover is intact, although with a heavy dust shadow and foxing. I have a very nice repo cover and I'm wondering if I should have it attached to the back cover and reattached to the comic, but I'm not sure it is worth the effort.

Does anyone know how this would grade? The Overstreet Grading Guide specifically says:

Fair (1.0) - Can be missing back cover or half of front cover
Poor (0.5) - Can be coverless

That suggests that this is a Fr/P (0.75) copy, although that grade doesn't exist in the guide. Does CGC have a 0.8 grade?

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As an owner, it's a 0.5 PR without the front cover, but as a dealer, you'd see it sold as a PR/FR 0.75 (I'm thinking Metro here).

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It is surely a PR+ or FR-! :winkgrin:


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PostPosted: Feb 23, 2012 10:03 AM 
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OK, onward with the last of my GA Detectives. Here's Detective #39. I've been a champion of this underrated issue for a long time... 2nd appearance ever of Robin, a crazy cover with Batman knocking a guy off a building, and an even crazier story where Batman & Robin take on a 1930s-pulp-style "oriental hatchet gang" and end up killing most of them.

...I wonder if anyone else here owns a Tec #39? :dd:

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...I wonder if anyone else here owns a Tec #39? :dd:


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...I wonder if anyone else here owns a Tec #39? :dd:


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:applause: Let's see it!

And I was actually thinking of Forrest, who also has one. Tec #39s for everybody! :score:


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PostPosted: Feb 24, 2012 11:19 PM 
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It's interesting that the CGC label lists Opium story, Full page ad for Batman #1, and Clayface appears in one panel ad at the end of Batman story. No mention of the second appearance of Robin.


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PostPosted: Feb 25, 2012 10:35 PM 
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Nice copy, Mike! 8-)


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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 11:52 AM 
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OK, Forrest seems to be MIA :coffee: so I'm going to press on.

Detective #76, the last of my GA Tecs. These Jerry Robinson Joker covers are fantastic! Ideally I'd like to get #69 and #71 as well.

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With that cover, you almost expect a Poison Ivy/Joker villain team-up. Nice book!


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PostPosted: Feb 28, 2012 10:48 PM 
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It's still a few years before Poison Ivy came on the scene. :baiting:


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Simply great stuff. Thanks for sharing Jon! :applause:

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Simply great stuff. Thanks for sharing Jon! :applause:

Thanks Steve! And thanks to all who commented. Got a lot on my plate for the next week or two, but I'll return after that and post up some new stuff. Cheers. :righton:


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Hey guys, hope all is well. I'm going to try to get back to posting here at least sporadically.

I've got a couple of GA Batman books I haven't posted yet to finish off the DCs. Here's one of my faves... very cool and underrated cover, IMO.

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Wow, with that black and maroon cover, it has got to be hard to find in high grade! Very nice book!


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Fantastic cover! Such great use of light and dark.

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Thanks guys. This particular copy came to me with a wicked spine roll, but I had it pressed by Kenny (Classics Inc) who did a fantastic job. The book seemed an ideal candidate to me, as other than the spine roll it was very bright and sharp. (It does have a piece missing on the back, so probably no better than 4.5/5.0 technically, but yeah... it's a looker from the front!)


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Here's another great cover from this same time period. I love the color scheme on this one...

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Switching gears, here is an early Disney pickup I just got in. I love how primitive and fun these early duck books are... Can post more if there is interest. ;)

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Switching gears, here is an early Disney pickup I just got in. I love how primitive and fun these early duck books are... Can post more if there is interest. ;)

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Definite interest here! :righton: I absolutely love the Disney books! I'm a little surprised I haven't focused on them yet. Maybe I'll start a Four Color collection. There can't be that many can there? :wonder:


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Definite interest here! :righton: I absolutely love the Disney books! I'm a little surprised I haven't focused on them yet. Maybe I'll start a Four Color collection. There can't be that many can there? :wonder:

:lol: Yeah, just a few... thousand.

Cool! I'll post some more early Disneys then. They are such fun books. (I'm working on a WDCS #1-50 run... and don't expect to complete it, but am enjoying nabbing them when I can.)


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Is the one posted the first Christmas cover in the run? I like Christmas covers.


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Is the one posted the first Christmas cover in the run? I like Christmas covers.

It is. :) And if you're really into trivia, my guess is it's the first time Huey, Dewey and Louie appeared on a comic cover.


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Is the one posted the first Christmas cover in the run? I like Christmas covers.

It is. :) And if you're really into trivia, my guess is it's the first time Huey, Dewey and Louie appeared on a comic cover.

:wonder: Well, Um, I was just going by Vol. 1 #4 and counting the months. Just keep it between you and me though. :lol:


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OK, here come some more early WDCS books. :) Like I said, it's a fun series. The earliest books are neat because it's kind of 'anything goes', with lots of oddball artists trying their hand at cover art before a more polished style became the norm... then in the #20-30 run (and onward) there are some cool WWII-themed covers... and then Carl Barks Donald Duck stories really kick the interiors into gear starting with #31, and you've got Walt Kelly doing some terrific covers along the way.

With that said, here's WDCS #8. Very trippy cover! (I have tried to upgrade this copy more than once, but the ruthless Clarabella Cow completists out there will stop at nothing.) :no:

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Yeah, those tens of Clarabelle Cow collectors out there really soak up the supply of the good stuff don't they? Maybe it is the Gardening theme cover collectors that are getting all the copies?


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macathro wrote:
Yeah, those tens of Clarabelle Cow collectors out there really soak up the supply of the good stuff don't they? Maybe it is the Gardening theme cover collectors that are getting all the copies?

Oh, the gardeners are the worst! Greedy bastids. :angry:


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