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Old 10-20-13, 02:27 PM
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Re: What are the gems of your collection?

That Jonah Hex Spectacular is on my Want List! Always on the look-out for it.


Here's another treasure from my archives: The Monster Society of Evil Limited Edition from 1989:






It's a hardcover printed on glossy heavy stock reprinting the entire Monster Society of Evil storyline from Captain Marvel Adventures #22 to #46 (1943-1945). It's a big book. About 10.5 X 12.5 inches. I picked it up about 7 or 8 years ago for around $100 because it wasn't in NM shape. After I got it home, I noticed this on the inside cover:




The Limited Edition was a LIMITED Edition signed by Captain Marvel's Co-Creator C.C. Beck!! This already awesome book suddenly became priceless to me. I love this thing!
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Re: What are the gems of your collection?

So the other night I somehow scored both of these in an eBay lot for $200:

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WOW!!! That is awesome! Congrats!

Are the books intact?
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Originally Posted by The Valeyard
WOW!!! That is awesome! Congrats!

Are the books intact?
Surprisingly yes! The auction was in the wrong category and not much info in the title that they were golden age, so I guess thats why no one else snatched them up. I just happened to see them while browsing.

With a $200 BIN I figured I would take a chance. Both are complete! #4 has a loose centerfold, and the cover is off the bottom staple, but everything is there. #5 is solid except for the corner on the cover.

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Whoa, that's totally awesome!!
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Re: What are the gems of your collection?

Originally Posted by stingermck
So the other night I somehow scored both of these in an eBay lot for $200:
Are there signs of restoration? Those covers have awfully good colors for Golden Age books.
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Are there signs of restoration? Those covers have awfully good colors for Golden Age books.
Not that I can see, but I'm sure CGC will spot something
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Drooling over those books stinger, and maybe even more over that Beck sig/book. Wow!

Trying to resist going back to daily ebay browsing.
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Drooling over those books stinger, and maybe even more over that Beck sig/book. Wow!

Trying to resist going back to daily ebay browsing.
Thanks!

Do it! I had searched 'Detective Comics' and sorted by highest price first, and was just browsing the old stuff for fun. I happened to keep going longer than I expected and found those two.
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A bunch of Scott Pilgrim pages went on sale yesterday and I grabbed a page with Scott, Envy and Knives on it for $200. There were some better pages available, but not with Scott for that price.

Oddly, last night I was standing outside a bar when Scott Pilgrim by Plumtree started playing. I don't think I've ever heard that song in a public setting before.
Old 04-07-14, 10:50 PM
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Not much of value, but in the late 1990s, I did get Amazing Spider-Man from around #30 all the way to #100 off ebay. But I don't even know where I put them.
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I used to read/collect a lot, but not so much anymore. I do attend shows though, which are always fun. My gems would be
Hulk 181 - Got it for $10 way back when, and I thought that was expensive! I think I bought it in '86. I actually bought two, one as a gift for my brother, but he lost it somehow.
X-Men #122-300, with a few missing here and there. I actually started with X-Men 172, and loved them so much I had to get them all (that I could afford).
Amazing Spider-Man #96, 200, 238, 242-380
Thor 337 - Simonson was incredible!
The Grendel run from Comico.
Mage - all of the runs

Jeez, never mind..all of my comics are gems! :-)
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The most personal comic I have in my collection is Pete Learns All About Crohn's and Colitis, a comic commissioned by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. Last year at C2E2, I met Joe and Hilarie Staton, who worked on it. We chatted at length about it and they couldn't have been nicer. I had ten copies and they signed and inscribed them all to different Crohnie friends of mine. I realized too late that I was one comic shy of having one to present to my doctor. They were kind enough to mail me one, signed and inscribed to her. I wrote about that experience in my blog.

I have the entire run of the first volume of The Batman Adventures, including #12 (1: Harley Quinn), and the less valuable but not easily found Holiday Special (adapted as the episode "Holiday Knights"). I also have the one-shot Batgirl Adventures, and all three issues of the mini-series Batman: Harley and Ivy. I only need eight issues to complete The Batman & Robin Adventures run, and I think I'm about halfway through the second volume of Batman Adventures. However, I need around 56 or so issues of Batman: Gotham Adventures, so I'm a long ways off from having the entirety of the comics based on Batman: The Animated Series!

I also have the first four issues of Marvel's The Transformers; issue #1 signed by cover artist Bill Sienkiewicz and issue #2 signed by cover artist Michael Golden. (Both signed in my presence.) Not sure what they're worth, but I enjoy knowing I have them.

The last three years, I've gotten quite a few comics signed at shows. I have no intention of selling any of them so I don't care about proving the veracity of anything. They're just for me. Some of them are inscribed to me; others are just the writer/artist's name. I was especially happy to get Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special #1 signed by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale at C2E2 in 2012. Here's my C2E2 2012 take, with scans, for those who may be interested. Apparently, I never posted the issues I got signed last year. Weird.
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According to dealers at Wonder-con, I'm a fucking millionaire.

Can't believe they wanted that much for complete collections of the VIZ mangas like Ranma 1/2, Kamui and Crying Freeman. I don't have a gem or ones I would prize highly.
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So I really got into golden age this year. Sold Batman #4 and #5 simply because I did not like the covers, but it helped finance some other books I really liked. Here is my current GA collection:

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Originally Posted by The Valeyard
Here's another treasure from my archives: The Monster Society of Evil Limited Edition from 1989:

The Limited Edition was a LIMITED Edition signed by Captain Marvel's Co-Creator C.C. Beck!! This already awesome book suddenly became priceless to me. I love this thing!
Congratulations on this. It is pretty much my comic book grail at the moment.
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Love those classic Golden Age covers. If I had to be honest, I like the covers more than actually reading Golden Age material. Golden Age comics are a money pit, be prepared to mortgage your home if you catch that bug.
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Re: What are the gems of your collection?

I guess my gems are:

Image Comics 10th, I mean 13th anniversary hardcover signed by Erik Larsen and Rob Liefeld

Herulian hardcover (only sold at cons and online) signed by Erik Larsen

TMNT: Ultimate Collection vols 1-5, the first one is signed by Eastman, Laird, Jim Lawson, and TMNT superfan Michelle Ivey.

I also have fondness for Lloyd Kaufman Presents The Toxic Avenger & Other Tromatic Tales.
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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Limited Edition Hardcover Book Signed by Frank Miller (1st printing). Only 4000 books were printed & have #1308 of 4000. Still in shipping carton.


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Old 09-27-15, 06:29 AM
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Re: What are the gems of your collection?

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Limited Edition Hardcover Book Signed by Frank Miller (1st printing). Only 4000 nooks were printed & have #1308 of 4000. Still in shipping carton.

Sweet, I have one of those too. I wonder if the sequel series are making it go up, or down, in value.
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Sweet, I have one of those too. I wonder if the sequel series are making it go up, or down, in value.
Not sure, I see people asking from $300 - $800+. I had mine on local CL a few times & no takers. I brought mine from a mom & pop comic book shop called "The Little Comic Book Shop" in Waihiwa, Oahu. When they first came out in 1986, I think I paid $125.
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I should probably sell mine. I think I own at least 4 physical versions of it, including doubles of all the single issues; but I'm probably fine with just the digital from here on out.
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Originally Posted by kahuna
Not sure, I see people asking from $300 - $800+. I had mine on local CL a few times & no takers. I brought mine from a mom & pop comic book shop called "The Little Comic Book Shop" in Waihiwa, Oahu. When they first came out in 1986, I think I paid $125.
I don't think that shop exists anymore. I usually go to the 2 Jelly's and the other store that was at Ward's center. They moved since the renovations I think. There's a couple more I go to but I can't remember their names.
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I don't think that shop exists anymore. I usually go to the 2 Jelly's and the other store that was at Ward's center. They moved since the renovations I think. There's a couple more I go to but I can't remember their names.
Yes that little comic shop closed down in the middle 1990's. I found them on day when I came back home & was station at Schofield Barracks & worked at Kunia Tunnel.

Not into comics anymore put I have spent my fair share of time at Jelly's. There was one in Pearl Kai & I believe moved behind Cutter Ford in Aiea. Which I think is still there.
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Re: What are the gems of your collection?

Originally Posted by mrhan
I don't think that shop exists anymore. I usually go to the 2 Jelly's and the other store that was at Ward's center. They moved since the renovations I think. There's a couple more I go to but I can't remember their names.
Which one moved? The one at Ward Warehouse? I have a soft spot for that one, because dropping in there on a vacation introduced me to the world of trade paperback collections, rekindling my interest in comics.

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