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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I've been picking up comics and comic-related items for around fifty years (I started real young). Some of the comics only survived for one issue, and others are just strange and/or different. I even have some things that I have never seen in a guide or been able to find out any information on them (even on the internet). I'll start off showing a few one-shots and a give-away. I'd like to see what everyone else has in their collections. Maybe we can even learn something about those mystery comics and items.
Thanks,
Ed








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Collector Iago19 private msg quote post Address this user
@esaravo All three of those are awesome! Time to go digging and see what I can find in my pile.
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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
Sorry, don't have many one shots, but I do have this'n...


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Sorry, don't have many one shots, but I do have this'n...




Very cool! I remember seeing the Church copy and having the privilege of bringing it to market. Fantastic book and a real piece of history.
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Collector Sagii private msg quote post Address this user
20 years old now, this year. Single highest and only graded CGC copy. Is there a CBCS graded one?
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Collector Soma private msg quote post Address this user
One of my favorite special books in my Joe Madureira Collection... only 25 of these Xin museum edition things exist...




Here it is next to the normal covers.

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Collector Zalgardos private msg quote post Address this user
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20 years old now, this year. Single highest and only graded CGC copy. Is there a CBCS graded one?


Thank you, didn't know that a MJ photo cover exists. Need to have a graded copy of this book.

And maybe I will try to call Harvey Specter to get it signed by his Airness himself and get a yellow label.
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Collector Sagii private msg quote post Address this user
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20 years old now, this year. Single highest and only graded CGC copy. Is there a CBCS graded one?


Thank you, didn't know that a MJ photo cover exists. Need to have a graded copy of this book.

And maybe I will try to call Harvey Specter to get it signed by his Airness himself and get a yellow label.
Thanks! And Wow, when you do please post it, I think everyone would love to see that one.
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Collector RareComics private msg quote post Address this user
Very few 1960s comic-type books actually mention Bob Dylan on the cover. This rare comic was adult oriented, panel gag format.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Time to post a few more scans of one-shots, including one from 1956.








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Collector Iago19 private msg quote post Address this user
@RareComics Beautiful. Keep em coming.
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Collector _bc private msg quote post Address this user
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That was one of the last books I bought new off the rack ! Haven't thought about it in years!
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
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Sorry, don't have many one shots, but I do have this'n...




HOLY CARP! That is a treasure.
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My best friend had this done by a friend of his whom I have never met. Not the greatest artwork, but I like it anyway. It is a large poster of him and I playing poker with the heroes. Notice him and I have the girls (I think Superman is not happy about that). I'm on the right and he is on the left.

I paid $240.00 up front to Anthony Castrillo, to recreate this on a blank comic book cover several years ago, and he never did it. I lost my money. I'm still pissed about that, but nothing I can do.
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Collector Davidone private msg quote post Address this user
Here's a fun oddity. La Prensa was the first to publish Amazing Spider-man in Mexico. They published all the American material up until around 119. The history becomes vague here and what happened next is hotly debated among Mexican collectors. La Prensa either lost the license to Spider-man, lost the license to the American material or as it is also rumored, believed Mexicans would not buy Spider-Man comics if Gwen Stacy was killed off. Whatever happened, from then on they created completely original material, either legally or illegally, for about 60 issues. Gwen Stacy lives and her and Peter actually get married. There is a great wedding cover issue! Here is a beautiful example and one of the toughest issues to find. It features a knock off Vampirella with Spider-Man. It would be amazing if these could be officially collected and translated.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
That's some strange stuff, David! But really interesting.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
When I was in 8th or 9th grade, students were given copies of something called Read Magazine. I kept two copies of this issue (lucky #13) from 1975 because it had Marvel super-heroes on the cover and a story with more pictures inside. Anyone else ever see this before?


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Collector Davidone private msg quote post Address this user
That is really cool! Never seen one before...
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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
I have seen "Read Magazine", but never one with super heroes on the cover. Kool beans.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I really don't know how I ended up with some of this stuff. These scans show the fronts and backs of very small illustrated books that were given out by the Bible Institute in the 1970's. Has anyone else heard of these before?






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COLLECTOR conditionfreak private msg quote post Address this user
This is a large magazine I picked up many years ago. It is the first issue. I don't know if there were any more issues published.

"Hey Mabel! Take'em off." (I assume he means the high heels) He He


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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
One more, and one of my favorite odd-balls. It's a 1969 Rifle Manual with illustrations by none other than one of my favorite artists - Will Eisner. I've included both front and rear covers, as well as an interior scan. Who wouldn't want to have Ellen Dolan show them "How To Strip Your Baby." A pretty cool Vietnam-era comic-like item that I picked up in an antique shop in Maine one summer years ago (Note the $3.00 in pencil on the cover).




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COLLECTOR earthshaker01 private msg quote post Address this user


Good luck finding another of these or in the price guide. 1949 Fisher. Anyone ever seen this before?
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Picked this up last year just for the Corben cover. Never really figured out all that much about it though.
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Collector Iago19 private msg quote post Address this user
@Daniel_E That is a scary one. Pretty cool.
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Moderator Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
Here's a promotional comic on the gasoline engine!! I included a page from the inside to give you a feel for it.

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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Thanks for sharing, Jesse. I have some car and energy-type promotional comics also. I will post some scans later.
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Here's a promo from 1965 by Chrysler called "The Real Fun Of Driving!!" Note that they put two exclamation points because they were so jacked about the 1965 fastback Barracuda! As a bonus, the art is by Kurt Schaffenberger.


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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
I also somehow ended up with a hand-full of comics from the Adventures in Science Series by General Electric (Pictorial Media, Inc.) that were put out between 1955 and the early 1960's. Let me know if anyone knows anything about these oddities.












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Here's a promo from 1965 by Chrysler called "The Real Fun Of Driving!!" Note that they put two exclamation points because they were so jacked about the 1965 fastback Barracuda! quote]

As you probably know. I have a 66' Barracuda. I need one of these books for my collection. Got an extra?
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