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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Part of the enjoyment I receive from revisiting my collection
is running across issues that appeared to be special to me at
one time and then remembering why...like this DELL FOUR COLOR
#173. It states on the cover "Introducing for the first time...FLASH GORDON COMICS especially written and drawn for
this book." Up to this time I believe all of the FLASH GORDON
comics contained reprints of the daily and Sunday newspaper
strips. I guess this would make this the first FLASH GORDON
Comic Book.




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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Found this hanging by a clothespin in the window of a
corner store...in 1948 this was the very first time I had
ever seen the mention of Superhero creators introducing a
new character. I'm sure they were others but I never saw them.




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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
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LOVE THIS BOOK !!
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Collector BrianGreensnips private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by martymann
Found this hanging by a clothespin in the window of a
corner store...in 1948 this was the very first time I had
ever seen the mention of Superhero creators introducing a
new character. I'm sure they were others but I never saw them.




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I love how you remember little details about your book purchases. That is very cool.
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Found this hanging by a clothespin in the window of a
corner store...in 1948 this was the very first time I had
ever seen the mention of Superhero creators introducing a
new character. I'm sure they were others but I never saw them.




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I love how you remember little details about your book purchases. That is very cool.



Thanks!...that's why I enjoy sharing...it brings back good
memories.

Marty
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Not sure whatever happened to the cover of my MORE FUN #101
but I'm sure pleased the first SUPERBOY story is in good shape.






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Collector Badger private msg quote post Address this user
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Not sure whatever happened to the cover of my MORE FUN #101
but I'm sure pleased the first SUPERBOY story is in good shape.






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Wow, I've never seen the interior of this book. Both splashes are amazing, Marty! Thanks for sharing!
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Originally Posted by martymann
Part of the enjoyment I receive from revisiting my collection
is running across issues that appeared to be special to me at
one time and then remembering why...like this DELL FOUR COLOR
#173. It states on the cover "Introducing for the first time...FLASH GORDON COMICS especially written and drawn for
this book." Up to this time I believe all of the FLASH GORDON
comics contained reprints of the daily and Sunday newspaper
strips. I guess this would make this the first FLASH GORDON
Comic Book.




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This is also a great cover. Not one I've seen before.
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
@Badger Ditto on both your comments sir!!!😎

Edit to add: potential for a future cover contest theme??? Splash away.....
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
The MYSTERY ROPE cover to my BATMAN #67 might be missing but the
JOKER story inside is still in good shape.





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Beautiful book.


Thank You!



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Gads!!! Hate to repost #2 down my traverse down the avenue but holy Spocks what a great cover artwork!!!!!!
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People protested crime comics, but we have a cover promoting murder right here.
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Beautiful book.


Thank You!



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Gads!!! Hate to repost #2 down my traverse down the avenue but holy Spocks what a great cover artwork!!!!!!
I agree. It looks great! Marty, did you ever have this one graded?
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Beautiful book.


Thank You!



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Gads!!! Hate to repost #2 down my traverse down the avenue but holy Spocks what a great cover artwork!!!!!!
I agree. It looks great! Marty, did you ever have this one graded?


Unfortunately I'm afraid it would not grade very well...
the cover is partially detached from the one center staple and
the centerfold is completely detached. The pages are in good shape
with three CAPTAIN AMERICA stories and one HUMAN TORCH story.
Thanks for asking!

Marty
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People protested crime comics, but we have a cover promoting murder right here.


You ever warch the old Roadrunner cartoons?
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
CAPTAIN MARVEL ADVENTURES #103...still a BIG 52 PAGES...still
the "LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY COMIC MAGAZINE"...and the last
one I ever bought.




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Green Lama? Got to love some of these early superheroes. Fighting the Nazis like Cap and looking a lot like Green Lantern.....
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I believe the first artist I began to recognize even before
seeing a signature was JOE KUBERT...his work just looked
different.



(From ALL STAR #24)

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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Another one I could spot without seeing a signature was
ALEX SCHOMBURG.




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Another one I could spot without seeing a signature was
ALEX SCHOMBURG.




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Beautiful book!
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Another one I could spot without seeing a signature was
ALEX SCHOMBURG.




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Beautiful book!


Thank you!...it's really held up over the years.

Marty
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Always enjoyed finding these from DISNEY even if I hadn't seen
the movie yet.






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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
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Always enjoyed find first issues on the newsstand.



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Early version of Donald and Bugs or vice versa....?
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
DOPEY DUCK COMICS are listed as Timely Comics (NPP) which stands
for NON-PAREL PUBLISHING CORPORATION, KRAZY KROW is listed as
Marvel Comics (ZPC) ZENITH PUBLISHING CORPORATION, ZIGGY PIG-
SILLY SEAL is listed as Timely Comics (CmPL)COMEDY PUBLICATIONS, INC.
ANIMATED FUNNY COMIC-TUNES is U.S.A. COMICS MAGAZINE CORP. (Timely),
IDEAL COMICS is Timely Comics (MgPC) MARGOOD PUBLISHING CORPORATION
...I could go on but it's just interesting that TIMELY/MARVEL
had all these different publishing names all at 350 Fifth Avenue.
New York...must have been tough work for the Mail Room.

Marty
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
Nice... great info bro......
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
@Savage_Spawn Thanks...for some reason I always enjoyed reading
the indicia of every comic I bought.

Marty
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Always felt that THE HEAP was a true comic book creation.




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Always felt that THE HEAP was a true comic book creation.




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- I had a few old Airboy comics that had Heap stories. Definitely an under appreciated character who had to be the inspiration for both Swamp Thing and Man Thing.
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Here are the first two of my collection to be submitted to CBCS.







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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
The above two are on their way...

Marty
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