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The "White Whale" Thread2410

COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
What's that one book you've been searching for yet keeps alluding your grasps? It can only be one. "The" one. Please use the format below. This could be a trade bait thread, if you will.

For me?

Duration of search: since 2010
Year: 1984
Publisher: Mirage Studios
Title: "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"
Issue: #1
Printing: First
Raw or Graded: Raw or graded, either is fine but not qualified
Signed: Does not matter
Open to trades: Yes
PM for offers: Yes
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Collector DocBrown private msg quote post Address this user
Detective Comics #27, since 1990, year: 1939, Publisher: National Comics.
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
Youngblood #1, Image Comics, April, 1992

Ever since that trade, I wrote about, I've been searching for it. Keeps me up at night.
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Collector Sirtoddington private msg quote post Address this user
Amazing Spider-Man #300
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Collector I_AM_IRON_MAN private msg quote post Address this user
Duration of search: since 2010
Year: 1984
Publisher: Marvel
Title: The Adventures Of Kool-Aid Man
Issue: #1
Printing: First
Raw or Graded: Raw or graded, either is fine but not qualified
Signed: Does not matter
Open to trades: Yes
PM for offers: Yes

JK
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Collector KingNampa private msg quote post Address this user
Duration of search: since 1990
Year: 1963
Publisher: Marvel
Title: x-men
Issue: #1 Signed by Jack Kirby on splash page
Printing: First
Raw or Graded: Raw or graded, either is fine but not qualified
Signed: jack kirby
Open to trades: Yes
PM for offers: Yes
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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
Search: since 2015
Year: 1939
Publisher: DELL
Title: Four Color (series 1)
Issue: #nn (1)
Raw or Graded: Either
Condition: Restored, shat on, trimmed, pissed upon, struck by lightning, idc
Open to trades: YES!
PM for offers: Yes!


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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
most books I want Don't elude me, but I'm just not willing to pay the going price. However there's been one modern book I can't seem to aquire as its hard to find in 9.8 shape due to its white cover and most have printing defects...plus it's not popular enough to be a book people think to have professionally graded...have only seen one on eBay in the past 6 months and I LOST the auction by a sniper who squeezed a final bid literally as time expired...

Duration of search: since 2016
Year: 2006
Publisher: Marvel
Title:"immortal iron fist"
Issue: #1 (not the directors cut)
Printing: First
Raw or Graded: graded 9.8... I have a raw that could achieve 9.6
Signed: would entertain it...but not preferred
Open to trades: Yes
PM for offers: Yes
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I would think that White Whale would be something you absolutely can't find rather than something you just can't afford.
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Collector OrbitCityComics private msg quote post Address this user
Mine is actually not a book, but rather a bag I have been seeking for conventions.


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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by shrewbeer
Search: since 2015
Year: 1939
Publisher: DELL
Title: Four Color (series 1)
Issue: #nn (1)
Raw or Graded: Either
Condition: Restored, shat on, trimmed, pissed upon, struck by lightning, idc
Open to trades: YES!
PM for offers: Yes!




Did you ask @earthshaker, he seems to have multiple copies of these types of issues.
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Originally Posted by DarthLego
I would think that White Whale would be something you absolutely can't find rather than something you just can't afford.


It can also be something that seems to get slipping through your fingers...just when you think you finally have it.
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Collector Kav private msg quote post Address this user
Affordable copy Batman 181 first poison ivy
DC comics 1966
length of search: 1 year
Not a Batman fan but I want this book. looks like an old girlfriend of mine.
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Collector Darkga private msg quote post Address this user
Duration of search: not long, but it is my new official grail
Year: 1948
Publisher: Fox Features Syndicate
Title: Phantom Lady
Issue: #17
Printing: First
Raw or Graded: Raw or graded in any condition
Signed: Does not matter
Open to trades: Yes
PM for offers: Yes
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Collector Kav private msg quote post Address this user
I almost wanna buy the photocopy version of that one
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Phantom-Lady-17-Photocopy-Comic-Book-/262827645318?hash=item3d31bf9986:g:ipAAAOSwFe5XyBqB
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Collector I_AM_IRON_MAN private msg quote post Address this user
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Affordable copy Batman 181 first poison ivy
DC comics 1966
length of search: 1 year
Not a Batman fan but I want this book. looks like an old girlfriend of mine.


HAHA
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Collector I_AM_IRON_MAN private msg quote post Address this user
I like that poison ivy cover. I don't really collect DC either, but I would like to have a Bats 200.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
How about this cover? Hubba bubba!!!


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COLLECTOR shrewbeer private msg quote post Address this user
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Did you ask @earthshaker, he seems to have multiple copies of these types of issues


Last time I checked, this one seems to have eluded even him as well
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Not even sure if it exists but ever since I bought
STUNTMAN COMICS #1 & #2 off the newsstand in 1946
I've been looking for issue #3 that was sent only to
subscribers.
So I'm looking for: STUNTMAN #3
Published by: HARVEY in 1946
Open to trade if I have anything of interest.

Marty Mann
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
@Kav There is a green labeled 5.5 copy that will be a part of the 4/12/17 auction at Comic Link. The label states the centerfold is missing. Might be a way for you to get a copy.

I have nothing to do with that book. I might bid on some of the items in the auction, but I am not selling anything in it.
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by martymann
Not even sure if it exists but ever since I bought
STUNTMAN COMICS #1 & #2 off the newsstand in 1946
I've been looking for issue #3 that was sent only to
subscribers.
So I'm looking for: STUNTMAN #3
Published by: HARVEY in 1946
Open to trade if I have anything of interest.

Marty Mann


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Stuntman-3-by-Harvey-Comics-/232026959709?hash=item3605e26f5d:g:tWkAAOSwSv1XlvJ6

Reprinted but if you wanted to read the stories?
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaptainmyke
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Not even sure if it exists but ever since I bought
STUNTMAN COMICS #1 & #2 off the newsstand in 1946
I've been looking for issue #3 that was sent only to
subscribers.
So I'm looking for: STUNTMAN #3
Published by: HARVEY in 1946
Open to trade if I have anything of interest.

Marty Mann


http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Stuntman-3-by-Harvey-Comics-/232026959709?hash=item3605e26f5d:g:tWkAAOSwSv1XlvJ6

Reprinted but if you wanted to read the stories?


Thank you for your help!
I would still like to be able to locate an original copy.
Thanks again.

Marty Mann
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Collector Kav private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by Towmater
@Kav There is a green labeled 5.5 copy that will be a part of the 4/12/17 auction at Comic Link. The label states the centerfold is missing. Might be a way for you to get a copy.

I have nothing to do with that book. I might bid on some of the items in the auction, but I am not selling anything in it.

unfortunately incomplete books hold no interest for me-even if I had Action #1 with page missing I'd broom it fast.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
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How about this cover? Hubba bubba!!!




Does this homage actually exist as a real book?
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Collector PhantomEwan private msg quote post Address this user
Amazing Spider-Man (1963)#40 7.5-9.0 signed by Stan Lee and John Romita. Preferably with white pages and a good wrap. But the kicker is nicely placed signatures I don't want Stan right in the middle. In my opinion he ruins lots of comics with horrible (almost seems intentional) sig placement.
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COLLECTOR Towmater private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kav
Quote:
Originally Posted by Towmater
@Kav There is a green labeled 5.5 copy that will be a part of the 4/12/17 auction at Comic Link. The label states the centerfold is missing. Might be a way for you to get a copy.

I have nothing to do with that book. I might bid on some of the items in the auction, but I am not selling anything in it.

unfortunately incomplete books hold no interest for me-even if I had Action #1 with page missing I'd broom it fast.


There is a 5.5 blue label in their current auction. I don't have anything to do with that book either.
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Collector VaComicsGuy private msg quote post Address this user
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Originally Posted by DarthLego
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Originally Posted by Foghorn_Sam
How about this cover? Hubba bubba!!!




Does this homage actually exist as a real book?


If it does, I want one.
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