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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
While these comics are not all that valuable, the collecting
experience was priceless. Going from store to store during
the years of 1950 and 1952 looking for issues that I had not
purchased from the newsstand was a fun-filled pastime...
after all, this hobby is all about searching and collecting.

DETECTIVE COMICS #168




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MYSTERY IN SPACE #1




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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
What happened to the top part?
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Someone got hungry
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
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What happened to the top part?


I believe it went back to the distributor for credit.

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TALES FROM THE CRYPT #20




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CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #3




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CAPTAIN SCIENCE #4




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Collector poka private msg quote post Address this user
Still nice comics. Thanks for sharing
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WITCHES TALES #4




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BOYS' RANCH #1
I was able to find all six issues.




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What happened to the top part?

Back in the day when retailers wanted to get credit for unsold copies the distibutors would have the do this and send in just the torn off title, because it was cheaper than having retailers return the whole book. I beleive retailers were supposed to destroy these, but obviosly many of them were sold at a discount as "remaindered copies."
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COLLECTOR dielinfinite private msg quote post Address this user
lol, I remember walking into a random comic shop as a kid and having the clerk ask me if I wanted a bunch of free comics. He hands me a bunch of coverless books, which I always assumed were remainders. They're moderns so not worth anything but it was a nice experience as a kid who didn't care about collectability or condition and just got a few free comics to read
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CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #5

It appeared the majority of remainder comics I found were EC'S...never found any MARVEL'S.




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WEIRD FANTASY #6

Another Feldstein Robot Cover.




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Collector Gwenlocke_Variant private msg quote post Address this user
weird. i was just going through one of the dollar bins and i saw a comic that was torn just like these. it was from a marvel bin
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WEIRD FANTASY #14




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WEIRD SCIENCE #12




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WEIRD SCIENCE #13




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PLASTIC MAN #30




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WEIRD FANTASY #7




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SHOCK SUSPENSTORIES #2




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Collector Arikhan private msg quote post Address this user
Too bad on that Detective 168. That book has always been one of my grails (as it has been for many I am sure).
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Too bad on that Detective 168. That book has always been one of my grails (as it has been for many I am sure).


Thanks!
The important page is still in good shape.




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HAUNT OF FEAR #12




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Originally Posted by dielinfinite
lol, I remember walking into a random comic shop as a kid and having the clerk ask me if I wanted a bunch of free comics. He hands me a bunch of coverless books, which I always assumed were remainders. They're moderns so not worth anything but it was a nice experience as a kid who didn't care about collectability or condition and just got a few free comics to read


My LCS still does this. He'll throw a couple coverless comics in my bag most Wednesdays. I assume he figures he needs to get rid of them and maybe if a customer likes the book, they'll add to their pull list.
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COLLECTOR DarthLego private msg quote post Address this user
I'm predicting the next cover art fad right now...retro looking covers that look like remaindered covers.
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COLLECTOR Foghorn_Sam private msg quote post Address this user
Back in the early and mid 60's, a friend of my brother's that lived down the street from us worked at the news paper and magazine distribution center in our home town when he was a teen ager. It is true they would tear the top of the front cover off to return to get credit for unsold copies. The rest of the book would be trashed, but he could take all the remainder copies home he wanted. Everyone on our street had some of these books. I was a little too young yet at that time to be into it but I remember seeing them. Just think of all the key issues that were probably floating around my neighborhood given the time frame. Interestingly, given all these books by brother and all these neighbor kids had, by the time I got into comic books in the late 60's and early 70's, no one had a single copy left.
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Some of the remainder comics I found were titles I'd never
seen before like...
REAL CLUE CRIME STORIES Vol. 5 No. 5




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