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Looks naked without his signature.
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@drchaos, that's the plan
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Steranko is a magician....or was...and he's the Elvis of comics!
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@esaravo ha!!!
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@GAC - At Marvel, I believe Jim Steranko started out inking Jack Kirby’s work. Kirby found out that Jim had many interesting previous occupations, including working as a magician and escape artist. Years later when working for DC, Kirby used Steranko as inspiration for a new character he named Mister Miracle. Pretty cool.
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@drchaos, that's the plan


You should get Emma Dumont as well.


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I'm sure she's great, I've never seen her show, but i don't usually get actors signatures on comics. I do get them on their own pic.


for example. Gilligan's Island's own Mary Ann and I.
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@esaravo That's so cool! I never knew that!

I also read once where Steranko got physical with an editor for one of his Fury books. The editor refused to pay him for writing work and only for drawing because he submitted pages that had no script. Steranko said his drawings were so good they told the story he was trying to tell without the words. The editor disagreed. Steranko grabbed him by his lapels until the editor saw it his way. He got paid a full writing wage for his work. lol!!
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Steranko grabbed him by his lapels until the editor saw it his way. He got paid a full writing wage for his work. lol!!

THAT would never fly today, that's for sure. 😆
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My 3 issue X-Men Steranko run. I only had him sign one of them.






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I always go back to issue 50 myself...mono chromatic cover, Polaris , and the new logo style that Steranko invented introduced on that specific issue. All three are nice books though and signed is signed, no matter what book it is
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@Darkseid_of_town - When he signed my X-Men #51 he told me that he redesigned the X-Men logo for his cover of #50 and that Marvel used it for years and never paid him anything for it.
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I figured as much, that's sort of the norm apparently silver age marvel business model
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I also had him sign my copy of Fiction Illustrated #3 - an obscure pocket-sized square bound book that only ran for three issues in 1975/6. He did the cover (which is amazing), story, and interior art for #3. He said he hadn’t seen any copies for years, so this might be somewhat rare. I also have issues #1 and #2, but they aren’t by Steranko.


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@Darkseid_of_town - When he signed my X-Men #51 he told me that he redesigned the X-Men logo for his cover of #50 and that Marvel used it for years and never paid him anything for it.


He likes telling that story. I think I have heard it 3 or 4 times when he has signed books for me.
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Since some of you have seen Jim Steranko on more than a few occasions, how much does he charge for signatures at these smaller conventions and how many books does he sign? my reason is I want to take books to the califonia con and I want to make sure that I take the right number of books for him to sign.
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Only $20 at the Keystone Comic Con plus an extra $10 for the witness signature for grading.
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@Doc_Cop, 20 dollars per signature? I see that CGC will be at the con for witnessing, I would rather use CBCS but they will not be there, oh well.
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@Sportshort - So get the signature and send to CBCS for red label verified signature and grade.
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@Doc_Cop interesting but expensive. i would have to pay shipping both ways, vsp charges and slabbing. I will do the math on it but I think it would be cheaper to drop it off witnessed by CGC. I will see though.
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I agree Sportshort.
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Had him sign two weeks ago. It was $20 per sig, $30 if you were subbing to cgc using the witness service there. Got expensive fast.
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He still charges a lot less than Neal Adams and will talk to you a lot longer.
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Had him sign two weeks ago. It was $20 per sig, $30 if you were subbing to cgc using the witness service there. Got expensive fast.


Yikes! that does get expensive fast. I will probably do 3 books. Now to choose.

@esarvo, Yes, a lot less than Neal Adams ($60.00 compared to $120.00)for sigs alone.
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Sold this a year or two ago when someone on the forums was looking for this issue.


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I was a little disappointed that he didn’t attend RI Comic Con this year, because I was hoping to get this book signed by him.


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@esaravo Nice looking copy.
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@sportshort - Thanks. It's an awesome cover and it presents well, but it's probably closer to mid-grade than high grade in my opinion (which makes it a great choice for an autograph).
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