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I got the “Secret surprise” and regular. I really want the Artgerm though.
was that the spidey costume one? I was going to say she’d trade ya but you have the one I have and that ones rare. What did those come out to then? 1:25?

Ya that one. Im not sure on the ratio. I couldn’t find any specific info on it. The only definite is “limited print”
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From last night and this morning. I got these on a blind pull sale on facebook.


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Inspired by conversation on another thread, I have been spending the day revisiting comics in my collection with an August 1983 cover date.




This was an entertaining issue guest starring Cloak and Dagger and the Punisher. It makes me remember how exciting it was when these characters would appear, before they all went on to become overexposed by Marvel.




I had nearly forgotten just how great the early issues of G.I. Joe really are! These are still great reads! The first two dozen or so issues stand up to just about anything that was put out in the 80s. The writing suffered a little bit later on, as the series became enormously successful and Larry Hama was forced to add in all kinds of crazy stuff to promote the newest action figures and vehicles. Still, if you missed G.I. Joe back in the ‘80s, I highly recommend checking these out.




Just one month prior to these issues, DC launched a revised version of Luthor and Braniac in the 45th anniversary issue of Action Comics. For me, these remakes seemed somewhat lacking at the time, and my opinion is little changed after re-reading this comic nearly 37 years later.
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I'm at work, so no comics for me.
In anticipation of an outbreak, our Corp. Office (in Canada) decided to increase our production to 100% and build up our stock before we (in southern Oregon) start getting sick ourselves.
If we have any issues, we just call our management at home.
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Totally agree on GI Joe.

I want to say it was pretty solid until about issue 30.

It seemed like things went off the rails when Zantac came on
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@Jabberwookie Yep, that is spot on! I kept reading into the 40s, but it was really in the 30s that my interest started to wane. Those early issues sure were great, though. Very underrated.
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I'm at work, so no comics for me.
In anticipation of an outbreak, our Corp. Office (in Canada) decided to increase our production to 100% and build up our stock before we (in southern Oregon) start getting sick ourselves.
If we have any issues, we just call our management at home.


Oh boy do you have issues, thousands of them!
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XForce 7, 8 & 9 today. Pretty good.
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Read these today. I am trying to get through my pull list books.
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Read this today for the first time.
Good story and beautiful artwork.
I'll have to hunt a nicer copy in the future 👍
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Finally got these two to almost finish DeadPool 1st series run. So now was a great time to read this DP vs Punisher storyline ^_~ HavaTaco


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I’ve been going back through the original Astro City run.

I’d forgotten how good it was.

The Confessor story arc is almost perfection.

Definitely check it out!
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The Confessor story arc is almost perfection.


Definitely the most memorable story arc in a series that was full of great stories.
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The Confessor story arc is almost perfection.


Definitely the most memorable story arc in a series that was full of great stories.


I’d forgotten the other arcs were pretty solid, too.

It’s been nice to read back through.

Busiek was a good writer and at the top of his game then.

I always feel bad for busting Kurts chops in a letter to the Avengers.
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Collector HeinzDad private msg quote post Address this user
Hellblazer 197-201, lady death apocalypse 0-3.
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Rain All Day Here - so feet up, tunes on and......
Daken - Good story and great art. Avengers - Great twisted story and art. The First X-Men - Ok Story with scratchy art work. I prefer Wolverine being a leader not a Wimperine
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I was perusing those old magazine-sized Marvel indexes by G&T Enterprises (from the 70's), particularly 7A ... I like looking at the pictures. Anyway, I noticed that it lists TTA #101 as the 1st Serpent Crown, but CGC lists Sub-mariner #9 as the 1st Serpent Crown (I can't find an example of a CBCS label). I realize it barely registers on the Importance Scale, but it kinda jumped out at me (don't ask me why).
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I was putting some more of my ungraded books into Mylites 2 and Fullbacks, so I re-read my DD #4. In it DD wore his cool old yellow costume and it's also the first Purple Man. Here's some things that stood out. DD kept his street clothes/suit in a roll around his neck at the beginning, then decided that wasn't a good place when a mob almost ripped it off his body. Women were not treated as equals with men in comics at this time, Karen Page is the docile secretary who does whatever the men tell her to do, daydreams about her crush on Matt, and literally follows him around like a puppy dog. DD's billy club could be folded in half and used as a boomerang. He also concealed a tape recorder (a mini reel-to-reel type!) and plastic sheeting in it. He used the opaque plastic sheeting to cover the Purple Man so people would not see him and obey him. Even though the Purple Man's head (and most of his body) was covered by the plastic, no one worried that he might suffocate. All in all, a pretty amusing read.


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I have been reading the early issues of Pep Comics lately. Definitely an interesting piece of comic book history! The contents, like most golden age books, are somewhat uneven. Some really good stuff and some not as good. It is absolutely amazing what you got for a dime back in those days! Early issues of Pep contained nine ongoing features, plus one page gag strips and a two page text story. In reading these stories it also strikes me just how much urgency there was to get these magazines to the stands. It seems like in 1940 there was a definite rush to get the ideas into print before someone else did, as the earliest stories often contained just the germ of a concept, which was refined and altered as the series went along.








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Most recent comic books read: Robin 80th Anniversary 100 Page Giant (DC Comics); Spider-Man NOIR (2020 Series)
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Legion of Super-Heroes 297: Opens with Cosmic Boy using his powers to crash a Prison Shuttle that is taking off. Inside are 3 criminals who Fire-bombed his neighborhood with a nuclear weapon, killing his mother and critically wounding other friends and family. Cosmic Boy is knocked unconcious by a teammate before he can kill. He hunts down the criminals a second time and, with no-one to stop him, decides that he cannot kill the criminals or he would be no better than them.
I never really understand that illogical line of thinking but hey, that's why people love the Punisher.
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Read Giant X-Men #1 (Jean Grey & Emma Frost) last night. No dialogue until the last page.
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Finally got these two to almost finish DeadPool 1st series run. So now was a great time to read this DP vs Punisher storyline ^_~ HavaTaco




I think these were the only Deadpool issues I ever bought off the racks back in the day. Such an entertaining two issue story.
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Picked these up in a quarter box at the last con I attended. The story was alright, although it jumped around a lot and was a little hard to follow in spots. The artwork was inconsistent as well. Still, for a fifty cent investment, not a bad read.





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I was perusing those old magazine-sized Marvel indexes by G&T Enterprises (from the 70's), particularly 7A ... I like looking at the pictures. Anyway, I noticed that it lists TTA #101 as the 1st Serpent Crown, but CGC lists Sub-mariner #9 as the 1st Serpent Crown (I can't find an example of a CBCS label). I realize it barely registers on the Importance Scale, but it kinda jumped out at me (don't ask me why).

This morning I was looking thru Part 9B (Daredevil) of these indexes. I noticed this entry for issue #13...

"Intro: Vibranium (this is the first appearance of this strange metal in the Marvel Universe - not Fantastic Four #53, as incorrectly noted in Part 4 of this index; however, this is a different grade of Vibranium from the pure substance seen (and first named) in the latter story)"

Neither CGC, nor CBCS, lists FF53 as the 1st appearance of Vibranium, but many Ebay sellers that are selling raw FF53 do.
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