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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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I am spending the day with my long box of Harvey square bound giants. For my nickel, square bound Harveys are probably the coolest comics ever (with the possible exception of the bound volumes)! Yes, the stories are often simplistic, and there is a sameness to them. Still, the Harvey Comics world is always a fun place to visit, full of characters such as Casper, Stumbo and Richie Rich, whose first inclination toward everyone they meet is: “how can I help?”. Even characters of a more selfish orientation such as Hot Stuff and Spooky are always willing to set aside their own interests in the name of contributing to the greater good. Harvey comics are a much needed reminder that in spite of the TP hoarders and hand sanitizer profiteers, in spite of the fear mongers and political pundits who try to divide us, most folks are good and decent and will go out of their way to help you if they can. It’s always good to remember that.





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Captain America 16 and 17 (2019/2020) - Ta-Nehisi Coates. (Fell a bit behind on this series.)
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Just got this today and read it. After seeing the cover in the contest thread, I had to get it. It is DEFINITELY a mature book because of the violent scenes and nudity. But if you are ok with that and like horror comics, you might want to find a copy. It is full color with 4 different stories. Each story is more twisted than the previous one!! There are 10 comics in this series and I may just have to hunt them all down now.


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@Jesse_O Twisted Tales is a great series! Along with it’s companion title, Alien Worlds, it was fashioned as a tribute to the EC comics of the ‘50s. After Pacific folded, Eclipse continued the concept, although they changed the title. The Eclipse version may have been called Tales of Terror?
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DC: The Batman's Grave #5 and #6 (Ellis / Hitch / Nowlan / Sinclair). I have issues #7 and #8 on order from Westfield Comics. Will I receive them? I don't know yet.
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I just read Undiscovered Country.

It’s strangely prescient in some ways.
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I just read Undiscovered Country.

It’s strangely prescient in some ways.
I’ve had that sitting waiting on me. Should I move it to the top of the pile?
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Currently reading DK III the Master Race, will finish later tonight.
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I finished Spider-Man: Life Story yesterday. It's a retelling/alternate universe version of Spider-Man as if he became Spider-Man in 1963 and aged normally with each of the six issues taking place in a different decade. I liked it.
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I just read Undiscovered Country.

It’s strangely prescient in some ways.
I’ve had that sitting waiting on me. Should I move it to the top of the pile?


It's been a fun read for me.
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Started it last night and finished today. Entertaining little series. It was different, and I assume it didn't sell enough as it got the axe after 5 issues and ends on a cliffhanger.

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I liked Dakota North back in the’80s, although I only have 1-4. I never even knew there was a number 5. That one is going on the want list right now!
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Just reread Showcase 55. Solomon Grundy.
Read that until it was coverless back in the 60’s. My grandma had a stack, started the habit for the grandkids very young.
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Just reread Showcase 55. Solomon Grundy.
Read that until it was coverless back in the 60’s. My grandma had a stack, started the habit for the grandkids very young.


It's a good one...


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I just read Undiscovered Country.

It’s strangely prescient in some ways.
I’ve had that sitting waiting on me. Should I move it to the top of the pile?


Sorry for the late response!

I'd say, so. It's different, and entertaining.

Silver Surfer Black is pretty good, too!
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Great issue with the classic SUPERDUPERMAN, ROBIN HOOD and
THE SHADOW stories...forgot how good they where.



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I got like 8 or 9 boxes to go through of Marvel minis, plus Alpha Flight, Excalibur and a bunch of other randomness. 4 more down.

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First time out of the bag since I bought it and first time
I have read it.



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Falcon limited series is next.
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@Studley_Dudley, as you read the Marvel mini's I'm curious, are any of the stories compelling enough to have been worthy of a stand-alone mini-series?
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I'll say that of the few I've read so far, there aren't any matching the Claremont/Miller Wolverine mini or Zeck's Punisher mini. Iceman's premise was a little goofy, but it was more about him dealing with his personal insecurities than it was about just going around and having adventures. FF vs X-Men was solid, since it dealt with the immediate aftermath of the Mutant Massacre as the X-Men were working to find a way to cure Shadowcat from being stuck in her phase form (I don't know if there is a better term for it). It also dealt with Reed Richards sucking at life, then finding redemption. Firestar was your basic mutant origin story. I guess the character was created for Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends cartoon, then brought over in Uncanny X-Men at some point. Anyways, they're fun reads but nothing mind blowing.
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Had this in the same box as my ACTION #1 reprint.
Fun to see the GUARDIAN after all these years.



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@Studley_Dudley I thought the Nightcrawler limited series was one of the better mutant minis, although it wouldn’t have worked as an ongoing series. The glut of mini series during the mid-1980s was actually an attempt by mainstream comics publishers to flood the market, taking consumer dollars away from the indie comic publishers that were popping up left and right in the ‘80s. There was even a lawsuit back in the day claiming as much. I am not sure if it was filed by First Comics, or if it was a conglomerate of indie publishers led by First. Obviously nothing ever came of it. As far as today’s reading goes, I pulled this one out earlier in the week for the comic book calendar thread and decided to read it before filing it again. Great story! Simple and straightforward superhero action all the way! I always enjoyed Two-In-One. The Thing is at his best when playing off other characters. I didn’t like it when they cancelled MTIO to give the Thing a solo book. The first few issues were great, focusing on the Ben Grimm character, but it soon became dull as the Thing lacked a foil to bounce off of. I wish they would have done the Thing as a 4 issue limited series and left Marvel Two-In-One alone!


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X-Men #5 (Jonathan Hickman)
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Well written. Solid art, and I really love Paul Smith's cover to #2.


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I got an Unbeatable Squirrel Girl collection and started in on it to see if it would be good for my daughter (she's still too young for most super hero books). Read issues 1 and 2; they have a pretty light-hearted and jokey tone, so I'm enjoying them anyway.
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