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This is a very rare NM 1950 insert for Life Magazine. This came directly from Malcolm Ater Jr., the son of the now passed owner of Commercial Comics. It was a copy in his father's filing cabinet.
It is the size of a regular comic when in its folded state as seen in pic. Then unfolds to about the size of the old Life Magazine. I bought a copy of the Life magazine it would have been inserted in fore the week of September 25, 1950 so I could reunite them.




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1954 NM giveaway comic.


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Frogman Comics #1


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A 9.8 from 1945. Unbelievable, how does that even happen? It's a file copy so I guess it got filed away and wasn't touched again for decades?
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A 9.8 usually doesn't happen on it's own. A file copy yes, but even a file copy will have some kind of bend, even right after printing, especially when you consider the lower quality printing of the era. To reach these grades I press and clean all my own books. It's fun to play around with old comics and see what I can squeeze out of them. It think the best was cracking a graded 8.5 out, and getting a 9.6 back. Quote:
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A 9.8 from 1945. Unbelievable, how does that even happen? It's a file copy so I guess it got filed away and wasn't touched again for decades?
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1945 Treasure Comics #1.

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Starting to see Dell four colors prices tick up as long as they are in 9.4 or higher. A 9.4 sold last night of this four color #446 for 780.00. Not sure what that makes my 9.6 worth, maybe my retirement will come earlier than I hoped, lol.

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Nice book! While my feelings about this cover have been posted I'll say it again, it needs more Blazing Skull to be perfect
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Nice book! While my feelings about this cover have been posted I'll say it again, it needs more Blazing Skull to be perfect


Thanks. Alex Schomburg is one of my favorite GA artists.

I like the idea of your variant mock-up. Blazing Skull would’ve been an excellent alternative to the Black Marvel.

My criticism isn’t with the Blazing Skull as the featured hero, ...it’s with Schomburg’s execution of this particular composition. I just wish Alex had taken a bit more time on this cover. It’s far below his usual standard of work.

More specifically, looking at this strictly from an artist’s perspective, the stiff flat pose of the featured hero comes across as awkwardly clunky. So, regardless of which character was featured, without an overhaul of the artist’s layout it wouldn’t improve the cover’s dynamics.
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Here's a Schomburg war cover better demonstrating his composition skill...



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1948 #1 Annke Oakley in really nice shape

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How about a minty fresh Blackhawk #9(#1). I can't even remember when or where I picked this up.

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Always liked this cover. This is a tough book to get. I found two from same guy who lived in England. As a kid living here he collected comics, hauled them all across the pond. They both came back as 8.5 and 8.0 highest graded, but thats long before I learned to press books. Might be a 9.2 in one of them one day.

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