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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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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.



It really is awkward. I honestly keep forgetting it was a Schomburg cover, which does go to show just how much it differed from his other work. For some reason my memory had it as being Allen Bellman art, damn brain ain't what it used to be
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This is one of the more underrated Schomburg covers of the era, mainly because it features a whole bunch of second string heroes, but it’s very well rendered and the vignettes presented in a unique manner from other Timely titles...


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The follow-up, with a kick-arse Jack Kirby cover, thunders as well...


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Love this one! Cat, I think this might be one that lived in my collection for a time. All the color breaks/scuffs seem to line up to my old scan back from 2012. It was one of the first big GA comics I purchased when I got back into collecting. Personally, I've always liked this one as much (or more) than the 74 which may sound odd.

Great book!
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And, while looking for the CA 73 scan, I found another purchase early in my GA collecting focus. I think this one is still highest graded and 1st appearance of Minute-Man.




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Indisputable classic WWII cover (Mystic Comics #2, Vol. 2) by Syd Shores...


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Contos de Terror #9

Artist: Jayme Cortez

Published by La Selva, Brazil 1954



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Contos de Terror #4

Artist: Jayme Cortez

Published by La Selva, Brazil 1954





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Supernatural #14

Jayme Cortez

Published by La Selva, Brazil 1954



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Just picked up this bad boy last week. I think I’m done for this year.
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@scottde64 Incredible book!! Congrats!!!
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@scottde64 Very nice!!!
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Great book. I seriously had my eye on a copy of #10 till that #1 came available. Didn’t have a Nazi based cover yet and in the scheme of things #10 was far more affordable than #1. Maybe someday.

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@scottde64 All Winners and All Select are both killer titles. The cover of All Select #1 is a Schomburg classic. Congratulations!
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One of those covers that made you buy the book.




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@martymann Happy B-Day, Marty!
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These go together well. She just can't seem to keep out of trouble with these guys...







It's a good thing the HUMAN TORCH always seems to be nearby when she needs help!

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@martymann - Happy birthday, Marty. Hope you get a nice present or two!
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@martymann Happy B-Day, Marty!


THANK YOU!
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@martymann - Happy birthday, Marty. Hope you get a nice present or two!


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I kind of stumbled across this one... WW2 Victory Garden... A 1943 book in darn good condition with some Nostalgia from a By-gone era.. I remember my parents talking about these.. At 72 I'm not quite old enough to remember them but according to them everybody that had room had one..



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I kind of stumbled across this one... WW2 Victory Garden... A 1943 book in darn good condition with some Nostalgia from a By-gone era.. I remember my parents talking about these.. At 72 I'm not quite old enough to remember them but according to them everybody that had room had one..





Alas, a little before my time as well. From what I recall of discussions about Victory Gardens, the intent had both practical and symbolic aspects. On the practical side, the more commodities folks could produce at home the less strain it placed on the farming industry which was had to supply ample nutrition for both our military abroad and folks back home.

Victory Gardens also provided a supplement to rationing. Rationing goods is something folks adjusted to in WWII, but less remembered today. Just about everything was rationed. Tires, vegetables and dairy products, paper, staples, clothing materials, you name it. Ration books were used to keep track of purchases at point of sale and there were serious penalties for those who violated the ration guidelines.

Symbolically, Victory Gardens demonstrated home front support and involvement in the war effort as it encouraged personal sacrifice of time and labor to maintain a garden of consumables. Of course the ultimate goal of the Victory Garden was planting Mussolini and Hitler at the earliest opportunity to fertilize the growth of liberty.

Looks like I need to ration the caffeine a bit more.
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