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Two more late classic covers for the nineteen hundred fifty-third post in the GA thread. 1953 was a good year for EC comics, and these Gaines File Copies sport covers by Feldstein and Wood not to mention great stories and art inside...






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1954 is the last year before CCA censorship changed the GA landscape. In honor of the nineteen hundred fifty-fourth post and the recent passing of comic legend Steve Ditko, here's my final tie-in of post number and publication date. The Thing #14 is dated 6/54...



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How about a Superman #100 for 1955?


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I have recently purchased a small lot of GA comics. A lot of the comics are high grade. The OO has written his name on the front cover. Looks like Raymond L. Sheets.

Just wish to see if this name ring a bell to anyone.
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How about a Superman #100 for 1955?




Well, the CCA stamp and all new stories tag pretty much removes the book from the GA, but it's a sweet early SA book nonetheless.

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I have recently purchased a small lot of GA comics. A lot of the comics are high grade. The OO has written his name on the front cover. Looks like Raymond L. Sheets.

Just wish to see if this name ring a bell to anyone.


Don't recognize the OO's name, but congrats on snaggin' the lot!
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@CatmanAmerica - Some call the mid-1950's the Atomic Age (but alas, not Golden).
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@CatmanAmerica - Some call the mid-1950's the Atomic Age (but alas, not Golden).


Maybe it's just me, but I consider the "Atomic Age" designation a sub-genre. It's no less relevant to understanding the history, but much less of a sea change to the landscape than the CCA's intrusion on the industry.

The Comics Code Authority determined what was artistically permissible for publication, wiping out a lot of marginal publishers who were deeply invested in producing horror and crime comics. The last vestiges of the GA ended when those small publishers folded rather than submit to the CCA.

No real disagreement here, it just comes down to how widely or narrowly one chooses to define these eras.
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ok. been a while since I last visited this thread. I expect to get the grades next week for the 2 WDCS collections I bought and submitted a few months ago. The smaller of the two collections had a few restored books. Hope they were all caught before submitting

In the meantime - just got these back from grading


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One of my favorite Schomburg Subby covers. Sub-Mariner #6 (Summer, 1942), stands out as a powerful war cover with a lot going on, but a perfectly balanced center of interest...



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So this Jingle Jangle series that ran for a bit, has some gorgeous covers.
I think most are forgotten because they rarely come up in high grade in 1 thru 25, but even after that they are rarely seen in much better than Vg. Ebay has a few low numbered copies and the sellers want 200 to 400+ for those ragged copies.
So I have been sitting on these file copies 1-24, less #2 & #6 for some time, but time to send them in. The colors on some are intense in person. All going in mail for grading this week.

#1 1942

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This #4 is unreal color
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#7 & #8

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#9 & #10

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#11 & #12


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13 & #14

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#15 & #16


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17, 18, 19, 20



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#21, 22, 23 & 24. 22 is amazing colors. All head out in mail tomorrow. Whoop whoop hope I get some goods grades.





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@earthshaker01 Amazing run! Congrats!
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Another classic Schomburg supersized superhero cover, this one with Subby weighing anchor and lowering the boom on some unhappy Japanese sub sailors. Loads of action in Sub-Mariner #10...



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Another cool Alex Schomburg cover, this copy of Sub-Mariner #18 is also a Timely file copy earmarket for Lloyd Jacquet...



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This GFC contains Al Williamson's zip-toned masterpiece By George!! cover by Al Feldstein...



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This GFC contains Al Williamson's zip-toned masterpiece By George!! cover by Al Feldstein...



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Absolutely gorgeous cover! I might have to add that one to my want list.
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