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Finishing out the Subbies with three more dazzlers, the first two with green banner Alex Schomburg covers...




This is an 8.5 (Universal grade, OW) Timely File Copy.
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More Schomburg mayhem, with trained sharks, no less!




Lloyd Jacquet File Copy, 8.5 universal (Cream/OW)
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The third with a Syd Shores cover...




9.6 CBCS universal, White PQ
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So as you may know Three Stooges comics are tough to find in high grade. I already have a number #1 & 3 in 8.5 and own a #2. There are plenty of #2's put there but all
VG-ish. It's even harder to find them with glasses attached and in nice condition.
Well I finally found a nice copy of #2 with glasses attached to go with the 1 and 3. I'll send it in soon for grading.
Here they are in order.


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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
The "ATOMIC AGE"...both February 1946



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I love the trio of Three Stooges book earthshaker. Tough books indeed!

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Collector CatmanAmerica private msg quote post Address this user
Would this qualify as a three stooges book? ...



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Did I say that I was finished with Subby? Well, not quite! I still have one more Sub-Mariner to post and #22 is a killer 9.4 copy (OW) with a swimmingly good Syd Shores action/rescue cover...



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Only bought a few FICTION HOUSE Comic Books as a kid...the Barber
Shop downstairs in our apartment building always had the latest
issues of WINGS, JUNGLE, PLANET to read while you waited for a
haircut.



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Bill Everett produced an out-of-this-world masterpiece with the cover of Speed Carter, Spaceman #1 (9.0 OW/W). Looks like the Space Sentinels have their work cut out for'em!



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Time to work in my Reed Crandall Stormy Foster covers... aren't you glad I didn't Freudian slip up with the name "Stormy Daniels" ...starting with my two copies of HIT Comics #18 and then following up with subsequent issues...







Note: The color is actually much closer between these two books than the scan due to the fact that newer CGC label holders have a deep recess that refracts light producing a duller image, not to mention the oily Newtonian splotches. The second book is destined for a CBCS holder.

Here's the second Crandall Stormy Foster, HIT Comics #19 (Rockford Pedigree, 9.2 OW)...



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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Al Bryant had a similar style.



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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
More Al Bryant.



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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
It's not The SPIRIT...it's MIDNIGHT!



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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
I believe this DOLL MAN is by CRANDALL.



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@martymann Absolutely love Bryant's work for Quality. If I were nit-picking, there's only one aspect of his work that's given short-shrift, and that's backgrounds. His focus is almost always on mid and foreground shots with very little background detail. I think this may be a style thing or directed by someone in charge, not that the simplification lacks eye-appeal.

For all I know, the foreground focus could be an art director's decision, not the artist's. However, unless I'm mistaken, it's a different approach from other artists who worked for Quality around this time. It's worth noting that Jack Cole also focused on midground and close-ups on some covers, but other covers were much busier with background detail.

Anyway, I'm leaning toward the art director theory. So, for this or whatever other reasons, many of Al Bryant's covers have a posed quality to them. The result is that ...even when there's energy, as with that gorgeous cover of Doll Man corralling the eagle... there's rarely a feeling of impending peril. Again, I love Bryant's work, and as an artist myself, I admire his composition skills. In fact, his work is grossly underrated, IMO.
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While I'm thinking about it, here's another Reed Crandall cover for HIT Comics #20. This one is apparently pretty rare judging from the CGC census (only 5 copies). Love the detail in these early covers for Quality...



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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Another CRANDALL...



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Only bought a few FICTION HOUSE Comic Books as a kid...the Barber
Shop downstairs in our apartment building always had the latest
issues of WINGS, JUNGLE, PLANET to read while you waited for a
haircut.



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A recent sale of a copy of this one made a BIG splash recently. Nice Marty!
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HIT Comics #21 (CBCS 7.5 OW/W), only 5 in the CGC census ...this is the 6th (it's an "uncensusored" copy)...



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Only bought a few FICTION HOUSE Comic Books as a kid...the Barber
Shop downstairs in our apartment building always had the latest
issues of WINGS, JUNGLE, PLANET to read while you waited for a
haircut.



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A recent sale of a copy of this one made a BIG splash recently. Nice Marty!


HOW BIG A SPLASH?

Marty
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Cover artist ALEX KOTZKY.





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Nice Ace book. That's my collecting focus. They are like hen's teeth.

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Only bought a few FICTION HOUSE Comic Books as a kid...the Barber
Shop downstairs in our apartment building always had the latest
issues of WINGS, JUNGLE, PLANET to read while you waited for a
haircut.



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A recent sale of a copy of this one made a BIG splash recently. Nice Marty!


HOW BIG A SPLASH?

Marty
CGC 9.0, Over 4K. It's the first appearance of Fire Hair. Worth slabbing Marty.
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@the420bandito Lord, you and I have probably run each other up on books in past auctions. Ace, along with MLJ and Looney Tunes collectibles(comics, Premiums, toys, etc) are my top 3 primary focus', but i dabble in Baker, Cole, Prize, Harvey, Centaur, tough Romance and more.

Prices have cooled a bit, so i have been able to pick up more again recently. I have decided i don't need to complete all the hero runs, but i'm about 4 to 5 MUST HAVE ones away from being 'satisfied' with my set.
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I had to outbid Ramon Schenk to get a copy of Cartoon Spice #5. I consider him to be one of the Charlton Comic experts online. It's a little late to be considered Golden Age, but I'll squeeze in a scan. It's from 1958. It hadn't been listed anywhere before I bought it.


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Just arrived today, a sweet addition to my Cap collection (raw, nice PQ, no apparent restoration or color touch). After the grade checks out, I envision a CBCS holder is in it's future...



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Only bought a few FICTION HOUSE Comic Books as a kid...the Barber
Shop downstairs in our apartment building always had the latest
issues of WINGS, JUNGLE, PLANET to read while you waited for a
haircut.



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A recent sale of a copy of this one made a BIG splash recently. Nice Marty!


HOW BIG A SPLASH?

Marty
CGC 9.0, Over 4K. It's the first appearance of Fire Hair. Worth slabbing Marty.


Thanks for the info...with a detached cover and a piece missing from the bottom right corner of the cover I doubt if it would
grade very well.

Marty
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