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Nick Fury sketch cover by Damon Bowie




My commission of Wildfire (front) and Bouncing Boy (back) sketch cover by Steven A. Wilcox





Silver Surfer: Black #1 8/19




Iron Man sketch cover by Humberto Quintero


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They’re nice.
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Thanks. Three more came in today that I need to get images of. Several more orders are either in grading, heat seal, labelling or imaging. My entire twelve issues of The Shade signed by Tony Harris are in labelling.
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Very cool, congrats!
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Very cool, congrats!


Thank you.
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That Nick Fury looks great!
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That Nick Fury looks great!


Thanks. I have to get more from Damon.
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Thanks. Three more came in today that I need to get images of. Several more orders are either in grading, heat seal, labelling or imaging. My entire twelve issues of The Shade signed by Tony Harris are in labelling.


I couldn't bear having my copies of The Shade (or Starman, for that matter) encased so I couldn't read them. You are a stronger man than I.
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I couldn't bear having my copies of The Shade (or Starman, for that matter) encased so I couldn't read them. You are a stronger man than I.


I had one Whistling Skull (issue #1) and two Starman (issues #0 and #2) signed and sent in for slabbing. The rest are here.


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WOW! Love the sketch covers! The Legion cover(s) kick butt!
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@Element_Lad I will admit to having several signed issues of Starman that I plan to have graded someday, but they are all duplicate copies.
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WOW! Love the sketch covers! The Legion cover(s) kick butt!


I have several more coming and hope to have one done by Francis Manapul in April at Wicked Comic Con. Joe Phillips is working on one now and Dave Beaty is next.
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@Element_Lad I will admit to having several signed issues of Starman that I plan to have graded someday, but they are all duplicate copies.


I wish they would come out with an Omnibus in hardbound so I could have them all done. They had a Kickstarter recently for a hardbound Whistling Skull. Same for The Shade, needs a hardbound. Not big on the paperback versions as they will get worn from rereadings.
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The three latest as promised have been scanned.

My commission of Balder the Brave and Karnilla the Norn Queen sketch cover by Erik Fidel





Swamp Thing sketch cover by Eric Carter





Wonder Woman #152 signed by Matthew Clark


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Two more orders are in shipping!

One is mostly from my husband's childhood collection so never expected high grades since these were stored in old shipping boxes unboarded and unbagged in the attic. One is mine, a Captain Marvel Jr. from 1948 that I felt had served his country well and deserved to retire into a slab for preservation. These were all for sentimental reasons.

The second order is four sketch covers I had done and witnessed at Boston Fan Expo 2022. Two got 9.8's and the other two had 9.6's due to artist smudges, inks on back cover or minor bends on edges.

I will share when they come in.
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Looking forward to seeing these! You get some great sketch covers!!
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Looking forward to seeing these! You get some great sketch covers!!


Thanks.
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@Element_Lad I will admit to having several signed issues of Starman that I plan to have graded someday, but they are all duplicate copies.


I wish they would come out with an Omnibus in hardbound so I could have them all done. They had a Kickstarter recently for a hardbound Whistling Skull. Same for The Shade, needs a hardbound. Not big on the paperback versions as they will get worn from rereadings.


I missed out on the Starman omnibi when they were in print, and they are very expensive these days (although less than they were before the too large to actually read Compendiums came out).
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I missed out on the Starman omnibi when they were in print, and they are very expensive these days (although less than they were before the too large to actually read Compendiums came out).


I only have Vol. 1 in hardbound. Hence why having #0 and #2 signed and slabbed wasn't too stressful.
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Just got notified that four more orders are now in shipping!!!
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Ok, so this was just notified as "Shipped". I have the image for the sketch cover but so disappointed in the grade. The grader notes state "lot of vertical production creases to entire front & back cover". I did not notice these but am wondering could they be pressed out and if so would it give the book much of a bump?

My commission of Captain America (after Joe Simon) sketch cover by Jesse Simon


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Sorry about the grade, but regardless of that, it's such a great Kirby-esque cover! OMG!!
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Sorry about the grade, but regardless of that, it's such a great Kirby-esque cover! OMG!!


Jesse is the grandson of Joe Simon, co-creator of Cap. Made friends with him and asked for the commission at Little Giant Comics Old School Comic Show last year.
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Also included in that batch were the following that were shipped as well:

Adventure Comics 247 cover recreation (after Curt Swan) sketch cover by Steven A. Wilcox




My commission of Aquaman sketch cover by Paul Pelletier




My commission of Dig signed and remarked by Steven A. Wilcox




Hal Jordan Green Lantern sketch cover by Minkyu Jung




My commission of Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat sketch cover by Jay Mooers




My commission of Parasite sketch cover by Clay McCormack


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Those are fantastic!! So jealous!!!
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Those are fantastic!! So jealous!!!


Thanks. More to come. Many orders went to grading this week too.
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That Swampy cover is coooooooooo.
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That Swampy cover is coooooooooo.


Thank you. Eric was super happy with how it turned out.
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Ok here is something different but I will include it here. The one on the left is the copy that was stored in the attic for 40 years without bags and boards. But I found a graded copy for a very reasonable price so that we can still read the original copy.


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A gift to me from the artist. Element Lad by Anthony Castrillo


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