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It's a HIT! And other Quality GA...208

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I'll start this off with the first three HITs and we'll see what follows...








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What a HIT!
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Thanks! Here's a key Plastic Man to add to this Quality mix...




More later (feel free to join in, we're open late and rarely card).
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Jack Coles work is amazing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CatmanAmerica
Thanks! Here's a key Plastic Man to add to this Quality mix...




More later (feel free to join in, we're open late and rarely card).

Killer copy and cover. I love it!
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Excellent! Nice book Sagii!

Some nice movement in the Quality department, so here's another...


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Wow wow wow!! Nice Hits!!!
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There were some amazing covers on Blackhawk.


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@esaravo +1
Blackhawk & Military/Modern have excellent art and stories...


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More HITs!





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Collector Larryw7 private msg quote post Address this user
Nice books!

This one is low grade, but it's pretty scarce. I often think of getting it restored, but it's probably best to leave it as is.




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Nice books!

This one is low grade, but it's pretty scarce. I often think of getting it restored, but it's probably best to leave it as is.






What's wrong with it? I see some tanning on the cover, but is there more? Very nice book, btw
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Some tape right where the girl is. It's not as noticeable in the scan as it is in hand.
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Ah, so the tanning is from the acidity of the tape. Got it
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@Larryw7 Thanks! So's your's! +1
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I consider this HIT one of the very best covers of the GA...




Stormy Foster's dizzying bridge-top battle with spies is an amazing mix of perspective and anatomical accuracy. Reed Crandal's depiction is interesting for another reason. The spies are clearly depicted as Japanese, and the cover date is Dec. 1941 ...on the newsstand Oct. 3rd, two full months before Pearl Harbor! That's almost spooky.
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Next up, Stormy Foster's second lead apperance in HIT Comics #19, with another analogically precise Crandall cover...




Hit #18 has the Pennsylvania pedigree, #19 has the Rockford. While a lot of attention is focused on Lou Fine's uniquely stylized cover art, the peak period for HIT's all around excellence begins with Reed Crandall's superb solo cover contributions. Stormy's popular status was short lived though. Stormy dropped from favor by issue #25 and his cover feature was unceremoniously replaced by Kid Eternity and devolved to a mixture.
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HIT #20 is pretty spectacular too...


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HIT #21 features a cat-a-pult...




Cheers!
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The hits just keep on coming!

Sorry, had to say it
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@Jerkfro Yes, indeed! Cheers...



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The last Stormy Foster HIT cover, another Reed Crandall stunner...



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My final HIT (from an old scan, sorry), but whatta cover...


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More Plas from the past...



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Here's my favorite Doll Man cover. This it from the Edgar Church collection.


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@vaultkeeper Beautiful book!
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Thanks Cat!
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You're welcome, Vaultkeeper!

It would be a crime not to follow that with a Police cover...




and another Church book...


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Killer Plastic Man Police cover by Cole (a fave)...


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