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Always love the variety of your collection, Marty. Is that because your tastes were towards anything and everything or is it because you took what you could find? I know finding runs of comics back then was a challenge; heck, even when I was growing up in the 70s, I couldn't find newsstand comics with a guaranteed regularity. There were no comic shops in my neck of the woods either. By the early 80s I opened a wholesale account with Alternate Realities out of Maryland. I had to buy a minimum of 30(?) books each month but i got a big discount and all the books were delivered almost untouched by other grubby hands.


Jeff...Thank you for your kind words. The variety of my collection
came about as I was always on the lookout for first issues...not
because I ever thought they would be valuable but I just enjoyed
finding new characters. I was also limited in acquiring runs of
favorite titles by the selection and numbers of copies at the
newsstand or in the newsrooms. And, finally the lack of funds
kept me from buying many of my favorite titles.

Marty
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Speaking of variety...how could I not buy these two issues that
were on the newsstand the same month?



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This is the last new GOLDEN AGE comic I ever bought...ordered it
directly from EC...wish I had saved the mailer it came in.



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Posted this on The Golden Age Comics thread in reference to the
DUKE OF DARKNESS character...just found out that the JCA on the
cover stands for JASON COMIC ART.



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From 1944...haven't looked at this for a very long time.



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From 1944...haven't looked at this for a very long time.



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Great cover. I love how Knuckles and Jeff from the Young Allies were essentially recycled (along with the concept)by Simon and Kirby as Big Words and Scrapper mere months later in the Newsboy Legion.
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Cover is missing but splash page ALL-STAR lineup is complete.



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VACATION TIME!...back on July 9th.



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Back from vacation and digging through my DICK TRACY collection.



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@martymann - Welcome back, Marty. Hope you had a great vacation. I’ll be taking mine in less than 2 weeks.
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Welcome back!
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Back from vacation and digging through my DICK TRACY collection.



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Welcome back! Sweet book!
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Another favorite cover of mine.



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Number 115 was the last issue of SUPER COMICS to feature DICK TRACY.
The back cover announced that starting on January 1948 DICK TRACY
will be featured in his own monthly comic.



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SUPER COMICS #116 featured SMOKEY STOVER along with SWEENEY & SON
and a 6-page adventure of CLYDE BEATTY...no ORPHAN ANNIE, SMITTY,
WINNIE WINKLE, HAROLD TEEN, TINY TIM, MOON MULLINS or LITTLE JOE.




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Remember buying this off the newsstand thinking it was an EC.



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70 years old and still in pretty good condition.



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Could have used for Cover Contest Week 98 - PIRATES.



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Time to re-read my CAPTAIN MARVEL'S.



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My next to last DAREDEVIL COMIC...book really contains
LITTLE WISE GUY stories.



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Saw a few .5 remainder comics listed on the current ComicLINK
auction site...maybe there's a market for them.



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Saw a few .5 remainder comics listed on the current ComicLINK
auction site...maybe there's a market for them.



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Anything sells at the right price, Marty.
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Great Robot cover and great Robot story "...AND THEN THERE WERE TWO!".



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Searched through the cardboard box of remainder comics every
week during the years of 1950 and 1951 until I was able to
collect all six issues of BOY'S RANCH...kept looking after
that but alas there was never an issue seven.




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(Inside front cover)

The centerfolds are terrific.



(BOY'S RANCH #2)

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Saw this hanging on a line by two clothespins in a corner store
window. Had to run home for a dime and hope they didn't sell it
before I got back




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One of my earliest "Little Green Men" covers.



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Three-eyed versions.



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Could be the first appearance of SUPERBOY in SUPERMAN COMICS.



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These were the books that were a true thrill to find on the newsstand.



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Getting a chance to revisit my early SUPERMAN issues as I
scan images to Nostomania.



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This issue contains a full-page promotional ad for SUPERBOY #1.



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