Not a CBCS member yet? Join now »
CBCS Comics
Not a CBCS member yet? Join now »
Comics Golden Age

THE PARK AVENUE COLLECTION2144

PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Check in time...hard to believe that it's been 80 years since I bought my first
comic book off the newsstand...ALL WINNERS #4...graded 3.0 by CGC.
Funny how time flies!

Best to all.

Marty
Post 1776 IP   flag post
The Fifth Golden Girl sborock private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann That's so awesome!
Post 1777 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
There were so many popular titles on the newsstand to choose from, but I
always felt that from time to time it was fun to pick up a copy of an
unknown title...such a find was HEADLINE COMICS #16,Nov./Dec. 1945,
published by American Boys' Comics, Inc. 8 Lord Street, Buffalo, NY.

Re-Reading this book after so many years reminds me of how much enjoyment
comic books brought me back then.

First, this issue contained the first appearance and origin of ATOMIC MAN...
remember this was 1945 and anything "ATOMIC" was new.

The back cover contained one of the early CHARLES ATLAS "97-pound weakling ads.
The ad also contained a coupon for a FREE BOOK "Everlasting Health and Strength".
There was a box to check if you were under 16 for a copy of Book A.

Another ad was for "LEARN HOW TO FLY!" which offered an exciting Flying Game,
Flying Course Book and a DELUXE PRE-FLIGHT TRAINER COCKPIT all for only $2.49
post paid. I received this for Christmas and still have the "HOW TO FLY"
Course Book.

Stories included in this issue of HEADLINE COMICS included the cover story
featuring the JUNIOR RANGERS, also BUCK SAUNDERS and The Cowboys Of The Air,
WORLDBEATER and UUGGH and the adventures of CARROTT TOP.

Even today it's a GREAT BUY for ten cents!

Marty
Post 1778 IP   flag post
Masculinity takes a holiday. EbayMafia private msg quote post Address this user
Marty, it's nice to hear from you. Hope things are going well. I bought another one of these recently based on inspiration from you. Because I know that Tawny the Talking Tiger is going to be as big as Wolverine one day:


Post 1779 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by EbayMafia
Marty, it's nice to hear from you. Hope things are going well. I bought another one of these recently based on inspiration from you. Because I know that Tawny the Talking Tiger is going to be as big as Wolverine one day:




Let's hope you're right!

Marty
Post 1780 IP   flag post


PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Just checking in to see if all is well...enjoy the 4th.

Marty
Post 1781 IP   flag post
I live in RI and Rhode Islanders eat chili with beans. esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann - You too, Marty! Hope you are doing great.
Post 1782 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Ran across my only issue of HENRY ALDRICH COMICS number 14, a remainder
copy from October 1952.
On page one and two of the second story you see Henry walking by DE HAVEN'S
DRUG STORE. This Drug Store actually existed and was featured many times on
the original radio program. It was located on West Gay Street in West Chester,
PA. West Chester was the hometown of the creator of HENRY ALDRICH, Clifford
Goldsmith.
In the late 30's and early 40's we lived in West Chester and my Father worked
in DE HAVEN'S DRUG STORE.
Really a pleasure to run across this in a comic book.
Post 1783 IP   flag post
" . " Davethebrave private msg quote post Address this user
Very cool!

Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Ran across my only issue of HENRY ALDRICH COMICS number 14, a remainder
copy from October 1952.
On page one and two of the second story you see Henry walking by DE HAVEN'S
DRUG STORE. This Drug Store actually existed and was featured many times on
the original radio program. It was located on West Gay Street in West Chester,
PA. West Chester was the hometown of the creator of HENRY ALDRICH, Clifford
Goldsmith.
In the late 30's and early 40's we lived in West Chester and my Father worked
in DE HAVEN'S DRUG STORE.
Really a pleasure to run across this in a comic book.
Post 1784 IP   flag post
No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann You have the best stories of way back when. Thanks for sharing.
Post 1785 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nearmint67
@martymann You have the best stories of way back when. Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for your kind remarks. It's my pleasure to share, offering an 88 year old to travel
down memory lane and test my recall.

Marty
Post 1786 IP   flag post
No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann I am sure that story box of yours is packed to the brim with more great recollections of when comics were great. I especially like the atom and silver eras. If I could only buy that kind of comic book today...
Even for 4.00 would be a bargain. When all of our super heroes were still early in there beginnings.

So please say on. Not many collectors can speak from 8 decades of collecting knowledge.
Post 1787 IP   flag post
-Our Odin-
Rest in Peace
Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
^^^^^^^^^^^ what @Nearmint67 said!!!!
Post 1788 IP   flag post
The Fifth Golden Girl sborock private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nearmint67
@martymann You have the best stories of way back when. Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for your kind remarks. It's my pleasure to share, offering an 88 year old to travel
down memory lane and test my recall.

Marty


Always enjoy when you travel down memory lane!
Post 1789 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Found this hanging by a clothespin in the window of a
corner store...in 1948 this was the very first time I had
ever seen the mention of Superhero creators introducing a
new character. I'm sure they were others but I never saw them.




mm


One of my favorite trips...
Post 1790 IP   flag post
No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann That's a great piece and an excellent trip to have taken.
Gotta go look for some clothespins in the window......
Post 1791 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Happy to see that MYCOMICSHOP just sold a copy of ZOO FUNNIES #1 with a grade
of 1.8 for $275.00. They listed it as the 1st CHARLTON Comic Book.
When I had CGC grade my copy of ZOO FUNNIES #1 they refused to label it as
the 1st CHARLTON Comic Book and listed the publisher as a CHILDREN'S COMIC
PUBLICATION.
CGC Census now lists publisher as CHARLTON COMICS.
(See CGC Verify Certification # 0225530001 and CGC Census)
Post 1792 IP   flag post
Forum Crier OGJackster private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann Nice!


Post 1793 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
MARVEL FAMILY #1 seems to be on the move value wise.
HAKES auction #235 Session II has a MARVEL FAMILY #1 with a starting bid
of $5,000.00 graded at 5.0.
NOSTOMANIA shows a CGC 5.0 valued at $12,900.00 and a 3.0 for $8,080.00.
My CGC 3.0 copy (0188743003) could become my most valuable comic!
Post 1794 IP   flag post
-Our Odin-
Rest in Peace
Jesse_O private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann I figured that I'd bump this thread and let you know that Mile High will be having a Stuntman #3 for sale in the near future. Here's the thread I started on it.
Post 1795 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
@Jesse_O Thank you for the heads up on this but I'm sure it will be beyond
my ability to afford.
Post 1796 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Looks like the MARVEL FAMILY #1 graded 5.0 by CGC sold for $17,133.00 at HAKE'S.
Post 1797 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Really looking forward to seeing the newly found copy of STUNTMAN #3.
Post 1798 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
This offer is on the back cover of STUNTMAN #2.

"NOW YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE TO STUNTMAN COMICS.
SPECIAL INTRODUCTION OFFER.
12 GREAT ISSUES $1.
JUST THINK!! YOU CAN GET THE NEXT TWELVE GREAT ISSUES OF
STUNTMAN COMICS MAILED TO YOU AS SOON AS EACH ISSUE IS PRINTED...
LONG BEFORE THE MAGAZINE APPEARS ON THE STAND.
SEND YOUR DOLLAR NOW!"

Don't I wish now that I had sent in my dollar?
Post 1799 IP   flag post
No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Don't I wish now that I had sent in my dollar?
So what did you buy with your dollar? Captain Marvel, Action, Adventure, Batman & Detective and still had .40 cents leftover for a picture show, some candy and a fountain drink?
Post 1800 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nearmint67
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Don't I wish now that I had sent in my dollar?
So what did you buy with your dollar? Captain Marvel, Action, Adventure, Batman & Detective and still had .40 cents leftover for a picture show, some candy and a fountain drink?


I should have said "If only I had a dollar to send in!"...it was very seldom
that I had a whole dollar.
Depending on what movie house I went to, the cost for ticket, candy and fountain drink
would have been between 22 cents and 35 cents.
Post 1801 IP   flag post
No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nearmint67
Quote:
Originally Posted by martymann
Don't I wish now that I had sent in my dollar?
So what did you buy with your dollar? Captain Marvel, Action, Adventure, Batman & Detective and still had .40 cents leftover for a picture show, some candy and a fountain drink?


I should have said "If only I had a dollar to send in!"...it was very seldom
that I had a whole dollar.
Depending on what movie house I went to, the cost for ticket, candy and fountain drink
would have been between 22 cents and 35 cents.


Yep. When my dad was a young boy in rural Tennessee, school would let out for a period of time to harvest crops. One of them was cotton. He and my aunts, had to pick 200 lbs for .50 cents. He wasn't into comics from what I know, but he told me he could go to the movies (drive-in) didn't have indoor theaters there in those days, and get a candy bar and a fountain drink he called it, all for a quarter. No idea what he did with the other quarter.

You can't get that now for less than 20.00. Times have changed....
Post 1802 IP   flag post
PEDIGREED... Again! martymann private msg quote post Address this user
Back in August 2012 when I received my Graded copy of
STUNTMAN #1 (0194836001) back from CGC, that the label incorrectly
stated "Origin of STUNTMAN Retold".
I notified CGC about the error and they responded...
"In checking with our senior grader he says that it does appear
that the notation in Overstreet was mis-read and noted as retold
when it is the actual origin issue. We will fix that error of
course, at no charge. Would just need it mailed back in so we
can fix and change the label.
So far I haven't sent it back.
I see that it's been corrected on my certification page.
The Key Comment section lists"ORIGIN OF STUNTMAN".
Post 1803 IP   flag post
No rust here... Nearmint67 private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann Send it back. I have sent back books with incorrect labels and they paid for shipping both ways and had the books back to me within a few weeks, 3 I think it was.
Post 1804 IP   flag post
Collector KYDU private msg quote post Address this user
@martymann

Just in case you haven’t seen it, here is the unpublished cover to Stuntman 3!

https://comics.ha.com/itm/original-comic-art/joe-simon-and-jack-kirby-stuntman-3-unpublished-cover-original-art-harvey-1946-/a/7097-92303.s?ic4=OtherResults-SampleItem-Thumbnail-022817&tab=ArchiveSearchResults-012417
Post 1805 IP   flag post
610576 2233 30
Log in or sign up to compose a reply.