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@martymann Hi Marty, so way back when you were first buying comics, were they all sold at newsstands, or were they also available at other places, like a five and dime store?
I remember there was a Ben Franklin that sold almost everything but groceries. One of my faves as a kid.
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@martymann Hi Marty, so way back when you were first buying comics, were they all sold at newsstands, or were they also available at other places, like a five and dime store?
I remember there was a Ben Franklin that sold almost everything but groceries. One of my faves as a kid.


There were so many places that sold comics including the corner Drug Store
that always had a large selection of magazines and comics. W.T.GRANTS had
a lot of FOUR COLOR COMICS and the Train Station had STREET & SMITH comics.
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One of the few books I found on racks at gas stations.
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@martymann That's awesome Marty, you have some of the most unique books in existence. How many books do you still have? I think their should be a Marty's Pedigree for your remaining raw comics.
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@martymann That's awesome Marty, you have some of the most unique books in existence. How many books do you still have? I think their should be a Marty's Pedigree for your remaining raw comics.


Thank you for your kind words.
There are 750+ Golden Age comics in my collection purchased between 1942 and 1954.
Both CBCS an CGC agree that I don't have enough books and their quality is too low
to qualify for a Pedigree...but thanks for the thought.
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Not only does this issue introduce TINY TRIX but it also contains
a brief origin recap.



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Had almost forgotten this.
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@martymann Awesome cover. One I have never seen. Tiny Trix... Excelent
Thanks Marty. Hope you have a great day...
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This ad appeared inside the front cover of COMICS ON
PARADE #60...it was a different time!




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Always felt that THE HEAP was a true comic book creation.




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Wow... That was a different time. Guns in comics... Daisy BB guns were the rage in the 70's when I was a boy.

Marty, do you think the "HEAP" was a character that the Swamp Thing was simulating? Looks like an unpolished Swampy...
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Marty, do you think the "HEAP" was a character that the Swamp Thing was simulating? Looks like an unpolished Swampy...


I would say it was possible.
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After reading in the September issue of NostoNews how the prices of HEADLINE COMICS #17
varied between $169.00 for a slabbed 4.5 copy and $240.00 for an unslabbed 4.0 copy I feel
this book is totally underrated. Also checked MY COMIC SHOP and they have a slabbed 4.5
copy of #16 for $150.00. Issue #17 contains the first ATOMIC MAN cover. ATOMIC MAN might be the
first Atomic Superhero in comic books. The Nov/Dec 1945 #16 issue contains the Origin
and First Appearance of ATOMIC MAN and is also I believe an underrated issue.
I'm holding onto my issue #16.
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My one and only HIT COMICS.
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Love that hit cover Marty!
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@martymann That's awesome Marty, you have some of the most unique books in existence. How many books do you still have? I think their should be a Marty's Pedigree for your remaining raw comics.


Thank you for your kind words.
There are 750+ Golden Age comics in my collection purchased between 1942 and 1954.
Both CBCS an CGC agree that I don't have enough books and their quality is too low
to qualify for a Pedigree...but thanks for the thought.


I bet CBCS, though they will not pedigree your collection, will put on each label: FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF MARTY MANN.

If you would like me to talk with West over there, you have my email, just reach out to me.
Always happy to help you Marty!
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@martymann That's awesome Marty, you have some of the most unique books in existence. How many books do you still have? I think their should be a Marty's Pedigree for your remaining raw comics.


Thank you for your kind words.
There are 750+ Golden Age comics in my collection purchased between 1942 and 1954.
Both CBCS an CGC agree that I don't have enough books and their quality is too low
to qualify for a Pedigree...but thanks for the thought.


I bet CBCS, though they will not pedigree your collection, will put on each label: FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF MARTY MANN.

If you would like me to talk with West over there, you have my email, just reach out to me.
Always happy to help you Marty!


@martymann Do it Marty!!
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I bet CBCS, though they will not pedigree your collection, will put on each label: FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF MARTY MANN.

If you would like me to talk with West over there, you have my email, just reach out to me.
Always happy to help you Marty!


Thank you for the offer, but I already asked if they could add "FROM THE PARK AVENUE COLLECTION"
and was told only if I submit a large group of books for grading...a large group to me is six.

Thanks again!
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To me just a great cover.
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My one and only HIT COMICS.


The white portions of the cover are snowy. Amazing.
Books from that era, are rare to have any portion better than off-white.
Superb....
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Not a book you see too often.
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@martymann Lois is about let Supes have it...
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Let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all of the kind words
offered to me and my collection. I truly enjoy sharing with all of you in the
collecting community. As I've often said "Never in a million years when I was
selecting a comic book off the newsstand did I even believe that years later I
would be sending images of them through the air."

Thank you again my friends!

Marty
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@martymann You and your collection are legendary in these parts Marty! Thank you for sharing the pictures and stories. 🍻
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Let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all of the kind words
offered to me and my collection. I truly enjoy sharing with all of you in the
collecting community. As I've often said "Never in a million years when I was
selecting a comic book off the newsstand did I even believe that years later I
would be sending images of them through the air."

Thank you again my friends!

Marty


Marty, let me take the same opportunity to thank you for not only sharing your amazing collection with us, but also to thank you for being such a great part of our wonderful hobby and community!
People like you make our hobby very enjoyable! Thanks again my friend!
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Let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation for all of the kind words
offered to me and my collection. I truly enjoy sharing with all of you in the
collecting community. As I've often said "Never in a million years when I was
selecting a comic book off the newsstand did I even believe that years later I
would be sending images of them through the air."

Thank you again my friends!

Marty



Your one of a kind stories are treasures. Like a time portal to way back when.
Looking forward to many more of your remembered adventures....
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