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Cool books that hit my grading desk.........9890

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....and now for something completely different......

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....and now for something completely different......


What wild cover. Anyone know who the cover artist is? Such an interesting conglomeration on cover.
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Looks like Barks to a great degree
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Alice in Blunderland
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1952, Published by: Industrial Services, Illustrations: Unknown

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A comic book on Government waste, focusing negatively on value of jobs in public works, and questionably criticizing tax for the wealthy
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@Darkseid_of_town I wish there was a way to find out.
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@GAC agree. The perfect marketing for the new case.

Yes, this one HAS to go in the new case. Are you kidding me? Of course it should! Highlight that puppy.

Also, dying to see the grade. Is that a 9.4?


Without seeing the back cover nor any visual of the PQ, It could be anything, but it’s a safe bet that the range is 8.5 to a 9.6 apparent grade from what we can see. A 9.6 would match the highest grade (Universal & Restored) currently in the CGC census. They have an A-5 (extensive) as the top graded Action #1.

This copy looks professionally restored although it’s very difficult determining any measure of the work that was done at a glance from a single image.

Regardless, it’s a big deal for CBCS. Bragging rights for adding any copy of this key among keys in high grade is newsworthy regardless of it’s restoration status.

There are only 41 unrestored copies of Action #1 in the competitor’s census (assuming no resub duplications), 9.0 being the highest universal grade.

Congrats to Steve for landing this big 🎣 fish.
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Alice in Blunderland
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1952, Published by: Industrial Services, Illustrations: Unknown

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A comic book on Government waste, focusing negatively on value of jobs in public works, and questionably criticizing tax for the wealthy

Oh, wow ... so it's an Ayn Rand type comic book then? There was a lot of pushback on taxes for the wealthy at that time, since the highest bracket was something like 91%-92%. It had gone up a lot to help pay for the war expenses. So in the 1950's we were still pretty high ... we were on the other side of the Laffer curve back then, where cutting taxes could actually increase government revenues.

Haven't been there for many, many years, unfortunately.
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If it is a government publication then there is probably some wasteful paper trail. Try a FOIA request to see if the details are available.
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If it is a government publication then there is probably some wasteful paper trail. Try a FOIA request to see if the details are available.

Maybe I'll give that a try
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I don't know what Industrial Services would fall under as a publisher. From what little information I've seen on the book, it appears that it was commissioned and published by the federal government. It should be eligible for a FOIA request. I just don't know the department or agency the request would go to. I just know requests are processed in the order received. So, if you can get past all the people requesting info about Area 51 and the CIA-Mafia alliance, you should be good.
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Industrial Services sounds more like and industrial lobby/advocacy group rather than a government entity.
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Industrial Services, New York, published in 1952 is the best I can come up with right now. I'm intrigued because I started looking into it and would like closure.
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Industrial Services, New York, published in 1952 is the best I can come up with right now. I'm intrigued because I started looking into it and would like closure.
LOL don't you just hate that. Start digging sometimes and drives ya crazy. I actually have two of these in high grade. Cool book. Would really love to know the artist.
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Alice in Blunderland
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1952, Published by: Industrial Services, Illustrations: Unknown

Comics

Soft Covers
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A comic book on Government waste, focusing negatively on value of jobs in public works, and questionably criticizing tax for the wealthy
Thanks. Very interesting read thru the link and page pictures.
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This one blew my mind the 1st time I read it!

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This one blew my mind the 1st time I read it!

have a few copies, a cbcs 9.8 newstand, a couple of direct editions, a couple Canadian variants and a mark jewelers. Great story, great character
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I never did have a Thor #337. Might have to pick one up
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This one blew my mind the 1st time I read it!



I'm truly wondering if that could actually be one of my books finally in the Cool Books thread? Graded and slabbed last week, does it fit this description?:

Thor #337
Marvel11 1983
Variant: Newsstand Edition
Pedigree:

9.0
Certified
White

Notes:
spine stress breaks color
small crease middle left back cover barely breaks color
light cover bends
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@EbaySeller Could be. I usually can't remember what books I have graded with other books unless I have just graded them that day.
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Love this Jack Davis cover from 1962.

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Killer Frazetta cover!

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Killer Frazetta cover!


I'd say thats some of his best work. When you look at all the individual lines and the detail up close it's true art.
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Killer Frazetta cover!


@sborock Working away on Canada Day!? 🇨🇦

You’re a machine 😉
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Here's one you never see in great shape.

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Great colors on this one.

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yeah the yellow and red are popping!

Wave that Flag...wave it wide and high!!!
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This hot book keeps hitting my grading desk.

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@sborock whats the deal with that book. I dont follow new comics, but I see it everywhere. A friend has a short box filled with them.
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@earthshaker01 1st Miles Morales. You need to see the movie, it's so much fun!
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@sborock whats the deal with that book. I dont follow new comics, but I see it everywhere. A friend has a short box filled with them.

They are selling for $350 a pop on eBay, raw, for nice copies. $900 - $1000 for graded 9.8. Your friend is sitting on a small fortune.
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