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sclingerman
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1/8/2017

sclingerman
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I don't have very high-grade Gold or Keys (No 8.5 FF #1). Those are pretty low-to-mid-grade, but some of my stuff's kind of unique. I collect quite a bit of odd-ball stuff - outside of the standard DC and Marvel.

This is one of my favorites in my collection. Again, low-grade. But not something everyone's seen.
Spirit #1 (March 1952).

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jokerbangedquinn
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1/8/2017

jokerbangedquinn
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That is a fantastic cover! Great start of your odd ball books, bring on more please!
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Gilgandra
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1/9/2017

Gilgandra
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jokerbangedquinn wrote:
That is a fantastic cover! Great start of your odd ball books, bring on more please!




I second that comment, Nice start to a back issue thread S. Clingerman smile
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sclingerman
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1/9/2017

sclingerman
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OK, so this one IS a very nice grade. Anyone know what's special about it?
San Diego Comic Con Comics #2 (August 1993).

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Robbie
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1/9/2017

Robbie
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Spirit covers have a lot going on. HEY!!! That's an ape cover smile

I've got a SDCC#2. For being some well known, Don Martin doesn't have many covers. Found my copy in a quarter box. There's some major comic star contributing to that book - lots of potential. Right now, the big draw is the Hellboy sneak preview.
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sclingerman
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1/10/2017

sclingerman
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Robbie wrote:
the Hellboy sneak preview.


That's it! It's really his 1st appearance outside of some rough concept prototype sketch in an Italian magazine.
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jokerbangedquinn
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1/10/2017

jokerbangedquinn
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Nice, I have one too.
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sclingerman
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1/18/2017

sclingerman
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Roy Rogers #71 (Nov 1953).
This... is... interesting. It's from the 50s when things were a lot less politically correct, so it has the "injun" (not Native American) say things like "Ugh. Me gettum horse!". Yikes.

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Defiant1
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1/18/2017

Defiant1
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Things have changed. Things that were commonplace and ignored are now offensive.
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sclingerman
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1/19/2017

sclingerman
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Not all my stuff is oddball.
Iron Man #1 (May 1968).
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Robbie
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1/19/2017

Robbie
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sclingerman wrote:
Not all my stuff is oddball.
Iron Man #1 (May 1968).


Marvel had 3 #1s that month. I think they make a neat set. smile

I wonder if Roy Rogers shirts will come back in style...
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sclingerman
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1/20/2017

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Robbie wrote:
I wonder if Roy Rogers shirts will come back in style...

We can only pray it never does.

Back to odd stuff, Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats #1 (Nov 1961). Horror/Humor mix. Not that funny.
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Gilgandra
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1/21/2017

Gilgandra
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sclingerman wrote:
Robbie wrote:
I wonder if Roy Rogers shirts will come back in style...

We can only pray it never does.

Back to odd stuff, Tales Calculated to Drive You Bats #1 (Nov 1961). Horror/Humor mix. Not that funny.




Lol smile
Great cover.
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sclingerman
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1/25/2017

sclingerman
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Seriously, these are hysterical. 1980s culture + 1980s computer technology from November 1984.
My first computer was a TRS-80 in high school. (But I didn't fight crime.)
Dick Ayers and Chick Stone.
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kds_comics
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1/26/2017

kds_comics
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sclingerman wrote:
I don't have very high-grade Gold or Keys (No 8.5 FF #1). Those are pretty low-to-mid-grade, but some of my stuff's kind of unique. I collect quite a bit of odd-ball stuff - outside of the standard DC and Marvel.

This is one of my favorites in my collection. Again, low-grade. But not something everyone's seen.
Spirit #1 (March 1952).

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I like unique. I have some "Spirit' comic reprints in magazine format. Nice to see the original.
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sclingerman
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1/30/2017

sclingerman
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I have always loved this cover. The body poses of both Thor and Surfer are perfect. When I think of classic covers, I think of this one.
Silver Surfer #4, February 1969.
(Sadly, it has a pretty good-sized spine split.)


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jokerbangedquinn
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1/30/2017

jokerbangedquinn
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No doubt that is a cool cover.
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sclingerman
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1/31/2017

sclingerman
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jokerbangedquinn wrote:
No doubt that is a cool cover.

I should start a topic just for "What are the most iconic covers?". I also love Batman #251 and Secret Wars #10.
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jokerbangedquinn
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1/31/2017

jokerbangedquinn
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Punch Comics #12 I'd love to own. Great skull cover.
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sclingerman
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1/31/2017

sclingerman
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jokerbangedquinn wrote:
Punch Comics #12 I'd love to own. Great skull cover.

I had to look that one up. It's creepy, classic, creative, and beautiful - all at the same time!
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