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7/18/2016

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a brief intro about my comic collecting history:
Read my first comic, ASM #173, in either 1978 or 1979. Didn't start collecting until about 1986. Bought a lot of new books up until 1994. Then I pretty much stopped, and was only buying a few indie titles. Sold about 1/2 of my books(about 4 or 5 long boxes) in 1998. They were all low value books. Started going through my books in about 2008, and that reignited the collecting bug. Since about 2014, it's been pretty off and on. Lately it's been pretty on. I passed the 10,000 mark last month. I'm mainly interested in books from the late 1960s to late 1970s, but I'll pretty much buy anything that strikes my fancy.

I sell a lot of books out of a resale/consignment store that my parents own. Currently, I have over 3,000 books there. I have a few regulars that come by every so often. Occasionally, I drive down to Austin and sell at various events.

I do all of my grading at the store whenever I'm working a shift. There's no scanner there, so I won't be doing much scanning like I did on the old site. I will be posting group pics every so often. I usually wait until I have a few hundred books to file away, so I can take quick pics while I'm sorting them.
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7/18/2016

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Okay, I guess I'll start of with some "recent" TMNT additions.

I won these last July for 25.99:

TMNT 1C(4th P) - VF
TMNT 2B(3rd P) - VF
TMNT 3A(2nd P) - FN+
TMNT 8 - VF-
TMNT 12 - VF-
TMNT 13 - FN+
Tales of TMNT 2 - FN+
Tales of TMNT 3 - F/VF
Tales of TMNT 4 - VF
Turtle Soup 1 - FN+
TMNT: Training 6 - FN+
How to Draw TMNT 1 - F/VF

total value based on my grades is $76.90, so it was a pretty good deal.
I already had 8,12, & 13 , but they might be upgrades. Still have to compare.
I have 1st prints of 2 and 3, but the 4th of #1 is now the highest, that I have.

now the pics






more pics on the way....
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7/18/2016

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hmm... the pics seem to be showing up smaller on the thread page, but fit to post on the recent post...

Anyway on to the next set or rather sets as I won these two lots from the same seller back in March of 2014
Groo (Pacific) #1-8 for $15.99 and Grim Jack #1-2,4-8,10-14 for $7.99 plus $4.50 s/h.

Most of the books for both sets were FN+ with a few slightly higher and a few slightly lower.
So I ended up paying about guide for the Groos and over double guide for the Grims,
but then the Grims have $2 NM value, so I think the one's I got were well worth the $.82 a book I paid. smile

I
already had a better copy Grim Jack #1, but the one and this lot was
signed and dated 5/18/84 by the artists Timothy Truman, which would have
been about the time it was first released, so that's pretty neat.

These are all in two per bag, so the issue numbers are out of order in the pics:










more pics to come...
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7/19/2016

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Now comes a slew of books I purchased from the same seller as individual auctions on 5 separate dates between May & September of 2013. Some were good deals, some were bad, but overall it was fairly good. I purchased 90 books total, but I only ended up keeping about 40. The rest have gone up for sale at the store.

Here's the keepers... (Grades in parenthesis are the apparent grades for books with staple detachments)


SON OF SATAN 2 VF- | CAPTAIN MARVEL 38 VF | DOOM PATROL 116 GD (this was from a different seller)



BRAVE AND THE BOLD 137 VG+ | X-MEN 52 VG | X-MEN 65 VG+



DETECTIVE COMICS 484 FN+ | SUPERBOY 210 F/VF | DOCTOR SOLAR VG+



CAPTAIN AMERICA 181 FN+ | TALES OF SUSPENSE 84 GD+(VG+) | THOR 169 FN+



CAPTAIN MARVEL 55 VF+ | FROM BEYOND THE UNKNOWN 8 VF | DETECTIVE COMICS 425 FN + (WRIGHTSON COVER)



CAPTAIN MARVEL 54 VF | DAREDEVIL 133 VF- | DAREDEVIL 127 VG+



DAREDEVIL 98 F/VF | IRON MAN 116 VF+ | FANTASTIC FOUR 144 F/VF



IRON MAN 113 - FN+ | FANTASTIC FOUR 124 FN+ | TALES TO ASTONISH 75 VG


more pics to come...
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7/19/2016

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These next groupings come from a few different sellers

X-MEN 9 FN- ($113.49 - GUIDE $280 - looks fantastic but has a very small tear in the front cover)
[This is my earliest X-Men book]
MY GREATEST ADVENTURE 81 FN ($35) [2nd Doom Patrol - my earliest]
GUNHAWKS 2 VG/F ($2.50) [2nd Gunhawks - my earliest... okay not as exciting as the others :P]



MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE ANNUAL 2 VG+ ($12-overpaid) (looks great but has a small piece missing from the cover)
DAREDEVIL 64 FN- ($5.50) | WARLOCK 15 F/VF ($11-overpaid)



Got these for about $1.65 each:
TOP CAT 29 GD | TOP CAT 31 VG/F | YOGI BEAR 20 FN+



Got these for about $2.70 each:
IRON MAN 51 VG+ | IRON MAN 52 G/VG | MARVEL SPOTLIGHT 8 VG/F



got these for about $2.25 each:
ASTONISHING TALES 11 VG+ | ASTONISHING TALES 14 VG- | ASTONISHING TALES 15 VG+


more pics to come...
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robotcat
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7/19/2016

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One last set from a mix of sellers(Grades in parenthesis are apparent grade for books with staple detachments) :

You can see larger copies of tonight's(and tomorrow's) pics here: http://s563.photobucket.com/user/robot-cat/library/comics%20-%20mixed

I got The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #5 at a comic convention in 2014. The others I won as a lot in 2014 for $25.05.

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 3 VG+ | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 4 VG+ | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 5 VG+ ($8.00)



MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 7 VG+ | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 8 FN | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 10 VG+



The 2 Strange Adventures were from different sellers.
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 20 FN- | STRANGE ADVENTURES 8 G/VG(FN) ($3.99) | STRANGE ADVENTURES 216 VG+ ($$6.83)



The 4 Spideys were different auctions from the same seller.
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 47 VG ($22.50) | AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 48 VG+ ($24.97) | AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 51 VG/F ($31.77)



The 2 Kamandis were part of a DC lot that I won 8 years ago. I had them up for sale at the store, but I recently decided to start collecting them. (I sold enough from that lot to make a profit, so in a sense, I got these for free.)
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 54 G/VG (FN) ($19.01) | KAMANDI 4 F/VF ($2.10) | KAMANDI 55 VF ($1.05)



Bought these next 6 from the same seller. His grades were definitely higher than mine.
GHOST RIDER 9 FN- ($4.64) | CHAMPIONS 7 F/VF ($6.65) | CHAMPIONS 11 F/VF ($4.65)



AMAZING ADVENTURES 5 FN+ ($11.65) | BARBARIANS 1 VF ($4.15) | THE BRUTE 1 F/VF ($4.16)


more pics to come tomorrow.
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quinnspuddinjoker
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7/19/2016

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Lots of nice books and glad you are posting again.
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Gilgandra
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7/19/2016

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Hey i have some of those, Great posting Robo!
$1.65 for Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2, Wow.
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robotcat
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7/19/2016

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Gilgandra wrote:
Hey i have some of those, Great posting Robo!
$1.65 for Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2, Wow.


Thanks.

The $1.65 was the for the Top Cat and Yogi comics below. The MTIO was $12. It looks pretty nice, but has a small piece missing on and by the bottom of the spine. It probably happened during production. (I might have graded it too conservatively.)

Here's a larger pic(right click and click on view image to see it on photobucket):


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robotcat
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7/19/2016

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Here's a larger pic of the X-Men 9. (right click...)
It has a small tear that knocks the grade down.

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7/20/2016

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This is one of my best buys of this year...

Adventure Comics 426, 428-440 for $38.37

428 is the first Black Orchid, and 431-440 is the entire Spectre run.
(426 was a lackluster issue for which I had no interest, so it went up for sale at the store)


ADV COMICS #428 VG/F | #429 VF- | #430 F/VF



ADV COMICS #431 FN+ | #432 FN+ | #433 FN+



ADV COMICS #434 VG+ | #435 FN | #436 F/VF



ADV COMICS #437 F/VF | #438 FN | #439 FN+



ADV COMICS 440 FN+ | TEEN TITANS #6 VG+ ($8.70) | AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #37 G/VG ($30)
(The TT is from a separate auction & the ASM was a convention buy.)



Also won from the same seller for $7.23 were these 3
(plus 2 other mag sized books, that didn't interest me) .

LOVE AND ROCKETS #2 FN | SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN #18 VG/F | SAVAGE TALES #5 FN+
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7/20/2016

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Here's another lot I won back in January...

Ghost 26-36 for $10.74
not as exciting as the last lot, but higher grade books at $1 a piece is always nice
(books are 2 per bag, so issues numbers are out of order in pics)






more pics to come...
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7/20/2016

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Here's some books I picked up at a convention in the summer of 2014.
A few were good buys, a few were very bad, and the rest were at about guide.
(They were all 1/2 off their sticker price, so they seemed like were better deals at the time.)
(The ASM #37 and Man from U.N.C.L.E #5 from earlier pics were also from this con.)


CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #31 FN ($3) | #32 FN+ ($3) | #34 FN ($3)



CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #35 FN ($4) | #36 FN+ ($4) | #37 FN+ ($3)



DAREDEVIL #74 F/VF ($7) | DD #108 VF- ($7) | DD #109 F/VF ($7)



DAREDEVIL #118 FN ($7) | FEAR #24 FN+ ($10) | TOMB OF DRACULA #70 VG/F ($12)
(Fear and Drac were 2 of the very bad buys. Drac has some stains on the back, so I was fooled by the front with it. Fear looks pretty nice in the pic, so I'm guessing it something wrong on the back as well. I didn't make any damage notes on it in my data set.)



FOREVER PEOPLE #9 VG/F ($8) | FP #10 VG+ ($7) | STRANGE TALES #132 VG ($14)



FELIX THE CAT(VOL.2) #2 VG ($15) | LIPPY THE LION... #1 FN ($10)
(FTC looks great but is missing a corner from the back cover)


more pics to come...
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7/20/2016

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Here's a bunch of books I won in 30 separate auctions from the same seller.
(Most of the books that are from the sames series were in auction lots.)

WARP 1-2,4 SPECIAL 1 ranging from FN to F/VF for $2.45 (have them 2 per bag)




MAN-THING (VOL.3) #1-5 plus #2A ranging from FN to VF for $3.73
(have them 2 per bag)




FRANK BRUNNER #1 FN ($1.05) | BERNI WRIGHTSON #5 VG/F ($1.04) | FB #2 FN ($1.05)
(This pic is a composite of 2 different pics... the FB's are in the same bag. Cool )



MUTANTS OF... #1 VG+ ($1.89) | Yellowdog #23 G/VG ($1.89) | YOUNG LUST #4 FN ($2.45)



A1 #2 VG/F ($3.59) | TMFT MOD #1 FN+ ($1.89) | MIRACLEMAN #2 FN(VF-) ($1.89)
[MM has browning on interior cover and back cover]



MOONDOG #2 VG+ ($1.89) | PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES #1 FN ($1.89)


more pics from this seller to come...
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7/20/2016

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continuing from the previous post...

These were two separate lots:
17 TUROK books for $6.80 (most VF- or better)
12 MAGNUS books for $4.96 (mostly FN to F/VF)

These are just the ones I kept. There were 9 issues of which I already had better copies.
The Magnus #57 is the error copy with the pages out of order.


These are 2 per bag so issue order is screwy. The Dark Horse Presents is from a separate lot from this seller. The rest of those will be in the next post.









more pics from this seller to come...
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7/20/2016

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As mentioned earlier, these Dark Horse Presents are from the same seller as the previous posts.

17 issues for $16.15. Mostly FN to FN+.

There were a couple of duplicates and 1 I just didn't feel was worth keeping.

The 2 variants at the end I purchased at the 2014 con for $5 each.

Once again 2 per bag.







One last set of pics coming up...
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7/20/2016

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Had a mystery to solve before I could get to these... was driving me crazy. Couldn't find the records for the purchase some of these Kulls. It finally dawned on me that they were part of 20 comic lot that I won for $16.50, but had misplaced 5 of the issues somewhere at the store. I never transferred the data from my laptop, because I hadn't located the missing issues. I never really did a thorough search for them, but I think I know where they might be, which is where I was also thinking some other Kulls from another auction might be hiding, but enough about that.

So Kull 7,19,20 I won from the previous seller along with a couple of others that were dupes for $1.39 each. The Tomb of Dracula 27 was also $1.39 from that same seller, and the Thor 195, also from that same seller was $2.74.

KULL #4 VG+ | #12 GD | #15 GD



KULL #9 GD+ | #12 VG+ | #15 VG/F



KULL #16 VG+ | #17 VG/F | #19 VG+



KULL #20 F/VF | TOMB OF DRACULA #27 VG+ | THIOR #195 VG


That's all for now. I'll be taking pics again pretty soon, but it'll probably be a week or so before get a chance to edit and post them. Until then, see ya 'round the boards. =(O.O)=
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7/20/2016

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Damn Robo!
Nice Man-wolf (i have a few of those but not the full run, Need a couple more) & they are good reading too, Lots of fun!
Don't know much about Ghost seen a few here & there.
Oh! you have that Aliens VS Predator cover, It is a sweet book to have. Highly under appreciated.
I had a heap of Turok & Magnus books but they are all long gone now (gave them away in the late 90's Lol).
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7/20/2016

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robotcat wrote:


I got The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #5 at a comic convention in 2014. The others I won as a lot in 2014 for $25.05.

MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 3 VG+ | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 4 VG+ | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 5 VG+ ($8.00)



MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 7 VG+ | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 8 FN | MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. 10 VG+





"Man from Uncle" comics for about $5 each - I'd hit that. Very cool.
Also like you Amazing Spider-Man comic.
On the minus side - I have a number of Atlas -Seaboard comic myself - including Iron Jaw.
Just does not seem to be much value in these.

KDS

P. S. Check out my forum thread for my comic pics...shameless plug...
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7/20/2016

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Gilgandra wrote:
Damn Robo!
Nice Man-wolf (i have a few of those but not the full run, Need a couple more) & they are good reading too, Lots of fun!
Don't know much about Ghost seen a few here & there.
Oh! you have that Aliens VS Predator cover, It is a sweet book to have. Highly under appreciated.
I had a heap of Turok & Magnus books but they are all long gone now (gave them away in the late 90's Lol).


I'm still missing #30 & 33 from the CotL run. (Just added those to a new list of books to actively seek. They were on a general list, but then so are thousands of other books.)

I've been slowly working on Ghost for several years along with the other Dark Horse "Comics Greatest World" books. Not a real active search more like if I come across them in lots or dollar bins, I'll buy them. I don't remember if I've read many(eventually I will), but it's the quality of the artwork drives me to collect them.

Here's what I have:
CGW: Arcadia - 1,3-4
CGW: Golden City - 3-4
CGW: Steel Harbor - 2-4
CGW: Cinnabar Flats - 1
Ghost
Special 1
Vol.1 1-11,13-19,26-36
Vol.2 3
Ghost & the Shadow 1
Ghost/Hellboy Special 2
X - 7-9,11-13,18
X(Vol.2) - 13

I'd love to get all the Dark Horse Alien books. I've never really sought them out, now maybe I will. (Just started another list.smile)

I have been buying Valiant lots on occasion. My set total is 395. The total cost to get this collection is $163.86 for what's in there plus $26.00 for the extras I have for sale minus $20.01 for what I've sold, $169.85. Still missing most of the higher priced books, though, so I'm sure that number will jump if I ever truly attempt to complete it. Looks like Harbinger will be the toughest, as its prices are jumping.
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