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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #210 on: November 19, 2020, 01:01:56 PM »
Want to read Charlton's Gorgo #s 1 and 2?



Gorgo rules! Here's a scan of my #2:



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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #211 on: November 19, 2020, 01:03:39 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #212 on: November 21, 2020, 12:35:17 AM »
I haven't collected comics in about 30 years so I'm out of the loop regarding prices etc. I do have a sizeable collection though.
I have The Avengers #1 to #99 with #1 being in fair condition but most of the rest are in good or better condition. I was wondering what the realistic value would be for these 99 issues?Would anyone care to give me a ballpark estimate?
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #213 on: November 21, 2020, 09:18:33 AM »
I haven't collected comics in about 30 years so I'm out of the loop regarding prices etc. I do have a sizeable collection though.
I have The Avengers #1 to #99 with #1 being in fair condition but most of the rest are in good or better condition. I was wondering what the realistic value would be for these 99 issues?Would anyone care to give me a ballpark estimate?

Depending on the Grade, the first Appearances of characters and the first 20 issues will be the most desirable.
Looking at Ebay completed auctions might give you an idea of current value. You might even get a cheap Overstreet guide from last year on ebay. These don't jump much each year so it would be a close number at least.

If you are looking to sell them, don't take them to a comic shop.  I would sell them on ebay, 10 to 20 at a time, with a note saying you combine shipping and are selling all 99.

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #214 on: November 22, 2020, 09:01:57 PM »


I just got this Australian comic book, just because I love the cover.

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« Reply #215 on: November 23, 2020, 12:19:23 PM »
Wow, cool cover! Which Doll Man stories does it reprint? Iíve purchased several Australian comics for their new cover art too, including a Black Mask and a Frogman comic. Years ago when I was in Sydney a comic store there introduced me to all sorts of repackage American material and new ( to me) stories as well. I had a copy of the Australia Spider-Man #1 in my hands, but failed to purchase it. Where did you purchase this issue, through online resources or there in the country? Once again, cool find!
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« Reply #216 on: November 23, 2020, 07:25:47 PM »
My friend has a shop and someone brought a bunch in. I just really liked the cover.

Reprint is from Doll Man (Quality Comics, 1941 series) #19 (November 1948)

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #217 on: November 28, 2020, 12:37:03 PM »
I received this Witching Hour #66 recently from an eBay seller.



Nothing remarkable here on the face of it. Just a run filler from the '70s in upper mid grade, probably FN+ or maybe FN/VF. The thing is though this is one of the final issues I needed to complete the run. It's been like pulling teeth to complete DC's Witching Hour. I've been hard at it for 3 or 4 years. I've been needing maybe half a dozen issues for what seems like 2 years. Now, with the purchase of this #66, I'm finally down to one issue to complete the run. It seems that on many titles there are shortages of certain issues in the marketplace, issues that would be unremarkable otherwise with no special artists work, no 1st appearances, no origins or deaths of important characters...just not that many copies floating around. The market seems to react to these shortages with most sellers jacking up prices due to so few eBay listings for that issue. Eventually a good deal will present itself on these short issues. You just have to be persistent and patient to finally grab one without paying through the nose.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #218 on: November 28, 2020, 01:16:28 PM »
I received this Witching Hour #66 recently from an eBay seller.



Nothing remarkable here on the face of it. Just a run filler from the '70s in upper mid grade, probably FN+ or maybe FN/VF. The thing is though this is one of the final issues I needed to complete the run. It's been like pulling teeth to complete DC's Witching Hour. I've been hard at it for 3 or 4 years. I've been needing maybe half a dozen issues for what seems like 2 years. Now, with the purchase of this #66, I'm finally down to one issue to complete the run. It seems that on many titles there are shortages of certain issues in the marketplace, issues that would be unremarkable otherwise with no special artists work, no 1st appearances, no origins or deaths of important characters...just not that many copies floating around. The market seems to react to these shortages with most sellers jacking up prices due to so few eBay listings for that issue. Eventually a good deal will present itself on these short issues. You just have to be persistent and patient to finally grab one without paying through the nose.

I dig the Witching Hour comicbooks.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #219 on: November 28, 2020, 01:39:06 PM »
What issue are you missing?

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #220 on: November 28, 2020, 03:45:46 PM »
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #221 on: November 28, 2020, 04:21:02 PM »
I really enjoy the Witching Hour too and was able to complete a run a few years back. Best of luck on your hunt for #28.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #222 on: November 28, 2020, 10:28:29 PM »

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #223 on: November 29, 2020, 01:28:28 AM »
It's been like pulling teeth to complete DC's Witching Hour. I've been hard at it for 3 or 4 years.


Try completing a run of The Fox and the Crow in nice grade instead. You'll be working at it for 30 to 40 years. Here are scans of my five oldest copies:











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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2020, 06:05:41 PM »
Try completing a run of The Fox and the Crow in nice grade instead. You'll be working at it for 30 to 40 years.
I'm to the point in my collecting that I'll enjoy what I have and add what I can afford as time goes on. Some expensive books and long running titles I know that realistically I'll never be able to add to my collection, there just isn't enough time or money. I'm trying to focus on favorite titles that I'm close to completing, and any Horror comics from the '70s and earlier that I don't already have.

When I first started collecting in the mid '70s I was very condition conscious since the high grade books weren't much more than lower grade books back then, but now with the prices for higher grade copies selling for multiples of what low and mid grade books sell for I've given up on chasing high grade older issues. A large percentage of my collection is in high grade, but that's mostly because I bought many of them new OTR back in the '70s-'90s and I bought many high grade back issues when they were inexpensive during my early collecting days. I'll still snatch up a high grade Silver or Bronze Age copy for a good price but those are scarce these days. And, I still try to get the best condition books I can for what I consider fair prices, but that usually means I'm buying books in the FN-VF range (Overstreet FN-VF, not what most eBay sellers call FN-VF...which is really a full grade or two less in most cases). And, yeah, I'll settle for books in Overstreet G-VG if the price is attractive and the defects aren't too off-putting.

At some point later I plan to deal collectibles on a small scale and buy collections to keep what I want and sell duplicates. When I begin that phase I'll hopefully be able to add several more nice books to my collection than I could otherwise, but that just depends on how lucky I get in my endeavor as a small time dealer. In any case I'm glad to have the collectibles I currently own and I'll continue to enjoy those for the rest of my life.
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