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Hepcat

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #105 on: July 01, 2020, 10:12:02 PM »
Just grabbed my first Golden Age Wonder Woman books this week.


Cool! I didn't expect there to be any Golden Age Wonder Woman comic collectors on this forum!

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Perhaps the best place to start historically for a present day fan of Wonder Woman is with the two comics that detailed the origin of the Earth One Wonder Woman thus raising the curtain for Wonder Woman's adventures in the Silver Age. The two-part origin tale is unfortunately in reverse chronological order.

Wonder Woman 105 cover dated April 1959 explains how Wonder Woman received her powers as a tot:













Issue #105 thus also serves as the introduction of the Wonder Girl that was Wonder Woman as an early teen.

Wonder Woman 98 cover dated May 1958 recounts the tale of how Wonder Woman was selected to be the Amazons' emissary to the outside world thus launching her career as a super-heroine:











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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #106 on: July 02, 2020, 08:34:38 PM »
I'm re-reading some of my fav early 80s, DC horror titles

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #107 on: July 02, 2020, 11:04:41 PM »
Iím in the same frame of mind Geezer! The last two days Iíve been rereading Tomb of Dracula and recently read the Moore SwampThing run for probably the third time.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #108 on: July 03, 2020, 02:36:53 AM »
PS- Congratulations to BigShadow on the Wonder Woman comics! Love the Golden Age  stuff😍

Thanks.  I've been making payments since last August, so it's nice to finally have them home.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #109 on: July 05, 2020, 04:31:12 PM »
I have a decent albeit far from complete collection of Wonder Woman comics beginning in 1960 and running through the Silver and Bronze Ages. Here are scans of a baker's dozen of my favourite Silver Age Wonder Woman covers from among the ones that I actually have in my collection:



























Lots of great monster and dinosaur covers in Silver Age Wonder Woman comics!

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« Reply #110 on: July 09, 2020, 08:51:30 PM »
I really like the Wonder Woman covers from the 60's and 70's, especially the sci-fi or horror themed ones. Issue #146 has a cool dinosaur cover...another of my favorite themes, next to gorillas.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #111 on: July 11, 2020, 02:47:34 PM »
The first actual comic magazines I ever encountered may have been when I was accompanying my father to the barber shop on Wharncliffe Road just south of Emery Street in 1957 or so. I don't remember the titles or characters at all though.

The first comic books I can remember reading in the spring of 1959 featured Felix's Nephews Inky & Dinky. They belonged to the older brother of my buddy Phil from across the street and were so beat up that they were without covers so I have no clue as to the actual issues. Phil and I both thought Dinky was a very cool name though!

Here are scans of the ones from my present day collection:











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« Reply #112 on: July 12, 2020, 09:43:39 PM »
I think I have a few Inky and Dinky comics that I picked up at a flea market a couple years ago for a few buck a piece.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #113 on: July 27, 2020, 09:58:37 PM »
Still working my way through 1980s DC horror books

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #114 on: July 27, 2020, 10:32:17 PM »
Still working my way through 1980s DC horror books

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Crisis on Infinite Earths is actually my stepping off point when it comes to DC comics. Every collector needs such a point. It's the road to madness and ruin otherwise.

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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #115 on: July 28, 2020, 09:50:59 AM »
The Spectre was a favorite of mine during his run in Adventure Comics. The 80ís incarnation was enjoyable for a while, but I felt the book lost its focus. I never cared for the stories where Jim Carigan wasnít the Spectre . There was a gimmick, glow in the dark cover during the 80ís run that I remember thinking was kind of neat, although Iím really not a fan of that sort of thing. The recent digital edition of Ghosts had a fun Spectre story too!
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #116 on: July 28, 2020, 10:15:42 AM »
The Spectre was a favorite of mine during his run in Adventure Comics.


That run with the Spectre as an avenging spirit in Adventure Comics featuring Jim Aparo artwork was fabulous! Here are scans of some of the great covers from my collection:





















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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #117 on: July 29, 2020, 01:46:43 PM »
The first comics I can recall buying were Cicero's Cat 1 and 2 in the summer of 1959. I bought them at Ken's Variety on Wharncliffe Road in London, Ontario and I still very clearly remember my father initially telling me to take #2 back because he thought I already had a copy!





Since Dell comics were still ten cents up until the issues that went on sales in December 1960, they were very popular and common on newsstands and places such as barber shops in those days. The Donald Duck titles including Uncle $crooge seemed to be particularly popular and common at the time. Here are a couple of scans from my present day collection:





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« Reply #118 on: August 02, 2020, 11:23:05 PM »
Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics are some of my favorite reads.  And I'll read any comic strip featuring the Duck as well.
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Re: Comic Book Collecting
« Reply #119 on: August 04, 2020, 03:22:37 PM »
Tom and Jerry was another very commonly found Dell title in 1959-60. I don't remember buying any at the time but I have well over twenty these days. Here are scans from my collection of some issues that hit newsstands before the price was raised to $0.15 in December 1960:

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