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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #645 on: October 08, 2018, 07:32:17 PM »
Claypool published Elvira, Mistress Of The Dark for 166 issues beginning in 1993. I have the first 114 or so issues. I've been meaning to finish the run for years and just haven't gotten to it. There are sooo many comics to get, and the more you have the more you need to get.  :laugh:

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #646 on: October 09, 2018, 10:07:15 AM »
Wow, have I been living under a coffin lid for too long! I had no idea there were so many issues of Elvira's Claypool series. I went to buy a few via ebay and was equally surprised at what they're fetching price wise. I also noted that Dynamite is currently (?)   publishing a series. Is that any good? I totally agree that there are too many good comics and not enough money or lifetimes to get all the cool stuff!
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #647 on: October 10, 2018, 10:00:32 PM »
We got a huge lot of them in at my store a while back.   Never seen that run before,  just House of Mystery.  They were gone pretty quickly. 

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #648 on: October 13, 2018, 01:40:43 PM »
Weird War Tales #3 (1972) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/







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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #649 on: October 29, 2018, 08:53:40 PM »
I bought 3 lots of Charlton's Haunted title via eBay auction. Here's a pic of the first lot, issues 1-8:



In all I scored 36 issues of Haunted for a little over 2 bucks each in mostly mid-grade. Pretty good for Bronze Age Horror. Haunted began in 1971 and lasted 75 issues. Later, on the cover, it was called Baron Weirwolf's Haunted Library. The run contains a lot of good work by Steve Ditko, Tom Sutton, and Joe Staton. That copy of #1 alone is in FN+ (6.5) and is a $25 book. In all I either added, or upgraded, around 30 issues. Have about 2/3 of the run now. Always pecking away at Silver and Bronze Horror comic runs...
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #650 on: October 30, 2018, 02:38:29 PM »
Got more Charltons today via eBay- Ghost Manor (1971) #s 1-5, 10. More good Ditko work, and some by Wayne Howard.



Issues 1 (FN) and 2 (FN+) are nice. #s 3-5 are in the VG-FN range, and #10 is only in G (2.0). I've become much more accepting of lower grade books these days since price ranges have widened so due to grade. They can, and eventually do, get upgraded anyway. My sweet spot is FN (6.0) to VF (8.0). I'll take the highest grade I can get but with high grade books being so expensive these days I usually defer to nice mid-grade books. I think books better than VF are overpriced in the marketplace currently. Factor in seller's over-grading (which is common), and how similar high grade books appear, and the cost outstrips the value for me. I had rather have 10 issues of a run in the FN range than 1 or 2 in the VF-NM range for the same price. Appearance is so similar on high grade books that even slabbed examples are sometimes off by a quarter or half grade, and for each grading increment over NM (9.4) the cost increases in multiples. It's madness as far as I'm concerned and I won't play that game. I want the books, not some number on a slab to brag about.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #651 on: October 30, 2018, 06:29:39 PM »
All the Charlton horror are always fun and featured some really good artists.

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #652 on: October 30, 2018, 08:40:38 PM »
All the Charlton horror are always fun and featured some really good artists.
Yep. I've always liked them. Finished Gorgo and Konga a few years ago and I'm steadily working on the rest.

Funny how for years many collectors looked down on Charlton comics just like they did Eerie Pubs mags. Now Eerie Pubs sell for big bucks and Charlton books are avidly sought by collectors. Things have sure changed since I first started collecting in 1975.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #653 on: November 06, 2018, 02:31:41 PM »
The Addams Family #3 (Gold Key, 1975) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/





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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #654 on: November 11, 2018, 02:15:31 PM »
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes #1 (1 Shot) (Gold Key, Dec. 1970) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/





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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #655 on: November 12, 2018, 01:33:11 PM »
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes #1 (1 Shot) (Gold Key, Dec. 1970) is posted at Monster Magazine World: https://monstermagazineworld.blogspot.com/







Cool! I can never get tired of any Planet if the Apes merch. All of it is so rad.

Oh?! SSPs, too.
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #656 on: November 18, 2018, 02:21:50 PM »
After discussing the Claypool Elvira comics here, I bought a big lot of them from EBay. They are very fun and I’d forgotten Kurt Busiek used to write them. I also hit a back issue store and picked up a couple Hulk, Savage Sword, and Deadly Hands magazines. While I need more comics like another hole in my head I must admit I’d missed how much fun it is to shop for this old stuff!
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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #657 on: December 05, 2018, 12:10:10 AM »
The Addams Family #3 (Gold Key, 1975)





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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #658 on: January 22, 2019, 03:03:51 PM »
The Charlton Ditko's... quite a bargain. Love the Apes as well

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Re: Monster Comics
« Reply #659 on: January 23, 2019, 01:48:16 PM »
I just finished reading Marvel’s new release of “Crypt of Shadows”, 1. I enjoyed the storyline and thought it tied the two shorter stories together nicely. Unfortunately the surprise ending wasn’t much of a surprise. The comic was a fun nostalgic effort, but not quite as memorable as other notable entries in the genre.  I’d be curious to learn what other monster kids think of this comic?
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