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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:20 am 
 

The second issue of Captain America Comics.

A rival publisher complained that the shield was too similar to their own patriotically-themed hero (called the Shield), so it was changed to a circular one.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:27 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Take the ten most valuable comic books and put them on a table and tell me that I can have only one of them I will always pick Detective Comics #27.  Never been much of a fan of Superman myself....Batman has always been more to my liking.  Captain America Comics #1 would be a close second though.  IMHO it has one of the greatest covers ever with Cap knocking the crap out of one Adolf Hitler.

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I'd cost myself a lot of money (since they aren't the most valuable of comics), but I'd love to have copies of all the key Marvel Explosion issues of the 1960s....the ones that clearly defined the direction of superhero comics for the next 40 years. Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko truly changed the comics world to an extent that it's being felt today...The Hulk was pretty much the first ever "anti-hero" and every Wolverine, Punisher or similar "outside the law" badass owes their very existance to him.  FF was the first team comic where the members squabbled, didn't agree on everything, and The Thing was really the first "Ugly" heroic character on a team.  Spidey was the first ever everyman hero, the guy that could have been you, instead of a alien from another planet, a billionaire living in a mansion, or a supremely muscled workout warrior that had happened to use his amazing intellect to fight crime. For God's Sake, Ditko drew the kid like a scrawny, bookwormish nerdo...Hell, Spidey was the first NERD hero, before we even knew what that was.  Iron Man was the first supremely flawed hero....warmonger arms dealer, alcoholic, womanizer, and at first he had to keep his armor on and recharge it just to keep his poor damaged heart beating.  Following the FF's lead, The Avengers fought, argued, and broke the team up on ocassion..hell, they KICKED OUT the Hulk after a couple of issues when he became a pain in the ass (could you see the JLA kicking out one of their most powerful members because he knocked down a town or something every once in awhile?).  The X-Men were the original outcasts of society, and eventually spawned an entire industry of life's losers who band together to save a humanity that despises them (become one ofthe greatest cliches in comic history).  Daredevil may have been the first disabled superhero (blind), and got the title "Man Without Fear" because with no powers to speak of he would jump in and try to beat the hell out of Namor, the Hulk, or whoever armed with that ridiculous costume (until he changed it to the kick ass red devil's uniform) and his billy club. So, I'd like Mint copies on my shelf of:

Amazing Fantasy 15 (1st spidey)
Amazing Spiderman #1
Fantastic Four #1
Hulk #1
Uncanny X-Men #1
Tales of Suspense #39 (1st Iron Man)
Avengers #1
Avengers #4 (1st Captain America in the Silver Age)
Daredevil #1

Just to make it an even 10, throw in Fantastic Four #5 with the first appearance of Dr. Doom, the greatest villain of the silver age.  He was as smart as Lex Luthor (and wearing bad ass metal armor decades before Lexxie thought that one up) and more global (he ruled his own country, he wanted to rule the world AND rescue his mother's soul from hell, pretty damn ambitious).  The Joker?  Bah, Doom would have fried the laughing hyena nutcase the first time he ever saw him, realizing such a flawed individual could never exist in the "perfect" world he envisioned. Besides, the Joker may be a mass murderer, but Doom dreamed it on a GLOBAL scale.....whatever it took to make the world admit he was smarter than Reed Richards, he would have gladly done in a heartbeat.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:04 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:He was as smart as Lew Luthor ...

Lex's cousin?

Badmike wrote:I'd cost myself a lot of money (since they aren't the most valuable of comics), but I'd love to have copies of all the key Marvel Explosion issues of the 1960s ...

I'd do the same thing, and to hell with the values. I'd probably even dip into the '70s ... Howard the Duck #1, Marvel Premiere #14 (or is it #15 where Iron Fist debuted?), Giant-Size X-Men, Conan #1 ... since those were more "my years." Hell with the money; I can always make more money.

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:13 pm 
 

I used to have some of those. It was during my years of Magic playing, and I ended up trading them for some cards which I then traded for some RPG stuff, and then sold to move across country. Maybe I should try to find them again. Almost makes me wish I still had comic books.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:41 pm 
 

serleran wrote:I used to have some of those. It was during my years of Magic playing, and I ended up trading them for some cards which I then traded for some RPG stuff, and then sold to move across country. Maybe I should try to find them again. Almost makes me wish I still had comic books.


Marvel and DC have quite astutely realized there is a huge nostalgia market to tap into. Pretty much every key title for both companies is available in large, very beautiful professionally bound hardcover reprint editions, with jazzed up color and white pages. At some point I'll sell all my comics and just have these up on the bookshelves, they look nice. I have a few titles already (the original Conan series, almost all the Marvel Masterworks, the New X-Men stuff, some of the early JLA volumes) in this format and I can say it's the way to go unless you just happend to be a comic book junkie and have to have the originals.

And just a short plug, I have a LOT of comics I need to get rid of.  X, I have a few copies of the 1st Iron Fist available (average condition), and a Howard the Duck #1 (not in that great condition, unfortunately) in my sales boxes, along with a lot of other goodies. Let me know if there is anything you are looking for....

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:42 pm 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Badmike wrote:
 He was as smart as Lew Luthor ...  

Lex's cousin? .


The Arkansas side of the family....Lex doesn't talk about them much... :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:53 pm 
 

Mike, let me put together a couple of paychecks and I'll get back to you (I was ... uh ... a little "paycheck-deficient" in January and February). Don't hold on to them on my account, but maybe we can cut a deal later this month or in May. I'll PM you when the barrels and barrels of cash begin to roll in.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:40 am 
 

There was a very large MERP collection on ebay.fr.



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It has gone for 1700 USD (more than 100 Euro).



But there is something strange...

The seller hasn't many feedbacks (6)

The buyer hasn't many feedbacks too (1)



What is the probability that BOTH of them has received a feedback from the same person within a month from very different items ???





the seller



the buyer



And another strange thing is that those 2 transactions were cancelled (despite of the positive feedbacks).

The first one, because the coat didn't fit the woman.

The second because the table and chaires bought by the man were not OK regarding to his wife's taste. (understandable ? :wink:)



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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:57 pm 
 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Middle-Earth-Realm- ... dZViewItem



What is he smoking?


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:30 pm 
 

larp very well alive. worth $954 bonus run extra pickups??  
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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:20 pm 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:larp very well alive. worth $954 bonus run extra pickups??  
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??? What on earth is that? A pass to the secret dungeon under Charlie's Chocolate Factory?

  


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:23 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
??? What on earth is that? A pass to the secret dungeon under Charlie's Chocolate Factory?


I was wondering the same thing...


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Post Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:30 pm 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:??? What on earth is that? A pass to the secret dungeon under Charlie's Chocolate Factory?

:lol: :lol:
http://truedungeon.com/trueforum/index.php?topic=3650.0

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:10 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:
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What is he smoking?




Apparently the same thing as this guy:




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The "sheriff" needs to stop licking his frog.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:18 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:larp very well alive. worth $954 bonus run extra pickups??  
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Good lord!  :?   True Dungeon sounds fun but is a VIP run through worth over $900?  Lemme see....what should I spend my money on?  Golden Ticket token for True Dungeon or a few RPGA modules?  Even my brain only took about three hundredths of a second to make a decision on that question.  :wink:


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:01 am 
 

Sheriff has always been a crackhead with his pricing. He's a joke.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:33 pm 
 

Speaking of the Kin Strife. Some forest elves must have looked at Sheriff Frogs listing and think they're getting a bargain on this one. Bidding at $100 with 5 hours to go.



http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... :IT&ih=004



Elurien: "I want that book'



Thurondil: "No I want it, stop bidding and eat your lembas bread, I'm prepared to bid a lot."



Elurien: "Remember I won the auction for the plastic elf ears, I'll bid the same amount again."



Thurondil: "Well I don't need plastic elf ears, mine are kind've pointy anyway."  :dwarf:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:05 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:Speaking of the Kin Strife. Some forest elves must have looked at Sheriff Frogs listing and think they're getting a bargain on this one. Bidding at $100 with 5 hours to go.


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Elurien: "I want that book'

Thurondil: "No I want it, stop bidding and eat your lembas bread, I'm prepared to bid a lot."

Elurien: "Remember I won the auction for the plastic elf ears, I'll bid the same amount again."

Thurondil: "Well I don't need plastic elf ears, mine are kind've pointy anyway."  :dwarf:




 :lol:

Very funny !



And you know what, this Emoticon :dwarf: is named dwarf.

For a D&D collecting forum it is absolutely outrageous !!!

Let's eat a piece of Lembas bread to forget that.



Anyway, it was very strange that the buyer is the one who sold this on ebay france a few days ago...



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He wrote : I am selling my whole collection.

Was passiert ?

He want to rebuild his collection ???



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Post Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:03 am 
 

le Rahib wrote:

Anyway, it was very strange that the buyer is the one who sold this on ebay france a few days ago...

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He wrote : I am selling my whole collection.
Was passiert ?
He want to rebuild his collection ???

8O




That is strange. Maybe he is scanning them. I once bought from a guy in Australia, who told me when I picked up my book that he was scanning everything onto disk. He would buy a book, scan it, and then re-sell it. He told me he would soon have the entire MERP collection on one disk.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:35 pm 
 

Holy shite - I think every English gamer in the eighties probably had one of these (I know I did 8O )




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