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World's Finest 178

A book that does not come up too often for sale in high grade. One of the few covers I like by Neal Adams on this title. What's interesting here is that the cover features the first Green Arrow illustration by Adams, a character who would, of course, become one of Neal's signature heroes later on. That would also include the new costume and facial hair. It's good to be back at the journals after a five month hiatus. Enjoy the image.

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Who Owns This Book, And Are You Willing To Sell It?

An extremely hard to find issue of HOM. And it just so happens to be my favorite Neal Adams HOM cover. This book was listed on the Comic Link for sale section a few years back, along with other DC horror books belonging to the Mass. pedigree. After a while, the seller pulled all of them from the site. I'm interested in making an offer for it, since it's next to impossible to find on the market. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Conan 37

Picked this up on eBay the other day. There were a few other issues in this title with inking duties assigned to Neal Adams, but this is the only one where he did the complete layouts. And a pretty cool cover too! I'm unable to save the image from eBay. An upgrade from my previous copy, which was a 9.4.

End Of The Adams Era At DC

Won this at the recent Comic Link auction. Quite the cover by famous horror artist Bernie Wrightson. But this book happens to be pretty much the last of Neal Adams' interior artwork at DC. A career that started with the company in 1967, Adams would end up redefining Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, and make Deadman his own. After this book, the only interior work Adams did for DC was the Superman vs. Muhammad Ali treasury edition in 1978. After that it would be decades before his return to DC.

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GL 82

Picked up this one from a local dealer. Another book that I've reacquired, having sold my copy last year due to the pandemic while trying to avoid falling behind on the bills. From the glorious Neal Adams run on this title. This issue is one of the few that deals with a horror storyline instead of the social commentary that made this run by Adams and O'Neil famous. Enjoy.

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Moon Of The Wolf

Won this yesterday in the recent Pedigree Comics auction. A common theme in DC and Marvel comics during the 1970s was horror. Here we have an awesome example of the genre written by Len Wein and drawn by Neal Adams. Personally, I'm not a fan of covers with multiple panels, like this one. But that was par for the course with these DC 100 page super spectaculars. Now, if this had been a 20 cent issue, with the Adams artwork donning the entire cover, it would probably rank as my favorite on the Bat

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Lois Lane 90

My latest Neal Adams cover work acquisition. Love the science fiction themed covers of this era from DC. Once again, Superman is denied his favorite gal. As of now, I have half of the issues of this title that feature Neal's covers. Enjoy.

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Restored Power Of Goliath

Won this in the recent Comic Link auction. I've had to sell several books due to the pandemic, which resulted in the loss of my job. Now I've re-acquired this one. Features an early appearance of the Collector.

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Thor 185 - In The Grip Of Infinity!

A very tough book to find in slabbed high grade (9.2) that's taken me ages to acquire. Awesome cover by John Buscuma, the second in the five issue Infinity saga. It's also my first Marvel book after spending the last year buying nothing but DC. Unfortunately, I'm unable to save the image of the book from the eBay posting.

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SA 210

Back to the journals after a winter hiatus, with this win in a Comic Connect auction. Actually, an upgrade. Had this one in 9.4 already, but qualified (detached staple). So now I have a universal copy. Enjoy.

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jerry lewis 93

My latest acquisition from the recent Comic Link auction. This book being from 1966, it's the oldest 9.8 in my collection. Always nice to have books in 9.8 from this era, which I have very few of. It's also nice when they end up at a lower price than expected at the end of the auction. My winning bid here was under $300. Enjoy.

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SA 216

Just won this on eBay. The last Deadman story in this title. This has always been my favorite Neal Adams run. Awesome covers and stories to boot. Enjoy.

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Adventure Comics 373

Won this book on eBay today. My first signature series purchase in four years. Continuing with my acquisition of Neal Adams covers. Features the first appearance of the Tornado Twins, Don and Dawn Allen, far future descendants of Barry Allen. Enjoy.

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WW 189

One more auction win from Comic Link. And, like my win from yesterday, another cover scene depicting war, this one from the Vietnam era. A particularly difficult issue to find from the Diana Prince run. Interesting to see her blasting away with an automatic weapon, instead of wielding the proverbial sword.

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Our Army At War 240

Won this in the current Comic Link auction. With this book, I now have all four issues with Neal Adams interior art on this title. Surprised to find my winning bid was well under $100. It's back to buying comics again after taking a break during the summer. And this is a good one to start with.

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Jerry Lewis 123

My recent auction win from last month. This puts me in a tie for first place in the Jerry Lewis registry set.

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Superman 234

Another book with Neal Adams cover work that I picked up on ebay today. Issue 233 is regarded as the classic Superman Adams cover, but I like this one just as well. And a beautiful looking 9.4 at that. Enjoy.

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One More Auction Win

This was the second book I won in the last Comic Link auction, along with the ASM 71. Yet another Neal Adams cover, but interior work also. The purchase of these auction wins will be my last one for a while. I'm now on lay off from my job due to the Covid -19 crisis. I don't know how much of an impact this will have on the collecting industry, except to say that most books will now be going for lower prices than usual. I imagine several collectors will have to sell their cherished books to keep

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Eerie 53

Won this in the recent Heritage auction. Also put in a bid for issue 77, but no luck there as I was outbid at the last moment. This one is insanely tough to find. The only other one I ever came across for sale was a 9.0 on ebay a little while ago. I wanted this one primarily because it features art work by Neal Adams, one of the last Warren magazines he worked on. Part of the Don Rosa pedigree collection.

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ASM 71

Won this in the current Comic Link auction the other day. Taking a bit of a break from the Neal Adams books that I'm currently going after. Always admired the artwork of John Romita and this is one of my favorite covers of his. A very nice 9.0 that looks more like a 9.4.

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Lois Lane 79

And so the collecting of books with Neal Adams covers continues. One of the very first, if not the first of his covers on a Superman title. Not too easy to find this particular issue either. Adams would continue to do the Lois covers for the next 16 books. What with doing the cover work on Superman, Action, Jimmy Olsen, Adventure, the Batman titles etc. - one wonders where he found the time to do all this. Enjoy.

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First Acquisition Of 2020

Continuing where I left off at the end of 2019 with my focus on books with Neal Adams covers. This one's okay as far as his covers go. Love the brown sky color. With auctions going on right now at Heritage and Pedigree Comics, and one starting on Thursday at Comic Link, there's a whole slew of books I plan to bid on. This one I picked up on ebay. Enjoy.

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Last Acquisition For 2019

Just won this in the latest Heritage auction. A tough to find book with cover artwork by Neal Adams. I'm now concentrating on books with Adams covers during the period from 1967-71. Surprised to have won this book for under $250. Enjoy.

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Hulk vs. Glob

Won this in the recent Comic Link auction. The Glob was a character you could call a precursor to the Swamp and Man-Things, I suppose. Don't see this book turn up on the market very often. Had this issue when I was a youngster along with several other Herb Trimpe Hulks from that era. Enjoy.

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Frazetta Greatness V

Won this in the Heritage auction last night. The last of the Warren magazines with Frank Frazetta cover work that I wanted. Probably one of the toughest to find in high grade too. And it also features interior artwork by Neal Adams. Enjoy.

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