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HOM 193

Just won this in the current Comic Link auction. One of many great covers by Bernie Wrightson on this title. Quite hard to find in the higher grades as well.

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Eerie 77

Picked this one up yesterday. My first Warren magazine purchase in three years. Awesome cover by Richard Corben. The story inside depicted by the cover was actually a trilogy spread out over several issues. Enjoy.

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Low Distribution Conan

My second win in the current Comic Link auction. And yet another reacquisition of a book that I sold during the pandemic. Same grade, same page quality as my previous copy. Described as being a low distribution issue in certain areas originally, this book is easy enough to find in high grades nonetheless. Quite surprised that my winning bid was under $220. Enjoy.

Amazing Adventures 8

Won this yesterday in the latest Comic Link Auction. Somewhat obscure work by Neal Adams on this title doing artwork on the Inhumans stories. It's nice to acquire a copy that has a perfect cover wraparound, which is quite difficult to find with this issue. Enjoy.

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Strange Adventures 215

Won this in an eBay auction the other day. Yet another book I've re-acquired after selling it. The next to last issue of this title featuring the incredible run of Neal Adams Deadman stories. As always, enjoy!

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Jerry Meets Wonder Woman

My latest win from a Comic Link auction. Very tough book to find in grade, as is evidenced by the CGC census, where there are only eleven slabbed copies showing.  This was during Diana Prince's "mod" phase, so I wonder why she is shown on the cover in warrior gear instead of one of her white jumpsuits. I guess I would actually have to read the story to find about that. Well, as always, enjoy!

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Lois Lane 93 Adams Signature/Sketch

Picked this one up at the Toronto Comicon today. I don't usually go for signature books with sketches, but I decided to make an exception with this one. Just so happens to be the only signature CGC for this issue. The $550 price tag you see there is in Canadian dollars, but I managed to get it down to $470 (roughly $340 USD). Enjoy.

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Tomahawk 124 Again

Picked this up on eBay the other day. I was outbid on a 9.0 CGC copy a few months ago, so here I've acquired a higher grade with the buy it now option. Need not explain how impressed I am with this Adams cover, as I already did so in the previous journal on this issue. Anyways, enjoy it again!

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X-Men 118

Won this in the Comic Link auction last night. I'm working on re-acquiring the John Byrne issues 108 to 119 that I sold during the pandemic. So this one's a good start. Also, these books don't cost an arm and a leg in high grade. Enjoy.

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Action Comics 367

My latest acquisition of a DC Neal Adams cover from the 1968-69 era. There's not many by Adams on this title that I'm interested in, but this one I like.    Love the orange background here, which is a highlight on other DC covers of his - World's Finest 180, Superboy 152 and, of course, Superman 233 are other examples. Funny that with everything happening at such a fast pace on this cover, the two of them manage to get all those words in. LOL!  

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Secret Hearts 143

Picked this one up on eBay the other day as I continue my search for DC romance books. Described as an 8.0, I plan to submit this for slabbing. There is only one of these on the CGC census (9.4), which shows just how tough it is to find in a decent grade. But then again, any DC books in this genre are tough to find. Something of note here though. Neal Adams was involved with this issue. No interior or cover art work. Instead, Neal did the coloring in this book. Weird, huh?  

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Adams Adventure

Just picked this one up from Comic Connect, where my best offer was accepted. There are a few covers on this title by Neal Adams that are not bad. So it goes  with my hunt for books with Adams cover work only. Enjoy.

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Adams Tomahawk

Now that I'm back on my feet financially post pandemic, I've decided to go after the remaining books with Neal Adams covers on my want list, about a dozen altogether. Here's one that I was outbid on recently on eBay. One of the best of the Adams Tomahawk covers, if not the best. Looking to re-acquire issues 121, 123 and 125 also. Other than that, most of the remaining Adams books I want are issues from the Superman titles.    

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Conan 2

Won this in the Comic Link auction that just ended. Yet another great cover by Barry Windsor-Smith. Again, this book is a re-acquisition to replace the 9.6 I sold during the pandemic. So in this case we're looking at a downgrade. But my winning bid for this book was a surprise, having secured it for under $250. Enjoy.

Flash 204

Just won this from the Comic Link auction. Had this one before in 9.4, but like many books in my collection I sold it during the pandemic. So here I've managed an upgrade.  One of several issues on this title Neal Adams did during the early seventies. Most of them were also in this same auction. Enjoy.

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Some You Win, Some You Lose

Bid for this book last night in the Comic Connect auction, which featured Conans 1-24, all in pristine 9.4 grade with white pages. Alas, I was outbid at the end. A beautiful cover by Barry Windsor-Smith, my favorite of his from the Marvel picture frame era. Being a CVA copy, the winning bid was quite high for this grade - $361. Well, better luck next time. There are a couple of slabbed 9.6s coming up for auction at Heritage, so I'll a have go with one of those.

Bob Hope 108

Just won this in the Comic Link auction. Extremely hard to find in high grade due to the dark green cover. As a matter of fact, there are only five copies on the CGC census. And only a single 9.4 has been graded higher than this one. This replaces the 7.0 slabbed copy that I've had for the last 15 years. Artwork by Neal Adams, who began his career at DC doing the humor titles. Here we have Bob joining a biker gang calling themselves.....The Ghost Riders? Hmmm. Predates Marvel's Johnny Blaze

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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.
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