In The Meantime…

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Iconic1s

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As I continue my search for my infamous ‘last 9.8’ life must go on. This is where I will talk about my collecting endeavors related to this set and things that come my way... in the meantime.  The inspiration for this entry is this Cyborg Superman 1:3 scale statue by Prime 1 Studios.

This statue was worth the wait!  I ordered this in January 2019 and finally received it last week.  Almost three years!  I did the payment plan option through Sideshow and had this paid off for over a year... the ship date kept getting slid... I figured this had something to do with the pandemic and production issues.  I'm not really sure but never lost hope... the money was long ago spent!

Now that I have this in-hand it is pretty easily my favorite statue.  The shade of blue is different than any other Superman statue I own.  That, along with how the metallic parts blend just make it hard not to stop and stare at this for awhile.  The shimmering cape is also a nice touch for this particular statue.  Only one criticism... I would have preferred the traditional Supes red undies on the outside but we can't have everything.  Okay Prime 1, lets get started on Steel, Eradicator, and Superbly; not to mention a story accurate Black Suit Superman!  Could you imagine a 1:3 scale Kryptonian Battle Suit from this line!!  Oh boy!!

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Next up is an addition I did to my man cave/display room just yesterday.  This wall with the window/curtains had been challenging me for awhile. I just couldn’t seem to use it’s to it’s full potential. Finally decided to put some effort into finding a table.  The solution ended up being a 70” console, which I got on-line from Rooms To Go.  This arrived in three days and needed assembly. It’s the first piece of furniture I have bought like this where everything actually lined up like it was supposed to!  Used Gorilla Glue on the dowels so I think it will be okay.

This ended up being perfect for some of my smaller pieces.  I’m happy with it!  I added it to this journal because the items on it are mostly related to this set.

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Found this on IG from Daring Comics in Mexico City. $18.00 + $15.00 shipping which I found really fair. Sent via Mexpost which took about a month but arrived safe and sound.  11” x 17” and displays nicely, although I haven’t found a spot for it yet.


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I ordered a few more Death of Superman items from them that were available during this year’s La Mole Comic Con… a print and sketch book and will post pics when they arrive. 

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On 11/7/2021 at 12:41 PM, Brandon Shepherd said:

That’s a heck of a set you got there! 

Thanks @Brandon Shepherd!  I appreciate that!  Feel like I'm losing steam sometimes... just counted and realized I have 27 books total at CCS/CGC (mostly from this set) in four submissions (I'm a small fish!).  The earliest arrival was received 5/18/21 and is the last 9.8 I need for this set (I don't think it's a 9.8 but fun to send in anyways)... has been 'CCS in Process' now for awhile.  At this rate I won't see that book, or any of the others until the second half of 2022.  Between the TAT's at CCS/CGC and waiting nearly three years for statues to arrive, being in this hobby is definitely taking patience to a whole new level.  Was thinking, I had three birthdays from the time I ordered the Cyborg Superman until it was received... that's nuts!

Still having fun (most of the time) though!! :headbang:

  

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Grabbed a few raw books from this set recently…. got this Platinum Edition from my LCS. Had been on the wall for awhile and I couldn’t resist it anymore. Not a bad looking copy… plan on leaving this sealed as I didn’t have any other raws of it.

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Also grabbed this pack recently. My immediate plans were to open it but it looks pretty sharp so now I’m a bit torn as to what to do with it. I’m 99.99% sure I don’t need any of the books in it but man I love opening these. We’ll see…

What I do know for sure is I love everything about this set, the various packs, printings, etc.  It just never gets old!

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Note - I was lucky on a previous submission and sent in an Adventures of Superman 498 3rd printing, which is included in this pack, and got a 9.8!  It was the lone 9.8 out of a 20 book submission… yikes!!  Here it is…

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And a link to it in my set…

https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/ComicView.aspx?PeopleSetComicID=1110482

 

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Ended up opening that 20 pack and pulled another one of these out of it…

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After looking back through my pics I realized I got the first copy out of the same 20 pack about a year ago.  This is the only book I have personally seen this logo on but I imagine there are others… it’s too cool to have only been used on this one book!

Both of these copies are decent (with a press) and I plan on sending them in at some point in the future, when TATs aren’t so, sooo, sooooooo depressing.

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More cool Death of Superman stuff arrived from Daring Comics.  Really happy!

Foil print… (very hard to photograph!)

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The envelope the print came in…

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And last but not least, this very cool Artbook…

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Some nice Doomsday art inside the book.  Actually got two of the books and both are pretty solid 9.8’s IMO, will probably send them to CGC one of these days.  

 

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On 12/15/2021 at 9:10 PM, Iconic1s said:

More cool Death of Superman stuff arrived from Daring Comics.  Really happy!

Foil print… (very hard to photograph!)

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The envelope the print came in…

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And last but not least, this very cool Artbook…

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Some nice Doomsday art inside the book.  Actually got two of the books and both are pretty solid 9.8’s IMO, will probably send them to CGC one of these days.  

 

Congratulations!

I really like the foil print do they have more? 

I too have a couple of the art books they also did the superman 75 (tombstone cover ) for La Mole..  

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On 12/15/2021 at 11:21 PM, onlyweaknesskryptonite said:

Congratulations!

I really like the foil print do they have more? 

I too have a couple of the art books they also did the superman 75 (tombstone cover ) for La Mole..  

Thanks!

I’m not sure if they have any more… I do have an extra one though, that would probably be a great part of a trade/sale for a certain 9.6 I know of… :baiting:

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On 12/16/2021 at 6:17 PM, Iconic1s said:

Thanks!

I’m not sure if they have any more… I do have an extra one though, that would probably be a great part of a trade/sale for a certain 9.6 I know of… :baiting:

I have the La Mole books. Definitely would like to add one of those prints.  Unfortunately I am still not looking to let go of THAT 9.6... (if / when I do you will be the first to know about it.) 

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Picked this little guy up the other day… waiting on the Big Apple ‘Limited Edition’ to arrive to see how they are different (so far can’t tell from the pictures).

Pretty much get excited about any Doomsday/Death of Superman merchandise that comes out!

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Not a bad likeness..,

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Just got this in the mail today!  Even though this is Justice League branded, I definitely consider it more in line with this set. There would be no black suit, or silver ‘S’ without this story!  This hat is a SuperHeroStuff exclusive and probably my new go-to headgear!  I love the texture!

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A couple other cool things with the black suit/silver ‘S’ that pre-date the JL movie by a long shot… and prove that this hat belongs here!

https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/ComicView.aspx?PeopleSetComicID=1238197

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This week, I was able to upgrade one of my slots with this book, which is one of only two Signature Series 9.8 copies. The seller was pretty awesome and made it a very pleasant transaction.  Full details are in the link below the picture.

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https://comics.www.collectors-society.com/WCM/ComicView.aspx?PeopleSetComicID=1280528

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On 1/22/2022 at 10:47 AM, Brandon Shepherd said:

Way to go! Awesome upgrade. Like you, I learned big time with my Universal 9.8 fourth print, I bought it way too hot. 

Thanks my friend!

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