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  1. I decided it was time to get back on the saddle. I reactivated my CGC membership because I had some slabs that really needed new holders. I had been putting this off due to a very unfortunate experience I had two years ago with a ReHolder submission. I submitted several books in the spring of 2019 from my Action Comics set, these were expensive pieces from the ‘70s, a few of them were pedigreed, one such book was also in a fragile first generation holder, all in 9.8 grade. I packed them well, sent them off then got a disturbing email several weeks later informing me that most of my books would not receive the same grade. There were pictures of damaged books outside their former holders, I had to have them pressed, I had to wait several months, it was not fun. Thankfully all books came came back in 9.8 but… Two of them came back in the horrible black and white pedigree label, that CGC has since improved on, and big scratches on the holders. The other books came back with SCS. I’ll stop there, but it really left a bad taste in my mouth. Why am I trying this again? I guess I was feeling cute when I woke up this morning, IDK. So here it is, me giving this a second chance, getting back in the saddle. I probably won’t know how this goes for several months. I have only sent books in for new holders that really needed it and these two are no exception. See spoiler tag for Newton Rings and inner well scuffing!
  2. The Legacy of Superman #1 I’ve been spending some time over the last few month searching eBay for raw copies of the harder to find later printings I still need for my Death and Return of Superman collection. One such book was Superman: The Legacy of Superman #1 second printing, a true ghost, I have yet to see one in a comic shop or for sale online. After searching, I decided to reach out to a friend, who just so happened to have a 9.8 copy certified by CGC. To my surprise my friend agreed to sell it to me. This copy is beautiful, this issue is most likely the rarest of the later printings from this storyline, not just in grade, just rare, period. Thank you @onlyweaknesskryptonite! I’m only the fifth collector in CGC history to have a certified 9.8 of this printing. The first 9.8 belonged to a registry user who then sold it to @Iconic1s, last year onlyweaknesskryptonite submitted two raw copies, both came back 9.8, making for a total of only 3 in the census. It's also great to check an item off the list! As you can see by the whiteout, I’ve parted with a few of these but got them back.
  3. Action Comics #683 (November, 1992) is a book I'm quite fond of, not only for the cover art, but also for the era that the book was published in, collectively referred to in the hobby as the Post-Crisis era. I also call this time frame Post-Crisis, Pre-Doomsday (1986-1992, or Pre-Death and Return of Superman), which is my favorite era of Superman reading material, focusing on great stories and character development for all the main and supporting characters involved. I did not start reading comics until early 1994; post Death and Return of Superman. One of the joys of finding the Death of Superman collected edition then was the discovery of the Superman continuity in the comic books and that Superman had been completely revamped in the late ‘80s, with a fresh new take on the character and the universe he inhabited. Not only did I become hooked on the Death and Return of Superman storyline, I became hooked on the books prior to, it was like streaming a series online to catch up and follow a developing story. I would not get to find all of these Pre-Death and Return of Superman comics until after childhood. I would find issues here and there at a few comic shops, enough to fill in some story gaps or give me a general idea, but most places I went to rarely had any Superman back issues prior to the Death and Return of Superman saga. These books then became placed on a pedestal for me, thought of as ancient, priceless relics, which would take a lifetime to find. This brings me to Action Comics #683, a book I first found, probably in 1995. I remember well pulling that issue out of the long box. The nighttime setting and full moon added an eerie atmosphere, seldom seen on Superman covers. Cover artist Jackson Guice does a good likeness of Superman, one I cannot get enough of. Childhood copy I was excited to see this cover for the first time; I was even more excited to find it was cover dated November, 1992. Why the cover date? The four Superman titles with this date include something special, a teaser for the next storyline, Doomsday! The teaser was in the form of the last page for each issue that month, a fist pounding through a vault, warning that, “Doomsday is coming!” I only found two of the four Doomsday teaser issues back then, I did find the other two as an adult and I still search for them to this day. Doomsday teaser pages Those four wonderful covers dated November, 1992! In 2008 I found a graded copy of Action Comics #683 on eBay, for a BIN price of only $29.99 with free shipping! I bought it right away; it was also the first copy of this issue to be certified 9.8 by CGC. I was excited to finally have the first printing of this issue; my childhood copy was a second printing, something I thought of as a bad thing at the time. My graded 9.8 copy was the lone 9.8 in the census for a few years, then the book, along with the other Doomsday teaser issues starting taking off price wise. In 2016 I found a raw copy of Action Comics #683 for only $3.00, I couldn’t believe my luck, I also couldn’t believe how good it looked when I put it in a fresh bag and board. Around that same time I started looking for nice copies of the second printing, a frustrating search to say the least. Time went on and I made a few new friends on the Collectors Society. One such friend shared my passion for the Death and Return of Superman books. One day in 2020, my friend submitted three copies of the second printing, and all three came back in 9.8 grade. His search was an exhausting one but his persistence paid off. I was floored when he told me he’d gift me one of these treasures. Holding both printings in 9.8 side-by-side was a dream come true. Denver ComicCon, 2016 An awesome gift This year I received a grading credit from CGC along with an award for Best Set Presentation for my Action Comics (Complete) registry set. I decided to pull a few books to send it, one of them being the copy of Action Comics #683 from the Denver ComicCon. The book came back 9.8 in a beautiful holder. I could sell one of my 9.8s for probably $100 or more, but I’m keeping both of them. To date, I have only seen a few copies of this book in the wild (I’m not saying this book is really that rare, it just rarely crosses my path), I had the luck of Forest Gump with this particular book, and I’m extremely grateful. What a cover! One more thing! My first graded example was certified on 10/01/2008. My second graded example was certified on 10/01/2021!
  4. REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN! “Reign of the Supermen!” was the third act in the Death and Return of Superman saga, that began in the final pages of Adventures of Superman #500 (June, 1993), with four separate ‘first sightings’ of four different individuals wearing the famous “S” shield. Each creative team on the four separate Superman titles had their own ideas on how Superman could return from death. The editorial decision was to just use all four ideas, with four very different Supermen appearing in Metropolis - the Last Son of Krypton, the Man of Steel, the Man of Tomorrow and Superboy. These REIGN books are easy to find raw but are a pain to collect in 9.8 grade. Online auctions can end with a bargain or in a pricey bidding war, and many BINs are overpriced IMHO. My CGC collection of “Reign of the Supermen!” books as of 3/08/2020 (not counting the Collector’s Editions):
  5. Greetings, I’m looking for raw, 9.8 candidates for Adventures of Superman #505, specifically the ‘Direct’ Edition, not the Newsstand/Barcode Edition. There is only 1 9.8 in the census that belongs to a friend, so I know it’s not going to be for sale anytime soon. I’m particular on cover alignment also, I would also be interested in a bulk lots also for those with large inventory. I would like to see photos to before working out an offer. I hope I don’t sound stuck up or unreasonable here.