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Comic book collecting with a foreign variant focus
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On 8/23/2023 at 7:12 PM, BuraddoRun said:

I found this book recently and it's crazy, funny, sad, and cool all at the same time. It's one of those PSA books that Marvel and DC used to do now and then, but this one was released in Bosnia and Herzegovina for landmine safety awareness. Apparently it was released in 3 written languages initially, including English. I found 3 copies, all the Cyrillic versions. I got them for $4 total.

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Interesting. Looks pretty modern too.

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On 8/30/2023 at 11:24 AM, rakehell said:

Went back and nabbed the rest of his Spirou -

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And I didn't have to say sorry after. :insane:

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I'm happy to finally visit this thread and ask a question! Is there something super special about the issue below? I was aware that Spanish language books were coming on hot in the last few years but this book is heavily defaced inside and out. What makes this one so special? Thanks in advance! Oh yeah, I should probably add that the reason I'm asking is because it's at $335.00 with heavy bidding.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/145271866953?hash=item21d2e0c649:g:IskAAOSwz5Vk75nD

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On 9/5/2023 at 10:05 PM, Kramerica said:

I'm happy to finally visit this thread and ask a question! Is there something super special about the issue below? I was aware that Spanish language books were coming on hot in the last few years but this book is heavily defaced inside and out. What makes this one so special? Thanks in advance!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/145271866953?hash=item21d2e0c649:g:IskAAOSwz5Vk75nD

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I think this one has an original Mexican story in it. One of the thread regulars will know I'm sure :wishluck:

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On 9/5/2023 at 5:05 PM, Kramerica said:

I'm happy to finally visit this thread and ask a question! Is there something super special about the issue below? I was aware that Spanish language books were coming on hot in the last few years but this book is heavily defaced inside and out. What makes this one so special? Thanks in advance! Oh yeah, I should probably add that the reason I'm asking is because it's at $335.00 with heavy bidding.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/145271866953?hash=item21d2e0c649:g:IskAAOSwz5Vk75nD

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There are several articles you can find concerning this subject, here's a link to one that delves into explaining it, and recently collectors have caught on to these unique Spanish language Spider-Man issues that don't follow the official Marvel continuity of our favorite Web-Slinger. 

Forgotten Masterpiece: EL SORPRENDENTE HOMBRE ARAÑA #128 – The Tom Brevoort Experience

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On 9/5/2023 at 6:05 PM, Kramerica said:

I'm happy to finally visit this thread and ask a question! Is there something super special about the issue below? I was aware that Spanish language books were coming on hot in the last few years but this book is heavily defaced inside and out. What makes this one so special? Thanks in advance! Oh yeah, I should probably add that the reason I'm asking is because it's at $335.00 with heavy bidding.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/145271866953?hash=item21d2e0c649:g:IskAAOSwz5Vk75nD

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All José Duran originally made Spider-Man stories are worthy a lot, easily 3 digit books. Ones with good looking girls in the cover can reach low four digits; This might end over $1000 with some luck.

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On 9/5/2023 at 7:05 PM, Jaylam said:

Some of these issues are selling for outrageous prices. This one is the most sought after.

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A 6.5 sold at $35000 at Ebay and a 8.5 at $19000, if my memory serves me well, on Heritage or CC.

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On 8/23/2023 at 7:38 AM, GermanFan said:

Colossal price for Koloss.

https://www.comicconnect.com/item/998491?tzf=1

Must be quite rare considering Norway had (guesstimate) a population about 5 or 6 Million in the 60s.

The German Hulk 1 from 1974 had a print run of 78. 000 I believe.

One of the many great results on it:

 

Nearly tying the US Avengers at the same grade :)

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Great result, not that far away from the US Famous Funnies (a 4.0 sold at $ 2880)

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Though not in the same ballpark as the US one, but a pretty solid result for this UK publication.

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Another 4 digit sale for this thick Australian book:

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Much better result than my 5.5 that sold on Heritage last year.

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Highest result of all. I never saw a copy sold until today:

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Second highest result, first ever Superman outside US:

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I will continue latter in my next post.

 

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On 9/6/2023 at 5:52 PM, Kromak said:

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I've always loved that cover. Iron Man looks so jolly in it, like he's posing for the camera Capture.PNG.08d1bcf45171db237fd6926093067e34.PNG

It's great to see these books getting the recognition they deserve, and doing so well financially, but I can't help but feel sad that yet another segment of the hobby is moving out of my price range. The days of picking these up for twenty quid are well and truly over it seems.

Ah well.

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On 9/6/2023 at 8:23 AM, Kromak said:

All José Duran originally made Spider-Man stories are worthy a lot, easily 3 digit books. Ones with good looking girls in the cover can reach low four digits; This might end over $1000 with some luck.

Thanks for the info. I've learned a lot about these in the last 24 hours (thumbsu

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On 9/6/2023 at 10:55 AM, Kramerica said:

Thanks for the info. I've learned a lot about these in the last 24 hours (thumbsu

It seems that these are being reprinted.  Be cautious if you're on the look-out for an original.

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No movement in here for so long? I have ton of neat stuff to post, but I do not want to monopolize the thread.

 

So I will post just one and use it as a motivation for others to start posting again :)

 

Some time ago I posted photos and images of the brief encounter that Cap Marvel had with the Human Torch in the pages of the 1964 Almanaque do Globo Juvenil.

 

The first time one could see characters of different publishers inside a same comic book. But not the last one :)

newsstandnewstands, kids first had to buy the 1970 Invictus Vacation Almanac:

 

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Inside it, there was a coupon. Filling it and sending it back to Ebal's address, one would receive, free of charge, one of these in their home:

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Published in bigger than usual format, at least one level beyond standard golden age dimension, this high quality edition, with a plastic layer on the cover,  thick, high quality paper inside,  was a call to many characters from different places to reunite in Ebal's headquarter to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Characters from comics, from fairy tales and even Brazilian historical figures, were all called from the spacial super station by no one less than Wizard of Oz himself! :)

 

For such an important meeting, they need to interrupt their usual activities. Here Jerry tells Tom to stop chasing him and that  a matter of higher importance arises and they have to go:

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Here Batman and Flash Gordon receives the call. Robin tells Batman that they need to let their pursue of criminals for latter:

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After all heroes, classical fairy tale characters and historical figures are properly warned, they proceed to the meeting . The central page depicts they arriving in space rockets at Ebal's place:

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Inside the building, they were introduced to Ebal's staff, including its founder, Adolfo Aizen:

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Aizen tells how he, a journalist , traveled to the US in 1935. There, he went to the Daily Mirror, where he had the opportunity to interview Alex Raymond and Milton Caniff.

Back to Brazil, he contacted João Alberto, head of the newspaper "A Nação" to ask for support to his plan. The day after, the newspaper introduces in its first page, the plan to introduce a daily comics suplement, "Suplemento Infantil":

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Suplemento achieves enormous success and not too long in the future, it became an independent publication and changes its name to Suplemento Infantil.

After a few initial years, a new project started, move to the building depicted above and then Ebal was born.

After that, characters are introduced to Ebal's printing process and get a chance to know their own comic: 

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Thor mentions above something like: "This is magnificent, my father Odin needs to see that"

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Finally, all characters gathers to sing Happy Birthday to Ebal's 25th anniversary :)

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