Comics, Pulps, and Paperbacks: Why such a discrepancy in values?
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On 12/10/2022 at 5:44 PM, Surfing Alien said:

Here's a few more pretty pbs...

This is the last of the Woolrich/Irish Popular Library titles I needed. I've held out because I had to, there just haven't been any nice ones come along. Then this shows up and I don't think it's improvable. It's also Belarski's last cover at Popular Library. Raymond Johnson started at number 452 and became the primary artist after Belarski.


Speaking of Raymond Johnson, this is an upgrade to my current copy which is really nice except for a small but nagging corner crease


I had never seen this James Meese cover before. The lady is so tough and the copy is really sharp so I had to bring it home


This is another Avallone book, via pseudonym. I dislike the giant font covers but it's a pretty uncommon Frazetta cover and super sharp so it's in the keeper pile now.


This one is for @frozentundraguy, a little earlier than the one he posted (I think it's the first Pyramid Fu Manchu) and maybe the brightest pages and edge stain I've seen in a 60 year old pb. Cover by Mort Engle.





Those pages in the Fu-Manchu book look like they just rolled off the press. (thumbsu

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On 12/16/2022 at 6:01 PM, Surfing Alien said:

Another long week but some more friday fun arrived so I'll share some here. Been hooked into some high gloss minty fresh books lately.


Ace D-101. Neither covers  is credited but Point of No Escape looks a lot like Olson also.





I'll try to post a few more this weekend. I am going to New York City next week for Christmas. It will be the first time I've seen many of my relatives since the damned 'vid and there's nothing that will keep us away this year. Maybe I can find some bricks and mortar book stores to pick if there are any left there :(

I like this one!!!  

Have fun in NYC!

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On 12/17/2022 at 3:54 PM, Pat Calhoun said:

This was sitting at the tip-top of my want list, where I thought it might stay a while, but the good folks at Kayo Books somehow came up with a solid copy for a bargain price - which I pounced on. So I present the first Atlas crime digest, from 1942, Best Detective Novel #1, with a glorious Cardwell Higgins cover.


That's a stunning cover that I've never looked at before. Aside from the Good Girl, I love the little beckoning Devil with the dagger.

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