Marvel's Godzilla (1977) Club
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1 hour ago, ADAMANTIUM said:

This might be confused with pumping lol

But they're crazy! I'm happy, as I recall, you started early on the run!

Well deserved :golfclap:

Now Pics Pics Pics! (worship)

Just saying... There is a small group of us on THESES boards that are collecting that have drove prices up, but nothing like how they have been selling on eBay. I‘m just sort of curious if we (there are like 2 or 3 of us) have  changed the market for them...

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1 minute ago, aardvark88 said:

Is it much easier to complete a Godzilla slabbed 9.6 set? Average price per slabbed issue in 9.6??

It would be much cheaper :roflmao:.  Depends on how much OCD you have and if you could live with 9.4's.  I didn't pay attention to the 9.6 census to much. WWC has a lot of raw Godzilla's also that you could submit yourself also.

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I got it!!!  Finally!  There was no picture of the back cover but front looks nice so I had to go for it, all out.  I had a massive pad on it, and good thing because some folks tried to snipe it in the last few seconds!  Shot up from $160 to $250 in the blink of an eye.

It might arrive Friday!

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6 minutes ago, Jaws1965 said:

I got it!!!  Finally!  There was no picture of the back cover but front looks nice so I had to go for it, all out.  I had a massive pad on it, and good thing because some folks tried to snipe it in the last few seconds!  Shot up from $160 to $250 in the blink of an eye.

It might arrive Friday!

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I got the book in hand!  It's nice, but has a few non-color breaking, but very noticeable spine dings that make me surprised it got a 9.8.  Honestly I think one of my 9.6's is nicer.  I may resubmit that one for something to look forward to!

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If anyone is interested @blazingbob just added a nice selection of HG CGC Godzilla's to his website today including some 9.8's. No, I don't work for Bob but I get his "New Arrival" emails and he's one of the top dealers IMO and I love the King of Monsters and knew of this thread so I thought I'd give my fellow board peeps a heads up.

  Godzilla #6   CGC 9.6 NM+     
  Godzilla #8   CGC 9.8 NM/M     
  Godzilla #8   CGC 9.6 NM+     
  Godzilla #8   CGC 9.6 NM+     
  Godzilla #16   CGC 9.8 NM/M     
  Godzilla #16   CGC 9.6 NM+     
  Godzilla #17   CGC 9.4 NM     
  Godzilla #17   CGC 9.4 NM     
  Godzilla #18   CGC 9.8 NM/M     
  Godzilla #18   CGC 9.8 NM/M     
  Godzilla #19   CGC 9.8 NM/M     
  Godzilla #19   CGC 9.6 NM+     
  Godzilla #20   CGC 9.8 NM/M     
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Based on eBay auction sales the past 6 weeks were the Jan and Feb Godzilla 9.8 sales spike simply an anomaly rather than a trend?  Or possibly a case of few registry type collectors looking to simply fill in missing holes?

I believe as of this writing the only books in the run with a 9.8 census population lower than 10 are numbers #15 and #24.   #24 of course was the final issue with a low print run that is legitimately hard to find in 9.8 (almost as many 9.4's as 9.6's and 9.8's combined)  or at least it was for me with a near 15 year search effort. 

Of course all I've mentioned above are merely my opinions.

My favorite book in the run is #23, I love that Trimpe Avengers cover as well as the last page in the book. The last page of #23 is actually my favorite Godzilla page of the run, showing his sheer enormity without clutter.

 

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1 hour ago, 35CentEra said:

Based on eBay auction sales the past 6 weeks were the Jan and Feb Godzilla 9.8 sales spike simply an anomaly rather than a trend?  Or possibly a case of few registry type collectors looking to simply fill in missing holes?

I believe as of this writing the only books in the run with a 9.8 census population lower than 10 are numbers #15 and #24.   #24 of course was the final issue with a low print run that is legitimately hard to find in 9.8 (almost as many 9.4's as 9.6's and 9.8's combined)  or at least it was for me with a near 15 year search effort. 

Of course all I've mentioned above are merely my opinions.

My favorite book in the run is #23, I love that Trimpe Avengers cover as well as the last page in the book. The last page of #23 is actually my favorite Godzilla page of the run, showing his sheer enormity without clutter.

 

The #8/16 (especially the #16) 9.8 has potential. A few months ago there was 1 with the only 9.8 run @Jordysnordy. It's up to 5 now! Prices will decrease I bet, there were a few of us racing to complete 9.8 run in the registry (#2 spot). I hope I'm wrong though. I mean I looked at The Eternals Registry, there are 2 complete 9.8 runs! Godzilla is a fun run to collect and actually the story isn't that bad either. It will never be a key series but it is an affordable 9.8 bronze age run to collect!

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17 hours ago, Xenosmilus said:

The #8/16 (especially the #16) 9.8 has potential. A few months ago there was 1 with the only 9.8 run @Jordysnordy. It's up to 5 now! Prices will decrease I bet, there were a few of us racing to complete 9.8 run in the registry (#2 spot). I hope I'm wrong though. I mean I looked at The Eternals Registry, there are 2 complete 9.8 runs! Godzilla is a fun run to collect and actually the story isn't that bad either. It will never be a key series but it is an affordable 9.8 bronze age run to collect!

There are 12 #16's and 15 #8's in 9.8 in the registry as of today.   Given the numbers of few months ago a lot more have seen daylight. Perhaps the high prices at the time spurred on sending them for slabbing?  #15 and #24 are now the "rare" ones.

Yes it is a fun series.  The last 2 issues especially so. I mean Godzilla vs The FF, Avengers and SHIELD what's not to love... Surprised Overstreet notates 21 and 22 and being a Devil Dinosaur app, but NO mention whatsoever of Avengers and FF in 23 and 24. Seriously Overstreet folks, what is up with that?

 

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4 hours ago, 35CentEra said:

There are 12 #16's and 15 #8's in 9.8 in the registry as of today.   Given the numbers of few months ago a lot more have seen daylight. Perhaps the high prices at the time spurred on sending them for slabbing?  #15 and #24 are now the "rare" ones.

Yes it is a fun series.  The last 2 issues especially so. I mean Godzilla vs The FF, Avengers and SHIELD what's not to love... Surprised Overstreet notates 21 and 22 and being a Devil Dinosaur app, but NO mention whatsoever of Avengers and FF in 23 and 24. Seriously Overstreet folks, what is up with that?

 

I was referencing the ones Kramerica list from High Grade Comics.

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Many consider "High Grade" for 1977-1979 to be 9.6 or 9.8.  In order here are the 5 Marvel Godzilla's with the fewest combined total of 9.8 and 9.6's

#24 = 16
#16 = 21
#17 = 21
#15 = 22
#13 = 23

#24 and #15 are tied for the fewest 9.8's with 9, but #15 has nearly double the amount of 9.6's as #24.

#24 has a measly 16 copies in 9.6 or above.

#12 and #15 are tied for the least slabbed book.

#1 has more 9.8's and 9.6's then one can shake a stick at.

#24 has the Lowest Average Grade in the run, averaging what for a late bronze age Marvel is a meager 8.96

#19 has the highest Average grade in the run with a robust 9.67.

Not sure why 15,16,17 are getting the most "love"  recently in auctions, when #24 is the True current King of High Grade Scarcity for the title.

BTW, I've no vested interest in #24, and as I've mentioned in a previous post above my favorite issue is #23.  Just having fun with Marvel Godzilla census numbers. So now be prepared to fight the wolves in the next #24 auction :)

Courtesy of Slabdata (cgcdata.com) current (As of April 7, 2020) Marvel Godzilla non variant Population Report. - sorted by number of 9.8 copies.

  Title,Issue,Pub Date,Publisher	CGC Label       Total   Avg Grade      9.9      9.8	9.6	9.4	9.2	9	8.5	8	7.5	7	6.5	6	5.5	5	4.5	4	3.5	3	2.5	2	1.8	1.5
 Godzilla 01 (08/77,Marvel Comics)	Universal	1,426	9.28		1	405	437	244	102	70	48	25	22	22	12	13	8	6	4	3	1	1	1			1
 Godzilla 09 (04/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	57	9.57			34	14	4	2		2							1								
 Godzilla 02 (09/77,Marvel Comics)	Universal	85	9.37			32	20	13	2	8	3	3	2	1	1											
 Godzilla 07 (02/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	51	9.55			28	14	3	3			1	1	1												
 Godzilla 03 (10/77,Marvel Comics)	Universal	83	9.26			27	29	8	3	5	2	3	2	1	1				1	1						
 Godzilla 23 (06/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	64	9.4			27	20	9	2	1		1		1	1	1	1									
 Godzilla 11 (06/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	37	9.65			23	10	3					1													
 Godzilla 19 (02/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	41	9.67			23	13	3		2																
 Godzilla 14 (09/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	37	9.63			22	10	4						1												
 Godzilla 20 (03/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	37	9.65			22	10	1	3		1															
 Godzilla 05 (12/77,Marvel Comics)	Universal	59	9.52			21	22	8	3	3	1				1											
 Godzilla 10 (05/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	43	9.57			21	13	7				1		1												
 Godzilla 21 (04/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	45	9.61			20	17	4	1	2	1															
 Godzilla 04 (11/77,Marvel Comics)	Universal	54	9.53			19	15	12	5	2			1													
 Godzilla 18 (01/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	38	9.63			19	11	5	1	2																
 Godzilla 22 (05/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	39	9.48			17	13	3	1	3	1						1									
 Godzilla 08 (03/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	42	9.47			15	16	6	2		1			2												
 Godzilla 06 (01/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	40	9.51			14	17	3	3		1	1	1													
 Godzilla 12 (07/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	29	9.62			14	10	2	2		1															
 Godzilla 13 (08/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	32	9.46			14	9	4	2			2		1												
 Godzilla 16 (11/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	25	9.63			12	9	3			1															
 Godzilla 17 (12/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	32	9.51			10	11	7	2	1			1													
 Godzilla 15 (10/78,Marvel Comics)	Universal	29	9.53			9	13	5			1	1														
 Godzilla 24 (07/79,Marvel Comics)	Universal	42	8.96			9	7	13	3	3	1	1		2			1		1		1					

 

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