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Ibis
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:40 pm    Post subject: Ibis' Collection - Part 2 Reply with quote

I buy pretty much any treasury sized comics and my collection of over-sized stuff is pretty large.

A local comic shop had these, so I bought them.

Published by Pacific Comics Club

Flash Gordon #1


Flash Gordon #2


Flash Gordon #3


Flash Gordon #4
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More bought at the same time.

Rip Kirby #11


Rip Kirby #12


I own almost everything listed at my Treasury comics site..

https://www.angelfire.com/comics2/treasury/


I own none of the Golden Age stuff which is listed on a separate page.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to go ahead and grab a copy of this...

Foul Play! The art and artists of the notorious EC comics


A little oddity.
I was booted off of Facebook for being a bot (or so they implied).
I completely disliked Twitter new layout with them forcing suggestions on me. I blocked my browser from even being able to access Twitter.

That led me to the decentralized social network called Mastodon. I love it. It's a throwback to the way the web was in 1997. It's a lot like Twitter, but I think it's more user friendly. While on Mastodon, a John Shirley responded to some of my posts. I replied back. We chatted. I discovered that he was a musician. He'd written some comics. He was friends with Blue Oyster Cult and had written some songs for them. He was a sci-fi writer. He'd even done a Ted Talk. Interesting fellow and even more interesting... I had never heard of him. Eventually he wasn't finding discussions on punk rock. I'm guessing no one was buying his CD. Porn was dropping into his feed and maybe communists too. He dropped off the network rather than just blocking the users he didn't like.

A few weeks later, I buy the book above. Imagine my surprise when I see John Shirley had a quote written on the inside flap of the front cover. Again, I'd never heard of him before. I actually liked reading his posts and his perspectives on Mastodon.

The book was written by Grant Geissman who is a highly respected Jazz guitarist. He's played for some famous people. He's even appeared on Two and a Half Men. Grant Geissman was on a Facebook Group asking people where to find my EC Comics Checklist. He's a leading authority on EC comics and he had some nice words to say about my site. Rarely am I flattered, but I was flattered.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have bought 10 copies of each solicited cover for this... but I don't do electronic (online) financial transactions. This was solicited through kickstarter.
I specifically asked that I not be given credit for my contributions. Regardless, the last page of content was culled from a post I made on my DEFIANT comics message board and they also used a panel from a page of color art I own. I would not even own this, but one of the people that created this sent me a complimentary copy.



That's an image I grabbed online. The publication is huge and it wouldn't sit flat to scan. This is the variant cover that I do not own.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last but not least, I received these three pages of art from the girl I love. We had a 15 year anniversary from the time we met. This was her gift to me. Probably a parting gift. It had become a long distance relationship through unplanned circumstance and logistically that is best for her.

Pencils: J.G. Jones
Inks: Frank McLaughlin

Fatale #3 Page 17


Fatale #4 Page 11


Fatale #4 Page 12
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wowers. That's a nice parting gift. And I love that Defiant.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whetteon wrote:
Wowers. That's a nice parting gift. And I love that Defiant.


She's not upset with me. She had said two weeks earlier that she brags about me to all of her friends. I've been there for her through a lot. Unplanned and undesirable circumstances turned it into a long distance relationship. I think she just realizes that the odds of her coming back to Georgia are almost nonexistent. I want her to be happy, even if it's not with me. No one has done more for me. She was the best person I ever dated and gorgeous. She's an 11 on a scale of 1-10. We'd walk into a restaurant and all eyes turned to us. She'd go to the restroom and the waiter would start asking questions about her and tell me how lucky I was. Guys wouldn't leave her alone in public. She hated the attention.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been collecting scans of Canadian EC reprints from the 50's published by Superior Comics. I've been doing so for years. Grant Geissman was on Facebook looking for my web page because he writes books on EC comics. For the longest time, very little was known as to what exists. My page is just collecting and compiling the images.

The most desired Superior reprints are the ones published using the title Weird SuspenStories. Crime comics in Canada were banned, so the they replaced the word "Crime" and substituted the word "Weird". Being a unique title and being rare has caused the title to spike in price.

The unknown secret is that ALL of the Canadian EC reprints are both rare and old now. Some issues known to exist have never been scanned and do not show up online. There are a few collectors that are actively trying to get a complete set of them.

Most retailers ramble on with outdated information saying they are undesired and sell for about 20% less than the American version. That may have been true at one time, but I feel that they should be selling for more.

Well, recently a LCS got one in. I don't think they knew what it was. It appears to be trimmed. It has a tear on the cover and some washed out areas on the cover. I bought it anyway. I really just want to see inside.

Weird Fantasy #14 (Superior Comics)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ibis wrote:
whetteon wrote:
Wowers. That's a nice parting gift. And I love that Defiant.


She's not upset with me. She had said two weeks earlier that she brags about me to all of her friends. I've been there for her through a lot. Unplanned and undesirable circumstances turned it into a long distance relationship. I think she just realizes that the odds of her coming back to Georgia are almost nonexistent. I want her to be happy, even if it's not with me. No one has done more for me. She was the best person I ever dated and gorgeous. She's an 11 on a scale of 1-10. We'd walk into a restaurant and all eyes turned to us. She'd go to the restroom and the waiter would start asking questions about her and tell me how lucky I was. Guys wouldn't leave her alone in public. She hated the attention.


The Defiant corner box never caught my attention, but for some reason I dig that variant cover. It has a nice, clean look with an air of intrigue.

That is a really special friend you described! I was touched when the woman on the register at the LCS offered me part of her lunch back in 2018. I cannot even imagine receiving original art from a woman.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HBeale wrote:
Ibis wrote:
whetteon wrote:
Wowers. That's a nice parting gift. And I love that Defiant.


She's not upset with me. She had said two weeks earlier that she brags about me to all of her friends. I've been there for her through a lot. Unplanned and undesirable circumstances turned it into a long distance relationship. I think she just realizes that the odds of her coming back to Georgia are almost nonexistent. I want her to be happy, even if it's not with me. No one has done more for me. She was the best person I ever dated and gorgeous. She's an 11 on a scale of 1-10. We'd walk into a restaurant and all eyes turned to us. She'd go to the restroom and the waiter would start asking questions about her and tell me how lucky I was. Guys wouldn't leave her alone in public. She hated the attention.


The Defiant corner box never caught my attention, but for some reason I dig that variant cover. It has a nice, clean look with an air of intrigue.

That is a really special friend you described! I was touched when the woman on the register at the LCS offered me part of her lunch back in 2018. I cannot even imagine receiving original art from a woman.


She's unique.

On a strange note, a guy who did a 4 hour professional podcast interview with Jim Shooter posted in the DEFIANT Facebook group that he was trying to reach the person who runs my site. I was booted from Facebook for being a bot, so I can only view limited portions of the site.
I updated my DEFIANT web site that I could be reached on my message board. Within 10 minutes, the guy had registered on my message board and sent me a private message. He said he was going to do a follow-up podcast interview with Jim and wanted to include me. I declined. I told him that I want to stay in the background. I told him that I am a very controversial person online and that Jim didn't need that. This isn't the first time someone reached out to me like that. When Kevin Smith had his comic book TV show, someone from the show reached out to me in a similar way. I guess I am a polarizing personality and that makes me less boring. LOL!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I have not read enough of your forum posts, but you do not come across as a "polarizing personality" to me. Perhaps there was one time when you took a hard-line stance against Kurt Busiek. (Or maybe it was Mark Waid?)

Did whetteon delete the threads in which you caused controversy?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HBeale wrote:
Maybe I have not read enough of your forum posts, but you do not come across as a "polarizing personality" to me. Perhaps there was one time when you took a hard-line stance against Kurt Busiek. (Or maybe it was Mark Waid?)

Did whetteon delete the threads in which you caused controversy?


Not here. At least not a lot here. Laughing That's why I still show up randomly.
I did get into a heated discussion about copyrights with Kurt Busiek.
He has a right to his opinion and the most respectful way to reply is never buy anything with his name on it. I wish he understood that his views are very self-centered that he isn't owed relevancy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't usually promote the comic strip I drew, but I figured I'd at least let people know where it appeared.
My first published comic strip was in this magazine. It was published in the magazine for about 2 years.



I am a terrible artist, but the art passed for a strip that passes as absurd comedy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can confidently state I have never seen that magazine at a Canadian store or convention. Occasionally the boxes will contain some Detroit or New York City local stuff.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HBeale wrote:
I can confidently state I have never seen that magazine at a Canadian store or convention. Occasionally the boxes will contain some Detroit or New York City local stuff.


I wouldn't think so since it was only distributed in Atlanta, Georgia by the publisher himself. The magazine was free and supported only by advertising. It had a popular following at colleges in the Atlanta area. I used to get a string tied bundle from him every month and I'd give him $10 for the bundle.

The guy who published it did produce a Red Hot Chili Peppers comic. I think he knew someone in the band. He was a pop culture junkie and had a lot of contacts. He gave up publishing as far as I know, but he was writing for Atlanta's major newspaper. He also wrote a story for an IDW Star Wars comic.



My niece met him two decades after he published my cartoon. She got me a signed copy of the comic and didn't realize I already knew him.
People still ask me when I'm going to draw more cartoons. It had a fan base in the city.
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