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  1. Charlie
    November 29
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    And no matter what anyone tells you reading comic books is still the primary reason for their existence.
    – Anthony Falcone (July 12, 2011)

    I’ve noted many times on this blog that comic collecting is a very visual hobby.
    – Walter Durajlija (Nov 29, 2011)

    What’s this… discord amongst the CBD faction? It can’t be!

    So Walt, are you (and Mike) suggesting that all origin issues are of significance or just this particular IM issue? As a kid, my friends and I used to seek out origin issues. They updated new readers and we’re the next best thing to #1s.

    It was always interesting to read an updated take on origins by current creatives and sometimes they would provide more depth or insight to the story… often as flashbacks, skewed by the current storyline. And from my point of view, the DC52s is little more than the combination of origin + #1s.

    Coincidentally, I’m 4 books away from my IM 66 collection. It’s a VG-F set so I’m trying not to put too much money into it. The elusive book for me has been #55. I’m not a big Thanos fan so I don’t wanna pay any more for this book than the others.

    • Walter Durajlija
      November 29
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      For the record I disagree with almost everything Falcone writes!

      All retold origin issues are special as far as I’m concerned especially when they add a bit more to the original like for example the Amazing Spider-Man #200 origin re-telling. Collectors back in the day did not have the easy access to the collected origins of heroes so readily available today and for many it was the first time reading the character’s origin story.

      I find it very cool that you are collecting a low to mid grade run. This is pure collecting Charlie, well done!! Hold out on that IM #55, the elation of finding it somewhere for $10 somewhere will be worth the wait.

  2. Mike Huddleston
    November 29
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    Charlie, I have to admit I am a sucker for good origin story told well. Updated re-tellings that enhance and fit into the current story line being my favourites. I don’t think all origin updates do that. As an example ASM#50 use of an origin retelling is excellent. ASM#94 looked like a lazy way to fill in pages of a story that was out of gas. Overstreet does give special notice and premium pricing to just about all origin books, so you and your freinds had it right all those years ago.

    Walt, glad you like the pick. Iron-ically (ugh) I did follow your advice on picking up a graded copy pretty closely back a couple months ago.In the September Comiclink auction I spicked up a 9.4 Pacific Coast copy of Iron Man #47 for $122. It did not have your white pages (cream to off white), so I will have to hope the “old blue label” and pedigree make up the difference.

    I also agree about the guide. I can’t imagine getting a 9.2 copy of this book for $40.

    Cheers,
    Mike

    • Walter Durajlija
      November 29
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      Pacific Coast is s good pedigree but I’d trade up for a White pager one day Mike.

      I’m sure the old Now and Then shop in Kitchener was selling 9.2 Iron Man #47s for $5 when everyone else wanted $15. We need more shops like Now and Then!

  3. Mike Huddleston
    November 29
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    PS spicked up is when you can’t make up your mind whether you scooped or picked up a book. LOL

  4. Anthony O'Neill
    May 1
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    Hmmmm…I live in Kitch/Waterloo….might have to check out “Now and Then”

    • Anthony O'Neill
      May 1
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      I meant find a store like that..

  5. Juan
    May 29
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    Without going into details, I just want to say, ASM # 200! ‘Nuff said!

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