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peteshimmon
2011-Sep-19, 06:14 PM
They have turned up! Two dog-eared things that
appeared in the house when I was very young.
Marvelman dated last week in 1956 and Mystery
in Space, no date but featuring Secret of the
Scarecrow World. Both British editions.

Straight to Google and I find they are well
known! Even a picture of the scarecrow one.
So the impression from The Simpsons that people
collect them is confirmed.

But the stories...even as a kid they seemed
well..RIDICULOUS. The artists must have been
..I dont know..inebriated perhaps:)

But they did keep you quiet for a while!
Anyone else have stuff like this?

Parrothead
2011-Sep-19, 09:38 PM
Most got tossed out with my 1970's hockey cards. A year or two ago, I found what is left of my (not so old) comics from the early - mid 70's, all with worn covers, my name written on some back covers with marker:

DC Comics:

Detective Comics #443 Oct - Nov 1974, features Batman and Manhunter together.
Batman Family #1 Sept. - Oct. 1975, features Robin and Batgirl fighting ghost of Benedict Arnold
Four Star Spectacular #3 July-Aug 1976
Superman #283 Jan. 1975
Brave and the Bold #118 April 1975, features Batman and Wildcat in a fight set-up by The Joker
The Joker, #3 Oct 1975 features Joker and The Creeper, #6 April 1976 Joker vs. Sherlock Holmes.

Marvel Comics:

The Savage Sub-Mariner #72 Sept 1974 (I think this was the last in that run of Sub-Mariner).
Spidey Super Stories #11 Aug 1975
The Amazing Spider-Man #151 Dec 1975

Classics Illustrated (late 60's reprints):
#54 The Man in the Iron Mask,
#81 The Odyssey.

Charlton Comics:
Midnight Tales #4 July 1973, features The Midnight Philosopher and Arachne in "Once Upon A Time"
All New Ghostly Tales #107 Oct 1973, feature "The Anywhere Machine"

ETA: Not quite the same, but at the same time I also found a number of "Peanuts", "Dennis The Menace", "Family Circus" and "MAD" pocketbooks from the '70's.

Jeff Root
2011-Sep-19, 11:19 PM
I wonder what my friend's home looks like now. Twenty
years ago when I visited him, his living room and hallways
were filled with boxes of comics, all in plastic bags and
arranged by title. Must have been 75-150 boxes about
the size of "banker's boxes". I assume he had many more
in other parts of the house. None in the kitchen or bath,
though. It wasn't that bad!

I only bought a tiny number of comics as a kid. They must
be somewhere in my own mess of boxes... I remember that
one had a one-page science essay on the geometry of the
Universe. Circa 1963, I think.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

Mellow
2011-Sep-20, 01:10 PM
When I had a major clear out in my 20's I kept a few comics from my youth for old times sake and it turned out that in terms of value, I had selected poorly. :-(

peteshimmon
2011-Sep-20, 01:22 PM
I still have a pile of Classics Illustrated
I mentioned a few years ago. Was looking at a
James Dean picture from the fifties a while
ago. Sitting on the carpet with a few of them
spread out. Hey1 I've got that one:)

They did fill up any blank pages at the end
with something like a biog of the author etc.