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by IMJ
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:00:22 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 2.6
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: 2.6

By the way, previewsworld.com has now removed all information about The Final Witness as well as The Visitor #5 (while #6 is still listed). My best guess is The Visitor will only be collected and concluded in a TB. That would *SQUEE* me off if they start putting issues only in TPBs and not the fini...
by IMJ
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:54:19 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 2.6
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: 2.6

You think there's any hope of honoring the Master Darque cliffhanger at the end of the current Rai volume?
by IMJ
Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:54:37 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 2.6
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: 2.6

Are you saying publishing only 2 books per month is a #BadIdea. :lol: I'm actually okay with it. At this point I'd rather have better quality than quantity to be honest. I do agree though, nobody at Valiant can still be working FT anymore at this point. Impossible! Only as a point of conversation -...
by IMJ
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:43:53 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Iron Man #1 1968
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Iron Man #1 1968

Which issues are you two guys missing from the TOS run? I'm just curious.....
by IMJ
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:18:58 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Iron Man #1 1968
Replies: 7
Views: 82

Re: Iron Man #1 1968

I decided to treat myself after overcoming a recent personal hurdle, so I went to the local shop and picked up an Iron Man #1, a book I've wanted for a long time. It's imperfect for sure, with some staining on the back. Still, it's probably a 4.0-5.0. I'm not quite sure because of the staining. A f...
by IMJ
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:07:01 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - Non-VALIANT
Topic: Archival Grade, Acid Free Crystal Clear Action Figure Bags
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Archival Grade, Acid Free Crystal Clear Action Figure Bags

I love my thread title. It reminds me of the "Whacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube Man!" things from Family Guy . Annnnyyywaay.... been gearing up to carry some pretty great storage stuff in the Wave 1 Collectibles store while we work on a new website not associated with eBay which should incl...
by IMJ
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:26:22 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Completed my VH1 Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Completed my VH1 Collection

On occasion it went to Graham Crackers in Saint Charles, IL because I really liked the manager of the LCS. I think that's Dan. He is a nice guy. Took him years to warm up to me though. There were years I walked in there and he'd clam up like he thought I was going to reach over the counter and brea...
by IMJ
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:20:31 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..

You're *SQUEE* delusional! DMG and YINJI parted years ago. Whatever *SQUEE* is going on at VEI right now wouldn't even be approved by the CCP if they actually were in charge. Do you really believe (rhetorical, please no more bullsh*t theories) the CCP would be okay with all the diversity and woke s...
by IMJ
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:52:01 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..

That graphic didn't really show anything correlating I'm sorry That was, ironically, my point in posting the graphic. There is no correlation beyond the artist liberty. You saw a panel of Iron Man and invented a correlation. It's one of the many avenues into the american consciousness This is ridic...
by IMJ
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:20:39 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Completed my VH1 Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Completed my VH1 Collection

Golden Grahams in Naperville, IL. It was definitely my home from home. Graham Crackers in Naperville..... yup. I still go there to dig. Do they still have any trAshcans? :thumb: :P They have bargain bins. Back in the day, given enough time you could build entire runs out of their bargain bins and t...
by IMJ
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:04:42 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Completed my VH1 Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Completed my VH1 Collection

David_Cody wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:30:56 pm
Golden Grahams in Naperville, IL. It was definitely my home from home.
Graham Crackers in Naperville..... yup. I still go there to dig.
by IMJ
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:58:18 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...

My real issue with CGC is that the 9.8 is the appealing sort of market commanding grade. But the crapshoot between a 9.8 and a 9.6 is ridiculous at times - in many ways as it should be given the small difference on the scale. But I think everyone here knows that you could resubmit your 9.6 and provi...
by IMJ
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:25:57 am
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...

It was me!!! OK, it wasn't me. The other option is the package/books were damaged in transit and CGC did not realize it. Check the pre-screen box, kids. Trust me. This post was... wisdom. I hadn't considered that possibility, but the combination of the shipping damage component and using the pre-sc...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:57:08 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Completed my VH1 Collection
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: Completed my VH1 Collection

David_Cody wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:47:18 pm
I should also note that my entire collection is NM+. The vast majority of my collection was hand-picked off the rack at my local Comic Shop back in the Chicago area.
Congrats man!
What shop was this that you used to go to there?
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:56:13 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Q: (Valiant) Poster Series ???
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Q: (Valiant) Poster Series ???

I always loved that image - the linework and painted color was great. Those two posters would look terrific framed in the appropriate room.
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:49:57 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...

Could be that be "that the submitter maybe was a guy who remembered that Valiant was big in the 90's, fished the books out of his attic or whatever and submitted them with sunshine in his eyes" but there are plenty of professionals who do not get it either. The owner of one of the comic shops I fre...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:56:39 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - VALIANT
Topic: Dark Adventure Con ‘92 prints on eBay.
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Dark Adventure Con ‘92 prints on eBay.

Yeah those are pretty neat!
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:44:34 pm
Forum: Professionally Graded Comics (CGC and CBCS)
Topic: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: Some disappointing CGC results for someone...

So the short of it is that I've run into people at conventions that are collectors but in circles like we have here they'd be called "normies. I've spoken with a lot of people like that at conventions and even by the CGC booth. One year a guy that was submitting to CGC at a con and he started asking...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:55:21 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..

but then just sounding like gibberish, and not really a funny or intelligent response :kidaround: Well. I never claimed nor thought that I was one of the intelligent people here on the forums. So you get what you get with me. But the point is that I think you are grasping at straws for whatever per...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:50:28 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Some Really Crazy Stuff Going On With Mile High Lately
Replies: 46
Views: 3185

Re: Some Really Crazy Stuff Going On With Mile High Lately

What you describe sounds like Bad Idea....! Or old school publishing. If offering books over variants is like Bad Idea's model I wouldn't know. I want to get on board, but chasing rare market comics just isn't something I can do like I used to. When I do some chasing that time goes towards Iron Man...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:02:40 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Some Really Crazy Stuff Going On With Mile High Lately
Replies: 46
Views: 3185

Re: Some Really Crazy Stuff Going On With Mile High Lately

He's been pushing this idea for a few months now after he lost a cargo container of books due to theft and water damage. Lots of hyperbole, but one thing I think we can all agree on - fewer people buy new comics everyday. I think those are single issue comics though. Floppies (A word I know you don...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:10:46 am
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: Some Really Crazy Stuff Going On With Mile High Lately
Replies: 46
Views: 3185

Re: Some Really Crazy Stuff Going On With Mile High Lately

Some really interesting content in the new Mile High newsletter that really corresponds with what some of us have seen regarding the market direction for the last few years. There is some hyperbole here or there..... Join me now in buying as many old comic books as you can, while you can. But in tru...
by IMJ
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:35:35 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..

When you understand something like market dominance and the psychology behind the market dominance , you will understand that in a major corporation that wants to be the most successful in its field , they will look at any other successes in the same Market and then siphon those successes and make ...
by IMJ
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:06:21 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..
Replies: 31
Views: 972

Re: Now iron man is yellow/blue and looks like XO in a new book? More valiant in marvel..

Well...so ironman is infected with a symbiote, so it is a living alien armor? I've made a lot of predictions over the years here, and most have come true.. Mark my words...in a marvel comic soon, iron man will give conan an iron man style suit. But you will be able to see conan's full face.. This w...