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it's definitely NOT a beat- them -up book. it's more like a super hero drama so far. enjoying it so far. origin was ok, well origins are hard. just found out in issue 8, why he was court-martial ed and trailed as a traitor and happened to him . so not everything just dumped on you at the start

it's funny how you have questions in your head about the story, and a character in the story address es the point.

found out issue '42 'is a hot book. first appearance of death? the endless ?in the DC universe. so got that for 10p - and a great cover!
I wish their was a Spinal Tap comic, and I had a copy CGC graded at 11.

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Captain Atom 42
first appearance of death.
meaning of life = 42=death

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that's how my brain works during isolation. I actually laughed when I thought of this, so posted it.

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I have found two copies of this TPB out in the wild and I am happy to have a high grade copy graded by CGC in my collection:

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That's really awesome! I have two copies, but I doubt my best copy is more than an 8.0 -- really hard to find at a good price.

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A few weeks ago I was in Raleigh, NC taking my wife and daughter shopping prior to our move to Japan. Popped into a comic store and they had five long boxes of Valiant. I wasn't expecting to find anything but ended finding the following VVSS books (NM): Armorines, Bloodshot, and Geomancer. Offered the owner $20 per book and he accepted. Made my day to find VVSS in the wild and get a good deal.

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tarheelmarine wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:11:35 pm
A few weeks ago I was in Raleigh, NC taking my wife and daughter shopping prior to our move to Japan. Popped into a comic store and they had five long boxes of Valiant. I wasn't expecting to find anything but ended finding the following VVSS books (NM): Armorines, Bloodshot, and Geomancer. Offered the owner $20 per book and he accepted. Made my day to find VVSS in the wild and get a good deal.
:clap: And good luck with the move! My cousin has done that one a few times!

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That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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geocarr wrote:
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That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).

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tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00:40 pm
That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).
Very cool! I worked for Ken at the Hillsborough St store in the early to mid 1990’s during the beginning of Valiant and the death of Superman. Funnest job I ever had. I bought all my first Valiant books from Foundations Edge though during a sale they had. Thanks and good luck in Japan.


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tarheelmarine wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:11:35 pm
A few weeks ago I was in Raleigh, NC taking my wife and daughter shopping prior to our move to Japan. Popped into a comic store and they had five long boxes of Valiant. I wasn't expecting to find anything but ended finding the following VVSS books (NM): Armorines, Bloodshot, and Geomancer. Offered the owner $20 per book and he accepted. Made my day to find VVSS in the wild and get a good deal.
I found some great Valiant books myself when I was in the Raleigh area last year. There are still Valiant gems in the wild for all of us to find. :clap:
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geocarr wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21:28 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00:40 pm
That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).
Very cool! I worked for Ken at the Hillsborough St store in the early to mid 1990’s during the beginning of Valiant and the death of Superman. Funnest job I ever had. I bought all my first Valiant books from Foundations Edge though during a sale they had. Thanks and good luck in Japan.


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I checked out Foundations Edge as well. They were super nice and held some "new release" books for me. Talk about a massive back issue collection they have. I could easily spend a week going thru their stock.

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tarheelmarine wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:21:14 am
geocarr wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21:28 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00:40 pm
That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).
Very cool! I worked for Ken at the Hillsborough St store in the early to mid 1990’s during the beginning of Valiant and the death of Superman. Funnest job I ever had. I bought all my first Valiant books from Foundations Edge though during a sale they had. Thanks and good luck in Japan.


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I checked out Foundations Edge as well. They were super nice and held some "new release" books for me. Talk about a massive back issue collection they have. I could easily spend a week going thru their stock.
Coolness 8-)
I went to Ultimate Comics Raleigh location this past weekend and had les than a pleasant experience. They weren't trying too hard at all to sell their back issues. I would think as niche of a market as Valiant is within the overall comic market, that retailers would work harder to move that stock when someone comes in saying they're willing to buy it.
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geocarr wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:41:09 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:21:14 am
geocarr wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21:28 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00:40 pm
That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).
Very cool! I worked for Ken at the Hillsborough St store in the early to mid 1990’s during the beginning of Valiant and the death of Superman. Funnest job I ever had. I bought all my first Valiant books from Foundations Edge though during a sale they had. Thanks and good luck in Japan.


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I checked out Foundations Edge as well. They were super nice and held some "new release" books for me. Talk about a massive back issue collection they have. I could easily spend a week going thru their stock.
Coolness 8-)
I went to Ultimate Comics Raleigh location this past weekend and had les than a pleasant experience. They weren't trying too hard at all to sell their back issues. I would think as niche of a market as Valiant is within the overall comic market, that retailers would work harder to move that stock when someone comes in saying they're willing to buy it.
Which location? I stopped into the one next Triangle Town Center to drop off XO 1/2 Gold for pressing and submission. They had some keys on the wall (Harby 1, Solar 10) but with the move I was not in the mood to buy duplicates. That location was super clean.

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tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:41:09 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:21:14 am
geocarr wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21:28 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00:40 pm
That was a great pull! Congrats! What store was it?


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Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).
Very cool! I worked for Ken at the Hillsborough St store in the early to mid 1990’s during the beginning of Valiant and the death of Superman. Funnest job I ever had. I bought all my first Valiant books from Foundations Edge though during a sale they had. Thanks and good luck in Japan.


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I checked out Foundations Edge as well. They were super nice and held some "new release" books for me. Talk about a massive back issue collection they have. I could easily spend a week going thru their stock.
Coolness 8-)
I went to Ultimate Comics Raleigh location this past weekend and had les than a pleasant experience. They weren't trying too hard at all to sell their back issues. I would think as niche of a market as Valiant is within the overall comic market, that retailers would work harder to move that stock when someone comes in saying they're willing to buy it.
Which location? I stopped into the one next Triangle Town Center to drop off XO 1/2 Gold for pressing and submission. They had some keys on the wall (Harby 1, Solar 10) but with the move I was not in the mood to buy duplicates. That location was super clean.
I went to the Uktimate Comics on Capital Blvd.
I was surprised how many raw VH1 books they had on the wall but their prices were very inflated.
Harbinger 1 for $190
X-O Manowar 4 for $125
Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Embossed for $125
A&A #0 regular for $80

Ridiculousness


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geocarr wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:20:59 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
geocarr wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:41:09 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:21:14 am
geocarr wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:21:28 am
tarheelmarine wrote:
Capital City Comics II by Crabtree Valley Mall ( now go check em out and see if I missed anything).
Very cool! I worked for Ken at the Hillsborough St store in the early to mid 1990’s during the beginning of Valiant and the death of Superman. Funnest job I ever had. I bought all my first Valiant books from Foundations Edge though during a sale they had. Thanks and good luck in Japan.


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I checked out Foundations Edge as well. They were super nice and held some "new release" books for me. Talk about a massive back issue collection they have. I could easily spend a week going thru their stock.
Coolness 8-)
I went to Ultimate Comics Raleigh location this past weekend and had les than a pleasant experience. They weren't trying too hard at all to sell their back issues. I would think as niche of a market as Valiant is within the overall comic market, that retailers would work harder to move that stock when someone comes in saying they're willing to buy it.
Which location? I stopped into the one next Triangle Town Center to drop off XO 1/2 Gold for pressing and submission. They had some keys on the wall (Harby 1, Solar 10) but with the move I was not in the mood to buy duplicates. That location was super clean.
I went to the Uktimate Comics on Capital Blvd.
I was surprised how many raw VH1 books they had on the wall but their prices were very inflated.
Harbinger 1 for $190
X-O Manowar 4 for $125
Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Embossed for $125
A&A #0 regular for $80

Ridiculousness


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When I see high prices as the ones you listed, it makes me question the store. Doesn't the store realize that at that price point, a collector can get the same book in a CGC/CBCS slab?

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Harbinger 1 for $190
X-O Manowar 4 for $125
Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Embossed for $125
A&A #0 regular for $80
Harbinger 1 for $190 - 9.6 cost
X-O Manowar 4 for $125 - 9.8 cost
Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Embossed for $125- 9.8 cost
A&A #0 regular for $80 - $50-60 in 9.8

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nycjadie wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:01:36 pm
Harbinger 1 for $190
X-O Manowar 4 for $125
Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Embossed for $125
A&A #0 regular for $80
Harbinger 1 for $190 - 9.6 cost
X-O Manowar 4 for $125 - 9.8 cost
Eternal Warrior 1 Gold Embossed for $125- 9.8 cost
A&A #0 regular for $80 - $50-60 in 9.8
I hate when shops ask for CGC graded prices on raw books. They didn't even bother to notice their A&A #0 wasn't gold. Greed like that makes me a former customer.

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I bought two CGC graded copies of X-O 15 Kotaki variant in 9.4 and 9.6. Not sure yet if they were pressed. Grand total? $69 shipped!

They generally go for $100 raw, when you can find them.

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nycjadie wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:41:20 pm
I bought two CGC graded copies of X-O 15 Kotaki variant in 9.4 and 9.6. Not sure yet if they were pressed. Grand total? $69 shipped!

They generally go for $100 raw, when you can find them.
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mkb28 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:07:34 pm
nycjadie wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:41:20 pm
I bought two CGC graded copies of X-O 15 Kotaki variant in 9.4 and 9.6. Not sure yet if they were pressed. Grand total? $69 shipped!

They generally go for $100 raw, when you can find them.
:o :clap:
Absolute steal! :D EBay?

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