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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:19:04 pm 
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Howdy, folks.

I started collecting Valiant with Unity 0 when I was 14. Today my VH1 set is short 16 books.

But I'm happy to say that, as of this week (after 5 years of hunting), my Gold Key Magnus set of 1-46 is finally complete in CGC 9.0 or better (average 9.6).

You can see all of the books in my gallery here: http://bit.ly/1OOBbxM

I also finished the Mexican reprint series of Magnus 1-28, which I posted to the CGC boards (along with other French, Italian & Dutch) reprints here: http://bit.ly/1nGlqm1


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:10:45 pm 
not unlike me
not unlike me
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Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 9:39:27 am
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Valiant fan since: Rai #0
Favorite character: Depends on title
Favorite title: Depends on writer
Favorite writer: Depends on artist
Favorite artist: Depends on character
Very impressive! :clap:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:18:05 pm 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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Great to see you on the boards. I was admiring your set over the holidays. Amazing how much time and curation went into the set, and the number of 9.8s is mind-boggling. I mean, these GK books are rags for the most part. Finding a decent copy is no mean feat! I'd love to see someone see my Valiant collection at some point in the same light. Of course, it won't have the age this one has, of course, which makes this one all the more special. :thumb:

I only have a couple of GK Magnus slabs.
19 (9.4)
21 (9)
22 (9.4)
23 (9.2)
28 (9.4)

I just acquired about 25 raws that I'm going to screen and press. My goal is in the 8.5+ range though, maybe dipping a bit for #1.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:06:35 pm 
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Thanks!

And hey - 9.0s an up are not easy. Particularly that 9.4 # 28.

Are you scoates on the registry? If so, I love your VH1 Rai set! (I am, after all, Rai-fan).

And, I wasn't thinking about this, but I did inventory my closet full of Magnus books today. Be happy to sell you some undercopies if you wish (I know I have # 2 in 8.5, for instance, and a bunch of later numbers in 9.2-9.4 range).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:07:37 pm 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I am scoates, and thanks! Hopefully, I'll be able to close on a Rai blue TPB soon! I have 2 copies with CGC!

Like you, I've been focusing on foreign variants, but for V1/Acclaim books. Getting them in high grade has been tough. Just got relatively lucky on some German copies.

I'm always up for a trade or deal. I just acquired an F-VF Magnus run that I need to screen, so I probably won't be looking in the near term. That and my office is packed with various Valiant projects. I haven't focused too much on GK issues. When I'm at a con or store and I always look for high grade copies and pick them up for submission.

I was always more of a V1 Solar fan, and read much of the 12 or so GK issues. I liked early Solar action, but the "origin" stuff is pretty awful!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:51:13 am 
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Rai-fan wrote:
But I'm happy to say that, as of this week (after 5 years of hunting), my Gold Key Magnus set of 1-46 is finally complete in CGC 9.0 or better (average 9.6).


Congrats and well done!

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I also finished the Mexican reprint series of Magnus 1-28, which I posted to the CGC boards (along with other French, Italian & Dutch) reprints here: http://bit.ly/1nGlqm1


Beautiful. And included some books I didn't know about. More to track down :)

/Magnus


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:27:38 am 
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@NycJadie - no worries!

Curious about the VH1 foreigns.

I had a full run of the Italian X-O issues at one point, but I never found the Italian (?) version of Magnus 0.

Are there other VH1 foreigns?

I may need to get back into collecting these.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:53:35 am 
Especially "dude." And "balls." Those terms work in the tech industry.
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I don't know much about them, honestly. For V1, there are Spanish, Italian and Chinese versions. For Acclaim, I know there are German.

I posted this recently:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=47254

I have some very nice German copies that came in, if you're interested (Turok, Armorines, Shadowman). I'll be putting them up for trade/sale at some point in the near future.

I also have a few copies of MRF Yearbook signed by Dave Dorman. I met him last summer with an armful of MRF Yearbooks. Everyone else had Star Wars covers. Hah! In retrospect, I should have CGCd some Star Wars books.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:40:35 pm 
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Rai-fan wrote:
Howdy, folks.

I started collecting Valiant with Unity 0 when I was 14. Today my VH1 set is short 16 books.

But I'm happy to say that, as of this week (after 5 years of hunting), my Gold Key Magnus set of 1-46 is finally complete in CGC 9.0 or better (average 9.6).

You can see all of the books in my gallery here: http://bit.ly/1OOBbxM

I also finished the Mexican reprint series of Magnus 1-28, which I posted to the CGC boards (along with other French, Italian & Dutch) reprints here: http://bit.ly/1nGlqm1


That is a beautiful set of slabs. Congrats!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:42:16 pm 
Ask me about the Mellow Mushroom
Ask me about the Mellow Mushroom
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Favorite character: Magnus Robot Fighter
Favorite title: Shadowman
Favorite writer: Fred Van Lente
Very impressive set. One day I want to get the raw issues, just to get them bound.


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