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by IMJ
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:04:36 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bad Idea rubbing people wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Bad Idea rubbing people wrong?

They underestimated how many people would be interested in this first print run of ENIAC and said it's going to be corrected for future books. It was too far in progress to change, from what Dinesh told me on stream. It's FOMO I think but they'll make up for it. Heck, just the quality of stories th...
by IMJ
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:59:51 pm
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: Marvel Series 1 cards
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Marvel Series 1 cards

Disposable income from the pandemic burned through sports and Pokemon and finally found comic cards. Act now, cause there's no way this lasts once people are going on vacations again. Or just paying for gas due to commuting. That and the possibility that when the people doing the current inflated-c...
by IMJ
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:42:43 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: Bad Idea rubbing people wrong?
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Bad Idea rubbing people wrong?

I think there's probably a large feeling of inner-circle elitism or something like that. Combine that with strong FOMO and you've got anger. Not that it's justified or anything, but you asked for a reason and I always go to the human behavior side first.
by IMJ
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:07:28 am
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: Marvel Series 1 cards
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Marvel Series 1 cards

Cards have gone crazy. I went from never having received a message via PSAcards where I have over 2,000 cards registered with scans (how I managed my graded cards) to getting random messages almost every day asking if I am selling or would consider selling. Given what has happened to sports (mine a...
by IMJ
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:59:04 pm
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: Syd Mead's Blade Runner Prototype Blaster
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Syd Mead's Blade Runner Prototype Blaster

Syd Mead's Prototype Blaster Replica.... https://i.imgur.com/xXZTy7wl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/fpo2ciGl.jpg This has a crazy story behind it. It was originally solicited in late 2017 by Chronicle Collectibles. The company itself went bankrupt and these blasters were hung up in distribution for years....
by IMJ
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:39:36 pm
Forum: Other Collectibles - Cards, Toys, Figures, Statues, etc.
Topic: Marvel Series 1 cards
Replies: 9
Views: 104

Re: Marvel Series 1 cards

I've been waiting for Valiant cards to pop too. The Marvel Universe stuff blew up because people are finding that it's very difficult to pull PSA 10's from the population of cards, and then that has generated that FOMO interest where everyone wants a set now. Marvel Cards in general are on fire thou...
by IMJ
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:38:35 pm
Forum: Buy / Sell / Trade - Non-VALIANT
Topic: Silver Surfer vol 1 #3 CGC 8.0 | 1st Mephisto
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Silver Surfer vol 1 #3 CGC 8.0 | 1st Mephisto

1st Mephisto!
Now listed in the W1C store - $2499.95
But if PM me here, it's cheaper......

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by IMJ
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:59:25 pm
Forum: Marvel, DC, Image, independents, etc.
Topic: What comics are you reading now?
Replies: 9120
Views: 121668

Re: What comics are you reading now?

It's crazy to say this right now and given the last many years of content, but Iron Man, Thor and Daredevil are the best they've been in.... I don't know.... YEARS. MANY, many years. Those three books are very good. And honestly the Iron Man book is the best it's been since volume 4 (around 2006 & 2...
by IMJ
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:42:27 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive

So this is probably a naive question but why would Marvel ever bother to do such small runs of later printings? If Marvel needs 1000 copies of a book for reorders I would think that falls under the "sorry, deal with it Mr. Retailer" threshold. I'm not sure of the exact policy, and things are so con...
by IMJ
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:04:54 am
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive

That has seemed to be the case for many exclusives the last couple of years. And even ratio books. Seriously if there is a collecting resurgence in a decade by a new generation (which I find doubtful) but if there is, then 2010 - Current ratio books are going to be the book movers from this era alo...
by IMJ
Sun Jan 31, 2021 5:28:56 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive
Replies: 14
Views: 603

Re: KT making her 1st cover appearance on BS #10 exclusive

Doesn't seem to be much action on these considering there is still availability on a print run of only 300......
by IMJ
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:00:22 pm
Forum: General VALIANT Discussion
Topic: 2.6
Replies: 30
Views: 828

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: 30
Views: 828

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: 30
Views: 828

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: 9
Views: 199

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: 9
Views: 199

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: 315

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: 1136

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: 1353

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: 1353

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: 1136

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: 1136

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: 834

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: 834

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...