Monday, January 17, 2005

Meet Mongu!

Here's another book I bought from Long Island Comics in 1992 or 1993. It suffers from a bit of surface and spine wear, so I grade it at VG/FN (5.0). But, it really has pretty nice eye appeal for the grade.

Of course I would like to have a collection of high grade gems, but I don't have thousands of dollars a month to spend on funnybooks, so I go for eye appeal when high label grades are out of my range. This is a good example of a book that, due to an accumulation of moderate wear and small flaws, doesn't have a high label grade, but because it doesn't have any creases or pieces missing, it has nice eye appeal.

No drama with this book, what you see is what you get. Again, a cover I love. I have a weak spot for the split screen type covers. The spilt screen covers were more common in the 50s and early 60s, and eventually died out after Tales to Astonish and Tales of Suspense.



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