We have so many collectors whose interests run all over the place and whose knowledge is at least as widespread. I know that when I am pursuing particular books, I'll drop a PM to one of these "subject-matter experts" to get their opinions. I think it'd be interesting to compile a list of those collectors who are generally regarded as experts in their respective field of collecting.
I figure these can run the gambit to people who are experts in high grade books to low grade books, specific titles, or niche collecting such as bondage covers, play card covers, etc.
Here are a few to get us started off the top of my head:
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TITLE / CHARACTER-SPECIFIC EXPERTS
Action Comics / Superman Nearmint-- Golden Age ComicDonna--Golden Age
All Star shrunkenhead
Amazing Spider-Man Spider-Man-on-Tilt G-Man-- Silver and Bronze Age
Ant-Man/Giant-Man TTA namisgr KorvacSaga
Archie Comics BaltimoreLauren 143ksk Shield
Avengers cheetah Batman / Detective Comics G-Man--Silver and Bronze Age Boozad--Copper and Modern Dover--Bronze Age / Neal Adams Detective27Kid--Detective Comics
Captain America Foolkiller akaSteveRogers MLMeade--Silver Age & Timely
Cry for Dawn gernblanston
Deadpool shortstack comics
Fantastic Four Blazingbob [fantastic_four namisgr rube 11 jimjum12 BrianR
GI Joe shortstack comics
Hulk Joeypost Green
Journey Into Mystery / Thor r1970d QualityComix
Justice League of America JLA_all_the_way tth2
More Fun Comics Esquirecomics
New Warriors Rodey
Preacher Claudio Mschmidt
Sandman Mschmidt Secret Defenders Tatterdemalion
The Spirit/Will Eisner The Watcher
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TMNT Archon_Turtle Peter Palmer
Uncle Scrooge & WDCS tb tth2 Walking Dead EvilAsh Hawkman
Wonder Woman SkypinkBlu BuckBiggins BillS25
X-Men Mutant Keys--High Grade Copper DrWatson--High Grade Bronze Spider-Man-on-Tilt--Bronze Age
Timelys MrBedrock Detective27kid Ciorac Billy Parker
Canadian Timelys (Superiors) Silver Surfer
Valiant slym_to_none valiant_man drakeprimeone
Vertigo (DC) He11blazer-- Hellblazer/2000AD
Funny Animal silverandbronze--Silver and Bronze Age JUDGE DREDD Miracleman Deadpool Grips ft88--1st appearances
_________________________ Cockling is caused by an excessive amount of heat or humidity applied during pressing.
Cockling occurs on the front and / or back cover of an improperly pressed book, giving the appearance of waves throughout the cover. This defect is common to pressed books — either in an isolated area of the cover or over the entire cover — and it occurs when an excessive amount of heat or humidity is applied during pressing. Signs of Cockling may not become apparent until some time has passed after pressing. Cockling can be corrected nearly 100% of the time with a proper pressing.
I appreciate the thought, Forrest, but expert is a stretch. Anyway, I am focusing on the Silver Age Northland run of the X-Men now and trying to find out all I can about the books and the pedigree.
However, I would also like to know if there are any Bronze Age Northland X-Men books as I would be very interested in those as well. I believe GPA lists a Northland 98 in 9.4 being sold. I think it went through Heritage, but it did not have the Northalnd designation on the label.
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Don't know about the expert part but when I think of Hulk books, I think of Green. When I think about Archies, I think of Baltimore-Lauren. Romance titles, brings to mind Greggy. How to post the sign on a bargain book cloudofwit
Edited by Arcade (12/10/0912:46 PM)
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