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#5571374 - 04/02/12 11:28 PM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: DavidMerryweather]
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 Originally Posted By: DavidMerryweather
 Originally Posted By: buttock
I *gulp* actually agree with Mitch on this one. (I feel so ashamed).

The check did nothing but transfer the rights from S&S to National. It really doesn't have a whole lot of historic significance. Superman was well established at this point. It's not far off from having a copy of the contract from when Warner Bros acquired DC.



While I respect your's and Mitch's POV, I think you are both dead wrong on this, and keep in mind that I'm not a DC or Superman collector.

The significance of the check is in the history it supports. If there were no check there may not have been Superman, at least in a published form recognizable to comic collectors and the world today!

The check is the establishing connection that provides a foundation for the entire comic book history. Before DC issued this check and S&S decided to accept it there had been several failed attempts to sell the idea to a newspaper syndicate; it wasn't like the competition would've paid more or even given a second thought to publishing the character.

Afterwards it could be argued that DC didn't treat Superman's creators well, but it is doubtful that any publisher would have paid more in 1938 for an unproven character given the number of rejections Superman had received. In fact, it's an amazing testament to luck and the historical significance of this one insignificant check that Superman exists today!





Whoops, it's been a while since I looked at the check. I had it in my mind that it was from a later date after Superman had been on the stands for several years.

THANK GOD I don't agree with Mitch. I was really in a conundrum there!

I'd like to ask everyone to please forget that I agreed with him and sincerely ask for forgiveness. That's a load off!
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#5571449 - 04/03/12 12:07 AM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: buttock]
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This auction has some impressive Mile High books.

The Mile High copies of Master Comics 22, 23, and 28.

The Mile High copies of a few Phantom Lady issues.

The entire Mile High Thrilling run.

I think there are going to be strong prices for some of these books.

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#5571590 - 04/03/12 03:08 AM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: Hamlet]
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I have given up on this thread. What the *spoon* is going on with everybody these days ... \(shrug\)

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#5572067 - 04/03/12 11:43 AM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: nearmint]
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.....as Charlie would say......LOSER


This explains so much. It's like trying to have a reasonable conversation with Charlie Sheen.

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#5572087 - 04/03/12 11:53 AM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: MrBedrock]
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only a schmuck would want a custom title...

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#5572267 - 04/03/12 12:45 PM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: G.A.tor]
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I think a very important point is being lost in the back and forth here. There was a solicitation earlier in this thread for Mitch to post an amount he would accept to quit posting altogether. Have we got a number yet? I have donors lined up.

If not a lifetime self-ban, how about a $$ amount on a year by year basis. It could be an annuity during his golden years.
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#5572442 - 04/03/12 01:54 PM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: Transplant]
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 Originally Posted By: Transplant
I think a very important point is being lost in the back and forth here. There was a solicitation earlier in this thread for Mitch to post an amount he would accept to quit posting altogether. Have we got a number yet? I have donors lined up.

If not a lifetime self-ban, how about a $$ amount on a year by year basis. It could be an annuity during his golden years.










hm Why is it that I'm left with the impression that you are a Congressional lobbyist!?




Edited by DavidMerryweather (04/03/12 01:58 PM)
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#5572443 - 04/03/12 01:55 PM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: bluechip]
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This Babe Ruth contract might put a different perspective on the Superman check.


This is the famous contract of selling Babe Ruth from the Red Sox to the Yankees. It was sold at Sotheby's for $996,000!
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Babe Ruth contract sells for $996,000!

I wonder what Superman`s check will bring?
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#5572456 - 04/03/12 02:01 PM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: DavidMerryweather]
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 Originally Posted By: DavidMerryweather
 Originally Posted By: Transplant
I think a very important point is being lost in the back and forth here. There was a solicitation earlier in this thread for Mitch to post an amount he would accept to quit posting altogether. Have we got a number yet? I have donors lined up.

If not a lifetime self-ban, how about a $$ amount on a year by year basis. It could be an annuity during his golden years.


hm Why is it that I'm left with the impression that you are a Congressional lobbyist!?
I think this is a movement the American people can support.
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#5572466 - 04/03/12 02:07 PM Re: Comic Connect auction for April- Big books, no buzz? [Re: Transplant]
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 Originally Posted By: Transplant
 Originally Posted By: DavidMerryweather
 Originally Posted By: Transplant
I think a very important point is being lost in the back and forth here. There was a solicitation earlier in this thread for Mitch to post an amount he would accept to quit posting altogether. Have we got a number yet? I have donors lined up.

If not a lifetime self-ban, how about a $$ amount on a year by year basis. It could be an annuity during his golden years.


hm Why is it that I'm left with the impression that you are a Congressional lobbyist!?
I think this is a movement the American people can support.



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