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#5627968 - 04/25/12 01:05 PM DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages)
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I would like to start off this thread dedicated DC digests.

DC digests has been under value for many years. They really weren’t collected because of their reprint stories, some digests had some new material but mostly were just reprints. When they were bought from local marts or comic shops most weren’t handle with care. What really intrigue me with these books, they were oddly small and having no advertisements on the back covers. Most had original art on the front covers and if not all had original art on the back covers. I’m assuming getting these books in high grade (9.6 or above) is achievement. Why am I assuming??? Looking at the CGC census not too many has been graded. Couple of reasons, not many survived in great condition from the late 70’s and early 80’s, because no one thought these reprinted material would worth anything, so that means it wasn’t properly handled or properly storage. Also, allot of them had extreme printing defects.

Including…

1.) Overhang
2.) Glue on front/back covers
3.) Glue wasn’t set smoothly along the spine and result to wrinkly spine edges.
4.) Printing tears.
5.) Horizontal line across usually on back covers that sometime breaks color
6.) Etc…

I've recently post pictures of these defects. You can view the defects by going to the link below.

http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubb...rue#Post5607347

I will be posting front and back covers Of my digests books that I’ve been able to find or from my personal collection that I have been storing for years. I have been recently getting these books graded so my enjoyment has been an all time high.

Please feel free to post your DC digests.

Here to start off.

I saw this on ebay but at the time I was collecting JSA related books so I decided not to buy it. But when I decided to buy this digest it was no longer available on ebay. Luckily a board member gave me the seller's email address so I can acquire the book.

This late 70's digest is a bit hard to find in high grade.









Edited by vane (04/25/12 11:08 PM)
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#5627979 - 04/25/12 01:10 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: vane]
vane Offline
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I always like the weird and the uncanny. Just love the cover. Also, it was a steal on ebay.




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#5628127 - 04/25/12 02:13 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: vane]
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I found this Neal Adam digest on ebay. The purchase price was too high for me, but I was able to make a counter offer and the seller accepted.




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#5628344 - 04/25/12 03:34 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: vane]
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I bought the GL off the stands back in the day.

I also bought a VF raw copy of the Batman one recently off eBay. Great books.
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#5628368 - 04/25/12 03:43 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: Brian48]
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is there a competitive set for these books?
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#5628420 - 04/25/12 04:00 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: Miraclemet]
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I have a little different take on condition, I do think that a number of these are out there in high grade, although demand is decent as well so prices are usually better than comics of the era.

I think the lack of staples and the solid structure of the books kept them in decent shape at comic stores or in collections with reasonable storage and handling. In other words, a box of these kept un bagged and un boarded would survive in 9.4-9.8 condition much easier than a box of comics in the same type of storing and average light handling.

I could easily be biased too as I bought two collections of these digests of about 100 books each and they were both very nice. I also bought a collection of about 300 Richie Rich digests which also were ultra nice overall. But again, demand for these is similar to treasuries, if you have them in 9.0 and up collectors want them.

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#5628546 - 04/25/12 04:49 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: Miraclemet]
vane Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Miraclemet
is there a competitive set for these books?


I made a request to Gemma a couple weeks ago.


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#5628578 - 04/25/12 04:59 PM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: ft88]
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 Originally Posted By: ft88
I have a little different take on condition, I do think that a number of these are out there in high grade, although demand is decent as well so prices are usually better than comics of the era.
Ed


You might be right. The digests are seem to be more sturdy compare to regular comics, but like I said before...no one would thought these would worth anything when they came out. My older brother (10 years older) saw them in the market places but did not buy them. I asked him why didn't he collect them, he said they look like little kiddy books. And allot of them were handled without care.
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#5629997 - 04/26/12 07:49 AM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: ft88]
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Speaking as myself, I don't deserve anything.

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 Originally Posted By: ft88
I also bought a collection of about 300 Richie Rich digests which also were ultra nice overall.
Ed


You still have these?
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#5630024 - 04/26/12 08:21 AM Re: DC Digests (The Battle of The 100 Pages) [Re: Jeffro™]
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I hope when I get older I don't sit around thinkin about it. But I probably will.

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I have hundreds of high grade digests
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