HULK #287 - Layouts SAL BUSCEMA, Finishes CHIC STONE
     So often, people only remember the covers of comics.  There is cool artwork in almost EVERY comic.  My collection has become bloated.  Over the last couple years I have been trimming the fat.  
     As I put issues I no longer have space for on eBay, I read them one last time before we part ways. 
     Upon reading these issues that I've had in my possession for years, (and in some cases, decades) I find it hard to part with them.  
     Even in these lesser known issues, there is great art and awesome moments in comic book history.  
     They all have VALUE to me!  The characters, the stories, and memories from where I was when I bought them come flooding back.  
     Though difficult, I must let go.  So, I don't entirely forget, I decided to scan and post some neat images from these books.

Capt. Savage #7 featuring a tale of ace pilot BEN GRIMM
Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith
      Not only do I start my auctions super cheap, for this one I put "KITTY PRYDE - BONDAGE" in the header.  
     I am still surprised no perverts stepped up to grab it.


Astonishing Tales #24 - Art by Dick Ayers and Larry Lieber - Fin Fang Foom vs. IT! the Living Colossus
Machine Man #3 - Art by JACK KIRBY
First ever appearance of Kitty Pryde. Owned by Jonathan Mueller
Randy Schueller created Black Suit Spidey!
     Copied and pasted here are two incredibly cool letters of Marvel history.
     The one on top is the first ever appearance of KITTY PRYDE.  The letter was sent by John Byrne to Chris Claremont.  
     A guy named Jonathan Mueller, whom I am now extremely jealous of obtained this awesome piece on eBay for $1625.  In my mind, it's worth at least $25,000.
     This letter is also responsible for the revival of the old X-Men uniforms and what came to be known as THE NEW MUTANTS.  
     Read Jonathan's comments on his purchase here. 

     The next letter is one sent by Jim Shooter to Randy Schueller.
     Forever uncredited by Marvel, Randy is responsible for BLACK SUIT SPIDER-MAN which later led to the creation of VENOM!
     Read the full story of Randy's experience here.

A huge "Thanks" to Randy and Jonathan for sharing their letters with the internet.

(It is my understanding that I am in compliance with the Fair Use Doctrine.)