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Topic:Charlton Pence Priced Variants
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Re: Charlton Pence Priced Variants (10th Dec 18 at 8:18pm UTC)
I did a glance. I need to check back at some time in the future.

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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (10th Dec 18 at 2:38pm UTC)
Many collectors have an agenda online. A dealer with hundreds of boxes of dead 90's stock will cop an attitude if you criticize the subject matter of something they are trying to sell & monetize. It doesn't matter that you are just expressing your opinion. They get offended because they want to pawn off their drek to uneducated buyers. If you provide a valid justification that something should not be worth much (overproduced, poor quality, etc.), they take that as an offense. Even if you express it as opinion, they treat it as an attack.

One "respected" (again, I use the term loosely) individual in the hobby has lied to his admirers for years and I've called him out on it. He's fabricated lies to his followers and his followers have done the same in an attempt to discredit me. I refused to roll over and play dead, so any interaction is destined to be negative and confrontational. I dropped out of his message board in an attempt to separate myself from the drama, but people followed me and begged me to rejoin. When I said "no", they again perpetuated lies about me knowing that I was not there to defend myself or justify my assertions. The ripple effects persist.

As far as the dealer that wasn't aware of Charlton pence comics, he doesn't have any and he knows the market is small. He's only interested in what will make him money.

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Re: Charlton Pence Priced Variants (10th Dec 18 at 10:19am UTC)
 
Compiling a list of Charlton comics has been a huge undertaking. I probably won't finish in my lifetime, but I keep plugging away. Finding that one comic that no one knew existed is always fun. I get to stay connected to the history of the hobby without spending a lot of money. I am collecting any Charlton adult humor comics I find locally. The free hosts waste a lot of my time. My Brides in Love page was looking good, but the image host changed all of the image links after I created it. Now, none are working. There's nothing on their site that says you can't use the images on a web page.

I started out creating checklists for dead superhero universes. I moved on to EC comics and stopped chronologically when Mad Magazine began. I expanded that to list all of the domestic and foreign reprints. Except for some limited leatherbound hardcovers, I feel as though I'm up to date about what I know exists. Whenever I move onto a new company, I always discover some unusual oddities that few collectors know about. There lies my temptation to buy something.

The common stuff doesn't interest me as much as the obscure or less known items. Once a full gallery of pence comics exists online, I am sure the prices will increase. Same with the Canadian price variants.

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That's why I do it - it keeps you in the hobby, is relatively inexpensive and it appeals to my variant instincts. Like you, I find the regular stuff less interesting and I love finding new things. I know you have your own interests but if you ever have time, check out the 'about me' tab on my CGC profile page. It shows links to quite a few threads which champion the little known variations of our four coloured friends. Good talking to you Defiant1 {Cool}

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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (10th Dec 18 at 10:12am UTC)
 
 
 
The threads you have going on the CGC board and the image hosting is perfect. No need to apologize or change anything.

I dropped out as a registered member there. Too many cliques and people going back and forth with memes.

I got sidetracked creating some EC reprint cover galleries, but I will probably get back to updating the Charlton list again soon.



I've posted a meme or two there myself as it goes, and you're right about the cliques. Before I joined I read that you'd get a hard time on arrival, but if you proved your worth they'd take you in. Over two years of posting definitive pence / variant lists later and I'm still waiting for the invite! I've never felt welcome there if I'm honest. Made a few friends but I'm largely ignored alas.



It's not the memes per se, but the flood of memes with people not even talking about comics. I don't even mind off topic content, but the bulk of discussion there is not informative. I go to conventions and educate dealers about what exist. The owner of Heroes Con had the Charlton printing of EC's Impact #1 in his box for sale. I said "Hey, this is cool. This is the Charlton 1st printing of Impact #1." He had no idea what I was talking about. I asked Golden age dealer Harley Yee if he had any Charlton adult humor comics. He'd never seen or heard of them. These are people that have a career in the hobby and float around from city to city doing shows. I know a lot about comics, but I'm running out of knowledgeable sources that can actually show me something that interests me.

I think the one message board thread that I dread seeing the most is "What bags and boards should I use?" I was using mylites in 1982. There isn't a lot of information that I'm going to find informative in those threads.

As far as acceptance goes on the CGC forum, several core members said my posts were their favorite. The problem was that they'd coax me to tell something about my personal life experiences and they all thought I was lying. There would be a half dozen threads about me when I was there to talk about comics. There were also a few online "enemies" (I use the word loosely) that I'd offended over a decade ago and they stirred up trouble whenever I posted anything they didn't like. There were constant attempts to negate my right to my own opinion. Eventually, I got tired of it. I wanted to talk about comics and share info about comics, but most people were hanging out to socialize and laugh with their clique of friends.

There are some great threads over there, but they are the exception from my experience.

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I can relate to that! There's one leading UK dealer over here who is a proponent of pence copies. I asked him if he had any Charltons hiding in his stock and he said "there aren't any pence Charltons". When I said there were over 800 he glazed over. I was desperate to talk about it and he, the proponent of pence variants, wasn't interested. That's life in the Charlton lane for you.

Back to the CGC boards, I find once you make an enemy they're enemies for life. I made a few early on as I wasn't familiar with their online etiquette and was a bit annoying probably. I've tried a few times to make amends and hand out olive branches but it rarely works. I came to the site late and I think I would have had a lot more interaction on my pence threads had I arrived sooner. A software change alienated many of the old timers and I think the place is becoming less and less about comics now. There are still good threads and good people there but I find myself drifting slowly away. Ever decreasing circles of interest alas.




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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (10th Dec 18 at 1:27am UTC)
 
 
The threads you have going on the CGC board and the image hosting is perfect. No need to apologize or change anything.

I dropped out as a registered member there. Too many cliques and people going back and forth with memes.

I got sidetracked creating some EC reprint cover galleries, but I will probably get back to updating the Charlton list again soon.



I've posted a meme or two there myself as it goes, and you're right about the cliques. Before I joined I read that you'd get a hard time on arrival, but if you proved your worth they'd take you in. Over two years of posting definitive pence / variant lists later and I'm still waiting for the invite! I've never felt welcome there if I'm honest. Made a few friends but I'm largely ignored alas.



It's not the memes per se, but the flood of memes with people not even talking about comics. I don't even mind off topic content, but the bulk of discussion there is not informative. I go to conventions and educate dealers about what exist. The owner of Heroes Con had the Charlton printing of EC's Impact #1 in his box for sale. I said "Hey, this is cool. This is the Charlton 1st printing of Impact #1." He had no idea what I was talking about. I asked Golden age dealer Harley Yee if he had any Charlton adult humor comics. He'd never seen or heard of them. These are people that have a career in the hobby and float around from city to city doing shows. I know a lot about comics, but I'm running out of knowledgeable sources that can actually show me something that interests me.

I think the one message board thread that I dread seeing the most is "What bags and boards should I use?" I was using mylites in 1982. There isn't a lot of information that I'm going to find informative in those threads.

As far as acceptance goes on the CGC forum, several core members said my posts were their favorite. The problem was that they'd coax me to tell something about my personal life experiences and they all thought I was lying. There would be a half dozen threads about me when I was there to talk about comics. There were also a few online "enemies" (I use the word loosely) that I'd offended over a decade ago and they stirred up trouble whenever I posted anything they didn't like. There were constant attempts to negate my right to my own opinion. Eventually, I got tired of it. I wanted to talk about comics and share info about comics, but most people were hanging out to socialize and laugh with their clique of friends.

There are some great threads over there, but they are the exception from my experience.

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Re: Charlton Pence Priced Variants (10th Dec 18 at 12:44am UTC)
Compiling a list of Charlton comics has been a huge undertaking. I probably won't finish in my lifetime, but I keep plugging away. Finding that one comic that no one knew existed is always fun. I get to stay connected to the history of the hobby without spending a lot of money. I am collecting any Charlton adult humor comics I find locally. The free hosts waste a lot of my time. My Brides in Love page was looking good, but the image host changed all of the image links after I created it. Now, none are working. There's nothing on their site that says you can't use the images on a web page.

I started out creating checklists for dead superhero universes. I moved on to EC comics and stopped chronologically when Mad Magazine began. I expanded that to list all of the domestic and foreign reprints. Except for some limited leatherbound hardcovers, I feel as though I'm up to date about what I know exists. Whenever I move onto a new company, I always discover some unusual oddities that few collectors know about. There lies my temptation to buy something.

The common stuff doesn't interest me as much as the obscure or less known items. Once a full gallery of pence comics exists online, I am sure the prices will increase. Same with the Canadian price variants.

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Re: Charlton Pence Priced Variants (9th Dec 18 at 10:14pm UTC)
 
Most people think information like this magically appears online and don't realize the hours of effort someone spent collecting it. It's really quite amazing that if you collect information like this into one bucket, it can actually create a collecting community where there was none before. A large number of people aren't going to collect Australian Charlton reprints because they don't know what exists. If a checklist is posted online, more people know what to look for. They start searching and buying. I started collecting scans on Charlton adult humor titles and prices increased by about 5 times what they had been.

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Indeed. I've spent thousands of hours compiling my stuff so I know how you feel. Fortunately, I enjoy it and once in a while a kindred spirit shows up, just as you're on the cusp of giving up sharing, with a kind word to keep you going. I'm still waiting for the Charlton Pence price explosion though. That can hold off until I've got them all {Grin}

I'm glad your site exists. The fact that someone else cares about Charlton pence copies is quite reassuring. It proves there's at least one other nutter in the world {Wink}

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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (9th Dec 18 at 10:07pm UTC)
 
The threads you have going on the CGC board and the image hosting is perfect. No need to apologize or change anything.

I dropped out as a registered member there. Too many cliques and people going back and forth with memes.

I got sidetracked creating some EC reprint cover galleries, but I will probably get back to updating the Charlton list again soon.



I've posted a meme or two there myself as it goes, and you're right about the cliques. Before I joined I read that you'd get a hard time on arrival, but if you proved your worth they'd take you in. Over two years of posting definitive pence / variant lists later and I'm still waiting for the invite! I've never felt welcome there if I'm honest. Made a few friends but I'm largely ignored alas.


Topic:Avengers: Endgame (2019)
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Re: Avengers: Endgame (2019) (9th Dec 18 at 4:26pm UTC)
Boring trailer. We can guess that Pepper will save Tony.
This trailer is a spoiler for the credit scene in Antman & the Wasp.
Nothing makes me think "Wow, I want to see that!"

I never saw Venom.

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Topic:Captain Marvel (2019)
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Re: Captain Marvel (2019) (9th Dec 18 at 4:22pm UTC)
This trailer is better than the first. I've never been very excited about this movie.

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Re: Aquaman (2018) (9th Dec 18 at 4:20pm UTC)
The contents sound very cliche.
I'm not really excited about the character or the trailer.

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Aquaman (2018) (9th Dec 18 at 3:00pm UTC)
It's getting close to release date.


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Re: Charlton Checklist (7th Dec 18 at 3:49am UTC)
The checklist is up to version 11.04.
http://charltoncomics.herobo.com/Charlton_index.html

I've been updating the lists to add 15¢ price variants and pence versions. Slow process.

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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (7th Dec 18 at 3:44am UTC)
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Re: Charlton Pence Priced Variants (6th Dec 18 at 8:40pm UTC)
Most people think information like this magically appears online and don't realize the hours of effort someone spent collecting it. It's really quite amazing that if you collect information like this into one bucket, it can actually create a collecting community where there was none before. A large number of people aren't going to collect Australian Charlton reprints because they don't know what exists. If a checklist is posted online, more people know what to look for. They start searching and buying. I started collecting scans on Charlton adult humor titles and prices increased by about 5 times what they had been.

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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (6th Dec 18 at 8:27pm UTC)
The threads you have going on the CGC board and the image hosting is perfect. No need to apologize or change anything.

I dropped out as a registered member there. Too many cliques and people going back and forth with memes.

I got sidetracked creating some EC reprint cover galleries, but I will probably get back to updating the Charlton list again soon.

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Re: Charlton Pence Priced Variants (6th Dec 18 at 5:28pm UTC)
Yes, Miller were principally in the reprint game. So few people are aware they distributed first printing US originals too. It's why I'm glad to see a site like this {Smile}

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Re: Charlton 15¢ Price Variants (6th Dec 18 at 5:23pm UTC)

I've added Six-Gun Heroes #67 to my CGC page - it's too big to upload here, even compressed, and I don't have a 3rd party hosting website, sorry. Anyway, link here:

https://www.cgccomics.com/boards/topic/430349-doctor-tom-brent-and-his-flying-nurses/?do=findComment&comment=10474628

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