Foreign Comic Collector issue 1 - Page 6

classic, Neal Adams Joker looming over Gotham City. I don't recall now exactly how much he was asking for it just that it was in the $10-$25 range. I thought to myself that this would be a really interesting book to submit to CGC for Signature Series. No one else would have one. So I started looking for more foreign books, mostly on ebay. There were some but not a huge variety. It was about this time that I resigned myself to a focus for UK what would become the main FF #5 body of my collection. Covers with art by Neal Adams or Bernie Wrightson. I kept looking and running searches in hopes of finding something else that would fit into the parameter I had set. It wasn't long before I stumbled across a book that piqued my curiosity, Creepy Worlds #36 published by Alan Class in the UK, reprinting Fantastic Four #5. Alright, so it's not exactly what I was looking for but it was really interesting. I bought it for, if my memory serves me correctly, $50. I rather unintentionally had instantly expanded the guidelines of what I was looking to buy but thought I should try to learn a bit more about what I was getting myself into. Back on the CS message boards there were a couple of guys that I had seen post Signature Series copies of foreign books and decided to send them each a message to find out if they knew anything about this British book I had just bought. Neither of How my foreign addiction began... A by LSComics little over three years ago I was growing bored with comic books. I've been in the hobby as a collector or dealer for the better part of 30 years and had grown tired of one thing. No matter what, with enough money anyone out there could essentially duplicate my collection. Even the CGC Signature Series books that comprised the bulk of what I had could be reproduced by someone submitting copies of the same books. I was, in all honesty, thinking of getting out of the hobby altogether. Well… until this. I was perusing the sales threads on the Collector's Society message boards and ran across Mexican something unusual. One of the Action #419 board members was selling off some of his books and one of them in particular caught my eye. It was a French Canadian edition from the '70s that reprinted Batman #251 with that Avengers #4 key based type CGC set American German Mexican UK Page 6