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#261 THE KID

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:23 AM

These CONAN comics may end up at the local comic store if no interest becomes apparent....which would be a shame...make offers, the worst I can say is 'no'.

Sharn :o No offense but your asking prices are pretty high by most standards. To get an idea of what your comics go for online please visit mycomicshop.com and compare. My local comic book store gives 25% of Comic Overstreet Price guide and then resales them at 50% off of cover and they only purchase comics that are hot and big sellers.

A picture is worth a thousand words and so is condition. I never purchase any comic or book online used unless I see a scan of the front and back cover.

I've been reading and collecting comics for 50 years and get my new comics from the local comic store and used comics from another store in the local area and keep looking each week at the mom and pop used book store where prices are 1/2 off of cover price including hardcover and trade comics. I got a Thor priced at $29 for $15 and it was only two years old and like brand new.

I wish you the best and good luck. :)

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Edited by Richard, 25 January 2011 - 01:23 AM.

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#262 THE KID

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 01:26 AM

I hate to part from it, but I need some cash and will have to make a drastic selection on the shelves. First to go is a leatherbound Kull from Subterranean Press, who took over Wandering Star when they decided they couldn't afford to publish any more Howard works, leaving us stranded with Tome 3 of the Conan publications off the hook. The book is Mint, with its leatherbound case, it's number 28 of 50. I throw in the sketches booklet too. Being pretty passionate about my books too, I will consider any good offer and will keep it for a reasonable amount of time if you need to save up to buy. Thanks to PM to show your interest.

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The book is old out. Here's the link to the publisher's page:
http://www.subterran...roduct_Count=15

In case nobody would be interested here, it will end up on ebay...


Hi CBloke :) Did you sell your books on Ebay? Man they are nice looking. If they were mine I'd take a part-time job just to keep them. If I had an extra $100 I make an offer to you.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

As per the above suggestion I'm posting pics of the above mentioned CONAN comics: #'s 0 - 11, and CONAN the Cimmerian: #'s 1 - 5. I HAVE ALSO INCLUDED A PRICE CHANGE...so please review the initial post for prices.

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Edited by Sharn, 01 February 2011 - 12:15 AM.

- A long bow and a strong bow, and let the sky grow dark!
The cord to the nock, the shaft to the ear, and the king of
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- I remember, The dark woods, masking slopes of sombre
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The grey clouds' leaden everlasting arch;
The dusky streams that flowed without a sound,
And the lone winds that whispered down the passes. -
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#264 Sharn

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:01 AM

CONAN comics cont.

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- A long bow and a strong bow, and let the sky grow dark!
The cord to the nock, the shaft to the ear, and the king of
Koth for a mark -
- I remember, The dark woods, masking slopes of sombre
hills;
The grey clouds' leaden everlasting arch;
The dusky streams that flowed without a sound,
And the lone winds that whispered down the passes. -
(Cimmeria, REH)
- Every hour harms, it's the last one that kills -

#265 Sharn

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 12:04 AM

Cimmerian comics:


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- A long bow and a strong bow, and let the sky grow dark!
The cord to the nock, the shaft to the ear, and the king of
Koth for a mark -
- I remember, The dark woods, masking slopes of sombre
hills;
The grey clouds' leaden everlasting arch;
The dusky streams that flowed without a sound,
And the lone winds that whispered down the passes. -
(Cimmeria, REH)
- Every hour harms, it's the last one that kills -

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 12:33 AM

I just acquired the WS Conan from their stock clearance sale on ebay. At the end of vol. 2 I found something I didn't know, and actually wish I hadn't found out. It says that WS were going to release The Collected Poetry of REH, illustrated by Mike Mignola! Now, I truly appreciate that REHF did what WS failed to do, and I love my Collected Poetry. But man, we missed out on something great! Any chance of a collection of Mikes sketched for the poetry?

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:40 PM

I just acquired the WS Conan from their stock clearance sale on ebay. At the end of vol. 2 I found something I didn't know, and actually wish I hadn't found out. It says that WS were going to release The Collected Poetry of REH, illustrated by Mike Mignola! Now, I truly appreciate that REHF did what WS failed to do, and I love my Collected Poetry. But man, we missed out on something great! Any chance of a collection of Mikes sketched for the poetry?


That would have been some hefty tome if it had illustrations as well :D
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:10 PM

Is there any affordable, stand-alone collection of Howard's poetry?

I've found some of it in the Wildside "Weird Works" collections and scattered through the character-specific collections where they feature the character in question.

I'd love to see all of Howard's poetry in one place.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 01:34 AM

Ski, until the REH Foundation goes back to press with The Collected Poetry volume, the best in-print collection of Two-Gun's poetry is Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems, and was assembled by the great Frank Coffman.

You can get the hardcover here.

Or the trade paperback here.

It's 570 pages of good stuff! Grab you one!

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Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:25 PM

Thanks a ton, Tex. This looks awesome. I knew I liked Howard's poetry, but had no idea just how prolific he was. This volume claims to compile over half of Howard's 700 poems. 700! I had no idea.

Coffman's collection looks like the best available to the average reader/fan.

Order placed.

Ski, until the REH Foundation goes back to press with The Collected Poetry volume, the best in-print collection of Two-Gun's poetry is Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems, and was assembled by the great Frank Coffman.

You can get the hardcover here.

Or the trade paperback here.

It's 570 pages of good stuff! Grab you one!

Tex
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:32 PM

Thanks a ton, Tex. This looks awesome. I knew I liked Howard's poetry, but had no idea just how prolific he was. This volume claims to compile over half of Howard's 700 poems. 700! I had no idea.

Coffman's collection looks like the best available to the average reader/fan.

Order placed.


Ski, until the REH Foundation goes back to press with The Collected Poetry volume, the best in-print collection of Two-Gun's poetry is Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems, and was assembled by the great Frank Coffman.

You can get the hardcover here.

Or the trade paperback here.

It's 570 pages of good stuff! Grab you one!

Tex
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Frank did a great job. I got to see an early version in 2009. Since I was forced to sell my copy of "CP", I may buy Frank's collection now. It's certainly worth the money.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 07:06 AM

I'm going to put up some items from my collection on eBay by the end of the week. These items are not for sale yet, I just would appreciate the experts on this site to look over the narrative to help the accuracy of my statements (for example, until today, I thought that the first publication of the Frost Giant's Daughter was in the listed magazine, when it was actually in one of the Gnome Press books a few months before). Here we go (and thanks):

This auction is for eight Conan-related publications (seven magazine issues and one paperback book).

Robert E. Howard completed 21 tales featuring Conan the Barbarian, 17 of which were published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales from 1932-1936. This collection includes first publications of the four that were published after Howard’s death:

THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE GOD IN THE BOWL
Space Science Fiction, September 1952
158 pages, all intact, slightly yellowed pages, back cover damaged (see photo).

THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE BLACK STRANGER
Fantasy Magazine (first issue of this publication), February 1953, a little fragile with slightly yellowed pages, but complete (160 pages) and intact.

THE FIRST MAGAZINE PUBLICATION OF THE FROST GIANT’S DAUGHTER
Fantasy Fiction, August 1953, 160 pages, complete and intact, with slightly yellowed pages and some creasing. A few months before this magazine came out, this story was included in The Coming of Conan (1953), a Gnome Press hardcover.

THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN
Magazine of Horror, Spring 1967, 130 pages, complete, tight, and in good condition.

In addition to the four magazines above, this collection contains four other “firsts”:

THE FIRST POST-WEIRD TALES MAGAZINE REPRINTS OF CONAN TALES
Avon Fantasy Reader Number 8, 1948, “Queen of the Black Coast,” 126 pages, complete, tight, and in remarkably good condition with nice cover illustration depicting Conan being saved by the ghost of his girl (this scene was also a Weird Tales cover in 1934 and in the 1982 movie).
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Avon Fantasy Reader Number 10, 1949, “A Witch Shall be Born,” 128 pages, complete, tight, and in remarkably good condition with nice cover illustration from a scene in the story (but, interestingly, the hero shown is not Conan, making this unique among all Conan story cover illustrations, be they magazines, books, or comics).

THE FIRST PAPERBACK BOOK PUBLICATION OF A CONAN STORY
Conan the Conqueror (The Hour of the Dragon), Ace “Double Novel Book,” 1950, 188 pages (plus 132-page second novel, The Sword of Rhiannon) with slightly yellowed pages, normal reading wear, a few slight dings at page corners. This was published about the same time as the first volume of the Gnome Press Conan collection.

THE FIRST MAGAZINE PUBLICATION OF A CONAN “COLLABORATION”
Fantastic Universe Science Fiction, December 1955, 128 pages, featuring “Conan, Man of Destiny,” a non-Conan Robert E. Howard short story rewritten as a Conan tale. This story was also included in the Gnome Press collection. Good condition.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 01:13 AM

Hey Blanor,


"The Frost-Giant's Daughter" was written by REH as a Conan yarn, but when the story was not accepted by Weird Tales, REH rewrote it, changing the main character's name to "Amra." The Fantasy Fan published it in 1934 (under the title "Gods of the North"). The 1953 version was rewritten by L. Sprague de Camp.

Whenever you have doubts on publication dates, you should check Bill Thom's excellent website Howardworks: http://howardworks.com/

It lists every story, article, fragment and synopsis written by REH.

Here's the page on Conan: http://howardworks.c...bject.htm#conan

You can verify the accuracy of your statements over there. Hope that helps.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:55 AM

Thanks for your comments (and I welcome others).

I am aware of the various sites, lists, versions, and controversies. I do not consider the 1934 Fantasy Fan story to be the first publication of a Conan story (who could?; Howard himself changed the character). As for the 1950s publications, I like pure text as much as the next guy (I remember excitedly purchasing the three Wagner books in the late '70s), but the villification of deCamp among many on this site goes way too far. In a five-minute comparison of the Gnome and "pure" versions of "The Frost-Giant's Daughter," I found them to be 98%-99% identical (I'm sure someone out there has done a more accurate word-for-word comparison). For this story, at least, deCamp can be said to have "slightly edited" the text (at the most, "somewhat edited"). In no concieveable definition was the story "rewritten" or "extensively rewritten," and I hold that Gnome can lay claim to the first publication of this Howard Conan tale (and that's not even what I'm selling).

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:36 AM

I'm selling my Conan pastiches by Tor on ebay. The collection includes 43 books, and almost all of them are in new or near new condition. Here's the link on ebay if you're interested: http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1555.l2649

Hope I don't get in trouble for posting this here. I read all the forum guidelines and I didn't see anything against advertising selling a Conan product(s) like this. I'm initially asking $75 for this entire collection. I figure that's fair...every book, new, is valued at around $5.00 (or so they were back in the 80s and 90s when I bought most of them). That would put these books at over $200 worth of Conan pastiches. Considering these books are used and there may not be much of a market for them, I figure asking $75 for the lot is a good buy. Like I said, almost all the books are in near new condition. Only two are less than near new, and I would put these in the "very good" category. If I don't sell these on ebay and you're interested in haggling, e-mail me at: interceptor@policeone.com or personal mesage me...thanks!
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:50 AM

Hi Folks,

I will go back home in June and will take advantage to clear some stuff out. Is there anyone around interested in some of the Queen of the Black Coast mexican comics? The amateurs will know. Please PM if you want more details...

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:01 PM

hey everyone, this isn't conan merchandise exactly but can be used for a conan cosplay or any medieval event.
they are a pair of sod hoppers boot /moccasins .
http://www.sodhoppers.com/
I'm selling them because the tobacco color is far lighter than i wanted, they are pretty much brand new, i have worn them once. even tho they are made for your foot something went wrong with these so they are about an inch to long and about an inch or so baggy on the over all foot. i wear a 8-9 in normal sizes so they will pry fit up to a ten or ten and half i think. the sole measures 10 and a half from heal to toe, and 4 and half across , they are 7 button high with brass cross buttons. made from buffalo and elk leather.they also have a natural edge cuff at the top.
these boots are very comfortable, brand new they are over 450$, I'm asking 300$ shipped, i take paypal or money order, and ship using UPS. ill glad take any offer as well.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

I would like to buy one of those Mcfarlane King Conan figures, however I am only interested in sellers from the UK. I hate having to pay taxes on items I buy from abroad. You can reply here or send me an email at:

fiesta999@ymail.com

Thanks!! :)

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:53 AM

Sold!

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:32 AM

Just want to give this topic a bit of a bump to remind all the forum members - if you have something REH/Conan you want to sell or are looking for this is the place to post it. :)
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