There are grails-seen at major cons across America-they are shiny behind their acrylic and so sophisticated most can only offer “oohs and aahs”, not what their owners are asking. Then there are white whales. 99% are never seen, but every now and then one surfaces and makes itself available for the patient and persistent hunter. If you are diehard and old school, you know what this is. For the rest, educate yourself. This one is #986. There are so few of these left, and I read one old whited haired dinosaur in Colorado is hoarding around 6 of them. The last one I saw for sale surfaced in AZ maybe 3 years ago on this site. Portfolio envelope has a tear at center of the tongue(see photos). Corners of the jacket are slightly blunted(see photos). The plates do have some corner damage(see photos). If you want closeups of any part, let me know. The “Best Offer” button is on, but only so I can have fun with the dolphins. Questions/concerns, feel free to contact me. CONAN: TUPENNY BY BARRY WINDSOR SMITH PORTFOLIO (1974). The item “CONAN TUPENNY BY BARRY WINDSOR SMITH PORTFOLIO (1974)” is in sale since Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Posters”. The seller is “mamagajambo” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
STAN LEE Rare 1973 AMS Press POSTER Spider-Man X-Men Capt America Conan Hulk. This two sided Promotional 26×21 1/2 size Poster from AMS Press, Inc. Titled “Now You’re Taking Us Seriously” promoted their line of Complete Comic Books, Weekly and Sunday Strips from 1922 to the Present on Microfilm. The titles available and the pricing are on the back of the poster. Featured characters on this Art Deco style Poster are such Marvel Comics characters as Amazing Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Daredevil, Captain America, Conan, Silver Surfer, Sue Storm and The Thing from Fantastic Four, Hawkeye, Medusa, Quicksilver, Giant-Man, Cyclops from the X-Men. What’s really unique about this poster is that all the Marvel characters are merged with Comic Strip characters such as Flash Gordon, Mandrake the Magician, Prince Valiant, Tarzan, Popeye and Wimpy, Little Orphan Annie, Cisco Kid, Felix the Cat, Nancy and Sluggo, Lil Abner and Daisy Mae, Katzenjammer Kids, Henry and several others. STAN LEE has a section on the back of the poster were he writes about the evolution of Comic Books and Comic Strips as art forms. Stan has a large paragraph were he discusses the 1960 beginning of Marvel Comics producing material for older, more discriminating readers. At the conclusion of this text is a reproduction of Stan’s signature at the bottom. This Poster was fully approved to promote the Microfilm editions by Marvel Comics Group, United Feature Syndicate, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Al Capp Enterprises, and Chicago Tribune/New York News Syndicate, Inc. Poster Design by Frank Mell, Typography by Vernon Simpson, Art Deco motifs by Marcia Loeb. The Poster is in really nice Very Fine/Near Mint condition. The colors are bright. There’s a tiny tear at the center border fold line and at the bottom left. All items come from a smoke free home. Check out my other items. The item “STAN LEE Rare 1973 POSTER Marvelmania Spider-Man X-Men Capt America Conan Hulk” is in sale since Friday, February 23, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Comics\Posters”. The seller is “the-phantom-zone” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.