Simpleman’s Comics Premium BOLO Mystery Box Giveaway-August

Great News! Normally you'd have to be a Simpleman's Comics Patreon Member to receive a Premium BOLO mystery box, but we are going to be giving one away each month here at comicbookinvest.com starting this month.

Contest Rules:

  • Must be 18 yrs of age or older
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  • Answer the following question in the comment section of this article: If you could only keep one book from your comic collection, what would it be and why?
  • All entries for August's Giveaway must be received by August 23, 2019

Or you can sign up for your own monthly BOLO Mystery Box at Simpleman's Comics Patreon

 

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    The one book I definitely will not get rid of is my What if Venom Possessed Deadpool. Deadpool is what got me excited about collecting comics and got me really in to it and next in line was Venom so I love the idea of having them together! It helps that the cover is awesome.

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    ASM 31! I got it for my birthday and have treasured it ever since.

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    ASM #25 remastered edition – signed by stan lee. I t was so cool to have the chance to meet him.

  • curtain

    Silver Surfer 4. I am in it for the covers and I never get tired of looking at this

  • mister paws

    MY SUPERGIRL AND LEIGON OF SUPERHEROS 23 HUGHES COVER, IT NEVER GETS OLD HOW BEAUTIFUL AND WELL DONE IT IS. BEST MODERN COVER OF ALL TIME ? NOTE I SAY MODERN COVER . . . .

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    New mutant#98. Deadpool has been my favorite character of all time.

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    Wolverine 90! Great story, breathtaking art, and it is signed by Stan Lee.

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    Strange Tales #89 (Oct. 1961). First Fin Fang Foom!

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    My Alias #1… Love me some Jessica Jones.

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    My Detective Comics #438, because it was the first comic that I ever own. I Uncle gave it to me when I was in the hospital getting my tonsils out. It started my love of reading and collecting comics.

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    Watchmen #1…rarely does a single comic have such an impact on a generation of readers. This one did. I even liked the movie.

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    Spectacular Spider-Man #83.
    The trial of the Punisher!

    Nothing too special about the story or the comic in and of itself, it simply was the 1st comic I ever bought. I was 11 and Spidey became my obsession.

    That comic to me is like the lucky dime to $crooge McDuck.

    It also made like the Punisher so there’s that as well.

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    It would have to be my Amazing Spider-Man #41, the first appearance of Rhino, it was one of my first Siver Age purchases when I was 14 years old, and I’ve cherished it ever since.

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    Definitely Blue Beetle #1 (1967). The Question immediately made an impression on me the first time I saw him, and I searched for a long time to get a good copy of this personal grail.

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    Spider-man 300. It was the Venom marvel card series 1 that got me into comic books. When I saw that venom card, I got into comics and was finally able to get it when i got my first job

  • servingthesavior
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    amazing spider-man #94 where it re-tells his origin. Because it was the comic book that got me into collecting when i was 11 yrs. old

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    Q: If you could only keep one book from your comic collection, what would it be and why?

    A: I’d say it would be my Adventure Comics #247 1st appearance of The Legion of Super-Heroes because it was one of my favorite titles that I used to buy a lot of the cheap silver age back-issues of the simple DC stories that were entertaining for a kid to read. There are so many characters and their adventures were always fun to follow. I later got into the Paul Levitz / Keith Giffen LOSH as well as the issues Mike Grell illustrated, which were great reads. I think from an investment standpoint, even ‘tho it’s already expensive, there’s so much upside potential for Adventure #247 once the characters are treated with renewed interest (and I see that Ryan Sook is the latest artist for the characters) it can really blow up by leaps and bounds as it’s a hard book to find in any condition. So, the “why” on why I’d keep it is because it’s a book I always wanted to own as a kid that I eventually acquired and feel it’s a family heirloom that’ll keep retaining value for future generations as well.

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    My pick would have to be Incredible Hulk #92, Exile Part 1 to begin the Planet Hulk arc. Incredible Hulk has always been my favorite and although my Incredible Hulk #102 may hold more significance to collectors I feel like more modern age Incredible Hulk have more intriguing plots.

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    The important people here know what book I’d never give up! wink wink

  • nokage

    LITTLE BIRD #1 SIGNED BY ROOTH & PARSONS because it was my first comic that my brother gave me and it got me into comic collecting.

    Now my brother, wife and I will research the upcoming comics and hit the stores every Wed to get the good ones.

  • bolognasandwiches
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    Amazing Spider Man #300 because that’s the first book I bought off the wall with my own money

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    ASM # 50. It was my first major key off the wall of the LCS back in the 80’s.

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    My FF 48 that I bought from a butcher who since then had retired and collected comic books when he was a kid. He sold it to me really cheap. I promised myself that I will hold on to it as long as I can to honor this guy.

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    The only book I would keep in my collection would be my Tales of Suspense 50 which I personally had Stan Lee sign at Baltimore Comic-Con 2012 were I first met him face to face. I cherish that memory fondly.

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    My copy of Uncanny X-Men #51 for a number of reasons. It’s the comic that’s been in my collection the longest. I bought it when I was in middle school with birthday money…I wanted to have an “expensive comic”. In fact, that’s what I asked the shop owner…something along the lines of “I want to buy an expensive comic, what do you have?” (I’ll never use that negotiating strategy again). He showed me Uncanny X-Men #51 for $50 and #101 for $60. I picked #51 because I thought older meant more valuable. I always regretted not choosing #101 as the price grew. Also, I got in huge trouble with my dad for what he thought was wasting money. I always felt that despite buying the less valuable book, I had to hold onto it to make that trip to the mall and getting in trouble worthwhile–otherwise it would have all been for nothing!

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    ASM 300. I have always loved the cover and the story.

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    Saga #8. As a new reader it’s the first comic I fell in love with and one of my all time favorite covers.

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    My set of Long Bow Hunters signed/personalized by Julia Lacquement and Mike Grell. They were a gift from Julia and Mike so I will never get rid of them.

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    My X-Men #1 (1963). It was my singular grail book before I even knew that term. My dad and I searched it out via letters and calls, from Hawaii, to stores advertising in the Overstreet Price Guide back in the late 80’s. The X-men has always been my favorite comic, and it’s compounded by the memories with my dad.

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    Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special #1. My Dad and I read it 20+ times each laughing out loud each time. Only sentimental value, but you can’t put a price on two adults laughing at Lobo punching Santa’s eye out.

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    Mine would be Punisher 1 Limited. When I was a kid, I was a punisher fan when everyone else was a wolverine fan (times haven’t changed). I believed the limited series #1 was his first appearance and could never afford it in grade school. Now I own 3 copies, including a 9.8. I will continue to buy them cheap in high grade raw, and won’t sell them. Great question.

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    Marvel Secret Wars #8. It was given to me by a dear friend, and belonged to his brother that passed away when they were younger. Its beat and you can tell it was read a lot. My friend knew that I was a big Spider-man fan and that it would enjoy it as much as his brother did. It will stay with me no matter what.

  • Spector

    Journey into Mystery #86. It was a skeptical purchase at first, but surprised when it arrived in an 8.5. I need to really get this out for a press/clean and slabbed.

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    Saga #1 – because it’s the most valuable comic I have. You can see I’m relatively new to the comics world. But I love the story and it’s worth collecting. Please ignore my previous comment. I couldn’t figure out how to edit or delete it….

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    Circa 1994, 8 year old me a casual comic reader, sitting with my uncle an avid comic collector. He’s showing me his collection as he sorts through them. He pulls out 6 Incredible Hulk 181’s and explains what they are. Valued at a whopping $300 in NM I asked for one. He winces a bit, and hands over his most beat up copy (still maybe a 6.0). Been a collector ever since and that book is what sparked it all.

  • SPalochik

    If you could only keep one book from your comic collection, what would it be and why? Sub Mariner #1 – This was the first book I bought at a convention at 13 with my own money. This book OFFICIALLY transitioned me from a reader to a collector.

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    ASM #133, one of the very 1st comics I ever bought as a kid, the cover blew me away when I saw it, love the Molten Man!!!!

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    The comic book I would keep Is my ASM #300. And only because it’s a Stan Lee
    & Todd McFarlane CGC Signature Series.

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    ASM #20. This was one of my favourite comics when I was a kid. When I started collecting comics again later in life (and could afford it) this was my of my first purchases. Brings back the good times!

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    Took my son to his first con last spring and we got a Venom 3 signed by Cates and Stegman — would be hard parting with that one.

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    Only one comic in my PC hmmm? Hands down would be Special Marvel Edition 15 & not for obvious reasons. Its only in about VF condition but my father found a handful of comics in a house he was flipping and the 1st Shangi-Chi was among them. Being a huge Bruce Lee fan as a young kid in the late 80s this was the comic that went a long way towards starting my comic book intrigue.

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    Amazing Spider-Man #39. As a kid, I paid $10 for it at my LCS, and even back then I knew I scored. Prob NF/F

    Thought about getting it graded, but nah, then I couldn’t read it. Classic Green Goblin cover.

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    I would never part with my Walking Dead 100 CGC 9.8. My wife and I watch TWD together religiously…if we are not together…we wait. It has become one of our most precious times together. That show drove me to the comics and it reawakened in me my love of comics and I began collecting again after a 20 year hiatus.

  • Slanthook

    Batman 608 2nd print. Batman, Jim Lee, great cover, and beginning of great story.

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    My Iron Man 55. I bought it the day of my Grandma’s funeral. After the funeral on the way back home, in a town pretty far from home, I stopped in a shop and picked out a few issues from the back issues. I wanted to get something special though, and asked the owner if they had anything amazing and he mentioned the first Thanos in the back. He went and brought it out and offered it to me at a great price which I could not pass on. It has been a few years now and I am still thankful for that.

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      Awesome back story. Wish I had done the same to commemorate my grandmother. Something key would have made a difference that day and would have immortalized her in my mind even more.

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    my copy of Bruteforce 1 Cgc ss. One of the books that started my love for comics. Quirky and all around a good read for me back in the day

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    Super cornball, but I’d have to say Inhumans, Vol. 2 issue 8. My kids super into Lockjaw and that cover makes him smile because that beast is front and center on the cover. I’ve always had a hard time picking favorites for myself.

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    X-Men #1. I literally found it in an attic. Had that not happened it would never in my collection. It only graded a 3.5 but it is priceless to me. 🙂

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    Weird choice, but Warrior #1 holds a special place in my heart. The Ultimate Warrior was my hero as a kid.

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    Maybe my ASM 100.. one of the first key issues my dad bought for me about a decade ago (on ebay for $20 total) decent shape too.. Later we both went to get it signed by Stan Lee in person…. $20 to me at the time was like $100-200 bucks woah!…. He’s no longer alive so it’s for sentimental nostalgic reasons and it’s a super rad cool cover with the black and white faces .. sick stuff

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    Descender #1. Jeff Lemire’s storytelling and Dustin Nguyen’s art did it for me.

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    I would have to say Batman 497. When this came out I was 11 years old and I saw it as the singular most significant thing to ever happen in the world of comic books (or maybe even the world in general). I remember I had just started a pull list at my LCS before Knightfall began because I was afraid I might miss an issue. It was my first pull list and I had to nag my Mom into driving me over there every week to pick up my books. All of my allowance, chore money, birthday money from grandparents, etc went directly from my wallet into the hands of my LCS. That summer, everything had been building up to 497, and the anticipation had been killing me. I’ll never forget picking it up, making it home, going straight to my room and reading it and then reading it again. To me, that’s what it’s all about. That feeling is hard to beat, and it’s why I keep reading and collecting today. Cheers! And thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    GI Joe #1 – it was the first comic I ever bought and once I read it was so excited for the next issue – it got me started in collecting and reading the comic for the love of the story!

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    Superman 75
    I still tear up when I think about the death of Superman story and the imagery in this comic. The cape fluttering in the breeze as Lois holds Clark. Tears even as I write this.

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    Signed copy of The Boys 1 – love The Boys. It is truly one the cooler takes on Superhero’s and how even they are just as immoral as the rest of humanity. It’s not worth a lot as such, but I just love the story.

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    The one comic in my collection would be my ASM #798 Alex Ross Stan Lee SS 9.8. The reason is it my favorite book in my collection at the moment. Years back i was in a pickle and got rid of my whole collection : ( I had an amazing collection i had very saught after books such as Giant sized xmen 1, ASM 300 9.2, and many others….Now ive been building my collection back up and Ive always loved what Stan Lee did for the comic community and the icons he gave us and the day he passed away i picked this book up. Its my favorite book and i treasure it.

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    Amazing question.. IH #181 wolvie mid-upper grade will always be relevant, but maybe my pic should be Lady Death #1. L. Death will always be near and dear to me; simply for the reason that this was when i started collecting, and I fell in LOVE with her. Snagged her runs when collecting in the early 90’s Evil E’s Smiley inspired my tattoo.

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    Out of sentimental value, for it being my first “grail”, I would say my CGC 9.4 Marvel Age 97. Darkhawk was a character that really got me into collecting more comics solely because I believed he was underrated, at the time, and that sparked the will for me to collect some more first appearances of underrated characters I loved.

    It allowed me to get more informed on underrated characters and also obtain them relatively cheap in comparison to some big gems I was unable to afford at the time.

    It’s always important to collect comics you truly love on top of what the market loves too; the balance is essential!

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    A few years back my wife walked into a comic store to buy me a few comics for my birthday. She really didn’t know a thing about comics except that I love them. She asked the clerk for some suggestions knowing that I like Captain Marvel. She decided to get Captain Marvel #57. Now this may not be worth much money but the fact that she spent time to try to buy me something I love, makes this my most valuable comic. Plus the cover with Thor and Mar-vel facing off is pretty damn cool too!

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    Tough call. I like my blank covers with artist sketches on them, but I’ll go with my copy of SAGA #1. It came out the exact same day my daughter was born! So it’s sentimental vs. value. Either way, it’s hers someday!

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    I’ll have to go with my Conan the Barbarian #1 but only because I was able to get Roy Thomas to sign it.

  • ThaddeusPrime

    I would have to hold onto my Original Frank Miller Dark Night Leather Bound Book!

  • BugsyKingpin

    When I was around 12 years old my dad was remodeling my grandparents’ house. As we dug through decades of stuff we stumbled upon a big box of his old comic books from when he was a kid. Many key issues—one of which was Fantastic Four #48. That is the one book I would keep—it belonged to my father and someday will belong to my son.

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    Supergirl 1
    My daughter’s first comic.

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