knuckgush

Total Comic Registry Points: 13,080 Rank: 1178
 


knuckgush's Bio
Until the age of 17, I lived in Manhattan, New York City. I am 59 now, and live in Pennsylvania.
When I lived in NYC, I collected comics, right off the newsstand, and bought "used" comics from bookstores in Greenwich Village & thereabouts.
I collected mostly newsstand fresh comics. If I liked the artist that issue(Ditko, Wrightson, Adams, Frazetta etc.) I would buy 2 or 3 of the same issue, almost always with my lunch money for school. (I was a skinny kid then).
From 1964 to 1971, I collected about 2,000 Marvel, DC, (and a few other) comics. NEVER folded the cover back, and lost some friends who tried that with my comics and got reprimanded by me. I felt guilty for doing that, but it's just the way I was.
I am one of those cases where my mother DID NOT get ahold of "those stupid comic books", and throw them away.
I can still hear the grown-up criticism thrown my way for that "worthless comic book clutter."
Looks like MY investment in comics did MUCH better as far as gaining value than ANYTHING those Nixon-era adults had or have now.
Anyway, hauling these comic books around for the last 46 years hasn't been easy, and caused much tension in my relationships over the years, but alas, I still have all 2,000 books in my office, bagged, boarded & boxed, and now I am beginning to CGC them now that apparently, a grading system seems to finally be in place as proved in the last 9 or so years.
It is kinda funny when I see you younger people who collect comics and have to figure out how much you paid for any particular one. In regard to my collection, I just look at the cover. Most say 12 cents.



    

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Amazing Adventures (1961) Had Kubert's Original 4 this Separated the Kubert Original (...) 116294 19
Amazing Spider-Man #1-#100 Knuckgushes SA Spiderman My New York Spidermans 982995 213
Avengers #1-#100 Knuckgush's Avengers from NY Work like crazy for these in t (...) 551671 138

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Batman #201-#300 Knuckgushes Batman Comics Don't have alot of Batmans (...) 22242 118

C

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Captain America #100-#454 Cap again If I have 2 copies of Captain (...) 1077 202
Captain America #100-#454 Knuckgushes Captain America from '68 Vince's newstand or Optimo (...) 51986 70

D

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Detective Comics #301-#400 Knuckgushes Detective Comics Only a few of these. Started c (...) 11276 62

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Fantastic Four Lee-Kirby #1-#102 Knuckgushes 15th Street Fantastic Fours. My Collection of Fantastic Fou (...) 543424 118

I

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Incredible Hulk (1968) #102-#474 Knuckgushes 15th St. Incredible Hulks Bought 'em at the cigar st (...) 10675 146

J

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Journey Into Mystery Knuckgushs Journey into Mystery Comics In the 1960's, I dug Thor (...) 10503 23

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Marvel Tales (1964) Knuckgushes 15th St. Marvel Tales (newer one) Marvel Tales was the first tit (...) 10100 29

N

Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
Nick Fury (Silver Age) Knuckgushes ORIGINAL Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Comics Great Steranko covers at the s (...) 1188 44

T

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Thor (Complete) Knucks yellow-haired THOR I remember when they gave Thor (...) 1011535 47

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Set Type NameSet NameDescComic Count% CompletedScoreRank
X-Men (1963) #1-#66 Knuckgushes ORIGINAL X-Men X-Men collection from my kidho (...) 23214 272









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