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Fantagor (Rip Off Press) 2

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Comic Description: Fantagor 2 Universal
Grade: 9.8
Page Quality: WHITE
Certification #: 1092602002
Owner: _cantwh8C?

SET DETAILS

Custom Sets: This comic is not in any custom sets.
Sets Competing: Can't  Score: 240
Research: See CGC's Census Report for this Comic

Owner's Description


(CGC Book #2)

This Fantagor #2,

came from

Apex Novelties Publisher, Don Donahue.

- Requiescat in Pace Don Donahue -

This was [/represents] one of my last contacts with Don Donahue....

It was second week of 10th month in 0-0-7.

***

Of this specific book Don Donahue said:

""FANTAGOR #2 (1972, RIP OFF PRESS, FIRST AND ONLY PRINTING). Front and back covers by Corben. Includes a color section with stories by Corben and Metzger. Other artists are Jaxon, Strnad, Karbonik, Bliss and Arnold. The condition of this uncirculated copy has to be seen to be believed. ...it is so pristine that it seems to belong to the realm of pure idea.""

- &nd -

Of this, Jay Kennedy wrote in The Official Underground And Newave Comix Price Guide:

""706. FANTAGOR #2 1972, Rip Off Press, Box 4158 S.F., CA 94114, 7" X 10", $1.00, glossy color, Guts: newsprint with pages 19-34 in full color on white paper, Artists: Richard V. Corben (= "Gore" ) 1, 2, 27-34a, 52, Bob Bliss 3-8, D. Karbonik 9-18 (i,l), F. Lind 9-18 (s,p), George Metzger 19-26, Jan S. Strnad 27-34 (s), Herb Arnold 35, Jack Jackson (= "Jaxon" ) 36-51. 1st....""



I was really lucky to get this book..
, and have it,
somehow,
survive
alongside me....

And now,
it is all the work I can do to have this..

(AND THE OTHERS THROUGHOUT)

registered, and..

corner-stoned
into these
very large baccarats, like..

glass coffins to crack open in case of emergency.

***

... a good clear scan of the back cover of this thing?

...posted !!! (at long last)

***

...sending special thanks to the cgccs for
the BIST 2012 Award for this book, and..


undying special thanks to ROP, and

especially to

Richard V. Corben; Bob Bliss; D. Karbonik; F. Lind; George Metzger; Jan S. Strnad; Herb Arnold,

and

to the last-listed JAXON [Jack Jackson]

(= th' artistS from 706. above),

and to every unnamed one who put this lovely little book together.

-arf-arf- (o)


Thanks thanks cgc, cgccs, and especially Gemma!

***

Double Bonus:

What a strange, and unexpected surprise
came in the mail Saturday, 25 Aug, 2012!

Why was CGC sending ME an envelope?

Obviously, it wasn't Clay Geerdes
Comix Wave #17, SS by
Eastman; it was WAY too thin.

Contained therein was..

a Registry Award certificate for

"...outstanding achievement....",

for this book!


Thank you SO MUCH CGC, and CGCCS for
The Award and The 2012 Best In Set Type
certificate for this comic book..



..from Don Donahue

(Requiescat In Pace, Don),

and for this Berkeley Boy from Rainbow House;

it really means alot to me.

***

..., and the following..

Certification Information:

Certification #: 1092602002

Title: Fantagor
Issue: 2
Issue Date: 1972
Issue Year: 1972
Publisher: Rip Off Press
Grade: 9.8
Page Quality: WHITE
Grade Date: 02/15/2012
Category: Universal

Art Comments: Richard Corben cover & art Bob Bliss George Metzger Jan Strnad Herb Arnold & Jack Jackson art

Census: (see below)
Grader Notes: None Available

***

This book remains

the highest graded copy

alone at 9.8,

besting the second at 9.4,

as of Sat., 15 June, 2013;

..one of a kind, which..

is still true

as of Christmas Day, 25 Dec., 2013.

***

Census:

[looks like]


Title
Fantagor
Issue No. 2
Issue Date 1972
Year 1972
Publisher Rip Off Press
Country



Country/Variant
-


Grade Universal Qualified Signature Series Restored
See Detail Total
Mint 10.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mint 9.9 0 0 0 0 0
Near Mint/Mint 9.8 1 0 0 0 1
Near Mint + 9.6 0 0 0 0 0
Near Mint 9.4 1 0 0 0 1
Near Mint - 9.2 1 0 0 0 1
Very Fine/Near Mint 9.0 0 0 0 0 0

...with nothing below 9.0,

for a Total of 3 copies!



***



..., but, now, there is SOME CONFUSION

see here, there is this:

CGC Census - Search Results

Title
Fantagor
Issue No. 2
Issue Date 1972
Year 1972
Publisher Last Gasp
Country
Art Comments Richard Corben cover & art, Bob Bliss, George Metzger, Jan Strnad,, Herb Arnold & Jack Jackson art
Country/Variant
-
Grade Universal Qualified Signature Series Restored
See Detail Total
Mint 10.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mint 9.9 0 0 0 0 0
Near Mint/Mint 9.8 3 0 0 0 3
Near Mint + 9.6 0 0 0 0 0
Near Mint 9.4 1 0 0 0 1
Near Mint - 9.2 1 0 0 0 1
Very Fine/Near Mint 9.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Fine + 8.5 0 0 0 0 0
Very Fine 8.0 1 0 0 0 1
Very Fine - 7.5 0 0 0 0 0
Fine/Very Fine 7.0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine + 6.5 0 0 0 0 0
Fine 6.0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine - 5.5 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good/Fine 5.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good + 4.5 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good 4.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good - 3.5 0 0 0 0 0
Good/Very Good 3.0 0 0 0 0 0
Good + 2.5 0 0 0 0 0
Good 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
Good - 1.8 0 0 0 0 0
Fair/Good 1.5 0 0 0 0 0
Fair 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 0.5 0 0 0 0 0

Total 6 0 0 0 6



..., and this:



CGC Census - Search Results

Title
Fantagor
Issue No. 2
Issue Date 1972
Year 1972
Publisher Rip Off Press
Country
Art Comments Richard Corben cover & art, Bob Bliss, George Metzger, Jan Strnad,, Herb Arnold & Jack Jackson art
Country/Variant
-
Grade Universal Qualified Signature Series Restored
See Detail Total
Mint 10.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mint 9.9 0 0 0 0 0
Near Mint/Mint 9.8 1 0 0 0 1
Near Mint + 9.6 0 0 0 0 0
Near Mint 9.4 1 0 0 0 1
Near Mint - 9.2 1 0 0 0 1
Very Fine/Near Mint 9.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Fine + 8.5 0 0 0 0 0
Very Fine 8.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Fine - 7.5 0 0 0 0 0
Fine/Very Fine 7.0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine + 6.5 0 0 0 0 0
Fine 6.0 0 0 0 0 0
Fine - 5.5 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good/Fine 5.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good + 4.5 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good 4.0 0 0 0 0 0
Very Good - 3.5 0 0 0 0 0
Good/Very Good 3.0 0 0 0 0 0
Good + 2.5 0 0 0 0 0
Good 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
Good - 1.8 0 0 0 0 0
Fair/Good 1.5 0 0 0 0 0
Fair 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 0.5 0 0 0 0 0

Total 3 0 0 0 3



So-o-oo,



These two populations should be combined, because ...

this book sold at HERITAGE AUCTIONS, on

16-23, October, 2016, which they described as this:



Fantagor #2



(Rip Off Press, 1972)



CGC NM/MT 9.8 Off-white to white pages. Richard Corben cover. Corben, Bob Bliss, George Metzger, Jan Strnad, Herb Arnold, and Jack Jackson art. Adult content. Fogel's 2015 Underground Price & Grading Guide value = $30. CGC census 10/16: 3 in 9.8, none higher.

..., but when you look-up the Cert. info., you get this:



Verify CGC Certification
Certification Information

Certification #: 0141630002

Title: Fantagor
Issue: 2

Issue Date: 1972
Issue Year: 1972



Publisher: Last Gasp



Grade: 9.8

Total Graded At: 3

Page Quality: OFF-WHITE TO WHITE

Grade Date: 11/14/2006

Category: Universal

Art Comments: Richard Corben cover & art
Bob Bliss, George Metzger, Jan Strnad,
Herb Arnold & Jack Jackson art

What are Grader Notes?



So,
there are TWO LISTINGS FOR FANTAGOR #2, but ...
no LAST GASP edition (which this cert. look-up shows)
that says RIP OFF PRESS on the cover...!



see: https://comics.ha.com/itm/bronze-age-1970-1979-/fantagor-2-rip-off-press-1972-cgc-nm-mt-98-off-white-to-white-pages/a/121643-14357.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515#



***



This.. is.. a.. W-I-P !!!



 
 
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