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Help Dave Simons - The Auctions Begin!

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The auctions to benefit Dave Simons have begun! Just click on the previous sentence, or do an eBay search for the user name Help_Dave_Simons and bid away. These are some of the items up for offer right now.

Fred Hembeck Spider-Man cover recreation

Jay Fife Spiderwoman

Frank Brunner sketch

Dave Simons Atomic Robo

Dave never asked for help. But a few of us are offering it anyway. Want to help us help Dave Simons?

1) Donate cash directly to Dave via PayPal at davidlsimons@earthlink.net -- If you want to remain anonymous, PayPal Dave's art agent Bob Shaw and he will get the cash to Dave, every cent of it.

2) Donate art or signed books (with values of at least $10) for a series of on-going auctions designed to benefit Dave. Items should be sent to Dave’s art rep, Bob Shaw is establishing an eBay account solely to assist Dave (Help_Dave_Simons). Auctions will proceed as items come in; all money will go directly to Dave. Items should be sent to: Bob Shaw, PO Box 650, Derry, NH, 03038 - USA.

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Reilly Brown's Art Theft V Brian Bolland's Paid For Sketch...WTF?

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You'd not read about this and believe it, but then the truth is always stranger than fiction. Bear with me here, I'll work in reverse because the most important message needs to come first. At the recent New York Comic Convention artist Reilly Brown had a pile of art stolen from his table.

This is the message from Reilly:

"I'm Reilly Brown, I'm an artist for Marvel comics and have worked on things like Cable & Deadpool, Hulk vs Hercules, and New Warriors. At the NY Comic Con I had a table in artist's alley and among other things, I was displaying pages of my original comic work in two black portfolio books. At the end of the convention I realized that one of the books was missing. The two books were stacked, and it was the one on the bottom that got swiped, so I think they just slid it out from underneath and walked off.

"So that really sucks, and I'm pretty bummed about it. I've never had anything stolen from a convention before, so I guess I&…

Help Dave Simons - An Update II

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Donations of art are starting to come in so eBay auctions will be begin this week. Those who have contributed either directly to Dave, or to the auction include:
Gene Colan
Alan Weiss
Norm Breyfogle
J.M. DeMatties
Herb Trimpe
Fred Hembeck
Simon Bisley
Frank Brunner
Brian Postman
Paul Ryan
Walt Simonson
Michael Netzer
Len Wein
Mark McKenna
Bob Almond
Tony Isabella
Steve Mannion
Jay Fife
Scott Wegener
Kevin West
Kris Carter
Clifford Meth
Craig Rousseau

The auctions will include the art shown below, along with a lot more.

Dave never asked for help. But a few of us are offering it anyway. Want to help us help Dave Simons?

1) Donate cash directly to Dave via PayPal at davidlsimons@earthlink.net -- If you want to remain anonymous, PayPal Dave's art agent Bob Shaw and he will get the cash to Dave, every cent of it.

2) Donate art or signed books (with values of at least $10) for a series of on-going auctions designed to benefit Dave. Items should be sent to Dave’s art rep, Bob Shaw is establishing an eBay account …

Western & Adventure Monster #2: Stanley Pitt, Moira Bertram and the Aussie EC Connection

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This one is a new by me - an Australian reprint, dating from the early 1960s, that features three EC stories along with the standard reprints from Dell and ACG. Until I discovered this comic I'd been under the impression that very little, if any EC material had ever been reprinted. The bulk of the reprints that I have, namely the Gredown reprints from the 1970s and 1980s, feature material from all kinds of companies, from the smaller obscure publishers such as MR, Standard, Avon through to the relatively larger, well known companies such as American Comic Group, Fawcett, Dell, Charlton, Archie, Warren, Skywald, Atlas and, of course, Marvel and DC, but no EC, which makes this comic an oddity. I now expect that Kevin Patrick will offer an opinion that these comics are as common as muck, but seriously this is new to me.

This is certainly a book of contrasts. Published by Calvert Publishing in the 1960s, the comic features a great cover by none other than Stanley Pitt, which I su…

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