The complete story to THOR 134 by Jack Kirby and Vinny Colletta is up for sale at ComicLink currently. It's a beautiful thing to behold despite the Colletta inks which Kirby collectors generally tend to think less of. Personally, I like Colletta's inks on Thor--he adds a romance vibe to the book that's helps enjoyment of the Stan Lee soap operatics and in my mind's eye when I think of the Kirby Thor it's the Colletta inked version that represents definitive Thor to me. Add in the first appearance of the High Evolutionary and a full page Galactus splash and you've got a winner here.
I was surprised that the seller of this amazing story would choose to sell it complete instead of breaking the book apart. My personal feeling is that you would get more for the book broken up than to sell it as one complete unit. Given the hobby's collector base, I believe you'd have a better shot at realizing overall higher numbers by giving the less well to do collectors a shot at bidding on individual pages. The end result on each, in my opinion, would be higher than selling the entire book as one entity. More collectors can afford a single page and would drive each page higher allowing for a greater return when the page totals were combined. Also, if broken up, one could sell the less desirable pages first--thereby creating a market that would grow as the better pages were later introduced to the collecting pool.
I'm sure the book will do well. It's already at 135k with over a week to go, but I can't help feeling that the owner could have done better for himself by splitting up the book.
I realize that the counter argument is that it's important to keep these books together for posterity, but the truth is that at these values the more likely scenario is that a dealer will wind up buying the complete book and splitting it up anyway thus defeating the purpose of selling the complete story as a unit.