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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Picked up a stack of old Marvel Two In One back issues from the $1 yesterday.

    Also traded a bunch of stuff I wanted to get rid of to a dealer friend for a few nice books:

    Thor #1 (2014 series)
    Longshot #1
    Gideon Falls #1
    Michelangelo #1
    Grimjack #26 (1st color TMNT story)
    Warlock And The Infinity Watch #1
    Took me like 8 years to piece together a full run of the original Marvel 2 in 1 run. But I wasn't gonna pay more than 3 tops for a single issue.

    That Grimjack is one that for some reason my LCS growing up had up on the wall with a 15 buck price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt Cox View Post
    Took me like 8 years to piece together a full run of the original Marvel 2 in 1 run. But I wasn't gonna pay more than 3 tops for a single issue.

    That Grimjack is one that for some reason my LCS growing up had up on the wall with a 15 buck price tag.
    Yeah, it goes for $15 around here as well, because of the TMNT backup story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    Yeah, it goes for $15 around here as well, because of the TMNT backup story.
    And around here it is in the dollar bins. But then anything that aint from the Big 2 or Image is in low demand.

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    I grabbed at Batman #686 out of the $1 bin today not realizing it's the 'rare 3rd print' variant and is like a $40-50 book. I bought it because Neil Gaiman wrote it and I figured it'd be interesting.

    Also grabbed:

    Stars Wars Vol. 3 #1 variant
    Carnage Red White And Blood #1
    Dceased Unkillables #2

    A few other semi recent Batman books.

    Also snagged the Something Is Killing The Children hardcover today, with the slipcover but that cost a lot more than $1.
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    There is one comic forum I read where I'm shocked at all the people pushing "Rare" 2nd and 3rd printings or calling articles in mags like amazing heroes "UBER RARE FIRST APPEARANCES". Feels like people who are sitting on a stack of something that they can't sell and finding a way to temporarily hype it up to boost the sale price.

    Over the last few months I have sold close to 4 long boxes full of various 70s thru 90s runs. Most of this stuff is in my eyes "reader" copies. But people are paying me way more than I expected for stuff. Kinda feels like the early to mid 90s bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newt Cox View Post
    Over the last few months I have sold close to 4 long boxes full of various 70s thru 90s runs. Most of this stuff is in my eyes "reader" copies. But people are paying me way more than I expected for stuff. Kinda feels like the early to mid 90s bubble.
    It really does, and like that bubble, this one will have to burst too, I think?
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    Grabbed a few other books yesterday.

    R. Crumb's Comics And Stories (with an early Fritz The Cat story), 2nd print.
    Monster Of Frankenstein #2 (great Mike Ploog art)
    The Demon #1 (great Kirby art)

    Those were more than $1 each, but I did also get some great $1 books as well.

    New Mutants #1, 19
    Bone #17
    Captain America Annual #8 (great Mike Zeck cover)
    Gambit #1
    Conan The Barbarian #250
    Silver Surfer #17, 31, 42, 61, 65, 66, 126, 127, 129, 130
    Rom #2, 3, 8
    Red Sonja Vol. 1 #2 (Frank Thorne art)

    And a few issues of Amazing Heroes
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jane View Post
    It really does, and like that bubble, this one will have to burst too, I think?
    I figure the bubble has maybe 2 more years. Sadly that last time the comic bubble popped comics almost died.

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    So my regular hook up in the Bronx was closed this weekend, he sells outside and it poured yesterday. A friend of mine turned me on to a place out in Long Island that does mostly online sales but opens their warehouse to the public a few times a month, so I made the hour long drive out there yesterday because I had nothing else to do.

    Grabbed a few $1 scores...

    Lone Wolf & Cub #9, 32
    Princess Leia #1
    Weird Science-Fantasy (Gemstone) #2
    Weird Fantasy (Gemstone) #19
    Venom #30, 33 (Cates run)
    Warlock And The Infinity Watch #1
    Warlock Chronicles #1
    Taskmaster #1
    Prez #1
    Midnight Tales #18 (Charlton Horror)
    Ghostly Tales #88 (Charlton Horror with some Ditko art and cover)
    Detective Comics #27 (New 52 version, obviously, Frank Miller Catwoman cover)
    Swamp Thing #144, 160, 161, 162
    Moon Knight #11 (Lemire series)
    Miracleman #2 (Eclipse series)
    Conan The Barbarian #22 (latest series - Zub!)
    Phoenix Song Echo #1
    Dceased Dead Planet #2, 4
    Jack The Lantern Free Comic Book Day #1 (Vigil art)
    Eclipse Monthly #8
    Basketfull Of Heads #1, 4
    Crime Destroyer #2
    Green Lantern Corps Quarterly #7 (Vigil drawing Green Lantern is weird!)

    ...and some $3 bin scores....

    The Demon #16
    Alien Encounters #6 (this is the issue that has the story in it that inspired John Carpenter's They Live)

    ...and some $5 scores.

    Monster-Sized Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (reprints 6, 7 and 8)
    Gore Shriek Vol. 2 #1
    Charlton Premiere #1
    Elvira Mistress Of The Dark #1 (Claypool Comics)

    All in all it was worth going to. This guy had a lot of great 80s/early 90s indie horror books, which I'm always into, and a lot of bronze age Charlton horror as well as the DC/Marvel stuff you expect. I went in with a $50 budget but could have spent a lot more had I left myself, haha.
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    Picked this up yesterday, it was not in the dollar bin, haha.

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