Sunday, April 21, 2013

Some sweet ebay nabs, and almost completely up to date on NOW issues!! :) :)

I took a small break from buying lately.  Other hobbies need some love's all about balance right? lol
I nabbed a couple Ebay auctions to get some wants off my list.   Adding to my addiction of the gatefold/prism/embossed/etc. covers, I nabbed a lot of various 90's goodness of Ebay....some I forgot about long ago. Nothing special, but they help feed the addiction  ;)

At the same time, I needed to catch up on all the Marvel NOW books that interested me:
So far I was already digging what little i read of Uncanny X-Men
I've been hearing a lot of good stuff about All New X-Men, and it looks AWESOME
Thanos Rising sounds like it will be a fun ride
Cable & X-Force has had some of the best looking cover art in awhile (sucks the shop were out of #2, and 3)
I nabbed Guardians of the Galaxy on a whim.....was a fan of the original series as a kid.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

This last week brought me a comic book show, Ebay sale, tons of supplies, and 300+ comics!!!

Last week Friday (FINALLY.....slow shipping seller) I received a bundle of comics I had won on Ebay.  163 issues of X-Title goodness.   I got lucky as it was a solid deal, with some books I had really wanted to check out, and some to replace my old long gone collection.

1) Uncanny X-Men #-1 (Flashback issue - 1997)
2) Uncanny X-Men #173 (1983)
3) Uncanny X-Men #218
4) Uncanny X-Men #254 (new team lead by Forge)
5) Uncanny X-Men #261 (1st App. of Hardcase & the Harriers)
6) Uncanny X-Men #282 (1st cameo App. of Bishop)
7) Uncanny X-Men #282 (2nd printing gold variant)
8) Uncanny X-Men #283 (1st full App. of Bishop)
9) Uncanny X-Men #284
10) Uncanny X-Men #285
11) Uncanny X-Men #300 (Giant-Size Anniversary Issue, Holographic Foil cover)
12) Uncanny X-Men #301 (App. of Mystique)
13) Uncanny X-Men #303 (death of Illyana Rasputin/Magik)
14) Uncanny X-Men #304 (Giant-Size 30th Anniversary Issue, Fatal Attractions crossover)
15) Uncanny X-Men #305 (1st App. of Phalanx)
16) Uncanny X-Men #306
17) Uncanny X-Men #308
18) Uncanny X-Men #309
19) Uncanny X-Men #310 (Cable & Cyclops vs. X-Cutioner)
20) Uncanny X-Men #311 (Bishop vs. Sabretooth)
21) Uncanny X-Men #312 (vs. Phalanx)
22) Uncanny X-Men #314 (Emma Frost possesses Iceman)
23) Uncanny X-Men #320 (Legion Quest storyline, vs. Legion)
24) Uncanny X-Men #326 (Gambit vs. Sabretooth)
25) Uncanny X-Men #343
26) Uncanny X-Men #344
27) Uncanny X-Men #351
28) Uncanny X-Men #357
29) Uncanny X-Men #358
30) Uncanny X-Men #390 (death of Colossus, Legacy Virus cured)
31) Uncanny X-Men #410
32) Uncanny X-Men #411
33) Uncanny X-Men #453
34) Uncanny X-Men #454 (App. of Hellfire Club)
35) Uncanny X-Men #456
36) Uncanny X-Men #457
37) Uncanny X-Men #458 (in Savage Land, App. of Hercules)
38) Uncanny X-Men #459
39) Uncanny X-Men #460
40) Uncanny X-Men #461 (vs. Mojo)
41) Uncanny X-Men #462 (House of M crossover, App. of Captain Britain)
42) Uncanny X-Men #463 (House of M crossover)
43) Uncanny X-Men #464 (House of M crossover)
44) Uncanny X-Men #466 (Decimation crossover)
45) Uncanny X-Men #482 (App. of Starjammers)
46) Uncanny X-Men Annual #15 (1991)
47) Uncanny X-Men Annual #16
48) Uncanny X-Men Annual #17 (sealed in bag w/ trading card)
49) Uncanny X-Men Annual #18 (vs. Caliban)
50) Uncanny X-Men Annual '95
51) Uncanny X-Men Annual '96
52) Uncanny X-Men Annual 2001

53) X-Men #4 (Vol. 1, 1st App. of Omega Red - 1992)
54) X-Men #5 (Wolverine vs. Omega Red)
55) X-Men #30 (wedding of Scott Summers & Jean Grey)
56) X-Men #45 (Giant-Size 35th Anniversary Issue, Double Gatefold Prismatic Foil cover, Rogue vs. Gambit)
57) X-Men #110 (Colossus memorial issue)
58) New X-Men #114 (title change, by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely, 1st App. of Cassanda Nova)
59) New X-Men #150
60) New X-Men #151 (Here Comes Tomorrow pt. 1, by Grant Morrison & Marc Silvestri)
61) New X-Men #152 (pt. 2)
62) New X-Men #153 (pt. 3)
63) New X-Men #154 (pt. 4, conclusion)
64) New X-Men #155
65) New X-Men #156 (last New X-Men issue)
66) New X-Men #184 (1st App. of Sunspot as Famine)

67) X-Factor #1 (Vol. 1, 1st ongoing series, original X-Men team - 1986)
68) X-Factor #5 (vs. Alliance of Evil, 1st cameo App. of Apocalypse)
69) X-Factor #6 (1st full App. of Apocalypse)
70) X-Factor #15 ("death" of Angel)
71) X-Factor #18
72) X-Factor #23
73) X-Factor #24 (Fall of the Mutants crossover, 1st App. of Archangel)
74) X-Factor #71 (1st App. of new of Havok/Polaris/Strong Guy/Multiple Man/Wolfsbane)
75) X-Factor #100 (Giant-Size Anniversary Issue, Foil cover, death of Multiple Man)
76) X-Factor #111 (Strong Guy has heart attack & dies, lead-in to Age of Apocalypse)

77) Ultimate X-Men #1 (Free Comic Book Day edition - 2000)
78) Ultimate X-Men #40 (1st App. of Ultimate New Mutants including Angel)
79) Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #1 (by Lost creator Damon Lindelof - 2006)
80) Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk #2
81) Ultimate War #1 (of 4, Ultimates vs. X-Men - 2003)
82) Ultimate War #2
83) Ultimate War #3
84) Ultimate War #4 (of 4, conclusion)
85) Ultimate Power #1 (Ultimate Universe/Supreme Power Universe crossover - 2006)
86) Ultimate Power #2
87) Ultimate Power #3
88) Ultimate Power #4
89) Ultimate Power #5

90) Excalibur Special: The Sword is Drawn #1 (Graphic Novel/Prestige format, 1st App. of the team, No cover price edition - RARE! - 1987)
91) Excalibur #1 (Vol. 1, 1st ongoing series, Captain Britain/Phoenix/Nightcrawler/Kitty Pryde, 1st App. of Widgit - 1988)
92) Excalibur #75 (Double-Sized Issue, Holographic Foil cover, 1st App. of Britanic)
93) Excalibur #1 (Vol. 2 - 2004)
94) Excalibur #2

95) Astonishing X-Men #1 (Volume 3, ongoing series, John Cassaday variant cover - 2004)
96) Astonishing X-Men #1 (Dell Otto Wolverine variant cover - RARE!)
97) Astonishing X-Men #1 (Director's Cut variant edition)
98) Astonishing X-Men #2
99) Astonishing X-Men #3
100) Astonishing X-Men #4 (return of Colossus)
101) Astonishing X-Men #5
102) Astonishing X-Men #6
103) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #1 (of 5, return of the Phoenix force & Jean Grey - 2005)
104) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #1 (Green costume variant cover)
105) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #2
106) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #2 (sketch variant cover)
107) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #3
108) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #4
109) X-Men: Phoenix Endsong #5 (of 5, conclusion)
110) X-Men Unlimited #1 (Vol. 1, All Giant-Size Issues - 1993)
111) X-Men Unlimited #2 (origin of Magneto)
112) X-Men Unlimited #3 (Wolverine & Maverick vs. Sabretooth)
113) X-Men Unlimited #4 (origin of the Rogue/Mystique/Nightcrawler relationship, Mystique revealed to be Nightcrawler's mother)
114) X-Men Unlimited #38 (Colossus memorial issue)
115) X-Men Unlimited #1 (Vol. 2 - 2004)

116) Wolverine #80 (Vol. 2, 1st ongoing series, 1st App. of X-23 in a test tube - 1994)
117) X-23: Target X #1 (of 6 - 2007)
118) X-23: Target X #2
119) X-23: Target X #3 (vs. Wolverine)
120) X-23: Target X #4
121) X-23: Target X #5
122) X-23: Target X #6 (of 6, conclusion)
123) Magneto #0 (1st solo Magneto book, origin story, mail-away - 1993)
124) Rogue #1 (first solo series, gold foil cover - 1994)
125) Bishop #1 (first solo series, silver foil cover - 1994)
126) New X-Men: Academy X #1 (2004)
127) Black September Preview Book #1 (One-Shot, Marvel Comics/Malibu Comics crossover - 1995)
128) All New Exiles #1 (Giant-Size 64-Page Issue, Malibu Comics team lead by Juggernaut - 1995)
129) Mutants vs. Ultras: First Encounters #1 (One-Shot, 80-Page Monster, Prime vs. Hulk, Night Man vs. Wolverine, Exiles vs. X-Men - 1995)
130) Marvel & DC Present: Uncanny X-Men & New Teen Titans #1 (One-Shot - 1982)
131) X-Men: Ashcan Edition #1 (One-Shot - 1994)
132) X-Men 2099 #1 (Holographic Foil cover - 1993)
133) Alpha Flight #1 (Vol. 1 - 1983)
134) Generation X Collectors' Preview #1 (One-Shot - 1994)
135) Generation X Ashcan Preview #1 (One-Shot, HARD TO FIND! - 1994)
136) Uncanny X-Men #316 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover, 1st App. of M)
137) Uncanny X-Men #317 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover, 1st App. of Skin)
138) X-Men #36 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover, 1st App. of Synch)
139) X-Men #37 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover)
140) X-Factor #106 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover)
141) Excalibur #82 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover)
142) X-Force #38 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover)
143) Wolverine #85 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover)
144) Cable #16 (Phalanx Covenant crossover, Holographic Foil cover)
145) Generation X #1 (Chromium Foil cover, 1st App. of Chamber, 1st App. of Penance - 1994)
146) Generation X #2
147) Uncanny X-Men #278 (pt. 1, Shadow King possessed Strong Guy vs. Rogue - 1991)
148) Uncanny X-Men #279 (pt. 2)
149) X-Factor #69 (pt. 3, Shadow King vs. Professor X)
150) Uncanny X-Men #280 (pt. 4, Professor X crippled - yeah, again, Legion left in catatonic state -> lead-in to Legion Quest/Age of Apocalypse)
151) X-Factor #70 (epilogue, original X-Factor join the X-Men creating a super team, lead-in to X-Men #1)
152) Uncanny X-Men #281 (1st App. of Blue & Gold X-Men teams, 1st App. of Trevor Fitzroy)
153) X-Men #1 (by Chris Claremont/Jim Lee, Deluxe Edition, fold out cover - 1991)
154) X-Men #1 (Professor X/Jean Grey/Storm/Beast/Archangel variant)
155) X-Men #1 (Gambit/Colossus/Psylocke/Rogue variant)
156) X-Men #1 (Wolverine/Cyclops/Iceman variant)
157) X-Men #1 (Magneto variant)
158) X-Men #1 (Gambit/Colossus/Psylocke/Rogue variant signed by Jim Lee, with Certificate of Authenticity/COA)
159) Avengers #368 (part 1, Avengers/X-Men crossover, direct sequel to the Fatal Attractions crossover - 1993)
160) X-Men #26 (part 2)
161) Avengers West Coast #101 (part 3, War Machine vs. Exodus)
162) Uncanny X-Men #307 (part 4, vs. Exodus)
163) Avengers #369 (part 5, Giant-Size Issue, Foil Stamped cover, conclussion)

The next morning (Madison, WI) I went to my first comic book show in least 15 years.  A small show (one vendor room) run by a guy that does similar shows all over the midwest (

My nabs:

All issues in this next pic were half off ...except the Annual #14 (1st Gambit cameo), and the Secret Wars #8).  #201 1st Nathianel (Cable as baby), some Fall of the Mutants goodness... Annual #10 1st Longshot, #268 a long time fave issue...all in SUPERB shape....Uncanny #166, one of my favorite covers of all time...

CHEAP tpb's, and free issues for being on the mailing list.

A seller with 2/$1 boxes, and a Gladiator figure I found at Target afterwards (HAD to have it).

The rest of these pics were from the 50 books for $20 seller (who runs the shows):

Finally earlier today I stocked up on supplies needed for all the new goodness (and some random comics just happened to fall into my hands lol):

Monday, January 28, 2013

X-Men books GALORE (and a few Valiant for good measure) :)

I just received my bundle from brownies8701.  I can't say enough kind things about this cat, awesome prices, condition was as good/better than stated, great communication, SUPERB packing job...the REAL DEAL.

Plus LOOK at all this goodness I got, X-Men GALORE!!  A smattering of Valiant added for good measure (while Magnus is one of my favorite characters of all time, the X-series are more of a priority for now).

Monday, January 14, 2013

New nabs today

Half Price books was GREAT today ;)

First purchases now that I'm back into comics (pic heavy)

Within the last few weeks, I restarted my collection.... these are my new nabs :)

Back in the game after 14+ years!!

I grew up with comics.  As a very young kid, I wandered into my attic, and found a BIG box of my dads comics.  It was a treasure trove...old Gold Key Solar Man of the Atom, Magnus Robot Fighter, Thor, X-Men, Avengers, Dr. Strange etc, etc.  I read, and re-read this mountain of greatness many times over, learning more as I went.

Fast forward a few years, and I start buying my own comics at a local shop (that actually STILL exists).  It's slow going as even back when comics were a LOT cheaper, $ was also harder to come by as a kid.  I mainly stick with the X-Men titles until the late 80's/early 90's.   Marvel's reboot is ON. SO many variant issues (X-Men, Spiderman, X-Force)...then the Marvel Masterpiece card line comes out...I can't get enough.  Slowly but steady, the growing variant craze, story arcs that run loner/include more series, prices climbing, the start of Valiant, and Image just spread the time/$ WAY to thin...and I drop out of comics.

My newest issue was from the Battlestar Galactica (1997-1998) by Realm...and even then I only got issue 4 of 5.  Life moved on and comics completely fell by the wayside.

Mind you I still had some of my old stash:
Battlestar Galactica (1997 - 1998) Realm Press
Jay & Silent Bob (1998 - 1999) Oni Press
Resident Evil Magazine (1998) Image
Star Wars: Crimson Empire (1997) Dark Horse
Stargods (1998) Antarctic Press
Transformers: Generation 2 (1993 - 1994) Marvel   (just the first BADASS gatefold cover)
Transformers: The Wreckers (2003 - Present) 3H Productions

Star Wars Manga (that I can't seem to find on here).

A few weeks ago I was talking with a long time friend (FINALLY got him to watch The Avengers movie)...and talk fell on comics.  The more we talked, the more I missed the days of my youth reading, and looking for comics weekly.  The fire was re-ignited.

Now mind you, being out of comics for basically 14 years makes getting back into things a bit daunting.  I have missed a HUGE amount of MASSIVE where to start?  I start talking to a few old friends that notice me posting some of my favorite art/covers from comics gone by.  I have a few that help get me back up to speed a bit, and I settle on the Avengers vs X-Men collection.  I can't stop there right?  So I order a collected Dark Phoenix Saga (aa BIG fave in my younger years). Then I hit a couple half price books, and start nabbing some random older stuff (a BIG Cable bundle, random X titles) for fun. Next I hit the local comic shop (hehehhe(.  I decide to get the first 2 issues of Uncanny Avengers...I was going to go with the All New X-Men, but they were out of 3 of the first five, so that has to wait a bit.  I start to peruse the variant boxes, and "clearance titles" some SWEET variant issues of  Voltron (2011-2012) Dynamite Entertainment, and a  Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters (2011 - 2012) IDW Publishing #1.

I am back, and having a BLAST. (though catching up on SO many years of storylines, new characters, good people now evil (and vice versa) wil def take awhile LOL).