Wednesday, October 10, 2012
So, Whatcha Buying?
Doug: What are you buying, and let's also take a look at the flipside -- are you getting rid of anything? A long time ago (can't recall the post, but I think it was in an Open Forum titled "Why I Am Being Driven Away From Comics") I said that I was looking to liquidate some of my comics, but knew I'd never even recover the msrp on the stuff from the past 20 years. Well, I found out that the Resident Director in my sons' dorm is a fan of the Marvel movies. Last time we were visiting I ran into him and asked if his wife would kill him if he came into some comics. He laughed and said no, probably not. I took that as an "in" to come home and fill up a longbox for the guy. He is now the proud owner of the run of Ultimate Fantastic Four, the New Avengers I'd accumulated, most of the "Heroes Reborn" mini-series, the first dozen or so issues of DC's The Brave and the Bold Perez vehicle, etc. I did throw in a little Bronze Age love, too -- hey, I have a heart you know!
Doug: My accumulations, then? I think I've mentioned that I recently purchased the first volume of the Spider-Man newspaper reprints, volume two of Thor: The Eternals Saga, and the Chronicles of Conan, volume 4. I'm patiently awaiting the arrival very soon of Legends of the Dark Knight: Alan Davis, which could be here within the week. You?