Monday, December 31, 2012

Daredevil #5 and X-Men #8

I bought a couple more comics off the message boards over at the collectors society.  This time I bought a Daredevil #5 in VG as well as an X-Men #8 in VG+.

I also bought a lot of 71 silver age Marvel's at a bargain price.  The books are mostly lower grade but include some X-Men such as #9 and #10, an Amazing Spider-Man #43, Daredevil #'s 13 and 14, and a whole bunch of Journey Into Mystery/Thors and Avengers.  It will be fun to go through and add the ones I don't already have to my collection and sell the duplicates.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More of My SuperWorld Order

In addition to what I already posted, I also bought a bunch of Hulk comics, an Iron Man and Strange Tales book.

The Hulk books included 117, 124, 127, 132, 134, 136 and 138.  These range in grade from VG+ to F/F+ and in price from $3.50 to $7.50.

The Iron Man was issue #24 and Strange Tales #137.

As I previously mentioned, I ordered Amazing Spider-Man #24 and wasn't happy with it and Ted at SuperWorld happily accepted a return.  I ordered three Avengers books instead, which should be here in a few days.

I continue my search for a copy of Amazing Spider-Man #20.  I have an offer in at Metropolis Comics on a copy they're offering.  There's also a copy on Ebay I'm considering.

Monday, December 17, 2012

My Second SuperWorld Order

As I mentioned earlier, I place another, larger order with SuperWorld Comics as I was just as happy with this one, except for one book, which I've sent back.

I ordered an upgraded copy of Amazing Spider-Man #28, which is really hard to find in decent condition due to the black cover.

It was still more than I'd like to pay for a book in this condition, but I'm hoping to offset some of the cost by selling my old copy on Ebay.

I ordered 5 five more Avengers books including #'s 42, 51, 55, 56 and 62 in VG to VG/F condition.

I also got six Daredevil  comics including #21, 67, 69, 70, 74 and 78.

I'll post some more tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Avengers #15 and #17

Today I received a couple Avengers comics I bought from a guy on the Collectors Society forums.  No surprises here, they were exactly as described.

I also received my second order from SuperWorld Comics. It was very similar to my first.  Lots of books with subscription creases but in great shape otherwise.  There was one book I wasn't satisfied with: Amazing Spider-Man #24.  I agreed with the grade, but the defects included some browning on the front cover and a decent sized piece missing.  I emailed Ted at SuperWorld to see if I could return it.  He said (literally), No-problemo!  So, include excellent service to my first two experiences.  I'll be a customer there again!

I'll show some of the comics I bought in the next few days.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SuperWorld Comics Order

Yesterday I received an order from SuperWorld Comics.  It was my first order from them so it was a relatively small order to test their grading and service.

The lower priced, lower grade comics I typically order didn't have scan, just grades and very brief descriptions in the typical, abbreviated format.  The books I bought were 50% of their normal prices.  Normal prices appeared to be pretty close to Overstreet guide.

Shipping was very reasonable, just $7.50 for the 8 books.  I suppose if I was very diligent, I may have been able to find similarly graded and priced books on Ebay, but I think the cost of shipping them individually would have made them more expensive than this order.

I was impressed with what I received.  The books I ordered ranged in grade from VG to F-, with grades in between (VG+, VG/F).  Most of the books had subscription creases, which most sellers will list separately as a defect, but were not in this case.  All inside pages are white/off-white, and there are no pieces missing or writing.

However, most of these books would have easily been Fine or higher had it not been for the subscription crease.  I usually don't mind subscription creases, as it adds some character to the book in its "original" state.  Similarly, I don't mind date stamps.

I bought four Avengers books.  Avengers #27 was listed as VG+.

You can see the subscription crease.  There is some wrinkling of the front cover in the lower left and some pretty light stress lines on spine.

Avengers #40 was listed as VG.  The subscription crease isn't as noticeable due to the light color of the color.  There is also a vertical crease running the length of the book about an inch in from the left edge.  A few more minor stress lines on the spine, but otherwise nice.

Avengers #41 was listed as F-.  There is no subscription crease on this issue, but there are more stress lines around the spine and some stress lines at the staples, but it's a very solid book.

Avengers #72 was listed as VG/F.  There is a subscription crease on this one that is pretty pronounced, and wasn't a sharp enough crease to break the color.    There's also a horizontal wrinkle on the cover from the middle of the left edge about half-way through the cover.

I also ordered three Fantastic Four comics.

#60 was listed as VG+.  There is a very pronounced subscription crease but if not for that, it would easily be F/VF or better.

Fantastic Four #79 was listed as VG/F.  Another subscription crease, with more creasing at the top and bottom edges.  The spine is very nice as is the right edge.

Fantastic Four #97 was listed as VG+.  The subscription crease is similar to #79 and there are two horizontal wrinkles in the cover from the right edge about 3-4 inches in.  They are not noticeable unless you're looking at the book at an angle to the light.

Finally, I bought Daredevil #45, which was listed as F-.  No subscription crease but the bottom staple appears to have popped through the cover.  Other than that, the book is in great shape.

This completes my first order from SuperWorld Comics.  After taking  look at these books, at 50% off book price, I placed a larger, second order.  I ordered 22 more comics including a couple of upgrades to my Amazing Spider-man collection.  The two Spider-man books made up about half of the cost of the order.  The other 20 books are of similar grade to my first order and will fill some holes in my Avengers, Daredevil and Hulk collections as well as one Iron Man and one Strange Tales book.

Hopefully I'll be as happy with those books as I was with my first order.  So far, I am very happy with SuperWorld's grading and service.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Daredevil #6

Today I received a copy of Daredevil #6 that I bought on Ebay.  It's just as I expected it to be thanks to the good pictures the seller used in the auction.

Some the auctions I had up on Ebay ended over the weekend.  I did okay, not spectacular.  I have some more auctions up and have them listed in the Ebay widget on the right side of this blog.