Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Visit To Mayhem - Silver Surfer #4

I was in Iowa this weekend and happened across a great store called Mayhem Comics, Cards and Games.

The main level had a large selection of new comics, graphic novels, games and cards.  None of which really interest me.

However, the lower level was filled with back issues and WALL BOOKS!  It's been a long time since I've been to a store with actual wall comics.  And there were a lot of them.  Some seemed pretty expensive to me, but some were very reasonable.

I bought a decent copy of Batman #229 with a Neal Adams cover.

And, I found a copy of Silver Surfer #4 to fill the hole in my collection!  It's not a mint copy, but it presents well.  It has some substantial water damage which is most apparent on the inside of the front and back covers, and is noticeable when holding the book because the right side of it is fairly wavy.

However, it presents well and after about 2 seconds of negotiation, bought it at a very reasonable price.

If I had more time and my want list with me, I'm sure I would have bought much more.  Maybe next time I'm in Iowa!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Couple Comic Store Finds

I don't find many comics in stores any more, mainly because there aren't many stores any more.

I was at Cedar Cliff Collectibles last weekend and found a couple $5 books, including a Giant Size Werewolf #3, and Thor #135.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Some Tecs

I really don't know why they're called "tecs".  Why choose letters in the middle of a word to shorten it?  Shouldn't they be called "dets"?

Anyway, earlier this year I bought a few Detective Comics from the CGCC boards.

 #396, #403 and #406 have Neal Adams' art and/or covers.