June 22, 2012

While looking through the 25 cent comic bin...


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  1. I give. What so special about Hulk #181 and is it really tastier than the other issues?

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  2. ^It's the debut of Wolverine.

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  3. http://hulk181.com/

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  4. Maybe he already owns Hulk 181 and eats any copy he finds to increase its rarity and value.

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  5. And perhaps a copy of Giant Size X-Men #1 for dessert.

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  6. Yes, Incredible Hulk #181 is in the quarter bins all over the country. that's one of the dirty little secrets of comics retailing. For every copy sold for $800, three have to be sold for a quarter.

    There are literally a million copies of Action Comics #1s there too.

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  7. HULK NOMS!

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  8. quarter bins are always full of collectables. such as rare gems like darker image #1.

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  9. You can't find gems in the bargain bin at stores that specialize in that item. You find deals like that at garage sales.

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    1. I don't know about that. It wasn't that long ago that I was digging through the bargain bins at my local comic shop. Once I got past all the Tarots, Wizard 1/2s, and Youngblood #1s, I was pleasantly surprised to find the entire run of Comico's The Elementals for 25 cents an issue. Not as rare as Hulk 181, but gems nonetheless.

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    2. Whoa! Lucky devil.

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    3. Probably the best Marvel (or DC) comic I have ever dug out of a bargain bin was a Fine copy of (Uncanny) X-Men 138.

      The most valuable comic I can remember digging out of a quarter bin was a Valeria the She-Bat #1 white cover with gold foil stamp from Continuity Comics. I was buying about 120 quarter comics and the guy was loading them in a short box for me and saw that one and said "You know, that used to be a $100 book." It still fetches about $20 from one of the tens of Continuity fans. Next would be a FN copy of Comico Primer 5.

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  10. You don't find much at garage sales anymore either because everyone thinks any comic more than a year old is worth millions.

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  11. Something like that sort of happened at my friend's shop a few years back - evidently, they hadn't done much (any?) research into the rarity of comics, and there was an apparently rare Cable comic in amongst their Marvel boxes they had out for customers to rifle through.

    An apparently very nice bloke found it and pointed out that they shouldn't have been selling it for the £1.99 price tag they had on it; I can't recall if he gave them a better price idea, it wasn't anything massive, probably around £20, but it does happen. Usually only if the people selling the comics have no idea about comic values but still...

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  12. Don't knock the quarter/freebie bin. I was able to find a mint copy of The Walking Dead #3 first printing in there about 5 years ago, simply because the store owner "didn't think the book had any potential." I won't even say how much I got for it on eBay.

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  13. Sadly, my local comic shop doesn’t sell old back issues anymore, and the quarter boxes are all very recent things.

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  14. The bargain bin is the best place to go to find key issues of Marvel's New Universe line. Unfortunately I already have every single issue in mint condition bagged and boarded. Same goes with Strikeforce: Morituri.

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  15. So that's why some comics are so hard to find.

    This guy ate them.

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