So...why don't they do that with more comics, then?
Hahaha- some stores DO!!! Maybe not so much anymore... but in the mid-90's? -Forget about it!!!
Yeah. I know soooooooo many rich comic stote owners.
Yes, because I know so many rich comic store owners.
Dear God Tim, he's onto your secret!
I have a copy of it...*cough* New52version *cough*
-You actually OWE everyone else money for having that...
I hope you laughed at him as you drove off in your Bentley. Or is it a Jag?
He knows!!! I am sure this will be on Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory show -"Comic Book Owners: The Next New World Global Bankers". Now I have to burn my 100 near mint issues in order to drive up the price. Thanks kid!
We have so many copies of the original Action Comics #1 that I use them for starting fires in the winter. That old paper burns soooo well in the fireplace.
aaaaaaaand that's why i paid 500 bucks for my copy of Spawn #1.
Hahahahahaha!!! -I'll give you a thousand for it, right now!
74-year-old paper holds up better than you think. BUT THEY DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT
I KNEW IT!
DeBeers runs the comic book stores? I'll be damned.
*Head desks*Oh for crying out loud...
Hmmmm....no "it's true" tag. Is that because its not true or ARE YOU JUST NOT SAYING IT IS TO PROTECT YOUR SECRET!
It's true, I picked up an Action Comics #1 for 5 euro's last September
Having spent some time observing in the comics retail trenches, let me lay down this rule-of-thumb for comic shop employees: Every jackass out there seems to own "the original Spiderman/Superman/etc" (that's how they'll refer to it, the original) and will get furious when you show then they're wrong. At the shop I used to work at (what now seems like ages ago) and attempt to sell the manager a copy of Action Comics #1. He wanted a buttload of cash for it and was enraged when it was pointed out to him that it was a 1988 reprint, and started shouting about being "ripped off". I saw it happen with people expecting big bucks for their bagged copies of "The Death of Superman" or the McFarlane Spiderman #1, come in wanting 500 bucks or so and start frothing at the mouth when told "no". (or they would make threats like "I'll report you to the Better Business Bureau!") I've seen it many times, people transforming into bile-spewing demons the instant they were told that their worthless crap was worthless crap. From comics like justifiably obscure dregs of the 80s black and white boom, and water-damaged 90's comics (b-b-b-b-but they're still in their foil wrappers, this is a special hologram edition number Zero issue!), to things like busted old Happy Meal toys, Beanie Babies. The venom these people spewed at hapless employees (myself included) was simply mind-blowing.
really cool blog. thanks for the posts.