Howdy. I was wondering if any of you fine folk would be interesting in doing some trading. I know there's already a trading thread elsewhere on the CBR message boards, but what I have in mind is a little different.
See, the thing about the trading board is that most people posts lists of what they want and what they have available in exchange. My problem is that I already have all the the comics I specifically want (with a few exceptions). So what I'm looking for now isn't a specific series or back issue but just the chance to read classic comics, get a taste of different stuff and maybe find something new. Because of that, when I shop on ebay or at shows, I often find myself just buying random piles of whatever catches my eye. This also means, though, that now I have all of those piles sitting around my house taking up space. And I'm guessing I'm not the only one who owns a lot of extra comics that maybe aren't vital to their collection.
So what I thought we might do if some of you folk are interested is, instead of posting what we want, we post what we already have along with maybe just some basic guidelines (such as "I'm interested in war and romance comics") and then send each other some mystery classic comics. I was thinking maybe 10 comics at a time to equalize the shipping and make sure that even if we get a couple things we've already read there will be other goodies. That way, we can all get a chance to read some new stuff and, who knows, maybe find a title, artist or writer that we've never discovered before. Plus, it's fun to pop open a batch of comics not knowing what you're going to find.
Since this was my crazy idea, I'll start by posting what I'm interested in and what I already have so you know not to send me that stuff. And if anyone wants to exchange some batches of mystery classic comics, PM me with your address and I'll ship some off.
What I Like: Pre-1980 genre comics from the Big Two (so romance, war, horror, western, fantasy, etc.) or pre-1976 DC Superhero stuff. And anything pre-code from any publisher.
What I Have: I already have full runs of genre stuff like Jonah Hex, Warlord, Rom, Unknown Soldier, The Losers, Sgt. Fury (well, except #1-5) and Ghost Rider. For superheroes I have everything I need from Avengers, Captain America and Thor; I'm pretty much familiar with everything Marvel did.