Finished reading AvX and I'm torn, the last 7 or so issues are surprisingly really good. First issues aren't quite frankly, it's like two different books in one. Also not a fan of the VS stuff except the last issue which had some hilarious one page AvX stories.
With all the binding issues it's a real pain to read the spreads, as a lot of small panels are smack in the middle of double page spreads and end up in the gutter.
Don't think I'll be keeping this, Marvel better not be adopting this binding for future large hardcovers as its terrible.
I sold my X-Men SA 1 at around $125 back when, I think they went even as high as $175 at times, but I was happy with that since it wasn't a book I was ever going to read again. If you need the $ right now, I'd post it with reserve or high starting price (but I know you know what you're doing in that regard ) otherwise I'd recommend holding onto it for a little while longer.
Also, think about this - a lot of folks get $ for Christmas, so perhaps more people will have disposable income as of 1/1/2013 and will be willing to bid higher on a collectible book then before Christmas. Good luck.
"No job is worth your integrity" - Herm Edwards
My review of Absolute Dark Victory
If I were a MOD I would ban anyone who uses the stupid word "omniboo."
Marvel cosmic needs Jim Starlin back. As long as he is prohibited from using the word 'myriad' ever again.
"Hold my Annihilus." - Johnny Storm, Captain of the Annihilation Wave Armada
Liefeld did create (or co-create) two of the more enduring new characters from that era: Deadpool and Cable. His personality doesn't bother me- I tend to avoid artist's "pseudo-celebrity" as it generally has nothing to do with the stories I read or how I enjoy them. I mean I would have to avoid Byrne, Miller, David and countless others if that were the case.
Random: I am humored by how many people hate on Silvestri's 80's X-men work, when he is one of my favorites. I loved the scratchy/sketchy look.