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    Kicking the hornet's nest Jezebel Bond's Avatar
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    Default What's your 2012 classic comic deal of the year?

    Meaning your best purchase of the year, in terms of cost or sentimental value?

    My runner up would be a Amazing Spider-Man #33 in FINE- which cost me $3...but I got this pair from someone who just wanted to liquidate a pile of books at a sale. The kicker...Ghost Rider being sold by Jehovah's Witnesses at a fund raiser a couple weeks ago...but I'm pretty much certain these ladies never looked at the inner pages.



    This pair cost me $5 each...I rebagged them but after looking through them, I'd say one's a 9.0-9.2 and the other around 7.5. Spent $150 in all for 38 books (8 were free)
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    Hi Jez and happy holidays to you - its a great question you asked. Hard to say what was 'the' classic deal/comic for 2012. There were so many. I guess the thing I liked most about comics this year was that my spending was way down on previous years (though by comparison, I don't generally spend much anyway). I think 2012 I became more attuned to my inner-self and I got to make a lot of people happy by giving so many comics to charity. So that for me is the best thing for 2012.

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    I bought Warlock 1-15 on ebay for about 2 bucks each.
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    World's Finest Comics #2 for $140.


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    I bought a ton of great stuff this year -- the huge lots of romance stuff come to mind, as does picking up more than half the Marvel Conan run for under a dollar each -- but I think my top acquisitions were both Archie related, which is sort of funny because I wasn't even collecting Archie when the year began.

    I bought the original art to the entire issue of Jughead vol. 2 #112, kept the cover and three half-splash pages, and sold the remaining pages. I ended up actually making a small profit, so on top of getting the art I wanted basically for free I also ended up with a big pile of back issues to boot. So my first foray into the world of original art was a big success in my book.





    On a somewhat related note, I also bought a beat up but complete copy of Jughead vol. 1 #1 from 1949 for $22, or less than a quarter guide. Very happy with this purchase.

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    Great to see photos! Thanks

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    Hmmm going to be a toss up for me....I would have to go with my copy of ASM 97 that cost me all of $12. Easily a solid upper FN grade and a signature of Gil Kane to boot. Second would be Batman #251 which just came in the other day. It is a solid VG+ and cost me next to nothing. Third would be the huge lot of 467 comics I bought, out of which I have already broke even selling stuff I did not want and got to keep around 80 comics I wanted to boot. Essentially, free comics. Been a good year for me for expanding into other series and I will continue that into 2013
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    For me it was finding a F/VF copy of Avengers Annual 10 (1st Rogue) in a dollar bin, which allowed me to turn around and trade my NM copy to a local dealer for a large chunk of the early Warlord run I had been eyeing for a time. For the Annual I got First Issue Special 8 in Fine plus 25-30 issues of Warlord pre-#75. Considering I had only paid $1 for the NM copy of Annual 10 when I first started collecting Avengers' back issues in high school, it was $2 for a large chunk of Grell's Warlord in the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkfloydsound17 View Post
    Third would be the huge lot of 467 comics I bought, out of which I have already broke even selling stuff I did not want and got to keep around 80 comics I wanted to boot.
    That's the spirit! I usually employ this technique whenever I order books from Mile High...a couple dozen which includes my own. After I sell off the surplus, I get my money back netting my 6-8 books for free. It's fun when the commodity side of comics becomes self-financing, means there's more cash to spend on other books.

    Although I have a challenge next year, I want to focus on single key issues rather than runs or mixed lots...still need a high-grade Spidey #50 (first Kingpin), #27 (5th Goblin) and #129 (first Punisher). And all those 70s Batman books with Ra's Al Ghul.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaxper View Post
    World's Finest Comics #2 for $140.

    Wow!

    Truly awesome!

    I thought snagging Time Spirits 1-8 for ten bucks was a good deal, but you bought a piece of real history.

    Have you read it, or would the condition it's in make that too hazardous a proposition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    Have you read it, or would the condition it's in make that too hazardous a proposition?
    I never buy a comic I won't read. Just waiting for the right moment to fully savor the experience

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    Probably not the 'Best' deal I made all year, but Superman #10 from 1941 was a good enough buy, and the current crown jewel of my collection.

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    Probably not the 'Best' deal I made all year, but Superman #10 from 1941 was a good enough buy, and the current crown jewel of my collection.
    Very nice! What did it set you back?

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    Great to see a couple of Golden Age classics...hoping to add a few more wartime era books this year.
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    I got John Buscema's awesome GN Conan The Rogue, which sells for $100 or more here in the States from a seller on Ebay Germany for 30 Euros plus s&h. (about $55 total).


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