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About Alan

Alan Giroux, co-owner and founder of AABC is the heart and soul of All About Books and Comics! Alan is the master of acquiring our massive back issue inventory (over one million comics in stock). With 28+ years of comic retailing Alan's expertise in back issue comics is unmatched. Got something to sell? Contact Alan!

GETTING OFF MY DUFF #53

Hey Gang, I just wanted to thank everyone who’s shown interest in the stupendous collection of Golden Age we acquired last month. It’s been a wonderful rush to grade and price the books, and to be honest, a big plus monetarily for the store in a month that’s normally very slow sales wise. We have some killer auctions coming up in the next few weeks. Here’s a quick breakdown on some of the upcoming selections: DETECTIVE COMICS #164, MORE FUN COMICS #96, BATMAN #26, GREEN HORNET #14, and WORLD’S FINEST #14! And oh man, did I forget to tell you … Continue reading

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GETTING OFF MY DUFF #52

Hello everyone, I never thought I would have a day where I told my customers that I’m drowning in GOLDEN AGE comics books, but that’s been the case lately! Marsha and I just completed another big batch of books that now adorn the south wall above the new comic racks. There’s lots of “funny animal” type GA books here, with excellent interior artists like Carl Barks and Walt Kelly. It’s just been a pleasure bagging and pricing these gems. I should have the entire wall filled with these 1940’s treasures by Wednesday. And our special “one week” only auction concludes … Continue reading

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GETTING OFF MY DUFF #51

Hello everyone! This Wednesday begins our special “One Week Auction” event that features 12 mouthwatering Golden Age (1940’s) comics from the 650 piece collection we just received! Just take a gander at some of the notables from this selection: ACTION COMICS #76, ADVENTURE COMICS #83, BOY COMMANDOS #5, featuring Simon and Kirby, HANGMAN #8, STAR SPANGLED COMICS #31, and WOW COMICS #23! We’re offering a BUY IT NOW feature on each of these books, so to insure you receiving one of these classic gems, we urge you to use this option. (Auction starts 1/13 and ends 1/20) Another 50 or … Continue reading

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GETTING OFF MY DUFF #50

Hello everyone! Marsha has been handling blog duties the last few weeks, so it goes without saying, I need to…GET OFF MY DUFF with this 50th post! For all of you who know me, I’m not lazy. Actually, I’m a bit hyper. And I’m especially hyper this week, cuz I’ve picked up some really cool stuff this week to share with you! I live for Silver Age comics, and a great selection of 160 SA DC’s filtered in last Wednesday to make my day. All my favorites are included here, i.e., DETECTIVE COMICS, FLASH, GREEN LANTERN, etc. I’ll be done … Continue reading

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Getting off My Duff #49

We hope you have been enjoying the holidays. It is hard to believe 2009 is almost gone! There is still time to celebrate with all of us at AABC. Wed. is usually the best day of the week at AABC because it is “new comic” day:) Tomorrow is Wed. and this is the first time in 28 years that there isn’t a traditional shipment! Instead of a new shipment this week there is a special event happening. Most Wanted Wednesday The Marvel New Year’s Eve, Eve Party! Come in tomorrow, Wed. Dec. 30th and get Marvel’s Origin of Siege and … Continue reading

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