Comics History

It Came From the Back Room #13

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (even with school on holiday break right now), this amounts to a two-year project. This week, I’m on the letter “L.” As it turns out, there are no Marvel “L” regular series, so it’s all indy and DC titles for the time being. Here’s what’s new out on the discount racks: Legion of Super-Heroes: Yes, it’s actually only one title, but since it’s … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #12

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (even with school on holiday break right now), this amounts to a two-year project. This week, I’ve managed to finish “M” and get started on “L.” As it turns out, there are no Marvel “L” regular series (well, Logan’s Run, which lasted seven issues, but that’s under “Marvel Movie and TV Tie-ins”), so it’s all indy and DC titles for the time being. … Continue reading

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Complete Run of Classics Illustrated!

We just acquired a COMPLETE run of CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED from a long time collector! This includes #’s 1-169…a very difficult run to complete, as most CI aficionado’s are aware of! The overall general condition of the collection is in the Very Good range. Here are some key notables from the lot: #14 in Good- to Good (one of the rarer CI’s to find…Overstreet even in this grade is close to $200.00!),  #21 in VG+, #33 in VG, #43 in Fair, #66 in Fine, #74 in VG-, #117 in F/VF, #159 in Fine+, #167 and #168 in F/VF. About 25% of … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #5

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’ve currently finished the indy “M” books, and have started on the Marvel and DC “M” stuff.  Here are some of the titles I’ve been encountering: Ms. Tree For everyone who thinks that crime comics started with Brian Bendis or Ed Brubaker, here’s a true hard-boiled gem, an undeservedly-overlooked … Continue reading

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It Came From the Back Room #4

Standard recap: I’m slowly going through AABC’s one-million-plus back-issue room, restocking the boxes on the sales floor and pulling stuff to sell as discount/overstock/special items. I’m going through the alphabet backwards (don’t ask), and at my speed (especially with the school year now in full gear), this amounts to a two-year project. I’ve currently finished the letter “N” and started on the indy “M” books. Here are some of the titles I’ve been encountering: The Nam First published in 1986, The ‘Nam was that rarest of birds: a realistic, well-written war comic. Writer Doug Murray and editor Larry Hama were … Continue reading

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