Saturday, March 22, 2008

Acquisitions: Quarter Bin Bonanza

Earlier this week I visited a new comic store in town. Well, new to me anyway, as it's quite a distance from my place and I don't get to that area much. While I was there, I noticed they had about 10 longboxes worth of $.25 bins near the front of the store. I decided to wait until I had more time (and my list) to look through them, so I went back today. Man am I glad I did! Here's what I got: (again, by fanboy-ness)

Doctor Strange: Slim pickins in this area, I only managed to get one issue I didn't have before, issue 5 of Dr. Strange, Sorcerer Supreme, written by Roy Thomas. The only other Dr. Strange material I got was issues 32-37 of Guardians of the Galaxy (yes, you're reading that right) which guest stars Doc on a trip to the future, with Dormammu as the guest villain. I don't normally invest in guest appearances, but hey, for $1.50, I couldn't pass it up.

Moon Knight: Someone who sold a collection to this store sure did love Moon Knight, as I managed to pick up 37, 41, and 43-52 of Marc Spector, Moon Knight. This brings me within 40 issues or so of owning every Moon Knight comic ever published. Fanboys, rejoice!

Defenders: Again, not much here. The store has a large number of really nice Defenders issues, but only 1 of them was in the $.25 bin, number 149. The others are with the regular back issues, and while I'm missing a good number of them, I don't have the money to splurge right now. I did get their copy of #12 though, because it has an awesome cover and was only $6.

Random other stuff: I picked up a few things for Luke, namely 2 issues of The Outsiders, plus a couple issues of Conan, The Barbarian (which I may not have mentioned at the time. Hey Luke, Conan!). I found 5 issues of the various Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld series, all from the quarter bin, plus a random issue of Blue Devil. I got issue 2 of Jemm, Son of Saturn, because, why not? A random issue of Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu also found its way onto my pile, mostly because I don't own any kung-fu comics (well, except all those issues of Iron Fist...) and I think that's a shame.

I mentioned Strikeforce: Morituri in my last acquisitions post, and I managed to dig up 3 more issues of that series. If you haven't read these books before, I'd highly recommend it, and since you can usually find them in discount bins, you won't have to make a huge investment.

And finally, we get to my Green Arrow related finds. Here's the skinny:

There wasn't a ton of GA stuff in those boxes, but I did find a few treasures here and there. They had issues 25, 28, 29, 30, 44, 47, 49, and 97 of Green Arrow Vol. 2 (1988-1998) run. The only other Green Arrow issue I got was #13 of the modern series, since it had a super-awesome cover starring Onomatopoeia. I wouldn't have bothered it otherwise, since I have the trade already.

I think I got a pretty good haul, especially considering that I spent about $10 for the whole lot. That particular store has another location, which the guy behind the counter tells me has even more quarter bins. I won't be able to get over there for a couple weeks, but when I do, rest assured that I'll let you know what I find.

1 comment:

Luke said...

You mean to tell me you passed on those issues of Skrull Kill Krew? Snatch em up man, their time is now! (Seriously, it's Bendis, and it's Skrulls, you know somehow it'll tie-in to Secret Invasion.)

Also: Conan! Dude -- Awesome!