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Date Listed 30-Nov-16
Address Edmonton, AB T5T5R5
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Video games. Comic books. Collectible crap.

I'm just not into it anymore. Haven't been for years. Maybe it's because of work. Maybe it's a mid-life crisis. Maybe those aliens did more than just probe me. Whatever the reason, I just want this stuff gone.

Like my comic book collection.

It consists of over 300 comic books from mostly the mid 1980's Now, full disclosure, I bought them to read back in the day. I kept them in bags and was careful with them but I never treated them like they were bubble children. I touched them. I read and re-read them so they are NOT in mint condition. I'm not a comic book scientist so I have no clue what the official condition is but, in my amateur opinion, they look fair and above.

I have some issues from the 70's when I was a little kid and those are not in fair condition. In fact, I'm sure I didn't even include most of them in my assessment of the collection. I also have a variety of other issues I never bothered including on the spreadsheet (included Spawn #1, a Batman/Judge Dredd - Judgment on Gotham crossover as well as a Batman VS Predator crossover plus a crap ton more) because it just became too overwhelming.

I also have a Secret Wars #8, when Spiderman gets his black symbiote costume, but that one I found on the playground when I was a kid so it's in bad shape. I listed it but didn't put a price for it because, well, it's in THAT bad of shape. But it makes for a good reader. (Hey, don't judge me. I saved it from the playground but there was only so much a kid could do!)

The crown jewels of this collection are the Macfarlane comics. You know, that overrated horrible artist known as Todd Macfarlane. I have Amazing Spiderman #294 up to #303. I also have a bunch of Incredible Hulk's that he drew as well. I could only take so much of his work and, in fact, he was the reason I stopped buying comics. I hated his work that much. However, I don't hate it enough that I'm just going to give these comics away. I'm a moron, not a...no, wait. How does that go?

There's also a couple of key Batman, Superman, Star Wars and Wolverine issues plus some above average Uncanny X-Men. And yes, there's some eye rolling stuff like Groo the Wanderer, Speedball, Plastic Man and Venom comics. I bought them for the stories back then, not in the hopes that they would appreciate in value. Plus I was addicted to Nyquil and Sweet Tarts during that time. I lost count how many bad decisions I made (don't get me started on my less-than-fashionable mullet).

Anyway, your best bet is to ask for a copy of the Excel document I have. On it, I list the comic name, issue number, cover price and value. Keep in mind, it's not a pants-wetting, mind blowing, wad shooting compilation of WOW! It's a kid's comic collection with SOME good stuff mixed in.

VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The value price on the sheet is for my morbid curiosity only. It's based on best case scenario and to give me a point of reference. I am NOT looking to get anywhere close to this number. Once again, it was just for my own curiosity and to satisfy some weird OCD that I have.

Now here's where it sucks for everyone, especially me.

I am not selling this off piece by piece. I know most people gave up reading three sentences in but here it is in black and white. I've tried in the past and it's a royal pain in the butt. It's got to be an all or nothing kind of deal. It sucks because it makes it almost impossible for me to move this but...well...what can I say? Did I mention I was a moron? Yes? Good. It still stands.

But if you're looking to start someone on the road to collecting comics of some value, this is a good place to start. Comics of the early '90's are barely worth their cover price (there are a few of those in this collection as well) so this collection from the mid-80's isn't a bad way to go. But, again, I'm no comic scientist. What the heck do I know? (Apparently, nothing.)

On a positive note, when these don't sell, they will be the foundation for a very glorious bonfire I have planned. Because I am done obsessing over these things and am eerily fine with using them all for kindling (minus the bags, of course). And, really, what a better ending to the dark reign of Todd Macfarlane!

So feel free to ask for the spreadsheet to see all the comics or to leave your contact info so I can send you an invite to the fire.

And if you're interested in making a deal, keep in mind it's pick up only in Edmonton.

Look for my other ads to see what all I'm getting rid of. Whatever doesn't sell within the month will literally be burned in a bonfire as though the Human Torch had a personal vendetta against me. And, because I'm asked a lot, you CAN come to the fire but there will be a cover charge. Maybe there'll be enough for bail when I get arrested for burning toxic items in a downtown alleyway.
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