Now, now. Don’t really go burning comic books… unless you post a video of it on youtube, and then we’d like a hyperlink. Here is a quick rundown of goodies currently up for sale in my glorious eBay empire.
New Gods #9 has seen better days. If it does not sell in the next 24 hours it might go back in the box of “cool old comics with historical interest but not much street value.” It’s the issue that got me into this series, and the Bug’s pathos-drenched speech is a favorite comic book monologue of mine.
Issues of this Elektra limited series used to be priced higher, but they’ve come way way down since it got reprinted in TPB editions. I have the TPB and thought a 99 cent auction of a set of 6 of the 8 issues might get a bite, but no luck so far. Miller and Sienkiewicz offer up a mix of action-movie firepower and hallucinogenic sequences of mental illness, medication, and demons from hell. It’s a wild story.
The Essential Iron Fist Vol. 1 “phone book” style reprint includes all the legendary Claremont/Byrne issues. They don’t rock my world as much as they did when I was a teenager, but I got this to just be able to sit down and read them all in order in one go for once in my life! Mission accomplished.
Turtle Soup is a cool one-shot that belongs in any true Ninja Turtles fan’s collection. It has a cool dream sequence by Steve Bissette, which we’ve posted scans of before.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #9 and #10 should get a bite at 99 cents. The spines have a few creases, but the three-page splash fold-out in #10 is a thing of wonder. I’ve posted scans from it before, and hope it finds a good home now.
This first issue of Punisher War Journal features some of the earliest work Jim Lee produced for Marvel Comics, along with Carl “Alien Legion” Potts. It’s pretty good, but I think a true Punisher afficionado will appreciate it more than me. I put it up at 99 cents, but it looks like current eBay sales are between $10 and $20 for this one. We’ll see how it does.
Gobbledygook is another Ninja Turtles-related treasure from Mirage Studios in the late 1980s. It’s a sprawling affair with “pin-up” Turtle art, stories from various artists, and lots of non-turtle weirdness. I thought it would sell pretty fast at 99 cents, but it hasn’t seen any action after 3 weeks. Peeps don’t know what they’re missing here.
Last but not least, I listed a 7-issue Avengers run that includes the complete Red Zone storyline. The art is super cool, and the story of a red cloud of infectious agents released from a lab under Mount Rushmore is pretty compelling. Plus, She Hulk totally rages out of control, and Black Panther gets fed up with Red Skull’s racist nonsense and punches his bloody jaw right off his face. I doubt the eBay market is looking for this item right now, but the story is too good to consign to the trade-in pile just yet.