The Heckler (3/15/2012)
Does it have the tatooz insert in tact? Either way great pickup! Loved me some 238 when I was a kid. Intro to hobbie woot!
Its true, there is nothing like walking into a well stocked comic den and searching for goodies. I could spend all day doing that. But you cant beat the sheer selection available online. Easy to find that tricky isssue or htf gem.
Much bigger hit on the wallet when you go online though, its so darn easy to spend.
The real heart racing moments are when you find old comics in garage sales. Flipping through those stacks? Now thats like crack cocaine. Hellofadrug
I agree with all that
238 is a great story; interesting new bad guy; and we like the cover. A 1st app should have the character on the cover - Hulk #180 & Strange Tales #110 are examples of WRONG...
It's been a long time since I've seen a well stocked comic den. Fond memories. I remember one (a guy named Marv) - had about 10 long boxes of golden age in his 100+ box inventory (formerly his personal collection) - he didn't do very good at restocking... I remember one that was going out of business; 1st everything was half price, after a couple months everything left got marked down to ten cents - at that price, I spent hours filling 4 longboxes - including 6 NM- or better copies of Nova #1 and two F+ copies of Yak Yak (from Dell's Four Color series written and drawn entirely by Jack Davis)... There was one bookstore that had comics - unbagged in Tide boxes - on sheves in the restroom... Used bookstores were great fun, and every town had several; often there was a cat who lived there. There was one bookstore I used to frequent that had all used paperbacks and comics for 6/$1 - I'm not very picky at that price.
Amazon killed those stores. And various taxes, if you're selling used books for pennies apiece, you have to keep overhead costs very low.
crack cocaine doesn't take up as much space