Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Comic Book Collecting Post Mortem

Well, it looks like the time has finally come. I am selling my comic collection. It isn't a good time financially to be doing so, but being out of work and selling my house means I could use the money and the extra space they would take up in storage. I am also completely sick and tired of lugging these boxes around the world Please note, as someone who has move to Australia and back, that "around the world" bit isn't an exaggeration.




As I said in the title, this post is my comic book collecting post-mortem. What follows is my general history of my collecting of comics and then an inventory dump. Jay from Maximum Comics is supposed to come pick them up tomorrow. I should note that I am keeping everything Neil Gaimen wrote, the rest of the "Miracle Man" series, "Alan Moore's Neonomicon", "Alan Moore's Writing for Comics", and the "Walking Dead" series.

I kind of started collecting way back in the 70's. I say, "kind of" because I was just a young kid and collecting meant buying them in the book store and stacking them up in my room. I would occasionally sell them in front of the BX (Base Exchange, the Air Force Base store in San Vito, Italy where my father was stationed) for 10 to 25 cents each. They only cost 25 to 35 cents at the time. The money I earned would go to buy new comics. I kept none of those comics unfortunately and shudder to think of the condition they would have been in.

Even before that, I somewhat remember my very first comic book. I remember being at the air port in Panama City, Florida when I was about 4. This was probably a year before we moved to Italy. My mother bought me a comic book to keep my occupied while we waited for what ever it was we were waiting for. I am pretty sure it was "The Defenders" #31. I just checked and I have a number of issues around #31 but not #31 itself. I distinctly remember Nighthawk landing in a park holding a brain in a bowl. In #32-34 there is something about a brain in a bowl, but not that scene exactly. As a four-year old, I loved Nighthawk's costume. It was dark blue, trimmed with yellow and a red cape. He also had this cool bird symbol on his chest. I begged my mother to make me a Nighthawk costume for Halloween. Unfortunately for me she managed to distract and avoid the issue long enough that my young mind forgot about it by the time Halloween rolled around..

My actual "serious collecting" began in the early 80's while I was in Jr. High School. "Herb's Play World" was near my house and "Page After Page" comics was on the 4 mile bike ride home if we went the long way. "Friendly Neighborhood Comics" (the sign just read "Comics") was actually the first comic shop in Vegas, but it was a bit further away and not a very friendly store (at least not to nerdy Jr. High kids).

When doing the inventory below, I used Comics Price Guide to look up the approximate values of the issues. I noted all the comics that I found whose condition range of 8 to 9.4 was listed at $10 or more. So the range of dollars you see in the notes for some comics is the 8 to 9.4 values. Granted this is just a guide estimate and I was using it to get a general idea of what might be worth something. A lot of the comics were worth their cover price and some even less than that. There were a lot of disheartening moments when I noted that comics that used to be worth a good chuck of change were hardly worth anything anymore. For example look at Alan Moore's "Saga of the Swamp Thing" issues and Frank Miller's "Daredevil" issues. Hey, remember when Lobo used to be the hottest character around in the 90's? Yeah, DC sure did milk him to death. But I remember when his first appearance in "Omega Men" #3 was a hot comic because of that popularity.  There were also cases where I thought I had a comic that is worth something only to find that my collection skips that very issue. Note my "New Mutants" issues: 1-68, 94-97, 99-100. #87 is the first appearance of Cable ($60ish) and #98 is the first appearance of Deadpool ($180ish).

Anyway, what follows is a quickly done inventory of the collection pictures in the boxes above. I will note that there are two collection's here as I didn't bring everything with me Australia. I didn't merge them the two collections when I got back, so there were two separate inventories. The list below was merged in Excel. If you see a title listed twice that is why. Also Excel tried to convert some of my issue ranges into dates, "1-3" becoming "Jan 3," but I think I manged to fix that.

Title
Issues
Notes


100 Bullets (1999)
30, 81

1st Issue Special (1975)
8
8 is $13.00-$26.00 first DC Warlord

30 Days of Night (2002)
3, Annual 2004

30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales (2004)
1, 4-5, 7-8

30 Days of Night: Dead Space (2006)
1-3

30 Days of Night: Return to the Barrow (2004)
1-6. Double 2, 4-6

Absolute Sandman (2006)
Special Edition
Reprints issue 1 as a promo

Absolute Vertigo (1995)
1

Action Comics
596, 598, 601-607, 610-612, 687, Annual 1

Adventures of Super-man
436-437, 501

After the Cape (2007)
1-2

After the Cape II (2007)
1-3

Akira
1,35-38

Alan Moore’s Neonomicon
1D
Jacen Burrows Auxiliary Edition. Limited 2000

Alan Moore’s Writing for Comics (2003)
1

Albion (2005)
1-3, 6

Alf
1

Alice Cooper: The Last Temptation
1-3

Alien Legion (1887)
1-5, Double 3

Alien Legion (1984)
1-14, 18-20

Alien Worlds (1982)
6

Aliens vs. Predator (1990)
1

Alpha Flight (1983)
1-14, 16-17, 51-56, Giant Sized Annual 2, Double 17

Amazing Spider-man (1963)
293-295, 334-341, 345, 519-524, 526, 528, 530, 532, 535-538, 540-587, Annual 21-22, 24, 35, Variant 545, Annual 21, Double 536, 538

Amazing Spider-man: Swing Shift (2007)
1A
“Director’s Cut”

American Century
2-12, Double 12

American Virgin (2006)
1-22, Double 9, 20

Angela (1994)
1-3

Anima (1994)
9-10

Animal Man (1988)
Annual 1

Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat
1, 6, 8-9

Annie (1982)
1

Aquaman: Sword of Atlantis (2006)
40-56, Variant 40

Arak (1981)
1-7, 11-23, 25, 30

Arcana the Books of Magic
1
Annual for the series? Can’t find.

Arion (1982)
1

Army @ Love (2007)
1-6, 8-11

Astonishing X-Men (2004)
17, 20-24 Variant 20

Avengers (1963)
116-118, 223, 240, 263, 291-296, Annual 10-11
116-118 is $25.00-$50.00 (condition?),  Annual 10 is $20.00-$40.00 first appearance of Rogue and in-joke Maddy Pryor little girl.

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II (2007)
1-8

Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
1-21, Annual 1, Special 1

Azrael: Agent of the Bat (1997)
91

Batgirl (2000)
24, 27, 29 Double 24

Batman (1940)
404-407, 415, 417-424, 599-603, 605, 608, Annual 12
404 is $20.80-$26.00, 405 is $16.00-$20.00, 406 is $14.40-$18.00, 407 is $12.80-$16.00 (Year One), 417-419 (Ten Nights of the Beast)

Batman and the Outsiders (1983)
5

Batman Puniser: Lake of Fire (1994)
1

Batman vs. Predator (1991)
1-2, Variant 1A, 1B, Double 1, 1A, 1B, 2

Batman/Grendel: Devils Bones (1996)
1-2

Batman: Gotham Knights (2000)
25-28, 30-31, Double 25

Batman: Grendel (1993)
1-2, Double 2

Batman: Houdini (1993)
1

Batman: In Darkest Knight (1994)
1

Batman: Judgment on Gotham (1991)
1, Double 1

Batman: Legends Of The Dark Knight (1989)
Halloween Special 2
Cover autographed by Jeff Loeb

Batman: Master of the Future
1

Batman: The 10 Cent Adventure
1

Batman: The Cult (1988)
1-2, Triple 3

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986)
1-4
1 is $64.00-$80.00, 2 is $24.00-$30.00

Batman: The Killing Joke (1988)
1, Double 1
1 is $38.40-$48.00

Beauty and the Beast (1985)
1-4

Beowulf  (Movie Adaption) (2007)
1-2

Birds of Prey (1999)
39-41, 43, Double 39

Black Coat, The (2007)
1

Black Diamond Effect, The
1, Variant 1

Black Orchid (1988)
3, Double 3

Black Orchid (1993)
1-19, 21-22, Annual 1

Black Panther (1988)
1-4

Black Panther (2005)
7

Black Widow: Pale Little Spider (2002)
2-3

Blackhawk (1988)
1-3

Blade Runner (1982)
1-2

Blood and Shadows (1996)
2

Blood and Water (2003)
1-5

Blood of the Demon (2005)
1-4

Blood: A Tale (1996)
1-4, Double 1-3

Blue Beetle (1986)
20-21

Book of Ballads and Sagas (1995)
1-2

Books of Faerie (1997)
1-3

Books of Faerie: Molly’s Story (1999)
1-4

Books of Magic (1990)
1-4 double 1-4
1 First appearance of Tim Hunter

Books of Magic (1994)
1-41, 43, 46-48, 50-54, 56, 60, 70-75, Annual 1, Double 4, 14, 21-24,33, 41

Books of Magick: Life During Wartime (2004)
1-15

Booster Gold (1986)
24-25

Boris the Bear (1987)
9-10

Boris the Bear (1989)
13

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 (2007)
1-22
Probably some variant covers in there

Cable & Deadpool (2004)
17

Cable: Blood & Metal (1992)
1

Camelot 3000 (1982)
1-7, 9-12

Captain America (1968)
268, 241, 336-346, Double 337, 339-340, Annual 8

Captain America (2004)
1, 3-4, 6, 9-16, 20, 23-46, Alex Ross Variant 34, 65th Anniversary Special, Director’s Cut 25

Captain Atom (1987)
11, 16-17

Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew (1982)
1-15, 17

Captain Marvel (2008)
1-5

Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers (1981)
3

Cerebus (1977)
0, 139-140, 142-146, 148-156, 158-161, 166-169, 171, 173-221, Companion 2, World Tour 1995

Checkmate (1988)
1-6

Chiaroscuro (1995)
1-4

Children’s Crusade (1993)
1-2

Cinder and Ashe (1988)
1-4

City of Heroes (2005)
1-2, 1B

Civil War (2006)
1-7  Double 1

Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
1

Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
1

Civil War: Files (2006)
1

Civil War: Front Line (2006)
1-11,  Double 1

Civil War: Opening Shot Sketchbook (2006)
1

Civil War: The Confession (2007)
1

Civil War: The Initiative (2007)
1

Civil War: The Return (2007)
1

Civil War: War Crimes (2007)
1

Classic X-men (1986)
1-26

Cloak & Dagger (1983)
1-4

Code of Honor (1996)
1-4

Conan the Barbarian Movie Special (1982)
1-2

Concrete Celebrates Earth Day (1990)
1

Conqueror of the Barren Earth (1985)
1

Constantine: Movie Adaption (2005)
1

Cool World (1992)
1, Double 1

Coyote (1983)
1-4

Criminal (2006)
1-10

Criminal (2008)
1-7

Cross Roads (1988)
1

Crossing Midnight (2007)
1-19,  Double 6, 12

D.P.7 (1986)
1-8, 18-24

Daily Bugle: Civil War (2006)
1

Daredevil (1964)
181-184, 187, 189-200, 204-205, 208, 210, 212-213, 215, 218, 220, 223, 226-233, 235-240, 245-246, 248-259, 284-343, 345-361, 363-364, 367-368, Annual 9, Double 183-184, 196, 228-229, 231-231, 233, 245, 255-256, 302
181 is $15.00-$30.00 Death of Elektra, 227-233 is Born Again

Daredevil (1999)
2-24, 30, 34-35, 38-42, 45-47, 49-115, Annual 1, Double 22, 35,96
2 is $11.20-$14.00 42, 46, 49, 57, 61-64, 66, 69, 76-81 Cover autographed by Alex Maleev

Daredevil: Blood of the Tarantula (2008)
1

Daredevil: The Man without Fear (1993)
1-5

Daredevil: The Target (2003)
1, Double 1

Dark Days (2003)
1-6

Dark Horse Insider (1995)
1

Dark Horse Presents: Aliens (1992)
1

Dark Knight Strikes Again (2001)
1-3, Double 1-2, Triple 3

Dark Sector (2007)
0

Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born (2007)
1-7

Dark Tower: The Long Road Home (2008)
1-5

Dark Tower: Treachery (2008)
1-5

Darkhold (1992)
1
Sealed in Poly bag

Darkness (2002)
1, Variant 1

Dazzler (1981)
1-21, 23-42, Double 1

DC Sampler (1983)
1-2

DC versus Marvel (1996)
1

DC/Marvel All Access (1996)
1-2

Deadly Foes of Spider-man (1991)
1

Deadman (2002)
1-3

Deadman (2006)
1-10

Deadman: Dead Again (2001)
1-5

Death Gallery (1994)
1

Death Jr. (2005)
1-3

Death Jr. (2006)
1-2

Death Talks About Life (1994)
1

Death: The High Cost of Living (193)
1-3, Double 1-3, Platinum Edition 1
Platinum Edition is $32.00-$40.00 1-3 x2 all autographed on cover by Chris Bachalo. NOT Platinum Edition, I accidently left it at home that day.

Death: The Time of Your Life (1996)
1-3

Deathblow (1993)
Variant 1A

Deathlok (1991)
1-7

Decade of Dark Horse (1996)
1

Decimation: House of M The Day After (2005)
1

Defenders (1972)
1-17, 32-81, 86-135, 137-140, 146, 150, 152, Annual 1, Giant Sized 1-5, Double 120, 137
1 is $80.00-$160.00, 2 is $30.00-$60.00, 3-5 are $20.00-$40.00, 6-7 are $13.00-$26.00, 8-9 are $16.00-$32.00, 10 is $40.00-$80.00, 11 is $17.00-$34.00, 15 is $11.00-$22.00, 16 is $10.00-$20.00, Giant Sized 1 is $21.00-$42.00, GS2-5 are around $11.00ish-$28.00ish. GS3 is first appearance of Korvak

Demon (1986)
1-2

Destiny: A Chronicle of Deaths Foretold (1997)
1-3, one-sheet, Double 1-3

Destroyer Duck (1982)
1
First appearance of Groo. This is the comic by Steve Gerber and Jack Kerby to raise money for the Howard the Duck lawsuit against Marvel in the 1980’s.

Detective Comics (1937)
582, 585-590, 766-773, Annual 1, Double 582, 766-769

Dhampire: Stillborn (1996)
1

Disney’s Aladdin (1994)
4

DMZ (2006)
1-22, 30-39

Doctor Zero (1988)
1-2, Double 1

Doom Patrol (1987)
67, Annual 2

Down (2005)
1

Dr. Strange (1974)
1-5
1 is $40.00-$80.00, 2 is $13.00-$26.00

Draft, The (1988)
1

Dragonslayer (1981)
1-2

Dreaming, The (1996)
1-19, 23-25, 29, 33, 35-60, Double 1-2, 6-8, 10-11, 17, 58

Dynamo 5 (2007)
1-10, Double 3

Echo (2008)
1-5

Electra: Root of Evil (1995)
1-4

Elektra Assassin (1986)
1

Elfquest: New Blood (1992)
1

Elric of Melnibone (1983)
1-2, 4-6, Double 5

Endless Gallery (1995)
1

Enigma (1993)
1-4, Double 1

Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing (1996)
1-7, 11

Eternal Warrior (1992)
1-4

Eternals (2006)
1-7, Sketchbook, Variant 3-4
Variant 3 is $14.40-$18.00

Eternals Sketchbook (2006)
1

Everquest Online Adventures: The Quest for Darkpaw (2002)
1, Double 1

Everquest: Ruins of Kunark (2001)
1, Double 1

Everquest: Transformation (2002)
1, Double 1

Ex Machina (2004)
1-33, 35-40, Double 12, 26

Ex Machina Special (2006)
1

Ex Machina: Inside The Machine (2007)
1

Ex Machina: Masquerade Special (2007)
1

Excalibur (1988)
1-24, 26-32, 36, 38-42, 44-46, Double 6, 36, Octette 1

Excalibur (2004)
14

Excalibur Special: The Sword is Drawn (1987)
1, Double 1

Excalibur: Air Apparent (1991)
1

Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem (1989)
1

Excalibur: The Possession (1991)
1

Exiles (2001)
69-71, 76, Double 71

Exterminators (2006)
1-30

Extremist, The (1993)
1

Fables (2002)
1-81, #1 Special Edition, Double 5
1 is $19.20-$24, 2 is $9.60-$12.00

Fables: The Last Castle (2003)
1

Faker (2007)
1-6

Fall of the Hulks: Red Hulk (2010)
1
1 Autographed on cover by Jeff Parker

Fallen Angel (2006)
1-2, 5-7

Fallen Angels (1987)
1-8
2 per bag

Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
1-5

Family Guy (2006)
2-3
No numbers on cover

Fantastic Four (1961)
243-245, 250, 286, 300, 312, 314, 348-349, 489, 554-559, Annual 21, 23, Double 489, 557, Annual 21

Fantastic Four Roast (1982)
1

Fantastic Four versus The X-men (1987)
1, 3

Fantastic Four: House of M (2005)
1-3

Fell (2005)
1-9

Fight for Tomorrow (2002)
1-3

Filth (2002)
1-12

Firestar (1986)
1-4

Firestorm: The Nuclear Man
67-68

Flash (1987)
1-17, 48-52, 54-56, 58-60, Annual 1, 4, Retail 1, Double 1-9, 14

Flash Gordon (1988)
1-4, Double 3

Flash TV Special (1991)
1

Forgotten Realms: Homeland (2005)
1-2

Fray (2001)
1-8, Double 2

Freaks of the Heartland (2004)
1, 3-5

Freshmen (2005)
1-6, Yearbook, Double 2

Freshmen (2006)
2, 4-6

Friendly Neighborhood Spider-man (2005)
1-24, Annual 1, Variant 24, Double 14

Further Adventures of Indiana Jones (1983)
1-5

Fury of Firestorm (1982)
1-5, Double 1-5

G.I. Joe (1982)
1-25, 38, 64
Some are 2 per bag

Geek, The (1993)
1

Gen 13 (2002)
0

Generation M (2005)
1-5, Double 1

Ghost Rider (1973)
8-9, 21-22, 35, 68-74, 78-80

Ghost Rider (1990)
15, 28, Annual 1
Annual 1 Poly bagged sealed and autographed Chris Bachalo & Howard Mackie and marked as being 29 of 250

Ghost Rider (2006)
12-13

Ghost Rider/Blaze: Spirits of vengeance (1992)
1

Ghostdancing (1995)
1-5

Giant-sized Avengers Special (2008)
1

Girls (2005)
1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-24

Give Me Liberty (1990)
1-4

Glamourpuss (2008)
1-2

Goddess (1995)
1-2

Green Arrow (1988)
1-8, Annual 1, Double 1-5

Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters (1987)
1-3

Green Lantern Corps (1986)
220-221

Gremlins (2006)
1

Grendel (1986)
3, 6, 11-12, 15-20, 24-33
24-33 Autographed by Matt Wagner, 24-31, 33 Autographed by John K. Snyder III

Grendel Cycle (1995)
1

Grendel Tales: Devil’s Choices (1995)
1-4

Grendel Tales: Devil’s Hammer (1994)
1-3

Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths (1994)
1-2

Grendel Tales: Four Devils, One Hell (1993)
1-6

Grendel Tales: Homecoming (1994)
1-3

Grendel Tales: The Devil in Our Midst (1994)
1-5

Grendel Tales: The Devil May Care (1995)
1-4, 6

Grendel: Devil by the Deed (1993)
1

Grendel: God and the Devil (2003)
0-10

Grendel: War Child (1992)
1-10

Griffin, The (1991)
1-3

Grips (1986)
3-4

Groo (1994)
1-5, 7-8, 10-12

Groo Special (1984)
1

Groo the Wanderer (1982)
1-8
2 per bag

Groo the Wanderer (1985)
1-44, 70-73, 79-87, 92, 104-105, 107-119
Some 2 per bag

Groo: 25th Anniversary Special (2007)
1

Groo: Hell on Earth (2007)
2-4

Grounded (2005)
1-2

Hard Time (2004)
1-6

Hard Time: Season 2 (2006)
1-3

Hawkeye (1983)
1-4
2 per bag

Heartland (1997)
1, Double 1

Hedge Knight (2003)
1, 3, Variant 3

Hedge Knight II (2007)
1-6, Double 4

Hellblazer (1988)
1-254, 256, 270-291, Millennium Edition 1, Annual 1, Special 1, Double 33, 97-103, 106-117, 164, 173, 194, 196-197, 203, 252
1 is $14.40-$18.00, 27 is $9.60-12.00 (Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean low distribution)

HellBlazer: Bad Blood (2000)
1-4

HellBlazer: Books of Magic (1997)
1-2

HellBlazer: Chas the Knowledge (2008)
2-3, 5, Double 2

HellBlazer: Lady Constantine (2003)
1-4

HellBlazer: Papa Midnight (2005)
2, 4

Hercules (1982)
1-4, Double 1-2
Some 2 per bag

Heroes For Hire (2006)
1-5, 7-15

Heroes for Hope Starring the X-men
1

Highlander (2006)
0-1

Horrorist, The (1995)
1-2, Double 1

House of M (2005)
1-8, Double 3

House of M: Avengers (2008)
1-5

House of M: Checklist (2008)
1

House of Mystery (2008)
4

House of Secrets  (1996)
1-10

Hulk (2008)
1-4, 5

Hulk vs Hercules (2008)
1

Hunter: The Age of Magic (2001)
1-23, Double 6, 23

Immortal Iron Fist (2007)
1-22, Annual 1

Immortal Iron Fist: Orson Randall and the Green Mist of Death (2008)
1

Incognito (2009)
1, 3, 5, 6

Incredible Hercules (2008)
113-114, 117-119, Double 119

Incredible Hulk (1968)
336-337, 340

Incredible Hulk (1999)
83-86, 106-112

Industrial Gothic (1995)
1-5

Infinity Gauntlet, The (1991)
1-3

Infinity Inc. (1984)
45-47

Inside Image (1993)
20

Invincible (2003)
0, 8-10, 12-59, Larry’s #1, Double 47
8-10 are $$8.00-$10.00, Larry’s #1 $16.00-$20.00 Limited to 1000. 0, 8-10, 12-14 Cover Autographed by Ryan Ottley

Invincible: Atom Eve (2007)
1-2

Iron Fist: The Origin of Danny Rand (2008)
1

Iron Man (1968)
228, 231-232, 234

Iron Man (2005)
1, 4-13, 15-20, 24-35

Iron Man Captain America (2007)
1, Variant 1

Iron Man: House of M (2005)
1-3

Irredeemable Ant-man (2006)
1-12

Jack Cross (2005)
1-4

Jack Hunter (1987)
1

Jack of Fables (2006)
1-30, Double 7, 12, 16

John Byrne’s Next Men (1992)
1

John Romita Jr, 30th Anniversary Special (2007)
1

Johnny Hiro (2007)
3

Jon Sable, Freelance (1983)
1

Jonah Hex (2006)
1-19, Double 10

Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo (1995)
1-2

Just a Pilgrim (2002)
1-4

Justice (1986)
18-24

Justice League (1987)
1-6, Annual 1, Double 5-6, Triple 1

Justice League International (1987)
7-18, Annual 2, Double 7, 9, 11-17, Triple 15

Kid Eternity (1991)
1-3, Double 1-3

Kid Eternity (1993)
1-13

Killer, The (2006)
1-10

Kingdom Come (1996)
1-4, Double 2

Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1984)
1-5, Double 1-5
2 per bag

Knights of Pendragon (1990)
1-2, 8-12

Kree-Skull War Staring the Avengers (1983)
1-2, Double 1
2 per bag

Krypton Chronicles (1981)
1-3

Lady Justice (1995)
1-4

Last Days of American Crime, The (2009)
1

Last One, The (1993)
1-6

Last Train to Deadsville (2004)
1-4

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2002)
1-6

Legends (1986)
1-6

Legion of Monsters: Man-thing (2007)
1

Legion of Monsters: Morbius (2007)
1

Legion of Monsters: Satana (2007)
1

Legion of Monsters: Werewolf (2007)
1

Legion of Super-Heroes (1984)
42

Loaded (1995)
1

Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special (1991)
1

Logan (2008)
1, 3

Lone Ranger, The (2006)
1

Lone Wolf and Cub (1987)
1-15, Double 1-10, 12-14

Longshot (1985)
1-6

Looking for Group (2007)
4

Losers, The (2003)
1-6, 26-29, 31-32

Loveless (2005)
1-24, Double 4

Lucifer (2000)
1-7,9-30, 32-75, Double 22, 38, 40, 45-46

Lucifer / Swamp Thing Preview (2000)
1

Lucifer Nirvana (2002)
1

Madame Xanadu (1981)
1

Madman (1992)
1-3

Magician Apprentice (2006)
1-12, Variant 1-2, Double 6
1-2 Dabel Brothers, rest Marvel

Magik (1983)
1-4

Man of Rust (1986)
1A

Man of Steel (1986)
1-6, 1A, Double 2-6, 1A, Triple 1

Marshal (2006)
1
1 is $14.40-$18.00 1st preview of Anita Blake

Marshal Law (1987)
1-4, Double 1-3

Marvel 1602 (2003)
1-8

Marvel 1602: Fantastick Four (2006)
1-2, 5

Marvel 1602: New World (2005)
1-5

Marvel Age (1983)
67

Marvel and DC Present The Uncanny X-Men and The New Teen Titans
1, Double 1

Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
1-4, 72-76, 78-84, 97, Double 79, Quadruple 1-2

Marvel Dabel Brothers Sampler (2006)
1

Marvel Fanfare (1982)
1-12, 14-18, 33, 38

Marvel Feature (1971)
1-4, 10
1 is $125.00-$250.00, 2 is $50.00-$100.00, 3 is $40.00-$80.00 (condition?) 2 per bag

Marvel Guide to Collecting Comics
1
“Page after Page Comics” sticker

Marvel Illustrated: Last of the Mohicans (2007)
1

Marvel Point One (2001)
1
1 is $20.00-$25.00 comicspriceguide may have this confused, no cover scan. Does come up on comicbookdb, but no price data on that site. 1st Scarlett Spider

Marvel Saga (1985)
4-6, 8-9

Marvel Spotlight (1971)
6
6 is $26.00-$52.00 (condition?)

Marvel Spotlight: Captain America Remembered (2007)
1
Can’t find in comicspriceguide database, but does come up on comicbookdb

Marvel Spotlight: Neil Gaiman & Salvador Larroca (2006)
1
Can’t find in comicspriceguide database, but does come up on comicbookdb

Marvel Spotlight: The Dark Tower (2007)
1
Can’t find in comicspriceguide database, but does come up on comicbookdb

Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions
1-3
2 per bag

Marvel Super Heroes Secret War
1-12
8 is $14.00-$28.00 (first black Spider-man costume) 2 per bag

Marvel Super-Heroes (1990)
6-7

Marvel Team-Up (1972)
16-18, 21, 25, 33-35, 42, 44, 47-49, 61-66, 74-77, 80-81, 83-87, 89-92, 94-96, 98, 100-103, 108-134, 136-145, 147, 150, Annual 5, 7, Double 75
Some early issues in $10.00+ range. Very early issues, and others, stolen by kid next door! Still upset about that.

Marvel Team-up (2004)
14

Marvel Universe: The End
3

Marvels (1994)
1-4

Masters of the Universe (1982)
1-3
2 per bag

Max Sampler (2006)
1

Medieval Spawn Witchblade (1996)
1

Meltdown (2007)
1

Mephisto Vs… (1987)
1-4
2 per bag

Merv Pumpinhead: Agent of Dream (2000)
1

Micronauts (1979)
2-42, 44-59, Annual 1-2, Special 1
2 per bag

Micronauts (1984)
2-3, 6-16, 18-20, Double 2

Midnight Mass (2004)
1-6

Mighty Avengers (2007)
1-21

Millennium (1988)
1-8, Double 1-2, 5, 7, 8, Triple 6

Miracleman (1985)
1-24
11-13 are $20.80-$26.00, 14 is $16.00-$20.00, 15 is $80.00-$100.00, 16-17 are $24.00-$30.00, 18-23 are $16.00-$25.00ish, 24 is $32.00-$40.00

Miracleman 3D (1985)
1, Double 1
One with red/blue 3D glasses

Miracleman Apocrypha (1991)
1-3, Double 1

Mister E (1991)
1-3

Mnemovore (2005)
1-6 , Double 4

Mobfire (1994)
5

Moon Knight (2006)
1, 4-5, 7-14, Annual 1, Double 7

Moonshadow (1994)
7-9, 11-12

Morbius: The Living Vampire (1992)
1-2

Mouse Guard (2006)
3B, 4-6

Mouse Guard Winter 1152 (2007)
1-4, Double 2

Mr. Hero (1995)
1,3-5,8-11, Double 5

Ms. Marvel (1977)
1-5
First appearance of Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel (2006)
12-14, 23-35, Annual 1

Muties (2002)
1-3

Mutopia X (2005)
1-5

Nam, The (1986)
1-22, Double 3-4, 7-10, 15-18, 20-22 Triple 5, 11-14
Some 2 per bag

Names of Magic (2001)
1-5

Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (2005)
1-9

New Adventures of Superboy, The (1980)
1-46
2 per bag

New Avengers (2004)
1-49, Annual 1-2

New Avengers: Illuminati (2007)
2-5

New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
1

New Excalibur (2005)
3

New Mutants (1983)
1-68, 94-97, 99-100, Annual 1-7, Special 1, Double 60
FUCK! Neither valuable issue!!!

New Teen Titans (1980)
1-3, 5, 7, 9-20, 23-40, Annual 1-2, Drug Awareness 1A
1 is $12.00-$24.00, 2 is $24.00-$48.00 first Deathstroke 2 per bag

New Teen Titans (1984)
1-5,36-38, Annual 3
2 per bag

New Thunderbolts (2004)
11

New Universal (2007)
1-3, 5-6

New Universal: Shock Front (2008)
1-2

New Warriors (1990)
Annual 1

New Warriors (2007)
1-3, 5-6, 9-20

New X-men (2005)
21-24, 30-46, Double 43

New X-men: Academy X (2004)
4-6, 8-11, 16-19

Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. (1988)
1-3

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (1983)
1-2
2 per bag

Night Force (1982)
1-5

Nightcrawler (1985)
1-4, Double 1, 3

Nightly News, The (2006)
1-2, 6

Nightwing (1995)
65-66, 68-69, Double 65-66

Official Handbook of the Invincible Universe (2007)
1-2

Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe (1983)
1-15

Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe (1985)
1-15, 18, 20

Official Marvel Index to the X-men (1987)
1-6

Omega Flight (2007)
1-2

Omega Men (1982)
1-16, 22, 25-35, 37-38
3 - First Lobo which used to be worth something. They sure milked him to death. 2 per bag

Order, The (2007)
1-10

Other Side (2006)
1-5, Double 1

Other World (2005)
1-7

Outsiders, The (1985)
27-28

Pax Romana (2007)
1-2, 4

Penny Arcade (2005)
1

Phantom Zone (1982)
1-4

Phoenix: The Untold Story (1984)
1

Phonogram (2006)
1-2, 4-6

Pitt, The (1988)
1

Power of the Atom (1988)
1

Power Pack (1984)
19, 27, 33, 35, 40

Powerline (1988)
1-2, Double 1

Powers (2004)
29-30, Annual 1

Powers Encyclopedia (2009)
1

Preacher (1995)
1-30, Double 1
1 is $24.00-$30.00

Preacher Special: Saint of Killers (1996)
1-4

Preacher: Good Old Boys (1997)
1

Preacher: The Story of You-Know-Who (1996)
1

Predator: Big Game (1994)
1-4

Predator: Cold War (1991)
4

Predator: The Bloody Sands of Time (1992)
1

Pride & Joy (1997)
1-3

Pro, The (2002)
1

Proof (2007)
1-3

PSI-Force (1986)
18, 21-24

Pulse (2004)
10, Special ‘Newsprint’ Edition

Punisher War Journal (2007)
1-2, 4-26, Annual 1

Punisher, The (1987)
1-12, Annual 1, 4, Double 1-7, 10-11

PvP (2003)
0-1, 4-5, 9, 13, 15-37

R.H. Stavis’ Demons of Mercy (2007)
1

Racer X (1988)
0

Ragman (1991)
1

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
1-3
2 per bag

RASL (2008)
1-2

Ray (1992)
1

Red Menace (2007)
1-3

Red Prophet (2006)
1-11, Triple 2
1-2 Dabel Brothers, rest Marvel

Red Sonja (1983)
1-4, Double 1-2
2 per bag

Reloaded (1996)
1

Robin (1993)
98-99, Double 98

Robin II (1991)
1B, 2C,3A, 4A, 1-4 Poly sealed collector’s sets, Double Poly sealed collector’s set 1

Rogue (2001)
1-4

Ronin (1983)
1-6

Ruins (1995)
1-2

S.H.I.E.L.D (2010)
Variant 1

Sable (1988)
1-7,Double 1

Saga of Ras Al Ghul (1988)
2-4

Saga of the Swamp Thing (1982)
1-23, 25-45
20 is $12.50-$25.00, 21 is $10.00-$20.00, 37 is $15.00-$30.00 first appearance of John Constantine

Samurai: Heaven and Earth (2006)
1

Sandman (1989)
1-75, Special 1, Double 8, 37, 50, Special 1
1 is $19.20-$24.00, 2 is $11.20-$14.00, 8 is $16.00-$20.00 1-2 Autographed on cover by Neil Gaiman

Sandman Endless (2003)
1
Preview

Sandman Midnight Theatre ()


Sandman Mystery Theatre (1993)
1-54, Annual 1

Sandman Presents: Bast (2003)
1-3

Sandman Presents: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dreams (2001)
1

Sandman Presents: Love Street (1999)
1-3

Sandman Presents: Lucifer (1999)
1, 3

Sandman Presents: Petrefax (1999)
1-4

Sandman Presents: The Corinthian (2001)
1-3

Sandman Presents: The Dead Boy Detectives (2001)
1-4

Sandman Presents: The Thessaliad (2002)
1-4, Double 1-4

Sandman: A Gallery of Dreams (1994)
1

Sandman: Everything You Wanted to Know About Dreams… But Were Afraid to Ask (2001)
1

Satan’s Sodomy Baby (2007)
1
“Satan’s $@#%* Baby” on cover

Scalped (2007)
1-25

Scarab (1993)
1-3

Sea Bear & Grizzly Shark (2010)
1
1 Cover autographed by Ryan Ottley)

Secret History, The (2007)
1-5

Secret Invasion (2008)
1-8, Variant 1D

Secret Invasion: Amazing Spider-man (2008)
1-3

Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four (2008)
1-3, Double 3

Secret Invasion: Front Line (2008)
1-5

Secret Invasion: Inhumans (2008)
1-4

Secret Invasion: Runaways / Young Avengers (2008)
1-3

Secret Invasion: Thor (2008)
1-3

Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust (2008)
1

Secret Invasion: X-Men (2008)
1-4

Secret Origins (1986)
22-22

Secret War (2004)
5

Secret Wars II (1985)
1-9

Secrets of the House of M (2005)
1

Seekers Into the Mystery (1996)
1-15

Sensational Spider-man (2006)
23-25, 27-28, 30, 32, 34, 36-41, Annual 1

Sentinel Squad O*N*E (2006)
1-2, 4

Serenity (2005)
1-Mal, 1-Inara, 1-Jayne, 2-Kaylee, 2-Shepherd Book, 2-Zoƫ, 3-Simon, 3-Wash, 3-River
2-Kaylee autographed by Jewel Staite, 2-Shepherd Book autographed by Ron Glass, 3-River autographed by Summer Glau

Serenity: Better Days (2008)
1-3, Double 1

Serenity: Float Out (2010)
1, Variant 1

Sergio Aragones Destroys DC (1996)
1

Seventh Shrine (2005)
1

Shade the Changing Man (1990)
1-7,11-12,14-16
1-7,11-12, 15-16 Cover autographed by Chris Bachalo

Shadow Hawk (1992)
1

Shadows Fall (1994)
1-6

Shazam: The New Beginning (1987)
1-4

Sidekick (2006)
1-5

Silver Surfer (1987)
Annual 1

Simon Dark (2007)
3

Small Gods (2004)
1, 6, 8-12, Special 1

Smax (2003)
1-5, Double 2-3

Snake Plissken Chronicles (2003)
1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B

Sold Out (1986)
1

Son of M (2006)
1-6

Sonic Disruptors (1987)
1-4

Spawn (1992)
1-20, 22, 24-51, 53-62, (Note: also “Cerebus the Spawn” pin-up)

Spawn: Batman (1994)
1

Spawn: Blood Feud (1995)
1-4

Spectacular Spider-man (1976)
1, 84, 131-135, 138, 164-168, 169,171-172, 177, Annual 7

Spectre, The (1987)
10-11

Speed Racer (1987)
1-12

Spellbound (1988)
1-6

Spider-man (1990)
1, 1A, 1B, 2-4, 6-17, Double 1B, 1-4, 7, 16
Also a sealed poly bagged 1

Spider-man and Daredevil (1984)
1

Spider-man Brand New Day – Extra (2008)
1-2
That’s indica, comicspriceguide names it “Amazing Spider-man: Extra!”

Spider-man Saga (1991)
1-3, Double 3

Spider-man Versus Wolverine (1987)
1
1 is $16.00-$20.00 Death of Ned Leeds, the original Hobgoblin

Spider-man/Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do (2002)
1-2

Spider-man: Blue (2002)
1-2

Spider-man: House of M (2005)
1-5

Spider-man: Reign (2006)
1-4
1 is $9.60-$12.00 or $19.20-$24.00

Spider-woman (1978)
1-50
2 per bag

St. George (1988)
1, Double 1

Stand, The: Sketchbook (2008)
1

Star Brand (1986)
11-15

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1988)
1-6

Star Wars: Dark Empire (1991)
1-6

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (1993)
3-5

Starslayer (1982)
1-6
Includes first appearance of the Rocketeer & Second appearance of Groo

Starslayer (1983)
7-10, 13-14

Strange Tales (1987)
18

Suicide Squad (1987)
9-10, 13

Sumerset Holmes (1983)
1

Supergirl (1982)
1-2
2 per bag

Superman (1987)
1-14, 78, Double 4, 6-7, 9-13, Triple 1-3, 5
Some 2 per bag

Superman: The Man of Steel (1991)
22

Superman: The Ten Cent Adventure (2003)
1

Superman: The Wedding Album (1996)
1

Supermarket (2006)
1, 3-4

Super-villain Classics
1

Super-villain Team-up: Modok’s 11 (2007)
1-5

Swamp Thing (1972)
5,8-10, 12-13, 17-19, 21, 24

Swamp Thing (1986)
46-171, Annual 1-7, Double 121, 160, 162, 164-167, 171 Triple 163

Swamp Thing (2000)
1-20

Swamp Thing (2004)
1-29

Swamp Thing: Roots (1998)
1

Sword, The (2007)
1-14

Tales From the Boneyard (2010)
1
1 Autographed by Danny Robberts

Tales of Suspense Marvel Select Edition (2004)
1

Tales of the New Teen Titans (1982)
1-4

Tales of the Teen Titans (1984)
41-50, Annual 3

Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
1-2, 4

Team America (1982)
4-9, 11-12

Teen Titans Spotlight (1986)
18-19

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1984)
12

Teknophage (1995)
1-2

Testament (2006)
1-18

The Eaters (1995)
1

Thing, The (1983)
1-4, Double 1
2 per bag

Thor (1966)
337-339, 373-374, 600-Marko Djurdjevic Variant
First Beta Ray Bill. 2 per bag

Thor (1998)
56-60, 62-

Thor (2007)
1-12

Thunderbolt Jaxon (2006)
1-5

Tigers of Terra (1986)
1-2
2 per bag

Tomb of Dracula (1991)
1-3

Top Ten: Beyond the Farthest Precinct (2005)
1-5

Transmetropolitan (1997)
11-14, 16, 18, 20, 22-23, 25-26, 30-31,33-44, 46-53, Double 48, 52-53

Trenchcoat Brigade (1999)
1-4

Tron (2006)
1-3

Twelve, The (2008)
0, ½, 1-8

Twilight Zone (1990)
1B

Ultimate Extinction (2006)
1

Ultimates, The (2002)
1-2

Ultra (2004)
1-8, Double 3-6

Uncanny X-Force (2010)
1-4

Uncanny X-Men (1963)
32, 120-236, 262-286, 462-468, 485-494, Annuals 6-12, 14-15, Double 225, 281, 286
32 lower condition $10.00-$20.00? 120 is $80.00-$160.00, 121 is $70.00-$140.00, 122-128, 130-132, 134-135, 137, 139-142 are $40.00-$80.00 each, 129 is $50.00-$100.00, 133, 136, 138 are $30.00-$60.00 each, 143 is $20.00-$40.00, 144 is $10.00-$20.00, 201 is $24.00-$30.00, 210 is $16.00-20.00, 221 is $20.00-$25.00, 222 is $19.00-$24.00, 266 is $48.00-$60.00 few others $10.00+ range   Note: Some 2 per bag

Uncle Sam (1997)
1-2

Un-men, The (2007)
1-6

Usagi Yojimbo (1987)
1

V For Vendetta (1988)
1

Vampire Companion, The (1992)
1

Vertigo Gallery (1995)
1

Vertigo Jam (1993)
1

Vertigo Preview (1992)
1

Vertigo Preview Sampler (2012)
1

Vertigo Rave (1994)
1

Vertigo Resurrected (2010)
1

Vertigo Resurrected: Winter's Edge (2011)
1

Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer (2000)
1

Vertigo Visions: Dr. Occult (1994)
1

Vertigo Visions: Phantom Stranger (1993)
1

Vertigo Visions: Prez (1995)
1

Vertigo X Anniversary Preview (2003)
1

Vertigo: Winter’s Edge (1998)
1-3

Vietnam Journal (1988)
1

Vigilante (1983)
1-8, 10-11
2 per bag

Vimanarama (2005)
1-2

Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982)
1-2
2 per bag

Walking Dead, The ()
1-2, 4-5, 7-58
1 is $315.00-750.00, 2 is $248.00-$310.00, 4 is $96.00-120.00, 5, 7 is $48.00-60.00, 8, 33 is $32.00-40.00, 9-18, 43, 46 are around $16.00-20.00ish each. 19 is $200.00-$250.00, 27 is 160.00-$200.00, 48 is $48.00-$60.00 and a bunch more that are around the $10.00+ range 

Wanderers, The (1988)
1

War Story: D-Day Dodgers (2001)
1

War Story: Johann’s Tiger (2001)
1

War Story: Nightingale (2001)
1

War Story: Screaming Eagles (2001)
1

Warlord, The (1976)
3, 8, 23, 30-31, 34-45, 47-56, 58, 62-83, 85, 87, 89, 122-131, Annual 1-3, 6
First Arion

Warlord, The (1992)
1-2

Warlord, The (2006)
1-10

Wasteland (1987)
1-4, 6, 6A
6 is 5 with the wrong cover and 6A is 6

Wasteland (2006)
1-13, 15, 17-23

Watchmen (1986)
1-12, Double 1, 9, 12
1 is $9.60-$12.00

Web of Spider-man (1985)
1, 29, 31-33, 67-69, Annual 3

Weird, The (1988)
1-4

West Coast Avengers (1984)
1-4

What If Special (1988)
1

What If? Avengers Disassembled (2007)
1

What If? Captain America (2006)
1

What If? Spider-man - The Other (2007)
1

What If? Spider-man versus Wolverine (2008)
1

What If? Wolverine Enemy of the State (2007)
1

What If…? (1977)
1-30, 32-47
1 is $16.00-$32.00 (condition?), 31 is $10.00-$20.00

What If…? (1989)
1-21, 23-34

What The?!
1-3

Wheel of Time: New Spring (2005)
1

Wheel of Worlds (1996)
0

Whisper (1983)
1-2

Who’s Who: Definitive Directory of the DC Univers (1985)
1-26

Who’s Who: Update ‘87
1-2, 4-5

Who’s Who: Update ‘88
1

Wild Cards (1990)
1-4, Double 1-4

Wild Dog (1987)
1-4

WildC.A.T.S Covert Action Teams
1, Double 1

Winter Soldier: Winter Kills (2007)
1

Witchcraft (1994)
1-3

Witching (2004)
1-10

Wolfpack (1988)
1-3

Wolverine (1982)
1-4
1 is $30.00-$60.00, 2-4 are $15.00-$30.00 each

Wolverine (1988)
29-34, 37-43, 45-46, 48-51

Wolverine (2003)
33-35, 37-52, 66-68, Double 67

Wolverine: Rahne of Terra (1991)
1

Wonder Woman (1987)
12-13

World of Krypton, The (1987)
1-2

World of Warcraft (2008)
1-16, Variant 1, 3, Double 1

World of Warcraft: Ashbringer (2008)
1-3

World War Hulk (2007)
1-5, Double 3

World War Hulk Prologue: World Breaker (2007)
1

World War Hulk: Frontline (2007)
1-6

World War Hulk: Gamma Corps (2007)
1-4

World War Hulk: Gamma Files (2007)
1

World War Hulk: X-men (2007)
1-3

World’s Finest (1990)
1-3

Wyrms (2007)
1

X-23 (2005)
1-6

X-Factor (1986)
1-59, 63, 67, 69-75, Annual 1-6, Special, Double 1-21, 23-31 Triple 22
Some 6 is 5 with the wrong cover and 6A is 6

X-Factor (2006)
1-40

X-Factor Special: Layla Miller (2008)
1

X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead (2008)
1

X-Files (1995)
13-19

X-Force (1991)
1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F-7, Double 2, 4
1-1D are poly-bagged with card

X-Men (1991)
1, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D-4, 177, 179-183, 185, 187-207, Annual 1, Double 1, 1B, 1C, 1D, 2, 188, 200, Triple 1A

X-Men and Alpha Flight (1985)
1-2
2 per bag

X-Men and the Micronauts (1984)
1-4, Double 1-4

X-Men Unlimited (1993)
1
1 Autographed on cover by Chris Bachalo

X-Men vs. The Avengers (1987)
1-4
2 per bag

X-Men: Deadly Genesis (2005)
4-5

X-Men: Die by the Sword (2007)
1

X-Men: Endangered Species (2007)
1

X-Men: Messiah Complex (2007)
1

X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)
1-5

X-Men: The 198 (2006)
1-2

X-Men: Unlimited (2004)
13

X-Terminators (1984)
1-4

Y the Last Man (2002)
1-60
1 is $32.00-$40.00, 2 is $16.00-$20.00, 3 is $14.00-$18.00

Young All-Stars (1987)
8-9

Young Avengers Presents (2008)
1-6

Youngblood (1992)
2A

Zatanna: Everyday Magic (2003)
1, Double 1



1 comment:

Cap'n John said...

I managed to bring a lot of my comics & trading cards over to the States with me when my Mum remarried and sold our old house. I don't have anywhere near the collection you do but as you've discovered comic prices are a bitch and comics are not a great investment unless you really, REALLY know what you're doing. I doubt my $50 Punisher #1 is still worth that much, and I know my Lee Falk-signed Phantom #G0 trading card isn't worth the $300 I paid for it almost 20 years ago.

I'm really sorry you're having these financial troubles and being forced to say goodbye to your memories. I know that feeling :(