Monday, February 18, 2013
PRESIDENTS DAY VAOS SALE 2/18
That’s the 15-foot wall I’m too slowly clearing to make room for an
entire wall of bookcases. My plan is to use the bookcases for my
hardcover archives from Marvel and other publishers and for books
on comics history. I long for the day when I can publish a photo
of that accomplishment.
Today is Monday. That means new items in my VAOS sales and reduced
prices on some previously unsold items. Unsold items are eventually
taken off sale and put in my twice-a-month garage sales which will
resume in the spring. I’m hoping for April.
Here’s how my VAOS sales work...
First come, first serve. In other words, the quicker you e-mail me,
the better your chance of getting the item or items. Only e-mail
orders will be accepted and you should not send payment until you
get a confirmation e-mail from me. All listed items are in good or
better condition unless otherwise noted.
Let me stress that “e-mail only” rule. Most of the few mistakes I
have made in assembling/shipping orders have happened with orders
I accepted via phone or Facebook message. So...I’m not gonna break
my own rule anymore.
You should always include your mailing address with your orders.
That speeds up the packaging and the shipping.
Items will be shipped via United States Postal Service. There is
a $5 shipping/handling charge for up to four items via media mail.
Add $1 for every two additional items. Tracking numbers are sent to
buyers when their orders have been shipped. My shipping costs went
up this month, but I’m absorbing that additional expense for the
rest of February. After that, we’re probably looking at an increase
to $6 for shipping/handling.
Payments are by check, money order or PayPal. My PayPal address is
the same as my email address. Purchases will generally be shipped
within a week of checks clearing, money orders received or PayPal
Because this is a one-man operation done between family, household
and work responsibilities, these items are only available to buyers
within the United States and to APO buyers.
When you receive your order, please check it and let me know of any
omissions as soon as possible. I’ll be double-checking the orders
on my end, but, if there’s a problem, I want to make it right in a
This week’s sale ends when the new sale goes up on Monday, February
25. Your orders are greatly appreciated.
Here are this week’s new items...
AMERICAN CENTURY: HOLLYWOOD BABYLON by Howard Chaykin and others [Vertigo; 2002]. Reprints issues #5-9. Softcover. $6
BATMAN: NO MAN’S LAND VOLUME 4 [DC: 2012]. Over five hundred pages of full-color Batman and “Batman Family” comics by Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka, Dennis O’Neil and others, originally published in 1999 and 2000. Softcover. $17
DARK REIGN: ACCEPT CHANGE by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev and others [Marvel; 2009]. Reprints material from Secret Invasion: Dark Reign and related comics from 2008-2009. Softcover. $12
FINAL CRISIS by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones and others [DC; 2009]. Originally published in single magazine form in Final Crisis #1-7, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #1-2, Final Crisis: Submit and Final Crisis Sketchbook. Hardcover. $15
FINAL CRISIS COMPANION by Grant Morrison, J.G. Jones & others [DC; 2009]. Originally published in single magazine form in Final Crisis Director’s Cut, Final Crisis: Secret Files, Final Crisis: Requiem and Final Crisis: Resist. Softcover. $10
HUMAN TARGET: FINAL CUT by Peter Milligan & Javier Pulido [Vertigo; 2002]. Softcover. $10
JACK OF FABLES: THE BAD PRINCE by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and others [Vertigo; 2008]. Originally published in single magazine form as Jack of Fables #12-16. Softcover. $7
JACK OF FABLES: THE (NEARLY) GREAT ESCAPE by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and others [Vertigo; 2007]. Originally published in single magazine form as Jack of Fables #1-5. Softcover. $7
JACK OF FABLES: TURNING PAGES by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and others [Vertigo; 2009]. Originally published in single magazine form as Jack of Fables #22-27. Softcover. $7
LIFE EATERS by David Brin and Scott Hampton [WildStorm/DC; 2003]. Softcover. $10
POINT BLANK by Ed Brubaker and Colin Wilson [WildStorm/DC; 2003]. Reprints issues #1-5 of this series starring Cole Cash and which is a prequel to Sleeper. Softcover. $7
PRIDE & JOY by Garth Ennis and John Higgins [Vertigo; 2004]. “Hard-boiled tale of crime, revenge and responsibility. Reprints 4-issue series. Softcover. $7
SANDMAN PRESENTS: TALLER TALES by Bill Willingham, Shawn McManus & others [Vertigo; 2003]. Reprints from several Vertigo comic books. Softcover. $10
SANDMAN VOLUME 4: SEASON OF MISTS by Neil Gaiman, Kelley Jones and others [DC; 2010]. Reprints from The Sandman #21-28. Softcover. $10
SIMON DARK: WHAT SIMON DOES by Steve Niles and Scott Hampton [DC; 2008]. Series takes place in Batman’s Gotham City. Reprints Simon Dark #1-6. Softcover. $7
SIMON DARK: ASHES by Steve Niles and Scott Hampton [DC; 2009]. Series takes place in Batman’s Gotham City. Reprints Simon Dark #7-12. Softcover. $8
SIMON DARK: THE GAME OF LIFE by Steve Niles and Scott Hampton [DC; 20098]. Series takes place in Batman’s Gotham City. Reprints Simon Dark #13-18. Softcover. $7
SLEEPER: ALL FALSE MOVES by Ed Brubaker & Sean Phillips [WildStorm; 2004]. Reprints issues #7-12. Softcover. &8
STAR BRAND CLASSIC VOL. 1 by Jim Shooter & John Romita Jr. [Marvel; 2006]. Reprints issues #1-7. Softcover. $10
Here are this week’s previously offered items...
BACK ISSUE #8 [TwoMorrows; February 2005]. Black Super-Hero issue. Featuring a guest editorial by me. Signed on request. $4
CATWOMAN: HER SISTER’S KEEPER by Mindy Newell and J.J. Birch [DC; 1991]. Reprints Catwoman #1-4. First printing. Softcover. $2
COMIC BOOK REBELS: CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATORS OF THE NEW COMICS by Stanley Wiater and Stephen R. Bissette . Interviews with such comics legends as Scott McCloud, Howard Cruse, Harvey Pekar, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dave Sim, Frank Miller and more. Softcover. $2
DOCTOR WHO CLASSICS VOLUME 2 [IDW; 2008]. Full-color reprints of stories written by Pat Mills, John Wagner and Steve Moore and drawn by Dave Gibbons. Softcover. $4
ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK #83-85 [Claypool Comics; 2000]. Three- issue back-up serial written by Tony Isabella. Signed on request.$5 for all three issues.
ESSENTIAL MOON KNIGHT VOLUME 3 [Marvel; 2010]. Reprints issues #31-38, Moon Knight: Fist of Khonshu #1-6 plus Moon Knight stories from Marvel Fanfare #39 & 38-39, Solo Avengers #3 and Marvel Super-Heroes #1, including two issues written by me. Signed on request. Softcover. $15
FABLES: THE GOOD PRINCE by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha [DC; 2008]. Reprints issues 60-69. Softcover. $6
FANTASTIC FOUR: LOST ADVENTURES by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and John Romita Jr. [Marvel; 2007]. Reprints The Last Fantastic Four Story, Fantastic Four: Lost, Fantastic Four #296 and #543. Softcover. $5
FICTION ILLUSTRATED #3: CHANDLER by Steranko [Pyramid Books; 1976]. First printing. $8
FLIGHT VOLUME THREE [Ballantine Books; 2006]. Contains stories by Becky Cloonan and others. Softcover. $8
HEROES [Marvel; December 2001]. “The world’s greatest super-hero creators honor the world’s greatest heroes 9-11-2001.” Magazine. $1
STAR TREK: ASSIGNMENT EARTH by John Byrne [IDW; 2008]. Reprints the five-issue series. Softcover. $4
SPIDER-MAN/MARY JANE: YOU JUST HIT THE JACKPOT! [Marvel; 2009]. Reprints material from Amazing Spider-Man #42, 43, 259, 290, 291, 292, 309, Untold Tales of Spider-Man #16, Amazing Spider-Man Annual #19, Amazing Spider-Man: Parallel Lives and Amazing Spider-Man #50 (1999). Softcover. $6
UNCANNY X-MEN #186 [October 1984]. “Lifedeath” by Chris Claremont and Barry Windsor-Smith. $1
UNCANNY X-MEN #198 [October 1985]. Lifedeath II by Chris Claremont and Barry Windsor-Smith. $1
Thanks for your patronage.