Monday, March 11, 2013


What if I gave a Vast Accumulation of Stuff sale and nobody came?
That was the case with last week’s sale when, for the first time in
the admittedly brief history of these sales, not a single item was

I don’t know why this happened.  Was the mix of items uninteresting
to potential customers? Was everyone broke from paying off the last
of their holiday bills? Were the prices too high?  Maybe all of the
above and maybe none of the above.

Now that we’re getting closer to when I can start holding my actual
garage sales, I’m not sure if I should continue doing these online
sales.  If I have to lower the prices to garage sale prices to make
an online sale, there’s less reason to hold the online sales that
involve more time and effort per customer than the garage sales do.
Maybe my energy is better directed towards preparing for the actual
sales. I’m pondering that question. 

In the meantime, I’m again offering the items I offered last week,
but at reduced prices. Here’s how the sale works...

First come, first serve. In other words, the quicker you e-mail me,
the better your chances 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 $6 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. 

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
payments received.

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
timely fashion.

This week’s sale ends when the new sale goes up on Monday, March
11.  As always, your orders are greatly appreciated.

Here are this week’s items...

ALTER EGO #13 [TwoMorrows; March 2002]. Features “The Titans of Timely/Marvel Part II” and much more. $2

BATMAN STREETS OF GOTHAM: HUSH MONEY by Paul Dini, Dustin Nguyen & others [DC; 2010]. Originally published in single magazine form in Detective Comics #852, Batman #685 and Batman: Streets of Gotham #1-4. Hardcover. $8

BIGHEAD by Jeffrey Brown [Top Shelf; 2004]. “The spoof super-hero with a heart as big as his head.” Softcover. $2

BOMB QUEEN III: BOMBSHELL: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE LOVELY by Jimmy Robinson [Image; 2008]. Originally published in single magazine form as Bomb Queen Vol. 3 #1-4. Softcover. $4

BONEYARD VOLUME THREE by Richard Moore [NBM; 2003]. Popular spoof of horror cliches, collects issues #9-11 and the swimsuit issue of the comic book. Softcover. $2

COURTNEY CRUMRIN IN THE TWILIGHT KINGDOM VOLUME THREE by Ted Naifeh [Oni; 2004]. The adventures of a powerful little girl in a magical community. Softcover. $2

CREATURE TECH by Doug TenNapel [Oni; 2002]. Monsters, monsters and more monsters. Softcover. $5

DEAD@17: BLOOD OF SAINTS by Josh Howard [Viper; 2004]. Collects issues #1-4 of the Blood of Saints series. Softcover. $4

ESSENTIAL MARVEL HORROR VOLUME 2 [2008]. Reprints the Living Mummy (some written by me), Brother Voodoo, Gabriel Devil Hunter, and a few others. Signed on request. Softcover. $15

GARFIELD COLORFORMS PLAY SET. Unopened play set. Circa 1978. $5

GUERILLA MARKETING: SECRETS FOR MAKING BIG PROFITS FROM YOUR SMALL BUSINESS by Jay Conrad Levinson [Houghton Mifflin; 1984]. Probably outdated, I says with a smile. Softcover. $1

IRON MAN: THE MANY ARMORS OF IRON MAN by Roy Thomas, Barry Windsor-Smith, David Michelinie, John Romita Jr., Bob Layton and others [Marvel; 2008]. Softcover. $8

JACK OF FABLES: AMERICANA by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and others [Vertigo; 2008]. Originally published in single magazine form as Jack of Fables #17-21. Softcover. $5

JACK OF FABLES: BIG BOOK OF WAR by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and others [Vertigo; 2009]. Originally published in single magazine form as Jack of Fables #28-32. Softcover. $5

JACK OF FABLES: NEW ADVENTURES OF JACK AND JILL by Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges and others [Vertigo; 2010]. Originally published in single magazine form as Jack of Fables #36-40. Softcover. $5

JETCAT CLUBHOUSE by Jay Stephens [Oni; 2002]. A secret society that includes “the world’s youngest rock star, an eight-year-old super-hero, a dead boy king and a monkey from outer space with control issues.” Softcover. $2

KISSING CHAOS by Arthur Dela Cruz [Oni; 2002]. Three kids, stuck in a bad situation on a road full of amoral killers, a blood-thirsty media and mysterious men in overcoats and fedoras. Softcover. $2

METROPOLIS by Thea von Harbou w/ illustrations by Michael W. Kaluta [Donning; 1988]. Softcover. $10

NATIONAL ENQUIRER GAME. Princess Di on the cover. Unopened. Circa 1991. Two available. $8 each.

OWLY: THE WAY HOME & THE BITTERSWEET SUMMER by Andy Runion [Top Shelf; 2004]. The first graphic novel in the all-ages series about a kind yet lonely little owl. Softcover. $2

RACER X VOLUME 1 by Fred Schiller and others [IDW; 2006]. Reprints Racer X #1-5. Softcover. $5

RAWHIDE KID #49 by Larry Lieber [Marvel; December 1965].  When this comic book was purchased, the seller rated it VG 4.0, which I think is a little high.  Your price: $5

SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST by Justin Grey, Jimmy Palmiotti and Khari Evans [Marvel; 2008]. Reprints issues #1-4. Softcover. $2

SPEED RACER VOLUME 2 by Lamar Waldron, Jill Thompson & others [IDW; 2008]. Reprints issues #6-13. Softcover. $5

STEPPING INTO THE PICTURE: CARTOON DESIGNER MAURICE NOBEL by Robert J. McKinnon [University Press of Mississippi; 2008]. “First book to provide in-depth examination of the extraordinary personal journey of one of the pioneers of animation.” Softcover. $7

THE BEST SHORT FICTION FOR 1986: THE EDITORS’ CHOICE VOLUME III [Bantam; 1987], “Chosen by America’s Top Magazine Editors, compiled by George E. Murphy, Jr.” Hardcover. $2

THE COMPLETE BADGER VOLUME TWO by Mike Baron & Bill Reinhold [IDW; 2008]. Reprints issues #7-12. Softcover. $5

THE EDITORS’ CHOICE: NEW AMERICAN STORIES VOLUME 1 [Bantam; 1981]. Chosen as the best contemporary short fiction for 1984 by America’s top magazine editors. Softcover. $2

THE FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCH by Ed McBain (2004). A novel of the 87th Precinct. Hardcover. Like new. $5

WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE by Harold Kushner [Schocken Books; 1981]. “For everyone who has been hurt by is a book that heals.” Hardcover. $1

WOLVERINE: EVOLUTION by Jeph Loeb & Simone Bianchi [Marvel; 2007]. Reprints Wolverine #50-55. Softcover. $5

WORMWOOD: IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I PEE VOL. 2 by Ben Templesmith [IDW; 2008]. This volume collects Wormword: Gentleman Corpse #5-7 and theWormword: Gentleman Corpse one-shot. Softcover. $5

X-MEN: SUPERNOVAS by Mike Carey, Chris Bachalo and others [Marvel; 2008]. Contains material originally published in X-Men #188-199 and Annual #1. Softcover. $10

Thanks for your patronage.

Tony Isabella

1 comment:

  1. I have bought a few items from your previous sales and appreciate the time you take in safely packaging and mailing the items. As we approach garage sale season it makes sense to stop the online sales for a while. You're doing this as a courtesy (and a way to make a few extra bucks) and if sales are slow (or non-existent)you certainly have the right to wait until the fall to start them up again.
    Thanks for the offers through the winter months!