Monday, January 28, 2013


If you’re new to my bloggy thing and these sales...

In the pages of the fondly remembered Comics Buyer’s Guide and in
a variety of online venues, I have been reviewing comic books and
related items for decades. Up until a few years ago, I received at
least 100 and often close to 300 review items monthly from comics
creators, editors and publishers hoping for reviews in my columns.
In addition, I had been buying comic books, books and magazines
since I received my first dime from a generous relative.  Or maybe
it was a dinosaur tooth which could be traded for cave drawings in
those prehistoric times.  My love for comics has been a vital part
of me almost since I was born.

Having amassed this Vast Accumulation of Stuff, which soon outgrew
even my Tardis-like house and filled what we now call the Fortress
of Storage, I realized I might be leaving a burden on my wife and
kids should I ascend to my doubtless heavenly reward.  I launched
biweekly garage sales and sold literally thousands of comic books
and other items at each sale.

This was fine for those who could travel to my Medina Ohio garage.
Some drove from as far away as Columbus.  It was less fine for my
Facebook friends and bloggy thing readers who lived further away.
So I started doing these online sales.    

Monday usually means new items for my ongoing Vast Accumulation of
Stuff sales and reduced prices on some previously unsold items.
That’s the case this week.  Unsold items are eventually taken off
this list and will be part of my garage sales when they resume in
the spring.  Weather permitting.  

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.  The charge helps defray my

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, February
4. While supplies last, all orders will receive a free signed copy
of an Isabella-written Hawkman comic book.

Here are this week’s new items...

30 DAYS OF NIGHT: RED SNOW by Ben Templesmith [2008]. Softcover. $8

ART OF VAMPIRE KNIGHT: MATSURI HINO ILLUSTRATIONS [Viz Media/Shojo Beat; 2010]. Beautiful full-color oversized 9"x12" hardcover. $12

BLADE: UNDEAD AGAIN by Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin [Marvel; 2007]. Reprints issues #1-6. Softcover. $7

COMIC BOOK REBELS: CONVERSATIONS WITH CREATORS OF THE NEW COMICS by Stanley Wiater and Stephen R. Bissette [1993]. Interviews with such comics legends as Scott McCloud, Howard Cruse, Harvey Pekar, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dave Sim, Frank Miller and more.  Softcover. $7

ELVIRA MISTRESS OF THE DARK #83-85 [Claypool Comics; 2000].  Three-issue back-up serial written by Tony Isabella.  Signed on request. $7 for all three issues.

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 2: UNTHINKABLE by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo [Marvel; 2003]. Reprints issues #500-502 plus Fantastic Four Vol. 3 #67-70. $8

FANTASTIC FOUR VOL. 4: HEREAFTER by Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo [Marvel; 2004]. Reprints issues #509-513. $5

FOUR WOMEN by Sam Kieth [Homage/DC; 2002]. Reprints issues #1-5. Softcover. $8

HARRY, THE RAT WITH WOMEN by Jules Feiffer [Fantagraphics, 2007]. Softcover. $6

JONNY DOUBLE by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso [Vertigo, 1998]. Softcover. $6

MADMAN BOOGALOO STARRING NEXUS & THE JAM by Mike Allred, Mike Baron nd Steve Rude. [Dark Horse; 1999]. Collects Nexus Meets Madman and issues one and two of Madman/the Jam. Softcover. $4

MADMAN: THE ODDITY ODYSSEY BY Mike Allred [Oni; 2002]. Collects the original Madman series published by Tundra. Softcover. $7

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR: SPACED CRUSADERS [Marvel; 2008]. Digest-sized reprint stories from issues #37-40. Softcover. $4

MARVEL COMICS IN THE 1970s: AN ISSUE BY ISSUE FIELD GUIDE TO A POP CULTURE PHENOMENON by Pierre Comtois [TwoMorrows; 2011]. Softcover. $13

MINIFIGURE CUSTOMIZATION: POPULATE YOUR WORLD by Jared K. Burks [TwoMorrows; 2011]. Shows wide range of techniques you can use to alter Lego Minifigure into any character.  Softcover. $5

PRO by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti and Paul Mounts [Image; 2007]. Third printing. $3

RASL: THE DRIFT by Jeff Smith [Cartoon Books; 2008]. First volume of the sci-fi noir series by the creator of Bone.  Oversized 9"x12" softcover. $6

SIDEKICKS: THE TRANSFER STUDENT by J. Torres and Takeshi Miyazawa [Oni, 2002]. Softcover. $4

SPEED RACER THE NEXT GENERATION ANIMATED VOLUME 1 by Justin Grey and Jimmy Palmiotti [IDW; 2008]. Digest-sized adaption of cartoon episodes. Softcover. $3 

TERRY MOORE’S ECHO: DESERT RUN [Abstract Studios; 2009]. Reprints issues #11-15. Softcover. $7

THIS IS A SOUVENIR: THE SONGS OF SPEARMINT & SHIRLEY LEE [Image; 2009]. “An anthology showcasing re-interpretations of the songs of British indie group Spearmint and singer/songwriter Shirley Lee by some of the most unique voices in comics today.”  Includes Kieron Gillian, Jamie McKelvie, Salgood Sam and others.  Oversized (just under 12"x12" softcover. $14

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. $6

ESSENTIAL AVENGERS VOLUME 7 [Marvel; 2010]. Reprints issues #141- 163, Avengers Annual #6 and Super-Villain Team-Up #9, including two issues written by me.  Signed on request.  Softcover. $20

ESSENTIAL DAREDEVIL VOLUME 5 [Marvel; 2010]. Reprints issues #102-125 and Marvel Two-In-One #3, including five issues written by me. signed on request. Softcover. $20

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. $20

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART ONE by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Dale Eaglesham. [DC; 2008]. Reprints issues #7-12. Softcover. $4

LALO Y LOLA/HI AND LOIS [King; 1974]. This is a flip comic book. On one side are Hi and Lois comics in English and, on the other side, the same comics in Spanish. $1

LINES OF CONTENTION: POLITICAL CARTOONS OF THE CIVIL WAR by J.G. Lewin and P.J. Huff [Collins; 2007]. Softcover. $2

MAGUS #1-5 by Jon Price and Rebekah Isaacs [12-Gauge; 2010-2011]. “Where were you when the magic came back?” $3

MARVEL 70TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION [Marvel, 2009]. Collection of 19 stories from 1939-2007. Softcover. $5 

MARVEL ADVENTURES IRON MAN: ARMORED AVENGER by Fred Van Lante and others [Marvel; 2007]. Reprints various all ages Marvel Adventures and Free Comic Book Day stories in digest format. Softcover. $1

OFFICIAL OVERSTREET COMIC BOOK PRICE GUIDE #39 [Gemstone; 2009]. Cover features Captain America, Human Torch and Sub-Mariner] and is by Murphy Anderson after Alex Schomburg. Softcover. $4

OUTLAW TERRITORY VOL 1 [Image; 2009]. Anthology of western comics stories by Christian Beranek, Ivan Brandon, Joshua Hale Fialkov and others. Softcover. $5

RICHIE RICH. Four comic books featuring new and re-mastered tales. Richie Rich: Rich Rescue #5, Richie Rich Gems #44, Richie Rich Gems Valentine Special and Richie Rich Gems Winter Special. $2

SPEED RACER THE NEXT GENERATION ANIMATED VOLUME 2 by various [IDW; 2008]. Digest-size adaptation of cartoon series. $1

SPIDER-MAN J: JAPANESE DAZE by Yamanaka Akira [Marvel; 2009]. All-ages digest-size softcover reprinting stories of Japanese Spider-Man from Spider-Man Family #7-12. $3

SPIDER-MAN NOIR by David Hine and Carmine DiGiandomenico [Marvel; 2009]. Softcover. $3

STAR TREK ARCHIVES VOL 2: BEST OF THE BORG by Michael Jan Friedman, Peter Krause, Paul Jenkins and Steve Erwin [IDW; 2008]. Reprints DC Star Trek The Next Generation #47-50. Softcover. $3

TRANSFORMERS MOVIE SEQUEL: THE RETURN OF STARSCREAM BY Chris Mowry and Alex Milne [IDW; 2008]. Reprints issues #1-5. Softcover. $2

X-CLUB #1-5 BY Simon Spurrier and Paul Davidson [Marvel; 2012]. $3

YOUNGBLOOD VOLUME 1: FOCUS TESTED by Joe Casey and Derec Donovan [Image; 2008]. Reprints issue #1-4 of revived series. Softcover. $2

YOUNG X-MEN: FINAL GENESIS by Marc Guggenheim and Yanick Paquette [Marvel; 2008]. Reprints issues #1-5. $3

Thanks for your patronage.

Tony Isabella


  1. Jeez! And I thought I had a lot of shi-, er, stuff in storage!

  2. That's just the Fortress of Storage. There are two rooms in my house (one of them half a basement) filled with boxes...and two other rooms that have a few dozen boxes each in them. Yikes!

  3. Looks exactly like all three (gasp) of my storage units...

    Mark V.