Monday, February 11, 2013


This week’s photo of my Vast Accumulation of Stuff shows my office.
Like the other photos I’ve shared, this one is from November 2009.
My office is looks somewhat worse today, though that’s mostly due
to the current effort to clear 15 feet of wall space to make room
for a row of bookcases.  My war with the VAOS may not be Hell per
se, but it can be a grim business. 

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 at
least the rest of February.

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
18.  Your orders are greatly appreciated.

Here are this week’s new items...

BATMAN VS. THE UNDEAD by Kevin Vanhook and Tom Mandrake [DC; 2008]. Reprints stories from Batman Confidential #44-48. Softcover. $7

CATWOMAN: HER SISTER’S KEEPER by Mindy Newell and J.J. Birch [DC; 1991]. Reprints Catwoman #1-4. First printing. Softcover. $5

COMICS AS PHILOSOPHY [University Press of Mississippi; 2005]. “An inventive anthology that uses the comics to explore the tenets of philosophy.” First edition hardcover. $22

DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN #1 by Ed Brubaker and Scott McDaniel [DC; 2010]. Reprints stories from Batman #582-585, 600. $4

FABLES: THE GOOD PRINCE by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha [DC; 2008]. Reprints issues 60-69. Softcover. $9

FABLES: THE MEAN SEASON by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham & Steve Leialoha [DC; 2005]. Reprints issues 22, 28-32. Softcover. $7

FICTION ILLUSTRATED #1: SCHLOMO RAVEN by Byron Preiss & Tom Sutton [Pyramid Books; 1976]. First printing. $5

FICTION ILLUSTRATED #3: CHANDLER by Steranko [Pyramid Books; 1976]. First printing. $10

FLIGHT VOLUME THREE [Ballantine Books; 2006]. Contains stories by Becky Cloonan and others. Softcover. $12

HEROES [Marvel; December 2001]. “The world’s greatest super-hero creators honor the world’s greatest heroes 9-11-2001.” Magazine. $2

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

Here are this week’s previously offered items...

AIR: LETTERS FROM LOST COUNTRIES by G. Willow Wilson & M.K. Parker [Vertigo; 2009]. Reprints issues #1-5. Softcover. $3

ART OF VAMPIRE KNIGHT: MATSURI HINO ILLUSTRATIONS [Viz Media/Shojo Beat; 2010]. Beautiful full-color oversized 9"x12" hardcover. $5

BACK ISSUE #8 [TwoMorrows; February 2005]. Black Super-Hero issue. Featuring a guest editorial by me. Signed on request. $5

BLADE: UNDEAD AGAIN by Marc Guggenheim and Howard Chaykin [Marvel; 2007]. Reprints issues #1-6. Softcover. $2

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. $5

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. $6

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

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. $8

FOUR WOMEN by Sam Kieth [Homage/DC; 2002]. Reprints issues #1-5. Softcover. $2


JONNY DOUBLE by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso [Vertigo, 1998]. Softcover. $2

JSA: PRINCES OF DARKNESS by Geoff Johns, David Goyer, Leonard Kirk and Don Kramer [DC; 2005]. Reprints issues #46-55. Softcover. $6

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THY KINGDOM COME PART ONE by Geoff Johns, Alex Ross and Dale Eaglesham. [DC; 2008]. Reprints issues #7-12. Softcover. $2

MADMAN: THE ODDITY ODYSSEY BY Mike Allred [Oni; 2002]. Collects the original Madman series published by Tundra. Softcover. $2

MARVEL ADVENTURES FANTASTIC FOUR: SPACED CRUSADERS [Marvel; 2008]. Digest-sized reprint stories from issues #37-40. Softcover. $1

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. $2

NEW EXILES: SOUL AWAKENING by Chris Claremont, Tom Grummett & Paco Diaz Luque [Marvel; 2008]. Reprints issues 7-12. Softcover. $4

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. $2

PUNISHER NOIR BY Frank Tieri, Paul Azaceta & Antonio Fuso [Marvel; 2010]. Softcover graphic novel. $4

QUEEN & COUNTRY: OPERATIONAL MORNINGSTAR BY Greg Rucka and Brian Hurtt [Oni Press; 2002]. Collects issues #5-7 of the award-winning series. Softcover. $2

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

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

STAR TREK: ASSIGNMENT EARTH by John Byrne [IDW; 2008]. Reprints the five-issue series. Softcover. $6

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. $8

SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES VOLUME 1 [DC]. Reprints Supergirl stories from Action Comics #252-268 and more.  Unsealed hardcover. $20

SUPERGIRL ARCHIVES VOLUME 2 [DC]. Reprints Supergirl stories from Action Comics #269-285.  Unsealed hardcover. $20

TERRY MOORE’S ECHO: DESERT RUN [Abstract Studios; 2009]. Reprints issues #11-15. Softcover. $2

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. $5

UNDERWORLD MOVIE TRILOGY [IDW; 2008]. Reprints comics adaptations of movies Underworld, Underworld: Evolution and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans. Softcover. $6

WALKING DEAD BOOK THREE by Robert Kirkman & Charles Adlard [Image; 2007]. Reprints issues #25–36. Unsealed hardcover. $12

X-FACTOR: THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN by Peter David and Pablo Raimondi [Marvel, 2008]. Reprints X-Factor #28-32 and X-Factor: The Quick and the Dead. Softcover. $5

ZATANNA: THE MISTRESS OF MAGIC by Paul Dini and Stephanie Roux [DC; 2011]. Reprints issues #1-6. Softcover. $5

Thanks for your patronage.

Tony Isabella

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tony! Looking at the picture of your office...well it looks just like my office. shelves to books and DVDs....all super hero and sci fi related. Perhaps I should have a sale of my vast accumulation of stuff....

    I am very sad to see Comics Buyers Guide fold. Are you stil going to have your blog and message board?