Let’s try this again. As I have tested negative for Covid and have experienced absolutely no symptoms of the virus, I feel reasonably safe in launching this summer’s garage sales.
My first VAST ACCUMULATION OF STUFF GARAGE SALE of 2022 will take place Friday and Saturday, May 27-28, at 840 Damon Drive, Medina, Ohio from 9 am to noon. I’ve been working on the garage sales one or two hours every day and am pleased with the results.
What will you find at this Friday’s garage sale? An assortment of comic books, trade paperbacks and other items written by me. Boxes of older comics priced to sell. Boxes of hardcovers and trades of al kinds. A never used toaster oven. Really.
I’ll also be selling the exclusive-to-me reprint of the very first appearance of Misty Knight. When my creation appeared on the Luke Cage TV series, Marvel reprinted that issue as part of the Marvel’s Greatest Creators series. The company also offered me the chance to have a special edition that only I would be selling. It’s limited to 1500 copies and features a cover exclusive to this edition. I’ve been selling these signed and numbered comics for $10 each and was planning to raise that price. However, after seeing how happy fans were to buy this exclusive comic book at Pensacon and Fantasticon, Saintly Wife Barb has asked me to keep that ridiculously low price a while longer.
As with all of my garage sales, whether you buy it from me or not, I’ll sign your Isabella-written stuff for free. However, since I’m anticipating lots of customers, I ask that you do not bring dozens and dozens of comics for me to sign. I will be having garage sales throughout the summer, so you can bring more stuff on your next visit to my garage.
There is a full rack of t-shirts, shirts, sweatshirts and jackets, all priced to sell. Next to them are two card tables filled with an assortment of Superman memorabilia from the 1980s. I’ll also have a selection of manga, mostly priced at a buck a book.
I have several boxes of comics for sale at one dollar each. I have a box of magazines. I have a table or more filled with hardcovers and collections and coffee table books. My famous “mystery boxes” will be on available at ten bucks each.
I have several boxes sets of Another Rainbow’s Little Lulu Library, some so rare that I don’t see them being offered on sale on eBay or elsewhere. I have Funko Pop and other figures, including a bunch of political action figures. I have Black Lightning and other posters. Those are priced at $2 each for the full-sized posters and a buck each for the smaller ones.
What you won’t see at this garage sale are boxes of quarter comic books. I know customers love them, but my personal supply of such comics is exhausted. I have been trying to buy more, but I haven’t had any takers for the price I’m offering. However.
I’m buying short boxes and long boxes of comic books. I’m paying $15 for a short box and $30 for a long box.
The only conditions I put on these purchases are these:
The comic books have to be in decent shape. They do not need to be bagged and boarded.
I don’t want dozens of copies of the same issue. I can take up to ten copies of a single issue.
You have to bring the boxes to me. That way, there’s a chance you will end up spending whatever I pay you and more shopping my garage sales. Insert evil laugh here.
The boxes can not contain sexually explicit comic books like, for example, Naked People Having Naked Sex Adventures. Yes, I totally made that title up. No, surprisingly, it’s not on my bucket list of over three hundred things I want to write before I kick the bucket. If I write sexually explicit comics or prose, they will be ever so much more classy and filled with keen insight on why people enjoy rubbing against each other while, you know, naked.
If you want to sell boxes of comics to me, e-mail me so that we can arrange a date and a time for you do that. I will have to limit how many comic books I buy. A friend of mine once bought 13,000 comic books and they were delivered to his house on a pallet. I have had nightmares about that ever since he shared the story with me. Not to mention it would be hard to hide a pallet of comic books from my Saintly Wife Barb.
Am I afraid she’ll read this blog and find out I’m buying comics? Hey, she’s been listening to me through 37 years of marriage and the ten years we dated before that. Do you think she reads these bloggy things? “Saintly” only goes so far.
There will be signs on my front lawn advertising the garage sale. There will be a huge Tony Isabella banner hanging from our back porch next to our driveway. There’ll also be a small standing banner in front of the garage.
There is no parking in our driveway. There’s parking on Damon Drive across from our house and also on the Bradley Court “U”, which is where our garage is.
I won’t be wearing any political hats or shirts. I ask anyone who comes to the garage sale to leave their political garb at home. I ask my one asshole neighbor to stop shouting at me from across the street when he walks his dog.
Unless you are an on-duty police officer or other law enforcement worker, weapons of any kind are barred from my garage sale. That’s just common courtesy and sense.
You do not have to wear a medical mask to attend my garage sale. I have no problem with you wearing such a mask if that is your call. If you’re wearing any non-medical mask, you better be dressed as a super-hero or super-villain. Will be the year that Black Lightning or Tigra come to one of my garage sales?
Please feel free to spread the word about this garage sale on your social media and elsewhere. There are book and comics projects that I want to write and these sales will help finance them.
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back soon with more stuff.
© 2022 Tony Isabella