What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by SID » 23 Dec 2017, 12:07

LOL. Right channel though. :D
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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 22 Jan 2018, 09:25

I made a valiant effort on the #1s as a treat to myself but someone obviously wanted them more than I did. The buyer also bought the #2 issue for over £300, so over £1k spent......good man!


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-ORIGI ... 1438.l2649


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-ORIGI ... 1438.l2649


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-ORIGI ... 1438.l2649

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 22 Jan 2018, 10:24

I sold several original horror/sci fi EC comics a couple of years ago but they didn't make three figures. I still have a few EC war comics but they are nowhere near as popular.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 22 Jan 2018, 11:22

stevezodiac wrote:I sold several original horror/sci fi EC comics a couple of years ago but they didn't make three figures. I still have a few EC war comics but they are nowhere near as popular.
I was surprised at the prices they went for but maybe it's as koollectablz has previously noted and this buyer obviously really wanted them and the prices achieved will flush out more sellers who may not achieve the same level of bid. We shall see! The seller has 4 more silmilar comics on sale this week.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by koollectablz » 22 Jan 2018, 11:43

I went after these as well, mainly as I've never seen them is as good condition.

Yeah they're British versions but extremely hard to find in condition like that.

I didn't get them either - hopefully more will come onto the market - genuinely great comics to collect.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by philcom55 » 22 Jan 2018, 12:29

Gosh! I thought £40 was a bit steep when I bought Haunt of Fear #1 myself a couple of years ago. :shock:

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 22 Jan 2018, 14:23

philcom55 wrote:Gosh! I thought £40 was a bit steep when I bought Haunt of Fear #1 myself a couple of years ago. :shock:
Bargain!

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by stevezodiac » 22 Jan 2018, 15:22

I hadn't realised they were UK editions. Probably rarer than the american versions. I have the Black Magic Album advertised on the back as well as the Ghostly Weird and Startling Terror Tales. All one-offs. I paid £10 each for them at the ephemera fair last year. Next fair is this Sunday.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 22 Jan 2018, 16:18

stevezodiac wrote:I hadn't realised they were UK editions. Probably rarer than the american versions. I have the Black Magic Album advertised on the back as well as the Ghostly Weird and Startling Terror Tales. All one-offs. I paid £10 each for them at the ephemera fair last year. Next fair is this Sunday.
You may want to keep an eye on these then:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-ORIGI ... SwxOFaZKtA

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SUPERB-ORIGI ... SwZrhaZKxf

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by koollectablz » 22 Jan 2018, 17:34

The Startling Terror is fairly common, I've had a few copies.

All well worth picking up if you find them 'in the wild' at a decent price.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by koollectablz » 18 Mar 2018, 21:19

Well I can add the Greyfriars Herald to this thread too...

I had to send them back as practically all of them had large chunks cut out.

I guess the sellers idea of complete and mine varied somewhat.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by Hawkeye » 18 Mar 2018, 21:33

koollectablz wrote:Well I can add the Greyfriars Herald to this thread too...

I had to send them back as practically all of them had large chunks cut out.

I guess the sellers idea of complete and mine varied somewhat.
Are these the ones he's relisted for £20 more than you bought them for !?!

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by koollectablz » 19 Mar 2018, 14:10

They would be the ones, yes. To anyone considering them, a few have over half the back page cut out too, caveat emptor.

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by koollectablz » 30 Apr 2018, 13:29

Missed out on the Tarzan Grand Adventure Album which collects the first six issues of vol one.

Poor condition but now regretting being a bit penny pinching about it...

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Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Post by Adam Eterno » 01 May 2018, 20:06

koollectablz wrote:Missed out on the Tarzan Grand Adventure Album which collects the first six issues of vol one.

Poor condition but now regretting being a bit penny pinching about it...
I still do that sometimes so I try to bid as much as I think I won't feel badly if I lose. Not an exact science though.....

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