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Comic book haul and Ollie's sale!!!

  • bigbillguts | Male | 41 years old | Auburn, NY

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Comic book haul and Ollie's sale!!!

2817 views • Jan 29, '18 • (2) Comments

Hello all!  It has been a little while since I posted- work has had me beaten down pretty hard, but I am back amongst the living!!!

This weekend, I was able to make it to the flea market.  Nothing huge, but there was a new vendor that had a handful of cool comics in his dollar bin- some Punisher, X-Men, He-Man, and Eternal Warrior. I scooped up a Bloodshot #0 and #6- first app. of Colan King (becomes Ninjak).  The best find in the lot was Eternal Warrior #4- first cameo of Bloodshot!  I was able to fill in some missing gaps in my comic runs and add a key that I haven't found in the wild in a long time!

Next, I was off to my favorite shop- he doesn't sell new books, but survives solely on buy and selling collections of all manner!  This means he skims through his boxes for the obvious valuable books, then throws the remainder into his bargain section- where he prices comics at 3 for a dollar....  This is a great place to find issues to put together runs and to find lesser known keys and obscure titles with value!  I grabbed about 50 books from him this weekend - mostly X-Men and Amazing Spider Man issues to fill gaps in my collection, but also snagged an X-Factor#1, George Perez's Sirens #1E Sketch variant, 4 copies of Spider Man 2099, and 2 copies of Captain America vol5 #1 (first cameo of the Winter Soldier).  I even picked up a copy of Wolverine #8 for $7 because I didnt have one yet, and bought my son some Garbage Pail Kids!!! I walked away with tons of comics and spent all of $25 or so!

Great weekend for comic hunting!  I thought I was done, but on Sunday, I got a message from my wife:

Hey!  Ollie's has a bunch of graphic novels on sale.

I haven't spent much time at Ollie's, but I figured it was worth checking out.  There, in the middle of the store, was a huge table just piled high with graphic novels.  No rhyme or reason to it.  Lots of DC it appeared, and some Marvel, and then even fewer of the others.  I talked to my buddy that works at the store, and he told me that this was a part of some huge acquisition by Ollie's.  I looked and actually found some novels that are interesting- Stephen King Gunslinger series, DC Comic Essentials, etc....  What cathes my eye is that these are all 20-25 retail, and Ollie's has them for 2 and 3 dollars.....

I am not a collector of graphic novels usually, but I figured these will make it easy to catch up on some cool stories!  Anyone find anything good at their local Ollie's?  Are there any particularly valuable novels to be looking for?

  • Jan 31, '18 by atom's avatar atom
  • No Ollie's here in Utah. It's an 'East of the Mississippi" thing, I guess. Now I'm sad.
    • Jan 31, '18 by bigbillguts's avatar bigbillguts
    • Bummer! My local Ollie's got a huge pile of graphic novels, but it seems like it is 20 copies each of like 30 different books, and it is mostly DC. From what I understand, Ollie's bought a huge warehouse lot and just boxed them up and shipped them- too bad they didnt randomize them first! But I will happily take what I can get!
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