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If I (you) had a million (200) dollars I’d (You’d) buy…?

Jordan Smith

So, as my “give it all away” enterprise has continued I’ve started to run dangerously low on single issues of “all ages” material for the shop.  I’ve done my good deed, internet.  I think it’s “me time.”

Still, continuing in the spirit of “paring down” I made another drastic decision.

In short, I “sold” the following GN’s, Trades, and what have you’s:

Essential Spider-Man 4

WildCATS Gang War

Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight

Planetary Collections 1,2,3 and Crossing Worlds

Hellboy: Right Hand of Doom

GI Joe: Cobra

Usagi Yojimbo Collections 2,3,4,6,7 and “Shades of Death”

Formerly Known as the Justice League

Criminal: Lawless

Two Fisted Tales

X-Men Vignettes 1,2

Captain America: Red Menace 1 and 2 – Rebirth – War and Remembrance – Winter Soldier 1 and 2

Sin City Big Fat Kill and A Dame to Kill For

Invisibles 1,2

Daredevil: Born Again

JLA: Justice for All and World War III

Solar: Man of the Atom (Alpha & Omega)

Eternals 1 and 2

LOEG Black Dossier and 1910

Uncanny X-Men: Ashes

X-Force: The Final Chapter and X-Statix: Good Guys and Bad Guys

The Sentry

Batman and the Monster Men

Arkham Asylum

Batman Chronicles 2

Ultimates 1 and 2 and Ultimates 2 1 and 2

Essential X-Men 1 and 3

Stormwatch: Change or Die

The Authority: Relentless and Under New Management

Sandman: Endless Nights

In the final analysis it was like 60 GN’s and trades which, rather generously imo, turned into almost $200 store credit.

So, my question is – dear readers – what do I spend it on?

Nothing is off the table – Since I’m not actually exchanging cash I might even convince myself to utilize paragraph 10 subsection 37 of the Jazzy Jeff Lester Marvel boycott provisions and snag some NEW Marvel material.

Have at it, gang.  I’m really curious to see what you want ME to see.

Thanks again!

9 Responses to “ If I (you) had a million (200) dollars I’d (You’d) buy…? ”

  1. Does paragraph 10, subsection 37 allow you to buy old Marvel? If so, here are my suggestions.

    1. Every 80s Marvel comic with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz that’s not New Mutants or Elektra. When you get home, scan or photocopy the covers and then mix them up. Write a story to match the reordered artwork. Call it “Stray Covers.”

    2. Buy the complete run of Marvel’s “Transformers.” Read and wonder why they thought kids who bought the toys and watched the cartoon would ever find anything to like in there. Pass them on to the kids when you’re done and hear them complain about how not shiny the 4-color Transformers are compared to the Michael Bay and CG cartoons of the past five years.

    3. That run of “Suicide Squad” everyone is always talking about. I never read it myself, but every third day someone somewhere on the internet trots it out as the only good thing DC did post-Crisis. If I had your store credit, I would buy this for myself because I’m damn curious. I also liked DC’s 75-cent cover price icons.

    4. Jack Kirby’s “2001 Space Odyssey.”

    5. Every random Marvel one-shot from the 80s including “The Pitt” and “The Life of Pope John Paul II.” You put all those together, and it’s the closest Marvel ever came to being Vertigo. Or maybe Wildstorm. I swear, you put those on a coffee table and you won’t be able to stop yourself from thumbing through them.

    6. I don’t know which shop you have the credit at, but most comic shops have some oversized books that no one ever buys because they cost $200. Whether it’s a collection of Disney comics published by a publisher whose sole reason for existence was to publish that book so Disney didn’t have to pay for it, or a French import of all of Moebius’ naked lady comics, every store has a book like that. I’ve always wanted an excuse to buy one of them, and $200 of nontransferable store cred could be that excuse.

    All my suggestions are serious ones, but since I don’t actually get to spend your money, I didn’t mind going off the rails a bit. In the end, you should spend it on something that’ll make you happy, but since it is, as I said, nontransferable, I’d definitely go the route of purchasing something you can really only get at a comic shop. I think that’ll make the purchase feel special. At least that’s how I felt as a kid before I turned into a jaded adult.

    Also, if those Eternals trades were the Jack Kirby collections, I would have bought them off you.

  2. The only ones I wouldn’t have sold there are Born Again and Sin City.

  3. Suicide Squad was definitely a highlight, but DC did a number of decent superhero books in the first couple of years following Crisis: the Mike Baron/Butch Guice Wally West Flash was really entertaining, and Cary Bates/Pat Broderick’s Captain Atom, showing another side to government involvement with superheroes, was a great thematic companion to Suicide Squad for its first few years. That’s also the era of the Giffen/Dematteis JLA.

  4. I have a totally banging What If cover by Sienkiewicz in my office. What if the the Hulk went BESERK?!?

    Totally worth the cover price, if you can find it.

  5. I don’t understand why you sold some of those, and I don’t understand who would want to buy others!

    Just looking at my shelves and yelling random, vaguely appropriate titles – something by Jason, Judge Dredd: Origins, Nikolai Dante: Too Cool To Kill, Bakuman, Knights Of Sidonia, Beasts Of Burden, Blacksad, Elliot S! Maggin era Superman! back issues, The Drifting Classroom, Tits’n’Capes: The Complete Chuck Austen Marvel Omnibus, Gil Jordan: Murder At High Tide, or something by Jacques Tardi.

    I’ve not got the last three on my shelves, but two of them I’m desperate to have.

  6. I was in a comics shop the other day looking at those IDW Artist Edition books. That would be a completely unjustified splurge for me, but if I had that amount of free credit . . .

    The other thing I would do is spend it on a run of something I’ve always wanted to read but never have. For example, I haven’t read very much of The Invisibles, or any Carl Barks Disney work, so I might pick up things like that.

  7. @Miguel Corti
    Transformers was so weird. I have the original mini – ten issues from the middle where drawing a straight line was apparently forbidden – and then the last 15 or so when Andrew Wildman was blowing up drawing robot guts and Ratchet / Megatron body horror comics. Cool time, everybody.

    Thanks for the suggestions, I’ve got the 2001 oversize and I’m really sorry about the Eternals thing. I felt like I had to put in some good, saleable material to balance out that I was asking someone to give me credit for all those Ultimates books in 2013. ;-)

    @Oh Well

    See above. The Miller books were probably the hardest to part with from that bunch but I cracked one as I was packing them up thinking I’d read it again and wound up not being terribly interested. If I had it over again, maybe not, but it was all very heat of the moment.

    @Cole Moore ODell
    Over 250,000 back issues downstairs so I’ll be hunting. Thanks!

    @Ben
    I know, right? I generally have a blanket answer when someone gets “that look” on their face and it goes, “Misspent youth?” (shrugs shoulders). Jesus, for a second I thought the Chuck Austen thing was real.

    @CBrown
    Yeah, I was wrestling with that. On the one hand I think it would be a HUGE dick move to ask my retailer for the Romita Spider-Man artist edition. On the other…

    By the by, checked a little of your blog and I happened to hold onto “Figure Drawing For All it’s Worth” by Andrew Loomis. This is in no way saying you need to do anything different than you’re doing but almost certainly you’d get more out of the book than I ever will (being not an illustrator, myself). Interested?

  8. I guess that would be a dick move, now that I think about it. So I guess I’ll stick with my suggestion to go for a big run of something you’ve never gotten around to. Maybe some manga series that runs 30 volumes. Or just get some statues of superheroines in sexy poses.

    Re: Loomis. I would have taken you up on that a year ago, but since they FINALLY have re-issued those books after decades of being out of print, I got a copy (and had a bootleg pdf before that). Thanks for the thought, though.

  9. I worked in comics retail for 3+ years, and we did a ton in trade / store credit.

    It’s not a dick move to ask for the pricier stuff. Credit is credit, and you’re not wrong for using it.

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