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Saturday, January 29, 2005



I'm preparing to sell some of my old comic books. Before I could do this, I had to go through and take an inventory of what I have. I've been collecting comics since about 1981, so I've got a lot of 'em, and there were some that had me scratching my head. Such as...
  • DC Comics Presents #27 (March, 1983) Superman teams up with then-president Reagan to track down a maniac from twenty years into the future who wants to further his own political career by stealing Reagan's folksy charisma.
  • Saga of the Swamp Thing #42 (November, 1987) This story from early in Alan Moore's run has Swamp Thing moving out of the swamp and taking a job at Arby's, where he learns the sinister secret about the difference between Arby's Sauce and Horsey Sauce.
  • The Avengers #235 (July, 1985) Captain America leaves the team after She-Hulk questions his motives for working alongside a thirteen-year-old named Bucky.
  • Detective Comics #632 (April, 1993) This story takes place during the period in which Bruce Wayne's back had been broken and his place as Batman had been filled by a fluffy bunny. Issue #632 is the end of that storyline, in which the fluffy bunny goes too far and castrates the Riddler with a pair of pinking shears. Many comics scholars agree that this plotline heralded the beginning of the end of comics' "Dark Period."
  • Iron Man Super Special #3 (February, 1982) An 80 page spectacular featuring an all-out battle between Iron Man and rust.
  • Green Lantern #63 (November, 1991) Hal Jordan, the Green Lantern of Earth, faces off against a cosmic being of incredible power who threatens the very existence of the universe unless somebody agrees to buy him a Chia Pet. GL uses his power ring to create a fake Chia, sending the cosmic guy away happy.
  • Terms of Endearment #1 (August, 1983) Marvel paid a lot of money in the '80s for the rights to adapt movies into comic book form. Unfortunately, this book, released at the height of this practice, failed to find an audience either with 13-year-old comic book fans or with 40-year-old housewives who loved the film.
  • Again, Really Pretty Amazing Spider-Man #1 (May, 1986) Released during a time when Marvel was seeking to make as much profit as humanly possible from their premiere characters, this title joined the swelling ranks of Amazing Spider-Man; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man; Web of Spider-Man; Fiduciary Responsibilities of Spider-Man and Spider-Man and His Amazing Cappuchino Machine. Most of these titles were canceled after a handful of issues, except for the Cappuchino Machine title, which runs to this day.
  • Teen Titans # 51 (July, 2003) Starfire, Raven and Wonder Girl all get their period at the same time. Villains beware!
  • Werewolf By Night Annual #5 (January, 1982) Werewolf by Night is captured and neutered by Bob Barker.
I'm hoping I can fetch a decent price for all of these on E-Bay. Although, I'm having second thoughts about getting rid of that Terms of Endearment comic.