Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Some new back issue additions

Saw a little shop and stopped in. Packed full of stuff, but mostly stuff I wasn't looking for. Still, I managed to find a few.

 Fightin' Marines #105. The only military comic I found in the entire store, not counting a few GI Joe which I already had. The area by the All in All-New was folded down, I thought it was missing a chunk of the cover when I bought it. Instead, it was there. At least mostly. I didn't mind it being missing so I viewed it as a bonus that it was actually there.

Famous cover. Story's kind of simple. Later became part of the DC Universe.
 Got it for the blue foil. I've always loved "special covers" and will pick them up when I see them in the cheap bins. I have not read this one yet.
 Cover is embossed and has silver foil. Did not enjoy it, but didn't expect to. I don't care for John Byrne's writing or art.
 All silver foil and embossed. Actually not a bad story. First Valiant comic I've ever read. Might pick up more if I see them cheap. Ran for 65 issues, this is #25. Condition is not that great due to it being loose in the dollar bin, no bag. I don't care.
I was surprised to find this one in the dollar bin. Most everything else was from roughly 1989 or later (all the way up to New 52 crap) but this book, from 1977. which is in pretty good shape was an outlier. I love the pre-Crisis Legion so I had to get it even though the story is not new to me...this is actually MY copy, instead of just one I have access to.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scan Catchup- Everything else

Here are the covers of the other books that do not fit into the previous posts.
Hate that somebody wrote on the cover. Otherwise in very good shape for a book from 1966. 

 This one and the one below are the free comics that sometimes show up with comic orders. They count.
Since I only have one DC comic and one DC trade I decided to put them here, instead of making a separate post.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Scan Catchup- DC Military

2016 is when I really started collecting DC's military titles on a full time basis. I have had more than a few of my rather limited post output about them, but it wasn't all. This finishes them off. At least until I can get to one of our local cons or shops and buy more.

This is #284. The cover was not printed properly and the last digit is not present.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Scan Catchup - GI Joe

The issue missed here is the only issue of the title I don't getting it will be a priority.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Scan Catchup: Star Wars

Here are the Star Wars comics that I needed to scan in this batch:

You'll notice that some books are missing. I forgot to place one of the month's orders!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Scan Catchup- Golden Age

I've been slacking on my scans. I had been trying to scan them as I read them, but then I would forget, and then I would forget what had been scanned and not scanned. This has been going on since roughly September. Yesterday I finally got everything pulled together, updated my collection charts, and determined what needed scans and what didn't. In the process, I found an issue of GI Combat that I missed reading, which is good. What's not good, and which I had forgotten, is that I forgot to order a month's worth of books. I ended up missing an issue of all 4 of the current titles I read. DUH! I will get them at some point. For now, enjoy the first of several posts worth of scans that I had to play catch-up on. All of these comics in this series of posts have entered my collection in 2016 or 2017.

Golden Age Captain Marvel is some of my favorites. I've read the archives but I only began adding the real things to my collection in 2015. I picked up these two in September.