If you've been reading my posts for a while, you know I've been in this hobby since I was 5 days old. I've always dreamed of owning a comic from the 1930s, but it always seemed like an impossible dream. DC Comics from the 1930s are expensive...not to mention rare. The ones that I've been able to find for sale are above what I can afford, by a wide margin.
A few weeks ago I was messing around on my tablet and discovered that it came with an Ebay app built in. I've had it since September but I didn't discover that until April. I got to looking around in comics and found my way to sorting by the decade. I naturally checked the 1930s, without expecting anything in my price range, but I still wanted to look. But...I was shocked to see, there WAS something I could afford! It wasn't DC, but it Was 1930s! Finally, today, it arrived!
It predates my oldest comic by about a year, although since I have not had my collection out since 2002, I don't remember the exact age of my oldest comic previously, an Archie book.
It's not DC, which is what I've always imagined, but...it's 1939! And It's mine!!
The condition and the fact that it's not a super hero comic meant I was able to add this to my collection for only...get this....$20!
What a shock, what a thrill! I do plan to read it, but it might have to be in small doses, due to the smell. The mail just got here about 2 hours ago so the "high" is still very fresh.
Thanks for reading!