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Red Sonja She-Devil with a Sword Red Sonja Premium Format(TM) Figure

Aquaman 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
AQUAMAN #1
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Atom 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
ATOM #1
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Batman 368 - for sale - mycomicshop
BATMAN #368
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Batman 426 - for sale - mycomicshop
BATMAN #426
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Brave and the Bold 34 - for sale - mycomicshop
BRAVE AND THE BOLD #34
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Detective Comics 359 - for sale - mycomicshop
DETECTIVE COMICS #359
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Green Lantern 90 - for sale - mycomicshop
GREEN LANTERN #90
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House of Secrets 92 - for sale - mycomicshop
HOUSE OF SECRETS #92
for sale - mycomicshop

Justice League of America 29 - for sale - mycomicshop
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #29
for sale - mycomicshop

Justice League of America 92 - for sale - mycomicshop
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #92
for sale - mycomicshop

Justice League of America 196 - for sale - mycomicshop
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #196
for sale - mycomicshop

Legion of Super-Heroes 259 - for sale - mycomicshop
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #259
for sale - mycomicshop

Showcase 34 - for sale - mycomicshop
SHOWCASE #34
for sale - mycomicshop

Superman 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
SUPERMAN #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Superman 24 - for sale - mycomicshop
SUPERMAN #24
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Wonder Woman 6 - for sale - mycomicshop
WONDER WOMAN #6
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World's Finest 71 - for sale - mycomicshop
WORLD'S FINEST #71
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WHERE TO BUY
COMIC BOOKS

There are a lot of great places and resources available to purchase comic books for your collection.

Whether youíre beginning to collect or have been collecting for years I can provide you information on places and resources I know of to help you or someone you know on where to buy.

Whether looking for old comics or new comics, I always recommend first to try your local comic book stores as well as local comic book shows and conventions.

Here youíll be able to examine the issues from front cover to back cover and everywhere in between in person.  Youíll have the ability to negotiate with the seller more freely than in any other place.  The time and effort involved in evaluating issues in person is much more efficient for you than in any other place.

However there are times when your local sources may not yield any of the issues or the conditions youíre looking for and you need to look elsewhere.

Old Comic Books

If youíre in the market for older comics (typically 1969 and earlier) I have found many sources that I have used a few times over the years that can provide you with a wide selection and good customer service.

I have purchased from many mail-order dealers since the late 1970s which most are now selling on the internet and are still some of the largest in the hobby. 

If youíve purchased from some of them, you may have a different experience than me.  The fact that I have purchased from them multiple times gives me a better perspective than purchasing from them once.  I would not recommend them to you unless I have had favorable transactions.

Here are some of my recommended sources:

Harley Yee Comics who has been in the comic book business for closed to 25 years is someone I have used for quite some time when purchasing older comic books. 

Heís an active Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide advisor.  Iíve known Harley since 1989 and have purchased many issues from him.  He sets up at different comic conventions all over the world and also sells on his web site and Ebay.  He regularly stocks DC and Marvels from the silver age (1960s) and golden age (1940s) and issues from many of the golden age publishers.  You can always leave him a list of issues that youíre looking for and he will get back to you once heís able to acquire them.  This of course does take time as older issues are difficult to find with each passing year.

Redbeardís Book Den is owned and operated by Ron Pussell who has been one of the longest running advisors to the Overstreet Price Guide.  I always find Ronís grading of issues to be dead on and usually above my expectations.  Ron carries a variety of issues from different eras and does stock both golden age and silver age comics and issues up to about the early to mid-1980s.  He operates his own web site and often sells on Ebay. 

Steve Sibraís Vintage Comic Books Etc. is another good source for older material.  Iíve known Steve since 1989 and he regularly sets up at local shows, but if youíre not in the Seattle area then you can find him on Ebay going by the user id of Herm2pipes.  Steveís prices are fair and his grading accurate. 

Fantasy Comics has been a great source for older issues as well as issues from recent years.  I find their issues in better than listed condition.  His prices are more than fair.  I think you will be pleased with the issues he has.  He is also an Overstreet advisor.

Superworld Comics owned and operated by Ted Van Liew is also an Overstreet advisor and is someone I recommend you look into when in the market for purchasing older issues.  Iíve purchased a lot of books from Ted over the years and his issues are in fine condition and packaged extremely well with just about every issue contained in a mylar sleeve and backing board regardless of the value.  Superworld sells issues on their web site and on Ebay as well as at comic book shows nationally.

Gary Dolgoff Comics is a wonderful source if youíre looking to put together a large run of older issues and issues of recent years.  He often puts large runs and small runs and lots on Ebay and on his web site.  Sending him an email or calling him to put in your request is another option in case he needs to put something together especially for you.  I have found his grading to be very good. 

Motor City Comics owned and operated by Michal Goldman has been a good source of silver age and golden age books whose issuesí condition has been mostly outstanding.  I have purchased quite a few issues from him over the years and suggest you check him out.  He is an Overstreet advisor.  He sells via their web site and on Ebay and at comic book shows nationally.

mycomicshop which started out back in the 60s as Lone Star Comics has been a great source for me as I was tracking down issues to fill in some of my holes and find their grading to be spot on. 

They have a very large inventory with various grades available which gives collectors multiple choices.  They stock just about every title imaginable and graphic novels and hardcover and trade paperbacks.  You will also find that they stock original art.

I have provided various links on my site to their site with specific inventory listings.  Check them out.

FYI-if youíre buying any issue from mycomicshop that is less than $10, I would suggest you pay the extra small fee to have the issue bagged and boarded.  They process so many issues on a daily basis they do not always bag and board every issue - only ones that are $10 or more. 

They place a stack of issues that you order in a shrink-wrapped bundle.  This may annoy some, but since I usually want every issue to be in outstanding condition I will pay the extra small fee to have every issue packaged individually.  They sell on their web site which you can access by clicking here and on Ebay.

Mile High Comics is similar to Mycomicshop in that they try to stock just about every issue imaginable.  Their inventory of older issues usually are in multiple grades so if you are looking for not the best grades to find an attractive price, you may want to scan their web site.  I have found some great books to add to my collection from them.  They sell on Ebay too.

ComicLink is one of the largest sellers of CGC certified books.  Their web site is filled with a wide variety of books based on an auction-like format with a stock market feel.  When perusing through, you will see an ask price that a seller who has posted a given book has listed.  As a potential buyer you can decide whether or not you want to submit the ask price and purchase it outright or engage in submitting a bid hoping that the seller decides to lower his price to match your bid.  They also have monthly auctions which you cannot purchase outright and have to compete with other bidders during the designated time period set for the auctions to run.  I have purchased a few books from them either in auction format or their regular method and have received them all books safely.  You will probably not find any other centralized source for this amount of CGC books.

Ebay in general is a great source for old comic books.  You can find a lot of issues there that you cannot find in any other single place at one time.  There are so many sellers listing issues every single minute.  You can get some great deals at very affordable prices that you cannot get in any other venue.  The only caveat is condition and knowledge of the seller.  I have observed and experienced quite a few who list items that have no experience about the books they're trying to sell.  They don't know grading standards and clearly admit that in their listings.  When you ask questions about the issues' condition, they often either don't reply or the response you get is unclear and unsatisfactory. 

My experience has been about 50/50 when it comes to being satisfied with my transactions there.  My recommendation is if you look at any old comic book listings on Ebay to be sure to ask questions until you feel confident in the issues and the seller.  If you do not feel comfortable at any point, then do not submit a bid or purchase outright using the buy now feature if it is available.  A photoscan of a book (front and/or back) can only show you so much.  A detailed description is absolutely necessary.  You need to come away with any communication 100% confident that you know what it is you're viewing.  You will be saving yourself a lot of disappointment.

New Comic Books

As noted before I would prefer to pick up newer issues and back issues of recent years locally whether at the various comic book stores in my area or at a comic book convention. 

This is always my recommendation to you too.

You will get the opportunity to see all of the newly issued comics on a weekly basis - every Wednesday at your local store as well as the previous weeksí offerings.

You will have the chance to browse through the back issue stock at your local store. 

Thereís no other more efficient way nor practical way to view that many issues in one visit than in person at your local store.

Comic book conventions in your area which occur every other month or in most cases quarterly is another avenue for you locally to acquire newer issues.

Sometimes these sources may not have what youíre looking for.  Sometimes local stores may not even carry back issues of recent years as some are downsizing and some have eliminated back issue stock altogether in order to make room for other merchandise like toys, trade paperbacks, graphic novels, t-shirts, etc.

When that occurs, there are other sources online that you can use to find newer material which also includes collected reprint books (both hard cover and soft cover) and graphic novels.

Mycomicshop which I listed up above is a great source for newer material.  If youíve missed out on some issues in recent months or missed out on some trade paperbacks or other newer items, they can fulfill your search.  Looking for issues from say 10 years ago, they can help you there too. 

They market items on their web site and on Ebay so you should be able to find them in addition I have a link directly to their web site on my site.  My experience with them as been very positive and I will continue to use them for other items that I missed out on.

Mile High Comics as noted before is similar to Mycomicshop in that they try to stock just about every issue imaginable.  They also sell on Ebay too.  I use them as one my sources for items that I missed out on in recent years.

I find Fantasy Comics carries recent material as well.  This is usually the result of acquiring collections which includes some of these issues and their grading has been outstanding.

One of the long-time comic book preservationist supplier is also a seller of recent issues and somewhat older material.  Bill Cole Enterprises has been selling these types of issues on Ebay and I found his grading to be fair and accurate.

Ebay in general is a great source for newer comic books.  You can find a lot of issues there at some great prices that you cannot find in any other place.  I find that collected reprinted books in trade paperback or hard covers are discounted on Ebay more than my local stores.  I cannot find them either at my local comic shows at the prices that I can find on Ebay.

If youíre into collecting reprinted books, then there is a large amount of sellers there that can provide you this material at great discounts.

I donít know that buying newer comic books is cost-effective on Ebay unless youíre looking to acquire lots of issues or runs of issues-say 10 or 15 issues at a time minimum.  The cost involved with shipping to buy any new comic book by itself is just not worth it.  Letís say youíre looking at 1 or 2 issues which may be .99 cents each, but when you add in shipping it now totals over $7 or more. 

New comic books on average are $2.99 so you can see the logic here.  Iím sure you can find some listings where itíll be better, but for the most part this is not the case.  If you happen to live in an area where there are no comic stores or shows, then buying them online would be your only choice and I recommend the above sources before I would suggest looking at Ebay.

Hopefully Iíve given you some guidance on where to buy and what to look out for.  There are so many other sources that are available to collectors everywhere, but I want to provide you ones that I personally have gone through multiple times which have been very positive.

Happy Collecting!!!

Johnson's Collectibles

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CGC COMICS
for sale

mycomicshop

ACTION COMICS-1938 series starring Superman for sale
mycomicshop

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Comics - 1963 series
for sale

mycomicshop

AQUAMAN Comics -
1962 series for sale
mycomicshop

AVENGERS Comics - 1963 series for sale
mycomicshop

BATMAN Comics - 1940 series for sale
mycomicshop

CAPTAIN AMERICA Comics - 1968 series
for sale

mycomicshop

DAREDEVIL Comics - 1964 series for sale
mycomicshop

DETECTIVE COMICS - 1937 series for sale
mycomicshop

DOCTOR STRANGE
Comics - 1974 series
for sale

mycomicshop

DOCTOR STRANGE
Comics - 1988 series
for sale

mycomicshop

FANTASTIC FOUR Comics - 1961 series 
for sale

mycomicshop

FLASH Comics - 1959 series for sale
mycomicshop

GREEN ARROW Comics - 1987 series for sale
mycomicshop

GREEN LANTERN Comics - 1960 series
for sale

mycomicshop

INCREDIBLE HULK Comics - 1962 series
for sale

mycomicshop

IRON MAN Comics -
1968 series for sale
mycomicshop

JUSTICE LEAGUE of AMERICA Comics -
1960 series for sale

mycomicshop

LEGION of SUPER-HEROES Comics -
1980 series for sale

mycomicshop

NICK FURY Comics -
1968 series for sale
mycomicshop

NICK FURY Comics -
1989 series for sale
mycomicshop

SUPERBOY Comics -
1949 series for sale

mycomicshop

SUPERMAN Comics - 1939 series for sale
mycomicshop

THOR Comics -
1962 series for sale

mycomicshop

UNCANNY X-MEN Comics - 1963 series
for sale

mycomicshop

WONDER WOMAN Comics - 1942 series
for sale

mycomicshop

Black Cat Marvel Premium Format(TM) Figure

Amazing Spider-Man 15 - for sale - comicshop
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #15
for sale - mycomicshop

Amazing Spider-Man 50 - for sale - mycomicshop
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #50
for sale - mycomicshop

Avengers 11 - for sale - mycomicshop
AVENGERS #11
for sale - mycomicshop

Daredevil 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
DAREDEVIL #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Fantastic Four 48 - for sale - mycomicshop
FANTASTIC FOUR #48
for sale - mycomicshop

Hulk 102 - for sale - mycomicshop
HULK #102
for sale - mycomicshop

Iron Man 55 - for sale - mycomicshop
IRON MAN #55
for sale - mycomicshop


Tales of Suspense 57 - for sale - mycomicshop
TALES of SUSPENSE #57
for sale - mycomicshop

Tales of Suspense 58 - for sale - mycomicshop
TALES of SUSPENSE #58
for sale - mycomicshop

Thor 126 - for sale - mycomicshop
THOR #126
for sale - mycomicshop

X-Men 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
X-MEN #1
for sale - mycomicshop

X-Men 94 - for sale - mycomicshop
X-MEN #94
for sale - mycomicshop

X-Men 137 - for sale - comicshop
X-MEN #137
for sale - mycomicshop


ACTION COMICS #252
for sale - mycomicshop

Batman 171 - for sale - mycomicshop
BATMAN #171
for sale - mycomicshop

Batman 232 - for sale - mycomicshop
BATMAN #232
for sale - mycomicshop

Batman 234 - for sale - mycomicshop
BATMAN #234
for sale - mycomicshop

Batman 251 - for sale - mycomicshop
BATMAN #251
for sale - mycomicshop

Detective Comics 359 - for sale - mycomicshop
DETECTIVE COMICS #359
for sale - mycomicshop


Detective Comics 400 - for sale - mycomicshop
DETECTIVE COMICS #400
for sale - mycomicshop

Green Lantern 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
GREEN LANTERN #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Green Lantern 76 - for sale - mycomicshop
GREEN LANTERN #76
for sale - mycomicshop

Showcase 4 - for sale - mycomicshop
SHOWCASE #4
for sale - mycomicshop


Showcase 22 - for sale - mycomicshop
SHOWCASE #22
for sale - mycomicshop

Amazing Fantasy 15 - for sale - mycomicshop
AMAZING FANTASY #15
for sale - mycomicshop

Amazing Spider-Man 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Amazing Spider-Man 14 - for sale - mycomicshop
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14
for sale - mycomicshop

Amazing Spider-Man 129 - for sale - mycomicshop
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #129
for sale - mycomicshop

Avengers 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
AVENGERS #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Avengers 4 - for sale - mycomicshop
AVENGERS #4
for sale - mycomicshop

Fantastic Four 112 - for sale - mycomicshop
FANTASTIC FOUR #112
for sale - mycomicshop

Giant-Size X-Men 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Hulk 181 - for sale - mycomicshop
HULK #181
for sale - mycomicshop

Iron Man 1 - for sale - mycomicshop
IRON MAN #1
for sale - mycomicshop

Strange Tales 110 - for sale - mycomicshop
STRANGE TALES #110
for sale - mycomicshop

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