My wife was nice enough to let me buy back issues for Father’s Day, this year.
Thanks to the great Mile High Comics, I was able to spend $50.16. The code word was, SANDIEGO, which gave me 20% off. Also, due to the upcoming convention, the prices were all slashed, as well.
Like always, I went to my Wishlist over at comicbookdb.com. I looked at my 14 pages, seeking out the issues that are in the upper left corner and the bottom right corner – because I may be crazy.
I was going to buy Marvel Zombies Halloween, but Mile High Comics didn’t have a copy. Next, I was going to buy the variant cover to Wolverine and the X-Men 25, with Kitty Pryde and Iceman’s son but it was $25, more than I was hoping for. I need those two for my Pryde’s Pride collection.
So here are the comics I bought –
Superboy (1993) 27 $6.75
Avengers Academy (2010) 3 Women Variant $7.50
Classic X-Men 46 $1.45
Classic X-Men 48 $1
New Avengers (2010) 3 Women Variant $3
Official Index to the Marvel Universe 9 $1.50
Official Index to the Marvel Universe 10 $1.50
Uncanny X-Men (2011) 1 Keown Variant $3.75
X-Men (1963) 544 2nd Printing Variant $2.40
X-Men Schism (2011) 2 $2.75
So that takes care of the corners, that were available as well as what was under ten dollars. That gave me ten comics for $31.60, so I was still under the fifty dollars gift.
So I went and looked at what series I had a lot of issues listed in my Wishlist.
I had fifteen issues listed under the original volume of Uncanny X-Men, including the 544 2nd Printing. I added these –
X-Men (1963) 176 $3.50
X-Men (1963) 205 $2.90
X-Men (1963) 449 $1.75
X-Men (1963) 452 $1.50
X-Men (1963) 472 $5.25
I was able to add five issues, for a total of 15 comics for $46.50, still under fifty. Which now means I have nine issues left, so that is nice.
My second most series, in need of attention, was the third volume of New Mutants, with twelve issues.
New Mutants (2009) 1 Benjamin Variant $2.05
New Mutants (2009) 4 70th Anniversary Variant $3.25
New Mutants (2009) 6 Zombie Variant $3.75
New Mutants (2009) 17 $1.50
Now, I only need eight issues of that series. This brought my total to $56.55 and nineteen comics. I typed the code word and my total became $45.24, so I could add a few more.
My third series was the third volume of Uncanny X-Men, with nine issues.
Uncanny X-Men Special (2014) 1 Brooks Variant
Uncanny X-Men (2013) 7 $3.75
Which was nice as that issue seven, should have came to Hastings but they never got that box. I’m pretty sure that I am only missing Scarlet Spider 19 now. Which brought my total to$62.70, saving $12.54 with SANDIEGO and my real total being, $50.16, which is amazing it worked out that way.
I only have seven issues of Uncanny X-Men Volume Three, so we are chipping away at that list. I went that direction, as I often default to going after series that only have one issue, that I want. It was time for a change.
I’m very pleased that I got so many variants in this batch. Eight, in total!
I know I’m still not done releasing my reviews from Christmas and my birthday but they are typed. Expect them at some point in the future.
Thanks again to my lovely wife for the gift and thanks to Walker Dennis for being the greatest gift.