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The LAST Sale

Who we are: Just in case you came here via a “share” or a re-tweet or some other form of social whatsit and have no idea what Escape Pod Comics is and what we do here, I’ll give you a brief run-down. Escape Pod Comics is a comic shop that acts as much more than a comic shop- with classes, lectures, signings and sections separated by genre and not publisher. Or, we’re supposed to be. This summer we tried to Kickstart our first year of operation. We didn’t quite make it, sadly. While gathering funds from various sources, we tried to re-tool our website so that it could be used for streaming classes and have all sorts of good stuff. It’s taking longer than planned, though. So, rather than sit on our haunches and do nothing I decided to put some items up here for sale while I was catalouging/organizing the extensive back issue stock that we already own (most of it kindly donated by JM DeMatties and Mordechai Luchins.) This is, hopefully, our LAST sale as the amazing Noto Bella design team informs me that the website will be done sometime in the next week, so :

How we do it: As with our other sales, anyone interested in a comic or comic bundle should just shoot me an email at EscapePodComics@gmail.com to make sure that no one has purchased it in the last minute. I will respond as promptly as possible with your total price plus shipping and, hopefully, just as promptly remove that item from the listing. If a comic is in the picture but the listing is crossed out (like this, right?) it is SOLD. (Please note, there are multiple copies of many books so if you see something you ordered NOT crossed out, don’t be concerned.)

I know this sounds very complicated and I wish there were an easier way, but with our site in development there really aren’t that many options that are any better.

SOME IMPORTANT INFO: Shipping is $5.95 for domestic US and $11.95 for anywhere else in the world. (I know this sounds steep but, realize, that if you buy $30 worth of stuff here you’re looking at POUNDS of comics and the shipping actually ends up costing me more.) Payment is through PayPal and orders are on a first come (via email) first serve basis. THE SALE WILL RUN UNTIL 12am (EST) ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH and all items will (hopefully) ship no later than the following Monday. If you would like your items shipped before the end of the sale, please make sure to say so in your email. Unless otherwise stated, all books are in “Fine” condition. Keep in mind these are used comics, though you wouldn’t be able to tell with 95% of them.

What This Sale is all about: Now that the Site launch is actually in… well…sight, it means that we have about a thousand things to do to actually get it worth looking at. We also have the awesome Sara Noto to pay. While Sara has done this work as a favor, it wasn’t for free. So this sale will not only act as a buffer as we transition to our new site, but will also (hopefully) provide the funds to pay our web designer/developer. You’ll also find some great gift ideas here- we’ve really scoured our shelves to find something for everyone. This sale has Super-heroes, adaptations of great works, anthologies, drama, non-fiction, SF, Fantasy- really give it a look and I’m sure you’ll find something you or a loved one would like. 

One last thing: I know it’s an inconvenient way to shop and a lot to look through but not only will you be helping us pay for our website (Which will make all this complex garbage a non-issue for future sales) but you will also be helping us create a new kind of comic shop and comic website and, not to put too fine a point on it, getting some pretty great deals at the same time. That being said, let’s bring out the books!

Due to the way Tumblr works (or at least, my lack of understanding of such) the pictures are rather small. You can see them full sized right here.

The sale has been divided into loose categories- some of things you see would fit just as well in other sections, so keep that in mind as you look through.

Graphic Novels

Black Kiss (HC)- $10, Blindspot- $10, Bulletproof Monk- $6, Breakdowns- $12, Breathtaker- $6, 

Dogs & Water (HC)- $10, Glacial Period- $6, Gordon Yamamoto & The King of the Geeks- $4, Heartland- $2, Hell Eternal- $4, I Die at Midnight- $4, Modesty Blaise- $6, Mu (HC)- $10

Numb- $3, Old Man Winter- $3, Pride of Baghdad (SC)- $6, Quixote- $6, Sebastian O- $6, Speed Racer: Born to Race- $6, Stray- $4

The Adventures of Herge (HC)- $8, The Aviary- $6, The Bizaar- $3, The Name of the Game- $8, Tomahawk- $3, War Story: Condors- $3, Wendel, His Cat, and the Progress of Man (HC)- $5

Colleen Doran’s A Distant Soil

This Wonderful Science Fiction sereis is soon to be re-released and can be read online right here. Like many creator-owned comics of the 80s there is a long a fascinating publishing history involved, but we won’t get into all that here- right now all you need to know is that there was a run printed as large format magazine sized comics by Warp Graphics (Suitable for framing, as you can see by the stunning art):

Issues 2-5-$6 each

Which continued as smaller, regular comic sized, also by Warp:

Issues 6-9- $4 Each

And, eventually, an edition that Colleen Self-published under her Aria Press imprint:

Issues 2&9- $4 each

There was also an Image Comics run, but we don’t have any of those for sale. If you have a minute (AFTER checking out everything in the sale, of course) you really should check out the web-version of the comic- there really is nothing quite like A Distant Soil.)

On Comics and Comic Art

Acme Novelty Library Date Book (HC)- $8, Strangers in Paradise Treasury Edition- $8, Sandman: Dustcovers (HC)-$10

Modern Masters Volume 11: Charles Vess- $6, Steve Rude: Artist in Motion (HC)- $15, The Toth Reader- $8

Will Eisner: Expressive Anatomy for Comics and Narrative- $8

Adaptations

A Christmas Carol- $4, Another Suburban Romance- $3, Comic Book Tattoo- $10

Elric 1-3, 5 & 6- $2 each

Frankenstein- $4, Greek and Roman Mythology Vol. 3- $6, Hypothetical Lizard- $4. Macbeth- $4, Hamlet- $5, Remembrance of Things Past Vol. 1- $6, The Fountain- $8

America’s Best Comics

America’s Best was Alan Moore’s attempt to make his own comic company, telling his own tales. It’s most famous for The League of Extraordinary Gentleman books and Promethea but Moore also created Tom Strong, a brilliant take on the pulp hero and early supermen clones, and Top Ten, a very “real” book about a town where everyone has super-powers, to name (and sell) a few:

Top Ten 1-8- $12, Tom Strong 1-8- $12

Sadly, just as the company was really taking off and receiving loads of acclaim, their parent company, Wildstorm, was purchased by DC Comics- whom Moore had vowed never to work for again.

This left him in a predicament:  he had already sent scripts and fleshed out ideas to his collaborators- people who wouldn’t be paid until the work was published.

64 Page Giant America’s Best- $3

Moore allowed all already-in-production work to continue and “ended” the entire universe by having the world end in the last issue of Promethea.

One of the most interesting books they put out, for my money, is the Tomorrow Stories Series, where some of the most compelling stories were created by some awesomely talented people, all with very little editorial interruption, as Moore had Intended.

Tomorrow Stories 1-9- $3 each

One wonders if Moore would still be making comics to this day if DC hadn’t purchased Wildstorm…

Group and Single creator Anthologies

Alec: The Years Have Pants- $10, Deevee- $2, Divergence- $2, Flinch- $2, For a Price- $3, Hatch Vol. 1- $6, Hellboy: Weird Tales- $2, 

Judge Dredd: The Restricted Files Vol. 01- $7, Impact Winter Special- $2, Marvel Megazine #4- $2, Meathaus 8: Headgames- $6, Becky Cloonan: Minis- $5. MOME: Winter 2006- $5, Project: Romantic- $5, Paul Hornschemeier: Sequential (HC)- $7

Showcase Presents: Strange Adventures- $5, Starstream #1- $3, Strange Tales (HC)- $7, Within Our Reach- $4, Zegas #1- $4

Complete Mini and Short Runs

Concrete: Eclectica 1-2 $2 each

Unknown Soldier- $6

User- $6

Congo Bill- $6

Delphine- $7

Dune- $5

Flex Mentallo- $6

Gangland- $6

Girl- $5

Wolverine/Havok: Meltdown- $8

Johnny Double- $6

Pride & Joy- $6

Pulp Fantastic- $5

Sci Guy- $10

Tattered Banners- $6

The Black Hood- $15

The Griffin- $10

Uncle Sam- $5

Elfquest


Like, A Distant Soil above, Elfquest was a major force in the self-publishing world of the 70s and 80s. You may have heard the name recently because the creators have just given the film rights to people who made a fan-film or because Boing-Boing announced that the series has found a new home on their website. Or you may not have. Either way, when it comes to High Fantasy comics, Elfquest is legendary. The story began in Fantasy Quarterly #1

Fantasy Quarterly #1- $20

And then moved into those big Warp Graphic magazine sized comics (Remember, the ones that are suitable for framing? Hint hint)

Elfquest 1-20 (Missing issues 4 and 14)- $10 each

And then on to those smaller Warp sizes:

Elfquest series 2 1-7 (Missing #4)- $6 each

Eventually, Marvel comics brokered a deal with the Pinis to re-publish the original books under their Epic line, which featured creator owned books (Yes, BEFORE Vertigo!)

Elfquest (Epic) 1-32 (Missing 12, 14, 24, 25)- $3 Each

The series eventually saw reprints and new material come out of DC, but when that proved unsuccessful, they took the series online (AGAIN, just like A Distant Soil) and are now publishing new tales on Boing Boing. Whether you buy any of these or not, Elfquest is really worth checking out. (After you’ve finished perusing this sale, of course.)

Malibu/Ultraverse

The Malibu line of comics were a short-lived creation. Attempting to capitalize on the comic market boom and the success of the “continuity coherent” Valiant Comics line (more on that later) “The Ultraverse,” as it was called, featured characters interacting with each other and appearing in multiple books without the messy mistakes the big companies frequently made. But the real selling point on the Malibu books was the state-of-the-art computer colorization and high quality printing materials they used. While standard nowadays, the sort of quality paper, inks and crisp color was only seen in the more expensive, more “intellectual” comics of the time.

Ultraverse: Future Shock- $1, The Strangers #1- $2, Prototype #1- $2, Ultraverse: Premiere- $1, Ultraverse: Origins- $1, Star Slammers #1- $2, Raver #1- $2, Angels of Destruction #1- $2, Exiles 1-2, $3

Sadly, as the boom ended, so did Malibu. Marvel Comics bought they up (many believe to get their in-house coloring software and team) and redid the whole line- canceling many books and moving fan-favorite Marvel characters into the Ultraverse.

Ultraforce (series 1) #2, 8-10- $1 each

The Black September story-line, as it was called, ended all Ultraverse books except for a few. This started in the Ultraforce/Avengers series and all the books that would contiue re-launched with an “Infinity number” first issue

Avengers/Ultraforce (3 issues)- $5, Ultraforce #Infinity- $2

Ultraforce 1-14 (missing #12)- $1 each

The new series, as well as the frequent Marvel/Malibu cross-overs did not do well and eventually all that was left was an “Unlimited” anthology series, which also quickly folded.

Rune/Silver Surfer- $3, Mutants vs. Ultras- $3, Prime/Captain America- $3, Ultraforce/Spider-Man (2 covers, choose which)- $3, Ultraverse Unlimited 1-2, $2 each.

Now only a tiny blip on the comic history timeline, Malibu’s high quality books actually have a lot to do with the levels of production we are used to with modern comics.

Newspaper Comics

The Katzenjammer Kids: Early Strips in full color- $4, Rip Kirby, The Complete Strips (HC)- $18, The Complete Peanuts: 1975-1976 (HC)- $10

Part of a Larger Whole

These books work on their own, for the most part, but aren’t TRULY stand-alones, as they are part of larger series. But they’re still damn fun reads on their own.

American Century book 1- $5, Beanworld: Remember Here When You Are There! (HC)- $8, Conan: The Spear and other stories- $6

Disavowed 1-5- $2 each

DMZ: Books 1 and 2- $4 each

Cerebus: Guys- $8, Cerebus: Latter Days- $8

East Coast Rising book 1- $4, Growing Up Comics #0- $3, Judge Dredd vs. The Dark Judges- $3, Little Annie Fanny Vol. 02- $8, Preacher- Cassidy: Blood & Whiskey- $3, Princess at Midnight- $3, Skeleton Key Color Special- $2, The Adventures of Blanche book 1 (HC)- $7

The Martian Confederacy Vol. 01- $3, Transformers Collected Comics #1- $7, You’ll Never Know Book 1 (HC)- $7

Exit Vol. 02 #1-4- $10

Gon: Book 1- $5, Gon: On Safari- $5

Ramayan 3392 Reloaded Vol. 01- $3, Ramayan 3392 AD- $4, Ramayan 2292 AD Reloaded Guidebook- $3

Red Sonja (Dynamite!) 0-2- $2 each

Testament books 1 and 2- $5 each

The Chronicles of Conan Vols. 15 & 16- $6 each

Yi Soon Shin 1-4- $2 each

American Flagg!

American Flagg! is, to many, Howard Chaykin’s masterpiece. Taking place in a dystopian future where celebrity is… well, as proportionally important as it nowadays, cats talk and no one is to be trusted. Add some ultra-violence, Garter belts and complex plots and nothing can really top it.

American Flagg! 2-18, 26- $3 each, American Flagg Special: Time2- $4

Signed Comics

I, personally, own a good number of signed comics. Most are signed to me, though, and usually have some sentimental attachement involved. The three comics here have neither my name nor sentiment to me and therefor are up for grabs. If things ever get really really really tight (as opposed to just plain tight, as they are now) I guess I’ll be selling my Signed Maus, Sandman and Cerebus comics. For now, though, I’ll keep them.

Captain Zap 1-2. #1 is signed by creator Oliver Simonson- $10

The Sandman: The Wake (HC)- signed to JM DeMatties by Michael Zulli- $20

X-0 Manowar #1, signed by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti- $10

Random Randomness of Randominity

I realize now that I probably could have fit a whole bunch of these into other categories but that would have entailed more photo editing or re-taking pictures and I STILL would have been left with stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere. So there you go. What you’ll find here is some stuff that doesn’t exactly fit with the rest but is just too good not to put up here. Oh, and also silliness.

Bombast #1, Satan’s Six #1, Captain Glory #1- $2 each

The Fly (Red Circle) #1- $3, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea- $3, Heroes, Inc presents: Cannon- $4

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134. 138, 143- $8 each

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #142- #3, Young Romance pocket book #1- $6, Cutey Bunny #5- $3, Howard the Duck #7, #27- $3 each

Random issues of Concrete- $2 each

Pelleas & Melisande 1-2 (complete)- $6, Parsifal- $4, Flaming Carrot Comics #9- $3, Red Sonja (Marvel) #5- $2

Cerebus bi-weekly #1- $3, Cerebus#25- $3

Bartman #1- $2, The Spirit: New Adventures #1- $3

Valiant/Acclaim

The Valiant universe, as mentioned above, was know for it’s very tight continuity and it’s more serious tone. Not “grim n’ gritty” like other late 80s/early 90s comics tried to be, but more mature in the their whole approach, the Valiant comics seemed to be an attempt to extrapolate Alan Moore’s main points from Marvel Man and Watchmen and make a tightly-woven universe out of it.

Psi-Lords #1, Doctor Mirage #1, Bloodshot 1-2- $3 each.

Not surprisingly, this only lasted so long before it became an unwieldy nightmare and within a few years of putting out some quality books along with some real head-scratchers, Valiant folded.

They have returned more than once since, with their current resurrection getting a lot of high praise. Something that they didn’t recieve much of when they resurfaced in the early 2000s as “Acclaim Comics.”

Shadowman 9-11, X-0 Manowar 10-16, Troublemakers 11-14, Quantum and Woody 1, 11-14 $1 each.

Possibly because it was hard to keep all the old continuity (such an important part of the original Valiant universe) and the new changes to it straight. Acclaim decided that more “standalone” stories and tales would be succesful.

Magnus: Robot Fighter 10-13- $1 each. Man of the Atom, Revelations, Operation: Stormbreaker, GOAT- $2 each.

But the only title that really seemed to work for was the Turok series, which had been re-imagined to fit the universe created by the successful video game franchise the original comic had spawned:

Turok: Timewalker 1-2 (complete)- $5, Turok:Child of Blood, Turok: The Empty Land, Turok: Spring break- the Lost Land, Turok: Tales of the Lost Land- $2 each.

Super-Heroes

Well, if you made it this far, you’ll have seen a fair number of super-hero books before this but this is where I’m putting the books that don’t really fit anywhere BUT under the catch-all header of “Super-Hero.” About half the books are part of larger series (like the books above under the same heading, they are still very readable on their own, there’s just MORE) but a few are “standalone” books- however much a book that requires you to know loads of information from a characters decades of publishing history can be called “standalone” that is.

Part of a larger whole

Albion Vol. 01- $4, Kick-Ass Vol. 01 (HC)- $10, Jack Kirby’s Fourth World featuring Mister Miracle Vol. 02- $5, Planetary: All Over the World and other stories- $5, The Authority: Relentless- $5, The Sandman Vol. 01 (HC)[Still in shrink-wrap, never read]- $20, The Tick: Big Blue Destiny- $7, Ultimate Spider-Man Collection Vol. 01 (HC)[Features the first SIX trade paperbacks]- $35

Stand Alone 

Thor: World Engine- $3, Captain America: Deathlok Lives- $3, Fanboy- $5, Green Lantern: Will World- $3, Holy Terror (HC)- $10, Loco vs. Pulverine- $2, The Last Avengers Story- $4, Totems- $4

Well, that’s all folks! Hopefully by the time this sale ends (Nov. 30th, remember?) our site will be up, running and have all sorts of great goodies in the store, the classes and the blog. 

Just drop us a line at EscapePodComics@gmail.com to request any of the comics and make sure they haven’t been purchased already. If they are crossed-out, they have been. 

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So lovely. Thanks to PAGE 45  for pointing it out!

So lovely. Thanks to PAGE 45 for pointing it out!

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Imaginary Stories Sale

Who we are: Just in case you came here via a “share” or a re-tweet or some other form of social whatsit and have no idea what Escape Pod Comics is and what we do here, I’ll give you a brief run-down. Escape Pod Comics is a comic shop that acts as much more than a comic shop- with classes, lectures, signings and sections separated by genre and not publisher. Or, we’re supposed to be. This summer we tried to Kickstart our first year of operation. We didn’t quite make it, sadly. While gathering funds from various sources, we tried to re-tool our website so that it could be used for streaming classes and have all sorts of good stuff. It’s taking longer than planned, though. So, rather than sit on our haunches and do nothing I decided to put some items up here for sale while I was catalouging/organizing the extensive back issue stock that we already own (most of it kindly donated by JM DeMatties and Mordechai Luchins.) This is now our 5th or 6th sale and I think we’ve pretty much got it down, complicated as it may be:

How we do it: As with our other sales, anyone interested in a comic or comic bundle should just shoot me an email at EscapePodComics@gmail.com to make sure that no one has purchased it in the last minute. I will respond as promptly as possible with your total price plus shipping and, hopefully, just as promptly remove that item from the listing. I know this sounds very complicated and I wish there were an easier way, but with our site mid-development there really aren’t that many options that are any better.

SOME IMPORTANT INFO: Shipping is $5.95 for domestic US and $11.95 for anywhere else in the world. (I know this sounds steep but, realize, that if you buy $30 worth of stuff here you’re looking at POUNDS of comics and the shipping actually ends up costing me more.) Payment is through PayPal and orders are on a first come (via email) first serve basis. THE SALE WILL RUN UNTIL 12am (EST) ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH and all items will (hopefully) ship the following Monday. If you would like your items shipped before the end of the sale, please make sure to say so in your email. Unless otherwise stated, all books are in “Fine” condition. Keep in mind these are used comics, though you wouldn’t be able to tell with 95% of them.

What This Sale is all about: This time around the sale is focusing on DC Comics prodigious line of “Elseworld” books. As I mentioned elsewhere, the majority of the collections we got were from the 90s and early 00s and quite heavily in favor of the “Big Two,” so you can imagine that that means Elseworlds were not exactly hard to find as I organized the long boxes.

In fact, it was their sheer number that made me start putting them aside, which led to this sale.

For those of you who don’t know, Elseworld books are comic in which established DC characters (Most frequently Superman or Batman, for some reason) are placed in an entirely different situation/world/era. “Red Son” tells the story of a Superman raised by the Soviet Russian State, and similar. What I find interesting is that many (not all, but many) of the Elseworld books try to make the point that no matter WHAT the upbringing they have these characters most fundamental qualities will win out.  Superman will always be noble and kind, Batman will always fight injustice, Wonder Woman will always be majestically powerful… You get the idea.

Oh, I also threw the all the “Amalgam” books into this sale as well. Amalgam was a faux comic company that DC and Marvel created after the penultimate issue of theirs “DC vs. Marvel” mini-series (also for sale). Amalgam isn’t an Elseworld, rather it is a melding of tropes, characters, situations and ideas from both comic universes. For example- Captain America and Superman do not exist but SUPER SOLDIER, who fought the Nazis with his Kryptoinian DNA enhanced body, does. You get the idea. So popular (and fun for the writers, one surmises- I mean, they wrote fake letters columns in the back of some of the books for goodness sakes!) was the series that the companies made a second line of Amalgam books the next year (Note, the second set of Amalgam book [the last two photos] are from that second line).

If a comic is in the picture but the listing is crossed out (like this, right?) it is SOLD. (Please note, there are multiple copies of many books so if you see something you ordered NOT crossed out, don’t be concerned.)

Due to the way Tumblr works (or at least, my lack of understanding of such) the pictures are rather small. You can see them full sized right here.

One last thing: I know this seems like a convoluted and painful way to shop for books, I really do. I apologize. But you are helping us to create the comic shop of the future and, not to put too fine a point on it, getting some pretty great deals at the same time. That being said, let’s bring out the books!

Single Books: These are single comics- most clocking in at around 80 pages- that put the characters in a world and quickly and (hopefully, but not always) tie up the point/plot in a short time. $3 FOR EACH

Batman 1000, Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat, Batman: Two Faces, Batman: Masque, Batman: Reign of Terror $3 each

Batman: Dark Allegiance, Batman: Knight Gallery, Batman/Captain America, Batman: In Darkest Knight $3 each 

The Superman Monster, Speeding Bullet, Superman: At World’s End, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, Kal, Superman: Metropolis $3 each

Supergirl: Wings, Teen Titans: Rock Paper Scissors, Justice Riders $3 each

Mini-series and 2 issue books: The Success of the Elseworld books meant that creators who had interesting stories that they wanted to tell about certain characters or certain time periods got their chance to tell more involved, more complex, stories in these multi-book titles, each issue being around the same size as a single issue Elseworld story. Generally, these longer tales are a sight better than the one book Elseworlds.

JSA: The Liberty Files (2 books), JSA: The Unholy 3 (2 books)- $5 each set. 

JLA: Created Equal (2 books), League of Justice (2 books) - $5 each set. 

Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy (4 books)- $10, Superboy’s Legion (2 books)- $5

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Batman: Knight of the Round Table (2 books), Batman: Book of the Dead (2 books)-$5 each set. 

Thrillkiller: Robin and Batgirl (3 books) AND Thrillkiller ‘62- $10

Superman: The Dark Side (3 books)- $8, Elseworld’s Finest (2 books)- $5

Kingdom Come (4 books)- $10


Conjurers (3 books)- $5

Annuals: So popular was the Elseworld concept that DC decided to devote a whole summer to it. Every book that they put out monthly got an Elseworld annual- a 50-64 page stand-alone adventure featuring not just the main character but whichever supporting cast members regularly appeared in that book. THESE ARE $2 EACH 

Batman, Superman in Action Comics, Robin, New Titans, Superboy, The Adventures of Superman- $2 each

Lobo, Shadow of the Bat, Steel, Flash, Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion- $2 each

Team Titans, Green Lantern, Superman: The Man of Steel, Superman, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight- $2 each

DC vs. Marvel/Amalgam: I mentioned these earlier, and I have to say they were a lot of fun to read at the time, even if (unlike an Elseworld book) one had to be “up” on the past, current storyline and characters from all over both universes to get every single little joke or homage inherent in the universe created by the melding of both.

DC vs. Marvel (4 books)- $10 

Amazon, Bruce Wayne: Agent of Shield, Bullets and Bracelets, Speed Demon, Magneto and the Magnetic Men, Assassins, Super Soldier, Spider-Boy- $1.50 each 

Dr. Strangefate, JLX, X-Patrol- $1.50 each

Spider-Boy Team Up, Iron Lantern, Generation Hex, Bat-Thing, Challengers of the Fantastic, JLX Unleashed, Lobo the Duck, Super Soldier: Man of War- $1.50 each

The Exciting X-Patrol, Thorion of the New Asgods, Dark Claw Adventures, Magnetic Men featuring Magneto- $1.50 each


Alright, that’s all folks! Remember, if you want any of the books drop me an email at EscapePodComics@gmail.com and do so quickly, as the choicest stuff is usually first to go.

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All Hallows Read Sale


UPDATE: DUE TO THE TUMBLR OUTAGE THIS FRIDAY AND THE IMPENDING STORM ON THE EAST COAST (WHICH MEANS I PROBABLY WON’T BE ABLE TO SHIP STUFF ON MONDAY) WE ARE EXTENDING THE SALE UNTIL HALLOWEEN ITSELF! THAT’S RIGHT YOU CAN NOW PLACE ORDERS UNTIL 12 AM OCTOBER 31ST!!!

Who we are: Just in case you came here via a “share” or a re-tweet or some other form of social whatsit and have no idea what Escape Pod Comics is and what we do here, I’ll give you a brief run-down. Escape Pod Comics is a comic shop that acts as much more than a comic shop- with classes, lectures, signings and sections separated by genre and not publisher. Or, we’re supposed to be. This summer we tried to Kickstart our first year of operation. We didn’t quite make it, sadly. While gathering funds from various sources, we tried to re-tool our website so that it could be used for streaming classes and have all sorts of good stuff. It’s taking longer than planned, though. 

So, rather than sit on our haunches and do nothing I decided to put some items up here for sale while I was catalouging/organizing the extensive back issue stock that we already own (most of it kindly donated by JM DeMatties and Mordechai Luchins.) Some of our previous sales were moderately successful and I was looking for a reason to do a BIG one. Then a friend on Facebook (the informative ComicKick) suggested doing something for Halloween. Something with horror and fantasy books, I think was the idea.

What we’re doing: That reminded me of All Hallows Read, a fantastic idea that was introduced by Neil Gaiman a few years ago and has really begun to catch on. You should really click the link in the last sentence but put very simply, All Hallows Read is a newly minted tradition that you gift a friend (or friends, or kids trick or treating at your door) with a scary book, something that will really make their Halloween properly frightful.

So, since I have this plethora of old comics (which I sell at “old comic” prices, not “hard to find back issue” prices) and people are looking for scary stuff to give out to loved ones, what better reason for a sale do I need?!

How we do it: As with our other sales, anyone interested in a comic or comic bundle should just shoot me an email at EscapePodComics@gmail.com to make sure that no one has purchased it in the last minute. I will respond as promptly as possible with your total price plus shipping and, hopefully, just as promptly remove that item from the listing. I know this sounds very complicated and I wish there were an easier way, but with our site mid-development there really aren’t that many options that are any better.

SOME IMPORTANT INFO: Shipping is $5.95 for domestic US and $11.95 for anywhere else in the world. (I know this sounds steep but, realize, that if you buy $30 worth of stuff here you’re looking at POUNDS of comics and the shipping actually ends up costing me more.) Payment is through PayPal and orders are on a first come (via email) first serve basis. THE SALE WILL RUN UNTIL 12am (EST) ON WEDNESDAY  OCTOBER 31ST and all items will (hopefully) ship no later than the 30th. If you would like your items shipped before the end of the sale, please make sure to say so in your email. Unless otherwise stated, all books are in “Fine” condition. Keep in mind these are used comics, though you wouldn’t be able to tell with 95% of them.

One last thing: I know this seems like a convoluted and painful way to shop for books, I really do. I apologize. But you are helping us to create the comic shop of the future and, not to put too fine a point on it, getting some pretty great deals at the same time. That being said, let’s bring out the books!

If a comic is in the picture but the listing is crossed out (like this, right?) it is SOLD.

Due to the way Tumblr works (or at least, my lack of understanding of such) the pictures are rather small. You can see them full sized right here.

STAND ALONE BOOKS OF HORROR, MAGIC AND THE FANTASTIC

A Wizard’s Tale (HC)- $15, Stardust (HC)- $15, The Green Woman (HC)- $10, Harlequin Valentine (HC)- $10, Rolling Stones: Voodoo Baby- $5, First Moon- $7, Witchcraft- $7, Illustrated Classics: Hamlet- $6, Pixu (HC) - $8

Witchcraft (Collected original issues 1-3)- $8, The Big Book of Grimm- $10, Delphine (collected issues 1-4)- $10, The Mammoth Book of Horror- $15, Ghost: Nocturnes- $7, Ghost: Stories- $6, Fall of Cthulu: the Fugue- $5, Second Wave- $5, Tag- $5

Virus- $5, Skeleton Key one-shot- $2, The Facts in the Case of the Disappearance of Miss Finch (HC)- $9, Death Dealer vol. 2- $4, G.O.T.H.- $4, Death Dealer vol. 1 - $4, The Drowned, $5, Ball Peen- $5, Holmes- $4

SUPER-HEROES AND SLAYERS


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus 1-7- $12.50 each.

Ghost Rider/Wolverine/Punisher: Hearts of Darkness- $3, Batman Halloween Special: Ghosts- $3, Batman Halloween Special: Madness- $3, Darker Image- $2, Lobo/The Demon: Helloween- $3, Morbius, the Living Vampire #1, $2, Marvel: Shadows and Light- $2, Conan vs. The Living Dead #6- $1, Monster Menace #1- $2, Batman/The Demon- $3, Vampirella (Dynamite!) #1- $2, Ray Bradbury Comics #5- $2

SINGLE COMICS WITH MULTIPLE TALES OF TERROR!

Strange Adventures 1, 3-4- $5

Flinch, issues 1, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 13- $2 each.

Curse of the Weird 2-3- $3

FOR THE KIDDIES

Gross Point 3, 8-14 - $1 each.

Mort the Dead Teenager 1-2- $3, Skeleton Warriors 1 & 4- $2, Animaniacs Present: Tales from the Tower- $1, Count Duckula #1- $2, Scooby-Doo 7-9 & 12- $1 each.

VERTIGO COMICS MINISERIES, ONE-SHOTS AND COLLECTIONS

Blood 1-4- $6, Weird War Tales 1-4- $6, Vamps: Pumpkin Time 1-3- $5, Love Street 1-3- $5, Tank Girl: Apocalypse 1-4- $6, Jonah Hex: Shadows West 1-3- $5, The Minx 1-8, $10, Terminal City: Aerial Graffiti 1-6-$8, Nevada 1-6- $8, The Girl Who Would be Death 1-4- $5, Lucifer: The Morningstar Option 1-3- $5, Death: The Time of your Life 1-3- $5

El Diablo 1-4- $5, The Horrorist 1-2- $5, Brave Old World 1-4- $5, BattleAxes 1-4- $5, Muktuk Wolfsheart: Hard-Boiled Shaman 1-3- $4, Petrefax 1-4- $5, Grip: The Strange World of Men 1-5- $7, 4 Horsemen 1-4- $5, The Trenchcoat Brigade 1-4- $5, Industrial Gothic 1-5- $7, Shadows Fall 1-6- $8, Millennium Fever 1-4- $5

Faultlines 1-6- $7, Junk Culture 1-2- $4, The Unseen Hand 1-4- $6, 20/20 Visions 1-12- $15, Tomahawk- $2, Doctor 13- $2, Dog Moon- $3, The Witching Hour- $5

I Am Become God- $3, Strange Adventures- $2, Preacher Special- $3, Weird War Tales Special- $2, The Eaters- $4, Tainted- $2, Doctor Occult: A Waltz of Screams- $3

Reprint of The House of Secrets #27 (First Appearance of Swamp Thing)- $2, Reprint of Hellblazer #1- $1, Welcome to the House of Mystery (Very Slight Water Damage on Cover)- $1, Totems- $3, Swamp Thing: Roots- $4, Swamp Thing: Spontaneous Generation- $6, The Dreaming Special- $2, Hellblazer: Haunted- $6, Hellblazer: Damnation’s Flame- $6, Hellblazer: Tainted Love- $6

SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE

1-4 The Tarantula- $6, 17-20 The Scorpion- $5, 21-24 Dr. Death- $5, 25-28 Night of the Butcher- $5, 33-36 The Python- $5, 41-44 The Phantom of the Fair- $5

45-48 The Blackhawk- $5, 49-52 The Return of the Scarlet Ghost- $5, 53-56 The Crone- $5, 61-64 The City- $5, 69-70 The Hero- $4

THE BOOKS OF MAGIC (and associated miniseries)

15-20 Playgrounds- $7, 21-25 stand alone stories- $5, 26-38 Rites of Passage- $15, 39-44 stand alone stories- $5, 45-50 Slave of Heaven- $7 50-63 The New Era- $15, 73-75 Closing (end of series)- $5

The Books of Faerie 1-4- $5, The Books of Faerie: Auberon’s Tale 1-3- $4, The Names of Magic 1-4- $5, The Books of Magic Annual 1-3- $5

HELLBLAZER (and associated specials) 

97-100 stand alone stories- $5, 101-109 contains the stories Difficult Beginnings, Line of Fire and more- $10, 115-120 Undershins and more- $6, 121-124 Up the Down Staircase- $6, 125-128 How to Play with Fire- $6, 129-133 Son of Man- $6, 140-143 Warren Ellis stand alone stories- $5, 144-145 Ashes and Honey- $3, 146-150 Hard Times (first issues is bent in corner) $5, 164-169 Highwater and more- $5

Lady Constantine 1-2- $4, Vertigo Secret Files: Hellblazer- $2, Hellblazer/Books of Magic 1-2- $4

SWAMP THING 

PLEASE NOTE- THE BOOKS ABOVE ARE ALL REPRINTS, IN BLACK AND WHITE (Which, I, frankly, think makes the books look even better. Maybe that’s just me.)

1-8- $10, 9-12- $4, 13-17- $5, 18-24- $7

145-151 A nice chunk of the EPIC Millar/Hester run- $8, 158-159 stand alone stories- $3, 160-162, more stand alone stories- $4, 164-165 even more individual stories- $3

THE SANDMAN & THE DREAMING 

EVERY ONE of these is a stand alone story and a great way to introduce someone to the medium. (Sorry, just had to editorialize there for a second because it’s so true- Sandman is a FANTASTIC intro to comics.)

#8 (reprint) The Sound of Her Wings- $2, 17-18 (reprint) Calliope & Dream of a Thousand Cats- $4, 29-31(reprint) Distant Mirrors (Thermidor/August/Three Septembers and a January)- $5, #50 Ramadan- $2, #75 The Tempest- $3, The Sandman: Orpheus- $3

1-3 The Goldie Factor- $5, 4-7 The Lost Boy- $5, 9-12 Weird Romance- $5, 15-19 stand alone stories- $5, 13-14 Coyote’s Kiss- $3

20-21 The Black Rose- $3, 22-24 The Unkindness of one- $4, 25-26 stand alone stories- $4, 27-31 Many Mansions- $6, 32-35 stand alone plus more Many Mansions- $4, 36-38 The Gyres- $4

39-42 The Lost Language of Flowers- $5, #50 stand alone- $2

OTHER VERTIGO SERIES 

Lucifer: 1-4, first storyline- $5, 25-27 Purgatorio- $4, #33 stand alone- $2

House of Secrets: 5-7 stand alone stories- $4, 17-20 The Road to You and more- $5 21-24 Basement and more- $5

Animal Man 74-80 Coming Home- $7, #84 stand alone story- $1, 87-89 the birth of the new baby- $5

Doom Patrol 84-87 Imaginary Friends- $5

Shade: The Changing Man 64-67- $4, 69-70- $3

Crusaders: 1-12, the first story arc- $15

Black Orchid: 7-16- $10 and Black Orchid #5 together with Swamp Thing 139, the crossover issues- $4

Alright, that’s all for the sale. Now, for those of you who made it all the way to the bottom, I would like to let you know about a little incentive program we’ve got going. Anyone who places an order of $30 or more (excluding shipping) will receive an 8x10 print of this ink/watercolor picture by my talented (Don’t believe me, browse through here for a bit) wife of Frankenstein’s Monster- right as he seems the Doctor’s soon-to-be wife for the first time. She calls it “Rwor!”

So, not only will you be getting great comics at great prices, you’ll also get this wonderful little picture.

That’s not enough for you?! FINE- ever SINGLE person who buys ANYTHING during this sale will be entered in a raffle to win the ORIGINAL 9x12 ink/watercolor used to make the prints. HAPPY NOW!!!??

Remember, sale ends Wednesday October 31st- any questions feel free to email EscapePodComics@gmail.com

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The Week Long Sale

This new sale is going to work somewhat differently than the previous ones. You  see, I plan on organizing the store’s collection every day this week. The plan is to get through at least three long boxes each day. (Today I did FIVE.)

As I go through the long boxes I will, as I usually do and did today, tweet pictures and prices on random comics. Any comic not sold via Twitter will then go up here for all to see and buy.

So what’s the big difference? Well, rather than create a new post each day, what I’m going to do is divide THIS one into daily sections. As items are purchased they will be removed and when the END DATE of the sale (Sunday, October 21st- at 8pm EST) is reached the sale will end. That means that everyday, around Midnight, there will be new items added from that day’s twitter sale.

It’s really not all that complicated, actually. I’m sure anyone who skipped all this jibber-jabber and just went straight to check out the comics and their prices isn’t having any difficulty at all.

So…

DAY 1

Today was an interesting day, one box was full of old Spider-Man books I had collected as a kid and the others seemed to be 95% one company each (DC beating out marvel 3 boxes to 2, and that’s only if you count the all Spider-Man box).

What was interesting was how much great stuff I found PIECES of. Like Loeb’s Long Halloween, which I found 6 of the issues of or 15 issues of the Essential Vertigo reprints of Moore’s Swamp Thing. Well, here’s hoping I find the missing pieces of those puzzles some other day this week. Roll on the sale!

Batman and the Phantom Stranger, a great occult story with wonderful art. $2

The Joker gets his own TV show, madness ensues. $2

This is the first stand-alone, nicely bound, original book that DC ever put out starring Catwoman. Which, of course, they call a “graphic novel” since it’s all over 72 pages. This isn’t long before she changed back to purple and became a Robin Hood/Grim n’ Gritty Hero. It’s got a fun story and great art. $2

I keep coming across these DC “Millenium” reprints, though I don’t remember them from stores. Not that I was frequenting my local comic shop much in 2000, so that’s easily explained. I keep having to hold back on offering ALL of these that I find, since they’re so nicely put together. Hey, I need to keep SOMETHING for the actual shop, right? Anyway, this is the one that started it all, Action Comics #1. $2

Another Millenium reprint, this one is of  All-Star Western, #10- the first appearance of Jonah Hex. $2

This is ALL five issues of the Vertigo limited series “American Freak” from the early 90s. Back then, it was clear to everyone that Vertigo was on to something, they just weren’t sure what exactly. That means that Karen Berger and her gang had to do a sort of spaghetti test of comics (throw it on the wall, see what sticks). Thanks to that we got all sorts of great little mini-series and one-shots that otherwise would never have seen the light of day along with some real dreck. American Freak is one of the former, if not one of the more famous ones. $5

Dark Horse is currently running a really beautiful and intriguing story with the Ghost character in their current Dark Horse Presents series, but this book collects some of the early work with all of it’s more… cheescake-y elements. $5

Remember that insightful, fun and beautifully drawn Neil Gaiman and John Romita jr. Eternals series from a few years back? Well, you’ll never confuse that with this, but this is fun in it’s own Roy Thomas-y way. $1

At one point, trying to cash in on the popularity of the DC Elseworld books, Marvel did this line of “Alternates.” This one is by Garth Ennis and is about… well, exactly what the cover says. $3

This wonderful stand-along issue of Swap Thing is all about the pain of a losing a pet. When I tweeted it, Jill Thompson RTed it with a comment that it was one of her favorite stories. $2

While Ed Brubaker is best known for his creator-owned crime work and his Captian America run, this tale (drawn to perfection by the great Jason Lutes) is something totally different while still being classic Brubaker. A must-read. $3

The basis for the famous cult film that Quentin Tarintino “borrowed” much of Kill Bill from, this series by the creators of Lone Wolf and Cub is DARK, voilent and full of mature content. $25


A strange book that asks the question: How much trouble would aliens be in if they made the mistake of abducting Batman? $3


Okay, that’s all for today but make sure to stop by tomorrow to see what yummies I dig up on day two!

DAY 2

I got another 5 boxes done today and put about 30 items on twitter. Nine of those are spoken for, but the rest are fair game.

Interestingly enough, I finally opened a box that my brother donated. Up until now I’ve been going through the DeMatties collection and my own stuff, all of which is, quite frankly, a mess. Not so in my brother’s boxes. Even though there were some books that didn’t fit in to the box I did (Alphabetic A-B) they were also in order and alphabetized. Clearly from another box that we cannibalized when I took then stuff from his (Sold today, huzzah!) house. So what does that mean for you? Well it means more long runs of a series, like the Generation X offering today. It also means that there’s a chance that I can do more boxes a day, something that will hasten the building of our actual shop.

But enough about all that, on with the sale!

A nicely printed reprint (Not as nice as those “Millenium” ones above, but nice) of House of Secrets #92. Not many people remember that Swamp Thing started as pretty much a standard “monster” in a well put-together horror title, thanks to Alan Moore. $1

This Captain Marvel Special is all about how hate of those different is bad for you. Cuz, you know, Marvel never tackled that before in any of their other titles. $1

This wonderful series by masters JM DeMatties and Kent Williams will leave you breatheless. These are the later Vertigo reprints, if you are interested in the original Epic version, I have many copies of issues 1,2 and 4 for some reason. $10 (2 copies)

DC has done lots of stuff (possibly too much) with Kirby’s New Gods, but this John Byrne minseries actually does stay somewhat true to what Kirby seemed to be doing with the Fourth World back when he started, even if it does feature a few too many “big name” characters. $5

A fun book not for the fairly basic story but because John Romita Jr. has such a great grasp of how to make characters “grim and gritty” without seeming like Dark Knight rip-offs. $3

Remember what I was saying about my brother’s boxes? This is issues 1-31 of Generation X, along with 4 specials. I initially liked the title for Chris Bachalo’s art but even once he left the book stayed solid, maybe cuz Lobedel had really nailed these charatcers from the beginning. $35

One last cross-over. And I saved the best for last. Matt Wagner is a top-notch writer and artist and he does Batman as well as anyone, combine that with Grendel (Hunter Rose, the original Grendel, in this case) who Wagner invented and plotted the story of for thousands of years and you have pretty much the finest, most seamless cross over ever put down on paper. $3

Alright, that’s all for today but there will be more goodies dug up live on Twitter (@EscapePodComics) tomorrow. Anything not sold will then go here. I’m not trying to be pushy, but some of the finest stuff I found today WAS snatched up as I tweeted it, so if you’re really interested, I suggest you follow that account.

See you tomorrow!

DAY 3 

Today was interesting, I got started earlier so I was able to get through over TEN BOXES but, for some reason, it seemed like the pickings weren’t as good. Partly this was because I kept alternating between my brother’s boxes, all alphabetized and bagged, to the DeMatties collection, which was randomly thrown together from an even larger collection of boxes. Anyway, I just deleted a whole long rambling thing that ended up going no where but probably would have become a rant about the pricing of comics and the digital age and all that.

How about we just move on to the items, yes?

More characters than you can shake a stick at have gone by this name, and while this run isn’t as silly as some or as awesome as the current one, Peter David did a good job writing it. This is the first 10 issues. $15

While I was never a big fan of Cable, his creators had a lot of fun with him at first, dropping clues, extending the mystery of where/when he came from. They did a good enough job for him to get his own title, so… These are issues 1 and 2 of that title. $3

This is issues 9-13 of the 90s Green Lantern series. A series that sometimes suffered from taking itself too seriously. But not here, not only is this Guy Gardner’s first solo mission, it’s also the introduction of G’nort, the most pathetically funny GL ever. $5


Speaking of a little too seriously… What we have here are the first FORTY issues of Kyle Rayner’s Green Lanternhood, 51-90. That’s right, more than 3 years of the title, not one issue missing. If you know someone who loves Kyle (beside Alan Scott, obviously) this is for them. $45

Two different Hawkman #1s, 16 years between them. I think one would learn some interesting things about the comic industry if he were to compare them, and I don’t just mean the covers. $4

All six issues of Ty Templeton’s Human Defesne force, a fun Man vs. Aliens sci-fi romp. $5

Licensing has always been a big part of the comic world and Marvel used to do tons of it. This is 11 of the 12 issues (missing #7) that they did of Zorro in the 90s. $10

This is issues 11-21 of the Adventures of Superboy series, which was based on the live action show from the late 80s. If you’re looking for great Superman/boy stories that aren’t part of some huge continuity clusterf**k, this is the one for you. It was even drawn by Curt Swan, THE Superman artist. $10

Who doesn’t love Sam and Max?! This color collection has some really great stuff in it, but is slightly water damaged so I’m putting it up for $1

This is a classic for any DC collector- Mr. Myxzptlk forces Superman to race Wally West„ the current Flash. A great little stand-alone story. $1

War comics used to be common, and frequently very good. This reprint features the first appearance of Sgt. Rock, a war character so popular he was eventually made part of DC continuity. $1


The first issue of Big Hero 6- the comic that Disney and Marvel have announced will be their first animated feature film. $2

A cross-over between the ultimate outlaw and the ultimate lawman. Alan Grant really brings the fun here, as he usually does. $2

Briefly? DC did this big company wide cross over called New Year’s Evil in 1998. As part of the story every “major” villain from the books got his own one-shot special to show how they tied in. This is 7 of those. $5

A really great collection of the late 90s Bizarro storyline in Superman. Like the best Bizarro stories, this one is equal parts funny and tragic. $5

A more traditional Christmas comic, this collection features classic tales adapted by comic masters, Like P. Craig Russel’s version of Gift of the Magi and Eric Shanower’s Home For Christmas. $4

Shadows and Blood is a classic-style western comic with an occult twist. Very creepy at times. $3

DAY 4

I got a late start today, but because most of the boxes were either previously my brother’s or full of only one company’s comics I moved pretty fast. That said, I did EIGHT boxes, so I’m happy.

More stuff!


A classic pulp hero in the vein of The Shadow, The Crimson Avenger miniseries is a tasty bit of two-fisted action. All four issues of the mini-series. $5

The first 7 issues of Judd Winick’s Outsiders, which deftly melds established characters along with old ones. $5


Relative Heroes is a well-written take on the family as superheroes concept. All six issues. $6

The first mini-series, long before there was an ongoing one, features tim Drake learning all the skills he needs to be Batman’s partner. All 5 issues. $7

A gorgeously drawn and tightly written series, Spy Boy does the whole teenager-as-a-secret-agent just perfectly. The first 9 issues. $10

The comic book adaptation of the 2nd Tim Burton Batman film. How can you resist? $1


A silly superhero stand-alone comic. $1

Lots of people will tell you how much they love Wonder Woman, but if you’re looking for a strong female superhero with a mythological basis, I’d take Valkyrie any day of the week. $1

Paul Pope’s Heavy Liquid is a brilliant work that combines the twisted visual story-telling of old head-shop comics with a deft handling of plot we so love nowadays. $3

I originally tweeted that this Prez comic, written by Ed Brubaker, continues the tale of Prez that we heard in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. Ed tweeted at me to correct that error. Though the story could easily be seen as a continuation of that version of the character’s life and was published afterwards, he assures me that he pitched the idea years before the Gaiman story came out. $2

Pretty much one of the most perfect espionage comics ever made, the title might sound familiar to you because it was adapted into a TV show not too long ago. $6

A really twisted little tale by Andrew Dabb, Happydale can be tragic and heart-rending at times, but it never really gets too dark. A pretty awesome feat, if you ask me. $5

Alright, that’s all for now. I’m not sure how much time I’ll have tomorrow, but I’ll certainly be throwing at least a few things up on twitter and, as always, what doesn’t sell there will go here. After that I’ll be done adding stuff and the weekend will be provided for you to pick amongst this stuff and let me know what you want.

Cheers.

DAY 5

Knowing today was going to be crazy, I tried to get an early start on the twitter selling. Due to various circumstances, I was only able to do that for about an hour but I did get through my (self imposed) minimum of 3 boxes. I even got around to putting about 10 items up. No one bought them, probably due to the fact that I was doing this about 4 hours earlier than I usually do it.

So here they are:

Yet another great stand-alone issue of Swamp thing written by Mark Millar, this time with art by Phil Hester. $1

I actually already sold issues 1-4 of this stunning series on twitter, but when I found these two I just knew I had to offer it again. This was the ORIGINAL mini-series of Batman: Black & White, the one with the simply the GREATEST talents at work. I mean, just look at those covers: Barry Windsor Smith and Alex Toth!!! And the stories inside are even better. $5


Superman vs. Predator, book 1 and Superman/Aliens, book 1. My logic for putting these two together seems to be about the same as that behind these cross-overs: WHY NOT?! $3


A nice reprint of the Superman Annual from 1960, pure Golden Age fun! $2

This is offered to make a point about speculating on comic books as valuable collectibles. The first Issue of Todd McFarlane’s Spider-man, either in “chrome” or regular. $1 (Multiple copies, obviously.)

The first two issues of John Byrne’s irreverent and referential Sensational She-Hulk. As one of my friends pointed out on Facebook, Shulkie was Deadpool before Deadpool even existed. $5

The first two issues of Erik Larson’s Savage Dragon, a series that is still going and has gone everywhere. $5


Ok, so… That’s it. These prices will apply until Sunday, October 21st at 8pm EST. After that: poof, they’re gone. But make sure to check back with us on Wednesday, October 24 for our big Halloween/All Hallow’s Read sale of horror comics for all ages! 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE BOOKS, JUST EMAIL US AT ESCAPEPODCOMICS@GMAIL.COM. BOOKS ARE SOLD ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS, BUT WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO TAKE DOWN ANYTHING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED. SHIPPING IS $4.95 DOMESTIC AND $9.95 FOR INTERNATIONAL. ORDERS DO NOT INCLUDE BAGS AND BOARDS SHOWN IN SOME PICTURES.

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The NYCC Sale

Sadly, what with lack of funds and new baby, I can’t make it to NYCC this year. Rather than grumble about it, I spent today (the first day of the event) organizing and digging through SIX of our long boxes and putting choice items up for sale on twitter. Once again, only ONE FREAKING book was snatched up there, which means that the amazing offers and insanely low prices can now go up here.

If you would like any of the comics you see below, please email me at EscapePodComics@gmail.com stating which ones. First come, first serve. Payment through PayPal. THERE WILL BE A FLAT RATE OF $4.95 FOR SHIPPING IN THE DOMESTIC US AND 9.95 FOR INTERNATIONAL.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND, THESE PRICES ARE ABSURDLY LOW AND WILL ONLY BE VAILD UNTIL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 8:00 PM EST.

I apologize for the quality and rotation of some of these comics, I just got a new phone and haven’t really gotten used to it yet.

Reprint of a Classic AVENGERS comic, almost sure to be referenced in the sequel. $1


War Machine #1 SO SHINY! $1

Reprint of the first appearance of Sabertooth, $1


This wonderful Swamp Thing collection, written by Rick Veitch, follows the Earth Elementals quest to have a child with his beloved. Really a wonderful and touching book. $5


Two of the best versions of the best super-heroines ever, together in Supergilr Plus Mary Marvel, a stand-alone comic. $2

Beautifully painted portraits of Super-heroes, Marvel Masterpiece 2 #2. $2

Lots of fun little Holiday stories featuring Marvel heroes. (5 copies available). 75 cents

Mice Templar, a dark and serious book featuring warrior mice, volume 2. $8

The death of Charles Xavier! Well… one of them, anyway. $1


A great collection of a John Byrne Wonder Woman epic. $5

A fun book with a different take on Superman and Batman. $2

A great Superman special written and drawn by the legendary Walter Simonson with pin-ups by a bevy of other legends. $2

A nice glossy reprint of Detective Comics #27, Batman’s first appearance. $1

A nice reprint of All Star Comics #3, the first appearance of the Justice Society of America. $1

A reprint of Journey Into Mystery #87, the first appearance of Loki. $2

Never heard of Spider-Girl? These first two issues of her very own series will rectify that. $2


Ganthet’s Tale is a wonderful cosmic yarn written by SF Grandmaster Larry Niven and comic legend John Byrne. $4

The first five issues of Jim Lee’s X-Men, one of the most popular comics of the 90s! $10

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The Great Big Sale You (Almost) Missed

So I had another Twitter sale earlier today and, for some reason, NONE of the items were sold. Well, one was, but that hardly counts when there were almost THIRTY items offered. 

So here’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to post the pictures and prices here, share this link and anyone who lets me know by… say…. Sunday, September 30th 12pm EST can get the items they want. It’s first come first serve, so please email me at EscapePodComics [at] GMail right away if you’re interested.

And also, please re-post:

Jeffery Brown’s “Unlikely” $8

Battle Chasers collected edition #1- $2

Battle Chasers collected edition #1- $2

Preacher Special, featuring Cassidy. A great fun Irish Vampire story! $2

Ninja High School, The Prom Formula, #1- $2

Essential Vertigo: Swamp Thing #6, reprints Saga of Swap Thing #26 in black and white $1

Adam Warren’s fantastic Teen Titan Manga/Elseworld Scissors, Paper, Stone. SUCH A FUN READ. $2

Dave McKean’s stunning Rolling Stones “comic” Voodo Lounge.  $3.

Remember that awful Street Fighter live-action movie from 1995? Well, the comic adaption is $1 

David Mack and Friends Masks of the Noh: $3

First Moon, a Xeric award winning comic, only $5

Saga author Brian K. Vaughan’s Pride of Baghdad, a FANTASTIC read, softcover, only $4

A random stack of Advanced Dungeon and Dragon comics. From #4-36. Over 20 comics- $6.

Almost the entire run of DC’s TSR Forgotten Realms series, 17 out of 25 issues. $8

This, if I’m not mistaken, is Dave Johnson's sketchbook for 2001.  $5

Loyola Chin and the San Peligran Order, a great Gene Yang book. $3

Hell Eternal by Jamie Delano and Sean Phillips. Such a good book. $2

A great little Kyle Baker book, I Die at Midnight can be yours for $3

Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 written and drawn by Jack Kirby! Fair condition: $10

The League of Extraordinary Gentleman, Volume 2. ALL SIX ISSSUES ( 3&4 combined). $10

A great series, with great art. Issue 5 has 3 stand-alone stories. $2

Issues 1-9 of Alan Moore’s Tomorrow Stories, $10

Who doesn’t love Transformers? A fun over-sized collection, $5

Rick Geary’s AMAZING The Adventures of Blanche, $6

Camelot 3000, a fun science fiction Arthurian romp $10

Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s wonderful RED, nothing like the movie. First issue, #2

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Ready to ship! Packages are going as far as Wales and New Zealand and as close as right here in New York. Not to mention all over the 50 states and over the border to Canada.

Ready to ship! Packages are going as far as Wales and New Zealand and as close as right here in New York. Not to mention all over the 50 states and over the border to Canada.

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mercurialblonde:

Moebius

mercurialblonde:

Moebius

(Source: dustycorners)

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Crazy Days

Let’s see:

In the last week I’ve:

Sent messages to over 150 Kickstarter backers informing them how to claim their rewards at discount prices.

Ran a twitter contest in which I gave out almost $250 worth of comics to 13 followers

Got my girls ready for the school year

Took care of my pregnant wife, who is ready to burst (Due date is in 1 day!!)

Sent out rewards to backers who contacted ME before I got the letters out

Did major review with site designer Sarah Noto

and more.

I’m pretty damn worn out, but very happy. There is a reason, though, why the Kickstarter rewards were scheduled to go out in March of 2013- just the few responses I’ve gotten are pressing on me to get out, and I’m not reallly sure how quickly I can put them together… Oh well, like I said, I’m enjoying it all.

Ok, now to put together the comic Starter Kit Surveys and get them sent out to those who already asked for them

…and make a spreadsheet of rewards sent/claimed/required to go out

…and make sure my girls have everything for their first day of classes tomorrow

…and, MAYBE, go to hospital to have a baby.

Fun fun!

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