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Hero Books from the 1980s! 175+ books! Truman, Chakyin, Baron, Badger, Dixon!
Seller: kochcomics (274)
- Horror & Sci-Fi
BOX OF SUPERHERO COMICS FROM THE 1980S! Sure, there's Marvel and DC, pounding out story after story of spandex clan gorillas wrestling with each other, and yes, better comic book stores around the country will have a section dedicated to the work of some of the giants of sequential art, like Crumb and Clowes. Alas, rarely do the superhero fan and indie community find common ground. There was a time when this was not the case: The 1980's, when the direct market created an outlet for countless struggling comic book creators to publish their own work. Humor, War, Horror, and yes, even superheroes were represented by this pool of talent, consisting, in equal parts, of up and comers, pros sick of editorial restraint, and those never to be seen or heard from again. One could argue the creative output from the 1980s has never been equaled. To celebrate this critically undervalued period of comics history, we have combed through our vaults to present FULL SHORTBOXES, holding an average of 175 comics, offering a survey of books that will surely provide hours upon hours of reading material. As an antedote to the standard superhero fare, the indy companies like First comics came up with hero titles cut from a different cloth. More adult, more violent and bristling with social commentary, books like Tim Truman's Scout, Howard Chaykin's American Flagg, Mike Grell's Jon Sable and John Ostrander (with Tim Truman)'s Grim Jack featured action, dystopian sci-fi settings and many subtle jibes at Reagan era America. Extremely popular when released, these titles were a corner stone of the direct market, challenging the notion that comics were for kids and anticipating the industry evolution from children's pseudo-literature to a unique, vibrant, limitless and valid medium. Please look at the photos for exact issues included in this collection and please feel free to email us with any question.
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International Shipping:$119.00 End Of Description Read this legend for an understanding for how our grading system works: M = Mint a perfect, unread comic. White pages, sharp corners, perfectly aligned cover, tight staples, sharp square corners, no creases, marks, fading of any kind - no flaw whatsoever. We have never actually graded a book as Mint. to Quote Phil Seuling: "Mint is a flavor of chewing gum." Nm = Near Mint This is what most comics look like when purchased new, presuming no harassment on the racks. Tight staples, glossy cover, sharp corners, no marks, white pages. Any flaws are HINTS of a flaw. Maybe look very closely and you the perfectionist will see a miniscule mis-alignment of the cover with the pages, or the hint of the rounding of a corner. Run your fingers down the spine and you may feel a crease which isn't visible to the eye. Those are the kind of things which mean that nearly all "as new" comics are graded as Near Mint rather than Mint. You will notice that in our 1000s of listings, we don't use this grade either.
VF:NM is usually our top grade. VF = Very Fine Excellent condition. Sharp, bright and clean. May have minor spine wear or a small corner crease, or slight surface wear. Often, at first glance a Very Fine comic will appear Near Mint, although closer inspection will reveal trace ( but distinct) imperfections. This is typically the best grade seen for Silver Age comics. F = Fine a nice book, still attractive to look at. An optimistic first glance might reasonably hope for a VF or even a VF-NM. Staples still firm, there is at least some gloss, good corners, but closer look reveals yet more imperfections. Vg = Very Good a solid book. Immediately visible but not dramatic flaws - conversely no dramatic virtues either. Just clean somewhat worn and solid. Maybe some creases but no significant tears. Staples still solid. Book still solid, but clearly worn. G = Good As VG, but with flaws more pronounced. Creases are a little bigger, maybe a larger tear, staples still well attached, but may have stress tears around them. There may be small chips out of the cover. The wear is everywhere but the book is still sound. FR = Fair A Fair comic is well worn with large flaws, but the book and cover are still, possibly a piece or two missing from the cover, a staple may be loose. OK for a reader, a cheap placeholder for a collector. Pr = Poor Any graded book should be complete. A book in POOR has its cover and all its pages. Things may be loose or waiting to get lost, there may be a piece missing here or there, but the book is there. Still readable. We do not give incomplete books a grade. Note that when a grade appears as (VG-F) or something similar, it means the book was somewhere in-between the two selected grades. And when a listing appears as (G+), it means that the book was slightly better than the grade described, or slightly less in the case of (G-). See our e bay store for daily discounts, 1000s more listings Shipping Discount for U.S. Customers! Domestic Shipping is $17.50 Shipping to canada and mexico is $70.00!! International shipping is $100!! Holiday (and always) shipping schedule:almost all auctions ship within 1 business day after receiving payment, usually in 24 hrs or less; Nifty FREEBIE FUN PACK of Comics and Cards accompanies ALL (yes ALL!!) packages. Payment may be made via PayPal or credit cards.Pick up by appointment for all auctions and listings. Call 718-768-8571 for pickup payment options. Americanexpress,visa,mastercard Discover Ok etc). End Of Postage and Payment Terms The Avalanche Continues! Check out our Hip store for spectacular sales and Specials New Listings Daily!!!! ALERT! We are STILL sorting 750,000 comics - possibly the biggest onetime comic sort EVER undertaken. Watch our auctions, watch our e bay store for sales andspecials. We are about to sort the letter "S" (over 200 boxes, 60,000 comics) 1000's of listings! FREE giveaways and blaring trumpets in 20 key categoriesThe Kochcom Hip Store! (Everyday is a holiday in Brooklyn) Just Click Here For The Great Kochcom Hip Store Link Nifty Free Fun Packs withevery shipment!! a Kochcom Auction The Endless Convention!~ Check out our other auctions!!! More sets, more breakouts, more trade paperbacks, more movies and horror Nifty Free Fun Packs With Every Shipment!! Mutants among us. Mutants among us. Powered by Hip Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items. On Jul-16-13 at 05:27:03 PDT, seller added the following information:
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