Friday, 18 December 2015

Weekly Update #113: In The Court Of The Comic King


Comics? We've got comics! Boxes? We've got boxes! Boxes of comics? We've got boxes of comics! Watch in awe as we take an all-too-brief tour of Wes Hagen's Warehouse of Wonders. Also, a quick look at the recently-organized boxes of all of the remaining issues of Dave Sim's Cerebus. Lots of work to do, but we're getting there...

8 comments:

Jeff Seiler said...

Now, that's the kind of Weekly Update I like to see: weighty, informative, with a lot of great visuals. Something you can really sink your teeth into...er, into which you can really sink your teeth.

CerebusTV said...

A dizzying array, to be sure.

Steve said...

Holy Moly.

Massive amounts of Cerebus comics. And hardly any market for them at all, unfortunately.

While Overstreet may have a $20 'value' on the gold #0, the most recent eBay sale was one nice copper clad penny.
Yes, it sold for one cent.

Perhaps rather than bagging / boarding all the comics individually, what about putting together runs of consecutive issues? This would save putting even more good money into (I fear) a bad project.

And there are sales on eBay for longer consecutive runs (especially when over 200 issues), and that may be a way to disperse larger quantities of issues in one transaction. Shipping out of Canada to the US can be an expensive deal-breaker, though.

Dave Kopperman said...

What's a little ironic is that Dave himself created the conditions for generally lowered prices on back-issues, by pioneering the large trade reprint volumes that are now the backbone of the industry. Rarity and a need to read the story is what drove the majority of back issue buyers.

Jeff Seiler said...

What some may be overlooking is that all of those monthlies each has the nearly-always scintillating Aardvark Comment letter column, plus (often) an essay by Dave, or other artists' work (including in issue #something, Neil Gaiman's only written *and* drawn comocs story). And, most of the bi-weeklies contain entries from Dave's working notebooks.

Travis Pelkie said...

Well, according to the Art of Neil Gaiman, it's not the only written and drawn Gaiman story, but I think it may have been the only one done as a professional. Man, I want to say that the 24 hour comic he did (to which Jeff is referring) is in an issue of Melmoth.

Anyway, as to the video, that TMNT cover about 3:50 in is Kirby inked by Eastman, I believe. And oh, man, I want to go to that store! And those prices are in Canadian money, too, so they're even cheaper than it seems to those of us in countries with real money ;)

I'm drooling!

Is part of the reason there are so many Swords of Cerebus 6 because it was originally mis-printed? (IIRC, because all the others had just 4 issues, having 21-25 in one book confused the printer, and there was a re-printing) If it's the mis-printed ones, I'd still nerd out to get a copy of the valuable error copy!

The intro and outro music seems to be at a level more like the rest of the video, so thanks for that. Some of the last couple videos, it seemed to be WAY louder than the rest of the video.

Dave Kopperman said...

Jeff - while there is some very good content in the supplemental materials in the individual issues (particularly the backup stories), only a small percentage of it would be of appeal to anyone other than the real die-hard fans and perhaps historians. The market has decided as much - the collected letters volumes were non-starters, after all.

CerebusTV said...

But don't forget the 15% Canadian sales tax.