For Sale Friday: West Coast Avengers!
Welcome to another edition of For Sale Friday, where I offer select comics runs for sale directly to my readers! All lots are sold on a first-come, first-gets-it basis (and if they don’t move in a week, you can find them on to eBay)!
This week’s offering is a big lot of West Coast Avengers!
Back in the bad old 1980s, having more than one Avengers book per month was a special thing … and if the West Coast version of the Avengers never quite lived up to the gravitas of their eastern brethren, well, it wasn’t for want of trying.
The lot I have on offer is West Coast Avengers #1-23, plus Annual #1, and bonus issues #50 & 51. This is technically “Volume 2” of the series, as Volume 1 was a four-issue mini-series of the same name. All books are individually bagged and boarded, and in mid-grade condition or better. Your price for this lot is $20.00, plus postage (U.S. addresses only, please). I will charge you exact postage based on destination — the lot will weigh about five pounds and ship from zip code 92078 in case you would like to log onto USPS.com and run some scenarios.
If you’d like these comics for your very own, write me — longboxgraveyard (at) gmail (dot) com — and we will work out the details. Think of it as a way of supporting Longbox Graveyard while filling out your own collection with some cool comics!
See you back here next week for another For Sale Friday … and in the meantime, please be sure to check my individual comics issues for sale, and my eBay auctions, too!
Posted on July 25, 2014, in For Sale Friday! and tagged For Sale, Marvel Comics, west coast avengers. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.
The Disney/Marvel machine is an amazing thing to watch. The Avengers are bigger than the X-Men. When any of us nerds were reading the Babe of the Month “articles” in Wizard magazine in our parents’ basements while waiting for the newest holofoil Deathmate crossover issue (numbered by…color?), did we think Avengers would EVER be bigger than X-Men? No. No, we didn’t.
To an extent this is a tribute to the “Power of No Choice.”
In an alternate universe where Marvel never sold its prize properties for a hand-full of magic beans, Marvel Studios makes only Spider-Man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four movies … and we are poorer for it, because we never got Avengers, Iron Man, Cap, or Thor from them. By spreading these properties around so many studios, and forcing Marvel to use their own “B” and “C” characters for the movies, we’ve wound up with superhero movie golden age. If those “A” characters were all in-house, we’d never get risks like Ant Man or Guardians of the Galaxy — Marvel Studios would just stick with the sure things.
(And I always liked the Avengers better than the X-Men, but that doesn’t make me Nostradamus so much as it makes me an idiot)
This is an excellent point.