Marvel Value Stamps 73 – 88
The most amazing thing happened to me!
Last night I went to bed cranky, angry, and full of bitterness about the many Marvel Value Stamp indignities I’ve chronicled all month here at Longbox Graveyard.
I was filled with silly notions about a lifetime of regret from carving up funnybooks that turned out to be worth real cash money, all these decades later.
But when I woke up … those feelings were just gone.
I felt great!
I mean, look at those stamps above. They’re charming! And imagine little twelve-year-old me, eagerly turning to the letters page of his fresh-bought comics, and cutting out the newest stamps. Oh, it’s charming.
And these stamps, in particular, represent such a positive series of role models. Kingpin is a champion of his city, and a force for urban renewal. J. Jonah Jameson, the original crusading reporter, and the enemy of Fake News! The Leader … that guy knows best, let me tell you. The Rhino, the Stranger, Dormammu — pillars of the community, all of them! Only Ghost Rider is less than wholesome. “Biker Types” are anti-social!
Here’s the very reasonable price I ended of paying for those cute stamps!
- #73 Kingpin: Power Man #21 – $9
- #74 The Stranger: Marvel Premiere #18 – $21
- #76 Dormammu: Doctor Strange #5 – $17
- #80 Ghost Rider: Thor #229 – $10
- #81 Rhino: Ghost Rider #9 – $21
- #87 J. Jonah Jameson: Marvel Team-Up #25 – $8
- #88 The Leader: Avengers #129 – $19
That brings the running total replacement cost for my Value Stamp issues to $3136. A pittance. I really don’t know what I was upset about!
You know, if my rantings here this past month have infected any of you … I am sincerely sorry. But better than apologies, I can offer a cure! I found this darling little seed pod under my bed. Let me bring you one, you will feel so much better after a good night’s sleep.
It’s no bother.
Oh, no, I insist.
There is no pain. Suddenly, while you’re asleep, they’ll absorb your minds, your memories and you’re reborn into an untroubled world … Tomorrow you’ll be one of us … There’s no need for love … Love. Desire. Ambition. Faith. Without them, life is so simple, believe me.
TOMORROW: Dr. Strange vs. Dracula!