GeeksAreMyPeeps

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  1. A-Force 1 already goes for a bit of a premium, and tends to see a spike when there's any suggestion of the potential of an all-female team in the MCU.
  2. I posted this over in the Coppers thread, but since the Contessa Val spec applies to some Moderns as well, figured I'd mention here. While looking into details of some of the early-mid '80s Special Edition reprint books, I noticed that Strange Tales 159 was reprinted in Captain America Special Edition 2. Not a lot of action on it on eBay right now, but certainly there's more interest in reprint books now than there used to be, and it's a nice cover. I'm guessing the first time the 1st appearance was reprinted?
  3. I fully expected this to be a thread about the price increase they just announced.
  4. I had more than 50 ready to go, but since you can put 25/invoice I group them in batches of 25. I'll be busy this weekend — I have boxes to go through to decide the best way to submit — and probably ship out 50-100 more by the deadline.
  5. Around the time #110 came out, there was a digital package of every issue up to then available for I think $75. I bought that at the time and then started getting the new issues monthly. Personally, I prefer reading collections for older books. I tend to only read single issues when they're new and the only way to read a book. It doesn't make sense in my mind playing a premium for a single issue to read, as if it's selling for a premium that says there's value in it, so why chance damaging it?
  6. The obvious guess would be Jessica Drew, but for past adaptations of comic stories the MCU has kept the basics of the story and made it work with characters already on the table.
  7. Yes, during the glut. The various Special Edition reprint books were all publishing in the neighborhood of 1981-1985.
  8. I never saw this book before, and I bought just about every Marvel super-hero book at that time. Definitely looks like a good short-term pickup. With people speccing on the early Marvel Comics Presents for the Madripoor stories, it's worth noting that there's a Shang Chi story int he first 8 issues too.
  9. The covers are on these Special Edition reprints books are really nice, for the most part, so I can understand in some cases wanting the reprint more.
  10. I believe so. Marvel did a few "Special Editions" like this is the early '80s. There was a Starlord one that reprinted some of the Magazine stories. X-Men Special Edition reprinted GSX #1, Micronauts reprinted the first dozen or so issues. Doctor Strange reprinted the first couple of issues of his comic. Captain America reprinted some early issues of his Silver Age book (and some really random backups, including — here's a fun find — the first appearance of Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine. First time reprinted maybe? : https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Captain_America_Special_Edition_Vol_1
  11. I sold a copy of 2 & 3 a month or so ago. I like the colors on 1.
  12. It protected his identity so well, even he didn't know who he was.
  13. Awesome! I wish I had picked up more of the A cover instead of the connecting variant. But I have a few of each. 9.8s of the A cover selling for over $300.
  14. There's killing in the heat of battle, and then there's killing a subdued opponent that isn't actively trying to harm you. Big difference. Regarding Walker's punishment, he's a soldier. His position is that he did everything that he was asked to do as a soldier. But they gave him a (if I remember the dialogue correctly) "less-than-honorable discharge." From his perspective, he was betrayed by the country that he chose to serve.
  15. I'm willing to suspend disbelief, because the show isn't about the physics of the shield, and would quickly become a parody if it followed the laws of physics and Cap had to go retrieve his shield EVERY TIME he threw it. That said, if we're meant to believe that the shield, when thrown at enemy combatants, can incapacitate them, but it doesn't if you manage to catch it with your normal human fingers, then that's a little bit of a problem. For me, the show is doing a great job of character-building and establishing the motivations of all of the different parties involved that makes you sympathe
  16. On the flip side, someone posted a link in the Milestone Comics Fans group on Facebook (which – until they're regularly publishing a line of comics again, I suppose – consists mainly of news and promotion of comics that feature people of color) of the upcoming black female Captain America in the United States of Captain America mini, and one of the comments on that was "A darker skinned person like me defending a white concept? really?" Let's face it; this country has a history of racism, and we're not past that now. A person of color is going to face hurdles that a white person doesn't
  17. This is exactly what I was thinking. And I'm a little surprised that people have such an issue with this, and no issue with the idea that the shield ricochets perfectly in a straight line from one object to the next, when an object obeying the laws of physics wouldn't do that.
  18. Actually, that might help stores. If by holding back copies of the first issue, the store creates the sense that demand is even greater, then that might help them sell out of the subsequent issues as they're released.
  19. I do wonder whether there are retailers that held back a portion of their order for back issues so that they could benefit from the secondary market prices after 30 days, and what that could do to the prices.
  20. Apparently Inhumans 5 is a $700 book now? https://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-INHUMANS-VOL-2-5-1st-Yelena-Belova-The-New-BLACK-WIDOW-CGC-9-8-WP-/154366006562?hash=item23f0ee5522%3Ag%3AH-YAAOSw3ypgSHHB&nma=true&si=sYFZpAP8jgg2HhKdrZ3u8RpT1os%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  21. Ugh. I had that Skottie Young variant and sold it with issues 2 & 3 a few years ago. Maybe got 20 for the lot.
  22. I'm guessing that the price is for the full mini (3x5.99=17.97), which I believe is perfectly within the rules. Since one of the Bad Idea rules is that orders for subsequent issues need to be no less than orders for #1, some retailers are only selling the books as a set.