This week The League is trading our unwanted stuff ! I’ve got plenty of that around here, but I tried to pick something that I know you guys in The League might actually want–that is, unless any of you are interested in Hello Kitty stuff or Insane Clown Posse CDs… Anyone? Bueller?
Didn’t think so.
So, here’s what I’m hoping to unload:
Are you surprised I have Catwoman comics? See, back in the 90s I was obsessed with X-MEN after getting hooked on the cartoon, so I started collecting the comics. I still have hundreds of them, between X-MEN, Uncanny X-MEN, X-Factor, X-Force, X-MEN 2099, X-MEN Adventures, all the character-centric titles like Wolverine, Cable, Storm, etc. etc. etc. I even have some Avengers crossovers. Here’s a glimpse:
Feeling overly entrenched in the Marvel universe, I decided at some point to branch out a little and try something new. For whatever reason, Catwoman is the book I chose to do that with. I loved Batman, but was overwhelmed by the volume of Batman comics out there and didn’t know where to start. I’ve also never been one to collect comic books just for the sake of collecting–I actually do read the stories and I won’t buy a book that I’m not “into” story or character-wise. When I saw Catwoman #1 hit the stands back in 1993, I thought here was good chance to get into something Batman-related from the start so I jumped on it.
Plus, the cover is embossed, so you can totally feel up Selina Kyle’s cat-bewbz. Fun, right?
I tried my best to get into Catwoman, collecting it for about a year or so, but unfortunately it never grabbed me the way X-MEN did, so I gave up. It did, however, teach me a valuable lesson: that I shouldn’t have to “try” to get into something. If you’re trying too hard to like something, it probably means you don’t. And if you don’t like something, stop collecting it. Otherwise it’s just a waste of time and money. That’s what these books represent to me–a waste of time and money. I have no emotional investment in them whatsoever, and I’d be more than happy to pass them on to someone who’ll actually appreciate them.
So here’s exactly what I have up for trade:
- Catwoman #1 — Aug 1993
- Catwoman #2 — Sep 1993
- Catwoman #3 — Oct 1993
- Catwoman #4 — Nov 1993
- Catwoman #5 — Dec 1993
- Catwoman #6 — Jan 1994 (2x copies of this one)
- Catwoman #7 — Feb 1994
- Catwoman #8 — Mar 1994
- Catwoman #9 — Apr 1994
- Catwoman #10 — May 1994
- Catwoman #11 — Jun 1994
- (I don’t have #12 for some reason…)
- Catwoman #13 — Aug 1994
- Catwoman #14 — Sep 1994 (2x copies of this one)
- (I don’t have #15 either)
- Catwoman #16 — Dec 1994
- Catwoman #0 — Oct 1994
- Catwoman Annual #1 — 1994
All of these comics are bagged and boarded and have been resting undisturbed in my comic boxes since 1994. In other words, they’re in great condition.
And here’s what I’m interested in for trade:
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles anything, especially if it’s related to the first movie
- Retro gaming stuff (NES carts, Atari, Sega Genesis, etc.)
- Choose Your Own Adventure Books (Hardcover)
- Vintage board games or card games
- Atari Hot Wheels (I need the 2600 GMC Motorhome and the Centipede van)
Of course, money’s always good too if you’d rather just outright buy them. I have no idea what the’re worth though, so you could probably swindle me pretty good.
Let’s make a deal.
- William Bruce West — Hot Wheels, Warcraft, Motown CDs, and signed Lenore books
- Team Hellions — Star Wars radio dramas, Empowered graphic novels, NASCAR Monopoly
- Calvin’s Canadian Cave of Cool — The Hunger Games Katniss Barbie
- Secret Agent Spitting Cobra — Batman collectibles
- Cool and Collected — Hodgepodge of cool 80s stuff including E.T, TMNT, MOTU, Thundercats, Pee-Wee Colorforms
- My Vintage Toybox — Variety of loose figures, including Beastman, Harry Potter, TMNT and The Shadow
- Stunt Zombie — Random toyes, including Lego Hero Factory, Savage Dragon, G.I. Joe, Transformers
- Fortune and Glory Days — Star Wars & Indiana Jones toys
- AEIOU and Sometimes Why — Star Wars toys
- Neato Coolville — Archer Spacemen