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Underground Comix, often not kid friendly…

Well, when kids grow up playing Grand Theft Auto and watching the Walking Dead, Robert Crumb’s dirty-old-man humor doesn’t seem as “out there.” But really, there are some disturbing images and ideas in underground comix, so it’s best to be aware of that if you are protecting a kid from something (I can’t decide if it’s protecting them from reality or fantasy…).

There are underground comix like ElfQuest that are great reading for young people, so don’t think that all underground comix are full of naked ladies and hippy drug references…

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Funny Aminals #1, 1st Maus, Robert Crumb/Art Spiegelman PGX 9.4 (Oregon’s CGC)

This historic underground is, IMHO, a truly undervalued key comic. Art Spiegelman won a Pulitzer Prize for Maus, and this is its first appearance. This was the first Pulitzer Prize ever given to a graphic novel/comic (1992)! And you just don’t find copies of Funny Aminals lying around many comic book stores…

Last year I hand-delivered a stack of super-minty comics to PGX grading company in Eugene, just a few hours from my tiny mountain town. This one came back 9.4, and it’s a real beauty! I put it in a couple layers of protection, then put those in a special box, then shipped it to my fulfillment warehouse where my crew will put it inside yet another box before shipping it to you. It’s insured against damage all the way, and if anything weird happens, I’m here for you.

Please note the inexpensive upgrade to Expedited Shipping. That is 2nd Day Air and ships within 1 business day. Normal free shipping may take a couple days to ship but will arrive within the stated time window. Tracking info is automatically provided via eBay.

 

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Darth Vader #1, Main Cover, PGX 9.8 (Oregon’s CGC) Marvel/Star Wars

Last year I hand-delivered a stack of super-minty comics to PGX grading company in Eugene, just a few hours from my tiny mountain town. This one came back 9.8, and it’s a real beauty! I put it in a couple layers of protection, then put those in a special box, then shipped it to my fulfillment warehouse where my crew will put it inside yet another box before shipping it to you. It’s insured against damage all the way, and if anything weird happens, I’m here for you.

Please note the inexpensive upgrade to Expedited Shipping. That is 2nd Day Air and ships within 1 business day. Normal free shipping may take a couple days to ship but will arrive within the stated time window. Tracking info is automatically provided via eBay.

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Giant-Size Super-Heroes #1 (Spider-Man) PGX 8.0 (Oregon’s CGC)

Last year I hand-delivered a stack of super-minty comics to PGX grading company in Eugene, just a few hours from my tiny mountain town. This one came back 8.0, and it’s quite nice. I put it in a couple layers of protection, then put those in a special box, then shipped it to my fulfillment warehouse where my crew will put it inside yet another box before shipping it to you. It’s insured against damage all the way, and if anything weird happens, I’m here for you.

Please note the inexpensive upgrade to Expedited Shipping. That is 2nd Day Air and ships within 1 business day. Normal free shipping may take a couple days to ship but will arrive within the stated time window. Tracking info is automatically provided via eBay.

 

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Inner City Romance Underground Comix: Choices #1, PGX 8.5 (Oregon’s CGC), Guy Colwell

Here’s a rare underground comic by Guy Colwell, definitely for adults only!

Last year I hand-delivered a stack of super-minty comics to PGX grading company in Eugene, just a few hours from my tiny mountain town. This one came back 8.5, and it’s a real beauty! I put it in a couple layers of protection, then put those in a special box, then shipped it to my fulfillment warehouse where my crew will put it inside yet another box before shipping it to you. It’s insured against damage all the way, and if anything weird happens, I’m here for you.

Please note the inexpensive upgrade to Expedited Shipping. That is 2nd Day Air and ships within 1 business day. Normal free shipping may take a couple days to ship but will arrive within the stated time window. Tracking info is automatically provided via eBay.

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Darth Vader #1 Cover F Variant Skottie Young Baby Cover, PGX 9.8 (Oregon’s CGC)

Last year I hand-delivered a stack of super-minty comics to PGX grading company in Eugene, just a few hours from my tiny mountain town.   This one came back 9.8, and it’s a real beauty!  I put it in a couple layers of protection, then put those in a special box, then shipped it to my fulfillment warehouse where my crew will put it inside yet another box before shipping it to you.  It’s insured against damage all the way, and if anything weird happens, I’m here for you.

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Archery Class is Over, New Retro Toys on the Way

Giant toy warehouses have cool sales.  When they dust off the overstock piled high in the rafters and forget about what it alreadycost to make and ship them.  For those who appreciate true retro, 1970s and 1980s movies and video games…

Yes, this makes awesomely horrible Space Invaders-like sounds when you put coins in!
Yes, this makes awesomely horrible Space Invaders-like sounds when you put coins in!

Here are some of the things coming in the next month or so, I generally get 3-12 of a heavily marked down, discontinued item, but sometimes I get to put in repeat orders before they are all gone, like the Jabba the Hutt Talking Plush, which sadly appear to be history now (other than the ones I have in stock and in transit)…and the one on my shelf and the one I gave Tim, the super-awesome kid I’ve mentored with a local program for years.

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He’s one lucky kid for an unlucky kid; he also just got a rare Green Arrow archer figure for completing 7 months of mostly weekly archery classes with the Kingsley Bowmen.  I took him to almost every class, and then my wife and I took the adult class, too.

To spice up the last class of the year there is a pizza party and some prizes for getting quiz answers right.  I donated an Avenger’s Hawkeye figure from the current series (the one with the “Build an Odin” parts in 6 different boxes) along with a recent Marvel Hawkeye #1 comic book, with the cute variant cover by Skottie Young.

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Boy did this get everyone’s interest, young and old!  Steve, the lead teacher, made it into an archery shoot-off where there were a few rounds of popping balloons which got smaller and smaller.  But then it was a tie between two older boys and the whole event was turned back into a normal raffle, won by a younger boy who is a huge fan of the Avengers (seen a few around?).

Here’s Connor, the kid who won, in full draw on his compound bow:

Connor at the Kingsley Bowmen Youth Archery Pizza Party
Connor at the Kingsley Bowmen Youth Archery Pizza Party

Back to Space Invaders

I had to keep a set of the Space Invaders Cufflinks, and was glad to see that there were more for me in the Summer Sizzler Sale (it’s not quite summer yet, it still could snow 2 feet in the mountains, right?).  Yes, I rarely wear shirts that benefit from cufflinks, and when I do it’s usually not time for the Space Invaders theme.  But they are small and cool.

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I have a couple left in stock (see the eBay listings below, feel free to make me an offer). 50Fifty-Space-Invaders-Cufflinks-Set-B00BXUB2G2

I have a couple left in stock (see the eBay listings below, feel free to make me an offer).

 

 

I had sold out of the computer sets, which are double retro as it has a blocky, wired mouse.  But more are on the way!

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I didn’t keep one of those last time, but I will this time.  I’ve changed one of my workstations and now can use a mousepad.  It will go well with the coasters I do use (and am getting more of):

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The 4 coasters are yellow, pink, green, and orange.

Lastly, 12 bottle openers are on the way, I can do $3 directly to anyone who contacts me in advance.  If you want prices on the other stuff, let me know.  I’m also getting Doctor Who plush talking K-9 and Sonic Screwdriver and a few other awesome things.  I’ll write more in the days to come.