EC Comics Convention, Silver Age Marvels, and Toilet Paper Drive
I'll begin today's newsletter by mentioning that we picked up some very nice
low grade key issues over the last couple of days. Included are a
DAREDEVIL #1 &
IRON FIST #14,
X-MEN (1963) #5,
This is part of an ongoing effort that we've undertaken since early last year to
greatly enhance our overall selection of
for you. Clearly, things are working out really well!
IRON FIST #14
One thing that may surprise you about this effort is that we are just as pleased when
we can find the older issues in low grades, as when we find them in VF and NM. Simply
put, there are entirely different collector mindsets as regards collecting. Some fans
want to own just a very few issues in "investment" grades, while other folks are more
attuned to seeking to obtain a broad diversity of lower-priced issues. Personally, I
fall into the latter category, as many of the comics in my own collection are so well-read
that they are nearly rags. I dearly love them, however, so I am still quite satisfied
to own them.
Aside from those older key issues, I want you to know we also have added a broad spectrum
of other comics lately, including nice batches of rare variants, a slew of new issues,
and some very scarce magazines. We also added an extremely rare set of memorabilia from
the legendary 1972 EC Fan Addict Convention. My good friend, Dennis Wakabyashi (one of the
founders of Denver's MIDDLE EARTH publishing empire) picked up this material when he ran a
booth at the EC show. His collection then became a part of his estate when he passed away
two years ago, and his widow sold them to me on Monday. I avidly collect material from early
comics conventions, and I have to tell you that I have never before come across an unused
from the EC Convention. Dennis still owned three!
EC 1972 CONVENTION SET
All of the previous having been said, I am keeping
of these great collectibles for
my own collection, selling one separately, and offering the last one as a part of a
that includes the beautiful red EC pin back button,
the Progress Report,
the convention program,
ultra-rare unused ballot
for the convention fan awards. I cannot envision ever finding another 45 year old stash of
these cool items, so I encourage those of you who appreciate such rarities to order immediately.
EC 1972 CONVENTION ultra-rare unused ballot
My only other bit of news for today is that we are about to begin a massive toilet paper drive
Mile High Comics.
That may sound a little strange, but we are seeking prodigious amounts of TP donations for the
St. Francis Center,
which is one of the places where
"Feeding Denver's Hungry"
sets up on Thursdays. We met with their staff on Monday to seek ways that we could help them in
their own charitable efforts, and their director mentioned to us that they have 750+ homeless
individuals a day passing through the center, most of whom end up using their facilities.
As a direct result, purchasing TP is a major cost burden for them. To help them to mitigate
this difficulty, I offered to host a paper drive during which I will give away a $500 shopping
Mile High Comics.
The cost per chance drawing ticket is either $1, or one roll of wrapped toilet paper. The drawing
will be held at 2 PM on March 18th, and you DO NOT need to be present to win. If you would be
willing to support our effort to help the
St. Francis Center
from outside of Colorado, you can do so by purchasing either a
St. Francis Center donation
We will enter your tickets into the drawing, and let you know if you win on that Saturday afternoon.
This will be fun! Also, presuming that this promotion is successful, I will be adding some nice
secondary prizes. Please help us to help the
St. Francis Center,
if you can.
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
March 1, 2017
P.S. Below are even more nice photo arrays of comics that are available to you in today's