250,000 Comics Trade Paperbacks 30%-40% Off

Howdy!

Today marks the end of our annual Christmas sales season, and it has not been stellar. Our stores were severely impacted by last Friday's snowstorm, and Saturday's deep freeze. Sales on those two key days ran less than 40% of normal. In addition, we have seen inconsistency in our online response. Sales have certainly not been bad, as the response to our annual 30% off HOLIDAY codeword has actually been quite good. But, the typical online surge that we usually received prior to Christmas has just not materialized this year, despite our having added over 70,000 additional comics, magazines, trade paperbacks, and hardbacks into our listings since we moved our warehouse in late April.

In analyzing the causation of this trend, the one factor that seems unavoidable is the astounding growth in online sales by Amazon. Here is a quote from today's Wall Street Journal:

"Amazon gained share online thus far. Between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17, Amazon grabbed around 41% of online sales, up from 38% last year, according to data from Slice Intelligence, which collects data from email receipts of 4.2 million shoppers. In comparison, Walmart.com took in 2.7% of sales, down from 3.2% last year, though the vast majority of Wal-Martís sales occurred in stores."

I applaud Amazon for their incredible success in creating an online mechanism that is so easy to use that consumers worldwide are flocking to do all of the shopping through their website, but I believe that here at Mile High Comics that we are also seeing the direct impact of 41% of ALL e-commerce from the entire Internet flowing though just one company. Our speed of shipping of orders this year is the best that it has been in many, many years, but we still cannot in any way match up with Amazon Prime's 3-hour delivery guarantee in many cities. Nor can any other online sites (or Main Street retailers) effectively compete with what Amazon has created. Regrettably, this is a conundrum that may have no solution.


STAR WARS (2015) #26

I am telling you about this trend because I absolutely love what I do for a living. Working daily to improve our website inventory so that we can offer you a wider and deeper spectrum of opportunities to shop for comics and books brings me great joy. After almost 47 years in the comics world, I simply cannot imagine not buying and sorting comics each day. I am but one person, however, and no matter how much that I may value and treasure Mile High Comics as an institution, I realize that times change. If people simply forget about us, then we have no more relevance in the future than the long-forgotten minor deities of Neil Gaiman's "Small Gods." Sad, but true.


DARK KNIGHT III #7

All of the above having been said, I sincerely thank you if you have continued to support us during 2016. It is only because of your kindness (and orders) that Mile High Comics can continue to exist, and that I can work to help you, and also the homeless here in Denver. If you have not placed an order with us this year, all I would ask is that you make some sort of conscious effort over this next year to provide us with at least a little bit of support. We have over 120,000 comics fans who receive this newsletter, so even a tiny response can make a big difference to our future prospects. In addition, I would ask that you please try to support other smaller e-commerce websites, and also your local retailers not only of comic books, but also everyone else on Main St. Our entire economy is going through some major transitions right now, and it is beholden upon all of us to work at least a little to support the shopping options that help to make our world brighter. Thank you!


CIVIL WAR II #8

In other news, the last week of December is typically one of our best of the year, so I am cautiously optimistic that we will make up some of the lost ground caused by last weekend's snowstorm. Online, we will have a remarkably large new comics shipment arriving, including DARK KNIGHT III #7, CIVIL WAR II #8, and STAR WARS (2015) #26. FYI, we published an awesome Mile High Comics variant edition of STAR WARS (2015) #26, with an exceptionally cool cover by Mike Deodato. You can still advance order copies of our variant for only $19.95 each through Wednesday (limit 3 copies, please). Both Keven Smith and Jayson Mewes were delighted to take home sets of our ultra-rare Mile High Comics STAR WARS (2015) #1-#6 variant editions after they visited our Jason St. Mega-Store last week...


Mile High Comics STAR WARS (2015) #1-#6

My only other bit of news for today is a quick reminder that all ten million of our back issue comics and magazines are available to you right now at 30% off when you utilize our annual HOLIDAY! codeword. Only new issues a few variants, and our CGC's are excluded from this huge HOLIDAY! sale. In addition, we have slashed our prices for you on all 250,000+ trade paperbacks and hardbacks that we have in stock by 30%-40% off, with those discounts being listed for you right on our website. We also offer free shipping in the USA on net orders over $50, and to most international destinations on net orders of $125, or more.

Happy collecting!

Chuck Rozanski,
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
December 23, 2016

P.S. Below are even more scarce comics that Will and Pam have added into our New-In-Stock links for you this week. Almost all are available to you at 30% off list price when you utilize the HOLIDAY! codeword. Thank you!

MARVEL

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (1999) (#1-700.5) (MARVEL) #529 Near Mint/Mint


AVENGERS (1963) #135

AVENGERS (1963) (#1-402) (MARVEL) #135 Very Good
AVENGERS (1963) (#1-402) (MARVEL) #181 Very Good
AVENGERS (1963) (#1-402) (MARVEL) #202 NEWSSTAND Very Good

DAREDEVIL: MAN WITHOUT FEAR (1993) #3 NEWSSTAND Fine

FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) (#1-416) (MARVEL) #52 Very Good

GI JOE #21 NEWSSTAND Very Good

HULK (1962) (#1-6, #102-635) (INCREDIBLE) (MARVEL) #314 TOY INSERT Very Fine

INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #1 NEWSSTAND Fine
INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #2 NEWSSTAND Fine
INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #3 Fine
INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #4 Very Good
INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #5 Very Fine
INFINITY GAUNTLET (1991) #6 Very Fine

INFINITY WAR (1992) #5 Near Mint/Mint
INFINITY WAR (1992) #6 Near Mint/Mint
INFINITY WAR (1992) #6 NEWSSTAND Fine

MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #72 Near Mint/Mint

MARVEL FANFARE (1982) #51 NEWSSTAND Near Mint/Mint

MARVEL PRESENTS (1975) #8 Very Fine

MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #95 NEWSSTAND Fine

MARVEL VS. DC #2 NEWSSTAND Fine
MARVEL VS. DC #3 NEWSSTAND Near Mint/Mint


NEW MUTANTS (1983) #27

NEW MUTANTS (1983) #27 Very Fine
NEW MUTANTS (1983) #43 Near Mint/Mint
NEW MUTANTS (1983) #87 2ND PRT Near Mint/Mint

SECRET WAR (2004) #2 Very Fine

SILVER SURFER (1968) (#1-18) (MARVEL) #14 Good
SILVER SURFER (1968) (#1-18) (MARVEL) #15 Good

SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #35 Fair
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #56 Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #57 Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #64 Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #77 Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #83 Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #177 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #181 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #187 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #187 WHITMAN Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #194 NEWSSTAND Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #195 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #196 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #198 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #200 NEWSSTAND Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #209 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #211 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #212 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #217 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #238 NEWS W/O Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #239 NEWSSTAND Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #251 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #252 2ND PRINT Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #252 NEWSSTAND Very Good
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #252 Very Fine


SPIDER-MAN (1963) #265

SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #265 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #289 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #290 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #291 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #293 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #294 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #298 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #299 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #301 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #302 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #303 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #304 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #305 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #306 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #307 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #308 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #309 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #310 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #311 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #312 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #313 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #314 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #315 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #316 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #317 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #322 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #323 Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #324 Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #325 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #328 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #330 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #331 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #332 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #344 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #345 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #346 Very Fine


SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #361

SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #361 Very Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #363 NEWSSTAND Fine
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #393 NEWSSTAND Near Mint/Mint
SPIDER-MAN (1963) (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) (#1-441) #431 Near Mint/Mint

SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #6 Very Good

SPIDER-WOMAN (1978) (#1-50) (JESSICA DREW) (MARVEL) #46 NEWSSTAND Very Fine

STAR WARS (1977) #1 WHITMAN Fair
STAR WARS (1977) #10 Very Fine
STAR WARS (1977) #68 NEWSSTAND Good
STAR WARS (1977) #107 NEWSSTAND Very Good

STRANGE TALES (1951) #135 Good

TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #70 Good
TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #77 Good
TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #101 Very Good

THOR (1962) #125 Good
THOR (1962) #130 Very Good
THOR (1962) #133 Very Good
THOR (1962) #141 Fine
THOR (1962) #142 Fine
THOR (1962) #143 Very Good
THOR (1962) #144 Very Good
THOR (1962) #145 Good
THOR (1962) #146 Fine
THOR (1962) #147 Good
THOR (1962) #148 Very Good
THOR (1962) #149 Fine
THOR (1962) #151 Fine
THOR (1962) #152 Very Good
THOR (1962) #153 Fine
THOR (1962) #154 Good
THOR (1962) #155 Good


THOR (1962) #156

THOR (1962) #156 Good
THOR (1962) #157 Good
THOR (1962) #159 Very Good
THOR (1962) #161 Very Good
THOR (1962) #162 Good
THOR (1962) #168 Good
THOR (1962) #346 NEWS JEWEL Very Fine

THOR (1998) #12 DFE VAR. Near Mint/Mint

THUNDERBOLTS (1997) (#0-174) (MARVEL) #103 Near Mint/Mint

ULTIMATE FALLOUT (2011) #4 Near Mint/Mint

VADER DOWN (STAR WARS) (2015) #1 MILE HIGH Near Mint/Mint

WEAPON X (2002) #1 1/2 DFES&N Near Mint/Mint

X-FACTOR (1986) #6 Near Mint/Mint

X-FORCE (1991) #11 Very Fine
X-FORCE (1991) #15 Very Fine

X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #29 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #40 Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #40 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #51 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #51 Very Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #52 Very Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #56 Good


X-MEN (1963) #57

X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #57 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #63 Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #94 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #105 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #107 Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #129 TOY INSERT Very Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #132 NEWSSTAND Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #135 NEWSSTAND Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #136 Very Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #137 NEWSSTAND Very Good
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #138 Near Mint/Mint
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #139 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #141 Very Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #142 NEWSSTAND Very Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #143 Fine
X-MEN (1963) (#1-113, UNCANNY X-MEN #114-544) (MARVEL) #266 Very Good

X-MEN FOREVER (2001) #1 DFE ALT CV Near Mint/Mint

DC

BLOOD & SHADOWS (1996) #2 (DC: Vertigo Press) Good
BLOOD & SHADOWS (1996) #3 (DC: Vertigo Press) Good
BLOOD & SHADOWS (1996) #3 (DC: Vertigo Press) Near Mint/Mint

CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (1985) #10 Near Mint/Mint

DC VS. MARVEL (1996) #1 NEWSSTAND Very Fine

WATCHMEN (1986) #12 Near Mint/Mint
WATCHMEN (1986) #12 Very Fine

DARK HORSE COMICS


AMERICAN SPLENDOR SPECIAL: STEP OUT OF THE NEST (#18) (1994) #1

AMERICAN SPLENDOR SPECIAL: STEP OUT OF THE NEST (#18) (1994) #1 Very Fine

IMAGE COMICS

TOMB RAIDER (1999) (#0-50) (IMAGE TOP COW) #11 GRAHAMFOIL (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint

WITCHBLADE #7 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #18 AE VARIANT (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #25 SPECIAL (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #64 NEWSSTAND (Image Top Cow) Very Fine
WITCHBLADE #65 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #70 VARIANT (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #72 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #75 VARIANT (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #77 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #78 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #79 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #80 COVER A (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #81 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #82 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint
WITCHBLADE #83 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint

WITCHBLADE ORIGINS SPECIAL #1 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint

WITCHBLADE VS. DARKNESS (1998) #1 1/2 (Image Top Cow) Near Mint/Mint

INDEPENDENTS

ANIMERICA VOL. 2 (Viz Comics) (ANIME) (1994) #3 (Viz Comics) Very Fine

ANIMERICA VOL. 7 (Viz Comics) (ANIME) (1999) #11 (Viz Comics) Very Fine

ANIMERICA VOL. 8 (Viz Comics) (ANIME) (2000) #3 (Viz Comics) Very Fine

ANIMERICA VOL. 9 (Viz Comics) (ANIME) (2001) #2 (Viz Comics) Near Mint/Mint
ANIMERICA VOL. 9 (Viz Comics) (ANIME) (2001) #4 (Viz Comics) Very Fine

ASYLUM (MILLENNIUM PUBLISHING) #2 (Millennium Publishing) Near Mint/Mint


BIRDLAND (1990) #2

BIRDLAND (Eros Comix (Fantagraphics)) (ADULT) (GILBERT HERNANDEZ) (1990) #2 (Eros Comix (Fantagraphics)) Fine

CAPTAIN CANUCK #1 (COMELY COMIX) Near Mint/Mint

COBALT BLUE (1977) #1 (Power Comics) Near Mint/Mint

CRITTERS (1986) #46 (Fantagraphics) Fine

FURRLOUGH (1992) #18 (Radio Comix) Very Fine
FURRLOUGH (1992) #20 (Radio Comix) Very Good
FURRLOUGH (1992) #22 (Radio Comix) Very Fine
FURRLOUGH (1992) #25 (Radio Comix) Very Fine
FURRLOUGH (1992) #37 (Radio Comix) Fine
FURRLOUGH (1992) #54 (Radio Comix) Very Fine
FURRLOUGH (1992) #132 (Radio Comix) Near Mint/Mint

MAGIC FLUTE (NIGHT MUSIC #9-11) #1 (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint

MELODY #10 (Kitchen Sink Publishing) Near Mint/Mint

OVERTAKEN (2013) #1 MILE HIGH (Aspen) Near Mint/Mint

RE-ANIMATOR (1991) #3 (Adventure Comics) Fine

SHI SNEAK PREVIEW #1 SAN DIEGO (Crusade) Near Mint/Mint

TAPPING THE VEIN (CLIVE BARKER) (1989) #1 GOLD (Eclipse Enterprises) Near Mint/Mint

TRANSFORMERS: ENERGON (#19-UP) (2004) #25 DFE FOIL (Dreamwave) Near Mint/Mint


UNCLE SCROOGE (2003) (GEMSTONE) (#319-383) #354

UNCLE SCROOGE (2003) (GEMSTONE) (#319-383) #354 (Gemstone) Near Mint/Mint

USAGI YOJIMBO VOL. 2 (1993) #4 (Mirage Studios) Near Mint/Mint

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