Discogs if nothing else has meant that I can give up vinyl that scores ‘149 from sale from 0.50p’ to Oxfam with a clear conscience that they’re not getting say the value of a first pressing of Surrealistic Pillow. Now if only there was such a site for comics, as the space squeeze chez Moles (more later) means that I am trying to slim down the comic collection. It’s clear that my Sandman no 1 is worth a lot, Hellblazer no 1 quite a bit. But is Cheval Noir nos 1-4 (no 1 currently listed on sale on ebay for £21) worth that or in fact 50p. I have no Golden Age or Silver Age superhero stuff but mainly indie/Vertigo style titles from the 80s. Any suggestions as to how I can get the stuff valued including with a dealer I’m happy to sell too. Can’t see anyone in Brum in terms of shops you could like walk into and ask them for an opinion.
Post Brexit price hike of around 25% in three days time. thanks Dave.
For those Afterworders who like comics, the rather wonderful (and musical) Phonogram by Kieron Gillen (wasn’t he in Dr Who?) and Jamie McKelvie is on sale today at Comixology. The whole thing of 19 issues is only £12.99
3 series – one about who killed Britpop one about a night out at a rather interesting indie club (I think I love Silent Girl) in 2006, and one called Immaterial girl that I don’t know about because I haven’t read it yet
This is seriously underselling it, but it is very good.
Bingo and I discussed rereading Cerebus at the beginning of the month in the Resolutions thread. Well, here goes.
For the majority of AWers out there scratching their heads and wondering what Cerebus is, some background is in order. I”m going to cheat and copy the description from Page 45’s website (www.page45.com – Britain’s finest comic shop):
CEREBUS was written and drawn by Canadian Dave Sim from start to finish over the course of 23 years. He was joined halfway through CHURCH & STATE on backgrounds and colour covers by landscape artist Gerhard, a man whose meticulous crosshatching puts him right up there with Bernie Wrightson (FRANKENSTEIN), Franklin Booth and even Gustav Doré, and whose architecture is as extraordinary in its own way as Schuiten’s.
“What’s CEREBUS about?” is the usual question.
It’s about 6,000 pages, 300 issues and 16 graphic novels long, plus extras.
It’s about life, death and the bits in between: war, greed, faith and religion, exchange rates, politics, love, freedom of artistic expression, the repression of artistic expression, the war of the sexes, sickness, friendship, loyalty and betrayal, idolatry, adultery, delusion and old age. On reflection I guess it’s also about the bits before and » Continue Reading.
Gamers have probably heard of the Humble Bundle, where a bunch of games are rounded up and sold cheap with proceeds going to charity. Humble have now launched a comics bundle with Image comics, and it looks frankly incredible.
Some of these (Wytches, Ody-C, Bitch Planet, Outcast, No Mercy) I’ve been meaning to get for a while anyway, quite a few more I’ve been curious about (Trees, Injection, Nowhere Man), some I can recommend from having read before (almost everyone on this site would enjoy Phonogram, a comic about the magic inherent in music) and then when you add in things like the entire initial run of Stray Bullets it’s a no brainer.