Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/13/19

Let’s not forget the ladies! All first appearances of popular characters representing the fairer sex this week. Where would us fellas be without the women in our lives? I’m gonna go call my Mom. Check these books out in the meantime…   Spawn #141, first appearance of She-Spawn, Very Fine Plus (8.5), $50.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/7/19

Complete sets here folks! We’ve saved you the trouble of tracking down each back issue and compiled them for your convenience. Were saving you time and as we all know time is money so I suppose we’re saving you both time as well as money. What we do here at EC we do for the […]


Saturday, September 14th from 11am to 8pm Justin Ponsor (“JPo”) was a world-class comic book colorist, and a friend to the Team here at Emerald City. He passed away in May after a two-year public battle with cancer. “As anyone who ever met Justin Ponsor knew, he was never just a colleague or colorist or […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/30/19

I certainly could have featured nothing but Spider-Man keys again this week – we’ve gotten in some great Spider-Man books recently, but I threw in a nice Iron Man key. Spider-Man with a condiment-al dash of Iron Man. Nothing wrong with that…   Amazing Spider-Man #238, first appearance of Hobgoblin, Very Fine (8.0), $200.  


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“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/23/19

AI-YI-YI! Get a load of these top notch Marvel keys that we’ve gotten in recently! Avengers number one! X-Men number one! These books are what people in the hobby have been known to refer to as “grails” – the creme de la creme. Woo! I’m getting a little overexcited! I’m gonna go lie down for […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/16/19

Here are some more excellent Spider-Man keys from the collection we purchased recently. Don’t sleep on these if you’re interested. Quick movers here, folks!   Amazing Spider-Man #9, first appearance of Electro, Very Good/Good (3.0), $400.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/2/19

Sometimes the books just speak for themselves. I’m not going to diminish the awesomeness of these top notch, super deluxe books by making some feeble attempt at jest and/or buffoonery. Enjoy!   Amazing Fantasy #15, first appearance of Spider-Man, signed with certificate of authenticity by Stan Lee, Very Good/Good (3.0), $17,500.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/27/19

I’m pretty sure that if I was a soldier serving in the second World War, I would have some pointed questions for Superman if I met him. “Hey Superman! There sure are a lot of people dying during this World War we’re having here. You think you could use your superpowers to maybe end the […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/19/19

Absolute Carnage is right around the corner folks! Don’t be the last kid on the block who doesn’t have a copy of the first appearance of the character. The other kids on the block are super mean! If you don’t have an Amazing Spider-Man #361 they’re going to tease you until you cry.     […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/12/19

It’s a DC kind of week! There are a lot of Marvel loyalists out there, but we must remember that if DC hadn’t paved the way, there would very likely be no Marvel Comics as we know it today. We all love Marvel – they make fine comics and fine motion pictures, but remember to […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/5/19

Anyone remember the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles breakfast cereal? They haven’t made it in years, which is a shame because it was top-notch. Basically it was Chex with little marshmallows shaped like ninja stars and stuff like that. I think we need the Turtles cereal back on the market immediately. They brought back Crystal Pepsi […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/28/19

You ever run into one of these folks who pronounces the name Darkseid “Dark-seed”? C’mon folks! The character’s name has been spoken aloud in plenty of cartoons and movies and video games and stuff. If you’re still trying to convince everyone that the name is pronounced “Dark-Seed” then you’re clearly in violation. It’s “Dark-Side” not […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/21/19

Hulk versus Phoenix versus Deathstroke versus Bane. BATTLE ROYALE! Not a what if! Not an imaginary story! Phoenix wins of course, but only after Hulk is disqualified for eating Deathstroke and Bane.   Incredible Hulk #102, first issue of the ongoing Hulk series, Fine (6.0), $175.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/14/19

Batman and Iron Man are kind of the same dude when you think about it. Both billionaire playboys slash crime fighters who have no inherent superhuman abilities besides their wealth and intellect. The differences between the two are superficial at best. One has a mustache and one doesn’t. Oh! Except in The Dark Knight Returns […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 6/7/19

Conan hanging out with Wolverine! New Gods film written by Tom King! Carol Danvers flying through outer space! Red Sonja wearing a chain mail bikini! Exclamation points!!! MORE EXCLAMATION POINTS!!!!   Conan The Barbarian #1, first Marvel appearance of Conan, Fine Plus (6.5), $250.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/24/19

Did everybody read Savage Avengers number one? Wolverine versus Conan! Never thought I’d live to see the day. To be honest, it never occurred to me that Marvel would first regain the publishing rights to Conan and then go so far as to integrate him into the Earth-616 universe. Keep surprising me, Marvel. Keep surprising […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/17/19

“What if Chewbacca Battled A Carnage-Symbiote-Possessed-Redwing (Falcon’s pet … falcon)?” I’ll be the first to admit that the title is a bit clunky, but I feel that the story concept is rock solid. That is a premise that will sell copies, am I right?   Captain America #117, first appearance of Falcon, Very Fine Minus […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/11/19

Just Todd McFarlane books this week. You gotta admire a fella with enough self confidence to refer to himself as “The Todd-Father.” The guy talks Marvel’s most popular artists into leaving the company en masse to start their own company, spends millions on sports memorabilia, and walks around calling himself “Todd-Father.” Gotta admire the chutzpah. […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 5/3/19

Cassandra Cain, also known as Batgirl or more recently The Black Bat. She’s silent but deadly… By which I mean that she was trained as an assassin and also happens to be mute … I meant silent but deadly that way … not like … y’know….   Batman #567, first appearance of Cassandra Cain, Very […]