Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/6/19

I know I already featured our ungraded copy of Amazing Spider-Man #129 the week before last but we recently received a different copy that…well you’ll see. Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of The Punisher, CGC Signature Series 9.6 (Near Mint Plus), Signed by John Romita Sr., Signed and Remarked “Excelsior!” by Stan Lee, $10,000.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/29/19

Geez! I almost forgot to write this week’s Jabber! It’s been a busy Black Friday, and we’ve got sales going on all weekend and into Cyber Monday, so swing on by this weekend! Just check this very website for more information on our Black Friday EXTRAVAGANZA! Significant savings here folks!   Fantastic Four #52, first […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/22/19

It’s strange that Frank Castle decided to call himself “The Punisher.” He isn’t really punishing people – he’s actually murdering them. Frank should have went with “The Murderer” instead of “The Punisher,” because “The Murderer” is more accurate. I’m just saying, Mr. Castle. …please don’t murder me.   Amazing Spider-Man #129, first appearance of The […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/15/19

More Avengers keys this week. Think of it as a continuation from last week’s post. We’ve got Avengers keys for days! Please do us a favor and come buy some these. There are just too many! Frankly it’s a bit overwhelming.   Avengers #1, first appearance of The Avengers, Fair (1.0), $500.  

‘BLACK FRIDAY’ WEEKEND SALE!

  Friday, Nov. 29th IT’S OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE EXCEPT NEW COMICS 11AM-3PM! THIS INCLUDES GRAPHIC NOVELS, BACK ISSUES, VINTAGE BACK ISSUES, TOYS, STATUES, GAMES, APPAREL, POSTERS, TRADING CARDS, AND SUPPLIES FOR COMICS AND CARDS AND GAMES! OUR 25% OFF ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ SALE WILL INCLUDE OUR ALREADY CLEARANCE-PRICED REMAINING […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/8/19

Avengers keys! Which Avengers keys, you ask? My, my! Aren’t we anxious to know what this week’s featured books are? Patience, my friends, patience. All will be revealed in time… ………………………………………………………………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …okay, it’s time now. […]

HELD OVER – EC GARAGE SALE!

WE’RE CONTINUING THE GARAGE SALE TODAY, SUNDAY 11/17/19, FROM NOON TO 6PM!!! (please disregard the “11AM” in the image – that was our opening time Saturday) Saturday, November 16th from 11am to 6pm It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Garage Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/25/19

X-Men keys this week folks. I know that you like these people so come and get ’em! These never last long so don’t hesitate or it will be TOO LATE!! Uncanny X-Men #129, first appearance of Kitty Pryde and Emma Frost, Very Fine/Fine (7.0), $100.

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/18/19

C’mon people! What am I going to do with all of these Golden Age Flash comics?! Look at ’em! THERE EVERYWHERE!!! Look! There’s four more of them over there!   Flash Comics #24, first Shiera Hall as Hawkgirl, CGC 7.0 (Very Fine/Fine), $1,995.  

Our new DISCOUNT COMICS section at EC!

The $1.99 comics are organized by title and issue number, and feature more recent comic books and popular titles and characters! The 99¢ comics are not organized, and they feature a variety of different comics pulled from older overstock or purchased as extras in bulk from collections. As you can see in the photo, though, […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/11/19

OUTTA THE WAY!! Expensive Marvel keys coming through! Clear a path! One side! All affordable keys step to the left! All comics people purchase just to read step to the right! CLEAR! A! PATH!   Amazing Spider-Man #1, first appearance of J. Jonah Jameson and The Chameleon, PGX 7.0 (Very Fine/Fine), $24,000.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/4/19

How come there are always female versions of popular male superheroes, but there are never male versions of popular female superheroes? I’m afraid I’m gonna have to call shenanigans here. In fact, many of the more popular female superheroes ARE female versions of well established male characters. I mean, if Jennifer Walters had been the […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/27/19

Continuing last week’s theme of underappreciated Marvel characters, this week we’re featuring Captain Britain. Super cool character, with several issues of the original British series written by the inimitable Alan Moore. I assume that the issues written by Moore are excellent, but I can’t say for certain because even the American reprints of the issues […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/21/19

Wonder Man is one of my favorite underappreciated titles of the 1990’s. I think he was like a Hollywood stuntman or something, there was a wacky neighbor and everything. Very 90’s cool. Read it while watching reruns of The X-Files. Pairs well with Crystal Pepsi.   Avengers #9, first appearance of Wonder Man, Very Good/Fine […]

“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 […]

JUSTIN PONSOR MEMORIAL CHARITY EVENT!

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.  

30TH ANNIVERSARY SALES!

Sundays in September from noon to 6pm Emerald City is celebrating 30 years in business with a colossal SALE: 30% OFF different merchandise categories every Sunday in September! SUNDAY 9/1: 30% OFF TOYS! (10% OFF HOT TOYS FIGURES) SUNDAY 9/8: 30% OFF GAMES! SUNDAY 9/15: 30% OFF TRADING CARDS & APPAREL! SUNDAY 9/22: 30% OFF […]

“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 […]