Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!

“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 […]


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! 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 […]


Saturday, May 25th from 11am to 6pm Store remains open until 8pm It’s time once again for an EC favorite! Our Yard Sale is back, and we’ve got lots of new additions for you to pick up, at prices that are sure to make you smile! Shop our outdoor display of DEEP, DEEP DISCOUNTS on… […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/26/19

I know that it’s silly to apply real world rules to classic comic book characters but I can’t help but question the unlikely physics of The Scorpion’s costume. The weight of that tail is going to wreak havoc on Mac Gargan’s joint and muscle health. The Scorpion must be at the osteopath on the regular. […]

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

I could have found another $150 book to feature this week, that way all four books on this week’s list would have been $150 each. Part of me really wants to do that just to maintain the theme. However another part of me really likes Sabretooth, so…   Iron Fist #14, first appearance of Sabretooth, […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/16/19

HOO-BOY! X-Men #1 here folks! First Cyclops! First Jean Grey! First Beast! First Angel! First Iceman! First Professor X! First Magneto! FIRST X-MEN!! X-Men #1, Very Good/Good (3.0), $5,000.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 4/5/19

Spider-man villains … what’s with the haircuts, fellas? Each and every Spidey villain: bad, BAD haircuts! Weird costumes too. Cool characters, don’t get me wrong; but those dudes need to take a step back, take a look in the mirror, and make some better decisions about how they present themselves to the world.   Amazing […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/29/19

I often wonder what the Ultimate version of myself would be like. I have a feeling that the Earth-1610 version of myself has better sleep and exercise habits but is otherwise pretty much the same. Oh! Except he’s a billionaire! Better sleep, more exercise, billionaire. Otherwise Earth-1610 Justin is pretty much the same as Earth-1218 […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/22/19

We’re calling this one “DC Speculation Showcase … OF THE STARS!!!” Do me a favor and rebuke anyone who has the nerve to tell you that Polka-Dot Man isn’t a “star.” Rebuke them with extreme prejudice!   Detective Comics #300, first appearance of The Polka-Dot Man, Fine/Very Fine (7.0), $200.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/15/19

Mr. Freeze, or as I prefer to call him Senor Congelar, was originally called Mr. Zero, or Senor Cero, when he first appeared in Batman #121 way back in 1959. He switched to Mr. Freeze after DC Comics got caught up in a lengthy legal battle with the Hollywood Brands candy company back in 1962 […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/10/19

Don’t let the goofy bubble helmet and bizarre gauntlets fool you, Mysterio is a bad dude. He tricked Wolverine into killing all of the other X-Men once. Thankfully that happened in an alternate reality which means that the Earth-616 versions of all of the X-Men are all alive and well. Except for poor Thunderbird, he’s […]