Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/20/20

I had some reservations about featuring the copy of Killing Joke this week because it’s the only book out of the four whose price doesn’t end in a nine. That’s The Joker for you I suppose. That dude is always throwing off the equilibrium, isn’t he? Batman: The Killing Joke, first print, Very Fine/Near Mint […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/13/20

Mixed bag this week. Little bit of everything here, except Marvel. That’s not really by design or anything, but do bear in mind that I showed you lovely folks nothing but Marvels last week. Fair and equal representation of everything the comics world has to offer. That’s what we try to have for you here […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 11/7/20

SYMBIOTES!! We’ve got ’em! Who wants ’em?! Apparently most people seem to want ’em so come and get ’em before we ain’t got ’em no more! Just like our last copy of Amazing Spider-Man #300; that one there…we ain’t got that one no more! Don’t you worry your pretty little heads about that though, we’ll […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/30/20

Happy Halloween! WOOOOOOOOO! That’s my spooky ghost … sound? I guess it’s a groan? Is that what the ghost sound is supposed to be, a groan? They’re groaning because they’re so bummed to be dead, I guess? Well, at any rate – Happy Halloween! WOOOOOOOOO!   Elvira Mistress Of The Dark #2, CGC Signature Series […]


Friday 10/30 and Saturday 10/31 from 11am to 7pm Show up in full costume and receive 10% OFF your purchase – at THREE different local stores: EMERALD CITY COMICS! MODEL CITIZEN HOBBIES! ANIME FIX! PLUS – all three stores are hosting a BEST COSTUME contest! The winner at EACH STORE will receive a $50 Gift […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/23/20

‘Member movie theaters? I ‘member movie theaters! Large auditorium where folks go to watch moving pictures. I kinda miss movie theaters! No need to worry, I have a feeling that we’ll all be watching flicks at the cinema-torium again before too long. Flicks about all kinds of things; flicks about love, loss, the human experience! […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/9/20

What do we have here? Two villain first appearances and two girlfriend first appearances. Gotta watch out for that Molten Man – he’s a “mystifying menace”!   Amazing Spider-Man #20, first appearance of Matt Gargan as The Scorpion, Fine Minus (5.5), $499.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 10/2/20

Treasury Edition crossovers! For those who may be unfamiliar, these here are BIG comics – “big” in terms of physical dimensions, not “big” in the figurative sense. “Big” as in larger than ordinary comics, not “big” as in “bigger than sliced bread” big. Although if you find these comics to be “big” in the figurative […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/25/20

I mentioned the whole Jim Steranko X-Men logo thing last week, so I figured that I’d feature the first issue to actually have the redesigned logo this week. X-Men number forty-nine and fifty are definitely companion pieces. Can’t have one without the other. X-Men #50, classic Jim Steranko cover and first X-Men issue to feature […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/18/20

I gotta buncha Mah-vils for ya guys! You have to imagine that I’m saying that with a thick Bostonian accent. Mah-vils! I gotta buncha Mah-vils!! Sorry if you’re from Boston or the surrounding area…   Conan The Barbarian #1, first Marvel appearance of Conan, Fine Minus (5.5), $199.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/12/20

Amazing Spider-Man #39! I never get tired of looking at that cover. Poor guy is getting keelhauled behind the Goblin Glider. That is some predicament to find oneself in! Being dragged behind a rocket propelled aircraft. That sounds like bad times to me. Amazing Spider-Man #39, first John Romita Sr. art on Amazing Spider-Man and […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 9/4/20

We’ve got a few low-grade keys for you here. “Imagine how expensive these would be if they were 9.8!” “Imagine” indeed, because that’s as close as most of us will ever get to possessing any of these books in a 9.8…   Daredevil #1, first appearance of Daredevil, Foggy Nelson, and Karen Page, Coverless copy […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/28/20

This week we have a few more selections from the same collection that we featured last week. Nice stuff here. Keys that are sure to please! I’m sure I’ve used that silly little rhyme before but after you’ve written as many of these as I have you start to assume that you’ve probably made every […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/21/20

HO-BOY!! We’ve got a Fantastic Four number forty-eight here folks! Probably the book I get asked about more than any other these days. Well everybody, we have one now so come ‘n get it!! Oh yeah, and then there’s also the first Morbius, first Punisher, and everybody’s favorite Neal Adams Batman cover. No big deal… […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/14/20

Somebody over here order a big ol’ plate of X-Men keys? Careful hon’ – that plate’s really hot!   X-men #141, Days Of Future Past Part One, first appearance of Rachel Summers, Destiny, Avalanche, and Pyro, signed on first inside page by John Byrne, Very Fine/Fine (7.0), $99.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 8/7/20

Spider-Man and his goblins. Does Miles Morales have his own goblins, or does he just help Peter Parker out with his goblin problems? Maybe Miles should have a rogues gallery populated by villains based around a different monster from Medieval folklore? Brownies? Hippogriffs? Duendes? I’m trying to think of monsters that Marvel haven’t used as […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/31/20

Come get it Kiss Army! One of the coolest pieces of vintage Kiss merch right here folks! Marvel Comics Super Special #1. The infamous issue containing a bit of each band members blood added to the printing ink. You can actually own a physical piece of the band’s original lineup for the low, low price […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/24/20

STEP ASIDE!! MAKE WAY!! Giant-Size X-Men #1 coming through!! One side, less valuable back issues! Step to the SIDE!! Top Ten Bronze Age Key coming through!!   Giant-Size X-Men #1, first appearance of Colossus, Nightcrawler, Storm, & Thunderbird, Fine Plus (6.5), $2,200.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/17/20

We’ve got some nice, fresh keys for you folks this week! Let’s see those dollars! Who wants to add these beauties to their collection? Don’t sleep on these ones, because I guarantee you that they will not last long!   X-Men #94, second appearance of the New X-men line up and first Chris Claremont X-Men […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 7/10/20

These days the Hollywood rumor mill is constantly turning discount comics into key issues overnight. This isn’t really any sort of recent development though. I’d be willing to bet that when the Batman movie serials were first shown in theaters way back in the forties, that sales on Batman comics enjoyed a nice little uptick. […]