Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!

“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 […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 3/2/19

Deadpool versus Bloodshot! Now there’s a throwdown I wouldn’t mind having front row seats for! On second thought, I think I might switch to the skybox for that event. Seems like sitting front row would exponentially increase your odds of being accidentally shot or stabbed by one of the two contestants. Rai #0, first full […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/25/19

Daredevil! He’s on the T.V.! Batwoman! She will be on the T.V. very soon! All of them there superhero folks are on the T.V. these days! And at the picture shows too!!   Daredevil #4, first appearance of Purple Man, Fine Plus (6.5), $200.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/15/19

How’s this for a Spider-Man story idea? Otto Octavius possessed by the Venom symbiote! They haven’t done that one yet have they? DOCTOR OCTO-VENOM! NOT A WHAT-IF!! NOT A HOAX!!! NOT AN IMAGINARY STORY!!! Well … I guess it would be an imaginary story in the sense that it would be a fictional story… But […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/08/19

Batwoman, The Red Death, Ace The Bat-hound, Batwing, Batman Beyond, Chief-Man-Of-Bats, BAT-MITE (a personal favorite of mine, as the capitalization indicates). …just a few of the many of faces of Batman.   Detective Comics #233, first appearance of Batwoman, CGC 3.0, $1,500.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 2/6/19

According to Wikipedia, bats are used as food across Asia and the Pacific Rim. I’m a pretty adventurous eater, but I don’t know that I’d be too keen on consuming the flesh of a bat. I dunno… maybe… if the bat were cooked well… I guess….   Batman #200, CBCS Verified Signature 8.5 (Very Fine […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/25/19

Yeah Baby! First appearance of ULTIMATE SPIDER-HAM! I’m doing it! FEATURED BOOK! We’re promoting it! Book of the year!! BOOK OF THE CENTURY!!!   Ultimate FF #4, first appearance of Ultimate Spider-Ham, Very Fine/Near Mint (9.0), $25.  

BACK ISSUE COMICS SALE!

Saturday, February 2nd from 11am to 8pm 50% OFF BACK ISSUE COMICS! (discount is taken off the guide price of the comic; excludes vintage, key, and consignment comics) Also, all red-marked or black-marked $1 Comics will be on sale… 20 for $15 50 for $35 100 for $60 200 for $100 500 for $200!!! PLUS, […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/18/19

Movie rumors swirling around The Black Knight — who would’ve ever thought? Then again I remember being very perplexed when I heard that Marvel Studios was going to be making a Guardians of the Galaxy movie, so I suppose I should learn to expect the unexpected.   Avengers #47, first appearance of Dane Whitman, Very […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/11/18

We’ve got some Neal Adams Batman issues here folks! The Adams Batman is the gold standard!! Heck, let’s go ahead and call it the Platinum Standard!!! How can you resist the Platinum Standard?!   Batman #251, return of the Joker, Good (2.0), $100.  

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 1/4/19

Welcome to 2019 everybody! I’m willing to bet that your New Year’s resolution was something along the lines of “make my comic book collection as awesome as possible,” right? Of course it was! Well, allow me to help you kick off the New Year right with a few quick recommendations…   Amazing Spider-Man #9, first […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/28/18

Everybody have a very Merry Christmas? Did Saint Nicholas bring you lots of awesome comics that he got from your friends here at EC? Well, just in case he forgot a couple, consider spending a bit of that sweet, sweet Christmas cash on a few of these…   Batman #81, seventh appearance of Two-Face, Very […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/21/18

ALRIGHT FOLKS! THIS IS IT!!! Crunch time! T-Minus four days until X-Mas 2018 is upon us! Mere days remaining to come on down to EC and score those last few gifts for the pop culture enthusiast on your list! Should you happen to need a recommendation, might I direct your attention toward these little gems? […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/14/18

Comics are a wonderfully unique gift item. Take a look at the prices on this week’s books! Very affordable. How much does one of those gift baskets with the cheese and summer sausage cost? Fifty bucks? C’mon! Comics are a way better gift idea than snacks…   Amazing Spider-Man #194, first appearance of Black Cat, […]

MYSTERY COMIC PACKS ARE HERE!!!

Everyone loves a good mystery, and comics grab bags are always a great surprise!!! EC is now offering mystery, or “MysterEC!” comic packs!!! Each pack contains 12 COMICS for ONLY $9.99!!! We’ve made getting comics you’ll love even better by marking on the outside the age ranges included and the category, such as ONLY DC […]

“Justin’s Jabber” – Back Issue Comics! 12/7/18

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EC in-store Gift Registry!

Take the hassle out of gift giving & getting! Here’s how it works: Write down anything you want as a gift that’s available at EC! We keep this list. Tell all your friends and family that you’re registered at EC! You’re already done! When your friends and family come to the store, all they have […]