Category Archives: Back Issue Comics!

“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 […]


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.  


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 […]

“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 […]