For Sale: Last Chance: Geoff Johns blowout! GL, Flash, Justice League, JSA, Blackest Night, more!
I’ve tried this site a couple of times previously—didn’t get a single nibble! So I’m trying one last time before giving up and resorting to…I dunno, dumping everything with a local dealer for pennies? Freecycling??
And I’m giving it my best shot, with a whole bunch of sets featuring the work of Geoff Johns, one of the most popular writers in comics today and a key architect of DC’s New 52.
So please take a look at the sets below—I’ve gotta get my collection down to a manageable size, and these books need a good home!
p.s. Except where noted, these books are all VF or NM. Shipping costs are NOT included in the prices listed—they will depend on how much you buy, how fast you want the books, etc. But not to worry—since I’m trying to clear these books out, it’s not in my interest to tick off potential buyers with padded shipping charges!
The series that made Geoff Johns a star! I enjoyed this series more than anything else Johns has done, and regret that I don’t have time to re-read it. (So many comics, so little time!) The series is collected in 12 paperbacks; here’s your chance to get almost all of them in one fell swoop (whatever that is, anyway!). And don’t worry about missing out on vol. 12—that’s covered in issues 82-87 (written by Paul Levitz, not Johns).
Most of the TPBs are in NM condition; a couple have small corner bends. The whole set of 10 TPBs and 6 issues can be yours for $50 plus shipping—and as bonuses, I’ll include issues 74-78, with cool painted portraits by Alex Ross on the covers.
I am really hoping to sell the whole lot as one set, but if you’re interested in a smaller chunk, please get in touch and we’ll see if we can work something out. If you’re interested in a larger chunk (perhaps including more Justice Society books), please check out the rest of my sale!
« Justice Society of America HCs vol. 1-5—65% off! Plus bonuses!
All five of the hardcovers collecting Johns’s final work with the Justice Society are here: The Next Age; Thy Kingdom Come, parts one, two, and three; and Black Adam and Isis. (Note that issues 5 and 6 of the series are not included in any of these books—they’re part of the Lightning Saga crossover with Brad Meltzer’s Justice League of America, which I will post separately.)
These books, all in great condition, retailed for $110, but I’ll sell all five for $35 plus shipping. And as bonuses, I’ll throw in a copy of issue 23 AND the first two post-Johns paperbacks, covering the next 12 issues of the series: Bad Seed, written by Bill Willingham (Fables!) and Matthew Sturges, and Axis of Evil, by Willingham.
This was a fun little series that explored the connections between Golden Age Justice Society heroes and their modern namesakes. Issues 2-7 feature backup stories about the original heroes, from an all-star lineup (sorry!) of writers and artists including Darwyn Cooke, Howard Chaykin, Robinson and Harris (on Starman, of course!), Loeb and Sale, Azzarello and Risso, and (drum roll, please) best-selling novelist Michael Chabon and artist Michael Lark (they got to do 16 pages!). For a measly $5 (plus shipping), you can’t go wrong!
And as if that that wasn’t already enough of a deal, I’ll also throw in the 4-part “Armageddon: Inferno” miniseries from 1992, written by John Ostrander (Suicide Squad, Grimjack, etc.) that brought the Justice Society back from limbo. An obscure little bit of (pre-“New 52”) DC history!
Only two issues in this set—Justice Society of America #s 5 and 6—are written by Johns. Best-selling novelist Brad Meltzer wrote Justice League of America 0 and 7-12; Dwayne McDuffie (of Justice League Unlimited cartoon fame) wrote the Justice League of America Wedding Special and issues 13-16. Those JSofA books are listed here (and not included in the five Justice Society collections covering Johns’s run) because they crossed over with JLofA 8-10 to form “The Lightning Saga.”
Note that the copy of JLofA #0 in this set is the Free Comic Book Day reprint from 2007. But since my price for the 14 issues is only $7, I think some lucky buyer is going to get a good deal anyway!
Here is Johns in full flower as Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics, setting the tone for the New 52 he helped to create by writing the flagship Justice League title. These six issues are the “Origin” story arc, later collected in HC and TPB as vol. 1 of the new series.
My price on this set is $20, which may seem high compared to the per-book prices in the other sets I’m listing—but for a NM first-printing copy of #1 ALONE you’d pay $18 at mycomicshop.com, never mind $40 (!) at Mile High Pri- -- I mean Comics.
Another big set of trade paperbacks collecting Johns’s work on another classic DC super-team! This set includes vols. 2-9, plus “Teen Titans / Outsiders: The Insiders” (collects issues 24-26 of Teen Titans and three issues of Judd Winnick’s “Outsiders” series), and “Terror Titans” (collecting the spinoff 6-issue miniseries). Note that Johns wrote most but not all of the issues collected in vols. 2-7; Sean McKeever is the primary writer of vol. 8, and sole writer of vol. 9 and “Terror Titans.”
All 10 books can be yours for just $40 plus shipping. And to sweeten the deal further, I’ll include issues 62-69 (also written by McKeever)—the ones collected in vol. 10.
« Superboy: The Boy of Steel HC; “Escape from Bizarro World” (Superman)
Here’s a good combination for Super-fans! The hardcover collects Adventure Comics 0-3, 5, and 6 plus part of Superman Secret Files 2009; the art is by Francis Manapul—and oh yes, the book is brand new, still sealed! Also in this set are Action Comics #855-857, the “Escape from Bizarro World” arc with art by Eric Powell (of The Goon fame). (Yes, it’s just three issues; the HC/TPB collection is filled out with older Bizarro stories from 1960, 1984, and 1986.)
Price for this set is $10, and I’ll throw in two additional issues of Action: #875, written by Greg Rucka, which introduces a new Nightwing and Flamebird; and a reading copy (bent at the bottom of the spine) of #894, the famous issue that introduced Neil Gaiman’s “Death” character into the DC universe!
p.s. Sorry about the "ghosted" photo---dunno what happened. Will try to replace it later with a clearer one.
« Blackest Night 1-8 of 8, Director’s Cut + 7 more issues!
It dawns on me that I don’t need to write a big description of this miniseries: if you’re reading this, chances are pretty good you know what it is. So let me cut to the chase: this set has the full miniseries—all in first prints—the “Director’s Cut” elaboration of the first issue, the three-issue spinoff miniseries “Tales of the Corps” (written by Johns and Peter Tomasi), the one-shot sequel anthology “Untold Tales of Blackest Night,” and three of the “revival” issues of older series—Atom and Hawkman #46 (Johns), Phantom Stranger #42 (Tomasi), and Starman #81 (James Robinson).
That’s a total of 16 issues that I'm offering, for a blowout sale price of $20.
« Brightest Day 0-24 (full run) + bonus miniseries!
If you missed out on this bi-weekly series written by Johns and Tomasi, here’s your chance to get all 25 issues for just $15. And I’ll throw in the three-issue postscript: “Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing.”
« BIG set of Green Lantern (2005 series)—38 issues, incl. 1-13 and Rebirth 1-6!
Here’s the good news: This set includes the full Rebirth miniseries (issue 2 is a second printing); the 2005 Secret Files; regular series #s 1-13, 18-20, and 57-63; six “Sinestro Corps” one-shot issues—the Special, the Secret Files, and the spotlights on Parallax, Cyborg Superman, Superman-Prime, and Ion; the “Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns” one-shot, and the “Larfleeze Christmas Special.”
The bad news is that most of the issues 1-13 are reading copies. The cover of #1 is split below the bottom staple, and most of the others have spine roll, stress, and/or tears. (The other books are in my usual VF to NM range.)
The good news (for somebody) about the bad news is that the price for all 38 issues is just $30—a lot lower than it would have been without the flaws in #s 1-13.
« Flash 1-12 (2010 series, full run) + Secret Files, more
Here’s Johns’s latest take on the Flash. This series heralded the end of the “old” DC, since it lead into Flashpoint, which served as the transition to the New 52. (There I go again—telling you things you already know! Sorry!!) Anyway, you get all 12 issues, plus the lead-in Secret Files and Origins, and extra copies of #s 7 and 8. Price for the set is $12.