I have taken it upon myself to start The Comics Exchange Thread.
Do you have comics you no longer want? Would you be interested in sending them to other people who might want them? Are you interested in a GOOD TIME?
Maybe you live in Hackensack, Iowa, and you’ve spent your life searching all of the local comics shops in vain for that rare second printing of Ambush Bug #1B (variant cover). Well, post your Holy Grail Comic and maybe someone with extra free time (and who lives in, say, New York or California or Canada) will go to his local comics shops and find the Holy Grail Comic for you. You never know, maybe someone already has it and doesn’t even want it anymore.
I start this thread because I have a number of comics looking for a good home. These aren’t crap comics that I could just donate to a library or something… I mean, I guess if no one here wants 'em, I can eBay them, but I figured I’d see if anyone on shoryuken would want these. Don’t be shy now. This is like the time Carpet Lint and I mailed each other nudie photos of ourselves, only this thread is about comics.
GOTHAM CENTRAL #s 1-15, 17-25, 27, 28
Written by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka
Art by Michael Lark and others
This is a pretty sizeable chunk of one of the best DC comics of all. The series ran to about 39 or 40 issues, so this is over half of the entire series. The reason I am looking to find these comics a home is because these are all extra copies I got from a random eBay auction I won a while back. Basically, reading these gets you out of purgatory and into the Church Of Bru.
SHADE, THE CHANGING MAN - a fat run of over 30 issues
Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Chris Bachalo and various other Vertigo alumni
Shade is one of the best comics of the '90s. You know how Vertigo is, pound for pound, the most consistent publisher today? Shade was Vertigo before there was Vertigo. No joke. It was books like Shade, Hellblazer, and Sandman which led to the formation of Vertigo. Shade has everything: drama, action, philosophy, psychedelic weirdness that out-trips Grant Morrison on LSD, scathing wit, romance, sex, violence, rock and roll, and Todd “Mr. 12-time Eisner Award Winner” Klein.
I’m not asking for much. If someone wants to trade, I’m open to suggestions. If someone wants to pay me for these, I’d be happy to accept payment (does 15 or 20 bucks sound reasonable?), but I’d be just as fine giving them out pretty much for free. All I ask is that the recipient will actually read these comics. Getting these comics won’t save you a bunch of money on your car insurance like Geico, but your life will be enriched in other ways.
Church of Bru members get first dibs.