The eBay gods have been kind to me lately.

With the financial situation getting better and better I have been hitting eBay more and more and the deals have been pretty sweet.  Superman trades, or at least the ones I have been lucking into, have been rather cheap.  Here are three I have been able to pick up lately.

At first I was a little disappointed that this collection did not include the four issue Phantom Zone mini-series by Steve Gerber and Gene Colan from 1982 but as I was looking through the comics they did include seem pretty cool.  It even has The Man Who Destroyed Krypton from Superman #205 (April 1968), which features the villainous Black Zero, a name that would reappear several times in several forms during the Post Crisis era.

Original cover price? $19.99  Price paid including shipping?  $6.99


The next two were a package deal.

These were both from the same seller and I discovered them about an hour before the auction ended.  I was pretty sure I was going to lose out on both of them because I only put in the opening bid but surprisingly I won both.  Steel: The Forging a Hero collects Issue 1-8 and 0 of that series and I have been keeping an eye out for it on the cheap for some time now just to have it on the shelf.  Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told came out a few years back and while it is not as awesome as the original from 1988 I like it just the same.  Eventually I will get around to the second volume of that series as well as the Superman/Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told and Superboy: The Greatest Team-Up Stories Ever Told.  Hopefully I will get a good deal on them as well.

Original cover prices of both trades? $39.98.  Total price paid for both trades with shipping? $8.99.

Once again…BARGAIN!

Well that’s it for today.  Just to remind everyone From Crisis to Crisis: A Superman Podcast will be a day late this week, so I’ll have something else for you tomorrow.  As always…

More to follow…

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4 Responses to ACQUISITIONS FOR 07/28/2010

  1. Luke says:

    I have that Steel trade. Picked it up for half of cover price a few years ago at a comic shop in Augusta, GA. Really sweet collection!

  2. Bibliomike says:

    I love that Phantom Zone trade! No, it doesn’t include the mini; but the mini is so different from these Silver Age stories in tone and theme, that’s all right. I have this next to the Kandor TPB from a few years back for a nice, two-volume primer on Silver Age Krypton.

    Also, that “Greatest Stories” trade was one of the first books I picked up as a bona fide Superman fan a few years ago. My son and I really enjoyed reading it together, especially the “Three Villains from Krypton” tale. (I forget the exact title.) That Steranko story is “far out,” too…!

  3. Alan Leach Jr. says:

    Mike, Thanks to you and your various podcasts I’ve gotten back into getting trades myself. I just got The Phantom Zone, Superman Vs. Luthor, and Superman Vs. Brainiac all from the same person for $26 shipped, not as great a deal as you got but a heck of a lot less than the combined $60 cover price. Anyone who wants trades these days really needs to watch ebay or go to in stock trades much as I would like to support my local comic store its just not practical. When I first got back into I got Last Son HC, Brainiac HC, Superman and the Legion HC, Third Kryptonian TP, Shadow Linger TP, and Greatest Vol 1 tp, and Up Up and away all from one guy for $40 shipped. Check ebay its a buyers market.
    p.s. Mike I’m sorry to say the greates vol 1 was a double, I almost threw it in that box I sent you but I figured you’d have it.

  4. Damien Crawford says:

    great deals need to hit up ebay when the funds come up again.

    Hey Luke I think you might have passed though my local comic book shop as I live in Augusta.

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