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.
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…