Free Comic Book Day Haul :D

Posted by Mercy_ (92513 posts) - - Show Bio

So, on FCBD, in addition to the free comics, my comic shop puts everything on sale. 
   

Item Price
 Issues on shelves (current series, has anywhere from 3-20 different issues with multiple copies) 50 percent off
 Everything in long boxes .50
 All trade paperbacks 25 percent off

What I got:
Anita Blake: Laughing Corpse 1-5
Valkyrie (one-shot)
Sigil #1
Storm and Gambit (one-shot)
Uncanny X-Men #428: The Draco Prologue 
Spider-Woman #1
Ultimate Avengers #1
War of Kings: Who Will Rule (one-shot)
War of Kings: Warriors #1-2
What If? House of M
The Amazing Spider-Man #638-639
Secret Invasion: Dark Reign (one-shot)
Catwoman (one-shot)
New X-Men #1-6: Choosing Sides
Nemesis #1
Uncanny X-Men #511
X-Men: Prelude to Schism #1
Secret Avengers #12.1
 
Free Comics:
Worlds of Aspen
Young Justice Batman Super Sampler
The Amazing Spider-Man
ICE: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Silver Scorpion
Green Lantern Special Edition

GRAND TOTAL: $16.49
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#1 Edited by A_O_N (352 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice deal. =D
I didn't get a chance to head to my store but it's not as awesome as yours!

P.S. You have some catching up to do!

#2 Posted by Slinger (7640 posts) - - Show Bio

All that was left when I got to the nearest local shop was Archie comics. :/

I miss my home shop.

#3 Posted by Darkchild (40624 posts) - - Show Bio

wish i had this kind of stuff to go to...damn u michigan damn u

#4 Posted by pikahyper (11487 posts) - - Show Bio

You go to a good shop, the shop I went to only got a few of this years FCBD books, the rest of their stuff was from the previous six years of FCBD events and none of it was the good stuff plus they had no sales of any kind. All I got from them was Inspector Gadget even though I wanted Kung-Fu Panda >.< Ended up going to a friends shop farther away and got one of each offered this year for free and no purchase :P

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#5 Posted by ImperiousRix (1069 posts) - - Show Bio

Holy crap, that was a big haul.  Seems like you ran away with half the shop.


PS: I was totally gonna do a blog like this in a few.
#6 Posted by Mercy_ (92513 posts) - - Show Bio
@pikahyper: I'm in love with my comic book shop lol. They're amazing. They don't have the hugest selection in the world, but it's more than decent. They have an amazing selection of trades as well and they give me amazing deals on them. They'll discount the in-store trades to the price that they sell them for online and if I come to them and show them the price of somebody who's selling them for less (for the same quality), they'll knock the price down. In addition to that, if you get more than (IIRC fifteen?) comics, they take ten percent off your purchase. :D
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#7 Posted by Nefarious (18649 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to buy that Amazing Spider-Man one and the Uncanny X-Men.

#8 Posted by Mercy_ (92513 posts) - - Show Bio
@ImperiousRix: I'm just happy they were open this late :D I had to go after work and only had an hour. They closed at nine and I was done getting my comics at 8:56. Knowing them they'd have kept it open, though. But if I had longer..... I probably would have ended up with four times as much. :D
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#9 Posted by pikahyper (11487 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress:  I'm shocked they can stay in business going like that, is there more then one shop? I don't see how they can sell at such a steep discount, if they are that small of a shop and just a single store their Diamond discount is only like 20-30% off retail and most online stores sell trades at an average of 40% all the way up to 70% off.
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#10 Posted by Mercy_ (92513 posts) - - Show Bio
@pikahyper: I honestly don't know how they do it. All I know is that I love it. I may be downplaying their selection, though. They have a pretty large one. On top of that, they also sell games and stuff, as well as manga, anime DVDs and other cartoon DVDs and movie sets. Here's their website. 
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#11 Edited by God_Spawn (37311 posts) - - Show Bio

I had a very limited selection for my FCBD and nothing was on sale, but i did get interviewed so ill be on TV in my area =D.
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Even got asked who my fave comic characters were and ofcourse i said------^

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#12 Posted by pikahyper (11487 posts) - - Show Bio

ah I've heard of them, they do pretty good business actually especially with online sales, they would definitely get a higher discount tier from Diamond probably an additional 20-25% off retail for most stuff.

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#13 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

Books I got:

Captain America/Thor
The Darkness 2: confession
Spooksville: the bone jangles cases #1
Green lantern
Some House of M thing
Stars Wars: Clone wars/ Avatar
13
Criminal Macabre/Baltimore preview
Amazing Spider-Man
Ex-Machina special edition #1
And I got a green lantern heroclix as well as some posters and prints and some old dollar catwoman stuff for decoupage.


#14 Posted by MrDirector786 (43395 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't get much. I got a few Transformers issues, Birds of Prey issues 10 and 11, the recent issue of Sonic the Hedgehog by Archie, and the free comics I got were the Green Lantern special addition and Sonic the Hedgehog.

#15 Posted by StarKiller809 (1237 posts) - - Show Bio


Mine too.

 

I got

 

Back Issue Section

The Avengers 4

The Avengers 5

The Avengers 6

The Avengers 8

 

Current Issue Section

The Avengers 12

Secret Six 33

 

Graphic Novel Section

JLA/Avengers

 

Free Comics

The Amazing Spider-Man

Green Lantern Special Edition

Captian America & Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers

#16 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Lucky, I had to pay cover price on all the trades I bought at my LCS during FCBD today, lol.

#17 Posted by danhimself (22278 posts) - - Show Bio

nice haul DH!!!  I was disappointed that I went out to my mall this evening at around 8pm to get a new phone and I was planning on stopping to get some free and cheap books if I had time after getting my phone but they closed before I could get there

#18 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio

We had the sidewalk sale where they put out thousands of comics and you fill a short box for $25. I got tons of good stuff, including most of the Doom 2099 series.


Too bad I'm not a fan of X-Force, X-Factor, Excalibur, Ultraverse or every Image title ever, because they had all of them out.
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#19 Posted by Mercy_ (92513 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: I'm so jealous of you! How big is your shop?

-__- how do you not like X-Force or X-Factor? O__o 

@RedheadedAtrocitus: :(

@danhimself said:
" nice haul DH!!!  I was disappointed that I went out to my mall this evening at around 8pm to get a new phone and I was planning on stopping to get some free and cheap books if I had time after getting my phone but they closed before I could get there "
That sucks :( 
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#20 Posted by jloneblackheart (5496 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress: Over 1,000,000 items! It's actually quite huge. 

It was super packed and they had a bunch of characters in costume, like Spider-Man, Jedi, Storm Troopers, Thor, the Fantastic Four, a Tusken Raider and a real R2-D2! 

I spent four hours going through the boxes, and that was only the stuff outside and I skipped a bunch when my eyes and fingers started to hurt. I rocked out in my CV shirt though. 
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#21 Posted by Mercy_ (92513 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart: O_________________O I'm moving there. :P 

Seriously, though. I could spend an entire day there and half of my savings. xP
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#22 Posted by M.S. Feather (1514 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice! :D

My local shop has a very similar sale every FCBD (until I read the comments here I thought it was traditional for all of them to actually).  It also happens to be a big gaming location for duelists and RPGers so they had a small selection of free card decks and Heroclix figures out for grabs too. 

The free comics were limited to three per person this year because of the larger than expected turn out (and I got there before the doors opened!) but I see that as a good thing.  The more business they get the better. : )

#23 Posted by pikahyper (11487 posts) - - Show Bio
@jloneblackheart said:
" We had the sidewalk sale where they put out thousands of comics and you fill a short box for $25. I got tons of good stuff, including most of the Doom 2099 series.

Too bad I'm not a fan of X-Force, X-Factor, Excalibur, Ultraverse or every Image title ever, because they had all of them out.
"
god I miss the olden days, back ten plus years ago I used to be able to go to SDCC and get a whole long box filled from this one guy for $20, every year I would get at least eight of the thousand or so long boxes he brought, I think he died or the store closed... stores with cheap comic bins went out of fashion here in southern california a long time ago, used to be able to find $0.50, $1 and occasionally $0.25 bins but not any more, now back issues are always marked up to at least $2 and occasionally have 5%-10% discounts. Most stores around me don't even have sales any more they just sell discount cards.
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#24 Posted by M.S. Feather (1514 posts) - - Show Bio
@pikahyper:  Are flea markets common in Cali?  If so I'd say that'd be a nice place to check for comics in bulk.
#25 Posted by John Valentine (16270 posts) - - Show Bio

That's awesome. 

What did you think of Prelude to Schism #1? I thought it was a good issue, some nice character stuff, but not really anything new. Still, it's nice to get a re-cap and see what Charles thinks of current matters i.e. current Cyclops. Makes me wish Cyclops would side more with Charles......
#26 Posted by Silkcuts (5272 posts) - - Show Bio

Great Haul indeed
^_^

#27 Posted by Jake Fury (18116 posts) - - Show Bio


Nice haul Your Huntressness.

 

I got a few comics:

Wolverine/Mr. X One-Shot

T-Bolts #132 (Mr X joins the Thunderbolts)

VOTKM 9-10 (completes VOTKM for me)

Moon Knight Annual #1 (completes the 2006 Moon Knight volume for me)

Thor #1 (for the girlfriend)

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