Monday, June 4, 2018

Answer Me This

I am wondering if anyone would be interested in purchasing a run of 80s Iron Man comics in VF condition. I will do research to come to a fair price. Is it worth the effort. I thought of doing runs of ten, fifteen or twenty continuous issues. Would that be a good idea or do you have another suggestion. I would also sell individual issues but only key issues in a character's run. I would like to offer some nice continuity with these runs. I chose Iron Man for this first forey because I got to his box first. About ten years ago I separated my collection by characters so going through my collection is not that much of a terrible onerous chore. I welcome any comments. If you have wish lists yourselves, just ask. I might have what you are looking for. I have most everything you can think of from 1980 to 2000.


Tim Knight said...

Personally, I'd start by trying to sell the whole lot as a single collection.

If that doesn't work, break it down into runs as you said.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

That is 12000 book though. I don't think I would get a price better than I could by breaking it up. It will be another think I will be researching so thank you for your advice. Why would you sell it as a single collection

Tim Knight said...

Sorry, didn't make myself clear (that's what comes of going online in the middle of the night when stricken with insomnia).

I meant try and sell all the Iron Man titles as one a single lot - and the same tactic for the other titles. If someone wants a long run of titles they won't want issues - or chunks of stories - missing from the middle of the run.

If that doesn't work, THEN split them up into smaller bundles (story arcs?) and try again.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said... that is GENIUS. But I think I want to pull out some of MY favorites to save and for Iron Man that's a cool run where he fights other Ironed characters but their motif is chess pieces. I would have to look up the number but I remember loving that story. The enemy was Roxxon Oil as usual.

But other runs I could put together is a nice little lot. Price it and see who has an interest. This is like a test to see if the concept is solid.

Tim Knight said...

Good luck! This isn't going to happen overnight, but I'll be interested to hear how you get on.