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Marvel, DC, Gold Key, Whitman, Charlton
I spent this morning renting a small U-Haul box truck so that I could haul the 18,000+ comics and magazines that I purchased here in Texas over to the Dallas FedEx Freight terminal. Through a stroke of good fortune, it turned out that I had picked up exactly enough comics during this trip to fill one six-foot pallet, which will save us considerably on our shipping costs. Stacking that top row proved to be a bit of a challenge, however, as long boxes filled with newer comics now weigh upwards of 65 lbs. My neck will probably still be feeling the strain of that heavy lifting tomorrow...
2,670 lbs of Comics!
With my 2,760 lbs of newly-purchased comics on their way to Denver, I am now free to take a moment to reflect on my lifetime in the comics world. The 40th anniversary of my opening day of the very first Mile High Comics retail location is next Tuesday, so there's definitely a lot to for me to remember, and also to reflect upon. It makes me very happy, for example, to contemplate that over 500,000 comics fans have trusted us over the past 40 years to help them to build their collections. I lost count of the exact number long ago, but I'm estimating that we have now successfully shipped approximately three million orders, to comics fans living in just about every country on the globe. What a fun adventure this life has been!
Chuck in the Boulder, Colorado Mile High Comics Store in 1975
What really matters to me, however, is that I still feel every day that I am absolutely blessed to have the very best career of anyone in the world. I still get to travel frequently to all sorts of destinations, and once I arrive, I get to be with people who frequently share my same passions for comics and graphic story-telling. I also get to work every day with some of the very nicest and most dedicated people I that have ever met. They, in turn, then help me to bring great joy to comics fans throughout the world. Without a doubt, I truly have been blessed by Providence.
So what does the future hold? Even more decades in the comics biz, I hope. While I am about to turn 60 years old, I have become an extremely health-conscious person, switching to a vegetarian diet four years ago, and am now working out with weights and cardio several times a week. As a result, I feel healthier today than I did 30 years ago, when I was up to 40 lbs heavier, and ate all kinds of toxic processed foods. I believe that lifestyle change is critically important for my future, as I really want nothing more than to keep right on buying and selling old comic books for at least another 20 years. Simply put, my own happiness derives from my knowing that receiving a package from us will make so many people's days just a little bit better, and somewhat easier to bear. Having that goal in mind, is precisely what makes it so easy for me to go to work each day...
Moving on to today's news, Pam and Will Moulton are continuing to grade portions of that really nice collection of 6,500 pre-1985 comics that we received on Monday. The Marvel titles went on first, with a very diverse group of DC, Gold Key/Whitman, and Charlton titles predominating yesterday. Check out our
links to see yesterday additions to
our website inventory.
ALL of the titles from this collection qualify for the 40% off discount provided by our ongoing MORECOMICS! steep discount codeword. Below is a partial listing of just a few of the major titles from yesterday's efforts:
Captain Marvel (1968)
Marvel Tales (1964)
Ms. Marvel (1977)
Peter Parker (1976)
Spidey Super Stories
Supernatural Thrillers (1972)
Tomb of Dracula (1972)
Tower of Shadows (1969)
Brave and the Bold (1955)
DC Super-Stars (1976)
GI Combat (1957)
Men of War (1977)
Our Army at War (1952)
Our Fighting Forces (1954)
Sgt. Rock (1977)
Weird War Tales (1971)
Beetle Bailey (1969)
Fightin' Army (1956)
Fightin' Marines (1955)
Outlaws of the West (1957)
Flash Gordon (1980)
Turok, Son of Stone (1962)
UFO Flying Saucers
Will with more Silver Age.
In other news, our
Mile High Comics exclusive variant edition of THOR (2014) #1
will be releasing next Wednesday. If you hurry, you can still ore-order your copy for only $14.95 from Greg or Mario in our subscription division. Call them (weekdays 9-5) at 303-455-2659, or write to them at
Our day-of-release price for this very limited edition variant is $19.95. In both instances, however, we do request that you order no more than five copies. Simply put, I try to limit how many copies of our variants are in circulation at any given point in time, as I am very dedicated to the premise that we never wholesale our variants, and (most importantly) that we will always protect their resale values for you in the secondary market.
Thor (2014) #1
Thor (2014) #1 Mile High
I will close my newsletter today with a special note of thanks dedicated specifically to you. As a reader of my newsletters, it is almost a certainty that you have at some point in time personally contributed to my ability to keep doing this wonderful job. With that thought in mind, I cannot begin to thank you enough for all the joys and adventures that you have helped me to realize. All I can promise you in return is that I will dedicate the rest of my life to finding great comics for you, and to sharing with you all the joys that a life in the world of comics can bring.
President - Mile High Comics, Inc.
September 26, 2014
P.S. We are continuing to give away copies of
X-FORCE #1 with the Deadpool card,
(featuring the 2nd appearance of Deadpool). One free for a minimum $50 order, or both for a minimum $75 order. Supplies are limited...
X-Force #1 Deadpool