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Original Comic Art & about 50,000

Back Issue Comics for sale.

In all grades. Most Companies.

See all my pages here over time.

EMAIL me to buy or sell some comics or art.


Alternative 1st main site: http://graphic-illusion.com

May phase out. Page 13 has been brought here. To navigate this mess click on comiczar99 and then on each title to see a lot of comics and art and more. Thanks for visiting. Bookmark refresh reload LOOK and buy!!! Paypal accepted.! (Also checks and money orders but slower). Thank you, take care.

New additions of back issue comics coming here all the time.


Thank you. Rob Gustaveson


note high grade
http://www.graphic-illusion.com/spiderblue.htm click here now.

amazing spider-man comics — for sale NOW! AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Scarce Collector’s Items http://www.youtube.com/urmzogna

Buy one or all.This is my online catalog & homepage starting point:

Note many boxes of Amazing Spider-man comics that I have are still 
unlisted  but available. Inquire now.

Thanks for looking. I accept checks and money orders and paypal.
I accept Paypal and checks and money orders.  References.

Strange-Tales-Comics- 4 sale

 Steve Ditko Art   

 Modern Amazing Spider-man Spider-man comics click link


Venom_comics_for_sale (Spider-man’s Nemesis)


 Buy directly from me. (Currently have some in my ebay store this week too — graphic-illusion there).

 MY VIDEOS with my comics for sale:


 Please ask for a scan anytime!  It may take a week for a

response but often it’ll be just a few hours!  Orders ship in 1 weekday

flat. Via Priority Mail.

And thanks for stopping buy.   Buy.  Sell.  Trade.

I have not updated prices.  Make offers. 

All these comics are still for sale unless marked otherwise;


home: http://graphic-illusion.com

Also have about 2000 Spider-man Comics from all series

prior to 1996.

INQUIRE (This page is being edited)

Please ask for a price.

er-man Annual #21 

 (1987) NM (Peter Parker version) 

 Spider-man’s Wedding !

  $10.00 ea

And more.  Inquire. ***

Amazing Spider-man Annual #2 with an original story

vg+/Fine or better;   Steve Ditko

  Masterpiece with Dr. Strange! 

Double the pages.  Looks nice.  

Great Gloss and color.  


 Inquire for price or for any reason

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comiczar graphic-illusion.com is back-issue-comics.com (latest pages moving graphic-illusion.com slowy over time to back issue comics. MOST images have never been here before. ALL FOR SALE accept Paypal and checks and money orders (must clear) ship in a weekday protected between sturdy hand cut cardboard in a manila envelope or in a box. email me at r.gustaveson@comcast.net to buy some and hear the price and grade. Thank you! Over 53 years selling comics and comic art and other collectables offline. About 25 years selling online. Thanks for visiting and buying from me. Shipping is $5 for one or two comics. (Via USPS First Class mail) Sun. Newspaper Comic Strips (Sunday Funnies) ship for $6.50 in a mailing tube or another safe way. Art ships for $20 (2nd page on ships free). Want a drawing by me lmk we’ll do a deal.

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comiczar graphic-illusion.com is back-issue-comics.com (latest pages moving graphc-illusion.com slowy over time to back issue comics. MOST images have never been here before. ALL FOR SALE accept Paypal and checks and money orders (must clear) ship in a weekday protected between sturdy hand cut cardboard in a manila envelope. email me at r.gustaveson@comcast.net to buy some and hear the price and grade. Thank you! Over 53 years selling comics and comic art and other collectables offline. About 25 years selling online. Thanks for visiting and buying from me.

Back Issue Comics PG #43 for sale

My back issue comics are for sale directly to you. Just email me.

r.gustaveson@comcast.net Visit this page for Big Little Books too:


graphic-illusion.com is back-issue-comics.com 2536323175 Shipping $5 for 1 or 2 comics. Email me for price and grade. Rob Gustaveson POB 1261, Phoenix, OR 97535 buy sell trade emulate promote…Sell comics, art, big little books, books, non sport trading cards and much more.

11-15-2020 c copyright 2020 gustaveson 53 years selling comics, grading, doingmail order and more. Accept Paypal. Checks and money orders ok.

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C0MICS AND COMIC ART FOR SALE This page is page 1 at graphic-illusion.com

that is page 1 of 2nd tier group of 20 pages of GRAPHIC ILLUSION / back-issue-comics.com. You are here now. email me to make something happen r.gustaveson@comcast.net Thank You!

FREE bag and board
SHIPS in a weekday protected

ITEM in scan is the item
NICE gloss and color
bundling ok just ask
offers OK
OK to just buy it now.

Please see my other…
3400 comics here
(+ comic-art and non sport trading cards)

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For sale til deleted. 

This is a short 19 page list of additional comics, art & such that I have or will list on facebook or ebay or bonanza for sale (You can just buy it now before I list it elsewhere).  I have not listed most of these before.  My intent is to list everything I own here and at my main web pages.

Comics, SF, Comic Art,

Magazines, Fanzines, Books +

PAGE #1  Always refresh / reload each page.  2020


Marvel Spotlight #9 Fine or better STEVE DITKO CAPT. UNIVERSE #1  $12 …

…(Marvel Comics 1980 1st print more than one copy available some in higher grade).   

Captain Marvel Giant-Size #1 Gil Kane 1975 1st Marvel series & Print $39

Strange Tales #178 WARLOCK 1st Jim Starlin, Key Marvel 1975 $85

THOR #149 Origin Black Bolt JACK KIRBY Marvel Comics 1968 STAN LEE 1st series $88 see my Thor Webpage at Marvel.

Gray Morrow Original Comic Art   DC Scarlett #9 Page #7 1993 Newly Acquired– $395

(Shipping of art is $19 insured) Comics ship for $4 via 1st class,

or via Priority for around $8 or less;  insurance due if valuable

(I usually cover the first $2);

Unused shipping above $2 is refundable upon request.

X-Force #1, #3 high grade $2 ea. Shipping is $4; 

(#1 with Deadpool Card $3)

 X-force #2  (2nd DEADPOOL) $7 All NM range.

(have few now.)

X-Force #4, #5 #10, #11, #14, #15 many have Deadpool inquire.+

Others from this series I have in High Grade.

X-men #1 $3.00 or #2 $2 ea; Green X-men #1 $5 NM Jim Lee

Images on request.  Prices on request. r.gustaveson@comcast.net

Tower of Shadows #4 Marvel Comics

Tower of Shadows #8  Marvel

Chamber of Darkness #7 Marvel 1970’s

Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner #7 Silver Age 1960’s

FRANK BRUNNER Autograph on old quick print  $25

 –for autograph party at Ninth Nebula; (Doctor Strange and HTD artist +).

Famed comic artist extraordinare’.

FRANK BRUNNER signature on a check $25

Rascals In Paradise #2 a great magazine format comic with excellent art

Ask to see list of magazines.

Marvel Preview Bizarre Adventures 2 #23 Magazine size B&W  Marvel

Marvel Preview #1 Man-Gods + Neal Adams Marvel all excellent shape

Marvel Super Special #28 Marvel Comics Magazine Format Full Color KRULL

Marvel Preview #21 ***

Sold my last one at $45 this final copy is $199 going for much

higher apparently all the way to $700 if cgc’d

Big Steve Ditko Story within***; much more greatness!

Page 6 and 7 +  others have most of my DC / Superman / Batman / Superboy

Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen, Adventure comics.

Some graded some also priced. Inquire anytime. 10% off purchases above $110

Spend a lot get bigger discounts.

Q. How long have you been selling comics and comic art

A.  Over 51 years

Q.  How long have you graded professionally and done mail order?

A.  For over 51 years.

Q.  How fast do you mail stuff?

A.  I ship in one weekday (rarely if ever does it take longer than that).

I ship comics and art in a very secure manner.  Strong cardboard is used.

Q. Why do you sell comics?  

A.  Besides making money to support my family I like making people happy selling what I love.

Q.  Best way to contact you?

A.  Email (r.gustaveson@comcast.net)

Q.  Best Way to Pay?

A.  Paypal. I accept checks and money orders too (takes longer, til they clear)

Q.  Credentials?

A.  Ebay and other persons.  I am graphic-illusion on ebay.  Ask.

Q.  What happened to the toys and lithographs you were also selling?

A.  I sold the hell out of them and then returned unsold ones to the happy consignors.

I can still get stuff from both of them upon demand — often in a day. 

Q. What would you sell every comic book you own for?

A. At book they are probably valued at $3-5 Million Dollars.

I would consider offers above $500,000 since

I know the reality of the comic book universe.  I would look at serious offers.

Q.  What would you sell all your comic art for? 

A.  About $85,000 this month.  Have the Ditko / Kirby TTA* page. 

It alone may be worth $50,000 and can only go up.  Offers considered.

*Tales to Astonish  (My final selling costs will be low enough for you to make a profit).

Timing is everything.  And NOW is all there is. 

Agreements are kept.

Q.  Do you have other lots or collections for sale?

A. Yes email or call me. 253-632-3175 (leave message); Email preferred.

They include 1930’s-1950’s Sun. Newspaper Strips en mass by Alex Raymond and

Hal Foster.  Flash Gordon, Prince Valiant and Tarzan and more. 

I’ll make a list of what else I have for sale as well but my Home page has most of It.


Q.  Why are your web pages so awful?

A.  Cause I am self taught (photobucket sucks) and

don’t know what I am doing (trial and error for 20+ years).  🙂 

I will move to another format soon.

Q.  Do you still love comics?

A.  Yes I love them.  I also love Art galleries, film, nature, travel, fun, drawing,

philosophy, spirituality lived, writing and much more (ping pong, horses)…

What’s your favorite comic?

A.  See bottom of my website.  Anything by Al Williamson,

Frank Frazetta, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Steranko, Neal Adams,

Joe Kubert, Gil Kane, Curt Swan, Wally Wood, Gene Colan,

Gray Morrow, Kaluta, Yeates, Jeff Jones, Wrightson, Metzger,

Bode’, Barry Windsor Smith. 

Wendy Pini, Tim Kirk, George Barr, Alicia Austin,

Steve Fabian and many others.

Q.  Do you buy?

A. Yes?  (I have interest in 1950’s and 1940’s comics, also 1960’s,

70’s on but only certain artists, companies and Authors).

Tell me what you have.  Currently want Fiction House, 

10c and .12 comics, fanzines, comic art, X-men by Byrne;

Will trade comic and art for property.

Q. Do you sell outside the USA?  (Globally and Internationally).

A.  Yes (but you must cover all costs involved in mailing it to you including customs).

Minimum for outside the US is $75.00 (ask always).

Q. Do you charge a buyers premium?  No.

Thank you.  Rob G.


More about me (all this was on my about me page at ebay and elsewhere long ago):

(I had a small ad (3 actually) in Overstreet in 1985

(as Ninth Nebula, The Comic Book Store);

I attended San Diego Comic Con

from the earliest days — earliest 1970’s and SF/Fantasy Conventions

dozens of times around the Country).

Sold there (in S.D.) twice with a table 1985, 1996.  Dealt with Rogofsky where

I bought Superboy #1 for $10) back in time from him;

Managed a chain; owned two stores (Ninth Nebula** 1986-1996 and

Beyond Illusion New Age Books and Comics during all of 1978 (comics paid the rent),

threw comic conventions (19 of them),

one store** was next door to LASFS (Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society),

published 6 Fanzines (see my blog on main home page)+ many covers for Apa-L.  

My interviews have been published.  One with Gerry Conway and one with Roy Thomas.

Wrote an article which appeared on the front page of the Burbank Daily Leader

Made hundreds of videos of my comics for sale I have so many in super high grade. 

They are on youtube mostly as urmzogna, but also as funster13 and zero0aeo.+

I am on facebook (see http://graphic-illusion.com/twentylinks) to see them all and JOIN.

In my youth one of my first jobs was at Collector’s Bookstore. 

I haunted the Newsstand on Cahuenga Blvd. in Hwd., Argosy,

Cherokee and Bond St. (Friends with Steve E. and his partner) and Collector’s Bookstore

(Friends with Leonard Brown–he treated me well selling

me copies of Conan #3 by BWS in mint for $8 each at the time).

Mostly I just want to sell my comics and art since it is how I pay my bills.

Suggestions and offers appreciated. 

Note I write and draw see my art and comics at Pinterest. 

Grew up in the San Fernando Valley.  Now I live in Southern Oregon.

Again Thanks.

Make an offer on one item or everything on this page. r.gustaveson@comcast.net

Exact shipping and free careful grading.  (By me PMC).  You can pick it up.


SHIPPING $4-$5 for one or two comics via 1st class

Avout $8 -$19.95 via Priority

$20 for the 1st page of comic art insured 2nd page ships free.

Please email me before sending me checks and money orders (or text).

Robert Gustaveson

POB 1261

Phoenix, OR 97535


http://graphic-illusion.com (HOME)

Where to mail them.  Again thank you.

Marvel Comics    DC Comics     Original Comic Art     Fanzines    EC Comics

Graphic Illusion Comics and Art (EC Marvel DC Original Comic Art) comicbooks

This is now a catalog of stuff for sale all year long. 

Eternal Sale.  You can make deals here. Pg 1

In the meantime http://graphic-illusion.com is my 100 page website

with over 110+ different links to comics and art and more I am offering for sale

Page #1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  14 15 16 17 18 19 20 more of Eternal Sale coming….100’s or more pages. (Page 13 and 1 (this) are here now).

$25 or best offer



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comiczar99 I am https://back-issue-comics.com ninth-nebula comics and art Beyond Illusion new age books and comics http://graphic-illusion.com

Books COMIC BOOKS Comic-Art

Non Sport Super Hero Trading Cards & much more

for sale from Rob Gustaveson r.gustaveson@comcast.net accept Paypal and checks and money orders (no cash through mail but in person ok). Buy sell trade emulate promote; Ship fast well protected between strong cardboard or in a box via 1st class in one weekday. See all my pages here and at graphic-illusion.com (revamping).

Back Issue Comics Page #40

Old and Vintage comics for sale from me. Quick secure mail order. Accept Paypal.

Shipping $5 for one or two comics. Thanks for buying from me, best wishes from Rob Gustaveson . Fifty Three (53 Year) experience selling and grading comics professionally and doing mail order.. Price and grade will be sent to you with an invoice. Merely email me right now see all my pages (tell me the page you see the item on!) r.gustaveson@comcast.net Rob g. Selling comics for 53+ years. back-issue-comics.com fast protected shipping $5 for 1 or 2 comics via first class. Shipped between strong cardboard or in a box. Accept Paypal, cash in person (only), checks and money orders. If you use Paypal ships in one weekday. p.s. VOTE!!!

11-01-20 aka graphic-illusion.com

back-issue-comics Pg. 38

Page 38 Archie Comic Series Vintage


 SUPER HERO Series: 

Prices have changed so please inquire!



Thank You!

Robert Gustaveson 

More Archie’s available too. Inquire.

 (The Adventures of) 

 The Jaguar 1961 

#1 $139.00 VG+/Fine +

#2  $ 55.00 G-/VG

Great cover art! Spine split/cover very loose.

#3    $ 28.00 VG+

4      $ 36.00

5      $ 49.00 Fine (Writing)

6      $ 40.00 VG+/F sub fold, chip

7       $ 16.00

7       $ 36.00 Fine

8       $ 39.00 VG/F

8       $ 40.00

10     $35.00 VG++/F++ Prehistoric Menace

11     $ 28.00 VG+/Fine

12     $ 16.00 VG+/F

13      $19.00 Fine

15      $12.00 vg+

15      $29.00 VG+/F+ s.l.

(I have most of these still but one or two may be gone).

 Adventures of the Fly 

#16   VG    $19.00

make offers; inquire for current prices

Prices will have changed… email me now, thanks.

Images appear on some of the pages 1-40 on here at https://back-issue-comics.com

and or at graphic-illusion.com thanks for visiting; most pages are all images here.

Inquire via email to buy some or for grade and price; thanks. Rob

And yeah I really like Riverdale.

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Page 37 by Rob Gustaveson transferring my old website here eventually over time (Actually more than 50 pages here and over 130 pages at graphic-illusion.com…) . My comics here are for sale. Sometimes they sell, sometimes I add more. Want lists considered.

EMAIL me for price and grade r.gustaveson@comcast.net — Thank You Rob G.



An Article. Blog. Still also graphic-illusion.com aka graphic-illusion collectibles and comic art. comiczar99 mind-candy ninth-nebula the complete comic book store

    Group Therapy for Super-Heroes

by Rob Gustaveson

        One likes how the X-men (New Mutants and X-Factor & Alpha Flight ((all Marvel Comics)) are not like the Avengers (Marvel) or Teen Titans (DC).  Maybe a little like the Legion of Super Heroes (DC) or the Green Lantern Corps (DC) in some way.  

There were cool Group Therapy sessions in the Hulk comic title thus, perhaps, the title for this potential article.  Jim Starlin’s Warlock series had some dark imaginings.  Frank Miller and Howard Chaykin are out there.  Remember this, those who write comics may be coming from a place unique to their consciousness.  

The Inhuman’s though (Marvel) are perhaps among my favorite group of characters.   Aside from a few of the characters found in the New Gods and Forever People (both DC comics) (Orion and Metron to be exact) just were not quite as eloquent and excitingly deep and creative as the Inhuman’s character’s and storyline in my opinion.  

That Marvel would try different characters and combos (including Marvel Team-Up and Marvel 2 in One) was one example of the greatness that was Marvel (as already mentioned in my first 5000 word article released in 2001).  

The Fantastic Four along with the Silver Surfer and Warlock (originally called HIM) both born in the FF along with Watcher and Galactus is one of the earliest groups of the 1960’s along with, of course, Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes in Adventure Comics starting with issue #247.

As a kid sick in bed at home a lot from school I would read these wondrous adventures and zany storylines.  Looking forward each Tues. & Thurs. (back then) to their release was one of my only joys growing up (other than TV and film).  I was not good at baseball for I was always too young and having no one to practice with.  Though my Dad did play catch with me and that was a reward unto itself.  And Harold who was older and much more talented did help me excel at basketball.  I was good at softball.  But sports was not my thing, really.  Though I loved contests we had on our block and Caroms at after school and summertime programs.  Swimming and jumping off the high dive was like being a super hero tome and it really felt good.  

I read a lot of comic books back then including Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and Our Army at War (Sgt. Rock, DC)illustrated by Joe Kubert.  I dabbled in these strange and cool DC comics:  BlackHawk, Inferior Five, Doom Patrol, Metal Men (got me through Boy Scout camp (suffering from hours of boredom) where I was too young (Compared to the ages of my fellow Scouts ((parents use camp as a place to have the kids babysat so they can have some free time))) twice — the second time in Utah riding a horse up a hill bareback sliding off and rolling down the hill (was dangerous and fun), Suicide Squad.   One could say I became an adrenaline junkie.  Though I am not one now.  And people I have worked with were probably more so.  I was a serious skateboarder (around my block) before it was fashionable.  Body surfing also is like flying.  

The title of the first superhero comic book I ever bought was an Action (Superman) comic in the early 1960’s.  Superman was the main character and strangely each character except Perry White got his own comic:  Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen etc.  

I was not into horror comics until later when Berni Wrightson and a few others I liked illustrated some.  Then again anything by Steve Ditko…all his Fantasy work with Stan Lee I read with great zeal.  Fantasy SF stories by Angelo Torres, Wally Wood, Williamson and Frazetta I would read voraciously as well.

And from Tower Comics (Wally Wood’s work in) T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents was a real treat. I do not recall reading Marvel’s: Defender’s, Guardian’s of the Galaxy, Champions, ExCalibur, or Invaders.  Maybe one or two issues.

There are many other “groups of Superheroes” but I really didn’t read them.  If the art was exceptional though I would read the comic title from any Company or Creator.

Of course there were many (non animation) Films & TV shows that fell into the action-fantasy-super-hero-adventure genre that I watched regularly when they came out. 

I own every comic video that I care about and will attempt to get them all as released.

I watched every single Star Trek (every series and film), Superman (Superboy all versions Smallville, Lois and Clark, etc., including La Fem Nikita (original versions of the Film and TV), The Prisoner, Man from U.N.C.L.E. (including the comics), NCIS on TV now (love it), Avaatar, Batman  (no offense but the 1960’s Batman was not my thing… too campy — my own imagination was much better nor did I ever really enjoy a Batman comic book until one by Alan Moore) (enjoyed the last 2-3 Batman films though), Superman (with the original George Reeves (the TV series with zany underground Aliens), Spider-man including the animated version and TV show, X-men, Dr. Strange TV series (Average) and Hulk TV series (loved it in spite of the Fugitive theme). 

David Carradine in Kung-Fu is one of my favorite TV shows ever (original version).  I would watch Dr. Who a little but never really loved it.  Wild Wild West remains a serious favorite (only the original series not the film).  I’d watch the original TV version Mission Impossible (rarely that fond of it).  Bat Masterson and many Westerns.  Gilligan’s Island.  I dream of Geni.  Twilight Zone.  Bewitched. Supergirl film.  (Yes I liked it).  

And Outer Limits which my Dad worked on.  Because my Dad worked on many films and TV shows I also watched things outside my genre’s.  

Deepak Chopra attended comic con and starting writing outside his genre of Spiritual and Self Help, Religious and of Science.  And is now moving in games dealing with Chakra’s and self exploration.  Harlan Ellison also was involved in the creation of a game.

More to come.  6-18-2011 Working draft.1-30-12  3-07-13© Rob Gustaveson


by Robert Vincent

When you hear someone say words like geek, freak, nerd, fan-boy and so forth you are listening to the hate spew of comic (and SF) outsiders.  For no one who is a comic book lover (an aficionado) would name themselves in a derogatory way on purpose.  Though somehow some of the neo-caustic-fan-press seems to have accepted this.  

These are often people who have read one genre of comics (probably alternative) and have been ignored by fans, dealers, show organizers and publishers and artists and writers and seek to get attention.  

Nowadays people think calling someone a computer geek as being somehow ok or even noble.  It isn’t.  It’s a subtle put down and defines the self hate of the perpetrator even more that the one being assailed.  And what is more it is often inaccurate, overtly hostile and labels the labeler a real twit.  Then again it is so mainstream now and accepted that I laugh at it and give it little attention.  Watching “The Big Bang Theory” cracks me up.  

Remember I had a comic store next to a Science Fiction club and, no offense, many of the people did fall into the nerd category.  Even I was called a nerd once by a cruel horny wonderful woman.  As much as I say the sub-consciousness does not compare to the super-consciousness (found in real meditation) the SF realm (shows, club, events) did provide experience.

But lately our society is taking a look at bullying and trying to write legislation against that.  

Imagine if all political parties were not allowed to lie during and near elections.  That could be the necessary change in this world, I think, that would make us more human. 

And thank you Supreme Court left over from the Bush administration for making it possible for corporations calling themselves Citizen’s United to literally thwart a Democracy (we have never really had) in America and civilized humanity.

Rob G.© Copyright — Gustaveson 2011, 2013, 2020 All rights reserved.