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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
My back issue comics are for sale directly to you. Just email me.
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graphic-illusion.com is https://back-issue-comics.com (where you are right now) 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…Selling comics, comic-art, big little books, books, non sport trading cards and much more.
11-15-2020 c copyright 2020 gustaveson 53 years selling comics, grading, doing mail order and more. Accept Paypal. Checks and money orders ok.
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 email@example.com 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
OK to just buy it now.
Please see my other…
3700 comics here (47,000 more comics to list here)…
200,000 items available
(+ comic-art and non sport trading cards)
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 +
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(This page like page 13 moved from graphic-illusion.com to here
SUPERMAN MAN OF STEEL #1 JOHN BYRNE 1986 DC Comics $11
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 $5 ea. Shipping is $4 to $5;
(#1 with Deadpool Card $5)
X-force #2 (2nd DEADPOOL) $10 obo All NM range. High Grade.
(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 $5.00 or #2 $2.50 ea; Green X-men #1 $6 NM Jim Lee
Images on request. Prices on request. firstname.lastname@example.org
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 (email@example.com)
Q. Best Way to Pay?
A. Paypal. I accept checks and money orders too (takes longer, til they clear)
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 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 his was on my about me page t ebay and elsewhere long ago):
(I had a small ad (3 actually) in Overstreet in 1985 & ads appeared in the comics themselves (Marvel)
(as Ninth Nebula, The Comic Book Store);
I attende San Diego Comic Con
from the earliest days — earliest 1970’s and SF/Fantasy Conventionsdozens of times around the Country).
Sold there (in S.D.) twice with a table 1985, 1996. Dealt with Rogofsky where
I bought Superboy #1 (1940’s) 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. Did one with Barry Windsor Smith don’t think it got published.
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.htm )
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 Cllector’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.
Make an offer on one item or everything on this page. firstname.lastname@example.org
Exact shipping and free careful grading. (By me PMC). You can pick it up.
SHIPPING $$5 for one or two comics via 1st class
About $12 via Priority
$20 for the 1st page of comic art insured 2nd page on ships free.
Please email me before sending me checks and money orders (or text).
Phoenix, OR 97535
Where to mail them. Again thank you.
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
$25 or best offer
Books COMIC BOOKS Comic-Art
Non Sport Super Hero Trading Cards & much more
for sale from Rob Gustaveson email@example.com 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).
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!) firstname.lastname@example.org 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
comiczar99 is graphic-illusion.com which is back-issue-comics.com…
aka graphiceye and ninth-nebula (a real comic store –bricks and mortar for ten years)
EMAIL ME at email@example.com
TO buy some comics now! Thank You. Accept Paypal; ship fast.
Page 38 Archie Comic Series Vintage
SUPER HERO Series:
Prices have changed so please inquire!
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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EMAIL me for price and grade firstname.lastname@example.org — Thank You Rob G.
BUY SELL TRADE PROMOTE EMULATE CREATE
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.