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    I actually just went through another purge.

    The amount of books I was purchasing, while still having a huge backlog, was stressing me out. I ended up listing about 10 omnibus' on eBay (some of which I never even read). About half have already sold.

    What a relief! I am starting to get to a point in my life where less is more.

    The hobby is supposed to bring joy, not stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andru View Post
    I actually just went through another purge.

    The amount of books I was purchasing, while still having a huge backlog, was stressing me out. I ended up listing about 10 omnibus' on eBay (some of which I never even read). About half have already sold.

    What a relief! I am starting to get to a point in my life where less is more.

    The hobby is supposed to bring joy, not stress.
    I did the same thing this year. Sold about 60% of my collection and only kept the ones I really love and plan to re-read i the future. So much happier now.

    FYI, pro-tip for ya: I highly recommend considering selling books on Comic Swap on reddit. It's been a great, helpful community and selling books on there means you'll avoid the astronomical fees charged by Ebay.

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    If any of you guys cleaning up your collections and getting rid of stuff have Lee / Kirby FF vol. 3 omni and want to get rid of it holler at me!

    And does anyone else find Annihilation highly overrated? Or am I alone on this one? I don't get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T.D. View Post
    I did the same thing this year. Sold about 60% of my collection and only kept the ones I really love and plan to re-read i the future. So much happier now.

    FYI, pro-tip for ya: I highly recommend considering selling books on Comic Swap on reddit. It's been a great, helpful community and selling books on there means you'll avoid the astronomical fees charged by Ebay.
    Thanks for the advice! I will check them out.

    Quote Originally Posted by j0nnyboy View Post
    If any of you guys cleaning up your collections and getting rid of stuff have Lee / Kirby FF vol. 3 omni and want to get rid of it holler at me!

    And does anyone else find Annihilation highly overrated? Or am I alone on this one? I don't get it.
    I loved Annihilation. It was basically a re-building of the Marvel cosmic brand, and I thought it worked out really well.

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    Huh. I guess I'm the only one still adding to my collection. Just put together another 5x5 Expedit that I had sitting in a box in my basement and I just put in a big order with IST so I can start filling it up. As a matter of fact, my biggest regrets are getting rid of some OOP books when I was moving because I thought having fewer boxes to move would save my back... Now I can't bring myself to pay OOP prices to reacquire them. I sold a complete set of the Brubaker Cap Omnibuses (biggest regret since I don't think they'll ever be reprinted), the Hickman FF Omnibuses, X-Men vol. 1 and vol. 2 DM covers, Iron Man vol. 1 DM cover, and the New Mutants Artist Select... Most of them are going for double what I sold them for on eBay now.

    If anyone is looking to move any of these books, let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 View Post
    Huh. I guess I'm the only one still adding to my collection. Just put together another 5x5 Expedit that I had sitting in a box in my basement and I just put in a big order with IST so I can start filling it up. As a matter of fact, my biggest regrets are getting rid of some OOP books when I was moving because I thought having fewer boxes to move would save my back... Now I can't bring myself to pay OOP prices to reacquire them. I sold a complete set of the Brubaker Cap Omnibuses (biggest regret since I don't think they'll ever be reprinted), the Hickman FF Omnibuses, X-Men vol. 1 and vol. 2 DM covers, Iron Man vol. 1 DM cover, and the New Mutants Artist Select... Most of them are going for double what I sold them for on eBay now.

    If anyone is looking to move any of these books, let me know.
    Don't worry, you're not the only one. Although, I'm trying to be more selective, I'm still purchasing more books. At some point, I may be interested in offloading X-Men by Claremont & Lee Vol. 1 & 2 Omnibuses. Not just yet though.

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    Default Marvel Collected Editions Sales - November 2019

    The complete estimated comic book sales figures for November 2019 are in (please note this list only details those comics sold to North American Comics Shops as reported by Diamond). Iíve listed below the Marvel OHC/Omnibus/MMWís as well as the larger TPB collections such as the Epic and Complete lines that made the list, detailing the position, title and estimated sales. I havenít included any reentries.



    20. Venom by Donny Cates Vol. 1 OHC - 1,994
    21. The Savage Sword of Conan: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 2 - 1,988
    23. The Vision by Tom King & Gabriel Hernandez Walta: The Complete Collection - 1,820
    48. Marvel Masterworks: The Amazing Spider-Man Vol. 21 HC - 1,211
    66. Marvel Masterworks Pin-Up OHC (IDW) - 1,006
    71. The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Omnibus - 998
    75. X-Factor Epic Collection Vol. 8: X-Aminations - 940
    80. Power Man and Iron Fist Epic Collection Vol. 3: Doombringer - 922
    83. Avengers: Endgame - Art of the Movie Slipcase OHC - 878
    84. Deadpool By Joe Kelly: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 - 872
    91. The Amazing Spider-Man Epic Collection Vol. 20: Cosmic Adventures (2nd Printing) - 829
    122. X-Men Classic: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 - 643
    152. X-Men Milestones: Fatal Attractions TPB - 544
    169. Timelyís Greatest: The Golden Age Human Torch by Carl Burgos Omnibus - 501
    264. John Byrne Fantastic Four Artist Select OHC (IDW) - 382
    283. Marvel Strike Force: The Art of the Game OHC - 350
    309. Marvel Visionaries: Chris Claremont TPB - 321

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    ^ ^ ^

    Glad to see both X-Factor: X-Aminations and Spider-Man: Cosmic Adventures reprint did well! Maybe Marvel won't let Epic's fall out of print so soon going forward...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMcKinney69 View Post
    Huh. I guess I'm the only one still adding to my collection. Just put together another 5x5 Expedit that I had sitting in a box in my basement and I just put in a big order with IST so I can start filling it up. As a matter of fact, my biggest regrets are getting rid of some OOP books when I was moving because I thought having fewer boxes to move would save my back... Now I can't bring myself to pay OOP prices to reacquire them. I sold a complete set of the Brubaker Cap Omnibuses (biggest regret since I don't think they'll ever be reprinted), the Hickman FF Omnibuses, X-Men vol. 1 and vol. 2 DM covers, Iron Man vol. 1 DM cover, and the New Mutants Artist Select... Most of them are going for double what I sold them for on eBay now.

    If anyone is looking to move any of these books, let me know.
    Personally I have the Kallax shelf, and I’m never looking back. Best investment I’ve made when it comes to these giant books. Moving with tons of omni’s/larger books is a huge pain, but worth it in the end!

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    I found a copy of The X-Men 1 Omnibus at my LCS today. I'm still in disbelief and wondering if there is any chance it could be a fake. Any clues on what to look out for?

    EDIT: Seems like the matte dust jacket is standard for this book?
    Last edited by cbmason; 12-14-2019 at 12:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmason View Post
    I found a copy of The X-Men 1 Omnibus at my LCS today. I'm still in disbelief and wondering if there is any chance it could be a fake. Any clues on what to look out for?

    EDIT: Seems like the matte dust jacket is standard for this book?
    I've never heard of a fake Marvel Omnibus before. Dust jackets are generally glossy but I'm not sure as to your definition of matte in this case. Take a few pics and post them on here and we'll take a look and try and help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmason View Post
    Seems like the matte dust jacket is standard for this book?
    Correct. I saw a video on Gem Mint Collectible’s YouTube channel where he shows every X-Men Omni, and he even mentions the non-glossy jacket as being the only Omni he’s seen as being this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graphic Autist View Post
    Correct. I saw a video on Gem Mint Collectible’s YouTube channel where he shows every X-Men Omni, and he even mentions the non-glossy jacket as being the only Omni he’s seen as being this way.
    Thats where I ended up seeing it too, what a relief!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cbmason View Post
    Thats where I ended up seeing it too, what a relief!
    BUY IT!!
    *out of curiosity, how much was/is the store asking for it?
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    I feel your pain. I went from "gotta get most omnibuses", to "forget it, I'll just get everything in MMW instead", to "forget it, I'll just get all EPICs", to now back to "I'll get omnis I really want and collect the rest in EPIC style trades to fill in where I want".

    There've been several books I've bought AND sold AND then repurchased years later. I would bet if I laid everything out in a massive spreadsheet I've probably come out about even all in all. But if you have patience and know where to look, you can eventually find MOST of the books you're looking for. I've found Spidey vols 2+3, FF vols 2+3, Iron Man vols 1+2 at used book stores, over the past few years.

    Brubaker Cap I eventually got off ebay, but I saved up for a "i have the first 3" lot auction that was actually cheaper than buying them singly. (the final two are still relatively cheap).
    I think the big thing is if you're okay with used books, and/or are willing to take a chance on one every now and then.

    For me, I'm still waiting for Thor vol 1 and X-Men vol 1 to be reprinted, as you don't see those anywhere, like ever. and I had them years ago. Boo. But yeah, I've been there, once you realize you should've stayed the course, it's a tough pill to swallow, but you gotta just move on. If you have a decent amount of books you're looking for, I'd put them in a spreadsheet - the ones that you can easily find in stock, save those, and focus on the OOP ones, and when you see one going for $75 when it's usually $100+, grab it, cross it off your list, and head to the next one. That's for those of us who have limited comic budgets. :-)
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