By the way, I just sold another copy of the black-bagged Superman #75, in case you’re wondering if those still move.

§ June 12th, 2019 § Filed under death of superman § 5 Comments

So the other day a fella dropped by the shop and said he had a few things destined for the local thrift store, but was willing to leave them with me instead. I said “sure, I’ll take a look,” and that’s how your pal Mike ended up with over a case of Adventures of Superman #500, the white-bagged edition, in his possession. Something like 140 copies, I believe was the count? Anyway, there they are in all their glory.

This gentleman and I spoke about that early ’90s Death of Superman era, how most stores were caught short on the initial black-bagged Superman #75, and tried to make up for it by making darn sure to order plenty of Adventures #500, the “return” (or the beginning of the return) of the Man of Steel. He said he had at one point 26 cases of the book…not sure if he’d sold most of those, or traveled the country like Johnny Superseed planting those boxes at comic shops hither and yon, but it made me feel a bit better about the one sealed case of them we still had back at the previous place of employment.

At any rate, I don’t mind having these around. I get to take a picture of them and show ’em off on the interwebs, I’ve been selling them for $1 each at the front counter (“Are those reprints?” “No, they’re the real original thing.” “WHAT.”), and if all else fails, maybe they’ll make a good Free Comic Book Day giveaway next year. But if you want one, better pop in quick…supplies are (relatively) limited!

There was also a small pile of Youngblood Strikeforce included with these, that you might be able to see there on the counter next to the box. Well, sure, I guess I’ll take those too. Can’t beat the price.

5 Responses to “By the way, I just sold another copy of the black-bagged Superman #75, in case you’re wondering if those still move.”

  • Turan, Emissary of the Fly World says:

    But how is U.S. 1 #1 doing?

  • ScienceGiant says:

    traveled the country like Johnny Superseed planting those boxes at comic shops hither and yon

    Quick! Email Grant Morrison! I’ve got a great origin story to pitch him!

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “He already did it”?!?

  • For what it’s worth, I wrote a story in the 90s about Elvis pulling rhinestones off of his jumpsuit across the country and little baby Elvis impersonators were born. Just as the 90s gave us Image, it also gave us dozens of themed anthologies.

    And I, for one, would like to some decent fan-fiction about Swamp Thing as a trucker like in US 1. O Swamp Thing & The Bandit. Mike, can’t you voice-to-text these ideas and post them on MySpace?

  • Allan Hoffman says:

    Sure, they’re not worth much now but in 2093 they’ll officially be antiques and THAT’S when you cash in.

  • philfromgermany says:

    Confession time: in almost 25 years of having this comic in my possession I couldn’t bring myself to open the bag yet. I ain’t even kidding.

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