Back Issue Haul Comics

These Weeks’ Comics Hauls 5/20/23 ~ 6/3/23 ~ 6/17/23

Running way behind on these — it’s been a rough few weeks, I tell ya. Between dealing with bugs all over the darned place (termite infestation in the building, bugs creeping in and taking bites out of me in the evenings — yay, warm weather!), a chronic health issue worsening, and some minor stress at work I’m at the end of my rope. So it’s a good thing I’ve got a week off ahead as of this writing, allowing me to, as much as I can given the circumstances (those first two things don’t take a break for a week off, natch, but setting the third thing aside for a bit’ll help dealing with them, to whatever extent I will), take a breath and cross a few items off my to-do list.

Here, let’s look at a list of comics I bought over the past month & a half.

Back Issue Haul Comics

This Week’s Comics Haul, 4/8/23

And here I thought my last trip to Vintage Stock was dangerous. What a fool I was! Clearly the worst thing for me is the big holiday buy-one-get-one sale — wherein I think, “oh, yeah, I should totally just indulge myself with a bunch of issues of this series and that; when are they ever going to put, say, Thunderbolts in a category sale?”

Y’know, I didn’t even hit both of them this time. My credit card was stinging so badly from hitting the one at the mall that I just told David, “yeah, let’s just hit Target, then these two Walmarts, get dinner and be done with the trip.” And even then, the Walmarts had a bounty I did not foresee …

(And yes, I’m only finally getting this posted the very morning before the next trip out. It’s been a rough couple weeks, I tell ya.)

Anyway, on to the books!

Comics Month In Review

The Comics I Read in March 2023

My dear pal David, who ferries me to Joplin every two weeks to go on the prowl for back issues, action figures, and the like, had spent seven days straight at work two weekends ago, so he was just not up to going out and about on our usual regularly scheduled trek. I totally get needing a break from encounters with the general public, so I don’t begrudge him this, but that is why there hasn’t been one of those posts for a spell. (We did make this weekend’s trip yesterday, so once I’ve recovered from writing this monster, there’ll be a look at what I snagged this weekend — it being a holiday, there was a buy-one, get-one sale on all back issues, so yeah, I got a few things. Like, over a hundred in fact.)

Today, though, we’re going to take a look at the even more absurd stack of comics that I actually read over the course of the month of March. I burned through several semi-recent series backlogs this past month — and I’ve got a few more to charge through this month (how many issues behind am I on Star Wars: Doctor Aphra at this point? And let’s not even talk about Monstress or The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries), on top of catching up with the latest on a titles I have been bothering to dig into month-in and month-out. And let’s not forget the back issues, because it’s not like I’m just buying them to stack up around the apartment …