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 …

Back Issue Haul Comics

This Week’s Comics Haul, 2/25/23

This was the week that I decided to partake of the Vintage Stock buy-one-get-one Batman back issue sale — but by the time I was digging in, I’d already amassed a sizable pile of other books, so I didn’t exactly go nuts on them, nor was I doing a targeted haul the way my pal David did two weeks ago. Mostly my decision-making process was, “oh, this is a Batman issue I could’ve grabbed off a grocery store spinner rack. Let’s toss it in the stack.”

Let’s look at what I got.