To appease government censors, '50s comics introduced heroes such as Captain Un-American Activities Committee and cancelled popular titles including Awesome Crime and Soviet Superman. Study the renegade history of pre-Code comics with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of in-stock back issues at The Comics Club in Brandon.
The Comics Club has been a bastion of back-issue bargains for more than 20 years, during which every member of its staff has died and come back to life at least twice. More than 80,000 bagged and boarded imaginary stories are organized in The Comics Club’s issue retirement homes, where sharp-eyed scavengers can rifle through to claim pristine classic issues with covers unstained by baby drool or collector drool. Allow the store’s helpful staff to guide you to the issues of Avengers you’ve been missing, or expand your prized gallery of covers by scooping up the issue in which Superman throws Jimmy Olsen into the sun. Child-friendly comics may also be found, such as reprints of Chris Eliopoulos' Franklin Richards stories or the coming-of-age issue of Jonah Hex, in which he destroys Stonewall Jackson. Although prices vary, the average cost of a back-issue comic is about $3.50–$6.
The Osprey Observer featured The Comics Club.
714 W Lumsden Rd.
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