I've recently survived an interstate move, and currently am still getting my standing order from my longtime LCS. I've got a good relationship with them and their prices are very reasonable even with postage included, so I don't see that changing any time soon.
Still, it's nice to be able to visit a comic shop every once on awhile, so I have been getting to know the various shops in my new city, Melbourne. There are some great shops right in the CBD, but I live and work a bit too far away to make that a weekly trip. As such, I've been on the lookout for somewhere I can drop in to regularly to do my browsing and pick up the occasional non-standing order item.
The good news / bad news aspect of my post is that a found a brilliant shop recently, with a huge selection of trades and back issues, and I discovered today that they're moving to the other side of the city! To celebrate, they were having a huge sale of their existing stock, and I decided that the best way to console myself was to make the most of it!
The real find here and the main reason I decided to post was that I am so excited to finally own the Captain Britain Omnibus. At nearly 700 pages, it's not the kind of thing I'd be wanting to pay international shipping on. I've seen some good online prices for it that have been negated by shipping costs, so had it on my list of "things I hope to find on sale someday". Today was that day!
Alongside this great find, I also got three Thor trades (Thor: Ragnarok and Thor: The Eternals Saga Volume 1 and 2 - although I left Volume 2 out of the photo for some reason...), The Avengers Korvac Saga, Essential Defenders Vol 5 and Suicide Squad Classic Vol 1. A pretty happy day for this trade waiter!
I was so happy about these finds I had to share - and also give you a warning about some of the reviews you can expect to read in the coming weeks!
Alas, the hunt for a comic shop I can call "home" here in Melbourne continues.....
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