So, here’s the story, I bought #113 off ebay from a pretty reputable seller. But the comic never came. I emailed – but every one was with no response. I had to even file a claim with Paypal. It was really disheartening. As I was trying to collect every comic this little hurdle was quite surprising and unexpected.
I had a few friends helping me track issues down. My friend Corry was able to find quite a few issues for me. My other friend Bill got a couple as well – but it was Bill who called practically every comic shop in Connecticut – he called 27 comic shops all with disappointing results. Most of the other comic shops laughed at the idea of having back issues that old. Some mistook Bill’s request for #113 from 1969 as the recent Incredible Hulk – which is actually Incredible Hercules – when Bill asked the price and they informed him $2.99 Bill replied “Yeah, I don’t think we’re talking about the same book here.”
It was the 28th comic shop called Monkeyhead Comics on 273 Greenwood Ave. in Bethel, CT that had the right comic. The owner was very accommodating and willing to ship the comic out so that I didn’t have to make the 4+ hour trip. The copy was very well graded and was shipped a lot faster than the man said it would be. He promised to ship it out on Monday – instead I received it on Monday.
All around a great transaction and a great comic. While I have bought every issue – I still do not have every comic in my hand yet – so I’m still waiting for 3 comics to arrive. I will post it when I do. But anyone looking for Silver age to present comics – statues – trade paperbacks – anything! Just look up Monkeyhead comics in Bethel, CT and you can call at (203) 743-4123