Comic books and moving

Justice League fan art

Since new comic books are typically sold on Wednesdays, now’s a good time to look at how I’m trying to thin out my collections before my upcoming move from Needham Heights to Waltham, Massachusetts. Here’s what I’ve given away so far:

Avengers, Fantastic Four, X-Men: Donated two short boxes to the local public library, as well as the equivalent of one magazine box of Cinefastique, Ellery Queen, and Renaissance issues (I still have four magazine boxes of other genre mags.)

Batman/Nightwing: Paul J. is storing one long box, as well as two magazine boxes of Dragon and other tabletop RPG magazines.

Birds of Prey: One short box to Alex J. (I still have more of this title.)

DC Animated — Batman, Justice League: Gave one short box to nephew Joshua L.

Green Lantern, assorted DC/Marvel crossovers: One long box, one short box to Ron J.K.

Spider-Man, Superman, and assorted Marvel comics: Gave one long box to nephew David W.

Teen Titans/Young Justice/Outsiders: Gave one long box to David W., one short box to James B.

Here’s what I plan to give to David I.S. in Rochester, New York, in addition to the four or so boxes of mine he’s already storing:

Conan/Red Sonja and other fantasy titles, two short boxes

Justice Society, limited run, and selected DC titles, one short box

-modern alternative/indie titles, one short box (in addition to what you already have)

-pulp/pinup, two short boxes

Star Trek, Star Wars, and other science fiction, two short boxes

Superman, one short box (plus Smallville magazines)

titles on loan from Dave, including “Buffyverse,” Farscape, and indies — two short boxes

After all this, I’ll still have a dozen or so short boxes (mostly DC and some graphic novels/trade paperbacks) and a few magazine boxes. That’s two metal shelves’ worth, but that should be manageable in our new apartment. Here are the gaming books I’ve sold so far:

>>Paul J., holding:

-Book of Riddles

-box of large minis

-Pathfinder Bonus Bestiary

-Pathfinder: Book of the Damned 3

-Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Lands of the Linnorm Kings

-Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide

-Pathfinder Chronicles: Guide to the River Kingdoms

>>Beruk A.: Rifts: Mercenaries, Pantheons of the Megaverse (returned)

>>Byron V.O. (plus Lego “Star Wars” sets with Ben P.S.):

-D20 Cavalier’s Handbook

-D20 Quintessential Ranger

-D20 Stargate SG1 RPG

-Trivial Pursuit: Star Wars edition

>>Brian W.:

-box of cardstock buildings

-FATE 3e Diaspora (“hard” science fiction)

-FATE Spirit of the Century (returned)

>>James B.: D20 Modern: Pocket Handbook, D20 Past (c/o Brian W.)

>>Ken G., AD&D2:

-The Complete Bard’s Handbook

-The Complete Druid’s Handbook

-The Complete Priest’s Handbook

>>Sara F. & Josh C.:

-D6 Fantasy, Space

-D6 Star Wars, Second Edition, and Trilogy Sourcebook

-Fudge, 10th anniversary edition

-Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Grindhouse Edition boxed set and Vornheim City Guide (weird fantasy)

-mats, reversible hex/square, wet-erase, and markers

-Shard: Basic Compendium (anthropomorphic fantasy)

-space heater, electronic

>>Bruce K.:

-D20 Arms & Armor

-D20 Dead Man’s Chest

-D20 Enchanted Locations: Crypts & Tombs

-D20 Pirates!

-Dungeon Tiles: Arcane Corridors, Streets of Shadow

-Sword & Sorcery: Glades of Death (D20 wilderness)

-Wizards Presents: Races and Classes (D&D4e)

-Wizards Presents: Worlds and Monsters (D&D4e)

>>Rich C.G.:

-Amber Diceless Role-Playing, Shadow Knight; plus complete Zelazny book (high fantasy)

-Castles & Crusades: Player’s Handbook, Monsters & Treasure

-D20 Mutants & Masterminds, 2nd Ed.: Instant Superheroes

-Mouse Guard: Boxed Set

-Pathfinder: Beginner’s Boxed Set

-Savage Worlds: Pocket Edition

I’m trying to unload about a third of my collections — close to what I lost in the basement floods of 2005, but less traumatically random. Here’s what’s still for sale:

-air conditioner, vertical window unit (14.5”h x 20.5”w x 23.5”d), $40

-boom box, with dual tape deck, $10

-cabinet with shelves, 5-ft. high, plastic, $20

-carpets, dark green, 9×12-ft., $20 each (must wait until Feb. 25)

-CD tower, solid wood, $20

-chairs, folding and beach/lawn, $10 each

-chicken wire, 20-ft. roll, $10

-computer desk, with keyboard tray and wheels, $25

-entertainment center/TV cabinet with storage, wheels, fits 26″ CRT, $40

-fans, 2 floor, $5

-grill, George Foreman, hardly used, $10

-keyboard, USB, $5

-kitchen cart, solid wood butcher block, $20

-rakes and other garden tools, hoses, $5 each

-stereo, Aiwa, including 3-CD changer and dual-deck tape player, $40

-table/child’s desk, very solid but some scuffs, 36″ x 23″ x 22″ high, $30

-tables, two 8-ft. long folding, plastic, $40 each

-television, 26-in., best offer

-VHS tape storage drawers

And I’ve got more than 80 cubic-foot boxes yet to pack! Wish me luck, and let me know if you’re interested in anything….

2 thoughts on “Comic books and moving

  1. Hello!

    Been looking ALL OVER for serenity RPG books. Still have them for sale? I have the core rulebook, but am looking for supplements. I am also interested in whatever you have related to mouse guard! Please let me know asap, I’m from Michigan, and am more than happy with snail mail!




  2. Unfortunately — or fortunately — I’ve sold my Serenity and Mouse Guard supplements to Noble Knight Games, which is a good dealer of used RPG books. I hope you’ll be able to find them!


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