MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
During my childhood I received so many wonderful gifts for Christmas. I am very grateful for everything my parents and family gave me over the years. But as I got older I started to realize that I could have gotten comics for Christmas. I realize this may sound petty as gifts are not what Christmas is really all about… but man I wish I would have known to ask for comics. So every year I make it a goal to point this out to as many collectors as I can. I find that collector’s friends and family members are more than happy to get their beloved comic geeks (us) what they really want. Mothers, brothers, aunts, uncles, friends, children and dads call my office looking for guidance on what to give as a gift. For those who are not sure Metropolis gift certificates are always a good choice.
I was very happy to hear from a childhood friend’s wife who wanted to buy several Bronze Age X-Men for him. What a great wife! I know he is going to lose his mind when he opens his present on Christmas Day. I remember when we were about nineteen years old we spent an entire summer chasing girls, drinking, and sleeping ‘til noon. When we did finally get up we would spend hours in my basement/inventory room reading comics. It was a great summer, girls, booze and comics-what more could a young buck ask for!
Needless to say December is always a very busy time for Metropolis. There are so many orders coming in for the holiday season that shipping gets backed up at least 5-10 business days. In case any of you would like to buy gifts for the holidays please make sure to mention how quickly you need your order.
Sales for December have been surging. Silver Age DC and Marvels led the way! Showcase, a title that has been a little slower than it should be started picking up recently. Many of the first appearance issues have begun to move.
Silver Age Superman in mid grade have been moving at quite a nice pace. Mystery in Space, as it did last month, sold very well too.
Lone Rangers and Classic Comics, two titles with a solid core following had a stellar month.
The Avengers and Fantastic Four sold quite well this month. High–grade Bronze Age issues sold particularly well. Late Silver Age Spider-Man in VF condition also moved well. Modern Age Spider-Man in very high-grade condition have been selling over the last two months.
CGC graded Comic Sized Magazines continue to sell well on ebay. Marvel Comics Super Special, Marvel Super Action and Marvel Preview are just three of the titles that moved this month.
In closing, 2003 has been a banner year for Metropolis. I would like to take a moment to thank our fantastic staff and supportive wives, without whom our success would not be possible. And of course, I thank you all for your support and love of our great hobby. I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year!
Metropolis Collectibles, Inc.