Comic Books in Alabama (November 18, 2011)

During our visit last week to Northeast Alabama with Bobby and Kathy Pearson (Nancy's sister), Bobby took me on a tour of antique stores in Anniston/Oxford (the comic book store in Anniston closed 2 years ago).

At the Apple Barrel, there were plenty of 90s glut comics, and a few 12 cent DCs priced in the $7-8 range; nothing to see here; move on (though I did by an old looking cardboard box with three fans for Nancy for $8. Not too bad, so I thought; Nancy told me it was a Major Antique Store Rip Off...

At Tomorrow's Treasures, there were 7 or 8 Golden Age comics in a display case; how about a Blue Beetle #12! Yours for only $500 (in rough shape, barely Fair condition). Another Blue Beetle, a House of Mystery #104 for $125 (only about sextuple guide) a blind alien with his "Seeing Eye Man."

Tucked under a stack of magazines, a National #44 with a sticker of $10 (what? did they forget to add a zero?) I bought it, not so much to resell as to have a souvenir of the trip.

Two more stops, The Red Barn and Cottons Antiques with zero comics. A nice shopping trip. A pleasant surprise to find a relatively reasonable-priced Golden Age comic in an antique store...