May 13, 2005 at 4:12 pm #26340
Space Quest comics for sale, in near-mint condition. Get them while they last. Visit the SpaceQuest.net Janitorial Times forums for full details:
November 15, 2005 at 10:12 pm #26341
I have resisted putting these on eBay, so I thought I should announce them here again.
The Adventures of Roger Wilco comics. These are pretty rare. They hardly ever show up on eBay, and I haven’t often seen them in comic shop back issue bins. That’s because they’re really nice collector’s items and they’re all owned by collectors who don’t want to part with them. I have a limited quantity of each, so the time has come to announce them again.
All issues are in very fine or near mint condition. I will provide a thorough description of the comic I’m actually going to send you if you’re interested in buying. I will also send you photos of the actual comics you will buy as well as a photo of how well I package them up for you. Issues are mailed to you bagged, boarded, and then further protected by heavy cardboard and excellent labelling and packaging. You are responsible for the actual shipping cost from where I live (Canada) to wherever you live.
This three issue, Sierra-licensed series re-tells the story of Space Quest 1. You can read the comics or see what they look like at Frans’ SpaceQuest.net website… but reading them online is nothing like holding them in your hands.
Issue #1 – The real gem of the series. Written and fully hand-painted by John Shaw, an amazing artist who did box art and manual artwork for some Space Quest games and other Sierra games. In the gorgeous style of the Space Piston comic that came with Space Quest 2 (also done by John Shaw). 23 full-colour pages by John Shaw with no advertisements, except on the last page (page 24) and the back inside cover. The back cover has an ad for Space Quest 1. I’m asking $30 USD for this comic. And when you see this incredible comic and what great condition it is in, you’ll know you got a bargain.
Issue #2 & Issue #3 – Black and white. These next two issues just don’t have the magic that issue #1 has. They’re printed on cheaper quality paper (making it harder to find them in good condition) and the artwork and writing is not even close to being as captivating as John Shaw is. Still, they’re definitely collector’s items for the Space Quest fan. $15 USD each.
All three issues for $50 USD ($10 off). Issues #2 & #3 together for $20 ($10 off).
If you’re interested email me at klassen at hotmail dot com. I accept payment only by Paypal (from debit card, credit card or Paypal balance).
November 16, 2005 at 12:44 am #26342
Just curious .. why aren’t these on Ebay? They are quite rare, as far as I know…
If no one else buys them — put me down! I’d rather give others a chance first .. but, would also like to have them for my collection.
November 16, 2005 at 1:07 am #26343
Ken, I’ll put you down for a set, because you should have them. I don’t expect a lot of bites. Besides my own original copies (I bought them back when they were first released!) and a set of near mint archival copies that I’m keeping, I have a few sets for sale plus some extra issues for sale that don’t make a full set of three comics.
They are quite rare. I don’t like to sell on eBay because you never really know when you’re going to reach fans who want them. You might list an auction and it runs for 7 days, and no one buys it but a month later someone looking for the comics goes onto eBay. Also, every time you list eBay charges you a small amount, as well as a commission if you make the sale. Secondly, you never know when you are going to get a good price on eBay. You can set a minimum bid or a buy-it-now option, but at one time during the year you might sell for a low bid and another time of the year you might sell for a high bid. Lastly, when I first announced this I announced it on Frans’ site as you can see from my first post in this thread. I really thought they’d all sell but I only sold one issue. I guess all the collectors there already had copies. I’m hoping by announcing it again here that I’m going to directly reach the collectors out there who want copies. If they don’t sell, well, I will list them on eBay, or maybe just hang onto them a while longer.
Anyway. I want these to go to good homes, and it’s the time of year when one needs money to buy Christmas presents and I saw these sitting on my shelf again, so maybe there’s some more interested people out there. A set of these would make a great Christmas present! And I trust that the people in this community are good people so with the security of a Paypal payment I’ll happily sell these outside of a system such as eBay.
If anyone needs to check MY reputation you can view my eBay feedback at the link below. Also, the process I listed above of sending you various photos of the actual comics you’ll receive and your package of comics should put anyone at ease who wants to buy from me.
November 28, 2005 at 11:30 pm #26344
I bought a set of 3 Space Quest comics from Brandon and wanted to post about what a great experience it was. He showed me pictures of the 3 comics I would be getting as well as outlined any flaws he could find, however negligible they may be. He packaged them really nicely and they arrived in the same condition as described. He even refunded some of my shipping money since the cost turned out to be less than he thought.
The best part is that he shipped them out on the 25th and they arrived on the 28th! Although that may not be directly relatable to Brandon, it just made me even happier with the sale.
If you want a set of comics I urge you to purchase one. They are really cool and this was the first I’d ever heard about them.
Anyway, that’s my experience with Brandon and urge others to get a set while you still can if you’re the least bit interested.