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I want to help out here but I've been a little stymied by my inability to offer anything that is shippable (like Australian wine) or to buy anything I can use (like tickets). But this morning as I was helping a friend get into Batman comics after being inspired by the new movies, I thought maybe I could do the same.
I have no idea if people will be interested in this auction item - but I know some of my friends are here, so I thought maybe it could be something I could do to fight AIDS and destroy Africa or whatever it is we're aiming for.
For this auction I will help you get into/back into comics - and the best bit is you can do it without needing to actually enter the pretty intimidating world of comic book stores, without needing to stand, overwhelmed, staring at the racks and racks and shelves sporting publisher's titles like Marvel (the really big shelf), DC (the other really big shelf on the other side of the room), Boom!, Vertigo, Dark Horse or other... which says nothing for the back part of the room full of weird imported anime books where the kids whose hats have animal ears are huddled together.
For this auction, you will recieve:
One Year's Worth of Comic Books!
More accurately - every month, you will be mailed a package. In the package will be a couple, maybe 2, maybe 4, trade paperbacks... these are volumes collecting 3-4 issues together. Each of these Trades (cool comic slang, you'll get to learn that too) packages will be themed. Might be Batman month. Might be Marvel Under Appreciated Heroes Month. It'll be a surprise.
Each of the Trade's will be a Volume 1 - a starting place. It'll be up to you to decide if you'd like to go on reading the series from there, but at least you'll know where to start.
Each package you'll also get a short, unbiased, summary of the theme, tying the month's package together. The summary will be written in unicorn blood which, surprisingly, makes an excellent blue ink.
I promise that I will try to give you - over the year - as close as a 'these are the books you should read' primer that you can get.
What is it Worth?
I will cover the cost of the Trades... they run from AU$18 to $30 each. And I'll cover shipping. So I reckon you're looking at an outlay of several hundred bucks on my end, money I'll consider well spent if it goes towards destroying Africa and all those within. And, before you make all those jokes about AU currency, remember our dollar's been treating your dollar like a bitch for most of recent memory.
Where will we start?
I'm not doing this for profit - but I'm not giving it away. Africa must be stopped.
Start it $100, maybe.
(Then go tell your wife you spent a hundred bucks so an Australian could send you comic books)
Edited by SydneySox, 31 July 2012 - 11:37 PM.