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    Welcome to Casablanca Comics, Maine's coolest comics store for over 30 years! You will find an amazing selection of new comics, graphic novels, back issues, and incredible geeky goodness at our Portland and Windham stores. Now, you can also shop with us online.

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    Here is the list of this week's new comics arriving on Wednesday. As always, you may reserve any of these using our free online pull list service:

    www.casablancacomics.com/pull-list/

    New Comics:
    AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #38
    AMERICAN JESUS NEW MESSIAH #2
    ARCHIE JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #306
    ARCHIE VS PREDATOR 2 #5 (OF 5)
    ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 (OF 5)
    BASKETFUL OF HEADS #4 (OF 7) (MR)
    BATGIRL #43
    BATMAN #87
    BATMAN BEYOND #40
    BATMAN CURSE OF THE WHITE KNIGHT #6 (OF 8)
    BATMAN SUPERMAN #6
    BETTY & VERONICA FRIENDS FOREVER WHAT IF #1
    BETTY & VERONICA JUMBO COMICS DIGEST #280
    BIRDS OF PREY GIANT #1
    BLACK PANTHER #20
    BLACK TERROR #4
    BOOKS OF MAGIC #16 (MR)
    CAPTAIN MARVEL #14
    CONAN SERPENT WAR #4 (OF 4)
    COUNT CROWLEY RELUCTANT MONSTER HUNTER #4
    DEJAH THORIS (2019) #2
    DETECTIVE COMICS #1019
    EDGAR ALLAN POES SNIFTER OF TERROR SEASON 2 #4
    EXCALIBUR #6 DX
    FAMILY TREE #3 (MR)
    FANTASTIC FOUR #18
    FAR SECTOR #3 (OF 12) (MR)
    FIREFLY #13
    FOLKLORDS #3 (OF 5)
    GHOSTBUSTERS YEAR ONE #1 (OF 4)
    GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #1
    GUNG HO #2
    HARDCORE RELOADED #2 (OF 5) (MR)
    HEART ATTACK #3 (MR)
    HEARTBEAT #3 (OF 5)
    HEIST HOW TO STEAL A PLANET #3
    I CAN SELL YOU A BODY #2 (OF 4)
    JOHN CONSTANTINE HELLBLAZER #3 (MR)
    KIDZ #1
    LOONEY TUNES #253
    LUMBERJANES #70
    MARAUDERS #6 DX
    METAL MEN #4 (OF 12)
    MIDDLEWEST #14 (MR)
    MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #47
    MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC #86
    NEIL GAIMAN AMERICAN GODS MOMENT OF STORM #9
    OLD GUARD FORCE MULTIPLIED #2 (OF 5) (MR)
    ONCE & FUTURE #6 (OF 6)
    RED HOOD OUTLAW #42
    RUINS OF RAVENCROFT DRACULA #1
    SHAZAM #10
    STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #36
    SUPERMAN #19
    TRUE BELIEVERS CRIMINALLY INSANE DRACULA #1
    TRUE BELIEVERS CRIMINALLY INSANE PURPLE MAN #1
    VAMPIRELLA #7
    VAMPIRONICA NEW BLOOD #2
    WEB OF VENOM GOOD SON #1
    WONDER TWINS #11 (OF 12)
    WONDER WOMAN #750
    YEAR OF THE VILLAIN HELL ARISEN #2 (OF 4)

    Magazines:
    CINEMA RETRO #46 (MR)
    DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE #546

    Graphic Novels/ Trade Paperbacks:
    ARCHIE MODERN CLASSICS TP VOL 02
    BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS TP VOL 01 LESSER GODS
    BIRDS OF PREY HARLEY QUINN TP
    BOB MARLEY IN COMICS HC
    BRINA THE CAT GN VOL 01 GANG OF FELINE SUN
    BTVS SEASON 11 LIBRARY HC VOL 01
    CATHERINES WAR GN
    GUDETAMA LOVE FOR THE LAZY HC
    HUNTRESS ORIGINS TP
    IRONHEART TP VOL 02 TEN RINGS
    LUCIFER TP VOL 02 THE DIVINE TRAGEDY (MR)
    MEETING COMICS GN
    PUNISHER KILL KREW TP
    RUNAWAY PRINCESS SC GN
    SCOOBY DOO TEAM UP ITS SCOOBY TIME TP
    SERA & ROYAL STARS TP VOL 01
    STAR WARS LEGENDS TP FOREVER CRIMSON
    STRANGER THINGS ZOMBIE BOYS VOL 01
    TAMBA CHILD SOLDIER HC GN
    VALKYRIE JANE FOSTER TP VOL 01

    Books:
    SHADOW NOVEL SC VOL 147 TRAIL VENGEANCE MOTHER GOOSE MURDERS
    SHADOW NOVEL SC VOL 148 ISLE OF DOUBT MURDER TOWN
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    Sell us your comics! WE ARE BUYING!

    Yes, Casablanca Comics does buy comic collections. We have written some guidelines to answer the many questions we receive about this. If you wish to sell your comics to us, please read this entire post for all of the details.

    What we buy:

    Primarily we are looking for super-hero comic books published prior to 1985. Most of those comics will have a cover price of 60 cents each or less. If the cover price is more than that (75 cents, $1.50, etc.) it is a more recent book. Most in demand would be comics published by Marvel or DC Comics. Other publishers are in low demand.

    We are interested in most comics published prior to 1970. Again, superhero books are the most popular, followed by science fiction and horror comics. Funny comics (Archie, Bugs Bunny, etc.) are not as popular.

    We are always looking for golden age comics (1955 and earlier).

    The exception to the pre-1985 rule would be recent high demand books or key first appearances of characters (such as Venom in Amazing Spider-Man). Other books published after 1985 will be considered as bulk purchases only.

    We are willing to look at any collection, large or small, but can not guarantee that we will make an offer.

    In all cases, condition is key. As a rule we are looking for comics in nice condition.

    Remember, we are buying comics for resale. Supply and demand plays a major role in our decision making. On average we receive 2-3 calls a day from people offering to sell us comics. If we already have copies of the same books in stock, or if history has shown us that the books will be slow sellers, we may not make an offer. Even though technically all comics have some value, it does not make sense for us to purchase comics that will not sell quickly for us. If we already have copies in stock, we would need to sell the copies we own first before we make any money on additional copies. In many cases, we may only sell 10-20% of any given collection that we purchase within six month’s time. The rest of the books will sit in storage or be sold in bulk.

    What we do not buy:

    Coverless comics

    Smelly comics (mold/ mildew/smoke smell) or water damaged books

    Pornographic comics

    Comic trading cards

    Most comics from the 1990’s (except as bulk purchases)

    Bulk Purchases:

    A bulk purchase is defined as a flat price for a box or collection. In almost all cases bulk comics are things that do not fit our buying needs, as we most likely already have them stocked in quantity. We purchase them to use for sales or promotions, but in most cases will pick a few books out for regular stock and put the rest in storage.

    How to contact us:

    Please call the store at (207) 780-1676 or e-mail us at rick@casablancacomics.com first before bringing your comics into the store. All purchases are made at the Portland store by Rick Lowell (owner). In most cases you will need to make an appointment. We do not buy comics on Wednesdays or the weekend unless a specific appointment has been made in advance. We will travel for large / significant collections. If you have a list of your comics please feel free to send it along.

    We cannot evaluate your comics over the phone. If you have any comics that might meet our buying criteria, our buyer will need to see them in person in order to judge their condition.

    What else we buy:

    We are always looking for original comic book artwork, pulp magazines (Shadow, Doc Savage), fanzines and vintage comic related collectibles.
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    We are open at both stores today! The Portland store is open until 7:00 and the Windham store will be open 12:00-6:00.

    Starting next week, we will be having a slight change in hours. The Windham store (only) will be closed on Mondays for the winter. There are no other changes in hours. Thanks!
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