|Lots of leftover books...|
I am close, oh so close, to being done.
I am currently 7 books away from a full run of the original Valiant Universe. Roll call of missing books:
1. Eternal Warrior Yearbook 2
2. Magnus 0
3. Magnus 64
4. Valiant Vision Starter Kit
5. Visitor 13
6. X-O Manowar 66
7. X-O Manowar 67
That's it. I needed hundreds of books this year and I can almost feel the end coming. I'll be glad to be done, because this is a goal that is so reachable and it's been fun. This quest has really gotten me excited about the new books that Valiant Entertainment is releasing. I'm back to buying everything they put out. Now, I don't like all of it, but it's easy to get through DCBS, who sell a Valiant package every month, so why not take advantage. Plus, tastes can change. I don't like Unity right now but who's to say I will feel the same later?
The negative of doing something like this has been the extras. I recently donated some packages of Valiant books to some people that I knew that were not reading them. I did the last one through one of the Facebook groups dedicated to fans of Valiant. I even donated 120+ to a comic shop here in Salt Lake. But, I have acquired a lot of book along the way.
The picture above represents my extras. Some are not cheap, you know, a few Solar 10s, a couple Rai 0s and some Eternal Warrior 4s. Lots of Bloodshot 6s and Archer and Armstrong 8s. It's just how things go. I've bought a lot of book lots cheap, in order to get some books. I had been making serious progress before Valiant announced their movie deal with DMG. Would have been harder for the key issues after but I got those out of the way in time.
I feel like most of this stuff is quarter bin stuff. Condition not great and a lot of this is in the period that Valiant was selling hundreds of thousands of copies. Not all of it is bagged. There's a good amount of current Valiant and I'm going to hold onto that, as it is just doubles now. But old Valiant...
I think eventually, I will just catalog what I have, and either sell cheap, or give away. It's really not about money. Might be nice to make shipping and handling costs and that would be it.