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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 1:09 pm 
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My heart goes out to those with stupid lcs near them. But i must tell about my experience at the one down the street from me. "Collectors Corner" in north Baltimore. The staff is fairly friendly and professional. they had all 4 books waiting for me and a stack of XO's to sell right there at a counter stand. The store's clean and they have a great online website, and online pullbox management system.

I actually talked my wife into coming with me to get the new books. (first time i ever brought a lady into a store to buy valiants;) ). It was so cool to see the new XO's right there at the checkout counter! The owner said he'd already had 3 people in today to buy an issue and he thinks more will come out this weekend. The store's been very optimistic about Valiant and they've made this venture back into buying monthlies easy for me. They even bagged and boarded them for me.

Can't believe Valiant's back!!! :clap:


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:31 pm 
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Glad you had a good experience.
Cannot believe almoust the opposite for me, lucky to get a copy.

So glad some people actually know how to run a business.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Congrats on finding a good LCS. I will keep looking for one around here :hope:


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:24 pm 
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My experience was good too. I walked up to the counter with my issue, said "I've been waiting 15 years for this" and he said "I remember you, you're that Valiant guy that was in here a few weeks ago asking about Quantum and Woody back issues."

At least someone's paying attention.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 9:58 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:04 pm 
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I had a good experience too. The store I went with (I've got 6 or so to choose from :P ) is new and has a young, friendly staff. The guy who rang me up had already read XO and was pretty stoked about Valiant's return.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:07 pm 
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I had a good experience too. The store I went with (I've got 6 or so to choose from :P ) is new and has a young, friendly staff. The guy who rang me up had already read XO and was pretty stoked about Valiant's return.


I thought about you today, I'm glad you're experience was a great one :thumb:

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 10:27 pm 
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My Lcs is fantastic. He had my X-O's and a Aja cover waiting for me. The owner is a class act and his shop is great!


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:06 am 
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Walked in, saw plenty of copies of XO #1 right in the X section. They even different spots in the rack for the two different covers. I can't remember if XO had a spot on the coveted counter stand, but just being surrounded by all those X-Men comics should give it plenty of exposure anyways. Alphabetical ordering :clap:


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:07 am 
A toast to the return of Valiant!
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NapoleonBlownapart wrote:
Walked in, saw plenty of copies of XO #1 right in the X section. They even different spots in the rack for the two different covers. I can't remember if XO had a spot on the coveted counter stand, but just being surrounded by all those X-Men comics should give it plenty of exposure anyways. Alphabetical ordering :clap:


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:33 pm 
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I had great experience also. I Want More Comics, Northglenn, CO. As soon as I walk in the store they immediately pull my comics. They had a copy of each cover. My aja cover was damaged. I read the reason in another thread. Hopefully they can get me another one.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:07 pm 
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
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Finally got to go to my LCS today! Let me first say that this is the only shop in the area, which is a suburb of Hartford! Which is a small city itself. So not a ton of traffic, but they always have a good selection of big 2 and indies.

I walk in and my eye goes right to the top shelf of the new releases. There, bagged and boarded already, is the Aja variant for $9.98! I was so psyched I completely glossed over the regular cover and pull box variant (I have those coming in the mail from DCBS) which were sitting right in the middle of the stand between all the DC and Marvel books.

I asked the guy there--nice guy who I have talked to before, doesn't seem to know much other than the mainstream books though--if they had the 1:50 variant. He said he wasn't sure if they got another variant or if it had sold already, but gave me the owners card and said to give him a call and ask. So he also wasn't sure how many books they ordered, but there were about a half dozen of each left on the shelf. There was also an empty space next to the Aja, so the QR may have sold already.

Next I went to buy a long box as I am in the process of moving my old collection out of my old bedroom closet at my parents house. As I walk over to the area they keep them, I see a box marked "Valient"...yes, with an "e". My eyes got big and the guy said they have had a lot of demand recently with the relaunch for the old issues so he moved them up front, but had another box in the back.

They had a ton of Acclaim XO, VH1 Turok and Bloodshot, almost every chapter of Unity and a handful of Pre-Unity books! I'd say over 150 issues, though some were repeats. Think i may have seen a gold Rai cover int here too if such a thing exists. All were cover price except for a few marked up issues. I didn't buy any yet because he said they are having a store wide sale on Saturday, so I am going back then to load up and pick up the FCBD issue while I am at it.

Cheers!

-Bugsy

Edit: if anyone has any requests, I would be happy to look and pick them up for you if they have it, just PM me.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:12 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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BugsySig wrote:
Think i may have seen a gold Rai cover int here too if such a thing exists.


Number 9. Number 9. Number 9....

Okay, no more Beatles references.


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:16 pm 
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
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jmatt wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
Think i may have seen a gold Rai cover int here too if such a thing exists.


Number 9. Number 9. Number 9....

Okay, no more Beatles references.


Hahaha...going to my homework before I go back in there Saturday. Gonna be elbows deep in Valiant back issues!

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:30 pm 
Mmm, I was drooling over Cooshie tonight.
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BugsySig wrote:
jmatt wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
Think i may have seen a gold Rai cover int here too if such a thing exists.


Number 9. Number 9. Number 9....

Okay, no more Beatles references.


Hahaha...going to my homework before I go back in there Saturday. Gonna be elbows deep in Valiant back issues!


It's the first issue of Rai and the Future Force.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 12:10 am 
donkey-shorts!..uhh i mean..danke schön!
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BugsySig wrote:
jmatt wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
Think i may have seen a gold Rai cover int here too if such a thing exists.


Number 9. Number 9. Number 9....

Okay, no more Beatles references.


Hahaha...going to my homework before I go back in there Saturday. Gonna be elbows deep in Valiant back issues!


keep an eye out for newsstands, shadow man vol.3, last issues, mmmmm that's all i can think of at the moment. those things you can pick up for cheep cause usually the store owners don't know their worth.


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:34 am 
Let's play a game I like to call "just the tip."
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Rufusharley wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
jmatt wrote:
BugsySig wrote:
Think i may have seen a gold Rai cover int here too if such a thing exists.


Number 9. Number 9. Number 9....

Okay, no more Beatles references.


Hahaha...going to my homework before I go back in there Saturday. Gonna be elbows deep in Valiant back issues!


keep an eye out for newsstands, shadow man vol.3, last issues, mmmmm that's all i can think of at the moment. those things you can pick up for cheep cause usually the store owners don't know their worth.


Personally I'm most interested in early Valiant (Unity, pre-Unity). I have a lot of the post-Unity #1s and #0s, as did most other 14 year olds at the time, but didnt follow-up much so I'd like to round out some of the early Bloodshot, EW and A&A I have too...but I'll take what I can get!

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