Dollar Bin Digging 38




Marvel Tales #223-239

This was a sneaky little cover run by Todd McFarlane that you can usually find in the Dollar Bins. Sure these are just reprint books, but until I can afford the originals these will have to do.

I am featuring #236 because this is the one I found in a dollar bin just this morning. So you can grab these issues for those early Spidey stories for cheap, and they have awesome McFarlane cover art as well. Win, Win.

Plus a good bit of this run features the X-Men. The Todd-father on the X-men isn’t something we got a lot of, so these issues are must haves for McFarlane collectors. And they can be found for a buck. But what’s crazy is that if you can find 9.8’s of these dollar books, they go for good $$$. Check it out below.

Recent High Sales Data:

CGC 9.8 of #236 – $242.50 on 5/4/19
Raw of #236 – $0.99 on 5/28/19


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The Ren & Stimpy Show #6

So this is just a random book I sometime find in the dollar bins and I can’t help grabbing it when I do.

Ren & Stimpy used to be a thing. Before Rick & Morty and even before Family Guy, this was the edgy animation show everyone loved. My personal favorite would have to be Archer, but that’s neither here nor there.

Anyway, it’s The Amazing Spider-Man vs. Powered Toast man after all. This epic clash of titans can only found here. Sure it’s silly, but who couldn’t use a little silly in their life every once and awhile?

Recent High Sales Data:

CGC 9.8 – $49.99 on 3/31/19
Raw – $2.85 on 5/25/19
Typical Covrprice Sale – $3.45


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So until next time, while you are out there digging, remember…

“It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard… is what makes it great.” – Jimmy Dugan




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  • theHallofComics

    That Ren & Stimpy Show #6 is also the first Spider-Man story written by Dan Slott.

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    That Marvel Tales McFarlane is super hard to find in decent shape. I have been trying to complete a run for ages and most often than not the comics of that run are in pretty rough shape.

    And you are right when you say those issues are reprinted stories but the covers are original and never have been reprinted. And they are great covers!!

    McFarlane completists should be all over that run.

    • Peter Renna

      Yeah and I see them all the time in dollar boxes. I pause because I never take the time to make a list and I usually hate buying doubles. But given the prices on the high grades I guess I will just grab them all from now on barring any major flaws. 🤘🤓🤘

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      It’s kind of bizarre that none of the McFarlane collections have included them; there are so many and Marvel often includes reprint covers in trades now.

      Also, I’m not sure how many issues have new content, but there are Marvel Tales issues with new back-ups, done for when reprinting 18-pagers from the mid-70s.

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    CGC 9.8 of #236 – $242.50 on 5/4/19
    Raw of #236 – $0.99 on 5/28/19
    How silly is this?
    a fool and his money are soon parted.

    • Peter Renna

      Very true. But there are only 5 CGC 9.8’s in the census, and those are the only ones trading above $200. 9.6’s and below are only $30-$40 slabs. So it’s 9.8 or bust

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    The McFarlane Marvel Tales are original previously unpublished artwork created for the reprint series, which to me sort of makes it no different than today’s marketplace of variant covers by Campbell, Artgerm, Hughes, etc whose covers grace insignificant irrelevant comic book stories and most buyers seek them just for the cover art. With that, the prejudice towards the reprint stigma and status should be minimized when you consider it’s prime McFarlane artwork.

  • NickeGz

    Your speaking my language

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