If anyone gets a chance to go to this, please let me know. I was asked to shout out about it, which is what I am doing. Even though it is too far away for me to be able to attend...
Comic Book Sale of Awesomeness returns to the glee of collectors and fans alike
Penney’s House of Awesomeness is hosting a one-day super sale with vintage comic books and graphic novels up for grabs.
CANBERRA, 15 October 2018 – Canberra comic book and pop culture store, Penney’s House of Awesomeness at Gungahlin Village is throwing their second annual Comic Book Sale of Awesomeness this Saturday, 21st October.
With an impressive and eclectic range of comic books and graphic novels from the 1960’s to now, fans can get their hands on these unique pieces of history. There are around 30,000 comics for sale, with 30-50% off almost all of them.
Owner and collector, James Penney, says, “The highlight of last year was setting up for our first sale, and seeing buyers drive all the way from Sydney and Newcastle. We’ve got lots going on throughout the day, with displays of extremely rare first appearances and giveaways for the kids,”
Enthusiasts will be blown away by the opportunity to see (but not purchase) rare Mega Key comics including first editions of Avengers, Green Lantern, Justice League of America, Ironman, X-Men and Hero for Hire in the flesh. There’s also first editions of Incredible Hulk and Fantastic Four (the first appearance for these characters) and Incredible Hulk #181 – the first full appearance of Wolverine.
Mr Penney has been collecting for over 30 years before deciding to sell vintage comics 18 months ago. He said, “We have investment grade books with tonnes of first appearances so you can see where the real pop culture started.
You’ll be able to see some amazing books.”
Shoppers can also snap up bargains with 20% off board games, 20% off POP! Vinyls (with the exception of Gold dot POP!, which will be 10% off) and a massive 50% off Pokémon boxes and tins.
The nostalgia doesn’t end with the impressive array of vintage collectables, as an old-fashioned jellybean jar guessing competition will see one punter go home with a $100 store voucher (and, of course, an impressive amount of jellybeans).
Customers are invited to dress up for the event, with an exclusive POP! Vinyl from Toys R Us up for grabs for the shopper deemed best dressed.
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Comicoz is Nat Karmichael's publishing imprint. Nat is committed to preserving a permanent collection of Australian comic and comic strips. He feels that there is a need to recognise comics' contribution to and depiction of Australian culture.
Since 2011, Nat has self-published over twelve comic-related books and was Publisher-Editor of
Oi Oi Oi! -- the last series of nationally-distributed comic books of original stories to appear on Australian newsstands. He is a member of the Australian Cartoonists Association and edited the Association's journal Inkspot for 14 issues from late 2015. For numerous years he was the Lead Judge in the Ledger of Honour Awards for the Comic Arts Awards of Australia (formerly the Ledgers). These days Nat dreams of retiring from his occupation as a Clinical Nurse in the Psychiatric Emergency Centre in Queensland's largest public hospital, so that he can spend more time with his long-suffering wife and their six children and fourteen grandchildren. And perhaps publish some more comic-related books.
Comicoz acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay respects to elders, past, present, and emerging, and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.
Australian Publications since 1976:
1 x Poster
19 x comics (one a co-production with Cyclone Comics in 1988/9, one a co-production with Cowtown Comics in 2022)
2 x Paperback books
10 x Hardcover books