Wednesday, June 5, 2019

50 Cent Comics – Avengers #255

I've been attending MegaCon in Orlando since 1999. Mostly I go for the panels but I'll usually pick up at least one thing in the show room as a souvenir before I go home. Often, I look for cheap comics. This year I found an especially good deal as someone was trying to unload everything they had left at 50 cents each or even cheaper if you wanted a whole long box full. Obviously there's not going to be mint copies of key issues here but it's fun to grab a bunch of old comics to flip through and read. Especially at less than the 35 year old cover price.

First up is issue number #255 of avengers from May 1985. You can tell a comic book's age by its cover price. 65 cents is slightly before my time as the first ones I remember buying were 75 cents.

Anyway, some of the story elements in this issue will be familiar to those who know the Avengers only from the MCU. Vision is turning himself in after nearly destroying the world by taking over the world's computers and Captain Marvel is off to investigate the derelict ship of Thanos but runs into some opposition when she gets there. Captain Marvel has gone through iterations and this iteration is somewhat different than the Captain Marvel you may be familiar with in the movies.

Of course it's also fun to go back and look at the ads. Bonkers was a popular 1980s candy I remember liking. I don't know exactly when you stopped being able to find it in stores...

Did anyone every win these prizes or cash (from selling stuff I think) that used to be advertised in every comic book for about 40 years?

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