Premium Comic Book Day
We’ve been asked at a major “comic convention” in 2017, why we didn’t bring all our back issues for sale there.
The answer was simple. If we took every single stall at the convention, we would not have enough room to display all our books.
Alternate Worlds has over half a million back issues available from the early 1900’s onwards. These not only include US comics, but also British and Australian publications (including Phantom). Although everything is cataloged and filed, we obviously can’t re-alphabetize and index well over 2000 comic boxes, every time we get “new” back issues. This has meant that it has been awkward to let customers see may comic runs. We have been working on this problem and have pulled selected premium comics (Golden age, Silver age, key issue, popular titles, etc), from our inventory to create an easily accessible premium stock inventory.
Once per month (usually on the 4th Saturday), we will set up a back issue convention style stall in our store, where all these books will be on display and available for hands on examination and purchase. (All these items are available through our online store, but it is always nicer to see the actual item).
You can always ask to see any single book we have in stock at any convenient time, but the Comic Access Days are the only time you can see the range on display!
We have dedicated sections for:
Archie Books (including Archie Horror section)
Australian Comic Books
Australian Comic Magazines
Australian Women’s Mirror (1940’s Sunday Phantom)
Disney’s (Australian and US editions)
Golden Age (Not normally on display)
Horror (Inc. DC/Marvel)
Holographic cover Books
Magazine Comic Books (Inc. Marvel)
Marvel Australian Price Variants
Phantom (US and Australian publications)
Romance (Inc. DC/Marvel)
Signed Books (most with COA)
Silver Age (Not normally on display) and Premium Books
War (Inc. DC/Marvel)
Western (Inc. DC/Marvel)
Undergrounds (Comic and Magazine Sections)
Variant Cover Comics
New sections added for:
Heavy Metal Magazines
Treasury Editions (Australian and UK)
Treasury Editions (US)
UK Magazines (inc. Transformers UK)
The Premium Comic Collection selection is constantly expanding as we process more collections throughout the year.
The Premium Comic Stall Dates for 2020 are listed below, but the dates may change due to various conflicting circumstances as the year progresses, so please confirm the date closer to the actual event time.
Premium Stall Dates for 2021 on Saturday (Subject to change, please check regularly):
April 17th (Special Event)
October 23rd (Special Event)