Monthly Archives: December 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy 2017 from Sterling Silver Comics to all of our customers, and we look forward to providing you lots of great comic books over the coming year!

We’re closed Sunday, but we’ll back Monday at noon!

New comics for December 28th, 2016!


It’s the last shipment of new comics for the year, but there’s lots of good stuff heading your way to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday! The final issue of Civil War II! The pentultimate installment of Dark Knight III! New #1s for Hulk (featuring the She-Hulk!) and Rocket Raccoon! And plenty more…just look at the widget below!

And if there’s anything else you’re looking for, we’ll be happy to special order it for you! Thanks, and see you at the shop!












New comics for December 21st, 2016!

If you’re dreaming of a comic Christmas this year, then stop on in for this week’s new batch of books coming to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday!

And as always, if you’re looking for something we don’t have, or that Santa didn’t bring you, feel free to place a special order with us! Thanks, and see you at the shop!









New comics for December 14th, 2016!


New comics are coming to Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday, and here’s a peek at what you can find on our shelves that day!

And as always, we’ll be happy to special order anything you can’t find! See you at the shop! (Also, a important notice…due to personal business, I won’t be in the shop for most of this Thursday…but we will still be open regular hours of 11 AM – 7 PM, and Ralph of Ralph’s Comic Corner will be manning the counter! Come in and say hello if you can!)

House of Secrets #141 (August/September 1976).

So here’s a back issue of particular interest to me, Mike, the guy what runs Sterling Silver Comics who also happens to be a huge fan of the comic book character Swamp Thing. Issue #140, the issue just previous to the one pictured above, featured what was supposed to be the first part of an ongoing serial starring the Patchwork Man, a misunderstood Frankenstein’s Monster-ish menace spinning out of the early issues of the original Swamp Thing series. I bought my own copy of that issue, a few decades back, but was never able to track down a copy of #141…I was never even able to confirm that there was a Patchwork Man story in #141, as the price guide didn’t mention it, and there was no World Wide Web at the time were I could further research the matter.

In the intervening years I did discover that the Patchwork Man only had his one installment that was published in the United States, and it turns out the second part intended for the following issue only saw print in a foreign release (that, alas, I have not yet acquired).

Anyway, back to the issue above…there was a four-month publishing gap between issues #140 and #141, during which apparently some editorial decisions were made and it was decided not to continue on with ol’ Patchie’s adventures. What we got instead were a couple of stand-alone horror stories, including one written by Batman’s co-creator Bill Finger…who actually had died a couple of years prior to this comic’s release, so this story had been sitting around a while.

This is the first copy of this comic I’d ever encountered, after all these years of being curious about it even after learning about its unfortunate lack of Swamp Thing-related content. I’m glad I finally got to see it in person!

Mad Magazines…back in stock!

You demanded them, I finally got ’em…a new selection of Mad Magazines, dating from the ’60s to the ’00s, including some extra-sized specials! Also mixed into the batch are issues of Cracked and Crazy! If you’re in need of a laugh, Sterling Silver Comics is the place to go! …Wait, maybe I should phrase that differently…!

New comics for December 7th, 2016!


It’s time for Christmas shopping…comics Christmas shopping, that is, so drop by Sterling Silver Comics this Wednesday for a huge batch of new comics to choose from!

And as always, if you need special orders, especially for gifts, come on in and we’ll see what we can get you! See you at the shop!













More old comics in stock!

Just acquired: lots of Justice League of America and Flash from the ’60s and ’70s, the 1970s Shazam! run, some war books, some horror comics, a lot of the original Marvel Graphic Novels from the ’80s, a whole bunch of ’70s Marvel magazines, and more! Drop by the shop and check out what we’ve got in!