Tuesday, February 13, 2018
DC comics buyout at Ollie's part 1
Before going, I was really curious to see how this Ollie's would compare to the one in Nashville (that experience can be read about here), and after going, I can say that they're pretty similar, although the one in Nashville is quite a bit bigger.
When I arrived on that fateful (too dramatic?) Saturday morning, I headed for the books section first (most people seem to do the same) and couldn't help but notice a giant table with stacks and stacks of what appeared to be mostly trade paperbacks. As I made my over to the table and started looking through every thing, I kept thinking how odd it was that they would have all these (ignorance is not bliss), especially since the Nashville location didn't have anything like this last summer.
Since I was going somewhere (see below) after Ollie's that day, and I was trying to get home by a certain time, I didn't look through everything quite as thoroughly as I should have, that being said, I still found some really great stuff.
It was only later that night, after doing some Googling, that I found out what's what... namely, that Ollie's had bought a huge (19 truckloads, according to their ad) inventory of DC books, which included graphic novels, omnibuses, TPB's, etc. And as per usual, I was probably the last person to find out about this once in a lifetime sale, which at this point has been going on for a little over a month now.
After finding out about the sale, I decided that if everything worked out alright, I would go to the Nashville location, as well as back to Cookeville for a more thorough searching the following Saturday, which I did, and all those goodies will be seen in part two. And if all goes well, I will be going to Knoxville for the first time in a couple of days, and wouldn't cha know it, they just happen to have an Ollie's as well, so I wouldn't rule out a part three.
Since I haven't read any of these books yet, I can't really provide too much commentary, so I'll just go with my standard VHS post format, which is to show the cover, and in case anyone sees something of interest, the synopsis on the back.
Since I was already there, I couldn't leave without perusing the toy aisles, and while they weren't very impressive at this Cookeville location, I still managed to find two things that had to come home with me:
After Ollie's, I went to a place called Mountain Top Comics and Collectables, which is also in Cookeville. I only found out about this shop recently, even though I've driven by it every time that I've gone to Nashville, and never had a clue that it was there. Since this post is getting a little long, I will provide a more in-depth review at some later date, but for now I will just show one of my two purchases (the other item is going to be a gift so it will remain unseen):
If you liked this post, you might also be in the next one, as it will feature the spoils from my trip to the Nashville Ollie's, as well as another stop at the Cookeville location the following weekend.
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