After doing the deal for the Marvel Star Wars comics, Marvel sent me a bundle of the 1st issue. Most of the STAR WARS samples I received, I put into storage. Locked the door on the storage room, walked away, went on to work on my next project. Stuff sat in storage for years. Ended up having 3 large storage rooms in Los Angeles. The first one was on Pico Blvd., in the Westside, because I was working at MGM. Then I needed a 2nd storage and got one in central LA, around my office in Korea Town. The last one I rented was on Figueroa, in Highland Park. You can see how with the passage of time, my new storage rooms moved east because renting a new space in the Westside became more and more expensive. By the time I was filling my 3rd storage room, I was practically in East LA :)
I've heard people end up picking up some great stuff because they buy out storage rooms... right, it's a TV show -- Storage Wars??? Anyway, I always made sure I paid my storage rent on time. Didn't know what was in there, but the idea of someone going through the detritus of my life didn't seem right. I'm meandering. I was going to show you the bundle of Marvel comics. Bumpy decided we had to get rid of stuff and listed the bundle on ebay. then, after putting the listing up, she talked to someone and found out the whole deal on selling comics. She had thought it would be great to keep the whole bundle together, but found out breaking them up and grading them would net more cash. And Bumpy likes cash. grin emoticon When she pulled the listing, some buyers were really angry. This was the lot we were thinking of using to create a Star Wars Comic creators fund with Hero Initiative. Didn't work out, but we still have the comics.