Announcement Welcome to RubberSuit Studios, where we sell key, hard to find, and high condition comic books, vintage toys, role playing games, books, records, and other vintage geekery. Browse to your hearts content. We are always picking, if there is something you are looking for, we may be able to help, I have a lot more inventory that what is posted here. Feel free to contact us anytime.
Welcome to RubberSuit Studios, where we sell key, hard to find, and high condition comic books, vintage toys, role playing games, books, records, and other vintage geekery. Browse to your hearts content. We are always picking, if there is something you are looking for, we may be able to help, I have a lot more inventory that what is posted here. Feel free to contact us anytime.
- All 851
- Platinum Age Comic Books 2
- Golden Age Comic Books 36
- Silver Age Comic Books 141
- Bronze Age Comics Books 350
- Copper Age Comics Books 132
- Modern Age Comics Books 58
- Mixed Comic Book Lots 7
- Books & Magazines 45
- Vintage Toys 38
- Vintage Records 23
- Role Playing Games 6
- Board Games 2
- Ephemera & Collectibles 9
Melissa C on Jan 15, 2017
Item shipped quickly and is in wonderful condition!
Your one stop shop for Vintage Geekery!
Looking for a high condition hard to find comic? Missing your old school Role Playing Game books and items? Missing that toy from your youth?
RubberSuit Studios specializes in finding, picking, and selling vintage geekery. Our main inventory is comic books, but we also have toys, home decor items, games, and cosplay items.
We specialize in key copper, bronze, and silver age comics (1960 - 1990), and are constantly buying and selling. We look for high condition comics, comics that will get high CGC grades, key and historical comics, and constantly monitor sales to get try and get you the most accurate price.
We have in stock a range from Platinum to Modern age comics. We also have more in inventory, that what we have listed here on Etsy, so if there is something you are looking for, please contact us, we might have it, or be able to get it.
Comic books are fragile antiques, and should be handled correctly and be there for generations to come. We bag, board, and properly store all our comics once we get them, in a smoke free, and climate controlled environment. We handle and ship our items with the utmost care and protection
I am a freelance artist, picker, and I run a very large disability program and part of a larger non profit that specializes in underserved, and marginal populations
Find RubbersuitStudios at the following upcoming markets!
NorthEast Comic Con, Spring Con
The Hanover Mall, 1775 Washington St
NorthEast Comic Con is having it's first Comic Con in Hanover MA. Comics, Games, Fun, and Family. Great event for the kids.
Boston Comic Con
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St
10 year anniversary, New Large Venue, come to one of the biggest Comic Cons in New England. Comics, Cosplay, Celebs and More!
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Returns & exchanges
- To communicate with you about your order
- To fulfill your order
- For legal reasons (like paying taxes)
Frequently asked questions
How do you Grade your items?
I have been grading comics for 20+ years. I grade them based on industry standard grading criteria. I also understand grading can be subjective. If you have a issue with anything I have graded, please contact me, I guarantee my condition grades, and yes, even I miss things on occasion.
There are a lot of sellers out there who have no clue how to grade, and won't stand behind their grades like I do. IF there is a descrepancy between my grade and what you get sent, contact me. I 100% guarantee my products.
Do you take offers?
I will consider all REASONABLE offers. That being said, some items are more open to offers than others.
I after order an item, how long until you ship?
I ship all items, next USPS business day, 99% of the time. The only exception would be for extreme weather circumstances, or I am away at a Comic Con. If you need me to ship on a different day, please contact me.
VAT, Import and Shipping Fees, and Taxes
Sales do not iclude Import Taxes, VAT, or anything like that at the time of purchase. Because all countries import laws are different, it is left up to the buyer to know what their own laws and fees are.
Additionally if arrange different shipping method than my standard shipping method of the US Post Office they could be fees associated on delivery, which are also the responsibility of the purchaser.
In addition Massachusetts Sales Taxes apply to customers purchasing from my shop. You in luck though, comic books are not taxed by the State of Massachusetts. Any other item beyond comic, I am eat the sales tax.
Can I reserve an item?
Yes, I reserve items for 7 days. I will send you a reminder on the 5th day, that the reserve will soon be up.
How are your items shipped?
All my items are shipped, taking the utmost care to protect them from damage. I also insure items over a certain $ value.
For comic books, all comics I ship are sent in a NEW comic book bag, with a NEW comic book backer board, in addition comics over $35 are sent in a mylar sleeve. Comics are packaged between stiff pieces of card board, and shipped in a poly bubble bag. High value comics, or multiples of more than 6 might be boxed.
At check out you will have a choice of how to ship, based on what you are shipping and it's size/weight. Media Mail shipping is only available for books and records. It is against postal regulations to ship comic books media mail. I am willing to research other shipping options based on request.
Do you have more comics than what you have listed here?
Yes, I have approximately 20,000 in storage, all eras. Because of the way Etsy fees work, it is not worth my time to post comics under $4 here. But you can contact me with requests, and I can set up special orders via Etsy for that. I especially have long runs of Late Bronze to Copper Age Comics (1980 to the late 1980's)
How do you determine your prices?
I determine my prices based on what comics have been selling for for that past 6 months. I mainly use the Comic GPA Analysis (http://comics.gpanalysis.com) for a price guide but I also monitor sales and auctions at site dedicated to selling comic books.
I review my prices every business quarter and make price adjustments (up or down) accordingly.
Do you do local pick-up/delivery?
Yes, I am willing to do local pick-up/delivery. Delivery could have a extra charge, I am willing to deliver in the Southeastern MA and Providence RI area. Please contact us prior to purchase if you are interested in this.
Are the images I see of the comic the actual comic I am going to get?
Yes, unlike a lot of sites, we do high quality cover scans of every comic we have for sale, and DO NOT touch them up in photoshop nor change their size. This allows you see most of the condition issues (If you hit "ZOOM" under the pic, you will get a blow up of the image) and get the true color of the comic. We only scan the front and back covers, because generally that is where most of the condition issues with a comic are. I some cases, if there are interior issues, we will photo those issues.
As always, if you want extra images of a comic, just ask. As a reminder, colors can be seen slightly different between different monitors and mobile devices.