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Thursday May 12th, 2016, 9:18am


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After Free Comic Book Day savings, fans are getting the chance to buy a piece of history.

Villainsbeastro, located at 256 Pelissier Street will house the second annual RGC Realms Nerd Auction, where several collectables are up for grabs. Taking place from 7pm to 9:30pm on Saturday, The CG Realm, located at 1311 Tecumseh Road East and Rogues Gallery Comics, located at 327 Chatham Street West will have 20 rare comic book, toy and game items to bid on. Making things more exciting however, some surprise items will be unveiled closer to the event.

Making a triumphant return from last year, Windsor’s caped superhero The Auctioneer will usher in the night’s festivities. Available comics include first appearances by Black Panther, Deadpool, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Thunderbird and Harley Quinn’s comic book debut. With many of these characters making the jump to film, issue values are sure to increase.

Despite this, one item stands out due to a local connection.

“There’s a very special piece from [David and Meredith Finch] that we’re going to auction off Through the police department,” said Rogues Gallery owner, Shawn Cousineau. “They have a kids charity that they run, so we’re going to try and make them a couple of bucks from this book that’s probably a $1,000 comic.”

Aside from the auction itself, The CG Realm and Rogues Gallery will be selling geek-related merchandise before and afterwards: The latter has six short boxes of comics premiering — 90% being historically significant. Many hot collectables will be available for table-top games as well.

Last year’s auction drew 60 people and organizers are hoping the number will increase. Looking to help more charities in the future, Cousineau has witnessed first-hand how much fun it is for people attending.

“Everybody was laughing and having a ball,” he said about last year’s event. “We had little paddles with different superhero symbols on them so everyone could bid with those. Someone had Hydra and every time he bid we’d go, ‘hail hydra!’ So it was a lot of fun.”

Anyone looking to make a purchase is asked to use cash only. Those under 19-years-old must also leave the event by 9pm.

Any further information can be found on the event’s facebook page.

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