First things first, silversabrewolf. My pal, Wee John, has a nice collection of ACG titles, so I asked him about selling. Unfortunately, he doesn't want to part with them, and anyway he's in Central Scotland, so it might cost a bit in postage to get the comics to you. Keep looking. Stuff does turn up and if it turns up in the U.K., there's a better chance it'll turn up for you in the USA. (If that's where you are)
I'm glad misappear has brought this up, as I agree with a lot of what he says. When I go to a back issue dealer in his shop or at a mart, or, for that matter, search on ebay - other sites are available - and buy a copyright comic, no-one profits apart from the dealer, who can make a pile on some back issues, and that's fine as that's how the system works. But the point is that the creators and publishers get sfa.
Were I to buy a disc from a dealer on-line, or at a mart or con, with that same comic in digital format, no-one apart from the dealer makes any money from the transaction. But that latter transaction is completely illegal.
When I download an old, still copyright comic from one of the volunteer sites where the scanning and hosting is done for the love of the form, it's still illegal, even though no-one at all makes any profit from the download.
Curious to read opinions on this.
As for cons. Well, this is where I disagree with misappear. I'm actually going to be at a mini con in Edinburgh in a couple of weeks - special guest, Rachael Stott, artist on Doctor Who - The School of Death (Twelfth Doc. and Clara) and other tasty comics. This one is free entry but I'd be happy to fork out a couple of quid to get in as it's also a social occasion where I'll meet some friends and bump into some folk, punters and pros, that I only see at marts and cons. A lot of the time we'll spend in the cafe chatting about comics. And you never know, there might be a dealer with something that tickles my fancy.