At this very moment my man in Florida, Big Wang, is using his vast internet connections in Japan to bid on my behalf for the 1983 issue of WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP — issue #41 to be precise — that features the first installment of the manga classic HOKUTO NO KEN, better known to readers of this site as FIST OF THE NORTH STAR, one of my favorite comics of all time.
The issue that launched the most ultra-violent superhero strip on record.
If I win the bid it'll be my Christmas gift to myself. I'm not willing to spend as much on this as I did on my first edition hardcover of MANDINGO, but we'll see if it even gets close to that price. Wish me luck!