Thursday, June 26, 2008

After Action Report: HeroesCon, Part 4: Acquisitions

After Action Report: Heroescon, Part 4: Acquisitions

Seriously guys, how did I end up with this many comics? I must have 200 new books to read through after last weekend. In fact, its taken me this long just to catalog everything!


Here's what I got:

Doctor Strange: Strange Tales vol. 1: 131, 138, 141, 142, 152
Marvel Premiere Starring Doctor Strange: 4, 7, 11, 12
Doctor Strange vol. 2: 14, 33, 73 (completing my run, finally!)

Defenders: 3, 30, 62, 78, Annual 1

Amethyst: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16 of the brief ongoing

What If?: 40 (What if Doctor Strange had not become Sorcerer Supreme)

Namor, The Sub-Mariner: 46, 57, 58, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72. Vol. 2: 24

Jemm, Son of Saturn: 3, 6, 7

The Nam: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 82

Blue Devil: 7, 8, 9, 11, 22, 31

Strikeforce: Morituri: 7, 9, 10, 24, 25, 26

New comer, ROM: SpaceKnight: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 27, 36, 39, 40, 45, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68 (whew!)

Firestorm: Hot damn, I went on a Ronnie Raymond buying spree. I got issues 1, 3, 4, 11, 12-16, 18-21, 23-28, 35-44, 46-47, 55, 56, 58, 61, 64, 67, 68-71, 80, 81, 87, and Annuals 2 and 3.

And then we come to the random stuff that always seems ot pop up at cons like this. I found a $2 bin that had a bunch of Fourth World stuff, and of course I couldn't resist. I netted New Gods 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 11; and Mister Miracle 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, and 25. Who doesn't love some Jack Kirby awesomeness? Communists, that's who.

I also found the 2 issues of Marvel Spotlight starring Star Lord. Since I dig Star Lord in the new Annihilation books from Marvel, I decided to pick them up.

And finally, we have the kookiest of my acquisitions, the first two issues of Prez! That's right, the story of the teenage President, his Vice-President mom, and his Native American caricature of a head of the FBI! How can you not be entertained by that?

Some collected editions that made it into my hands: Essential Iron Man vol. 1, Essential OHOTMU vol. 1, and Essential Spider Man vol. 1, all for 5 bucks. Showcase Presents: Challengers of the Unknown, vol. 1 for half price, and Ultimate Spiderman vol. 2 for $2.

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Alrighty, now we get to the meat of my purchases: those related to Green Arrow! Now, you've already seen the art I picked up, but now well go over the comics.

Firstly, I spent a good deal of the convention asking around for Green Lantern/Green Arrow 84 and 87, the only two I'm missing from that run. Unfortunately, no one had 87, but I did find a really nice copy of 84 for a very reasonable price.

Next, Luke and I found a really, really awesome booth with a metric ass ton of Bronze Age dollar bins. In it, I found a bunch of World's Finest 100 Page Dollar Comics, starring Green Arrow and Black Canary, among others. I picked up 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 252, 253, and 257. Blogging material, ahoy!

Finally, I found several issues of the 80's series by Mike Grell, specifically issues 39, 58, and Anuual 5. I found a good number of booths with that series in stock, but unfortunately I forgot my list on Saturday, and I didn't want to risk wasting a ton of money.

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You know, the odd thing about this con is that while I got a TON of comics, I really didn't spend all that much money. Most of my purchases were out of $1, $.50, and $.25 bins. I was especially impressed by the MASSIVE amount of Bronze Age books that one booth had. I could have spent my entire budget there with no problem!


PS: Oh, and all of this is in addition to the ENTIRE LONGBOX full of JLA, Wonder Woman, and various other titles I got for free from a friend of mine on the CGS forums. I have reading materials for MONTHS!





3 comments:

Ant-Man said...

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just wanted to let you know that there is finally a ant-man blog!
so come on down and get some information about ant-man news!!
maybe you could provide a link on your blog?
i would do the same for you.
thnxs

Ant-Man said...

srry i forogt about the link
the-ant-man.blogspot.com

Adama said...

sure thing, its already done.