Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Speedy, do we have to have another "discussion"?

Speedy, this is strike two. First, you doodle in the sand while a super villain tries to impale me with a spear, and now this!

Oh Speedy, its no wonder you got yourself addicted to heroin the moment you were out of adult supervision.

Panels from World's Finest #50, page 18. Image courtesy of Comics Make No Sense.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Return from Hiatus: Con Repot: Atlanta Comic Convention

Hey guys, hiatus over! I find myself with a bit more free time these days, so the Arrowcave is back!

Every 3 or 4 months, Atlanta hosts the Atlanta Comic Convention. Its a small con, only the ballroom at a hotel, but there are usually deals a plenty to go around. I got a ton of stuff, so let's get started!

Firestorm: Just a few issues this time. The Fury of Firestorm 30,33, 63, 65, 85, 88, and 89 found their way into my bag.

Namor: Filled in some more of my Namor collection, with Namor vol. 2 34, 46, and annual 1.

ROM Spaceknight: More ROM! Issues 19, 28, and 74

Moon Knight: Issues 19 (twice, sigh) and 21 of Marc Spector, Moon Knight.

Legion of Superheroes: Issues 269, 275, 300, 310, and annual 2 of the original series. Also issue 51 of Legionaires, post reboot.

Vigilante: I found almost every issue of the 80's Baxter paper run of Vigilante out of a quarter bin. I now own issues 2-13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, 27-50 and annual 2. That's almost the entire series! I've heard great things about this series, ad now I can see for myself.

For some comedy, I also picked up a few issues of 'Mazing Man. Specifically issues 1-9 and the special.

To fill in some of my Mike Grell collection we turn to the Book Nook, a used bookstore near the con. There, in the 50 cent bin, I found most of the second Jon Sable: Freelance run. I got issues 1-4, 6, 8-17, and 20-22.

Aquaman: Just one ish this time, issue 8 of the 91 series.

I also picked up a few random issues of Green Lantern, Alpha Flight, Avengers, Secret Society of Super Villains, Ambush Bug, and finally, the last issue of the Beta Ray Bill Stormbreaker miniseries.

Good times, good times! I also got to hang out with my friend Scott Gardner of the Two True Freaks podcast. Its always nice to attend the con with a friend!

EDIT TO ADD: I forgot something! I also found Essential volumes for 4 dollars! I ended up with Essential Fantastic Four vol. 1-3, Essential Marvel Two-In-One vol. 2 and Essential Amazing Spider-Man vol 7. Wooo!