Visited a bookstore today. Ended up buying around 150 comics for $80.00. Have decided to keep 40 of them. Donated 35 to charity. And I am using the others as readers for the next several weeks. The titles ranged from Batman, Detective Comics, Green Hornet, Superman, Justice League, Avengers, Archie (there were several boxes of these but I ended up just buying a handful of them), etc. Also included were some one-shots and graphic novels.
Just pulled the trigger on 2 LB Cole covers that I'd been looking at for a bit. This one, Intimate Secrets Of Romance #2 doesn't come up often and this copy had been on ebay for a while. I don't like the crease, but now I'll own the 2-issue run and I'll keep an eye out for a better copy.
In an effort to complete my Top Love run, I had to have this one. Seller says it's only a 2.0, but looks 10x better than that. For $20 and free shipping I'll take a chance. Here's my new Top Love Stories #12:
"There's not much of a difference between a stadium full of cheering fans and an angry crowd screaming abuse at you. They're both just making a lot of noise. How you take it is up to you. Convince yourself they're cheering for you. You do that, and some day, they will. And that's how Sue Cs it."- Sue Sylvester, "Glee"
This arrived via mail today. And it is awesome.
Off The Beaten Panel - Not your usual comics blog!
It really is, Kirby's 2001 series, that is. You can really see how deeply he responded to the Kubrick's science fiction film masterpiece. In a way, this highlights the difference between Kirby and Stan Lee as comics creators: I can't see Stan Lee ever being moved and inspired by 2001 the way Kirby was: I think there would have been too little of the kind of personality-driven human interaction he was drawn to and that he liked to write himself; whereas it obviously struck a deep chord with Kirby, as the Treasury adaptation and series clearly show.
"Crucifiction? Good. Out the door, line on the left, one cross each." Michael Palin in "Life of Brian"
Went to SuperMegaFest today. It was kind of a cluster, but I still had a good time. I got signatures from Neal Adams, Jose Delbo, Paul Ryan and Hannibal King. I also picked up a few comics at nice prices, even though there weren't many dealers on hand. My haul:
Lois Lane #106
Which set me back $10. Totally worth it. Classic cover and story and finding a reasonably priced copy of this issue was becoming a major pain in my butt.
And for $4 each I got the following:
Lois Lane #74, 85, 87, 88, 91, 110
Superman #189, 194, 196, 198 (all checkerboard issues!)
Crime Does Not Pay #89 (Golden Age classic! dirt cheap! hurray!)
For $1 each:
Strikeforce: Morituri: Electric Undertow 1-4
Dr. Strange #63
Strange Tales #177 (featuring the Golem)
Archie and the History of Electronics
Sgt. Rock #339
Brave and the Bold #131 (Wonder Woman!)
1st Issue Special #12 (1st Mikaal Starman!)