Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! I am sorry an other movie coming out in 2014, but this movie is gonna be my movie of the year. This just might become my number one comic book movie of all time. My excitement and anticipation for this movie is astronomical, thank you Bryan Singer for coming back to the X-Men.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I didn't count but I think I got around 100 comic books, knock off quite a few items off my want list. When it comes to conventions I always update and bring my want & needs list, but I have to say this year about half the haul is comics that weren't on my list, but cool issues or mini-series that caught eye, and the best part of conventions I love the most; I paid no more then a dollar for most of these books, sure a few at $2 or $3, but at the most $5 for a great trade paperback. Here are some of the real highlight items I am real happy I found this year.
Cable #63, 73, 74, 76
Oh yeah, four issues of Cable off my list, now I just need one more issue and I have the complete run of Cable's first monthly series.
Death's Head II (1992 Mini-Series) #1-4
I will own every issue Death's Head II has appeared in, I have half of his monthly series, just need the other half and some one-shots to achieve that.
Machine Man (1984 Mini-Series) #1-4
I'm a huge fan of Aaron Stack a.k.a. X-51 a.k.a. Machine Man, so when I came across a mini-series I never seen before I quickly added to my buy pile.
New Avengers #54-64 and Finale
With these 12 issues I now with the complete run of New Avengers Vol. 1.
Onslaught Unleashed #1-4
Loved the the whole Onslaught event back in 1996 so I had to pick these up when I saw them. Just need the Onslaught Reborn mini-series that precedes this.
Punisher/Batman & Batman/Punisher
I have been looking for the Punisher/Batman book for a while now, the only time my favorite artist John Romita Jr. has ever drawn Batman. This was my star find of this expo, and was the most expensive I paid for a comic at $5.
Uncanny X-Men #508-510Knock three issues of my Uncanny X-Men need list, and right where I left off.
What If... #47
SCORE! Finally got part 2 of the only 2-part What If story that start in #46 with "What If Cable Destroyed The X-Men?".
Wolverine and The X-Men #4-19Didn't jump in to Wolverine and the X-Men during Regenesis instead got caught up and stayed with Uncanny X-Men and X-Men, so now I'm playing catch up with Wolverine and The X-Men.
Wolverine: Weapon X #1-6
Already had five issues, so with these six now I only need five more and I have the complete run. Love that I got four variant covers, especially that awesome #1 variant cover by Adam Kubert.
X-Men: Schism #1-5
All five issues, all with the original first printing covers. The only way I wanted this mini-series, didn't want to have a mix of 2nd printing and variant covers.
X-Men Vs. Avengers #1-4
Before Avengers Vs. X-Men there was X-Men Vs. Avengers in 1987. This was a real surprise find, and I am amazed at the condition these four issues are in for a 26 year old comic, I'm talking brand spanking new like they just came off the printing line.
Batman #452-454 "Dark Knight, Dark City"
Great three issue story I've been looking for, with covers by Mike Mignola, and a connection to Grant Morrison's death and return of Batman epic.
Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search fo Swamp Thing #1-3
Swamp Thing and John Constantine return to the DCU proper after Brightest Day just before the New 52 reboot. Now I just need to get Brightest Day Vol.3 hardcover so I can read these.
Final Crisis: Revelation #1-5
Loved the Final Crisis event which actually got me in to buying current DC Comics with the death of Batman in the main Final Crsis mini-series. Definitely gonna try and get all the other Final Crisis mini-series and one-shots. Great story to have if your a Batwoman fan like I am.
Signed Neal Adams Art Print
It was a great honor to meet artist and writer Neal Adams. He had a wide array of art prints to choose from to sign, I went with the pencil sketch of Batman being shot at from Adams' Batman: Odyssey maxi-series.
Signed Peter Nguyen X-Men and Batgirl Art Prints
Can almost not believe I meet Peter Nguyen an artist whose Tumblr I follow. I highly recommend checking out his Tumblr, he is a phenomenal artist. Got the X-Men print for myself and my girlfriend picked out the Batgirl for herself.
This convention I decided to hit Artist Alley and actually get artist and writers signatures, so I brought my He-Man and The Masters of The Universe #1 to get signed by Philip Tan and my Red Hood and The Outlaws #1 to get signed by the writer, artist, and colorist, did get it signed by artist Kenneth Rocafort and colorist Blond, but sadly I didn't get writer Scott Lobdell's signature, he already left for the day when I got to his table.
Bishoujo Harley Quinn Statue
My girlfriend is a huge Harley Quinn fan, and this recently released collectible was on her wishlist of Harley wants, so we were both glad to find it for a great price at the expo.