Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Unbridled Capitalism: Super Bowl Saturday!
This past weekend was the Super Bowl, but seeing as Carolina decided not to show up for their playoff game several weeks ago (*razafrazzing Delhomme razafrazza*), to me it was more of an excuse to buy comic books! Because not only did we have the Borderlands Big Annual Sale -- always filled with plenty of 4 Color Goodness -- but we also were treated to a Super Bowl weekend edition of Greenville Comic Con! So, I, along with Adama from Dispatches From The Arrowcave and potential Legion of Super-Heroes recruit "Korean Kid" (AKA our non-blogger friend Joe) headed out into the flood to stock up on comics!
Iron Man -- Not much this time out. I'm starting to hit my price ceiling on some of the earlier ones I still need, while hunting for ones here and there can get tedious if you don't have a dealer with a full run. Still, I was able to add v.1:no.154 (featuring the Unicorn), as well as Marvel Team-Up #72, featuring Shellhead and Webhead teaming up.
Hawkman -- The Winged Wonder had a few apperances in my haul this time out, as I picked up v.2:no.10, as well as v.4:no.1, 4-6. I also found Power Of The Atom #4, guest-starring Hawkman and Hawkgirl. While not directly staring Hawkman, I did also pick up the collection of Countdown to Adventure, which does flesh out some more cosmis stuff which he had to deal with in Rann-Thanagar Holy War.
Flash -- The Scarlet Speedster(s) did much better than those two on this particular day. Blame it on Flash being substantially more popular I guess! From the first volume I found #235, 258-259, 272-273, 279-280, 288, 332-333, 38-39, 342-343, 347-348. I also picked up #33 and #41 from the second series, as well as 100 Page Super Spectacular #22, featuring various Flashes doing things ostensibly at a rapid speed.
Power Man (& Iron Fist) -- Got a few more from this series, which is slowly but surely coming together. I found #58, 70, 78, and 107, half of which, oddly, guest star El Aquila. I also got Marvel Team-Up # 75 (featuring our favorite Hero for Hire) and #126 (featuring Cage teaming up with the Son Of Satan of all people!).
Robocop -- The Marvel licensed comic which has no right to be nearly as good as it is accounted for two more comics, #11 and #19.
Wonder Man -- Coming across a large "vein" of Simon Williams comic books in one long box was enough inspiration to start to collect one of my favorite Avenger's solo title. I had a few issues already, but these really dig a good job, adding #2-3, 5-6, 13-16, and 18-21 of the eponymous title. I also got Wondy's first solo feature in Marvel Premiere #55, along with a one-shot Special, and a turn in Marvel Team-Up in #78. Another Marvel to collect, woo!
Furry Underpants Crowd -- On the Marvel side, I got Kull v.3:no.5 and v.3:no.9. And over on the DC side, I found Warlord #23, 111, and 121. Surprisingly, no Arak, Son Of Thunder this time out!
Weird Comics -- A varied bunch, as is appropriate! That classic Weird War Tales offered up a pair, in the form of #55 and #111 (featuring both the GI Robot AND Creature Commandos!). Also purchased were Secrets of the Haunted House #11 and #16, Unexpected #168, Where Monsters Dwell #35, Strange Tales #174, and Crypt of Shadows #18.
Random Stuff -- There was a nice variety of random finds which I was more than happy to check out. A pair of What If? (#15, #45), another Marvel Team-Up (#89, with Nightcrawler), a Marvel Two-In-One (#81, with the Sub-Mariner!), DC Sampler #3, Our Fighting Forces #152 (Jack Kirby's Losers!), Justice League of America Annual #2 (Detroooooooooooooit Justice League!), normalman #4, and #10-11 (bought entirely so I can someday maybe get them signed by Valentino), Fury of Firestorm #20, the DC version of The Phantom #1, and Forever People v.2:no.1. Whew!
All in all one heck of a haul! Surely this can keep me satiated until HeroesCon in June? Right? Right... ?