Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Unbridled Capitalism: Greenville Comic Con (10/24)
This past weekend, Greenville played host to one of their two comic book shows, Greenville Comic Con, in the "ballroom" over at the Quality Inn. You can't beat spending a couple of hours on a Saturday buying comics!
Iron Man: I'm still hitting that "price wall" on my Shellhead collection, but I was able to pick up one, #107.
Hawkman: Most of the Hawkman stuff I am looking for at this point is hard to find in most cheaper bins, so not too much here. I did get JSA: Classified #22 featuring the Winged Wonder, plus he also shows up in...
All-Star Squadron: ... specifically, #8-9. I got these for the simple fact that this is the place to find the unpublished sixth issue of Steel: The Indestructible Man! I have a sneaking suspicion that once I get into this, I might start collecting this title, which is a slipperly slope.
Avengers: The Assemblers were pretty well represented, as I got #211-213, 217, and 221 -- including Hank Pym going crazy and slapping Jan, wooo.
Robocop: I slowly but surely am finishing up my Marvel Robocop run, a series which I will tell anyone who listens that is better than it has any right to be. I added #20-22, leaving me with just #23 to finish up!
Black Lightning: Everyone's favorite electrically-charged hero made a decent showing as well, as I got v.2:no.6, 8, 11, and 13.
Other Stuff: Some neat-o random stuff was out there for those willing to look. I was able to pull up Terror, Inc.: Apocalypse Soon 1-4 for four dollars. Not apiece, but all told! Woo! I also bought Crisis on Multiple Earths v.1 for 6 bucks from a guy with too many trades priced at $6.00 a pop. Also, I snagged a little plastic Hawkman toy in the style of an Army Men toy!
All told, a successful excursion in capitalism. I like these smaller shows for the fact that I can escape without too much damage to my wallet, but it is becoming more and more evident that I am going to have to start spending more to track down some of the stuff I am searching for. But that, friends, is another story.