Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Comic Haul 6/24
Had a very light week. I didn't get paid until the end of the week, so the comics I ordered online were fairly sparse. However, halfway though writing this I realized I didn't post anything I got last week! Oops!
Anyway, I'll probably end up buying the rest of the comics from this series, because...
Campus Comics. I already had the fourth issue on my wall in a frame, so I only need one issue to complete the set. Unbeknownst to me when I decided to buy all of these, issue #14 is the first appearance of the current Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan. This issue alone ran me quite a bit ($60, I think it was) so fortunately I had a decent amount of credit at the shop to take the brunt of the cost. The whole run here ended up costing me $40 after I exhausted all my credit.
my aforementioned vague interest in the Nth Man, Rom is one of those weird characters that I have a history with for some reason.
As a kid I had a few Rom comics, and later I remember seeing a Rom toy in Toyfare Magazine once that really captured my interest. I can't really explain why I latched on to this character, because even to this day I know nothing about him.
This is the first appearance of Rom, from what I gather. I keep seeing it at conventions for exorbitant prices, so I went ahead and ordered this copy online for around $12. Is it as fabulous as the cover declares? Unlikely. But the kid me would have been elated to have this.
My Comic Shop or cost a little more than I'm looking to spend at the moment. I basically bought these to thin out my wishlist and fill in gaps in my collection.
I do love these things. I think I mention that every time I buy some.
I've actually acquired quite a bit of DC stuff lately, which is not like me. Usually I'm 100% Marvel with a little indie nostalgia, but over the past few weeks I have bought a decent amount of DC stuff.
I guess I don't really have much to say about this one. Power Girl, though!
There's a second part to the story in this comic that appears in Marvel Two-in-One Annual #2. It's on my wishlist for sure, but the condition it's available in at the moment is a bit lacking. One day I'll pick it up, just not right now.
Crash Comics after attending the Superman Celebration I found a few Danger Girl comics. I ordered the missing issues on My Comic Shop and in my haste I forgot to order issue #1! Actually, now that I think about it, I didn't mention that week's comic haul at all. Well, I guess this is a two-in-one haul! Here we go.
This is one of those books that was always talked about and featured in Wizard Magazine. I have never read any of them, but it seems interesting enough. I assembled the entire run fairly cheap, which is always a plus!
Originally I was going to get all the Jim Balent issues, but that would put me at buying 70+ issues. That's a little more than I want to invest in, I'm afraid.
Even still, had I owned this when I went to the Superman Celebration I wouldn't have had her sign it. I made up my mind before going that two books was enough to get signed, and Harley Quinn and Power Girl are more important to me than T&A nostalgia.
Twitter | Deviantart] cover Street Fighter vs Darkstalkers comics as well. Two down, two to go! I actually just got an e-mail notification earlier from My Comic Shop that the third issue has been released, so next time I order comics I'll get that one, too.
Todd McFarlane did the cover, and that means it's on my wishlist! He just did the cover to this and not the internal art. If I was a kid and bought this I would have been disappointed to discover that.
I have a pretty nice Todd McFarlane collection going at the moment. Always loved his art.
I bought these issues to fill in some gaps in my collection. It's odd; in all my visits to comic conventions and shops this summer, I very seldom find any Marvel Tales comics. If I do, they're always missing the same issues, too. I guess I'll just have to buy the rest of the ones I need online.
And that wraps up this week! Not sure if I'll have one next week or not since I haven't ordered anything and I don't have anything waiting on me at my local shop. Coming up on July 9th is the ToyMan Show in St. Louis, MO. I'm hoping to get the remaining Star Wars Power of the Force figures I need there. Plans are to visit some comic shops while in the area as well, so I'll definitely have an article after that!