I've had a decent week or two of hauls here. Well, decent might not be the right word. Decent would mean that I actually got a lot of good stuff. No, that probably won't start until comic convention season in a few months. Until then, you get comic haul entries like this one here.
This comic haul ended up being a lot longer than I was expecting. At first I didn't know if I would have enough to fill a whole article. It would seem that concern was unwarranted.
I really need to pick up the few issues of this series I don't own that predate these Cho variants.
As has been the case with the past two of these statues I've bought, the final product doesn't quite look like the product shown on the box. The head on the statue looks longer than the head on the box, and the clear red diamond in her hand doesn't look as good, either. Regardless of that, I do like the statue. Seems like I'm doing a bit of complaining in this comic haul and I don't mean to.
I should mention that I would have bought this statue last week, but it arrived at the shop defective. The peg on her foot wouldn't fit into the base and her right ankle was snapped. DC Collectibles has been losing a bit of their quality control, it would seem.
My Comic Shop earlier in the week. I believe this is the first issue of her series that appeared from Dynamite Entertainment. She has had many different series from Dynamite, but I mean to say is I think this is the first one they did. There is a #0 issue, but this seems to be considered the real first issue. I don't know what happened in #0 that makes it a $1 book and this one a $10 book.
I felt like I should own this.
Amanda Conner art. It's based off of her art from the first issue of the Black Tower mini series, which is what I used as the pano image for this article. I should probably pick that book up to go with my statue.
I really don't know anything about the character Red Sonja. I have looked into her history a bit, but I'm largely ignorant when it comes to her. I just liked the statue and I'm on board with almost anything Amanda Conner does.
Magic: The Gathering. Well, from that same time period I also used to have cards from this set of Spider-Man trading cards. I don't think I had the entire set, but I found a seller on Amazon who was selling the entire set for very cheap.
Todd McFarlane Spider-Man cards I used to have. I never thought I'd be able to find these again, because they weren't common even back in the day. I'm actually not sure where I originally got them. They might have been a Christmas present one year. I know I didn't get packs of it. I was given the entire set all at once.
Jim Lee. I'm always in the market for 90s Jim Lee X-Men stuff, so this was a definite buy. Super cheap, too. A random issue of 90s X-Factor isn't going to cost much, you know.
I guess I'm always in the market for anything Jim Lee. I think his art is really great. His X-Men stuff is very nostalgic to me.
When Image Comics first started they had a tendency to do like five issues of a series and then start over with a new number one rather than continue on. It would usually take some time for a series at Image to get an ongoing. Not Image, but Lady Death comics do that, too. I think I talked about that a little in the last comic haul.
Wizard magazines lately, and I've been looking at the climate of comics from the time period. Back then, there was a super popular trope called "bad girl comics," which were female characters who were assassins, vampires, demons, or all of the above. I grabbed these because I had never heard of any of them before, but they all fit the mold. I'm actually trying to put together a little mini collection of bad girl comics. They're just so 90s. A sign of the times, indeed.
Most of the art from comics like these are pretty terrible. Irredeemably bad in some cases. I was actually surprised at the art quality in Chastity. I was also surprised at the art quality in Warrior Nun Areala, but not for the same reasons.
It's fun to see things I forgot about, too. Because I used to read this magazine all the time back then. There would be things that I would see and think, "Man, I wish I had that." Now I can have pretty much everything I see in them.
And that's all! I'm really looking forward to the spring and summer comic conventions. It's a lot of fun to see what all you can find at them. Better stuff than what I featured in this comic haul, that's for sure. I think the first one I go to is late April, so that's really not too far off.
Until next time, friends.