Finally! A real comic haul article! Today I attended Cape Comic Con in Cape Girardeau, MO., and I bought some things. Please read on to see what I got!
Summer convention season is upon us, and it comes in with a thunderous roar with Cape Comic Con, the biggest and best comic convention I attend all year hands down. Guests this year included actor Lou Ferrigno, actor Reb Brown, comic artist Mike Zeck, comic writer Steven Grant, professional wrestler Tommy Dreamer, and professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Dan Severn.
|My friend Mike Noe setting up his table.|
The main room where the convention is typically held was full of everyone who wasn't a comic vendor. So that's where the vendors were who were selling things like art prints, Funko Pop! figures, replica role playing swords, handmade arts and crafts, and... coffee. This room was crowded as well, and there were several places around the perimeter where walking through it was a chore. I think instead of having the comic vendors off on their own in a room they should have had some of the other vendors who weren't selling comics in there. It is a comic convention, after all. Do we really need the people selling ashtrays with the Decepticon logo on them in the main room? No. No, we don't.
As always, my friend Mike Noe, owner of my fabulous local comic shop Campus Comics was there. We got to talk to him a bit but not as much as we could have had he been in a more accessible area. I actually wasn't sure where he was at first when we got there, but we located him relatively quickly. Mike was also kind enough to hold on to my stuff when my hands got too full from buying things!
So maybe I should go ahead and get into what those things were!
my favorite covers of Amazing Spider-Man. I can't really tell you anything about how limited the book is because I can't find anything about it online! The art and coloring is very striking on this cover, much like Spider-Gwen's costume itself. I really like the pink tiled 001 in the background instead of the 300 like on the source material. This comic set me back $25 and got me in the spirit to buy more.
My Comic Shop in this condition.
Web of Spider-Man #32 is one of the most iconic Spider-Man covers ever, in my opinion. If I could only get one thing signed by him, it would have been that. Secret Wars I just took because I had two copies of it and it's a moderately important book to me. When I first got into comics, Secret Wars was kind of this mythological series no one had.
recently I bought the entire run of Harley's Little Black Book. Well, variant covers are a thing, so I bought this J. Scott Campbell variant cover of #1. According to My Comic Shop, I overpaid for it by a little bit, but I'm not too worried about it. The price I got the Uncanny X-Men #201 for offsets that. I really like J. Scott Campbell's art, and any piece he does is usually quite desirable.
my history with comic books, I briefly mentioned these Marvel Super Heroes action figures from Toy Biz. Previously at Cape Con, I had seen these figures all over the place. This year, however, I only saw these two, a bent up Daredevil, and two Invisible Woman figures. I snapped these up, as this is my current "I'm trying to buy them all" thing like last year was with Star Wars. I already have the suction cup hands Spider-Man, the spider tracer Spider-Man, Annihilus, and a Hulk in a bent up card I still have from my youth. Only... too many to go!
my favorite game from this generation NieR: Automata! NieR is listed as #3 in that link, but I wrote that before I finished the game. It's #1 now for sure. Anyway, if you want to learn more about this incredible artist, check out her website and her DeviantArt page. She had so much art and it spanned from comics to games to movies. There were binders full of her art and you just told her which ones you wanted and she'd set them aside for you. There was no worry that she'd run out of a particular piece, either; she had boxes and boxes of prints behind the booth. She definitely had it together.
And that's my haul from Cape Con 2018! It was a great day all around. I hope I'm able to continue going to comic conventions this summer even though my future is in question. Cape is usually the first of many cons. I hope that still holds true this year. I really don't want to miss any of the good times.