Sunday, June 17, 2018
Comic Haul 6/9 - Superman Celebration 2018
Two Saturdays ago I attended the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. That's right, two Saturdays ago. This comic haul feature is unfortunately going up a bit late. I got some good things, though!
This was the second time I have attended the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL. I didn't have as much invested in it this year as I did last year because, if you'll recall, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti were there. This year the biggest draw was Alex Saviuk, who I intended on having sign one of my Web of Spider-Man comics, but the line was too long and he appeared to be doing sketches for people, so I didn't attempt to get his signature.
This year I did not attend with my good friend Dan Brown [Twitter | Blog] because he was actually working the comic convention part of the show along with Mike Noe from Campus Comics. I did, however, attend with my friend Trenton who I met at Campus Comics. I was mainly interested in the comic convention part of the celebration so I could pick up some nice books and try to find some more boxed Toy Biz Marvel Super Heroes action figures.
So let's take a look at what I came home with!
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Now that I own this, I own the first appearance of Carol Danvers, the first appearance of Ms. Marvel in her red outfit, the first appearance of Ms. Marvel in her modified red outfit, the first appearance of Ms. Marvel in her black outfit, the first appearance of Binary, the first appearance of Warbird, and the first appearance of Carol Danvers as Captain Marvel.
last haul article. The only thing left for this is to get the first issue of X-Factor and it will complete the set. Good thing it doesn't cost much.
I picked up these four figures. The Punisher and Daredevil were some of the earliest figures I had, with Punisher being in the initial four I was given for Christmas in 1990. I talked about that a bit in this article. There were many more figures there that I needed, but... money. I hope to find more at the ToyMan Show next month.
I'm leaving the old price tags on them because that adds to the nostalgia.
Crash Comics in Paducah, KY. This is a very good shop and I recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
The first thing I picked up was this Catwoman comic. Last year I bought 13 Catwoman comics from the store, so I went back for more but it was pretty much wiped out other than this one book. There were a few more from later in the run, but I didn't want to have the first 15 or so issues and then jump ahead to the 60s.
The cover art is pretty, uh... bad.
*I've been told it's not by someone I consider to the the authority on Batman, so... guess I just have this now!
I haven't really found a lot of hologram or foil covers lately. I kind of don't know where to look at this point. I wish there was a website that just showed gimmick covers from the 90s and I could go from there. Maybe there is.
These books were super hard to come by in my area, but they seem to be readily available online for very little. You'd think they'd cost a fortune considering how uncommon they are. I don't think they're too popular, though.
This is the first appearance of Shanna the She-Devil. This was a very affordable key issue (as key as the first appearance of Shanna can be, at least) so I thought it would be a good addition to my collection. I know nothing about this character. I just thought I should have this comic because...
Apparently, and I didn't know this until literally just now, this character is named Miss Masque and she's from 1946. I had no idea the character had been around for so long.
And that was my haul from the Superman Celebration and Crash Comics! I had a good time and I'm looking forward to next year. There are only two events left this year before the summer convention season comes to a close, so that's a little sad.
I should say that this will be the last comic haul article for a while. In two weeks I will be unemployed, so the money I get between now and then will be put aside because I'm not sure how long it will be before I find work. Probably don't need to spend $3 here and $5 there on comics, you know. I'll still post things when I can, just not hauls.
Until then, guys.