Had a legit Comic-convention in town this week. Not just the barebones dealer show. There were tons of tables selling buttons and toys and posters and manga and prop batarangs. Finding the guys who were actually selling comics took some effort. Finding the guys who weren't A. Selling over priced slabbed books and/or high priced silver age stuff and B. weren't trying to unload their old boxes of Brigade, Bloodstrike, and other assorted dreck from the 90s speculator boom took more effort. In the end I hit up 5 different dealers. Here's what I got.Guy 1.
-- has boxes marked 20 for $5. Picked up 22 books.
Avengers Next 3,4. Just need 2 and 5.
Butcher Baker Righteous Maker 1,5. So apparently there's another character that has nothing to do with The Boys. Bought two issues of his series thinking I was finishing up the other. Lesson learned.
Blackwulf 10. Finished this short lived 90s Marvel series.
JSA Classified 26.
Legion of Super Heroes 82, 83.
Question 3-5, 16, 22, 36. Only five more to go from his 1987 series.
Spider-Man Unlimited 19. FINISHED the 90s series.
And 6 DC issues. Guy 2.
28 books at $1 each.
Amazing Spidey 1.3, 1.4. That miniseries posing as part of the regular series so completists will buy a mini they'd normally skip. Still need 5 and 6.
CW2 Choosing Sides 6, Gods of War 3, Ulysses 2, X-Men 4. All the CW2 tie ins I still needed in one swoop. Finished the Event.
Drax 9-11. The final 3 issues of his ongoing. Still need 3-8.
Hawkeye 5. The one I was missing. Pretty sure I got the right one this time. Finished.
Armor Wars 1. Variant cover.
Chewbacca 4. The issue I was missing. I think.
Starbrand and Nightmask 4,6. Still need issue 5.
Star-Lord 4-6. From the series that lasted 8 issues. As opposed the one that followed it that only lasted 7. Still need 7 and 8.
Venom Spaceknight 3, 10.
And 6 DC books. Guy 3.
8 books a dollar apiece.
Grendel Behold the Devil 8.
Lobo 1,3,26. 14 issues to go from his 90s ongoing.
Silver Surfer 3. Finished his '11 miniseries. Apart from his original '68 series and a oneshot, have every Surfer issue ever.
Thor God of Thunder 11,16. Seven issues to go from Jason Aaron's run.
Transformers/GIJoe Divided Front 1. First(and only) issue of an abrubted series when Dreamwave went out of business. Guy 4.
4 issues. Also a buck apiece.
A couple DC RetroActive issues. 90s Flash and 90s Green Lantern. Still need 2 Superman and 2 Wonder Woman issues and I'll be done.
Thor Heaven And Earth 4. Finished the mini.
And issue of Nu52 Flash. Guy 5.
This was the jackpot. Dollar each unless you bought 40 or more. I got 57 books for $28.
Capt Marvel 5, 7, 8. Just need issue 10 from her most recent, but not current series.
CW2 Ulysses 3. Finished.
Dr Strange/Sorcerors Supreme 2-4, 6, 7. Almost all caught up with Stranges ongoing companion title.
Fury War Gone By 1,2. FINISHED this MAX maxi series. Finally.
Nick Fury Agent of SHIELD 1-2. Looks like a reprint mini from 1983 of Steranko's original books.
IvsX 2-4. Just need 5 and 6.
Karnak 2-6. FINISHED the series for less than the price of one issue. Tada.
Punisher 9. FINISHED. From Edmonson's run. Last Punisher book i needed. Not counting his early ASM appearances, I. Have. Them. All.
Red Wolf 3,4. Finished this short lived series from last year.
Scarlet Witch 3-6, 11-15. Just 7-10.
Ultimate Spidey 4.
Wolverine Origins 28. FINISHED the Origins series. 18 Wolvies to go.
Classic X-Men 12.
Extraordinary X-Men 17-19. The IvsX crossover issues. I think that finishes that run, but I'll have to check if I'm missing any other issues.
And 17 DC books.
Including the few DCnu52 books I completed, I think I ended up finishing TWENTY runs today. Booyah. That was satisfying. And I only spent $72. Noice.
I also found the Walgreen's exclusive Namor Marvel Legends for $12.