The number one reason to go to a comic book show is for the comics! Big surprise right? There are millions of comic books at Heroes Convention. For a newbie getting that first glimpse at all the booths as you come into the room is pretty overwhelming. To this day I still get excited as I enter the convention center.
Dealers come from all over the country to sell their fine collections. Some booths are like you’ve just walked into a museum with ultra rare collectable comics lined up across the back of their booth like wallpaper. Other booths have stacks of long boxes bursting with books for just a buck! Sometimes you can find them for 50 cents. That’s really bargain considering comics cost $3.00 dollars a book now.
For the past few years I’ve been hooked pretty hard on old humor comics. Just about anything with yellow pages with a Walter Lance character I’m all over. It’s all Duane’s fault for bringing back a stack that he found for a dollar each. So now I sit a $20 back just for buying as many as cheap as I can get them. I never read them as a kid so I love to flip thru copies of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Hot Stuff, Spooky, Casper, Looney Toons or Disney comics.
Sometimes I’ll make a list of back issues I’m looking for but usually there is enough new things that my money is allocated before I enter the room. Here’s a couple of things I’m for sure picking up.
Sky Scrappers of the Midwest Hardback signed by Josh Cotter
Freddie and Me signed by Mike Dawson
Muppets mini & Fred The Clown mini by Roger Landgridge
The Claws Come out by Pat Lewis
Crustacean Frustration by Rob Ullman
Owly a time to be brave signed by Andy Runton
Superior Showcase #3 signed by all 3 creators (with a little help from Pitzer)
Sundays antho #1 #2
Afrodisiac #1 mini-comic by Jim Rugg
And a few other things that I can’t think of right now but I’ll know when I see them.
The convention starts tomorrow and I hope I talked a few of you into going. Call a buddy and ask them to do a day trip with you. Come by my booth and repeat the 8 reason list to me and I’ll give you something special.
I’ll be at Booth 510 in Indie Island on Saturday and Sunday. Hope I see you there.