Friday, May 13, 2016
Tomorrow, the Lilac City Comicon! Which I think has changed location every year lately, but is at the convention center this time around. Been a dog's age since I've been there, hopefully I remember where it is!
The odds of getting any of the above issues, let alone a bingo, are somewhat slim; especially since I'm not in the market for high-end super-glossy Mint/Near Mint collectibles. I just want a mess of comics to read on the cheap. Some of these comics are probably rare enough to be expensive, while others are obscure enough to be rare. It's not a "collector's item" if nobody wants it, but that doesn't make it easy to find, then.
Out of the above issues, like eight or nine of them are related to comics we've already blogged--for example, we glanced at the latter three issues of America vs. the Justice Society about four years back. Three 80-pagers are pictured; I believe all three are the last 80-pagers of their respective series. Three would be replacing books I have or had, in formats that won't fit in my scanner! (One of those three books would be specifically for the back-up feature, which wasn't reprinted in another issue!)
Two of the books pictured are last issues--three if you count the limited series of reprints Morbius Revisited--but I probably could've gotten an entire bingo card out of last issues. Hmm, let's see!
Some of these are purely pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking. Conan the Barbarian #275 and Savage Sword of Conan #235, I wouldn't bet on finding a copy of those at any price. Several like Ghost Rider #93 probably had print runs that were just dire. Well, relatively speaking. (And there was supposed to be a Ghost Rider #94, which wouldn't appear for several years!)
Anyhow, wish me luck, and have a good weekend!