The Haul: Big Lick Comic Con Edition


Because it was nearby – and because it’s my birthday – today I swung by Big Lick Comic Con NOVA for a bit.

I didn’t stay too long, as I didn’t have a lot of money to spend, the non-comics guests weren’t a draw for me – which is in no way a slight to them – and there weren’t that many comics guests.

I also didn’t take a lot of pictures because that’s just how I am.

I did manage to spend some money. So let’s see what I got.

First off, I got some things signed by Walter Simonson and Louise Simonson.

Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans, Thor by Walter Simonson vol. 1, Ragnarok HC 1, Manhunter by Archie Goodwin and Walter Simonson
Superman: The Man of Steel

I also got a sketch of Beta Ray Bill from Walter Simonson:

Everyone’s favorite space horse

Along with the signatures, I got the great memory of getting to meet Walt and Weezi and also got my picture taken with them:

Also scored a signature from Christopher Priest:

Superman: Lost #1B

I didn’t see Jeff Parker there, so, sadly, I didn’t get anything signed by him.

And now for the stuff I bought (note that I made donations to the Hero Initiative in gratitude for the signatures)

First up, I’ve gotten that much closer to completing my run of Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane:

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #3-5

The seller also had a copy of #2, but not at a price I was willing to pay for the condition. Still, I remain just two issues away from a complete run.

I picked up a bunch of Superman vol. 1 to fill in some of the gaps I have in my lazy quest to have a run that starts from my birth to the end of the series.

Superman vol. 1 #377, 380-387

I gave a little more money to Hero Initiative and did a bit more Warlord gap-filling, and picked up the Marvel Two-in-One just because it’s a classic.

Warlord vol. 1 #129 and Marvel Two-in-One #86

And finally, I grabbed this just because it looked neat.

The Fade Out Magazine Replica Edition

I also bumped into Brad and Lisa from Comic Book Couples Counseling, finally getting to meet them in real life after knowing them online for a while.

Lisa scored some Lois Lane back issues, too.

And that was my brief – but pricey – day at the con. There was more to see if you have more of a focus beyond comics than I do, but while I didn’t stay long, and won’t be stopping in for the second day tomorrow, it was nice to get out and be around like-minded people for a bit.

I’ll close things out with a few of the random, not-very-good photos I did take while I was there.

Comic Logic? Hey, I know those guys!

Born and raised in the sparsely populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jon Maki developed an enduring love for comics at an early age.

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