It's one of my hobbies. And at this last WonderCon, I got quite a haul. So here they are!
This could be my favorite one of the bunch. And unlike many comics, this actually happens inside!
I'm pretty sure this was also the plot of a Bugs Bunny cartoon.
I bought this because the bad guy looked like he had tattoos, but it was a pawn shop stamp! Who pawns their comics! And who'd stamp it, thereby ruining the collectability?!
I think the bad guy looked a little cooler on the cover.
We're looking for people who like to draw...
Not the greatest comic inside, but this cover is amazing.
It's not quite clear inside--is the gun FOR the dinosaur, like he can keep it? Or is it to shoot the dinosaur? Anyway, the writer L. Sprague De Camp wrote a lot of Conan books, and also created that great adventurer--Thongor!
SUPER BALD! (actually, I think that's Lex)
SUPER PIMP SLAP! Seriously, a one-finger pimp slap! How rad is that?
all new Love and Romance! At one point, comic book publishers tried to get girls to read their comics with limited success. Although the stories were usually retardo, the art was far more experimental.
Believe it or not kids, there was a time where this guy did not look gay to people.
Like I said, the panel layouts were really wild, and not like what you'd see it male comics.
Meanwhile, Superman is transforming into a used car salesman with cheap suit. Or 70s porno star.
Whatever con I go to, I try to pick up some old Jack Kirby stuff. His two page spreads were, and still are, the best ever drawn. I mean, look at this shit! You can click on it to make it bigger.
Haha, remember when Superman got mad and his balls blew off?!
Inside there's some mixed messages about hitting women.
Or when he lost his head?! I really feel like DC comic editors just made this shit to fuck with little kid's minds.
GIANT-SIZED MAN THING! GIANT-SIZED MAN THING! I'm pretty sure I've made this joke on this blog about a dozen times.
The main comic wasn't that great, but it had GOOM! The Monster From Planet X inside! Who could possibly argue with GOOM!
I'm a big fan of oddball failed heroes. The Fly, The Torpedo, there's just something fascinating about a hero that anybody could see was doomed from the get go, yet they made a comic book about him. Like the Pirhana here.
Probably doesn't help when the bad guy is equally retarded. In almost every panel BRAINSTORM (the thinking man's villain) is in, he has the words "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" on his head.
Speaking of failed heroes, I doubt many will remember The Jigsaw Man. It's not a good sign when the copy on the cover tells you "not to laugh" at the hero.
Haha! Now THIS is a cover! I'd put this in my top ten best comic book covers ever!
Weird War Tales splash pages don't disappoint.
The actual story wasn't half bad, either.
This comic wasn't very good, but the cover really grabbed me for some reason. I have been in love with several super-powered satanic women.
Ha! What a cover!
The Teen Titans fight the killer robot, Honey Bun! I actually skimmed the comic, and could not find any reason as for the robot's crazy name. Inside joke? Strange forgetten slang? Or just usual Tean Titans stupidity?
Never got into the Tean Titans. For obvious reasons.
Apparently, at some point Marvel started experimenting with using real photos on their covers. I'm not super picky, but Spiderman in mom jeans does not do it for me.
Was there any comic more consitatnly nanners than Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen?
In this issue Perry White sends Jimmy undercover to expose the wrong doings of the hippy movement.
And as usual, things get out of hand quickly! Not going to ruin the end, but let's just say, Superman punches all of their heads off and they die.
But not before Jimmy turns into the Jolly Green Giant.
And here's an indie comic! I always try to buy a couple of these, because believe it or not, there was a time when I dreamed of being a comic artist! But I sucked, and it took forever, and it was a thankless endevour. But still, when I see someone going for it, I give MAXIMUM SUPPORT! HIs comic was pretty funny, too!
I bought many of these from the nice people at Geoffrey's Comics. These guys were really cool, and laughed at most of my super dumb drunk guy jokes. And their comics were reasonable, and they gave me deals. Always makes me happy to buy from people who really love comics don't mind a drunky rifling through their boxes and jibber jabbering the whole time.
And that's what I bought at WonderCorn 2013!