Yeah, I’m alerting you all to the fact that Virginia is in my neighborhood. So, yes, I’m based in the east coast…right now. And yes, I know today is Poem Day, but…I just got back from this Comicon, and I gotta tell you what went down.
I don’t know whether to start with pics or the things I bought or the people I met or if I should break it up into different posts. Where to begin…
Cool Things I Bought
Being the huge anime and manga fan I am, when I saw half off manga, I dove in and came out with Tropic of the Sea by the late (and, yes grate) Satoshi Kon (I love his movies Paprika and Millennium Actress – watch them, watch them now!).
I also bought…Bane #1 from DC Comics as part of The New 52. It’s a holographic cover…it’s quite cool, and I do like Bane. I’m not sure how new it is, but I may enjoy it…a lot. I can find pics or anything for this comic issue…*sad face*. Maybe next time. Boo!
The first thing I bought though was The Creeper: Welcome to Creepsville. I actually first stumbled upon this character by watching an episode of Batman The Brave and the Bold with my younger brother, and I’ve liked him ever since. So I can’t wait to read this.
Speaking of Batman The Brave and the Bold, I got the Showcase Presents Batman Team-Ups The Brave and the Bold Volume 1. Gosh, that felt like a lot to type (and silently say to myself as I typed). A lot of the stories in here are from the late 60s which is cool. And different, and I’m sure I’ll like it!
As for other stuff, a lot of it is indepently published comics, and drawings from local artists. A lot of the comics, I’ll have to read and review on here though, and I don’t want to spoil it for you. So…you’ll see those coming along soon enough!
I don’t know if you know, but my favorite alien species is the Predator, like ya know, from the movie, and I happened across this cutie here…
I couldn’t afford him, so I just took his picture, and I’ll pretend he’s with me.
People I Met
I met tons of great local artists and writers and publishers, and I loved them all, and if I could name them all, I would, but you’ll see a bunch for the stuff I bought, and I’m sure I’ll bring up some of the people I met in later posts. Like Katie Dillon who draws such marvelous things. I hope to see her soon, and get more artwork from her! I met the Joker and Harley, which was fun, and I got to meet and take a picture with Yaya Han! It was great, and she was so nice. I also met Rob Liefeld and he signed my X-Force #1 comic, and I watched him sign a guy’s leg cause his Deadpool tattoo was there. It was great!
Pictures I Took
Here are just a few people I took pictures of…and sometimes the light was a little uncooperative, but I’m no proffesional…sadly.
Well, that’s all for now. I’ll be back with more pics later on, and reviews of all the wonderful stuff I bought. But for now, I must run off to sleep! Good night!