So in the last few weeks, I’ve been able to buy a ton of comics. Yes, I really do think it’s a real 2,000-pound dead wieght of comics. Here’s the rundown as best as I can remember.
- Detective Comics 586 (Ratcatcher appearance)
- Runaways Vol. 3 Trade (An amazingly appealing series)
- ROM 56, 59, 60, 66, 68, 70 (I probably have collected about 60% of the entire ROM series through the back-issue bargain bin.)
- Justice League Unlimited 45 (continues the “Justice League” cartoon)
- Justice League: The New Frontier Special (I gotta rent that movie soon!)
- Dracula: The Graphic Novel (Cover price: 10.99, purchase price 1.99 — I’m always interested in the classics!)
- Birds of Prey 107 (Cat-Man appearance)
- Sheena: The Trail of Mapinguari (Devil’s Due has done a great job on this series)
- Action Comics 835, 842-843 (Livewire comes to the DCU from the DC Animated Universe)
- Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures Vol. 2 Trade (Hey, I liked the movie and the cartoon series)
- Adventure Comics 468, 471 (Starring Plastic Man and Starman)
- Superman 63 (guest starring Aquaman)
- Aquaman 1 (1989 version, it intrigues me because as far as I know, it’s a retelling of his story that didn’t become official.)
- Aquaman Archives Vol. 1 Trade (I’ve been thinking about Aquaman a lot lately)
- Essential Marvel Horror Vol. 1 (Oodles of odd Marvel comic stories)
- The Flash 286 (First appearance of the Rainbow Raider)
- El Diablo 13, 15 (Art by Mike Parobeck, and might I say El Diablo has a totally cool crime-fighting uniform!)
- Superman 109 (Got it cheap)
- St. George: A Shadowline Saga 1-2 (Always wanted to read those)
- Superman 337 (Featuring a Terra-Man appearance)
- Superman 370 (where he battles Chemo, the walking chemical vat!)
- Hero Squared 4 (Missed the issue when it first came out. Damn funny stuff)
- Heroes for Hired Vol. 1 Trade (The line up intrigues me).
- The Book of Genesis (A comic version of the Bible)
- The Book of Mark (More of the same)
- Nova 5-8 (Part of the Annihilation series)
- Annihilation Saga (More of that event)
- Heralds of Galactus 1 (More of Annihilation)
- Starlord 1-3 (Still more Annihilation)
- Quasar 1-4 (The new version, and yes, more Annihilation)
- Superman 2 (Byrne, Love that “digitized cover)
- Superman 14 (Byrne, with Green Lantern)
- Superman Adventures 4
- Adventures of Superman 426
- Action Comics 481-483 (Parts 1-3 of the Supermobile Debut)
- The Mighty Thor 47/549 (With a cool Gray Gargoyle cover)
- Nth Man 12 (I really liked this series as a kid, but never finished collecting it)
- Ms Mystic 17 (Deathwatch 2000 x-over)
- Cyberrad 3
- Fantastic Four 245 (long missing from my collection!)
- Captain America 238 (Cover blurb: Beware the Hawk Riders!)
- Captain America 318 (Blue Streak appearance! He’s a roller-skating supervillian. How can you not want that?)
- Starlord 1 (Marvel 1996, not the recent one)
- Anarky 2-6
- Gravity 1 (Loved him in Beyond!)
- Doom Patrol 1-2, 6, 10, 12 (1987 version, pre-Vertigo)
- Blue Devil 16
- Peter Parker, TSS-M 47 (Prowler appearance)
- Amazing Spider-Man 207 (Mesmero)
- Marvel Two-in-One 64 (Stingray and Aquarian)
- Starriors 1-3 (A toy-line comic, I already have No. 4)
- Secret Origins 37 (Doctor Light, Legion of Substitute Heroes!)
- Justice League Europe 1 (For my daughter — It’s got Wonder Woman)
- DC vs. Marvel (One issue, not sure which. Again, for my daughter.)
Now, like I said, this list is, sadly, non-inclusive. I know I’ve gotten a few more that have already been read and filed away.
And the cost? Well, this was spread over about one and a half-months, and many of them cost me less than 50 cents apiece. Most of the rest were purchased at half-price or less, so really we’re talking about maybe $150 in total.
But most of all, I think this really proves that I love comics. Anything in comic book form appeals to me.
In fact, just yesterday, I was at Borders Books & Music when I spotted the Disney Comics: The Classic Collection for $5.99. The hefty hardcover collects a bunch of 1940s-era comics based on Disney movies, such as Bambi, Dumbo and Snow White.
… And, at that price, I had to have it.
Because I love comics. I just do.