Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pittsburgh Comicon 2008

Just returned from Pittsburgh Comicon 2008 with a pretty decent haul. I sticked to the $1 comics and half price trade paperbacks. Here's what I got (and why).

DC Bizarro anthology: DC Characters through the eyes of indie darlings like Evan Dorkin, Chip Kidd, and Tony Millionaire. Sweet cover by Matt Groening, too. It was only ten bucks.

Dirty Pair: Run From The Future: Adam Warren draws chaos better than just about anyone. Eight bucks.

Power and Glory by Howard Chaykin. Not sure what it's about but I got all four parts for a buck a piece. It's Howard Chaykin, so that's a steal.

Shanna The She Devil-Page after page of Frank Cho cheesecake. Very pulpy.

Kick-Ass #1 and #2-This is one of those new titles that keeps me hopeful about the comic book medium. A real life superhero that fails and fails, but keeps coming back for another beating. I've loved John Romita Jr's art since the Hearts of Darkness thing he did years ago. Mark Millar (Marvel's Civil War) does a good job at script, though the dialogue is awkward at times. I recommend this title highly, anyway.

Transformer's Spotlight: Hot Rod: He's my favorite transformer and this was a dollar.

Comicons are great.

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