NY Comic-Con ’08: Finding the Good Stuff

It certainly didn’t take me long to lighten my wallet at the NY Comic-Con (and pics are comic soon; I’ve got loads of photos to upload, so check back on the photos section soon). I ducked out of work a little early on Friday, and made my way to the Javitz Center by 4:30. By 6 o’clock, I’d already spent about $100 on comics! For me, that’s a [i]lot[/i]. But in all fairness, I knew what I wanted to buy, so it was easy to find what I wanted, and the prices were so good, I couldn’t say no.

ButIt certainly didn’t take me long to lighten my wallet at the NY Comic-Con (and pics are comic soon; I’ve got loads of photos to upload, so check back on the photos section soon). I ducked out of work a little early on Friday, and made my way to the Javitz Center by 4:30. By 6 o’clock, I’d already spent about $100 on comics! For me, that’s a [i]lot[/i]. But in all fairness, I knew what I wanted to buy, so it was easy to find what I wanted, and the prices were so good, I couldn’t say no.

But since Comic-Con isn’t totally about comics, I picked up a few extra goodies. The core of my haul was comics, indeed, snatching my trade paperbacks (for you non-comics readers, a trade paperback is a collection of individual comic books bound into a softcover collection), but I also picked up an unexpected gift for myself.

To give a sense of what Comic-Con is like, just think of any trade show, with numerous aisles. Along every aisle are booths, and those booths are either comicbook creators selling their books (not too many of those any more, as the booth are very expensive) or comicbook shop owners who are selling some of their stock. And then there’s a few specialty booths, like vendors who sell t-shirts, toys (comic-book statues and action figures; things like that), and, of course, DVDs.

And in a $5 dollar box, I picked up the cartoon of my all-time favorite Dr. Seuss story–The Lorax. I know it’s a little bit dark for Dr. Suess, but for whatever reason, I always connected with the Lorax, so when I saw that sucker on sale, I snatched it up.

I spent the rest of Friday night hanging out with partners-in-crime Rich Henn and Jim Chambers, and I’ll have more on that over the next few days.

But this blog is just about the joy of walking the floor at big comicbook show, thumbing through all the boxes, looking for goodies, and coming away with a nice big stash.

Post edited by: rcolchamiro, at: 2008/04/26 10:10

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