Friday, October 2, 2009

A Trip to Half-Price Books #3 (10/02/09)

My wife and I hit the Half-Price books on 76th street after work for some rummaging and here's what I came up with :

I scored two books that were on the list that I keep on my phone :

Iron Lantern #1 – Continuing my collection of the Amalgam Comics, this one has been a little more difficult to find around here. This was a combination of Iron Man and Green Lantern written by Kurt Busiek.

Wonder Woman #219 – This is the conclusion of the Sacrifice story arc which ends with Wonder Woman making an extremely tough decision and killing Maxwell Lord. This moment set the tone for much of what was to come in the DC Universe for years. Not bad for $1.00.

Bought For the Cover :

Green Arrow #32 – For an issue entitled “Boys Night Out” this amazing Brian Bolland cover features Roy Harper (Arsenal) and Connor Hawke (Green Arrow) peering through the shapely legs of a stripper, and the boys are in jaw-dropped awe. Just a fun cover that will be hung up in my art studio.

Other Finds :

Amazon #1 and Dark Claw Adventures #1- Two of the other Amalgam titles that I was on the lookout for.

Bite Club #1-3 – I picked these up for my wife, with her current fascination with vampires (True Blood, not Twilight) I thought she would enjoy them.

Silke #2 – Written and drawn by current Batman artist Tony Daniel for Dark Horse.

Batman Confidential #18 – I didn’t really collect Confidential but I remember loving this story. It’s in the early days of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl who is chasing down Catwoman in Gotham. Catwoman ducks into a nudist facility (they wear masks though) because she doesn’t think that Barbara has the guts to follow. Well, she does, and the naked brawl between the two on the splash page following (with conveniently placed debris flying about) is a fantastically drawn fight sequence.

1 comment:

Heretic said...

oh man, I have that issue of Green Arrow. totally worth it just for the cover.