Friday, December 18, 2009

Good Comic Hunting Week - Part Two

So as I was getting ready to leave Half Price Books, I saw that under the comic section they had bundled packs of random comics for $5. I decided to pick one up and see what was inside. Click below for more.

There were about 8 bundles where you could only see the front and back comic. The one I grabbed had an issue of X-Men with a Jim Lee cover on one side (who I’m a big fan of) and an old Suicide Squad issue on the other. I figured that I couldn’t really lose since I’m a fan of Lee and the Squad and I’d probably buy those books alone anyway.

After getting home and opening the pack, it turns out there were 41 comics inside. Unfortunately there was not a random Detective Comics ##27 or Action Comics #1 floating around in the pack but there were some fun issues, and not one duplicate of something that I already had. Here are some of the highlights :

The Infinity Gauntlet #1 and #6 : A Marvel story that I always meant to read, and I always like having something to hunt for so now I can track down the rest of the issues. Some George Perez art never hurts either.

Suicide Squad #34 : From the old John Ostrander run, the cover features Granny Goodness and the Female Furies causing their patented brand of destruction.

The Ultimates #8 : I love this story by Mark Millar. This is the issue right before Steve Rogers beats the hell out of Hank Pym for abusing Janet (aka Wasp). I have these in trade but am slowly gathering the individual issues.

X-Men #2 : Jim Lee. Magneto. Sold.

Amazing Spider-Man #330 : Sweet cover featuring Spidey and the Punisher by Erik Larsen.

Gambit and the Xternals #2 : Written by Fabian Nicieza and drawn by Tony Daniel, two creators that I’m a fan of currently in the DC Universe when they did work for Marvel.

Marvel Two-In-One #38 : The oldest comic in the pack (1978) features a story with Daredevil and Thing.

Spider-Man #1 : Todd McFarlane story and art.

I’ll finish up with Part 3 later where I head to the comic hunter’s Mecca in Milwaukee…Downtown Books.


-Stephen M. Wolterstorff said...

Always liked taking the dare on random pack of comics. I used to buy the multi packs when they had them at Toys r Us. It was like gambling but better because you get comics.

Infinity Gauntlet is a good read. The following Infinity stories, not so much.

Kerry said...

Which of the Infinity sequels was the one with all the doppelgangers? 'Cause that was shit.

Considering how many people I have to point to Half-Price Books when they come to the store looking to sell us stuff we don't want: You're welcome, Jason.