Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Seattle Comicard Show: Shopping Nirvana
At the show, I picked up Pride of Baghdad. It is a Vertigo original hard cover graphic novel that was recently released. Written by Brian K. Vaughan and beautifully illustrated by Niko Hendrichon, the book struck me as very compelling. The tale takes place during a bombing raid in Baghdad in the Spring 2003. Based on a news story that the creator read, he takes an intimate look at the Pride of four lions that must venture into the streets on their own. This novel is heart-wrenching and beautifully illustrated. I was a bit hesistant to give it a try at first because of personal politics, but the story transcends political boundaries.
I also picked up Transmetropolitan: Back On The Street, the first trade of that series. Somehow I missed out on this title the first time through, so I figured this was my chance to see what the hype is about.
Sleeper's first two collections were available at 20% off, so I grabbed those as well. Since I have been enjoying Ed Brubaker's work on Captain America and Daredevil, I figured I would give this book a try.
The suspense was killing me, so I acquired the Infinite Crisis hardback collection. It was a bit different, but still read very well. I need to take a closer look to really see what has been tweaked.
Two other trades I got where Queen & Country- Operation Broken Ground and Rex Mundi Book Three: The Lost Kings. I have the single issues of the Q & C book, but have always wanted to own the trade, so it was nice to pick that up. I have also been curious about Rex Mundi, so this will give me a chance to see if I like it.
My purchase of the show is Sensation Comics #38 which is pictured. I have always wanted to own an issue of that series, so when Jim and I saw the book was there, we had to have it. I paid an okay price, and now have a book from 1945. Pretty sweet.
My final acquisitions were Justice League of America #26 and #35. I am looking for several issues to fill out my run, and these were in good shape.
It was a wonderful show for shopping to be sure. I am really looking forward to reading these books and hopefully reviewing them down the road. I feel very fortunate to have them, and will hoard them for many years to come.