Wow, this was a big week.
I didn’t set out for it to be such a big week, but between some very cheap acquisitions from my good buddy eBay and the comics I bought this week I am phat with Superman comics, which is good on one level and kind of overwhelming at the same time.
This post has so many covers to show that I am going to use the whole “Read More” feature for the first time.
That feels a lot more historic than it should.
All right. Let’s get to it.
First up are the new (or in some cases newish) books. Superman didn’t have a whole heck of a lot in the new comics department this week, but I ended up enjoying both of them.
I honestly had no idea that this was the last issue of Superman Confidential, which shows that apparently I am not paying attention. I actually have some things to say about this last issue and the series as a whole so I don’t want to get into it too much here. Suffice to say I actually liked this story and this last issue.
Despite having a gigantic cast I am still loving this book. My main comic book obsession is Superman but my second is the Justice Society/All-Star Squadron and Geoff Johns has made this a book that goes to the top of the reading pile on the week it comes out.
Yeah, I bought the variant cover. I do this for the Superman titles and Justice Society of America.
The newish books (as in the books that have come out in the past few weeks that I just got around buying) are as follows.
The Titans store I have my box at didn’t have this last week. Luckily the other one did.
Yes, this second printing of Action Comics #858. I am a completist and given how the story turned out this was a rather appropriate color scheme.
I feel kind of bad buying this issue of Supergirl because I dropped the book in protest of how terrible and uneven it has been. I just couldn’t stay away though.
I’m so weak.
Finally, in the last of the books I bought at comic shops this week I present a classic cover from late 1970, though the cover date is listed as February 1971.
This is the second part of the whole “Kryptonite No More”/”Sand Creature” storyline. I got this for a song. Five bucks and it’s in great condition.
All right. On to the eBay swag.
First up is a novel I paid the “pricely” sum of $3.80 and that was such a deal. This is one of those few times that I kept my bid low and ended up winning it anyway.
I bought the first novel of this “series”, Last Son of Krypton, about ten years ago and am psyched that I finally got this one.
The next eBay victory was a lot (as in a grouping, not a large number of) of Pre-Crisis books that I got for the grand total of $7. There were about ten books in the lot and I had a few of them, but for seven bucks it was worth having some doubles to get the ones I needed. Here is a smattering of those covers.
And that’s it for this week. Good stuff all around, I think.
More to follow…