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Planet Comicon 2016!

May 29, 2016

Last week Kansas City hosted Planet Comicon, my primary local comic book convention. Every year it grows in size; in attendance, show room floor, guests... everything. This year was no exception, and it was a pretty big deal.

With my wife and comic partner in crime.

For starters, usually there are a lot of celebrity media guests. In the past I've voiced my concern that the media guests could take away from the comic part of comicon. That and I just don't have the cash to drop for photos and an autograph. Luckily I had some help on that front, and got to meet a few of them. First of which would be my meeting of George Takei... in my hotel lobby. Nothing quite like sharing a turbo lift with Mr. Sulu.

My lucky run in with a Starfleet officer.

From there I saw Jason Mewes and Ming Chen, both of various Viewaskew productions. Both were super nice. I even got to talk up DMI to Ming, which was pretty cool.

But the headliner of the show was the face of Marvel comics himself, Stan Lee. And oh yes, I was able to get a photo and a comic signed by the man.

My picture of a picture of Stan Lee.

This guy is seriously funny.

Kansas City is lucky to have a great group of local talent. Most of them know me (if not by name) and I see them around at various events. So it's the people from out of town I look forward to meeting for the first time. More often than not I take the opportunity to spread the gospel of DMI. Didn't really do that this go round, but I did get a chance to thank Amanda Conner in person for her contribution. I was very happy to do this, shake her hand and get an updated photo with her. She is an awesome individual.

Amanda Conner folks.

And finally, what about comics? In past years I had not hit up many venders. Usually I keep an eye out for $1 comic boxes, and haven't found many. This year however, there were deals everywhere. Like 2, 3 and 4 for a $1. Unheard of. And I picked up some high dollar books. I'm usually trigger shy when it comes to spending for big books, but not this year.

It was a good show this year.

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Appearance #59! Back to the Future #8 by Marcelo Ferreira!

I'm BACK! Back to the Future!

Big thanks to Marcelo Ferreira once again. It's awesome to get speaking lines, but it's even cooler to have a cameo carry over into a second issue.

Love it!

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Free Comic Book Day 2016!

May 7, 2016

Although every Wednesday is a holiday for comics, for retailers (and its customers) Free Comic Book Day is the true comic book holiday.

Not only are free comics given out (mostly either promotional or reprint issues from the publishers) but great deals are usually the order of the day. In recent years I've mixed it up with my local stores. This year I went to my local comic book store at Limited Figures & Comics. I picked up two weeks worth of comics and grabbed my free comics. The store also had tables of back issues on sale, 3 for a $1! Jackpot. I picked up quite a few books, and to top it off I picked up the second series of Diamond Select Ghostbuster figures.



I had credit purposely saved for use at Vintage Stock. There I took advantage of the buy one get one half off sale for FCBD.
It was a good day for back issues. In addition, I had also received some great comics in the mail just a week or so prior.


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