Sunday, April 23, 2006

Pittsburgh Comiccon—FanBoyWonder style

FanBoyWonder and our best pal and Kemosabe John Micek have returned from our trip to picturesque Monroeville, PA—just outside of Pittsburgh for the 2006 Pittsburgh Comic Con.

It was FBW’s first comic book show in a few years and our first ever big show featuring artists and merchandise and the whole she-bang.

In addition to spending a whole lot of money acquiring (or in many cases re-acquiring) comic books and other goodies, we made full use of the creator panels and took the time to meet the some of the featured artists.

As we noted, this was our first show so we had not frame of reference but during the first two days we were at PittsCon, they appeared to have a good turn-out.

The highlight for FBW meeting veteran artist George Perez, while Kemosabe met up with comic book art legend Howard Chaykin. Both guys were very cool cats.

Here’s a list of our PittsCon booty:

Justice League of America (first series)—issues 200, 240
DC Comics Presents—30, 55
Brave & Bold—168, 170, 181
World’s Finest—254
Secret Origins—3
Action Comics—549
Wonder Woman (first series)—235
Jon Sable Freelance—11, 14, 17, 19-23, 25, 27-28, 33, 41
Dr. Fate (first series)—8, 15-16, 18-19, 21, 24 (which completes our collection)
The Immortal Dr. Fate (mini-series)—3

Other purchases:
Two Justice League Unlimited DVDs (The seller didn’t say where the videos came from and I didn’t ask); a Green Lantern baseball cap, and a Wonder Woman Tee-shirt for Brianna, the Girl Wonder.

But the best acquisition was non-comic book related—the DVD of the original Police Squad television series. YES!!!!

Meanwhile, look for upcoming posts featuring breakdowns of our chats with Perez and Chaykin, along with convention pics, as well as news upcoming DC Comics projects.


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