It’s probably the worst possible weekend to be doing this, what with people spending their money at San Diego (or as I referred to it to my tax lawyer, “a blind spot in the eyes of God”), but my comic collection ain’t gettin’ any smaller without me doing something about it, so here goes the second round of The Purge!
But here’s the new stuff!
The Goon (Dark Horse) #1 – 32: As far as I know, this is a full Dark Horse run of The Goon, a comic that I absolutely love. I, however, have both the trades and the Fancy Pants hardcovers, so I don’t really need the issues anymore. And hey, I hear there’s going to be a movie soon!
The Goon Noir #1 – 3: I’ve also got this set up, where other creators tell stories of Eric Powell’s creation, including a strange and reasonably awesome little prose tale by Reno 911 and The State‘s Thomas Lennon.
El Cazador #1 – 6 + Special: Remember back when Pirates were friggin’ huge there for a couple years, before Disney made a movie with Chow Yun-Fat where he kicked exactly zero asses? Well, right before that, CrossGen Comics published a pirate-themed comic by Chuck Dixon and Steve Epting (you know, the guy who drew the Death of Captain America), and for a while there it was crazy hot. I don’t know if it still is (it probably isn’t), but it actually is a pretty fun adventure comic that ended way too soon when CrossGen folded.
Adam Strange (2004) #1 – 8: This is another one that I thought was absolutely phenomenal, by Andy Diggle and Pascal Ferry. It’s a grand space adventure full of high action, missing planets, and great costume redesigns that do some sci-fi effects with Adam’s equipment, but unfortunately it was never really capitalized on, with DC choosing instead to do about 15 years worth of Rann/Thanagar War. It’s a great comic, though.
Ex Machina #1 – 43: In retrospect, I probably should’ve hung onto this one, as the series is coming to an end and I could’ve sold a full run, but, well, sometimes one gets swept up in a “Clean House” marathon and it all goes in the box. Anyway, this is a pretty huge (if incomplete) chunk of Vaughan and Harris’s long-running story of an alternate New York and its super-powered mayor, and it’s well worth reading if you haven’t already. There are also a couple of specials included in the lot.
Fantastic Four: Full Mark Waid/ Mike Wieringo Run: I’m going to go ahead and call it: This is one of the best Marvel runs of all time, up there with Simonson’s Thor and Ennis’s Punisher. Done back when Mark Waid still liked super-hero comics, this is just all-out fun storytelling, with absolutely gorgeous art from the late Mike Wieringo and a special appearance by Jack Kirby. Great stuff, and amazingly out-of-print in trade for years.
Fantastic Four: 1 2 3 4 #1 – 4: And if that’s not enough FF for you, I’m also getting rid of Grant Morrison and Jae Lee’s FF mini-series. Lee’s art is a little murky for my tastes, but it’s a great FF adventure and has one of the best Reed Richards panels of all time. Also out of print, I believe.
Massive Gen13 Lot: And finally, we have this lot, which collects the entire first Gen13 mini-series and the first 19 of the ongoing including all three parts of #13, #1/2 and #0 (the entirety of J. Scott Campbell’s work on the title), as well as the 1998 annual by Warren Ellis and Steve Dillon, the Gen13 Rave special, Gen13 ‘Zine (which I swear to God reveals the characters’ measurements and is an official publication) and some other gen-active kookiness as well.
Now, I know what you’re thinking — those of you who watched the Ask Chris panel, anyway — and no: These are not those copies. I bought these a few years ago in a fit of nostalgia back when I was writing up a two-part history of the team for the ISB. So you can buy with confidence, knowing that these are unsoiled!
So there you go, another round of my comics that can be yours! Bid! Buy! Fund my habits!