Dry those tears boys and girls, because you uncle Maz has returned from his pilgrimage to Derby City Comic Con!
It was a busy weekend filled with comic books, cosplayers, and good eating in Louisville Kentucky. I wasn’t sure what to expect from Derby City Comic Con, but I’m happy to report it was an awesome show. Even the torrential downpours on Saturday morning couldn’t keep me away.
I bought a boatload of comic books and trades from area dealers, and got some great deals along the way. I even met a couple of comic book creators along the way, which is always fun.
Some of my purchases included (but were not limited to) a stack of vintage Vampirella magazines, Batman New 52 issues #3-25, a nice Bronze Age run of Spider-Man issues, and the Playboy Magazine from November 1965 featuring the women of James Bond and an interview with Sean Connery. Believe it or not, this is one case were I actually bought the magazine for the interviews. Ain’t that spooky?
Anywho, I also hit a couple of comic stores in the Louisville area. It was funny because both stores were nearly empty. I’m not talking about people, I’m talking about comics. Both stores I visited had taken the bulk of their inventory to (you guessed it) Derby City Comic Con. Oh well, I still bought a couple of things.
As much fun as the convention was, the big find of the weekend came later in the day. While my wifey was going nuts at the Penzey’s Spice store, I noticed a used book store near by. I made the trek over and was happy to discover they had a modest comic book section.
It was really only five or six long boxes at the end of the music aisle, but oh the treasures those boxes held! Inside these beat up long boxes, I found Walking Dead #12-19. All first printings, and the grand total for the buy? A whopping $14.00.
I may post more about my trip once the jet lag (or car lag if you will) wears off. For now I have waffles calling my name and a long nap in my near future.