The 2018 Convention season continued this past weekend with the 5th annual SC Comicon. This was my second con of the year, but this one holds a special place for me. SC Comicon is one of my favorite shows to go to, and the biggest one near me. I’ve attended all five SC Comicons, and each one is better than the last. I can’t wait to see what next year’s edition brings.
Normally at comic book conventions, I like to load up on a ton of comics from the dollar bins or 50 cent boxes. And while I did buy around 60 or so comics at this year’s SC Comicon, that’s actually kind of low for me. But I manage ti buy a couple of gems:
- Infinity Gauntlet #1 for $20
- Infinity War full set for $35
- The amazing Spider-Man #298 for $15
- Avengers #19 from 1965 for $12
Aside from the shopping, I got to meet a ton of creators this year. As usual, my first stop was the Ominous Press booth where I talked to Andy Smith and Bart Sears. I bought a few comics from the guys, including a Dread Gods variant by Kevin McGuire. However, I now regret not buying the Bart Sears sketch book that I flipped through. Oh well, maybe they’ll still have them at next year’s show.
From there I ran to Tom Raney’s booth. I’ve liked Raney’s artwork since I first saw it in an X-Men issue way back in 1992. Since I may not have another chance at meeting him, I went ahead and got four of his prints. A Batman and Robin, a Poison Ivy, a Wildstorm, and a Jean Grey Phoenix one. He was kind enough to sign them all, and he even signed my Dread Gods #1.
My next stops included Michael Golden, Joe Staton, and Mike Zeck. All of them were really nice, and if you ever get a chance to meet them, do it. They have some great stuff for sale, and it’s just nice to meet creators whose work I have enjoyed for years. Speaking of which, I also got to meet Steve Epting this weekend. He was kind enough to sign an Avengers comic, and I bought an old school Captain America print from him.
My final comic creator of the day was Billy Tucci. I first met Tucci at a Wizard World in Boston in 2005, but when I saw some of the great stuff he had to sell, I had to stop and say hi. I got a Suicide Squad cover by Tucci, which he signed, and my wifey got a Wonder Woman print that will soon go up in the hallway.
To wrap up 2018’s SC Comicon, I made a stop at Miracole and Chris Burns’ booth. I love these two incredible cosplayers, they are the kindest people you will ever meet. Every year I make sure to stop by their booth to check out their latest creations, and talk about whatever they are working on.
My wifey and Miracole talked for a few minutes about Chris’s current work on the Black Lightning show. It reall is amazing everything this couple does. For this year’s con, the two dressed up as 90’s Rogue and Gambit, so of course I had to get a pic.
All in all, SC Comicon was a really great event. Some good comics found a new home with me. I also got a lot of cool stuff and art that I normally wouldn’t get. But more importantly, I got to meet a bunch of people who helped make me a comic book fan. I can’t wait until SC Comicon 2019!