Friday, 14 January 2011

This is why I love January Sales

Action Ash
Last Saturday was a great day.
I had a nice day at work with the fishes, and then I went to meet with my partner in crime at Chaos City Comics. Twas the annual sale and it was a doozy!
Half price off trades and back issues were 50p! Nerdgasm!

I picked up: Kill Your Boyfriend - This classic Morrison story will freak out the squares without resorting to not making any sense, like some of his DC superhero stuff. I love this ridiculous story of teenage rebellion, but didn't own it so I had grab it.

El Diablo - Azzarello and Zezelj's Vertigo take on the Western vigilante.

Incognegro - A book I've been meaning to read for a while but kept forgetting about. The story of a high yeller black man who uses his light skin tone to go undercover as a white man and report on lynchings in the south. Fascinating.

Conan: The Newspaper Strips Volume 1 - I love Conan so I knew I was going in for this a
s soon as I heard about the sale. It's written by Roy Thomas and drawn by John Buscema and Ernie Chan so it better be good.

Fantastic Four in... Ataque Del M.O.D.O.K.! - Suggested by Liam because he read it and loved it. It does look pretty good, although a bit colourful for him, and it's not about criminals and detectives smoking in alleyways, so it must be good for him to of liked it so.

That night we enjoyed drinks in the nations capital in celebration of our friend Oli's birthday. I met and danced with an attractive young lady and Liam drank his body weight in beer and whiskey. It was fun.

As some of you might know, we in the U.K. now have our comics delivered on Wednesday just like the yanks. As opposed to Thursday like a bunch of chumps. So, on Wednesday, I made my weekly trip to Chaos City to pick up my fix. There were only three books out this week, which is probably good when I consider the backlog of things I have to read. There was:

night and Squire #4 - This issue looks fun I tell ya. It seems that Knight is going to do battle with his own armour. Interesting.

Heroes for Hire #2 - If this issue isn't great then I will drop this title.
Simple as that.

Science Dog #1 - I love Invincible. In fact it's probably become one of my favourite comics. Therefore there was no reason not to get this spin off.

Also at some point I acquired a copy of Carnage #2 thanks to Valhallahan. It's been so long I can't remember much about the first one.

Well that's it for this post. Join us next time when I fight the dreaded Library gang for control of England's porn industry and Valhallahan goes on a spirit quest to find the ultimate Burrito, with pals Jack Daniels and Jim Beam. Don't miss it!