Wednesday evenings have become my favorite evening of the week. Wednesday is the day new comics are released into the wild and Wednesday evening is the time I can attend the Comic Book University and buy new issues.
This week, I bought :
Detective Comics #1034
Vampirella versus Purgatori #1
Three comics are new releases. The Nightwing #73 is a back issue. Of course, I’m drawn to the scantly dressed female vampires in Vampirella versus Purgatori. Batman’s Detective Comics are a staple and the Nightwing story is a good one to follow. The Crossover title is a new series that I wanted to get in on the ground floor.
Nightwing is a new title for my reading enjoyment. In the grab bag of 30 comics I bought from Lone Star Comics last week, the Nightwing Annual #1 (circa 1997) was included. I read the story and like the character and thought I would see what Nightwing is up to in 2021.
Nocterra seems to be an interesting story. As a spoiler (at least in the first few pages) all natural light is extinguished. I haven’t read read further (yet) but that sounds eerily similar to what some Christians believe about the Pre Wrath Rapture. Marvin J. Rosenthal published a book on this topic where he writes all natural light in the universe (sun, moon, stars) is shut off by the Lord as a sign of His Second Coming. When I read his book in 1990 I was really wrapped up in it. Thirty years later, I’m not too certain the Pre Trip, Pre Wrath, Mid Trib or Post Trib rapture is really what will take place.
Sacred Six issues #2 & #3 are back issues to add to the collection. I need issue #1 to complete the collection.
Sonjaveral #2 continues the story of Sonjaversal #1 (duh). I will probably collect this entire series as I like scantily clad female vampires with T&A.
Not really certain what Casual Fling #1 and #2 are about but interested in sordid sex and relationship stories. I am unfamiliar with AWA Studios as DC, Image and Dynamite are the usual publishers I buy from. But, I’m always interested in other comic publishers.
Uncertain of the story of Rogue Planet but wanted to jump in on issue #1 incase the story takes off and this issue becomes a collectible as Action Comics #1 is. This title is published by Oni Press, another published I am unfamiliar with.
The purchase was a grab bag of back issues. There were 30 comics in the bag. The oldest being the Detective Comics #624 from December 1990 which retailed for $1.00. The newest being Batman & Robin Eternal #20 from February 2016 which retailed for $2.99.
I paid about $25 for the stack of comics and the shipping. Lone Star sent the stack of comics in a sturdy cardboard book with these nifty corner brackets to keep the comics centered in the box. The comics were doubled wrapped in plastic. That was good because the box sat outside for a day or two in the snow before I realized there was a package on my door step.
I opened the box when my son and grand daughter were visiting. We enjoyed looking through the stack, separating individual issues into their series. All issues are in mint condition.
The comic book release day of Wednesday February 10, 2021 netted only three new issues:
Darth Vader #10
Dark Detective #3
I intend to collect all the Vampirella issues in the series. I bought Issue #1 from eBay a few weeks ago. I came into the series with Issue #12. According to the League of Comic Geeks there are (so far) twenty issues in this Vampirella series. It’s a Good vs Evil story. Although I don’t know if my Christian brothers and sisters would approve of the evil and occult symbolism in the story arc. I focus more on the ‘overcoming evil’ aspect of the story. Maybe I just like the scantily clad female vampires?
The Dark Detective is a good story about how the future could be under a totalitarian regime. Awfully similar to what could be happening in our society in 2021.
I read Darth Vader #9 last month and wanted to continue with the story.
I wonder what people think of a 58 year old man who buys and reads comic books. They could say that I’m juvenile and immature. Maybe childish, silly, stupid.
While in middle school (in the mid 1970’s) I bought comic books with the money I earned from a paper route and collecting bottles and can for the deposit and part time jobs. I was proud of the small collection I had accumulated in the years through high school. I gave away the collection when I was in college thinking it wasn’t appropriate to be a Christian and read or collect evil comic books.
In my youth I dreamt of being a comic book artist and writer. But, life, school, family, kids, work altered that dream. I didn’t buy another comic book until the early 2000s. And when I did buy a comic book it was only one issue at a time and haphazardly without purpose or intent.
Now, in my late 50s, I do have intent and purpose to buy, read and collect comics books.
In the comic book world a ‘pull’ are those comics that you want to buy for that week. Some stores will ‘pull’ those issues off the shelf and hide them behind the counter as not to sell your issues to other people. While I don’t take advantage of that helpful feature, my ‘pull’ for the week of February 3, 2021 is shown below.