So I had a very tiring weekend. Not bad, just tiring.
It involved about 20 hours worth of driving without my wife,but with my two kids.....honor flight...communion....familial drama...and god cookies (Don't ask).
Anyways, I took off work early today and did something I almost never have a chance to do.......leisurely brick and mortar store comic shopping, you know--as a very irresponsible pat on my own back for a job well done, as both dad, grandson and son and brother and uncle this past weekend.
I took twenty bucks my grandma somehow snuck into my back pocket yesterday (seriously. She's 80. I don't know how she did it without me noticing.) and decided I was going to scour the 25 cent boxes at one of my favorite LCS'----Vortex Comics here in Milwaukee.
I took my full want list and dug in. Vortex has 10 or so quarter boxes so I figured I'd hit on at least a coupla things.
Well, I didn't. I did pick up about 4 bucks worth of multiples at least (which i do on occasion if the price is excellent). Then went into the regular back isue boxes to find at least something.
Got a nice Avengers #254 I had been wanting to fill in my collection a tad. It's the end of the "Vision's Taking over" storyline from the mid 80's. Decent read. Hercules is written perfectly during this era.
At any rate, the owner of Vortex is a great guy. I have spent tons of money there over the course of the past 15-20 years. He always gives me a great deal and treats my kids well.
Anyways, he gave me all the 25 centers for free. I only had to pay for the Avengers.
I went home, put the 25 cent multiples( some Adventurers, robotix, timespirits, electric warrior, alien legion)into my "to be filed" pile and read the Avengers.
Happy comic day.
Now, I am considering buying the entire 12 issue lot of Amethyst (1983) from Alpha Comics right here on the CCL. to top off my day and knock a whole series off my list. (I have 1-4 already, so that'd mean a few more multiples at a great price. YAY!)
Also, eagerly awaiting the arrival of something more special I bought recently. Dissapointed it isn't here yet.
I'll fill you in if you want