What a weekend. It was a long drive from Hamilton to Boston (that culminated in some sort of flatulence war, not involving me I might add) but well worth the trip. The Boston Comicon was a great little show. Fantastic guests, lots of comic dealers, a great venue really do make this a must visit show for any true-blooded fanboy. There was a little bit for sci-fi, toy, and horror fans, but mostly this was all about comic books.
The guest list was a big draw. Lots of great creators that don’t do a lot of shows. I got my Usagi Yojimbo Yokai hardcover signed by Stan Sakai. He is one of the kindest men I have ever met and I would encourage any of you to pick up Usagi Yojimbo. I asked if he would be working in watercolour again and he let me know that he would love to do it again but due to time constraints it won’t be for a while.
I got my copy of Superman VS Muhammed Ali signed by Neal Adams. It cost me $10 which is a bit weird. Neil certainly has earned his $10 and is a legend in comics, but normally when you bring an item to a convention an artist will sign it for free. I wonder if with Stan Lee charging $40-$50 for an autograph if other creators have taken note and we will see a shift in pricing.
As for my personal collection, visits to several dollar bins help me get several steps closer to completing my Marvel Team-Up run; only 17 more to go. In fact this was a great show for dollar and two dollar bins. There was a lot of top quality stuff there; it was the kind of books that you would normally see priced at $3-$10. I also grabbed a great issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland with a Clash of the Titans article in it. Good times.
All in all, this was a great, fun show. Boston is a fantastic city and Bostonians are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. I went to see a Red Sox game at Fenway and had a blast, despite the fact that I don’t really like baseball. It is funny how the city can really affect how you feel about a convention and whether or not you have a good time.
The fans that I talked to loved the con. One day admission was $20, which was well worth it due to the high caliber of guests. Scott, Walt, and I all had a great time and I would recommend this con to any comic book fan.