First, courtesy of my database, some statistics on my haul, which I've just spent a couple of hours entering:
116 New Comics
Total Cost: $93.85
Average Purchase Price: $0.82
Total Cover Price: $227.57
Average Cover Price: $2.03
It's times like this that having a database makes me feel really warm and fuzzy.
I got some really good deals. I picked up a slew of Astro City, including all of Local Heroes at $0.50 a pop. All of Arrowsmith at that price too. My Kurt Busiek obsession proceeds ahead of schedule, go team go.
I was looking to explore the cosmic aspects of the Marvel Universe, so when visiting boxes ranging from $0.25 to $0.50 I tended to pick out almost anything I saw with the Silver Surfer, or Adam Warlock on it. I haven't read anything yet so we'll see how this strategy served me. Again, courtesy of my database, it looks like I scored 13 issues written by Jim Starlin, and I'm told that's a good thing.
It was a return to the quieter HeroesCon of old. There were no scheduled signings... artists/writers were just at a table whenever they weren't eating, or at a panel. That's pretty cool. I got to chat a bit with Peter David, and instantly formed an even higher impression of the man than his books had given me. He managed to sum up in one sentence why I like his writing so much compared to a lot of other Marvel writers. Very cool to meet him in such a casual setting.
I'm going to take a break to, perhaps, sit down and actually read a few of those books I spent my hard-earned scratch on earlier. So do me a favor... if you see me complaining that I don't have anything to read in the next month or two, just smack me.