Thursday, October 9, 2014
A New York Comic Con 2014 Moment # 1: Crowd… er, Crown “Jules” – or “What the Huck?”
It was very crowded on Day One of New York Comic Con 2014. More so than my recollections of previous New York Comic Cons would have me believe.
Thursday is usual the day to explore and, despite the apparently multiplying multitudes, I was still able to do just that.
Spent a whole SIXTEEN DOLLARS on EIGHT old comics – including (Heaven help me!) a repurchasing of Charlton’s first issue of HUCKLEBERRY HOUND, for the TWO DOLLARS it is not even worth today.
I just haven’t had this comic in so many years (Yes, I intentionally expelled it from my collection ages ago!) that, for some unfathomable reason, I wanted to see it again!
…And now, having seen it again, the reason for purchasing it (both THEN and NOW) becomes all the more unfathomable!
But, on the triple-plus side, I did secure a used copy of the legendary book “The Great Comic Book Heroes” by Jules Feiffer!
Originally published in 1965, it was one of the (if not “THE”) earliest books about comic books, and was a book I’d heard about all my fannish-life! My copy was the “First Paperback edition, 1977”, but is a treasure nonetheless… and, being somewhat of a rough copy, went for FOUR DOLLARS, making my TWENTY-DOLLAR DAY, one of the least expensive I have ever spent at a major con!
This “Great Comic Book Hero” of mine would be proud!