TMNT vol 1 #5 first printing, signed by Kevin Eastman & Steve Lavigne sometime in the late 80s. Signed also by Peter Laird earlier this month at Shellback Artworks FCBD event!
Shellback Artworks, Wells Maine!!
TMNT!!! Cowabunga! #FCBD2016
*Not For Sale*
This post is about the prints I purchased for Free Comic Book Day!
Rich Woodall’s FCBD 2015 Turtles print! Continue reading
So today is Free Comic Book Day!!
I went to Shellback Artworks for about 7:30 am! I was the SECOND person there. Kevin managed to get there moments before I did to score that first place in line!! (That’s him behind the sign…)
I’m too tired to really put a lot of info in this but suffice to say, everyone had a blast!!
Last month when TMNT #44 hit newsstands, hype exploded that Donatello (the purple wearing, smartest of the bunch) was going to die!!
Obviously to those in the comic book world, Donnie wouldn’t stay dead or really for sure maybe even ever have been dead. Close to death, sure. For a fictional character anyways.
I kept seeing people posting the books for sale for $100s of dollars… And people were buying. All my local sources sold out the morning the book hit. I had my copies of each boom, but no extras.
Every time someone posted in any and all groups that Don was dead, I came back with no, #donsnotdead and showed some reference pages that had been released of the FCBD (this weekend!!) issue showing, just that. #donsnotdead
So, with a few friends from the interwebs, we talked about doing some pictures of Donnie alive and well (so to speak) and take pictures of an action figure Don at various places!
I started by digging out a BUNCH of Donatello’s!! And wrote a haphazard sign… Then started a group on FB for #donsnotdead (look it up… Lol).
A TON of comics from lots of places, plus cosplayers, plus comics you can actually pay for if you are inclined and more I’m sure.
Rich drew up this really awesome Turtles page that he then turned into two different but totally awesome prints. The original is for sale along with prints of each of the variations with colors by Lawnz.
You can only get these (for now?) at Jetpack Comics FCBD event from Rich himself!
Or me… Cuz you know I’m picking up!
The great and wonderful Jetpack Comics always produces the BEST Free Comic Book Day event I’ve ever heard of or been to!
They have the most artists & writers and just plain FUN!
This year will be no different. This year will be the best one to date!
Visitors this year will include:
This year will also see the a returning guest from last year:
Pretty sure I don’t have to explain who he is but here are some pictures of the items he signed for me last year.
And since they have already posted and made it know
will also be there. You can see his signature above on all the HC’s as well as on Mikey’s right foot.
Steve Lavigne & maybe, Jim Lawson will be there as well I heard.
First up, an ebay win.
Wasn’t going to get this, but signed for the price, why not?
Below will be some comics I picked up, some comics I just had signed and some comics I have extra for sale!
Free Comic Book Day has come to an end, again!
Johnny Raygun & Rich Woodall.
Logo & gauntlets for Johnny Raygun!
The costume is ALMOST complete!!
Boots should be here tomorrow or Friday and final costume fitting is tomorrow/Friday morning!
Nothing like getting it together at the last minute!
I’ll use this post to also say thanks to everyone that helped me get this thing put together:
Aunt Dee & Uncle Gerry
Michael Edgecomb Sr
So, its done as its going to get. Red paint I had wouldn’t work with the material for the straps. I’m going to search for some red hose… It will work for this weekend!
Haven’t posted yet this month… As we crank down the number of days until FCBD, I have been spending my time getting my costume and accessories together. I’m hoping it will be done soon. Just need to find boots & gloves and pick up some more material for it. Then it should all come together!
To hold you over, a picture:
So, this weeks new books arrive March 20th.
My post from last week covers last weeks books and this weeks, and this post is just going to cover what I’m buying.
First up, from Dark Horse, I’m not sure that I requested it, however, usually, where its title is similar to a previous title I was getting, it might be pulled for me. Or it might not.
STAR WARS LEGACY #1 PRISONER O/T FLOATING WORLD
Next up is DC Comics. If you’ve been reading along you can probably tell that most of what I buy every week since forever is DC books. I wasn’t big on the New 52 but I’ve stuck with it, much like the mullet days of Superman…
ACTION COMICS #18
BATMAN BEYOND UNLIMITED #14
GREEN LANTERN NEW GUARDIANS #18
JUSTICE LEAGUE #18
JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #2
I don’t have a whole lot of love right now for the way Superman or Supergirl look, but the Justice League book has been decent. Really enjoying Batman Beyond Unlimited and I wish it came out twice a month!
I’m not reading anything from Image it seems. Nothing that I can recall anyways.
Marvel is up next and all I get from the House of Ideas is Spidey books.
SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #6
ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #21
A couple random books that I get from the smaller companies are as follows:
FANBOYS VS ZOMBIES #12
And finally this week sees the next installment of the main series and the final issue of one of the mini series, TMNT from IDW.
TMNT ONGOING #20 & multiple variants
TMNT SECRET FOOT CLAN #4 & multiple variants
There might be one or two more books that I pick up tomorrow, but at least these will become part of my already to huge collection.
What are YOU buying?
PS- This is post 99!
I’m not good at write ups, yet; but the variant covers have been posted for some of the newest Jetpack covers.
TMNT #21, the Treasury reprint of #50, Krang #1 & The SHOTF #4.
I will be getting them all. Will you?
As Free Comic Book Day approaches, a few of the comic shops I visit have posted info on their events.
May 4th, 2013
I have no idea what any other shops are doing at this time because its just not possible for me to be at any other places in one day! Be prepared for fun and a bit of waiting! BUT ITS FUN!
If you are going to either place, let me know. I will be at Jetpack most of the day but do plan on getting my jetpack in gear and getting to Shellback.
Dress up if you can, they love that stuff!
Directions from Jetpack Comics to Shellback Artworks. See you there!