Doug: If there was ever a time when one felt like it was financially lucrative to drop $120 on comic-related goodness, today was it. I got back from Wizard World Chicago about an hour ago, with a HAUL!! How does a 67% discount on ALL purchases sound? I thought so. Below is the rundown; even further below that you can see my original shopping list. You'll see that I was actually quite successful, and picked up several other surprises along the way, often with you the BAB reader in mind.
Marvel Masterworks Captain Marvel vol. 3: Cover $55, paid $20 (still in shrink wrap)
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives vol. 13: Cover $60, paid $30 (still in shrink wrap)
Deadman Book One tpb: Cover $20, paid $10
Wonder Woman by George Perez vol. 2: Cover $20, paid $5
Crisis on Multiple Earths - the Team-Ups vol. 1: Cover $15, paid $5
Crisis on Multiple Earths vol. 3: Cover $15, paid $5
The Chronicles of Conan vol. 3: Cover $16, paid $5
The Mighty Thor - the Eternals Saga: Cover $25, paid $5
Hercules - Full Circle Premiere Hardcover: Cover $20, paid $5 (still in shrink wrap)
Guardians of the Galaxy - the Power of Starhawk Premiere Hardcover: Cover $25, paid $5 (still in shrink wrap)
The Adventures of Red Sonja vol. 1: Cover $$20, paid $5
The Avengers Defenders War tpb: Cover $25, paid $5
Captain America and the Falcon - Nomad: Cover $25, paid $5
Essential Man-Thing vol. 1: Cover $17, paid $5
Essential Defenders vol. 2: Cover $17, paid $5
Doug: I took $200 with me and brought $80 back home, primarily because I filled one of our reusable grocery bags to the brim. It was a very good day...
Doug: Under the category *Saw but either didn't have a paid ticket for an autograph or didn't feel like waiting in line* were Stan Lee, Neal Adams, George Perez, Arthur Suydam, Angel Medina, and Michael Golden. In hindsight, and given that I had the Deadman book in my bag, I wish I'd given the 30-40 minutes to wait and meet Adams. I'd never seen him at a con before. Carlos Pacheco was around, but I never saw him. I guess I've moved out of the autographs phase.