Monday, February 21, 2011

Dollar Bin Comic Finds!



Today was technically day one of vacation.  Homemade pizza for lunch, a round of indoor golf (my Valentine's Day present) and dinner at Moe's.

In between, we hit the mall and I raided the Dollar Bins.

Once again I grabbed some books for the kids.

Haley got a Batgirl story....



I picked up two Superman milestones for Logan, the John Byrne relaunch and "The Death of Superman"...


I continued my current John Byrne kick with these two...


...and my nostalgia kick with these two....


But tonight's mother lode included these two:

 Batman #427 1988
Batman #427, part of the infamous Death of Robin storyline, where his fate was decided by fans calling a 1-900 number to determine if he lived or died (SPOILER: He died.).  I know the story fairly well, but have never read it as it originally was printed.  I guess I'll be adding the other three parts to my Want List!

But tonight's jackpot comic....



One of my five favorite comics of ALL time!  I already own a copy, but I could not pass up a reading copy for $1!  And this way Nan can read it.  She has seen the EXCELLENT adaptation DC did in a Justice League Unlimited episode in 2004.

If you do not already know, this issue is entitled "For The Man Who Has Everything".  Essentially, the story has BatmanRobin, and Wonder Woman visiting the Fortress of Solitude with gifts on Superman's birthday.  They arrive to find him him in a vegetative state with a large alien plant stuck to his chest. Shortly, the alien warlord Mongul is revealed and tells the heroes that the "Black Mercy" has put Superman into a coma, feeding him an extremely realistic dream based on his "heart's desire".  Interspersed with the scenes in the Fortress are pages of Superman's dream of living a normal life on his long-destroyed home planet of Krypton, happily married with two children.

What happens throughout the rest of the issue is one of the best examples of what comic books CAN be....

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Wanted to say welcome to the A to Z Challenge. I'm one of the co-hosts, so if you have any questions, let me know.And I dig your blog title.

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