So, here's the thing. I can't go to Free Comic Book Day. I've got the first draft of a 15-20 page research paper due tomorrow (tomorrow's Sunday, yeah, but I have to e-mail it to my professor), the final draft of a 10-12 research paper due Friday, and my final Journalism paper due Tuesday. I've been very cranky, very angsty, very stressed.
Knowing that I just didn't have the time to go to FCBD, my lovely girlfriend went for me, to Earthworld, our local comic shop.
And that wonderful creature bought me the first three issues of "Planet Hulk," The Incredible Hulk #'s 92-94. It's the first new funnybook stuff I've had in months.
Of course, I told her she'd opened Pandora's Box. I'd been restricting myself to reprints, and now I'm going to have to get all the "Planet Hulk" stuff as it comes out. I'll probably sell the floppies once it's over and get myself the Oversized HC once it comes out.
She also got herself a signed Wolverine sketch from John Hebert (this year was the first year, I think, that Earthworld had an industry professional visiting for FCBD) and issues 13 and 14 of Astonishing X-men. As far as FCBD stuff goes, she got Tokyopop Sneaks, The Fantagraphics Funny Book, Batman: The 12 Cent Adventure, Superior Showcase #0, and Batman Strikes!. Some of the stuff was from last year. She said the store was pretty crowded, otherwise I'm sure she would've picked up X-men/Runaways, since her most moisture-inspiring superhero is on the cover.
Thank you, my lovely Nicole.