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Bragging Rights

August 31, 2011

So, the final tally of what I ended up getting at Fan Expo:

Celebrity Autographs

  • Michael Biehn
  • Lee Majors
  • Martin Landau
  • Malcolm McDowell
  • Katee Sackhoff

Sketches

  • Wolverine by Bob McLeod

Creator Autographs

Anthony Del Col

  • Kill Shakespeare #10, 11, 12

Matt Fraction

  • The Invincible Iron Man (current series) #2, 3, 4, 5, 25, 500 (For those confused about the Iron Man numbering: Marvel has been applying the numbering scheme from their original series, as if it never ended, so the current series jumps from #33 to #500.)
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep #2 (Each issue features an essay by a creator regarding the work and life of Phil Dick. Matt Fraction wrote the essay for this one.)

Kathryn Immonen

  • Moving Pictures

Stuart Immonen

  • The New Avengers Finale #1
  • The New Avengers V.1 #55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62
  • Moving Pictures

Alex Maleev

  • The New Avengers V.1 #26
  • Scarlet #1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Connor McCreery

  • Kill Shakespeare #10

Bob McLeod

  • The Uncanny X-Men #151, 152

Kagan McLeod

  • Infinite Kung Fu #6 (The last one I needed to get the full series signed!)
  • Kill Shakespeare #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (I’m now 5 signatures away from having the entire creative team sign these books. Hopefully, I’ll get them at the next con.)

James Robinson

  • Miracleman: Apocrypha #1
  • WildC.A.T.s\X-Men The Modern Age
  • Leave it to Chance #1, 2, 3, 4

Bill Sienkiewicz

  • Wolverine #10
  • Cerebus Jam #1 (previously signed by Dave Sim, Gerhard, Terry Austin and…drumroll please…Will Eisner!)
  • The Uncanny X-Men #159, Annual #6

Jeff Smith

  • Trilogy Tour #1 (Smith, Charles Vess and Linda Medley did 2 tours of the U.S. early in their careers promoting their books…I missed Smith the first time, and now the book is signed by all 3.)
  • The Book of Ballads and Sagas #3
  • Rasl #1, 2, 3 (If you thought Smith was a one-trick pony, or only capable of children’s books, look again. This is a sharply-written, intelligent science fiction tale for an audience older than Bone. Pick it up. It will amaze you.)
  • Rose #1, 2, 3 (previously signed by Charles Vess.)

Ken Steacy

  • Epic Illustrated #4, 6, 11, 21, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26
  • Usagi Yojimbo V.1 #35

Ty Templeton

  • Critters #23
  • Vortex #5, 11
  • The Jam Urban Adventure #4

Holes in the collection

I filled quite a few holes over 4 days. I’m now only a single issue away from having a solid Uncanny X-Men run from #110-325.

  • American Flagg! V.1 #4, 5, 13
  • Avengers (current series) #13
  • Bad Signal #1, 2 (Warren Ellis’ mailing list, illustrated by Jacen Burrows! Great stuff.)
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns #3 (When this came out, I was just starting to work. I missed them all and could only afford the trade. I’m slowly grabbing them when I find them at decent prices.)
  • Batman: The Killing Joke (Another one I missed. I had the 3rd printing, and this is the original 1st printing. Finally found one at a decent price.)
  • 50 Girls 50 #1, 2, 3 (Ok…it’s a guilty pleasure.)
  • G.I. Joe (Marvel) #149 (The price of this issue is insane. It’s not even a particularly good story…by this point, there were something like 300 action figures…there was simply no way to create a story with that large a cast. I actually missed these last issues, and have been trying for years to get them without breaking the bank.)
  • G.I. Joe (IDW) #159, 161
  • G.I. Joe Origins #7
  • Infinte Kung Fu Collected (With all new material, plus Kagan McLeod signed it!)
  • The Invincible Iron Man (current series) #1, 6, 7 (I originally bought the trade that collected #1-7 and got hooked. When the quality of the series didn’t slow down, and I had a ton of back issues, it made sense to get the original 7…unfortunately, I couldn’t get them all before Fanexpo, so they didn’t all get signed.)
  • Lady Mechanika #2 (A series I missed the first time around, and I’m trying to get the, admittedly few, back issues that have exploded in value quickly.)
  • Marvels #0
  • Rasl #4, 6 (The same for Rasl as Iron Man above.)
  • Strangers in Paradise V.3 #49
  • The Uncanny X-Men #116, 135
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