Wow, sometimes you want to post something and you just never get the chance. Two weekends ago, January the 30th, was the Big Annual Sale at my local comic shop, Borderlands. And despite the sleet, snow, and freezing rain, I, Adama, and non-blogger Joe braved the elements to take part in the sale.
Part of the Big Annual Sale is that all of the dollar bin comics are 3/$1.00. This is usually my big draw, and while I was in fact buying some gaming stuff this year, it was no different. So after grabbing the models I needed, I slid on up to the first of the long boxes and started flipping. I say "started" because I soon stopped. About 3 comics into the bin, I found Hawkworld #1, from the prestige format mini.
Needless to say I was flabbergasted. I had looked at, you know, actual Cons for this book and had found nothing. So pulling it out of the discount bin at the Big Annual Sale was just mindblowing.
Then I found, right behind it, issues #2 and #3.
In one fell swoop, for one dollar, I had the entire Hawkworld miniseries. And in downright gorgeous shape.
This, folks, is why no matter how easy it is to order your back issues online or whatnot, why there is still a large swath of comic collectors who live for this sort of stuff. For discount bin diving, Con hunting, scouring back issue bins. And now, thanks to my happening to pick that particular bin to start with, I've made a big step in finishing off my Hawkman punchlist.
All I have left to say is "I'd buy that for a dollar!"