March 10th 2018, I flew out to Oregon with my dad to join my Uncle for the Frankenstein Comic Swap!
For those of you that don’t know, my Dad and Uncle make a living selling comic books on Ebay. My Uncle lives in Oregon and my Dad lives here in Colorado. Every other month my Dad flies out there or my Uncle flies out here. (they alternate) I join them when I can, especially when there is a Con or Swap involved!!
Frankenstein’s Comic Book Swap is a tri-monthly swap meet (which means once every three months not three times a month – I was confused at first) where local dealers rent tables and sell their comics and comic related stuff.
Swaps are smaller than actual Comic Cons, and usually geared more toward selling actual comics, and less toward pop culture. Swaps also don’t have the panels or big side events that most Cons have.
Here are some pics of the swap so you can get an idea of what it is about:
My Dad and My Uncle bought a LOT of comics. There almost wasn’t room for me in the car on the way home!
I also got a lot of cool stuff for myself!!! Here is my Haul:
My favorites are the Funko Pops!! Especially Lying Cat! He Glows in the Dark!!
Three Graphic Novels (That I still haven’t read)
A Comic Record which doesn’t work, but I thought looked really cool, and it was only $1 (I don’t own a record player anyway)
A really cool Batman Art Print
I got a free box of Free Comic Book Day comics that some guy didn’t want. I kept my favorite one and a signed print I found in the box as well. I sold the rest on Ebay and made $20.
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (which I will probably never read)
My favorite booth was “owned” by a 6 year old girl named Fern (she didn’t actually own the booth she just had a corner of her dad’s table.) She was selling hand drawn comic strips and some of her old reader comics. I bought a couple of each from her because she was adorable!
Overall it was a really great weekend! I got some really cool stuff! Unfortunately most of it is still in Oregon, at my Uncle’s house. We flew Frontier and didn’t check a bag, so I could only carry what I could fit in my backpack. The only things I brought home were the graphic novels and comics. My dad was supposed to bring everything back when he went out there in April but he forgot. But my Uncle is coming out later this month so I will get it eventually!
Have you ever been to a Comic Con or a Comic Swap? Do you want to go to one? Tell me about it in the comments!! Do you have any cool comics or comic related items?
P.S. I don’t know if this actually counts as a Throwback Thursday post. It is really just a post I should have done two months ago but I got lazy. I threw the title on there so it didn’t seem so late! Did it work?