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Buy Me This: Emerald City Comic Con Edition 2014

What were some things from Emerald City Comic Con we needed to own?

Welcome back to Buy Me This where we take a look at things on the net that are comic book related that we want to own. This week, since we were at Emerald City Comicon, we thought it would be cool to look at some things available for purchase at the convention. We have a mixture of the very cool, the very affordable, and the very pricey for you.

SEX CRIMINALS VOLUME ONE HARDCOVER

First up on our list is the hardcover of volume one of Matt Fraction's and Chip Zdarsky's SEX CRIMINALS. Image always puts out some cool exclusive hardcovers, only available at conventions, at this one was the newest in the bunch. This collection contains issues #1-5 and cost $39.80. Is it worth it for only five issues of the series? That's a dumb question. Of course it is! The only downside to this book was having to wait in a long line to get it.

Original SECRET AVENGERS Art by Michael Walsh

Owning original artwork from comics you love is a dream for a lot of comic fans. In fact, we dedicated one week of Buy Me This to original artwork for sale. There were lots of creators with art for sale, but while hanging out at Michael Walsh's table, we noticed he had pages for sale from SECRET AVENGERS #1. His pages from this book range between $200-$400 dollars, and here's a few of the pieces for sale.

Geek Chic's Hoplite Gaming Table

One booth had my jaw hitting the floor: Geek Chic. These guys make really cool gaming tables that also can function as coffee tables, among other things. Our favorite of their tables was the Hoplite coffee table. These beautiful tables have everything you need for the perfect night of gaming, from Risk to Dungeons & Dragons. However, something this luxurious comes at a price. The Hoplite will run between $1,725 all the way up to $3,450. Buy this, and you'll be the classiest gamer on the block.

Zombies!!!

What are you going to play on that brand new Geek Chic gaming table? How about one of the many versions of Zombies by Twilight Creations? Zombies is a tabletop board game where you draw and place down cityscape tiles and have to avoid being killed by zombies, This was a game I played a lot during my 20s, and it's a ton of fun. There's tons of expansions, and a starter game is well worth the $30 price tag. Did I buy some more while at the convention? You bet your butt I did.

While there was a ton of cool stuff there at the con, this was some of the coolest at Emerald City Comicon. We'll be back next week when we go back to our regularly scheduled programming and talk about pinball machines.

Mat "Inferiorego" Elfring is a writer, joke teller, twitter guy, podcaster, and does NOT want you to buy him anything in this piece.

17 Comments
Edited by Sammo21

Geek chics stuff is nice but if you have good carpenters local you can get that stuff for nearly 3/4 the price sometimes. I am very tempted to pick up that Sex Criminals vol 1. I want to own original art so bad. At heroescon last year Mitch Breitweiser and his wife had some of their original art. My issue is do I get commissions or original art...hard decision to make.

Posted by Ostyo

I don't want any of that. (:I

Posted by thewalkingdeadpool18

@ostyo:

Well TBF seems like all you do on this website is complain.

Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

@ostyo: I agree. Nothing too great here.

Posted by ZZoMBiE13

@sammo21 said:

Geek chics stuff is nice but if you have good carpenters local you can get that stuff for nearly 3/4 the price sometimes. I am very tempted to pick up that Sex Criminals vol 1. I want to own original art so bad. At heroescon last year Mitch Breitweiser and his wife had some of their original art. My issue is do I get commissions or original art...hard decision to make.

I prefer commissions personally.

I have a collection of art from cons I've attended. Any time I see an artist selling commissions, and if I like their style, I approach them and ask them if they can draw a Jason Voorhees for me. Jason has been a long time favorite character of mine in the movies (yes, I know they're silly and preposterous), I read the comics about him, I even played that awful NES game. I've drawn quite a few Jasons myself over the years even.

As of now, I have about 10 Jasons drawn by various artists in various styles ranging from Anime/Manga to Chibi to Steampunk to classic old Comic Book Illustration. And all points in between. :)

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

How much do you think a Winter Soldier arm prop would cost?

Edited by mak13131313

Zombies!!

Posted by ZbvmX

I want that Secret Avengers #1 page in the middle! T_T

Posted by Loki2u

@ostyo: I agree. Nothing too great here.

Ya, this is a pretty week selection. I always look forward to the pictures of the various booths displaying new and upcoming statues and toys!

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Wow, there's already a HC of Sex Criminals? Hmmmm...I could want that.

Posted by cdeoleo

That coffee table is so boss

Posted by inferiorego

@loki2u said:

@rulerofthisuniverse said:

@ostyo: I agree. Nothing too great here.

Ya, this is a pretty week selection. I always look forward to the pictures of the various booths displaying new and upcoming statues and toys!

There were no booths featuring statues or upcoming toys. Obviously, that would have been included if it was there.