Fan Expo 2010 Day Three: Out With A Bang

Originally published at Comic Book Daily under my Bound Together column.

Fan Expo 2010 is done for me. None of my Sunday goals were reached and the show remained packed; no last day slow down. It’s solid for the retailers but as a buyer I like bargain hunting at the end with dealers who don’t want to haul merchandise home.

I wasn’t able to track Tim Bradstreet down so no sketch from him. Ethan Van Sciver still had a long list of sketches to go before mine so that was a washout as well. Chatted with Michael Cho who sold all his show art save for one piece.

No surprise books or collected editions appeared today; that Rocketeer Artist Edition went unsold which really surprises me since it was the only one at the show. Since I was in Toronto I took a walk over to Silver Snail on Queen Street and picked up a Fireside Incredible Hulk; the dust jacket had some wear along it’s edges but was a steal at $50.

Overall I would say Fan Expo 2010 was a great success for art collectors who could afford the prices. Book and hardcover collectors need not apply: current and discount material ruled the roost.