Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dungeon Crawl Treasures

    One Wednesday afternoon, I had walked to our local comic book store, Graham Crackers on Broadway. They have tons (maybe literally) of comics in their basement. There are boxes after boxes after boxes, and all of the comics down there are priced at 50c. I thought that was fabulous, and after a couple hours of going through the boxes of comics, I took my finds up to the register to pay. To my delight I was told that three of my choices were free. Free! Every Wednesday folks can get 3 free comic books from the 50c boxes in the basement. So while the weather has been congenial, I have been walking to Graham Crackers every Wednesday to buy some comics. Below, are some of the treasures I have found in the Dungeon of Fifty Cents.

    DC now has Hanna-Barbera rights. Who knew? Not I. I love Hanna-Barbera toons, Scooby Doo, Hair Bear Bunch, Valley of the Dinosaurs, Jonny Quest etc... Good times for the child that I was, er uh... that I still am. Now I am searching for all the rest of these DC dressed H-B stories. Wow, did DC toughen these characters! Jaded grunge reigns supreme!

    I really like Paulo Parente's Dust, dieselpunk and babe creations. I had a brand new Dust Tactics game with bonus mini sets. It was a beauty of a game!  Dust Tactics was just one of the many things I had to leave behind. So imagine how excited I was to find this Dust Wars comic book in a 50c box. I am so lucky!

Lantern City was a new discovery, and I am enjoying this story. 


Cemetery Blues is an odd ball book. It was a fun read, although I'm not certain that I will come across any other books from this series.  

Ignition City is also a new read for me. It's (so far) not as engaging as Lantern City, but I really dug Ellis' Freak Angels and Captain Swing stories, so I will pursue further IC issues.  

Steam Man = Steampunk Horror. I have 2 of the 5.  


    This is my fifth or sixth issue of the Steampunk series. A lot of folks have tried cashing in on the steampunk wave. A good many steampunk stories are hollow and fall flat. This Bachalo series is actually very good.

    Along with the Steampunk comic above, the below publications are some of what I picked up just yesterday. I found only 3 different copies of Comic Book Marketplace, and picked them all up. There are some solid interviews and interesting write-ups in these.



    I read Fearless Dawn on Kindle and liked the series so much (this particular issue is a one-shot), that I looked online for hard copies. This was a while back, and when I found them for sale online they were pushing ten bucks a piece, so I dropped my search. I like the story, but what drew me towards this publication in the first place was the title, Fearless Dawn. It's a bit of a mantra for me. I mentioned above that I left many things behind when I left my former situation. I didn't leave casually. I quite literally had to sneak to get away. Yeah, it was that bad. It took a lot of guts for me to leave, and being Fearless Dawn is part of the self improvements I am always working on now. I found this copy in yesterday's dungeon crawl, and today is the two year anniversary of my escape to freedom and love. I AM so very LUCKY!




  1. I'm really glad you are in a better place and happy now! Always enjoy comic posts. I actually have one of the Graham Crackers exclusive covers in my collection, a G.i. Joe book from about 15 years ago.

  2. Thanks Billy. It's cool the you have a Graham Crackers exclusive. I saw a few covers mentioning Graham Crackers in the art, but I didn't get them because I didn't think I'd enjoy reading them. -It took me 50 years, but I finally have a neighborhood comic shop, and it's within walking distance. Now if I can just remember free comic day when it comes around. Lol, I've missed it twice already!

    1. I've missed more than few as well! I usually end up buying the ones I want on Ebay.