We had a busy day at Heroes Con. There was a large crowd and it seems that the dealers were selling a lot of books. I saw some cool Golden Age titles and enjoyed talking to fellow podcasters and comics fans. I especially enjoyed my talk with the great Don Rosa at his table. He had a new print this year that I couldn’t pass up – Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck in their best imitations of Batman (Scrooge) and Robin (Donald). Thanks to Don for creating and signing this great print. I also enjoyed talking to comic book dealer Robert Beerbohm. Bob had some great old Mutt & Jeff original strips (when I say old, I’m talking World War I vintage old from 1918!) and some other great original comic book art from the Golden Age.
I think the highlight of the day was my acquisition of a copy of Going Steady #14. Ok, why am I excited about getting a copy of a romance comic? Well, this issue as published by St. John in 1955 not only has a Matt Baker cover, the entire contents of this book are by Baker. Having just posted about the life of Baker, I thought it was really fitting to find a fairly hard-to-find romance comic drawn entirely by this great Golden Age artist.
More from day two of the show tomorrow.