Comic-Con 2012: Swag Bag Volume 2! They Still Sell Books With Pictures at This Convention!

All the cool kids who are too cool for Comic-Con and all about trying to be cool by saying how not cool Comic-Con has become try to be cool by going to the cool comic area and buying cool things. Cool, right?

But seriously, I always like to put the “comic” in Comic-Con and take a walk around the all the different comic vendors, big and small, and find cool stuff to buy. This year is no different and I found a few things that piqued my interest and raped my wallet.

Have a peek into my barely literate world!

Boner Zombie! I mean Zombie Tramp!

I don’t know who can walk past a table covered in slutty zombie imagery and not stop. I sure as hell did. I didn’t even have to breeze too far into this graphic novel to decide it was coming home with me. After all, it’s called Zombie Tramp and the tagline is “She’ll blow your brains out!” That’s a sexual euphemism! Peeking inside revealed large breasts and plenty of blood – money well spent.

The Asylum has a Comic Book!?

Yeah! Sort of! I’m a huge fan of cryptozoology, which is the study of animals that science hasn’t proven the existence of yet. Like Bigfoot, el chupacabra, and two-headed sharks. The Asylum teamed up with Arcana Comics to release A Field Guide to Cryptozoology: The Strange and the Fantastic. It’s full of cool drawings and little tidbits of information from the world of The Asylum. Hey, you don’t have to love the movies to love these drawings of Transmorphers, MegaOctopus, or Steampunk T-Rex! Worth every bit of the $5 and available only at SDCC.

Famous Monsters of Film Land Presents… The THING!

I will flat out buy anything related to John Carpenter’s The Thing. When you couple that knowledge with a limited edition volume of Famous Monsters of Film Land, this purchase is a no brainer.

Tom Jane Turns his Directorial Debut into a Graphic Novel

I was one of a select few that got to see Tom Jane’s Dark Country projected in 3D in an actual movie theater. I dug the film as it felt like a classic episode of The Twilight Zone but sexier. When I heard that RAW Studios, the production company run by Tom Jane and artist Tim Bradstreet, was publishing Dark Country as a graphic novel, I had to add it to my growing collection of RAW graphic novels. Would you just look at that beautiful cover!? The art is amazing and there is a ton of cool movie stuff in the back, with story boards, concept art, and the original short story.

You Had Me at “Werewolf Western” – HIGH MOON

While again walking through the more independent area of the Comic Con floor, I saw something straight out of my dreams- a giant werewolf wearing a Sheriff’s badge and holding a giant revolver. Creator David Gallaher gave me a quick run down of the story, but after he said it was a werewolf western it didn’t matter what else came out of his mouth – I handed him a fistful of dollars and was on my way.

Remember: Bookmark this page for more from Comic-Con 2012.

Robert Fure is many things: horror expert, ruggedly handsome man of the world, witty prose composer, and writer of his own biography page. Beneath the bravado is a scared little boy, ready to grow into an awesome man and make lies about a scared little boy inside of him. Wait a minute...

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