So today is my 36th birthday (which, incidentally, I share with Lynda Barry) and every year I treat myself to five random back issues. There are only three rules I try to follow:
1) The comics have to be total impulse buys (not something off my want list, or stuff that I had been planning on getting anyway),
2) Comics only, no trade paperbacks or graphic novels, and
3) The total cost has to be under $36 (basically, my age).
Here's what I got this year: