Free Comic Book Day!!

Today was Free Comic Book Day!!! This being the first time I’ve ever heard of this day, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. SM and I had talked and she had mentioned being at the comic store early (mind…at her comic store….and me at mine. There’s a good 1,000 miles between those two locations…). Things typically got crazy. So I did. Got there 45 minutes early, and no one was there. So I ran to a nearby food place and grabbed breakfast, came back, and ate in my car in the parking lot. By then, about three people had lined up, so I joined them. Stood outside for maybe 20 minutes talking about different characters and movies (upcoming to long ago released) before the doors opened.

By this point, I think we might have had 20 people in line…not nearly as bad as I thought it could be, and it didn’t take all that long to get to the free comics, pick out the five that I wanted (we were all limited to 5 per person) and get out of the way of the crowd (which had somehow swelled while I was picking out comics). There was a bit of a line at the register by this point, so I decided to wander around the store a bit and see if there was anything else to pick up. Probably a bad decision – by the time I got back, the line had grown to 4x the size. Oops 😛

Anywho, I also spent some time talking with a local artist who was at the store (my shop invited a few local comic artists to do character drawings that you paid $10 for and that money was donated to the Hero Initiative – I thought that was pretty cool) and looking through his work. I’ve always admired artists, mostly because I am so art challenged I can’t draw a stick figure correctly. It’s always interesting to watch people work who know what they’re doing! It was a fun hour or so that I spent there, talking to people, entering a raffle, and just generally looking at everything – but I had to turn around and run early because I had other things to do (and a D&D game to get to in a bit…) But I did want to share what I picked up:

  • Infinity – Yes, another Marvel event, but I thought I would at least find out what this one was about!
  • Superman – Just because…it is Superman…
  • Aphrodite IX – the premise sounded interesting.
  • The Steam Engines of Oz – Really…steampunk and Oz together? Sign me up!
  • Chakra: The Invincible – It’s a Stan Lee comic, it was worth at least trying!

I’ll give opinions about them either with the Monday opinions, or sometime next week 🙂 Right now, must get myself into the mindset of a rather clumsy Dark-Elf Thief.

I hope everyone is having fun at their respective comic shops. And if you haven’t been yet, GO!!! NOW!!!

May the Fourth Be With You All!!

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2 thoughts on “Free Comic Book Day!!

  1. Today was my first Free Comic Book Day too! If you like reimaginings of the Oz world, you should check out Image’s “No Place Like Home.” It’s very creepy.

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