Saturday, May 3, 2008

Free Comics

Today was Free Comic Book day, the one day of the year where select comic books do not cost a dime. This was my first time ever taking part in this event, so I was pretty stoked. I even had some trouble going back to sleep at about 7 AM because I was so excited. That isn't a feeling that hits me very often.

Anyway, I checked out the website for this year's FCBD and got a look at the comics. From that list, I'd assumed my comic shop would have everything there, but alas, they did not. I wanted to get Love and Capes #7, but they didn't have it. I wanted to get Comic Book Diner, but that wasn't available either. There was a ton of other stuff I wanted, but my shop limited the number of free goodies you could get to three, and this included the figurines. Would you believe I passed on the Iron Man figure so I could get a third free comic? Tis true.

The three comics, I did get, are as follows: Marvel Adventures Iron Man & Hulk & Spider-Man, Amelia Rules, and Gyro Gearloose. The Marvel Adventures Iron Man & Hulk & Spidey was one of the first free comics to disappear off the counter so I'm glad I was able to nab one. I've been a big fan of Don Rosa's Uncle Scrooge comics so Gyro Gearloose was an instant pick up. As for Amelia Rules, I heard it was good and its something I haven't read before, which was one of the main reasons I was looking forward to FCBD, the opportunity to check out comics for free (without the need to Byrne-Steal, that is.)

I did read some of Tiny Titans, a book that looks to be DC's counter to Mini Marvels. This book contained cute, funny stories about the heroes and villains of the Teen Titans world. It may be a book I buy regularly if it becomes a monthly series. It was another popular book of the day and was gone 3 plus hours I spent in the store.

I suppose I could have went to another comic shop to grab more comics but I just didn't feel like making another trip. Outside of the free comics I picked up, I also bought some super cheap comics, which I will blog about in another entry.

Sure, I didn't get everything I wanted but it was nice to be able to get something and this was one of the few times I'd ever seen so many kids in my comic shop. This is a holiday I could really get used to.

1 comment:

Tommy said...

I've got to check with one of my friends if he was at a comic store during this event.

He plays HeroClix, so I know the Iron Man Clix would be right up his alley.