A long time ago, in a Fandom far far away, lived some Geeks who invented a great Force. This concept quickly was christened Free Comic Book Day, and all was wonderful. Falling upon the first Saturday in May, young and old could congregate and scoop up the freebies sent out by all sorts of comic publishers.
Last year, with @AinslieKeith and @Taliana83, I went to my first Free Comic Book Day. It was great fun and made me realize all the Geekery I had missed out on over the years. Shame filled my heart. Despair darkened my soul. And now I am cured.
So this year I set out for Free Comic Book Day! Which was fittingly held on May The Fourth! Cue the Star Wars Ewoks music!
I started off by heading to my favourite LCS, Excalibur Comics. I picked up some copies here, but unfortunately, due I think to his second floor location, they did not have all the jubilations other stores might have.
Next stop on my journey is Gotham Central. I have never been to this shop before, but I have heard quite abit about them. Immediately upon finding the place, I bump into my brother @davidtgriches, who was on his third (or was it fourth?) store of the day. His chauffeur/Kato for this leg was my dad, who quite enjoyed seeing all the costumes.
Once inside, I picked up another whack of free comics and peruse the back issue bins. Based on countless recommendations, I decided to get a copy of Marvel’s Hawkeye #1, the fifth or sixth cover variant of it. This would be the first Marvel comic I have bought since Civil War #2. Maybe all is finally forgiven by me for the awful idea they did there?
I also managed to find some Peanuts comics I have missed in the last year. My Googliebear has always been a big Snoopy fan and I hope these issues satisfies that reading itch for awhile.
After another stop or two, all put of my “honey do” list, I finally capped off my travels with a visit to a local Geek (and Nerd!) friend of mine. @Rebeccahh95 has received many books and comics from me over the last few years, some as loans and most as keepers. With my recent Comics Purge complete, I dragged a box over to her and front loaded the box with stuff I KNEW she would want. Aren’t I a stinker? By the end of the visit, over half of the box would now resided in her capable Geek hands. Her Gail Simone Batgirl love is now supplemented with a complete set of Gail Simone Wonder Woman. My Jedi mental powers sense much happiness for her and her haul.
With this, I headed home and started into my pile. My Free Comic Book Day gets?
Some comics are new to me, some comics are unknown to me, but that is kinda the point isn’t it? All to get us Jedi’s to try something different.
All to expand the Force!
…is currently reading Once Every Never by Lesley Livingston.