Free Comic Book Day 2011

This last Saturday was Free Comic Book day, and this was the first year I participated in this great event. My special lady and I drove around to (almost) all the local comic shops to see what we could snag.

The first place we went to had a fairly good collection of comics, but there was also a big card game going on and it was wall-to-wall big, sweaty nerds. I wasn’t sure what it was they were playing, but I think it was Magic the Gathering. We got our free comics and didn’t stick around too long.

The next place we went to was more pleasant experience. A bigger open space and a wider variety of comics. Including more independent writers and artists and not just super hero comics. Plus we were given the tour by the daughter of the family-run shop. She was dressed as Super Girl and was quite familiar with her own mythology. Before we left, she insisted we see her song and dance routine. It was…we were good sports. It was a song about Super Girl and I have not for the life of me been able to find out who it’s by. There are at least three different teen stars with a songs about Super Girl.

The next place we went too was closed so we hit up the big chain store and it had been pretty much picked clean.

At any rate, we had fun and got a big stack of free comics. Plus, it’s a great way to promote literacy in young readers!


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