Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Free Comic Book Day 2012!!
The clock is ticking, so in three days wend your way to your local comic book shop and grab a stack of freebies. Free Comic Book Day 2012 coincides with this weeks opening of the big budget feature film "The Avengers" starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson reprising their roles from previous tent pole Marvel Studios films. Its the ultimate franchise picture for comic book fans (and by all accounts a well done blockbuster from director Joss Whedon). Of course, Marvel is wisely tossing in a FCBD title built around the current Avengers lineup, but for me one of the best aspects of FCBD is the availability of numerous all-ages fare from a variety of publishers (all of whom contribute to and support this annual event); and all absolutely free. To be fair, the shop owners actually buy these books and everyone should keep this in mind, as it gives the shops a chance to promote their stores. Most usually have sales and other events to pull in the crowds. Sadly, it looks like my usual posse and I will be missing this years FCBD. My misfortune shouldn't bar any of you from having a good time, so get out there on Saturday and support your local sheriff or something!