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Old May 4 2012, 09:20 PM   #1
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Free Comic Book Day

So today is May 5th. And it's Free Comic Book Day.

So is anyone going? This will be my first time I've attended. Kinder crazy to travel 3 hours or so, just for a free comic book, but for me it's to hang out with folks in costumes, just like at conventions.
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Old May 4 2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Waste of time. The comics are free cause they're generally crap.
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Old May 4 2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Here's a review of all of them. Not all of them sound like crap.
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Old May 4 2012, 09:32 PM   #4
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Not all, but most, and with my luck those truly crap ones will be the only ones at my comic dealer when I get there, like last time. Pass. I'll lay out money and get what I want later.
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Old May 4 2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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There's a "Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" comic? I'm all in!
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Old May 4 2012, 09:50 PM   #6
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As long as you know in advance the store you intend to visit is making an event out of the day. I'd hate for you to travel 3hrs and find out the LCS only has a small table by the register with a limit of 2 per customer or some such and no one is dressed up as you're hoping.
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Old May 4 2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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The closest comic shop to me is an hour away. None of these motivate me to make that drive.
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Old May 4 2012, 09:59 PM   #8
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My closest store does have a supplied person in costume for photo-op. Last year his 22yr old volleyball playing sister dressed as Supergirl and a store employee was Ghost Rider.
He also has fifty cent and dollar boxes a plenty!!
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Old May 4 2012, 10:39 PM   #9
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Waste of time. The comics are free cause they're generally crap.
Ain't that the truth...
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Old May 4 2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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I would go, but I have to be at work.

One of the shops here in Austin will have Peter Mayhew & Aaron Alston signin' autographs. Don't feel too bad about missin' that one, though, since I've already met Chewbacca...
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Old May 4 2012, 11:48 PM   #11
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You crazy Aussies and your time-bending ways. One of these days you're going to fracture the space-time continuum. Tomorrow is Free Comic Book day!
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Old May 5 2012, 05:03 AM   #12
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Waste of time. The comics are free cause they're generally crap.
Ain't that the truth...
90% of them are but I go for the TPB sale(25-50%) and $1 books not to mention 1/2 off back issues.
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Old May 5 2012, 08:39 AM   #13
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As long as you know in advance the store you intend to visit is making an event out of the day. I'd hate for you to travel 3hrs and find out the LCS only has a small table by the register with a limit of 2 per customer or some such and no one is dressed up as you're hoping.
In Sydney there would have been at least 50 people who dressed up. It was fun putting on my costume again. It's been six months since I've wore the Spock costume.

I ended up getting three comics, but today wasn't about comics, more about cosplay (as I'm already thinking about my next costumes for the next convention)
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You crazy Aussies and your time-bending ways. One of these days you're going to fracture the space-time continuum. Tomorrow is Free Comic Book day!
Nah ... tomorrow is Sunday.
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Old May 5 2012, 08:46 PM   #14
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Went today and picked up my free comic books, along with some issues of The Avengers (movie) prelude books.

Got The New 52 one, a Spider-man one, and a Serenity/Star Wars one (flip issue.) The Serenity one is meh. I guess there isn't much one can expect from a free comic book, rough art and quick nothing story. (Mal's almost killed over Serenity but gets his ass saved by River. I don't know what was revealed in any post-Serenity comic books but this one had Zoe pregnant.) I've not really looked at the other free comic books, I've flipped through the Black Widow prelude book and got my fill of cheesecake in it, will read it later along with the "Fury's Big Week" issues. The Widow book is 1 of 3 to be released over the next few weeks.
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Old May 5 2012, 10:44 PM   #15
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I went to pick up the newest issue of "Avengers vs. X-Men."

While I was there, I picked up the Serenity comic, Avengers Age of Ultron, and the Buffy vs. Alien comic.
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