Monday, May 6, 2013
FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2013
Where were you last Saturday?
Hopefully, you were like me. Out buying comic books. And getting even more of them for FREE. Yes, in case you still haven't gotten on board yet, the first Saturday in May is always Free Comic Book Day. It's an opportunity to pick up new stories you haven't read, old favorites you've missed over the years, or to discover a whole new world of geeky goodness.
This year I spent FCBD here in Los Angeles visiting four of my favorite comic retail outlets:
1. House of Secrets
2. Emerald Knights
3. Golden Apple
Much fun was had seeing the crowds, chatting with fans and fellow geeks, and getting tons of... well... free comics. (Okay, I might picked up some no-so-free ones, too, but that's my sickness.) Pictured above are fans dressed as what would be the COOLEST Avengers line-up EVER. Because it also has Superman and Robin! Can you imagine the possibilities? Iron Man and Superman on the same time? Oh, Marvel and DC... put away your differences for once and let me write this fabulous, epic one-shot. Oh, and for a villainous threat, how about a "cosmic"version of The Joker who becomes possessed by the eternal soul of Thanos, then decides to destroy the universe just to see what happens? Now that's chaos. Yeah, I'm down for that. As long as Vixen and Storm can also join the fun, because this team needs a bit of diversity, folks.
OKAY. I'M DONE FANTASIZING FOR THE MOMENT.
As you can see from the pictures above (Meltdown, top, and Golden Apple, bottom), tons of comic book enthusiasts turned out this year. Every shop I visited was packed! I don't know the numbers, but it sure seemed to me like this was the biggest turnout for FCBD yet, at least here in Los Angeles.
Can't. Wait. Until. Next Year!