Books, Thoughts

Hooray for Free Comic Book Day!

You GUYS!  Another FCBD has come & gone, but I’m still super happy with my finds this year.  I unfortunately had to work most of the day, but once I was off of work, I headed down to Velocity Comics to see if they had anything special this year.  Unfortunately, having gotten there late in the day, the two freebies I really wanted were already gone: Brian K. Vaughn’s Barrier & the Fantagraphics sampler.  But we can’t dwell on sadness—not on Rex Manning D—I mean, Free Comic Book Day!

Despite missing out on the freebies, I was SO EXCITED to find that my wonderful little store had FINALLY gotten in the first issue of local comic, Innsmouth by Megan James.  This comic has been in such high demand that reprints of the first issue has been back-ordered since earlier this year.  I’d been waiting patiently, collecting the other issues as they came out, waiting for that first issue so I could finally start reading it.  And now, here it was!  Binge-reading time!

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Innsmouth Comic by Megan James; issues 1-4

I looked around a little bit more & also found that Hard Case Crime is putting out comics as well.  So I picked up Normandy Gold, a comic done in the style of exploitation films from the 70s.  I practically bounced up to Patrick at the counter & told him breathlessly that I’d been looking forward to visiting all day & finding cool stuff.  I think I made him a little nervous with my enthusiasm, but then again, the store was still pretty busy despite the late hour, so maybe he just thought I was another weirdo.

All in all, a pretty fantastic FCBD.  Soooo, if you’ll excuse me, I have a bunch of stuff to go read now. . .

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