Sunday, May 8, 2011

The dangers of Free Comics

I have been a comic book fan since I was a kid, and really got into them in high school.  Between my friend and I, we managed to be reading every Marvel title available in 1986.  Because of that, I have always been a Marvel fan.  I like some of the DC characters.  Batman has always been cool, and Superman has grown on me a lot lately (though Nightwing is still my favorite).  But nothing beats Captain America, Spider-Man and Moon Knight.  Those are probably my top three Marvel characters, with the top five being rounded out by Colossus and Hercules (they so need to make an animated movie about the Prince of Power).  So, you can imagine my giddiness with all of these kick-ass Marvel movies (THOR was effing AWESOME, btw).

But, all that being said, I don't really read comics much anymore.  Every once in a while I'll get on a kick and collect a handful of titles for a few months.  But, invariably I get burned out and stop.  However, Free Comic Book Day (the first Saturday in May) always manages to rope me back in, even if for just a short while.  I'm sitting here staring at the cover for the free issue of The Amazing Spider-Man.  Having browsed through it real quick, I am very intrigued.  Not to mention that the Elric comic from BOOM! is pretty amazing.  And of course, there's my FCBD stand-by, Atomic Robo.  They do a free issue of his every year and it never fails to entertain.

So, what does this mean?  It means that the local comic shop will most likely get some business from the Doolan household (Michele found one she likes too) for the next few months.  After that, who knows?

1 comment:

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Comic Book Day :-)