The problem with Free Comic Book Day is that when you go to the comic book store, so has everybody else and her sister. You yell howdy and wave to the guy behind the counter, he waves back and nods and smiles without interrupting the sentence he’s in the middle of, you make one circuit around the store and smile and nod to the other regulars there, and leave without getting in the line that snakes to the back of the store.
It’s kind of like the Mall Crawl in Boulder in the early 90’s.
In any case, the shop was less crazy this week and we were able to pick up the books we failed to get last time.
I got my latest collection of Ultimate Comics Spider-Man (the one starring Miles Morales, if you haven’t read it yet and you are in any way inclined to do so, you need to pick it up) and Vol. 12 of Garth Ennis’s complete and total deconstruction of superheroes The Boys (Trigger warnings galore: just assume all of them) and I couldn’t believe that there was anyplace to go after Volume 11. Without getting into spoilers, I’ll just say that the ring was thrown into Mount Doom and the Ewoks were dancing. Well, Volume 12 is the proverbial scouring of the shire. I’m exhausted.
Maribou picked up SuperMutant Magic Academy, Giants Beware! (the first book of The Chronicles of Claudette), and Caliban (another book by Garth Ennis… based on the author alone. We know nothing more about the book than it’s Ennis taking on deep space sci-fi).
And we then had to leave the shoppe because we both knew that we could spend another hour there and pick up another 3 or 4 books each.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?