Saturday, May 4, 2013


ZOMG you guys, it's FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!

For serious, folks, this is one of the only holidays I'm orthodox about.

Money's a little tight this year, so I'll likely just hit my usual haunt, Chris' Cards and Comics and grab some free swag (and buy a little something too. You should always buy something on Free Comic Book Day!). I was hoping to do something a bit more epic, but there's always next year.


In 2012, I played a weekend's worth of rap shows with my nerdy homies, and gave away something like 150 free comics.


In 2011, my wife and I drove up and down the New England Seacoast, hitting as many sales as we could, and searching for an elusive and exclusive Heroclix figure.


In 2010, my buddy/super-famous artist Collin David drove out from NY and we had some zany comic-store adventures, made a lot of bad jokes, ate a lot of sushi, and got sunburns. You can read his writeup of the day here on Collectors Quest.


In 2009, my friend Jess came out to visit, and we tried very hard not to spend all our money, though I failed a little bit. Also, 2009 was the last year that I threw one of my epic digital parties in the sadly-departed world of City of Heroes. This was a tradition for 3 years straight, and it was always a lot of fun. I still miss coming up with ideas for silly contests and stuff.


2008 was the first year I really explored the comic store scene where I live. Since moving out here, I had become an online-ordering type, and really was feeling the need to dig into some brick-and-mortar comic shops again. So I went to... ALL OF THEM. And then saw the first Iron Man movie in the theater with my wife. It was a good time. I made a brief post about it on my old blog.



What are some adventures you've had on FCBD? If you aren't having adventures, you're doing it wrong.


  1. FCBD with you was awesome! I loved making it an all-day thing, and I can still remember my winning haiku celebrating Galacto-Man's glory.

    What the Heroclix figure in 2011?

    1. It was a Green Lantern ( which I ended up giving to P.T. Burnem a year later because he was very much in need of a Hal Jordan.

      Maybe next year we can do FCBD together again. :D