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Free Comic Book Day 2011

IMG_0454Today was the 10th annual Free Comic Book Day–a day that’s been organized in the comics community to celebrate comics, and provide a very specific event for comic shops to promote themselves and what comics have to offer. After all‚Ķmaybe a sale will draw in some people, but a free comic will draw in more.

Offhand, I’m pretty sure I’ve been out to (a) comic shop(s) for all 10 years so far. The first two years I would have gone to JC’s Comic Stop in Toledo, OH. I really don’t remember any specifics from that one–I may have gone alone, though I suspect I at least had my friend Drew with me.

In 2003, I remember heading out with Drew for the 2nd annual event, and getting held up when we bumped into folks who needed some help setting up for a social event on-campus, though I’m pretty sure we just made it to the shop before they closed.

In 2004-2006 I would have gone to Sports ‘n More and probably Comic Heaven–alone, unfortunately–to snag whatever I snagged those years.

In 2007 I recall making the rounds of the comic shops with my friend Hillary. In 2008 we reprised the trip, with our friend Andrew along.

2009, went out to several shops with my friends Michael and Bridgett. In 2010 we had an abbreviated outing to a couple nearby shops.

This year, we were able to get our friend Earl into the mix, and made it out to 4 different shops in 4 cities.

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Flashpoint [Checklist]

May 2011

  • Flashpoint #1
  • Booster Gold #44

June 2011

  • Flashpoint #2
  • Flashpoint: Batman Knight of Vengeance #1
  • Flashpoint: Secret 7 #1
  • Flashpoint: Abin Sur – The Green Lantern #1
  • World of Flashpoint #1
  • Flashpoint: Emperor Aquaman #1
  • Flashpoint: Deathstroke and the Curse of the Ravager #1
  • Flashpoint: Frankenstein & the Creatures of the Unknown #1
  • Flashpoint: Citizen Cold #1
  • Booster Gold #45
  • Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #1
  • Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons #1
  • Flashpoint: Legion of Doom #1
  • Flashpoint: Grodd of War #1
  • Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance #1
  • Flashpoint: The Outsider #1
  • Flashpoint: Kid Flash Lost #1
  • Flashpoint: Reverse Flash #1
  • Flashpoint: Project Superman #1
  • Flashpoint: Green Arrow Industries #1
  • Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1
  • Flashpoint: Canterbury Cricket #1
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