Hello beautiful people!
As some of you might know, yesterday was Free Comic Book Day!!! This event occurs on the first Saturday of May and is one that no comic book fan should miss out on! Having attended this event for three years straight, I know that #FCBD2017 is the day where I clean up my wallet and let go of all the green that inhabited it. 😀 Check out the cute and awesome video below to understand how AMAZING this day is. Who would actually say no to a day where you can get your hands on some free comics, introduces them to youngsters and share a passion for an industry that only growing with every year that goes by?!
Today, we wanted to share with you our comic book haul and tell you to mark your calendars for all the years to come for an event that will bring joy to any person on a sad day! 😀
Trang’s FCBD Comic Haul
I could get any free comic book day issues I wanted, but I only picked up Wonder Woman, Grimm Fairytales and some previews from Marvel 😀
There was a 50% off sale on paperbacks in one of my local store ! So I got Saga Vol.5, Sandman Vol.4 and the newest edition of Sandman Overture! As you can see, I might love Neil Gaiman a little …too much LOL I’m actually reading Norse Mythology right now.
Lashaan’s FCBD Comic Haul
I only had the right to pick up 3 FCBD comics and that’s all I really needed anyways! 😀 I picked up Wonder Woman #1 by Greg Rucka, Secret Empire #0 by Nick Spencer and I Hate Image by Skottie Young. Honestly, these are three issues I would’ve recommended anyone to pick up too!
Wonder Woman #1 is fast-paced introduction to both Steve Trevor and Diana Prince. It essentially gives you a side-by-side comparison of both of their separate lives; but their faith will cross paths much sooner than you’d think.
Secret Empire #0 is more of a prequel or teaser to the big Marvel event that is about to unfold. In all honesty, this issue was mad amazing. Both artwork and writing was on point. Secret Empire is where one of Marvel’s greatest hero turns rogue and chaos follows. It also includes Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man by Chip Zdarsky. A very light and humour-filled story featuring Spidy and Vulture. Loads and loads of pop culture references to please the kids in this one.
I Hate Image is a spin-off of I Hate Fairyland. This is brutal and fun; exactly what I Hate Fairyland is. Maybe you’ve guessed from the title, but this issue makes a bunch of references to all the major titles that Image Comics have under their belt. If you haven’t checked out I Hate Fairyland, you should go do that now (that includes me hihih). 😀
It was not long ago when I discovered Batman: Night Cries by Archie Goodwin a unique Batman story that tackled a sensitive subject and wasn’t part of the canon story. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I found it in the sales section, 2 for 1 (the other being the book right under). Check out the blurb:
BATMAN: NIGHT CRIES uses the comic book medium to shed light on the horrific real world-crime of child abuse. When a series of crimes involving child abuse shocks the citizens of Gotham City, Batman and Commissioner Gordon embark on a quest to find the immoral perpetrator. But when Batman is accused of being the enraged killer of the child abuser, it is up to a young battered girl to come forth and clear his name. Treating this issue with the true severity that it demands, this book also includes a subplot in which Commissioner Gordon must come to terms with the abuse of his past and break its vicious cycle.
It’s insane what kind of gems you can find out there! I’m so glad to have found this hardcover Batman: Ego and Other Tails by the great Darwyn Cooke. Collecting most, if not all of Cooke’s best work. What a big win! 😀
As part of the comic book shop sale, they also let you pick up a couple of free single issues, depending on how much you spent. I got soooo lucky to find issues #1 to 7 of Sandman Mystery Theatre by Matt Wagner. No, this is not the Sandman by Neil Gaiman, but it is a series that was pretty well-appreciated among the community! Check out its blurb:
In this noir detective tale of intrigue, bigotry and incest, millionaire Wesley Dodds takes on the costumed persona of the Sandman to catch a sadistic killer in 1930s New York. Donning a gas mask, fedora, business suit and cape, Dodds goes after the Tarantula, a brutal kidnapper who is mercilessly preying upon the women of high society. But as the Sandman walks through a world of corruption and deceit, he uncovers the true secret of the murders and their implausible connection to the city’s most prominent family. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.
These three were in my pull-list and I just picked them up on the same day as FCBD! Super excited to see how this huge DC event (The Button) featuring both Batman and Flash is going to fare. Can’t wait. I also heard good things about issue #955 of Batman: Detective Comics. Hopefully, Disappointment went on vacation. I just want to meet Success. 🙂
There was also a sale on back issues and since I’m currently collecting every issue in the Batman New 52 run by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, I couldn’t skip on the opportunity to pick up this crucial issue in one of the biggest event in the story, Endgame. Just look at that beautiful cover art too. Joker at his best. Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are AMAZING 😉
I also ended up receiving this epic poster, featuring the one and only, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman! WHO ISN’T EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE?!?! SAY IT WITH ME! DC! DC! DC! DC! 😀 A little bit of promo isn’t so bad right? 😉
The event does not mean that everything in store is free. Essentially, every comic book shop has their own sale going on, but they all have a certain limited amount of FCBD edition comics that they leave out for people to pick up (usually set a limit per individual as well). These comics give you a glimpse into certain series and build up hype on other things too!
What do you think about our hauls? Did you visit your local comic book shop for some awesome comics? What did you get? 😀