Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Free Comic Day 2008 (part 1)


Free Comic Day is an annual event that happens every first Saturday of May. I first thought this would happen only in the United States. Imagine my surprise when I visited Druid's Keep store last year (located at Magallanes Commercial Center) to get something I ordered (can't remember what but it's most likely a "Walking Dead" Hardcover - a must read by the way) from Felix when he offered me and Per some snacks and drinks and told us to get some free comic books. Since we weren't aware of this event, we were only able to get a copy of Spider-Man each and missed out on a lot of potential good selections when we got there late.
This year, I am more prepared as I have targeted the Comic Odyssey store in Robinson Galleria(http://www.comic-odyssey.com/) as the place to get my free loot as venue is nearer to the house. Event starts from 12pm - 5pm and each person can get 3 comic books. Since I will be going with Per, that will be 6 different issues all in all. Titles I am looking at getting are Project Superpowers, X-Men, Bongo comics, Hellboy, All Star Superman and Stranded, so hoping (with fingers crossed) they have all these issues here.
There will also be a lot of Filipino talents from the comic book industry: Gerry Alanguilan (who will give and sign his comic book GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATED to the first 200 guests therein), Lan Medina (Fables) and Edgar Tadeo (Spawn). I met Ed when I was at the mall last week, through the help of store owner of C.O., as I was interested with one of his arts. Buying his art serves as another reason as to why I would go here plus getting the free custom made sketch I requested from him for free!! Ed posted in his website a new drawing he did that had 3 Marvel Mutants on it. No price set yet so will see how that one goes as looks nice too. Third reason to go here is to get college buddy's reservation of Marvel Select White Queen. Also good place to catch up on back issues I need as all of them will be 50% off. Looking at getting old issues of JSA, JLA, ShadowPact, etc.
And the grand finale for this day is being able to watch IRONMAN on the big screen! It will definitely be a comic book fandom day (only thing better than this is attending an actual comic book convention). More to come...

3 comments:

elepunk master said...

I still have your well-traveled Spider-Ham comic book, Running Fatboy! And what is with the moniker? You're not even fat. You want fat? I'll show you fat! Bwahahaha.

Running Fatboy said...

hi elepunk master, i got you a new comic book when we see each other next week. The Escapist based on the the book I gave you before. See you lah!

elepunk master said...

Oooh.... a book related to "The Adventures of Cavalier and Clay"? Then it's a good thing I decided to ship the book here. Hehehe. I got Mortimer for hostage, so don't forget the drop-off schedule.