- Posted by Johanna on May 3, 2008 at 8:45 am
- Category: Comic News
It’s Free Comic Book Day, the national holiday for comics (but only if you don’t order online, since those dealers aren’t allowed to participate; then again, with webcomics, every day has free comics).
Ahem, I am rambling. Today’s about the local comic shop. Many have creator appearances or special sales. Find your local participating store here.
I wanted to point out a couple of the free comics I’ve already had the pleasure of reading. There’s a new Love and Capes #7, which is already the highlight of my day. It introduces Microdot, a shrinking superheroine with purple hair, but that’s just a cameo. The real story is about how Mark is trying to propose to Abby but isn’t sure of the right way to go about it. Getting advice from his and her friends and family is a great way to introduce the characters to new readers, plus it’s very entertaining.
Love and Capes issues always make me go “eeeeeee” with happiness after reading them. They’re terrific with their blend of romance, superheroes, and comedy.
Comic Book Diner, the Kids Love Comics! offering, has a selection of kid-friendly stories featuring Roboy Red, Patrick the Wolf Boy, Buzzboy, and others, plus drawing tips and a recommended reading list from a variety of publishers. The layout is fantastic, very inviting (although I was a little dismayed they used the first paragraph of my Amelia Rules! review without credit in the Reading List section).
Today, I’m looking forward to finding copies of the IGNATZ book, a new Amelia Rules!, and Owly and Friends. Jughead visiting the Geppi Entertainment Museum in the Archie Comics giveaway might be fun, too.