Saturday, May 4, 2013

I missed "Free Comic Book Day 2013"

For those of you who don't know, today was free comic book day. A "holiday" where comic book publishers, and comic book shops celebrate by giving away free comic books. This is a great strategy to attract new readers, and potential new customers to a store.

So why'd I miss such an awesome event?

Well, I'm already a reader. I frequent a comic book shop, and I buy more than just comics there. So I didn't see the need to go on a day where they'd be at their busiest. I'd prefer to go, take my time, and leave with more than just a stack of free comics.

Sure the free comics are nice, but as more than just a casual reader do I want a bunch of books with "free comic book day" printed at the top?
Nope. I'd rather buy the latest Deadpool, buy a few stickers, and make both the publisher, and the shop some money.

Besides. There was a huge line to get in to the store, already a sign that any books that I would've been interested in would be gone. So I skipped it. Maybe next year? Probably not.
I did however celebrate by playing injustice, Batman Arkham City, and by adding a new figure to my TMNT collection.

Happy Star Wars day, and May the Fourth be with you.

- Jimmy

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