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Thursday, May 5, 2011
The 10th Anniversary Of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) Is May 7th, 2011!
Mood:  caffeinated
Topic: Comic Cons


Michael D Hamersky On Comics Suggests:

That You Attend The 10th Anniversary Of Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)!

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Which Should Be Happening Saturday, May 7th, 2011 At A Local Comic Book Shop Near YOU!

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Tina & Michael At One of the Thirteen LCBS They Visited During the 2009 Free Comic Book Day! 

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I have blogged about Free Comic Book Day several times in the last few years of this blog, (as seen in this link). So you know where I will be this upcoming Saturday, May 7th, 2011... Somewhere that FCBD is being celebrated!
So what is FCBD? Here's a link to the Wikipedia entry about that very topic! 
In past years I have blogged about FCBD being celebrated in the San Diego Metro Area in different venues.
For example, in 2009, Tina LoSasso and I traveled to 13 different LCBS in San Diego County that were 'celebrating' FCBD in some way, and reported on them in Part I & Part II of that series.
In 2010, I blogged and mobile Facebooked from one of the major LCBS in San Diego, Southern California Comics, as seen in this link.

This year, 2011, I am taking my youngest son with me to some of the LCBS in San Diego County to see what's changed since 2009, when I last did that. There will be a follow-up blog on that after May 7th. (Tina & I are going to see the Thor film tomorrow, so there will probably be a two part blog series on that first.)

Anyways, this blog is about FCBD, so in the main body of this blog are links for you to check out before this Saturday arrives so you can figure out what FCBD edition comics you would like to pick up for Free.  

As most of the LCBS don't have all of the 10 'Gold' comics and 27 'Silver' comics to give away. Usually there is a limit at each LCBS as they have to pay for each of the 37 different comics they give away for Free! 


Click here to see the MARVEL SUPERHEROES COMICS we have in our online store for sale!
CAPTAIN AMERICA THOR - PUBLISHER: MARVEL COMICS - (W) Roger Langridge (A) Chris Samnee - From the fan-favorite creative team of Thor: The Mighty Avenger comes a time-twisting tale of Camelot-craziness. When mischievous Loki's machinations throw Thor and a World War II-era Steve Rogers into King Arthur's court, it's an adventure neither noble Avenger will ever forget!
Click here to see the DC SUPERHEROES COMICS we have in our online store for sale!
GREEN LANTERN FLASHPOINT SPECIAL ED - PUBLISHER: DC COMICS - (W) Geoff Johns (A) Ivan Reis, Andy Kubert - This is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers who can't wait to see the Green Lantern major motion picture from Warner Bros.! Discover how and why Hal received the power ring that changed his life forever with this reprinting of Green Lantern #30, a pivotal chapter of the Green Lantern: Secret Origin graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis. Plus: No comic fan can afford to miss this exclusive first sneak peek of Flashpoint, DC's blockbuster event of 2011, by the all-star team of Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert!
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MISADVENTURES OF ADAM WEST #1 - PUBLISHER: BLUEWATER PRODUCTIONS - (W) Reed Lackey (A) Russell Dauterman (C) Matt Bellisle - The Man, The Myth, The Amulet? Legendary star of the small and silver screen, ADAM WEST, has his career youth-enized in this hip-whimsical,trans-dimensional epic of an adventure. When a mysterious fan delivers an exotic amulet to Mr. West's doorstep he is Dorothy-fied on an odyssey that will change his career, his love life and inadvertently make him the man that saves the universe!
Click here to see the CARTOON COMICS we have in our online store for sale!
INSPECTOR GADGET - PUBLISHER: VIPER COMICS - (W) Dale Mettam (A/C) Jose Coba - Inspector Gadget, Penny and Brain are back... but so is M.A.D.! On what should be a peaceful vacation aboard the Orient Express, Gadget must locate Professor Sagan-Heisenberg and escort him safely back to Metro City. But with M.A.D. agents everywhere, perhaps this time, Dr. Claw will finally beat his nemesis. Go-Go-Gadget-Adventure! 



TODAY'S FEATURE - Blog #3406:

As mentioned above... This year my youngest son and I are going to drive to several of the Local Comic Book Shops (LCBS) in the Metro San Diego Area, to see how their owners are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Free Comic Book Day, (FCBD)!

With the price of gas as high as it is here in San Diego, ($4.29 gallon for regular), we won't be covering the full area from North County to the South Bay to East County, like Tina and I did in 2009.  See this link for Part 2 of that blog series, which has a link to Part 1.

Please Note:  I don't know of any LCBS 'locator' web page that has ALL of the LCBS that are in existence, as the industry is still experiencing the economic slowdown with store closings & openings, so you may want to try other resources besides this link that is on the FCBD web site. As it does state this disclaimer: "This list contains comic shops participating in Free Comic Book Day and is not necessarily a comprehensive list of all shops in your area. For a more complete listing of your local shops visit comicshoplocator.com".

For those of you that don't know the history of the Free Comic Book Day event, here is the Wikipedia entry that has a pretty good background.

For how much fun that Tina and I had back in 2009, here is a special photo album of that day in 2009 at my own Facebook Fan Page, 'Michael D Hamersky On Comics'. More photos will be transferred from my Facebook Group Page in the days to follow to that album, as Facebook has made another one of their changes this very week, in that they are changing the 'group page' format, where no photo albums will be seen in the 'new group page format'.

For how I spent my day during the 2010 FCBD, here is the link to that special photo album, also at my Facebook Fan Page. Same situation here, in that I have to transfer over the pics from my Facebook Group Page, which may be discontinued, because of the format changes.

Talking about Facebook, here is the link to the FCBD Facebook Fan Page, where you can post what you did on FCBD itself, as wall posts are encouraged there.

As for the Free Comic Book Day comic book editions for 2011, here is the link to the 10 'Gold' comics, and the 27 'Silver' comics. It is very doubtful that any of the LCBS near you will be giving away all 37 of them to each and every person that shows up at their doors!  Because these 'Free Comics' cost the LCBS owners $$ to buy to give away as promotions.  Several of the LCBS I visited in 2009 had limits of 3 different FCBD comics to an attendee.

As a 'heads up', my son, Vinnie, has already seen a preview copy of the FCBD edition comic from Archaia Entertainment, the Mouse Guard / Dark Crystal Flip Comic Book,  which he has review blogged here. Definitely one that you should pick up first, if your LCBS has a limit on how many you may choose!

As for what else is happening at the LCBS, besides their giving away FCBD comic book editions, there are several LCBS that do have comics creators signings and other events.  To see if there are any LCBS that have that near you, be sure to at least check this link.

Sadly, once again, I don't know of any San Diego Metro Area LCBS that has any signings going on... For a city that has the largest Comic Con in North America each Summer... This is a really sad state of affairs!  And please, if you are a LCBS owner that reads this and has one in the Metro San Diego Area, feel free to post that at my Facebook Fan Page, so that I can share that with others.  And if you, dear reader, are in the area and know of a signing or an 'event' at your LCBS, besides just distributing FCBD comics, feel free to do the same!

I do want to note however, that Southern California Comics is also having some other tables outside in their parking lot that feature local collectors selling toys and other items.  I had a good time at Southern California Comics last year, when they presented a Million Dollars Worth of Comics at their LCBS, and allowed photos of attendees to be standing next to the rare comics!

That's it for this blog post this morning.  It's a busy weekend... What with the new Marvel Film, 'Thor' coming out tomorrow, (Friday), FCBD on Saturday, and Mother's Day on Sunday!  Whew!  After attending the Wizard World Anaheim Comic Con last weekend, and the Long Beach Comic Con Expo the weekend before... I'm having too much fun!  LOL!


My thanks again to all of YOU reading this blog and our archived blog posts, now at 3,406 total posts in number!  I do appreciate your continued reading and support of this Blog!

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And for those of YOU that haven't yet... I would appreciate it if YOU would!!!

~ Michael D Hamersky


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