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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday!

Image courtesy of www.freecomicbookday.com

Hello friends.  Sorry for the lag between posts.  I guess working on a dissertation, looking for jobs and helping take care of 2 children has got the best of me.  I am going to do my best to post at least once a week from here on out.

Moving on...this Saturday is Free Comic Book Day!  Check out www.freecomicbook.com for participating retailers and previews of the books that you can get for FREE!  Henry went to his first free comic book day two years ago and it has really sparked an interest in reading for him and introduced him to some characters he has grown to love.  This year we will be going to Austin Books to enjoy their festivities in the morning and then to Half Price Books on South Lamar for the costume contest.  I am really looking forward to the day and will post pics.

This year some of the kid friendly books include Darkwing Duck, Sonic the Hedgehog, Avatar, Pep Comics Betty and Veronica,  Geronimo Stilton and the Smurfs, Kung Fu Panda, Mouse Guard Dark Crystal Flip Book, Bongo Comics Free for All, Inspector Gadget, Intrepid Escapegoat & Stuff of Legend, John Stanley's Summer Fun, Rated Free for Everyone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mickey Mouse, Young Justice and Batman the Brave and the Bold Super Sampler and finally the Top Shelf Kids Club 2011.

I have a soft spot in my heart for the Top Shelf Kids Club as Owly and Johnny Boo have become regulars for Henry.  I think Okie Dokie Donuts will move into a regular for him, but am curious what other books he plans on choosing.  In years past he would chose one or two and read them until the covers fall off.  Good times.  Hope to see some of you at Austin Books or Half Price Books here in Austin!

For those of you in the Austin Area, FCBD starts at 8am at Austin Books and they are allowing participants 10 comics each!  In addition, Chris Roberson will be signing his FCBD Elric comic from Boom! Studios.  That's not all!  The stormtroopers from the 501st legion will be there and Austin Books will give one lucky fan a $100 gift certificate.  They are pulling out all of the stops and it should be a great event!

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