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Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Old 04-08-19, 10:57 AM
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Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Creating a new 2019 thread. I think last year I missed the entire event. Fact is I often donít read the comics, and I can get a lot of them later digitally. And my LCSí discounts on everything lost a lot of their appeal now that Iím primarily digital.

https://www.freecomicbookday.com/
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Old 04-08-19, 01:07 PM
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Originally Posted by davidh777 View Post
Creating a new 2019 thread. I think last year I missed the entire event. Fact is I often donít read the comics, and I can get a lot of them later digitally. And my LCSí discounts on everything lost a lot of their appeal now that Iím primarily digital.

https://www.freecomicbookday.com/
Doesn't seem like they have too many interesting free comics from this years selection.
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Old 04-08-19, 06:42 PM
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Nothing stands out to me as a must grab, but I’ll take my kids and let them pick stuff.
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Old 04-09-19, 07:43 AM
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I always go with the kids and we pick out some free ones and grab a couple TPBs because my comic shop always has 20% off. I know I can get stuff cheaper online but I always 'throw them a bone' when they are having sales.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Vampirella 0 for me
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Old 04-24-19, 05:10 PM
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

I just discovered a comic and toy store 40 miles from me, so I might check out free comic book day
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

If anyone’s in the vicinity of Towanda, NY, Jim Starlin will be doing a FCBD signing tomorrow.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Did anyone here go? I was too busy with other things.
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Old 05-05-19, 08:39 AM
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The main thing I wanted was the The Tick and for some reason my store didn't get it I didn't get a chance to stop at the other local store until late in the day and they were already out of it.
As usual, I just picked up a few thing that looked interesting which will then just go in a box and quite possibly never touched again
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

Went to my LCBS and picked up The Tick, TMNT, Spawn and nine other free books. Was really disappointed they didn't have the Lulu, or Vampierlla book.

If your pet sensitive, might want to avoid reading Under The Moon.

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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

I went - not for the free stuff, but to find a few Superman issues (I recently started collecting again ). Turns out the store was having a 75% off back issues sale!!! I ended up buying almost 100 comics!

Oh, and Rob Liefeld was there doing a signing (it was over when I got there because I intentionally went late to avoid it). He was still hanging around, and no one seemed to care.
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

I went to my two local stores, and one store about 15 miles down the road. With my wife joining me for two of the stores, and a generous 10 book limit with food donation, I was able to score ~50 of the 53 books.

They had 25% off supplies, so usually the day I buy a couple drawer boxes, but they were out of stock.
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Does anyone know when the free books hit comixology and/or Amazon?
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Re: Free Comic Book Day - May 4, 2019

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Does anyone know when the free books hit comixology and/or Amazon?
About 11 have already hit Comixology. Use my links in the wiki.

Edit to add:
Oops, wiki is in the digital thread. Here:
(recent?) Dark Horse freebie page

Comixology main freebie page

(Complete?) Dark Horse freebies page
https://digital.darkhorse.com/books/..._releases=True

spreadsheet of Humble/Groupees/Story bundles

free comics by release date, Comixology

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Does anyone know when the free books hit comixology and/or Amazon?
I'm waiting for this. I got shitfaced Friday night and did not go get my stash Saturday.
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2016 and 2018 posts here, the kids are now 5 and 7. We went to the comic book store the week before so they could look around. We bought some Teen Titans TPBs that were already $9.99 so the price was right even without FCBD discounts the next weekend. They were holding a drawing contest by age bracket but we totally spaced on getting our entries in on time, oh well. They were obsessed with a giant Evil-Lyn statue where she had the mother of all wedgies and asked me why someone would dress like that and I honestly had no good answer. Spent lots of time fawning over vintage toys I'd never heard of that were $25 apiece and I honestly couldn't imagine why. Even with the next week's 20% off who's buying a plastic snow leopard for twenty bucks when in all of the nostalgia bouncing around in my head even I can't place that particular toy line?! My hunch is it will be there during FCBD still, and...

Yes, they're there. No, we didn't get them. No one did. It's way too overpriced. That evil Casper ghost friend is still there from last year's post, too, taking up quite a bit of shelf space. If it's there next year, I think I'll offer to take it off their hands for half price. This year we got there a little later than usual and missed out on local artists doing drawings, which is a bummer because that had become a tradition, of sorts. They were both trying to pick which Star Wars characters they wanted this time for the artwork, but it was all for naught. One said Boba Fett, and the other said Jar Jar Binks because I finally broke down and showed them The Phantom Menace, which of course they loved. Whatever. Anyway, there were two young women cosplaying as Stormtroopers wandering the aisles. Turns out they were doing a 24-hour road trip, hitting up shops across Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota, something like that. Sounds like they'd had quite the journey. They were there for maybe 30 minutes and moved on. We didn't get a photo but the girls had fun with them.

I ended up picking up a small handful of G.I. Joe comic books for 50% off (I have around 145 issues of the original 155-issue run, though I've never actually read the final issue!) and the kids got TPBs: The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time, if I recall correctly, I'd have to run upstairs and double-check. One snuck a vintage Mulan toy onto the counter without me noticing and I didn't see it until I peeked in the bag on the way out. Clever girl. The other got a $1 lightsaber (Blade Builder with a weird handle, must be from Rebels, or something) that was in the $1 toy bin because the blade was broken. But it wasn't, it's just that the extension pieces were out of order. Easily fixable, so that was a nice find. We got some small buttons, too, including a Dr. Who button for mom.

One last story: last week, my 5-year-old asked me about a life-size facehugger statue, all splayed out and ready to ram its ovapositor down your throat to lay its precious eggs in your chest. I told her what it was and what it did. She said that sounded cool. I emphasized the movie was too scary for kids and too bloody so no way. She said fine. Cut to FCBD. Walking around the same store, I hear her say, "What's that shirt? It's gross!" I look over and the shirt on the end of the rack is a larger-than-life chestburster covered in blood and seemingly bursting out a big blood patch on the shirt. I said, do you remember when you asked about the facehugger last week? This is what hatches from the eggs it lays, they call it a chestburster. She said okay, now she understands why I said the movie isn't for kids. I agreed. On the way home, she said she really, really wants to see Alien now. She must think I'm a monster. Not until your six, sweetie...
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