Yesterday was Free Comic Book Day. For those of you who don’t know what free comic book day is, Free Comic Book Day is a day (the first Saturday in May every year) when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes into their stores. This was my first year participating, and boy, was it a lot of fun! Though there were long lineups and a pretty painful sunburn as a result of my participation, it was an experience well worth having.
Six of the city’s most popular comic book shops participated as well as the central branch of the London Public Library. We managed to make it to every location! This was only possible because we left the apartment to start our day by 9:30 that morning. The lineups were as long as two and a half hours at some of the shops! The lineups were by no means boring though. There was no end to people dressed up as super heroes and other characters (from Star Wars, and even some video games), and other cool stuff happening. We even saw a replica of the Batmobile! In line at one shop, we were even treated to some musical entertainment. There was plenty of things to do in the lines including meeting new like-minded people.
We were home by 4:00 that afternoon and we quite satisfied with the results of our day.
Not to mention we were exhausted and sunburned. We are still feeling those sunburns today, but we are also enjoying our Free Comic Book Day goodies!