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May 10, 2011 / Angela Sylvia

Free Comic Book Day – What I Picked

Saturday was Free Comic Book Day, and there was a huge number of books to pick from. So what did I grab for myself? Children’s comics! Because evidently I’m twelve.

Here are the free comics I took:

  • Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers/Darkwing Duck from kaboom!
  • Mickey Mouse from Fantagraphics Books
  • Star Wars: the Clone Wars/Avatar the Last Airbender from Dark Horse
  • Rated Free for Everyone! Power Lunch and Sketch Monsters from Oni Press
  • Dark Crystal/Mouse Guard from Archaia
  • The Intrepid Escape Goat/The Stuff of Legend from Th3rd World Studios

Darkwing Duck Free Comic Book DayI still haven’t gotten through the last two comics on the list, but I’ve enjoyed the others that I’ve read so far. Chip n’ Dale/Darkwing Duck was like a trip back to my childhood, being shows I used to watch on Disney Afternoon. The Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers comic was amusing, but I probably won’t look into the collection; Darkwing Duck caught my interest, though, as it delves into the story of an older super hero taking up the cape again.

Mickey Mouse was a preview of a collection of old Disney comics that will be coming out soon. These comics are from the thirties, and it’s surprising how amusing these comics still are (and also interesting to see how big of an asshole everyone in the Mickey universe is!).

Rated Free for Everyone! ComicI refrained from reading the Star Wars portion of Dark Horse’s comic (because I don’t care) but I went right into the Avatar storyline. These were a couple short chapters from an upcoming collection, The Lost Adventures, which if I’m remembering right are comics from Nickelodeon Magazine. I’m such a nerd for this cartoon, I know I’ll be grabbing that when it comes out.

Rated Free for Everyone! is a preview of two children’s comics from Oni Press. Sketch Monsters is the tale of a girl who expresses herself through art, which sometimes comes to life and wrecks havoc on the town. Power Lunch is about a boy who is told he’s allergic to practically everything, but in reality different foods give him a variety of super powers. Both were cute, but Power Lunch had such an interesting concept that it’s more likely I’ll pick that one up when the book comes out.

Did any of you go to Free Comic Book Day? If so, what did you get?

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  1. Matt / May 10 2011 3:31 pm

    You got to pick and choose? The comic store I went to just gave me a grab bag with a bunch of random comics in it (and a black power ring from Green Lantern. They pretty much just gave me a zombie virus that will kill me shortly…). I’m rather jelly of the Darkwing Duck comic…that was one of my favorite shows as a kid.

    I got:
    -Dark Crystal/Mouse Guard
    -Amazing Spider-Man
    -Witch and Wizard (non japanese anime thing?)
    -Tick
    -Criminal Macabre/Baltimore
    -Magic: the Gathering Path of the Planeswalker
    -Super Dinosaur (I lol’d at the cover)
    -Planet of the Apes
    -The Crow
    -Ammo Armageddon (rather thick for a free comic book..)

    Last years haul was a bit better. Got Thor and Avengers and pins and stuff. And a red power ring…which does turn me into a raging violent maniac, but at the same time, at least it doesn’t kill me. To be honest, I probably won’t even bother reading most of those comics…but oh well. I guess they work for random bathroom reading material….

    • Angela Eastman / May 10 2011 10:29 pm

      Yeah, the shop I went to let people pick and choose, as many as you wanted. The place we went to last year had a three comic per person limit =P

      Witch and Wizard is a James Patterson novel that’s been adapted to a graphic novel for Yen Press. I think Svetlana Chmakova’s doing it? (Dramacon) Yen’s done that for Maximum Ride and Daniel X, too.

    • Angela Eastman / May 10 2011 11:06 pm

      Also, if those are the same rings I’ve gotten in the past, those suck. They’re so huge! They’re even too big for my thumb.

  2. Erica / May 17 2011 12:11 am

    Who is giving out these free comic books? Are they in Va? :)

  3. HP / May 19 2011 9:07 am

    I have heard and seen nothing but good things about Darkwing Duck’s new comic. You’ll have to tell me how it is!

    • Angela Eastman / May 19 2011 9:14 am

      Well, I like this first chapter they gave away for free. He’s middle aged and works in a cubicle and then decides to be a super hero again because his daughter tells him to. Awesome.

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