Thursday, May 9, 2024

QBP #206 -- Free Comic Book Day 2024!!!

Quarter-Bin Podcast #206

Free Comic Book Day 2024

It's time to celebrate the official holiday of The Quarter-Bin Podcast! 

 How did Professor Alan do at Free Comic Book Day this year? How many books did he nab -- and what did he think of them? How many stores did he end up visiting? And what "bonus" free issues will he also cover?

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  1. Sounds like a great day. A couple of comments!
    FCBD was a busy day for me with a family commitment in the late afternoon and a work shift in the wee hours. But I still managed to hit two store, my own LCS and a new store which opened near work. Thus I was able to procure 6 books on the day.

    I got the DC Absolute Power freebie and it cemented my early thoughts that I would not be getting this crossover event outside of monthlies I collect.

    But I also got the Flash Gordon book because I liked the entire creative team (Adams writing, Conrad on interiors, Panosian on cover). Solid book with a good hook. Gordon is a sort of hit-or-miss property with me. When it is done well, it sings. I would highly HIGHLY recommend you chase down the Parker/Shaner series from a while ago. Tremendous.

    I was also thrilled to see the Asterix book because I love the property and I thought it was a fun way to expose people to the little Gaul!

    The other three I grabbed were kid books as I always hand them to my younger relatives to entice them into the hobby. And I 1000% concur that the Spidey book is perfect in that regard. Given to the 4yr old son of my god-daughter... perfect timing.

    I was on the move so couldn't dilly-dally at either store but both had a healthy crowd when the doors open. And I bought something from both places to try and help support these places.

    1. Yes, like usual, the non-big-2 stood out.

      One of the great things about this day is that it is the one time each year where the small-press books and the publishers who struggle to get into comic shops have their product right there next to the big guys. Everyone is equal on Free Comic Book Day.