Another year, another Free Comic Book Day. And it was busy busy busy. This year we took my nieces on a big adventure to three shops – Villainous Grounds, All the Rage, and my local shop – Not Just Comix.
I will state before going into this, that it is important to remember that even though it is Free Comic Book Day, these comics are not free to shops, and it’s important you buy something as well as pick up your free comics. I didn’t have the most money on this trip due to Fan Expo crunch time, but I still made sure to buy something at all three shops – as did my mother, my brother, and the girls. Please support local shops and keep them in business.
First up: Villainous Grounds
There have been several celebrity guests announced so far, but we’re finally getting to the ones I’m more interested in for this con – comic guests!
First announced is prettttty exciting:
As you know, I went through a somewhat insane couple of weekends a while back, in which I wore myself with three different cons. I’ve already covered the first two – Wizard World St Louis and Planet Comic Con – now it’s time for the final con: the STL Comics Winter One-Day.
Here we are! One of the best Fridays of the year – Friday the 13th! A miscellaneous excuse to watch Friday the 13th and get tattoos! Haha.
Something has perplexed me in the world of comics, recently: The random whining over the work of current Batman writer, Tom King. For example:
From Tom King’s Twitter.
I couldn’t understand where this was all coming from. I’ve seen it off and on for a bit, now. If you don’t know much about King, you can listen to his first interview on Bat Force Radio – which is ridiculously enjoyable, and I’ve listened to it more times than I can count. I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting Tom twice in the last few months – both at Fan Expo Canada and Planet Comic Con. It’s easy to gather from meeting him, or even just the podcast interview – Tom King is a fantastic guy. So, the complaints can’t be based on people disliking him as a person.
I thought more about the things people were complaining about, specifically. And this is where I found my answers:
Between holidays, health, and generalized busy busy busy times – I got pretty behind here. For that, I am deeply sorry. However! Some of my busy was related to things I can post about! So, at least we have that to show for my absence.
I’m working on getting posts ready in advance so even if I fall behind due to life, there’s plenty of content I can have saved and ready to post!
PLUS – I’m planning to add some new features. So stay tuned, kids!
The final day of Fan Expo was definitely the hardest one. I checked out from the hotel and left my bags with them before blindly heading to the con. I didn’t fly out until that evening, so I had time to kill at the con. But the dread of returning home filled me.
I’ve never liked the coming home part after a good trip. The thought of leaving something that made me so happy, combined with that reality check which is returning to real life… It’s rough. Not the worst thing on the planet, obviously. But definitely not my favorite.