So Free Comic Book Day was yesterday and I finally pulled the trigger on my subscription/pull list.
Here’s the final list:
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man
Y: The Last Man
I was a little underwhelmed by the fact that my local comic book store (yes, it’s mine now that I’m a subscriber) – Titan Games and Comics in Smyrna – didn’t give me a subscription card or decoder ring or secret handshake. Something this important deserves some kind of ritual or physical artifact, don’t you think?
I should be able to pick up the first of my comics next week, depending on the solicitations and publishing schedules. To be honest, I like the idea of going once a month and getting one big stack as oppossed to 3 or 4 each week.
Who knows. I’ve got time to decide.
The best part of signing up for comics on Free Comic Book Day was, of course, the free comic book. The title I got, Ex Machina Special Edition #1, wasn’t even on the list of titles available. It just happened to turn up and since I’m subscribed to Ex Machina, I picked it up.
It truly did not disappoint. I’ve read most of the series via BitTorrent and I’ll likely buy the back issues or a trade to have them with me – they’re that good.
Other than that, I’m just warming up to the idea of being a comic book reader and comic book collector again.
It’s kinda nice.