On the website, it said that each location would have its own rules about the giveaways. I expected to only be able to get 1 book.
- At The Zone, we were allowed to get 1 copy of each comic, but we had to buy something. (We got Monkey Georgia a Spiderman Fairytales comic because she's suddenly obsessed with Spiderman.)
- At The Great Escape, each person was allowed to get 5 comic books with no purchase required. Uhn Gi found something for me for Mother's Day, though, so we still made a purchase.
- At Comic Book World, we were allowed 6 comic books. I don't think we got that many because we had most of the ones they were giving away at that point. Monkey Georgia did get 2 temporary tattoos though.
I apologize if you have NO idea what I'm talking about. Just know that Shepherd Book is one of the most complicated characters I've seen on television and I've waited 8 years or so to figure out what his deal was. This book ended up coming home with me. I may end up becoming a comic book girl after all. (I did see all 7 of the current graphic novels of Buffy season 8, but I figured they aren't going anywhere anytime soon.)
We found an Animaniacs comic book in the "older issues" section and it was being sold for $10. I wish I had known back then that they were being published (I could have handled paying $1.50 - I think).
Another surprise? History comic books. One of the free books that I picked up was Civil War Adventures published by History Graphics Press. I think it's awesome that someone is trying to help history come alive for people. That's what history is: stories. Stories that inform us about the past, and help learn for the future, yes. But first and foremost, there are stories. If history is approached as a set of facts that have to be memorized, it is not nearly as interesting as it should be.
Did you get to participate in Free Comic Book Day? What was your experience? I've already marked my calendar for next year!