18 out of 57 isn't too bad.

I got my hands on a set of wheels and raced to my parents' place in the early morning where various siblings dropped off their kids to join me for a Free Comic Book Day adventure. I had on my list three different comic book stores that I was tipped off to visit and with my Ty Templeton's "Bigg Time" trade paperback in my satchel, off I went.

My first comic store was thankfully inside a mall since it was raining outside. The line-up wasn't too bad, maybe a 30 minute wait at most and I kept the kids occupied by giving them my mobile to take pictures of the few cosplayers milling about. I did manage to get three photos worth sharing here thanks to a friendly guy who offered to take them for me so I could keep my place in line. Funny how it was all female and not the male, haha. The Storm Trooper was cool but not really worth hunting down since I'm not much of a Star Wars fan and the Electro looked a little too shy. Every time I attempted eye contact, he practically ran away. Oh well. At least I got Harley, Supergirl and Wonder Girl:

Loved the hammer (and she was right into it, too)
Loved the hammer (and she was right into it, too)
So adorable, right?!
So adorable, right?!
SO CUTE!!
SO CUTE!!

At this particular store I managed to get my hands on nine free books although the one book I really, really wanted to get (V-Wars) was already gone. Annoying but this is free stuff, right?

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I let my nephews and niece pick out twenty-five comics for thirty-bucks, plus some mini graphic novels starring Franklin Richards and yay, they still had some door-crashers for me to take advantage of! Twenty bucks for batches of trades that would have cost one hundred dollars all together otherwise? You best believe I grabbed what I could; Marvel 1602, Spider Island, Thor and Young Avengers (Children's Crusade) :

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However, the best was getting to meet Ty Templeton! He was surprised I had a copy of "Bigg Time" and we chatted a bit about the characters and how hilarious I found them to be and he scribbled this lovely doodad, which was freaking awesome:

Stavros!!! (squeals)
Stavros!!! (squeals)

Time was a-wasting so off to another comic store (after going to the closest McDonalds' drive-thru for McFlurries) and there I got my hands on another nine books, including the Archie freebie but I gave it to one of my sisters who wanted it which is why it's not pictured here:

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Yet the happiest find at this place was getting three Marvel Premier hardcovers of Hercules for fifteen bucks. Fifteen. Bucks. And yes, I did bat my eyelashes and flirted. I even got a couple of hardcovers for free. (I make no excuses, this is just what happened. I regret nothing):

Can't beat
Can't beat "free".
So lucky!
So lucky!

I bought a Supergirl trade for my niece, a Minecraft zombie action figure for one nephew and superhero erasers for the other. This is what they wanted, who am I to argue and besides, I grabbed a few first editions of Black Widow, Justice League United and a Captain Marvel Variant. For fifty cents each, wouldn't you?:

Not bad, eh?
Not bad, eh?

So, that is my Free Comic Day Adventure. The first of what I am sure will be many others.


(edited to remove personal info)

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