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(I-Mockery)   Free Comic Book Day is coming this Saturday   ( divider line
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2003-04-29 10:08:22 AM  
The website for Free Comic Book Day .

There are some pretty good titles there.

2003-04-29 11:55:04 AM  
Umm... woohoo?
2003-04-29 11:55:30 AM  
Any Archie?
2003-04-29 11:55:31 AM  
And the nerds will retire to the nerdry.
2003-04-29 11:56:04 AM  
Comic books aer dead.
2003-04-29 11:56:14 AM  
Comic book guy in 3...2...
2003-04-29 11:57:16 AM  
Wow. There IS Archie. I'm sorry.
2003-04-29 11:57:53 AM  
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2003-04-29 11:58:05 AM  
The comic books must be liberated!
2003-04-29 11:58:31 AM  
I always had a thing for Veronica....fap fap fap

OK so I have no life...
2003-04-29 11:58:49 AM  
Comic books aer dead.

Proof please. As a member of the comic-book industry, I can attest that comics are alive and kicking. Free Comic Book Day is a great idea.

Screw, I am not going to even try arguing to the brainwashed masses.
2003-04-29 11:58:50 AM  
For like 2.50 normally, Comic Books are too damn short. I read through one of my old Infinity Gauntlet series in like 5 minutes. Thats 25 cents a minute, that is like when I used to go over my 30 hours a month on Prodigy or P* as the old skoolers called it.
2003-04-29 11:59:16 AM  
"Archie is NOT farking Mr. Weatherbee!"
2003-04-29 11:59:48 AM  

Did Grandma win the Kentucky Derby contest or what?
2003-04-29 12:00:02 PM  
No, Bush hasnt been booted from office yet, I'm talking about a day where you can go to the comic book store and get free comic books.

Such hard-hitting, on topic, relevant political commentary, this guy is my hero! Oh wait. No he isn't.
2003-04-29 12:00:18 PM  
I am surprised (and thankful) the poster did not include "Comic Book Guy surrenders" in the headline.

Really, it's only funny when France surrenders - and that's not even very funny anymore - more of a tradition.
2003-04-29 12:00:34 PM  
Jughead was farking Mr Weatherbee..using his nose....
2003-04-29 12:02:10 PM  
It's not funny when anything or anybody surrenders. It's stupid and anyone who thinks it's funny is stupid. Ipso facto.
2003-04-29 12:02:21 PM  
Does this include Hillary Clinton's new book?
2003-04-29 12:04:56 PM  
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2003-04-29 12:06:34 PM  
And remember, kids, you can also get the Keenspot Spotlight and 2003 books on FCBD! Basically, both books are a collection of stories from some of the best online comics out there.

And please, for the love of all things holy, I said some of the best. I full well realize there are many, many great online comics out there that don't fall under the Keen umbrella, and some of the best Keen artists aren't portrayed in the books.
2003-04-29 12:07:08 PM  
"Archie was the biatch and Jughead was the butch- that's why Jughead wears that crown-looking hat all the time:he's the king of queen Archie's world."

2003-04-29 12:07:33 PM  
Unless they have "Love and Rockets" for free, I don't want nuthin.
2003-04-29 12:08:01 PM  
Arched, I have that book already. It is completely awesome. I wholly endorse anything done by the Fade From Blue team.
2003-04-29 12:09:32 PM  
True story:

My boss in incredibly into comic books. He has a room in his house entirely filled with his collection. So some punk kid comes in, starts talking trash about Daredevil, which bossman has already stated was a decent adaptation despite the blasphemies (Electra not being hot and greek, for one) So this kid is rambling on and on to his friend, "They didn't do this, they didn't do that" and suddenly comes out with something brainless like "And if they had spoken to Stan Lee.."

My boss, being the laid back guy that he is, calmly informs the kid that Stan Lee was actually IN the film, in a cameo role, nevermind that it was made with his blessing. Kiddo comes back with "Yeah, well it was still stupid and wrong because I have this issue of Spiderman where 'blah blah' happens and..."

Boss: No you don't.

Kid: yeah huh! I think it was...182.

Boss: Nuh uh. Didn't happen.(To the kid's mom) did you
need any more help today, ma'am?

Kid: Yeah!?! Well I've got every comic Kevin Smith ever worked on.

Boss: Well, yes. And I can drive a car.
2003-04-29 12:12:48 PM  
I used to collect comics, but then I got laid
2003-04-29 12:12:58 PM  
Unless they are giving away free manga, I'll pass. ;)

Actually, the only one that looks worth reading is DorkTower, although the "Slave Stories" cover looks interesting. Well done 3d look with the odd milk and cheese people.
2003-04-29 12:13:01 PM  
I'm only interested in free Vampi. Maybe Deadpool.
2003-04-29 12:13:37 PM  
I once worked an entire year at a comic book store for store credit.

/dork diggler.
2003-04-29 12:15:33 PM  
40 Dog,
Glad to hear you're whipped.
2003-04-29 12:16:26 PM  
Comic books aer dead.

Proof please. As a member of the comic-book industry, I can attest that comics are alive and kicking. Free Comic Book Day is a great idea.

Screw, I am not going to even try arguing to the brainwashed masses

The comic book industry in the U.S. may not be dead but it did suffer a debilitating stroke in the early 90s and has yet to regain full motor control.

It's getting there, but it's still clinging to a lot of the bad habits that got its cholestoral up in the first place.

There are a few new titles coming out from the more "mainstream" presses that are finally starting to push away from the lycra-clad 36 triple D heroines and steroid pumping granite chin heros to explore more creative and interesting non-super hero lines.

I attribute this to the fact that a generation of artists who cut thier proverbial teeth on comics from foreign markets are finally stepping up to the plate and putting a new spin on things.

Unfortunately the American market still hasn't shaken thier "collectibility" angle. We're still trying to slap a pretty cover on 22 pages of an overpriced full color installment for a meandering serial.

The two biggest problems with this are:

1) You can read 22 pages of story in under 5 minutes. The first 3 pages are recaps of the past 6 months of books. The remaining 19 pages have to be paced with equal parts action and dialogue so that anyone picking up a random book will be enthralled enough to buy next months and hopefully all the months prior... so proper story building is often abandoned, resulting in storylines that lack any significant depth.

2) The serial nature of EVERYthing in America is why EVERYthing eventually begins to suck. From sitcoms to soaps to comics and even movie franchises... very seldomly are things treated to be a complete story with a beginning middle and end. The result is that you get a storyline that goes on forever and constantly tries to reinvent itself in order to keep the cash cow alive...
2003-04-29 12:17:00 PM  
You can actually look up what stores in your area will be supporting free comic book day, so that you can go to every one of 'em. It's like trick or treating, only you don't have to dress up... though I wouldn't put showing up in costume past some comic fans.
2003-04-29 12:18:25 PM  
Lord_Dubu:- Very good points, but that is part of why Graphic Novels took off. You can really get your teeth into them, and they cover a complete story.
2003-04-29 12:18:54 PM  
Where can I get a copy of Chasing Amy?
2003-04-29 12:20:48 PM  
Lord_Dubu, I agree with what you are saying, but not all comics fall into that category. I can name some off the top of my head.

Fade From Blue
Y: The Last Man

and plenty more. You have to take the good and the bad and if you just assume that all comics are the way you just described them, then you are missing out on some great work.
2003-04-29 12:21:21 PM  
Shonen Jump is awesome, and its really cheap for a subscription. Thats all I got.
2003-04-29 12:22:58 PM  
"Exploitation Now" is a brilliant Keenspot comic
2003-04-29 12:24:08 PM  
Lord_Dubu: You should also look into the following:

Astro City
Rising Stars
Barry Ween

You can also avoid many crapola stories by keeping an eye on who's doing the writing chores. For example, I haven't regularly picked up a Spider-Man comic in over a decade, but I did seek out the recent stories by J. Michael Straczynski...
2003-04-29 12:24:48 PM  
04-29-03 12:12:48 PM 40 Dog

I used to collect comics, but then I got laid

Ah, yes, because it's impossible to own comic books and have sex with other people, especially the ladies.

2003-04-29 12:25:27 PM  
EN was brilliant. And Poe's new comic, Errant Story, ain't too bad, either.
2003-04-29 12:26:42 PM  
Lord_Dubu, you make some excellent points about the mainstream comic industry. Thank goodness for the comics that are out there that give you credit for intelligence (or avoid the recap problem by, as "Powers" does, simply putting it in text on the inside of the front cover).


Strangely, that's exactly the issue I'm going to look for on Saturday, from Second to Some Studios.
2003-04-29 12:27:09 PM  
Do they still make Wildcats?
2003-04-29 12:27:59 PM  
Henchman, also great choices.

I just wanted to point out folks that the point of FCBD is to let people know that in comics, like in movies or television, there is something for everyone. Don't like super-heroes? Try this other title FOR FREE. If you don't like it, use it for toilet paper, it didn't cost a thing. Comics are well on their way to becoming a respected medium after winning a Pulitzer, and now that Entertainment Weekly has a comics section. You are not allowed to complain if you can't even give it a chance.
2003-04-29 12:28:41 PM  
I think the price thing is the big issue, I drop 50 bucks a week on new comics, how many dvd or video games is that?
2003-04-29 12:29:16 PM  
Do they still make Wildcats?

Wildcats is currently being published by DC under its WildStorm imprint, but it is very different from the original Wildcats.
2003-04-29 12:29:17 PM  
2003-04-29 12:30:18 PM  

Right I said that I thought the industry was finally evolving.

I read several titles regularly, even though I'm annoyed at the cover price for the ammount of story inside:

Fight for Tomorrow (Vertigo); Automatic Kafka, The Resistance (Wildstorm)[The only reason I got into this book was because I found out Christopher Shy was doing some art for it, and I liked the storyline after picking up that guest shot] ; Sojourn, The Path (Crossgen);

I pick up Kabukki, when it's actually something Mack has done recently, and not just repackaged reprints or tribute work from his fans in the industry.

But I still would like to see the "pulp" market take off like it has in Asian markets. I think a lot of really great stuff would happen to the market if we had something akin to the 500page weekly anthologies you see in the Asian markets.

Even though I buy American books (mostly as research to know my competition as an unpublished artist myself), I still get my thirst for engrosing storylines and rich character building from foreign trade paperbacks like: Mugen No Jyuniin (Blade of the Immortal); Lone Wolf and Cub; Priest (Hyun Min Woo's work is AMAZING why more of his stuff isn't imported is a mystery, I can't believe no one has snatched up U.S. distribution rights to "Doomslave" if ANYTHING by him would sell to our market, that book would)
2003-04-29 12:30:53 PM  
Sorry forgot to mention. Best comic ever: Preacher. Angels and devils farking. Gunplay. Vampires. And the Illuminnati. Fun for everyone !

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2003-04-29 12:31:01 PM  

Sorry to hear you have such a jaded view of comics. There are a great many superhero-type books out there that are experiencing a rennaissance, most predominantly Spiderman, Daredevil, Batman, and to a lesser extent, Captain America and the X-Men. True, there's a lot of crap out there, but there is also a lot worth reading (and I'm not talking about most of the sludge that's pumped out by the folks manning the Vertigo line--anyone remember when they actually published decent books that didn't pander to pseudo post-modernist nihilistic brit wannabees?)

Anyway, go on Saturday and get your freebie. It may not be considered high art, but it's fun.
2003-04-29 12:33:17 PM  
At 'Miscellaneous Etc.' gadget store

CBG: Yes, finally. I would like to return your quote unquote, Ultimate Belt.

Storekeeper: I see, do you have a receipt, quote unquote, sir?

CBG: I do not have a receipt, I won it as a door prize at the Star Trek convention, although I find their choice of prize highly illogical as the average Trekker has no use for a medium-sized belt.

Storekeeper: Whoa, whoa. A fat, sarcastic Star Trek fan. You must be a devil with the ladies.

CBG: Hey, I... Huh... Tha... Oh...

Storekeeper: Gee, I hate to let you down Casanova, but uh, no receipt, no return.

Bart: I'll give you four bucks for it.

CBG: Very well. I must hurry back to my comic book store, where I dispense the insults rather than absorb them.
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