Saturday May 1, 2010 was Free Comic Book Day across all the land. In our little neck of the woods, we headed down to Austin Books and Comics. Austin Books had a selection of over 90 possible titles, and 20,000+ comics to give away.
Troubles, Steanso and PaulT joined me for a bit over an hour at Austin Books before heading over to EZ's, where we met up with PaulT's significant other, The Amazing Erin.
Upon arriving, there was a considerable, but steadily moving line snaked around the building. Also, The Hulk was standing guard over the store.
Here's the reverse shot, which includes the tent and orange cones. I find it funny Austin Books has to own cones.
The Hulk picked a fight, and your faithful writer had to show him what-for. Man, I am pale.
Inside the tent, there were three solid walls of comics to choose from. That "War of the Supermen #0" was actually better than I expected.
Ah! The creators of "The Sixth Gun", artist Brian Hurtt and Cullen Bunn. I managed to get a signed copy, a poster, a copy of their graphic novel "The Damned", and a hearty handshake from both. Terrific fellows! From Missouri, I believe.
This was their "are we doing a candid shot?" shot. In no way was this candid.
PaulT. joins forces with The Amazing Spider-Man! Coincidentally, I think you can see a copy of "The Damned" just over Paul's shoulder.
Sometimes doing meta-jackassery about pics with CosPlay girls just comes off as jackassery. Anyway, that's also the back-issue selection at Austin Books. I picked up an issue of "Superman's Girlfriend: Lois Lane". I'm carrying issues of the new Greg Rucka series, "Stumptown".
The Dark Knight took time off from browing manga to pose.
A great day.
I picked up Superman, Little Lulu, MouseGuard and a whole bunch of others. Gotta go read some comics now.