Monday, May 4, 2009

Acquired: FCBD 2009


Well, as no doubt most everyone reading this knows, this past Saturday was Free Comic Book Day 2009, so hopefully everyone made an effort to go out and hit their local comic book shop.  I spent Saturday morning volunteering for Hands On Greenville's "HOG Day" at The Boys Home Of The South, helping to refloor a stable.  So after moving earth all morning long, and then grabbing a quick bite and brew at the After Party down at Fluor Field, I finally made my way over to my local shop, Borderlands, to get my freebies.

Normally on FCBD I end up buying some back issues or collections, and this year was no different.  But at this point I was a little too zonked to really dig through the discount bins, and instead went straight to the "normal" back issue bins.  Luckily, I had thought to bring my punchlist, and didn't have a threat of duplication.  I made a bee-line for the H's and went straight for the Winged Wonder.

In the end I wound up with seven issues from Volume 4, all falling into that weird uncollected gap in the middle of the run.  I was able to pick up issues 27-30, 32-33, and 35.  A nice injection, with some interesting looking stuff in there, including a team-up with the Atom, and a past lives tale by Ed Brubaker of all people.

I considered getting the second Showcase Presents volume for Hawkman, but decided to pass.  Another time.

The freebies were a pretty mixed bag this year, but Blackest Night #0 was very cool -- and no, not just because it featured Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and the Atom in a single panel!  Should be an interesting summer for the DCU, and the Hawks in particular!

Did anyone else out there get anything neat on FCBD?

1 comment:

Frank Lee Delano said...

I happened to need a Previews, and hit a local shop for FCBD. I only bought it, $2 worth of dime comics, and a few free titles-- but my girl bought me a two volume Captain America Golden Age hardcover slipcase on the sly. Yipee!