Free Comic Book Day this year was the best so far. Some great issues out. I personally have just read the Spider-Man and Elric issues from Marvel and Boom and they are both excellent.
It seems that FCBD grows every year and all the big companies are producing some great and individual issues to encourage new readership.
My day was spent at Chaos City Comics in St Albans, Herts, UK and the ever great Dave Gibbons turned up to do some signing and some very cool free sketches. (I even manged to recommend he pick up the new Planet of the Apes comic by Boom.)
Dave always gives genrously of his time and is a great raconteur with a story for every customer. Above is a Batman sketch he did for me. He even got a haircut for the event - bemoaning the fact that barbers never seem to have comics to read while you wait anymore.
Thanks to Derek and the newly appointed assistant manager Luke for organising the day. It was a great turn out and also cool to see a lot of new people enquiring about our hobby and picking up product.
Here are some photos of the event.
Above is Dave with Elton.
(Dave was just in the middle of a Tom Baker story and showing us a photo he had taken with the ex Doctor)
The shop was pretty packed out all morning.
Now I can't wait until next year for FCBD.