Saturday, May 05, 2012

Free Comic Book Day 2012

Well, for the first time in ages I visited my 'local' comic shop. I say local - its a train ride into hellishly busy Manchester. Hey ho.

Unfortunately when I got there in the afternoon all but two different comic books had gone! So all I got was DC's The New 52 and Dark Horse's Buffy. Oh and I bought John Byrne's Compleat Next Men vol 1. A pity really, because my daughter fancied getting the Bongo and Smurfs free comic books. Oh well...

3 comments:

Tim Knight said...

Even though the bulk of the comics and RPG needs are catered for online, I'd still love to have a "local" comic and/or game shop.

If it was actually in Tonbridge I'd probably move in!

I'm sure you'll be able to pick the Smurfs and Bongo comics up on email for a reasonable (although, obviously, not free) price ;)

Stephen Bates said...

Funny thing is, though, my old home town of Northwich has a local comic shop now. It didn't used to when I used to live there.

My friends and I practically used to live in the local computer game shop 'cos my mate's brother owned it. :)

Tim Knight said...

When I lived and worked in Sevenoaks there was a gameshop that I was a virtual fixture at (and - as a local journo/deputy editor - it got a surprising amount of puff press coverage!)

But although comic shops have popped up around Tunbridge Wells/Tonbridge over the years, none have ever stayed long enough to develop a rapport with.

I'd like to think if I was independently wealthy I'd open a comic shop (that dabbled in games, of course), but I expect I'd just stay in my mansion, in front of a 50" 3D TV, watching blu-rays and reading comics ;)