Free Comic Book Day ’06

Last year, when I wrote about Free Comics Day, I worried about getting sucked in to the comic collector fray.

This year, I’m worried about being attacked by supervillains, like I was last year.

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 6. Check the link above for the comic book store in your area.
And speaking of free four-color magic, a graphic novel giveaway.
A few weeks ago, the cover story in PARADE magazine listed some of Tom Cruise’s “blockbuster” movies, among them, Mission: Impossible 3 (or M:I III or whatever), which opens tomorrow. That’s a pet peeve of mine, designating “blockbuster” status on a film that hasn’t yet been released. And Tuesday, if sales are less than expected, expect articles touting that the box office was “disappointing”. I don’t plan to see the movie, BTW – I was bored by the first one, passed on the second.
The one upside of going to conferences is that I get a chance to take a bunch of newspapers and catch up on reading them. Last week, a short piece in the paper noted that Met 1B Julio Franco, age 47, had stolen a base. What some smart aleck editor did was, instead of putting Franco’s picture there, place a picture of Abe Vigoda, who, last I checked, was still alive.
Happy birthday, Janna and Annika!

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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