|Great turnout with many generations of readers represented! (From Comics Etc. FB page|
|FCBD offerings were stacked on the table with care... (Comics Etc. FB page)|
|... knowing that fanboys soon would be there. (From Comics Etc. FB page)|
- TRANSFORMERS VS. GI JOE (Not reviewed) Didn't get a review copy of this toyetic tome, but the preview art on the FCBD site is channeling the great Jack Kirby like it's Whoopi in Ghost.
- ATOMIC ROBO/BODIE TROLL/HAUNTED (Recommended) If you have learned nothing else from me about Free Comic Book Day over these 5 years, remember at least this: always pick up the Atomic Robo. Funny, fast-paced, robot-punchy adventure. Dependably great comics, as is the Bodie Troll story, which finds our furry hero facing off against a scarecrow. The excerpt from "Haunted," however, doesn't provide enough story to get a bead on – a woman is chased by a creepy hooded beast-thing, I guess? Yay?
- HIP HOP FAMILY TREE (Recommended) A collection of chapters from cartoonist Ed Piskor's exhaustive, hugely informative and hugely entertaining two-volume history of Hip Hop. Piskor's infectious love for his subject, and for comics, radiates from every panel. So good, you guys.
- RAISING A READER! (Recommended) The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting comics censorship on behalf of retailers, creators, publishers, and libraries. They've produced the useful Raising a Reader, a hands-on guide to the nuts and bolts of comics language, and how to use comics to encourage kids to read.
|This year's FCBD haul. (5/3/14)|