Today was a super fun freebie: Free Comic Book Day! Held on the first Saturday in May since 2002 fans or first timers from all ages and interests were offered free comics and large discounts on other comics for one day only (Technically the shop I visited is having a 3 day sale but the free books were today only).
This is Gabi, owner of Gabi's Olympic Cards and Comics in Lacey, WA where we celebrated this event. First let me say I get no discounts or payment for anything I write about them. That being said, if you are in the area and have even the slightest interest in comic books, figurines, card games, board games etc visit this place. Gabi herself is awesome to talk to though I doubt she would remember little old me and the one time we conversed. The staff are friendly, informative and the selection... they easily have something for everyone.
Next year if you go BRING THE KIDS! Totally a kid friendly space with a lego play area. Aside from one very vocal tantrum from a little girl (not pictured) who couldn't convince her mom to buy a HUGE figurine, the kids were great. The energy and enthusiasm they bring to a comic book store, in a large crowd, was infectious.
There was even a signing by comic book writer Greg Rucka! He seemed like a chill dude, signing books, shirts and what I would guess just about anything else you put in front of him. Hey Mr. Rucka, if you're reading this how about we do a shoot together! :)
In the end we walked out with three free comics a piece and a few extra purchases. Like I said, they have something for everyone! But don't forget our men and women in uniform...