For me, this year was the fifth Free Comic Book Day I’d been to, however for the people I went with, this was their first time. My four friends had all never been before, so I gave them the tour, and it didn’t exactly turn out as I expected.
For various reasons, mainly involving Uni, my brother and I were only able to get to two comic book stores this year on Free Comic Book Day: Minotaur and Classic Comics. Thus this won’t be a very comprehensive review like in previous years, just a quick rundown of what we found this year.
If you are planning on buying some comics, or if you’re thinking about getting into collecting comics more, you might be interested to know that Melbourne has four different, and quite unique comic book stores within its CBD.
One of the most frustrating things when you’re just getting into buying comics, or if you’re only an occasional purchaser, is not knowing where all the comic book shops are and which have what (and at what price). That’s what this guide aims to clarify.
If you’re a fan of John Green’s Paper Towns, you’re probably keenly awaiting the release of the movie version which has either just come out or is just about to. I went to a special preview screening earlier this week, so I’ve got for you a review. NOTE: this review will contain spoilers. That includes book spoilers, movie spoilers, and book-movie difference spoilers, (if there is such a thing).
If you want to know a bit more about how the Paper Towns movie differs from the book, then I’ve got the details for you here. NOTE: This blog will most definitely contain many spoilers. You’ve been warned…
If you’re a big comic book fan, you’ll already be aware of the annual worldwide event known as Free Comic Book Day. However you may not be aware of the offerings of Melbourne comic book stores in relation to this event. I’ve been the last three years, and I went again this year. So here’s my wrap up on what my brother and I found on our travels to Melbourne CBD’s comic book stores.
As much as I would’ve like to have blogged a lot more this semester, I just haven’t had the time or motivation. But with a brand new site and some more time on my hands (hopefully), that’s all going to change.