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.
As I did last year, last week I went to Free Comic Book Day with Magdon (my brother), and even though we didn’t really have much time this year, I think we got an even better set of stuff than ever before.
Because I went to OzComicCon a few weeks ago, and I’ve never been before, I thought I’d tell you about it, and compare it with the other two conventions I have been to previously. Continue Reading
Because I’m so proud that I finally finished reading this series of books I’ve been trying to read since I was ~11, I’ve decided to give you a review of them. Also, I can’t come up with anything else to write about this week.
Spy X is a four-part series written by Peter Lerangis, and aimed at 10 to 12 year olds. The four books are called The Code, Hide And Seek, Proof Positive and Tunnel Vision, however I’m going to just refer to them as book 1, 2, 3, and 4, so it’s a bit easier to follow. As you can tell from the title, these books are about spies. More specifically, they’re about secret government organisations, conspiracies, missing persons, adventure, danger, code-cracking, strong female characters, and parental love. As always, I’ll try and keep this review pretty spoiler free, so that I don’t wreck the story for you, as I wouldn’t have wanted it spoiled for me. Continue Reading
So, there’s been Supanova, Armageddon and Oz Comic-Con ( I didn’t get to go to that) this year, and in essence they’re all the same. They’re a weekend-long occasion where a bunch of geeky guys and gals gather together, often in costume, to share their love of comics, anime, TV shows, movies and general pop culture. It’s a commercial event, so there’s always tonnes of stuff to buy, but also things to see and do. In short, it’s great fun. Yesterday I went to the Armageddon Expo, a pop culture and comic convention, with the same friends that came to Supanova. And following the trend, it was quite similar in some way to Supanova, but also quite different. Continue Reading