In May each year, comic book shops around the world participate in a one day event called Free Comic Book Day. For me, this year was my eighth year of going into the city to take part, and the first time I’d been on my own.Continue Reading
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In May each year, comic book shops around the world participate in a one day event called Free Comic Book Day. For me, this year was my sixth year of going into the city to take part, and two friends came with me again this year. It was a long day, but we bagged quite a collection. Continue Reading
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 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 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.
So, last week I went to Supanova, a big pop culture expo sort of like Comic Con, with a few of my friends. We spent the whole day there and it was great fun getting to see and experience the geeky pop culture of it all. Continue Reading