Free Comic Book Day!

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The crowd at National Book Store’s Free Comic Book Day celebrations.

First of all, I’d like to apologize to the handful of people who read this blog. Real life has been a lot hectic lately, and it’s been really hard trying to find the time and the energy to finish reading a book, much less update the blog.

I did, however, manage to squeeze in National Book Store’s (NBS) Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) celebrations last Saturday. I couldn’t stay until the afternoon like I wanted, but I did manage to catch a little bit of the morning activities while I was there.

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I don’t think I came out with as big a haul as I would have liked — there were a lot of early birds — but I do believe the ones I came out with were quality purchases. I’ve been looking for a copy of “Maus” since forever, and I finally found a copy there. I’ve been eyeballing “A History of Violence” ever since I watched the movie, and the fact that it was on sale at NBS’ FCBD certainly made the decision to buy it easier. And while I still haven’t read the first installment of “Filipino Heroes League”, I thought it best to get my copy of the second volume anyway.

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I know that the best part of Free Comic Book Day is that you get free comic books, but the lines was seriously long. As in “I can’t deal with it!” long. I let others have the fun while I just took pictures of them browsing through the freebies. Each one of them got three comic books each!

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Aside from the free comic books, NBS was also giving away original artwork from local artists who work for companies like Marvel and DC. I don’t know who won this piece, but I’d be pretty smug if I got to hang this up on  my wall.

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These book/mask combos were pretty sweet, but I already had a copy of the comic book, so I thought twice about buying it. Although the bigger reason was that I didn’t have any money.

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But the sweetest things there were probably these bad boys. I don’t have a BluRay player though, so buying them would have been stupid. Also, I didn’t have any money.

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