CBR News Editor Kiel Phegley here, reporting after a megahyperbossanova Free Comic Book Day trip throughout Southeast Michigan. I’m going to put up a longer post later at The Cool Kids Table, but for now here’s a rundown of the killer shops I hit!
I started out at Ann Arbor’s Vault of Midnight, which REALLY did the day up right. They had staffers in costume handing out Bartman buttons, power rings and other fun items, and the line to get it stretched nearly around the block. What’s more, they had a ton of special promotions going with local businesses so you could get a discount on food or skateboards or whatever if you came in with your FCBD bag. Sick, right?!?
The Vault also had a fun photo setup outside the store.
As I’m told, the dudes at Nerd Life Productions will be Photoshopping this out to make it look like an old comic cover. Maybe when they do mine, they’ll crop out my weird cowlick.
My friends and I are at my LA comic store home turf; House of Secrets.
Here is Emerald Knights owner Jay, super pleased with the amount of love/attention FCBD gives the store.
A selfie with Isotope’s FCBD “security staff.”
If these people were zombies the comics they’re rummaging through are brains.
“Scratch9″ writer Rob Worley with his contributions to Free Comic Book Day.
Comics wunderkind Aidan Hernacki doing sketches today at Isotope.
Plenty of free swag still up for grabs at Isotope!
DJ Bearzbub supplying the tunes at Isotope Comics.
The Fist of Konshu has never been so adorable.