Saturday, May 1, 2010

Free Comic Book Day

Carrie takes her comics seriously.

We headed out early for a long leisurely drive down to Portland's Casa Blanca Comics to take advantage of Free Comic Book Day. A national event that has been happening every year since 2002, though this is the first year I've actually been able to participate.

We planned to stop at a Post Office or two so I could buy some Animal Rescue postage stamps as well as the new Flags of Our Nation series. About five Post Offices later I finally get the Animal Rescue ones. Still no Flags of Our Nation, even though this is the second weekend we've been trying to find them.

We also stopped at a lot of yard sales. I got a wig head, a Darth Vader mask (that is now on the wig head), and a binder of more than 150 First Day Covers! Though I actually bought that at a store. But its contents looked like a yard sale.

While we were in Brunswick we got diverted by a guy with a big sign proclaiming Free Comic Book Day and BBQ. Carrie had a little to eat while I picked up some comics at JRs Cards. We never knew there was a store that sold comics so close to us. Unfortunately their selection is very limited.

Casa Blanca Comics has a pretty good selection of new stuff and we got our usual titles along with a bunch of free comics. Since they were having a buy 1 get 1 free sale on hardcovers, I picked up 4 volumes of Starman. They didn't have any of the titles I am already collecting in hardcover.

We also stopped at a cemetary Carrie found on one of her recent ventures. It's a locked cemetary, but the bookstore across the street has the key. I hope all the people that wandered in while we were there wandered out before we left. We locked up after ourselves. New to us were the rather Celtic take on the old skull design. Some knotwork along the sides of the stone are visible here as well.

click on the headstone to make it larger than death

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