Good for the Soul

today was Free Comic Book Day and Marta and I decided to go to a comic book store and get some new additions to the ever-growing collection we have at home. we opted for Gosh as we read a week ago that none others than Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill would be there to sign the first chapter of the new League of Extraordinary Gentlemen installment.

Lego Action Comics #1, by levork — licensed under CC BY-SA

we arrived, admittedly late, but we were absolutely unprepared for the insane queue that was already in place: it went around the entire building. we tried to stay in the queue for some time, but it was clear that we would have had to wait for at least two or three hours in order to get in. albeit very sadly, we decided to get in the store and abandon the quest — drowning the disappointment in sane consumerism.

we got:

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, volume III: 1910
  • Batman: The Long Halloween, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale — recommended to all who liked The Dark Knight movie and in general to all the Caped Crusader’s fans
  • 1602, by Neil Gaiman — I only had this in italian but Gaiman’s writing should not be translated
  • Embroideries, by Marjane Satrapi
  • Blankets, by Craig Thompson

all in all, not much of a free but a great comic books day.