Yesterday I participated in my first Free Comic Book Day!
For those not in the know, every year on the first Saturday in May comic shops around the world give away comic books and other freebies. This is a great event meant to promote the industry and local shops. It was great seeing so many different readers gathering together to celebrate the art form.
When my husband first asked if I’d be interested in going this year my mind immediately went to Archie Comics. The Riverdale gang were my first introduction to comic books as a kid (along with Barbie, Scrooge McDuck, and Casper the Friendly Ghost), so they’ve always held a special place in my heart. I’ve also been impressed with stories of how the books have changed with the times, most notably by introducing LGBT friendly story lines.
So of course when I discovered that an Archie Digest was available today I knew I’d be choosing it. I look forward to getting reacquainted with Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the rest. I’m also excited to discover some new characters (Guardians of the Galaxy) and learning a bit about the source material of some of my new favorite films (Dredd, via 2000 A.D.).
Only 364 days until the next Free Comic Book Day…