Maybe his mommy has cut his allowance.
What do you mean I have to pay for this Incredible Hulk #181? It's FREE comic book day!
-Sure they are, support your local Library!!! (and even though he's obviously missing the point of "Free Comic Book Day" you gotta admit the comics they DO have to give for free are pretty much shit.)
I was at my local shop on the second or third FCMD, and watched this VERY EXCITED couple spend an hour or so piling up a 3-4 foot stack of trades and hardcovers. They had to make two trips to the register to carry it all, and giddily put their tower of books on the counter...and they were so happily chattering that they didn't notice the clerk ringing the items up until he got about halfway through the stack. (And the clerk was blissfully, obliviously ecstatic, too, because of the huge sale.)Upon noticing the register readout, they asked what he was doing, and he explained he was ringing up their purchases...and then a very heated conversation ensued about just how Free Comic Book Day actually worked.I've never seen people go through the Kubler-Ross "Five Stages Of Grief" so quickly.
The comic store my friend owns sadly ran out of the Thor/Captain America free comic before I got there. I'll have to ask if they've had any people trying the above ... "Well what's the point in 'free comic book day' if you only give me comics I don't want?!"
@The King of Thessaly: Nu-uh! I got a free Atomic Robo! That is awesome!
That sure is homosexual.
Well, depends. Does he want to read about the Rawhide Kid?
Should've given him the Herogasm section of Garth Ennis' "The Boys" series. Then he could legitimately claim that it was gay - as well as several other orientations.
Some of us only come here to laff at the comic geeks. Then you loosers pull out some lame inside joke crap like this, and we dont know what your talking about. And I cant find anything about free comics day on wikileaks.
@aboveHave you tried, oh I don't know, Google?
also it's *laugh, *losers, *you'reis english your second language? Free Comics Day isnt a government program. Being a jock is no excuse for being retarded.
"Durr hurr you spelled words wrong and don't like comic books, you must be a foreign athlete. Also you have a severe mental handicap and that's terrible. Change your life, Belgian Special Olympics pole-vaulter!"
Obvious troll is very obvious, you get 2/10 for getting responses.
Last year I was just happy to be able to track down a copy of the FCBD reprint of TMNT #1. I got very lucky in that I didn't find out that it was FCBD until the day of, I had a show to set up that morning, and the one place that I could swing by on the drive over told me they couldn't hold anything for me. Luckily, the guy I talked to had a bit of remorse afterwards and went and pulled the last copy off the stands for me, though I _almost_ ended up walking out without asking at the counter.
I stopped by Newbury Novelty... I mean comics, just because there are about 10 of them between my house and an actual comic store, they had one free title, Betty and Veronica. Thankfully I did make it to a real shop, bought some stuff for the kids and myself and the owner hooked us up with a wide selection of free comics.
I find it funny (not really) that many of the people that laugh at the guys that want "non-FCBD comics" for free are the same people that would say a store sucks because they limit you to three (or whatever) FCBD comics.Sure, you get stuff for free but if you don't get ENOUGH stuff for free then it's the store that's retarded...
@Justin: My god how I would've loved to see that. Though I'll admit I also feel bad for the poor store workers who have to go through that kind of stupidity and then put all the books back. But yeah, I'd be highly amused to see a video from FCBD with a couple getting pissed like that because of their own stupidity.
That's sooo-ooo Takei!
Doesn't limiting the customers to 3 FCBD comics kind of defeat the point? If you do that, people will only pick sure bets, basically copies of series they already follow. If you want them to find some new stuff they'd never test otherwise, you need to give them spare room to choose.If I ran a FCBD store, I'd wrap the things into bundles with one comic each, so that everybody would certainly get a copy of every free comic whether they wanted them or not.
I didn't know homosexuals are supposed to have good business sense. . .is that what gaydar means?