Sunday, May 2, 2010

fcbd 2010; school run #1 available at comic odyssey


it was madness yesterday at comic odyssey galleria's free comic book day event. i arrived around 11am and there looked to be about a hundred people standing outside the shop, while the interior was so packed you could throw in a coin and it wouldn't touch the floor. i saw one guy stumble out the door literally gasping for air while holding his credit card aloft. i kid you not.

i was going to hand out some flyers to the people standing in line (better to get my message to them while their loot bags were empty, i thought), but sir sandy offered to put the flyers in with the other free comics they were giving away and i naturally couldn't refuse.

it being my first FCBD, i was surprised at the number of free books. i was expecting the earlier-announced 3-5, but went home with no less than a dozen, including a maxx #1 and a beautiful edition of fractured fables with a mike allred cover. i hear some of the earlybirds received twice that number, including more than a few GNs that were raffled off.

while i waited for the crowd to clear so i could make my delivery of school run #1, there was this Loud Guy yammering to his lady friend about how wolverine used to be the most mysterious comic book character, but since disney bought marvel they gave him a whole backstory. "now he's james howlett?! whassup widdat?!" he exclaimed. i exchanged glances with a couple of other guys going through the back issues, and one of them sing-songed through his teeth, "matagal na siyang si james howletttt...." Loud Guy didn't seem to have heard though, as he kept up his prattle right until i left the store.

9 comments:

Norby said...

About the guys that you were referring to, I think we were in front of them. I don't like those kind of people. Anyways. I got a copy of your Mababang langit. Did you get a chance to nab a Yo, Bo! komik?

-Norby

macoy said...

hehehe so narinig mo rin pala siya. sayang di kita namukhaan!

naubusan ako ng yo, bo! eh. nekstaym nalang

dj said...

haha! kahit hapon na marami pa ring taong ganyan. feeling know-it-all ng comics. thankfully i have learned to tune them out. di man lang ba nila na realize na they are in a room full of sweaty fanboys & nag mumukha lang silang tanga :)

macoy said...

@dj, even dweebs gotta have their dweebs, heh heh

Norby Ela said...

kuya magkanu pala ang school run sa Comic Odyssey? And are you gonna put more titles there? Thanks

dj said...

that is true :)

macoy said...

@norby: P40. at hangga't maaari, bebenta ko dun lahat ng komiks ko.

Norby said...

Kuya Macoy, sold out na po daw ang mga komiks mo sa Comic Odyssey.

macoy said...

salamat sa heads-up norby!

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