So I wanted to make a quick post and wish you all a very happy National Comic Book Day.
Of course this is not a real holiday at all, but its a super way to get fans of the medium into the comic book shop and perhaps even inspire the younger reader to get away from the video games and Facebook timeline and immerse their minds into the printed page. Truth be told there has never been a better time to get the unschooled reader into the hobby based on the wonderful amount of legendary titles being reprinted as either “Showcase” editions for DC Comics and “Essential” editions for the Marvel side. These softcover books generally feature about 20 issues of a title in black and white pages but they are usually about $10-$15 apiece which is a bargain and make for nice presents. There are also some great “True Believers” titles from Marvel Comics which I have showcased on THIS LINK. What I love about these issues is that they are only a buck apiece and don’t set you back all that much if you want to make some nice inspiring gifts to your interested circle. As a matter of fact the second batch of these titles are currently in progress so if you go to the local comic book shop ask the counter if they can set you up with the ones that came out already and perhaps the first go round. To me its dollars that are well spent if it makes someone look into collecting comic books. I still love the hobby myself even though I don’t purchase as many as I used to back in the day. They have gotten pricey so its limited my choices to the absolute favorites and that is what makes special releases like these aforementioned trade paperbacks and individual issues of note some wise choices. My hope is that we find DC, Valiant, Image, Archie and Dark Horse doing something similar in the future. It cannot hurt.
Closing up I want to remind you to mark down that tomorrow 9/26/2015 is “Batman Day” and that “Free Comic Book Day” will follow up fast on the first Saturday in May of 2016. Please click through to some of these fine providers of the illustrated medium below where I hope you will find some items of interest to you. Oh and since I didn’t create graphic above and instead borrowed from http://www.outrightgeekery.com/; please visit their site as well.
Official Website: http://www.marvel.com
Official Website: http://www.dccomics.com
Official Website: http://www.darkhorse.com
Official Website: http://www.imagecomics.com
Official Website: http://www.valiantentertainment.com
Official Website: http://www.archiecomics.com