Above you can see the picks both me and my kids picked out for Free Comic Book Day 2015! I didn’t get to get out early so I missed a couple of the free books I wanted (the Dark Horse sampler with the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic, and Terrible Lizard) but we still got a bunch of cool stuff. Some favorites:
- Cleopatra in Space: I *love* the art in this, and I can tell my daughters are going to enjoy it. I see buying all the books.
- The Invincible Iron Man War Machine collection: My son’s pick (I think Age of Ultron affected this one), and a huge nostalgia bomb for me as I collected every one of these issues when I was a teenager.
- Infinity Gauntlet/Planet Hulk #1: These were both $1 reprints and my son really seemed to enjoy them.
- Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman: My girls both pegged on this one, as the cover art pulled them in. Two stories, with one featuring interior art from Mike Maihack, of the above Cleopatra in Space. Just a ton of fun.
- The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #4: What can I say, Doreen reminds me of my Mattie and my wife reading the dialogue out loud to us was hilarious.
I think we’ll have to go back to the shop again sooner this time. I was very happy to see lots of young women and girls out, and my daughters definitely liked seeing a wider selection of stuff with girls/women on the cover. They both pointed out stuff like She-Hulk and Ms. Marvel while also picking up things like Dan Slott/Humberto Ramos’s The Amazing Spider-Man Volume 1. All in all, I call that a successful day out.