The crowds come out to Bergen Street Comics on Free Comic Book Day
Comic books are great, it’s just a fact. The problem is, like most things in life, comic books cost money. Which is very frustrating. But, in their infinite wisdom, comic shops and publishers have decided to spend one day a year, Free Comic Book Day, giving out free comics. And guess what? Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday! And there are plenty of Brooklyn comic shops participating. (more…)
If you’re able to think of anything else than the borough-wide sadness listed below, please remember that tomorrow is the annual spring day of radness known as Free Comic Book Day. The first Saturday of every May when all comic book stores lure you in with a ton of free giveaway issues,. signings, author appearances and more. The books are printed specifically for Comic Book Day, and they are a perfect way to get into comic books if you’re staring at all those Avengers posters around town and wondering what the hell all those famous people are doing in cosplay.
But did you also know that we are quite lucky here in Brooklyn to have so many wonderful comic book shops to choose from, where in many parts of the country they have none to speak of? Many of them hold great events all year long, and only a few of them have that Comic Book Guy kind of snottiness. We’ll list them below for your convenience. But since we’re only apprentice comic book nerds, make sure to check this list from Topless Robot of the best and worst free titles this year (hint: Best = Star Wars/Serenity split book, worst = Burt Ward, Boy Wonder). (more…)
FRIDAY 2-4pm, 3:30-5:30pm: knit-a-boob workshop: knit prosthetic breasts for patients and survivors of breast cancer who have lost their own to surgery. note: due to resources, knitting experience is preferred. textile arts center, free (rsvp). (more…)