Tuesday, May 06, 2008

FCBD Disappointment

A Return to Filthy Habits

I wrote about Free Comic Book Day at Ed Champion's Filthy Habits cultural blog:

Four or five hours passed before I put down my last free comic book. A thought balloon hung over my head. What a complete waste of time. The seventh annual FCBD was a bad haul with the effort cut to accommodate the price. I must be insolent to complain about getting forty-one free comic books, but when a company gives you a sample, the idea is to make you a paying customer. But most publishers forewent storytelling and went straight for the sales pitch. These were comic brochures...


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