I got my butt out the door this morning to get to The Comic Book Hut in Redmond, WA right when they opened so I could be sure to get my hands on the Buffy/The Guild issue, and was hopeful I’d find the Serenity/Star Wars one as well. The set up at The Comic Book Hut for Free Comic Book Day was incredibly awesome and organized, and not only did I find those two comics but also the 48 page hardcover Mouse Guard book, with Labryrinth (yes, David Bowie Labyrinth) and other stories inside. It’s absolutely gorgeous and it feels like stealing to pick these things up for free.
I’ve already read through The Guild, which was an incredibly fun one shot! I can’t say enough how impressed I’ve been with The Guild comics. They’re written by Felicia Day, so the voice is still there for every character. I’m really looking forward to reading through the other issues later tonight.
In case you are unaware, today was Free Comic Book Day, and that meant that there were individual free comics at shops today. Free Comic Book Day is a great way to get into comics if you’ve never read any before. If you’re looking for first time suggestions, I’d suggest watching and reading The Guild, and if you’re a Whedonite check out Buffy Season 8, Angel Season 6, Dollhouse, and Serenity. They really do have the characters voices down, so you won’t be disappointed! Speaking of Whedon, Fray is fantastic, and you don’t need to have seen any of his shows to love it! I also still really suggest Locke and Key, which is pretty much my favorite comic series, ever. Don’t let the big wide world of comics scare you, there really is something out there for everybody and your local library probably has a bunch of graphic novels if you’d like to get your feet wet.
Did you head out to a comic book store today? What’d you find? What’d you like?