The first Saturday of May is annually celebrated as Free Comic Book Day. It’s an event that’s made to encourage old comic book lovers to continue their love for reading comics and to get new people specially kids to read comic books.
Confession: As a kid, I was very fond of comic book reading. It didn’t start with Archie Comics because I discovered Archie when I was in fourth grade. I used to have a whole collection of Casper, the Friendly Ghost, Wendy the Witch and Richie Rich comics until yes, I grew older and became a big fan of Archie and his pals and gals.
So when I found out about Free Comic Book Day, I naturally wanted to go – after all they give out free comics! Finally this 2017, I got to experience – well somewhat experience Free Comic Book Day.
I made sure to drop by Fully Booked – Mall of Asia on May 6th, the first Saturday of the month mainly becau I saw they were giving out a Betty and Veronica comic that day and I’ve been hooked on reading Archie graphic novels with Archie and the gang re-imagined in the modern age. They even have new looks, did you notice?
And because I was already at the book store and Free Comic Book Day also meant graphic novels at Fully Booked can be availed with a 20% discount, I browsed around. I honestly wasn’t planning to buy any graphic novel because most of what I see are Star Wars, DC Comics and Marvel. But when I picked up Paper Girls, I was intrigued with the story plot.
|Erin of 1988 on the left and Erin of 2016 on the right|