Each year nerds and geeks alike get to come out in mass, across the country, to celebrate what we have come to know as Free Comic Book Day. And in recent years, we have coupled this with a major superhero movie by Marvel that debuts on the same weekend. This weekend we were once again given what we have been waiting for all year. Marvel debuted their highly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron on Friday and Free Comic Book Day sealed the nerd weekend deal on Saturday. I love this time of year because like the mythology on Halloween, we comic book geeks get to come out and live our comic book fantasies in public. Many times during the year we have to wait for a convention to come to town to be around like minded individuals. But, at this time of the year (The first Saturday in May) we are regarded and rewarded with an awesome movie and free comics.
First up, Marvel's Age of Ultron more than delivered on its Avenger's sequel. It was action packed from the first scene until the very end. Although, I personally didn't think it was as good as the first movie. But, it was still very entertaining and it solidifies Joss Whedon as the unofficial Nerd King.
On Saturday, we were once again treated to free comics at local shops every where. The Cosplayers were out in full force and the BBQ was on the grill. Free Comic Book Day is such a fun event. Remember, when we interviewed the founder of FCBD, Joe Field last year?
Check out that interview right here. This year my niece and I went for her first time. She had such a good time and we made a day of it. Going back and forth between our 2 local shops, we picked up free comics (of course) and artwork. I chatted up my geeky friends and made a few new ones. All in all, it was a fun n geeky weekend. I can't wait until next year. Check out the podcast above for a full Age of Ultron and FCBD review!