Happy Free Comic Book Day!

by John Holbo on May 2, 2009

Just thought I’d mention it. If you want free comics today without walking into the comics store nearest you, you might check these out. Free, copyright-cleared Golden Age stuff. Some of the best, worst stuff you’ll find anywhere. (You are probably going to need Comical, as a free reader, if you don’t have it.)

Or you could just check out my free Squid and Owl stuff. (Just in case you haven’t noticed.) Also, happy 1st 100 days to the Obama administration. Many happy returns of the day and all that. (Guess I missed it by a few days.)




Barry Freed 05.02.09 at 4:07 pm

And here am I stuck out in the boonies with no car on Free Comic Day. Curses! Foiled again!


Adam Kotsko 05.02.09 at 5:03 pm

A friend of mine who doesn’t normally read comic books took advantage of this last year and was creeped out by the guy who seemed to view the comic book store owner as a kind of God and who declared, in that special nerdy nasally voice, “I thought about starting Cerberus, but I don’t think I’m ready for the lifestyle change.”

Still, the fact remains that I live two blocks from a participating location.


John Holbo 05.02.09 at 5:14 pm

Oh, man, if you call Cerebus ‘Cerberus’ the comic book god store owner really WILL smite you.

But point taken.

The thing is to remember is that once Man frolicked in a happier pagan time, when every tree and babbling brook, every slightly notable medium-sized rock – if not every last blade of grass – had its own patron god or spirit. This is a clue to the pagan godliness of the comic book store guy. Heidegger writes about as Komicszuhandigkeit. The ready-to-handness of comics. Comics ‘showing up’. For free, for example. This is what makes the comic story guy a kind of ‘god’, if you will.


e julius drivingstorm 05.02.09 at 5:52 pm

Now that’s Change we can believe in.

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