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Free Comic Book Day?

Free Comic Book Day was on Saturday, and we here at SLG want to know how it went for you. Is your local retailer completely awesome? Completely clueless?

Were you able to get a copy of Slave Labor Stories? What did you think of it? Tell us your thoughts here. We wants to know!

UPDATE: If you weren't able to get a copy of our free comic, you have a couple of options: 1. Track us down at one of the conventions we attend; we keep a supply of both free comics at hand or 2. Sit tight and wait for it to be on the webstore. We'll be adding it soon. You will have to pay a small shipping fee, however.

Jennifer de Guzman
editor-in-chief

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( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
himynameisjamie
Jul. 5th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
you know what... my local comic shop ruled and they should get a gold star! my boys and me showed up at opening time and the clerk had ALL the free comics layed out and he let us get as many as we wanted. it was very nice, he was nice the whole thing was good. i loved your guys' free comic btw! hella coolerific! i do not work for this shop i do not even live here, i am just here for the summer but the people at "a comic ground" in san diego, ca handled free comic day very well. crap that sounded so damn cheesy.

oh! and i cannot wait to meet you guys at the con in sd! whoop whoop!
j00
Jul. 5th, 2004 11:20 am (UTC)
I live in the Atlanta area and, after calling about 7 retailers listed on the FCBD list, was finally able to find one that carried your comic! A teensy bit frustrating, but I landed up at a rather lovely comic book store that had some filler bunny comics I'd been trying to track down for a while.
eyelinemysoul
Jul. 5th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC)
I didn't pick up my comics myself, but the person who went for me said that the store didn't have it. I was disappointed.
stitch_vicious
Jul. 5th, 2004 11:50 am (UTC)
I live in El Paso, but I went to Modern Age Comics in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The owner of the store is very courteous not to mention generous. He had a 5-comic/person limit, and even though his shop opens at 11, he allowed the gathering crowd to get their free comic books at 10, when his staff finished setting up. The owner carried the SLG Stories book along with dozens of others. I think I got every single free comic I was after at his store alone.

As for the SLG Stories, it was great. The samples of mini-stories were enough to let new readers get a glimpse of what goes on in various comics.
molossidae
Jul. 5th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)
I likes me the Ghouly Boys.
heinrad
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:01 pm (UTC)
The comic shop I work in (in London, UK) only got the gold sponsor stuff in, so no Slave Labor Stories for me. Not even the massive Forbidden Planet got the SLG free book, so I don't think any of the London stores got it in. Which sucks.
riotlounge
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
I am both too far away from a participating comic book store (hell, any comic book stores) and any conventions you are going to -- so I lose.

I found that Keenspot is keeping a supply of their free comics on hand, but charging three bucks for shipping...so that really defeats the purpose.

I never get to go and get free comics. Maybe one year.
burnt_jamb
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
I thought the whole package was ace. Well designed, the stories flowed neatly, the Bill & Ted stuff was hilarious and it introduced me to BEAR, at last.

My comic shop had quite a few, which is surprising as all it stocks is ze spandex stuff.

blankbooks
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)
Things went great at Phantom of the Attic in Oakland, PA. They had Jim (he signs his name James) Rugg of Street Angel signing books. Jim's a nice guy. Buy his stuff. Support nice guys.
The store had a glass case showcasing select FCBD books. SLG's book made the cut. Marvel's didn't. Everything is right with the world.
And the book's very cool. I especially liked the Bear comic, but then again, I especially like Bear. Many thanks for the free book.
pagmatic
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:16 pm (UTC)
they didn't have it at my store. Since I'm not able to make any conventions; can I request a copy? I'll even pay for Shipping, etc.

Let me know--because that's the book I wanted!
izzytart
Jul. 5th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
We had it at Isotope and I can't wait to read it!
pocky_imp
Jul. 5th, 2004 02:21 pm (UTC)
I got the very last copy at Rock Bottom Comics, so you guys is popular--be glad!
wintersweet
Jul. 5th, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC)
It wasn't on the display of free comics at Treasure Island when I went in there.
jdeguzman
Jul. 5th, 2004 03:51 pm (UTC)
They didn't have it when I was there, either. Judging by their overall selection, I'd say they're not much for stocking indie comics.
wintersweet
Jul. 5th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
Yet they're better than the other store we visited once, I think on Blacow. The owner there looked at us like we had three eyes and antennae when we asked if they carried "Strangers in Paradise."

There's a third one, off of Fremont on the other side of Mowry, but I haven't tried it yet.
thesloth
Jul. 5th, 2004 03:02 pm (UTC)
i was kinda dissapointed that my comic shop didn't have slave labor stories but i look forward to picking it up at Comic-Con later this month.
deensey
Jul. 5th, 2004 05:00 pm (UTC)
Nope, not here in Sydney Australia... We had free comics day, but no Slave Labor. I was very sad.
thegreyghost
Jul. 5th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness! I looked all over through different comic shops and the Slave Labor book was one of the ones that no one carried. I even asked my regular shop to be sure to order a copy for me, but they screwed up.

Last year you guys were very generous to send me a copy of the book for that Free Comic Book Day. Thanks again for pulling through for us fans again this year!
earthfur
Jul. 5th, 2004 09:16 pm (UTC)
The only advertising I saw for FCBD were the FCBD shopping bags and the pages in Previews catalog. I thought BIG posters for the front windows would have been good for attracting passersby.

* * * possibly too much info about FCBD at retailers in Vancouver, Canada (plus Imperial Hobbies in Richmond) * * *
ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) included since early birds get more variety.

* Imperial Hobbies
ETA : noon ?
FCBD: 4.5 stars (out of 5).
Had great selection FCBD comix near front laid flat on trolley and top of glass case, limit one of each per person.
They had SLG's FCBD comix, but didn't have Alternative Comics FCBD comix.
FCBD comix that I got: SLG, Adhouse and World War 3 Illustrated. Got Ballad of Sleeping Beauty for friend who didn't think she could get to a shop on Saturday.

* Golden Age Collectibles
ETA: 2 pm ?
FCBD: 2.5 stars (out of 5).
Had FCBD comix behind cashier's desk in two vertical stands, limit 2 per person.
Unsure if they had SLG's FCBD comix but they didn't have Alternative Comics' FCBD comix or I would have got it.
FCBD comix that I got: Astonish and Dork Storm. Added half a star because was offered FCBD comix when I asked for my backpack back (backpacks get put behind cashier's 'desk' as anti-theft measure).

* ABC Book And Comic Emporium, 1234 Granville (talk about a good street address)
ETA: 3 pm ?
FCBD: 3 stars (out of 5).
Had FCBD comix near front laid flat on glass cases, limit 2 per person.
Unsure if they had SLG's FCBD comix but they didn't have Alternative Comics' FCBD comix or I would have got it.
FCBD comix that I got: Barry Ween Boy Genius and Mark Of The Gargoyle (black and white, 5 x 8 inches).

* The Comicshop (on West 4th)
ETA: 5 pm ?
FCBD: 2.5 stars (out of 5).
Had FCBD comix on cashier's desk (near entrance) in small comic box, limit 1 (one) per person.
Unsure if they had SLG's FCBD comix. They had one copy of Alternative Comics FCBD comix.
FCBD comix that I got: I choose the Alternative Comics FCBD comix which I promptly misplaced in the store due to disorientation caused by hunger. A friend came in for FCBD, he got a FCDB comix, I got an About Comics FCBD comix and we went off to eat.
organizmic
Jul. 5th, 2004 11:19 pm (UTC)
The two places I went didn't have it on display outside, but they had it inside. One place was even giving away free posters and a ton of other comics I guess they were trying to get rid of.
foo5
Jul. 7th, 2004 10:03 am (UTC)
buh?
hee hee to the people bitchin about the slg book. balls to the hatas, far as i know everyone who picked up free books picked up the slg one first. i'm not sure why you'd have a reason to pick up any of the others instead, unless maybe you had issues about butch men in pants.
me, i do. yay slg anyway :)
jamie
thecait
Jul. 9th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)
There were tons of copies of it when I went, I even picked up two, because a friend who couldn't make it asked for one. I still have yet to give it to him though >.< FCBD rox my sox (...what are 'sox'...?)
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