I got the donald duck coming in my next order. It will probably sit on my coffee table collecting water rings till i trash it weeks later. Glad you had a good day with you're ex girlfriend.You should have just gone to comic book stores. For $0 shipping I got 18 comics from 2 stores, exercise, and Vitamin D! $0 got you 18 comics from FCBD. It was just gas my ex girlfriend had to pay for. It's too late now went quick after 9:30 pm eastern.
I thought about doing it online but I realized it cost $11 dollars for a bunch of comics that cost nothing, 75% of which I wasn't really interested in. I gave half of them to my mom to give to little kids at her work.
I'm sure when I do my order next week my comic dealer will have some left overs thrown in. All I really wanted was Atomic Robo, Graphic Elvis, Zombie Kid, and Mouse Guard.
To me it's a great marketing strategy that get's alot of attention because it's fun and you can get some quality art and literature for free. It's free so it gets hyped up. In reality most of them aren't worth bagging and boarding but there's an opportunity there for me to receive free art, and an opportunity for artists to get their work out to a much larger group and possibly expand their audience.
Had I been going to my local shop or doing an order that happened to be today it would have been convenient, but given the kind gesture of offering something of actual value totally for free, which probably only happens one other time(free cone day at Ben and Jerrys) a year, I decided it wouldn't be too difficult to get off the couch I sleep on in my parents house and take a trip down to my local comic book shop, despite the fact that my lungs are still recovering from a rare form of pneumonia that left me bed(hospital then couch) ridden for weeks quite recently. It just seemed worth it.
Not to mention a lot of comic shops will even give you more than one free comic! I certainly haven't watched any youtube videos about free comic book day, but if I did, and I saw that they were allowed not just one, but three free comics, I would have been very surprised if they weren't extremely grateful for being given extra free stuff! I offered to reimburse my ex girlfriend for the gas, but she refused because she was happy to hang out, go for a drive, have fun together, and experience something new that she hadn't done before, and she was able to get a couple kids comic books that will probably mean the world to her niece. I could have just paid $11 to midtown and had zero fun, zero exercise, zero sunlight, and 10 extra comics that I didn't want in the first place.
I'll admit though I was tempted to order online but then I saw a guy post on a message board about how he just spent $11 on 27 "crappy reads" and a Donald Duck comic.
P.S. I got every comic I was looking for, and I also got the Donald Duck Comic. It's great.