Stopped by a local shop for FCBD to pick up some freebies, as well as to take advantage of the associated sale. Let's face it, the freebies are basically promotional samplers to get you to buy the real thing, but hey -- they're free so there's not really much you can complain about. That being said, it gave me chance to check out some titles that I don't normally pick up. This time around I picked up Atomic Robo, Star Wars, and Transformers.
I saw LOTS of parents with kids at the store, which I thought was really cool. And thanks to the influx of customers, the shop was doing great business. From where I sit, FCBD seems to have accomplished its purpose, at least for this store -- creating awareness in the community, getting people into the store that don't normally shop there (I normally get new comics elsewhere, but decided to check out this store for FCBD because they were having a lot of other stuff going on), drawing people in with free comics and then getting them to buy stuff.