This last weekend was absolutely tailor-made for me, and I write this after having attended the Emerald City Comicon just over a month ago. Consider:
- Free comics were given out on Saturday, which also means I get to go to my favorite store on the planet, The Comic Book Shop in Spokane, WA.
- The Avengers movie debuted this same weekend. I saw this on Sunday.
- I got to share all of this with my family.
Saturday, my wife, two granddaughters, & I drove 80 miles north to go to my (actually, I guess it’s our) comic book shop for FCBD. During the drive, my wife agreed to listen to Kirby Krackle all the way to the shop. She was introduced to the band while we were at Emerald City Comicon and fell in love with some of their songs, so this didn’t take as much convincing. Since we’ve returned from the Con, I’ve been playing the three CDs I bought at the Con as I drive my grandkids to the bus stop (they live with us), so they especially love “Roll Over”. On the way to the comic shop, Madison, the five-year-old, asked me to replay “Comic Shop”, which, of course, was very appropriate.
Once there, we proceeded to go through the line to get our free comics and talk with one of the workers there (Matt), whom we all like immensely. The girls (Madison and Gabby, the seven-year-old) both asked if they could get more comics, which I obliged (an issue of Peanuts for Madison and Action Comics for Gabby). See? I’m starting them off right! (They also watch Green Lantern, Young Justice, and the Avengers cartoons with me, plus, Doctor Who. I know, right?) While at the comic shop, I bought a couple more Scalped TPBs (because that title is awesome!) since the shop was having a 20% off sale. I also picked up a box, bags, & dividers. The day was just full of win!
Originally, we were going to make a day out of Saturday by going to see The Avengers movie, too, but my 20-year-old daughter, who still likes to watch superhero movies with her old man, couldn’t come with us, so we waited until Sunday. Part of my excitement was dimmed because I came down with a bad cold Friday night, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from watching that movie! So the five of us hopped in the car to go see The Avengers. I won’t go into details (I’m sure that’ll be an upcoming podcast), but my god what a wonderful superhero film. Joss Whedon & the cast & crew really hit it out of the park, and showed everyone what could be done to make an intelligent, entertaining superhero movie. The whole family loved the movie, and, I don’t usually do this, but I just may go see that movie again–in 3D even!
All in all, it was an awesome weekend. The fact that my family wants to share in the things that I love so much is just too much for words to me.