Monday, May 12, 2014

Riding shotgun

So, I loves me a good sidecar, and now that the weather in the Emerald City is turning springlike, even summery at times, folks are getting their shiny-bikes out, and some of them have sidehack rigs. Super Sissy and I were behind a motorcycle with a sidecar on the way home from campus and we realized that the gods of cool and awesome had dropped a gift for us.

There was a dog in the sidecar.

There was a dog in the sidecar and he was wearing a cape.

There was a dog in the sidecar and he was wearing a cape and goggles.

I saw a dog, riding in sidecar, wearing a cape.
And freakin' goggles!

Sometimes, for a brief moment, the world is exactly as it should be.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Doin' it right

So, today was Free Comic Book Day again! You might recall that my FCBD experience last year was a bit disappointing and I told you all about it; well, this time, one of my local comic shops did it right, so I'm going to make a big deal of that, too!

Dreamstrands Comics in Greenwood turned the day into a special event - I felt like I was at a preview of Geek Girl Con. Let's go to the videotape!

I was pleased to see (a) so many people supporting a local business (b) so many families coming out together for a little fun and (c) a retailer who went the extra mile to show he gets what this should be all about. 

Pleased but not surprised by that last: Dreamstrands has consistently delivered great customer service every time I have shopped there.

The FCBD give-aways they had this year were great. Here are a few:

I found a new hardcover, The Atomic Legion from Dark Horse. It looks like a slightly goofier take on the same sort of themes explored in Marvel's The Twelve, with great EC-esque artwork.

And look what I found in the three-for-a-buck bin! Some online price guide I selected at random says it's worth four bucks - woo-hoo! 

Actually, I have a friend who is a Dazzler completist, and I am not sure she has this.

So, congratulations, Dreamstrands, for doing it right. See you next year!