Free Comic Book Day haul from @bedrockcitycomics! Five great titles. Three more as a bonus for donating to the cause. The most important two are in the center. First, a copy signed by @adalhouse, the colorist for much of the issue. Comics aren't a solo endeavor by any means. Somebody writes; somebody else pencils and inks, somebody letters, and somebody colors. It's a labor of love and much more intricate than one might expect. So, get to know & support the artists. Great guy to talk to, and excellent colorist! Second is the deck of cards. Free comics are great and all, but they're a means to get people interested in the art and storytelling. And like so many other shop local movements, its supremely important to support the local comic book store. The people are great and their ability to curate the titles available - big names and esoteric - and match people to books is so important. Every purchase helps, even if it's the Green Lantern coffee mug I bought last year or the deck of cards I bought this year. (We're downsizing; I'm not buying comics at the moment. Still love them.) So, went out for FCBD and only came home with free stuff? Go back and buy something! Talk to the people. They'll help you find the right thing.