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Free Comic Book Day 2011: Portland Preview

Some of youse out there might know already, but Saturday is the national and annual Free Comic Book Day 2011. The DH and I have charge of two nephews (their dad is off in Tennessee processing insurance claims from the Southern Tornado devastation last week). Therefore, our activities might be much more muted than last year, but I’m pretty excited about the prospect of introducing one of my nephews to his first comic book shop (ESPECIALLY on FCBD).

They are extra lucky, because we’re also taking them to Thor on Friday night. I don’t doubt there will be a free comic there (as there was for Iron Man 2 last year).

So what’s going down in Stumptown that is kid friendly at our comic shops? I’ll divulge all right here.

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GUAPO COMICS & COFFEE

-From 10am to 6pm FREE COMICS while supplies last

– No in-store artists or signings or other special events are advertised. You should stop by anyway if you’re in the neighborhood!

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COSMIC MONKEY COMICS

– I’ll assume 10am or 11am-6pm FREE COMICS while supplies last (as most stores are doing) no times are indicated.

– Didn’t have much posted on their webpage and only a small blurb on their Facebook profile mentioning two artists will be available for signings, with no time frames included.

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THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD

– From 10am to 7pm FREE COMICS while supplies last, $2 Doorbuster graphic novels, 60% off hundred of sale items, TFAW bucks, signings, stormtroopers and pirates.

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PORTLAND STORE

12-3pm

2pm-4pm

2pm-5pm

4pm-7pm

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BEAVERTON

12pm-3pm:

2pm-5pm

3pm-6pm

4pm-7pm

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MILWAUKIE

12pm-3pm

2pm-5pm

4pm-7pm

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EXCALIBUR BOOKS AND COMICS

– Did not have anything listed on the FCBD2011 website OR their own website. I will assume they probably have free comic books (though they would most likely be listed on the website). Aside from that, it’s your best guess!

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As with last year – the book selection tends to run along the K-8 vibe, with a few adult-themed books thrown in for good measure. Books I’ll most likely pick up (for myself and the kids):

The Amazing Spiderman

Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Darkwing Duck (because I not-so-secretly wanted to be him as a child)

Green Lantern (so I have some context for the movie this summer)

Baltimore looks nice and creepy

Captain America and Thor movie tie-in

If you think you’re excited, the people in this video are pumped!

AS ALWAYS: Even though books are free – it’s cool to pick something up and support a Local Comic Book Shop, artists, writers and comic books in general. The community thanks you in advance for helping it continue to kick ass!

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About tinyheroes

Mindy Crouchley is a 33 year old woman with a degree in English and Technical Writing from Portland State University. She has accumulated three+ years experience in the Marketing and Communications field - with an emphasis on creating digital media content. She has been reading comic books since she was 10 years old. She currently lives in outer southeast Portland with her spouse Dan Robertson, her baby girl, and their dog - Jabba the pug. She spends her free time devouring books, crafting cosplay, video gaming, attending comic cons, writing stories/screenplays, attending book to film adaptation club meetings, volunteering, and watching copious amounts of TV and movies.

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