FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016 AT METRO COMICS, PUERTO RICO

Well it has been a while since my last post so what better way to break this “new posts shortage” than writing about the Free Comic Book Day (or FCBD for short) event at my local comic book store Metro Comics. Let us start by defining for the new ones what is FCBD.

Free Comic Book Day is an annual event designed to get new comic book readers into the participating comic book stores. Since 2002, on the first Saturday of May (except in 2004 when it was held in July 3) comic book stores give their visitors “specially printed copies of free comic books, and some offer special deals and creator signings to those visiting their establishments” in order to motivate them to buy comic books on a regular basis.

One more time my favorite comic book store, Metro Comics located in San Patricio Comics Plaza, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico celebrated this event on May 7, 2016 with activities that included  autograph signing sessions with our local Puertorrican comic book artists , visits from local cosplay groups who mingled with the visitors and of course a free comic book for each person while supplies lasted.

I went there early morning so that I could both have a good place in the waiting line and take photos of this event from the beginning. A good old time was had by everybody and I got to take a good number of photos that I’m sharing with you here. Enjoy.

Comic book fans patiently wait for the store to open.
More fans waiting in line.
Front entrance of Metro Comics.
I took this one while I was in line.
Cristina Morán, the store owner poses for a photo with members of a local Star Trek club.
Local comic book artist Miguel A. Sanjurjo.
Will Cabrera from Xpin-Off Universe.

from Xpin-Off Universe.

Enoc Perez from Xpin-Off Universe.
Deathstroke (DC Comics) cosplay.
Black Panther (Marvel Comics).
Captain America vs Black Panther, Civil War style.
Two Caps and a Wasp.
Wonder Woman.
Wonder Woman and Superman.
The Trinity.

 

 

 

APOLOGIES AND EXPLANATIONS

It has been quite a while since I have posted something in this blog. The reasons for this are mainly a health situation that I had on September 2015 (which ended in me being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes) and lots and lots of procrastinating. I apologize for both since both instances could have been avoided to some extent.

It is my intention in the coming days to resume my blogging duties and I have about six months of catching up to do here. See you in the blogging pages.

MY ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW LOOT

This year is the 40th anniversary of the US release (August 14, 1975) of the movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This movie was made as a satirical tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930’s through early 1970’s and over the years it has become a cult phenomenon. I don’t consider myself a fan of the movie but still I do recognize that it is one of the funniest, most perverse movies that I have ever seen (and I have seen National Lampoon’s Animal House).

In celebration of this momentous occasion I’m sharing with you some photos of my ‪‎RHPS‬ loot that I have accumulated over the years. From left to right is the 35th anniversary Bluray (released in the US on October 19, 2010), the original soundtrack in CD format and a copy of the movie when it was released in VHS format (released in 1990).

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From left to right is the 35th anniversary Bluray (released in the US on October 19, 2010) and the original soundtrack in CD format.
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A copy of the movie when it was released in VHS format (released in 1990).

TRAILER FOR THE MOVIE DEADPOOL

Enjoy the official trailer for the movie DEADPOOL. This film is an adaptation of the comic book character of the same name created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza for Marvel Comics. The first appearance of this character was in The New Mutants # 98 (Feb. 1991).
DEADPOOL is due for release in the United States on February 12, 2016. It stars Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool), Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, Gina Carano, and TJ Miller. The film is directed by Tim Miller.