Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Well, I would be pretty upset with myself if I did not discuss Free Comic Book Day (this Saturday) in my blog. This is like the comic fan's Christmas. Now in truth, it should be used to pull new people in, and I hope it does so in that regard. However, altruistic intentions are far from my mind.

I got 19 different comics last year... and I still have every single one. Granted I did show them off to family, but only because some of the comics were gathered up before a family party. Which also looks to be the case again this year.

I figured to kick this off, I would list the comics I really want to be able to get:

Before I forget here is a link to find participating shops near you.

Archie Comics 65th Anniversary Bash

Bongo Comics: Bongo's Free for All 2006 (Publisher of Simpsons Comics)

Image Comics: Future Shock 2006

Marvel Comics: X-Men/Runaways (also other stories incl.)

F&W Publishing: Impact University Vol. 2

Heroic Publishing: Liberty Girl #0

Any of this next group are good for kids!

Top Shelf Productions: Owly: Breakin' the Ice 2006

Renaissance Press: Amelia Rules 2006

Sky-Dog Press: Buzzboy: Sidekicks Rule #1 2006

And in the "Only Strange To Me" category, this week marks the first week I will get comics on a Wednesday since December.

Monday, May 01, 2006

(Belated) Blog Against Disabilism

EDIT: There was a delay with this thanks to some tech. difficulties. But I still wanted to get this out there.

For so many minorities predjudice exists every day, in ways big and small. I think for most everyone, that is the case. And yet we only step out of the shadows at certain times, for certain reasons. I suppose at least stigmas and stereotypes get challenged. Progress is made in all sorts of ways.

I wasn't sure what I wanted to say today, but I think I have found something that is useful for any sort of challenge. And it is something my mother told me more times than I can count. "Be Your Own Advocate." If something needs changed... let it be known. Maybe we are not all created equally, but I think we can all find equality and happiness.

So, if you are there... wondering when your day, or your month will come... wondering when someone will blog about your personal discrimination? Speak out. People can't be aware of what you don't tell them, and you might regret not doing something.

Here is a link for more about this day, and the people behind it.