Wow, I don't think I've ever been this tired after a Wednesday delivery. It would have been a big week anyway what with the latest issue of Previews and Wizard arriving together, but big hardcover items like the Spiderman omnibus and The Overstreet Price Guide PLUS the Free Comic day stuff, helped tip the scales past the ton mark. YES! I said a TON ( 2,000 pounds) of comics! That's how much 11,000 comics weigh. I really need to thank Sean and Rob for their invaluable help getting that mess all sorted and packed away in the basement,without them I would've opened a lot more than a half hour late.
I can't stress enough the importance of Free Comic Book Day. This isn't just an opportunity for you regular comic readers to score some bonus reading ( although that's great too). This is a day to reach out to the public and say, "Hey look how cool this stuff is, I'm not a nerd just because I enjoy pictures with my reading" Teachers and parents are coming on board in droves as they see the benefits to the comic format when it comes to reluctant readers.
There are more than 40 different "FREE" comics available this year, but at Comics & More, I ordered heaviest on the kid friendly ones. Books like Sonic and Marvel Adventures and Mickey Mouse will appeal to even the pre-school crowd and could help be their first memories of the written word some day. And don't forget the Spiderman comic, an all-new story by Phil Jimenez. With Spiderman 3 opening next weekend this one will be a quick mover.