Getting back to this post, though, I don't like venturing too far into Charlotte traffic if it can be helped, so my trips to the comic stores are limited by time, money and willingness to make the trip. Free comics for me and my son are worth the trip. Plus, FCBD really is a comics event with the early releases, guest artists and great cosplayers.
|The early line. Waiting for the store to open...|
The line was long, but not too bad, and the sunny weather was still relatively cool for this time of year making for ideal conditions for everyone. I was able to keep my brown leather jacket on, it was that comfortable. Artist John Hairston was there early, and I could be wrong, but it seems every time I see him that he is having the time of his life at these kinds of events. The Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 was on site and I got to talk shop with one of the Ghostbusters for awhile who shared his story of how he got what may have been a movie used Indian Jones fedora! Very cool story.There were other cosplayers in line as well; Punisher, a SHIELD agent, the Penguin, Eclipso, and a young boy with a kick-butt Green Arrow costume and the stance to go with it.
|Arrow and Batman!|
By far the coolest thing I saw during the time at Heroes was a father and son sitting on a bench outside the store, reading a Spider-man comic together. This is what FCBD is about- getting people into comics and giving them the opportunity to share their love of comics and reading with others. I tried to get a picture but my camera phone would not cooperate!
|Harley and company at the end of the early line. Note Eclipso about three people back!|
|SHIELD and Punisher!|
We made it home by 12:30 and plenty of time to get cleaned up and ready for the rest of the day. Overall, a very good time and time well spent with my son.
|My son as a Mutant Response Agent and yours truly as Dr. Jones.|