Don’t tell my wife, but your man backed three more Kickstarter projects this morning. I was sitting at my desk at work, minding my own business. Then I popped the latest episode of the Comic Geek Speak podcast into my Windows Media Player. I knew I might be in trouble when I noted the episode title: Kickstarter Campaign Cavalcade!
Let’s get all mad scientist up in here and do an experiment. First though, I need you to go to the bank and buy a couple rolls of quarters. Then walk down to the river and start chunking them in three at a time. DO WHAT!?! Of course you’d never do such a thing. So imagine how I feel to realize I’ve been doing pretty much the same thing when it comes to buying my new comic books. And I’ve been doing it for awhile. D’oh! Allow me to explain.
What’s up Nerds of Planet Earth? Because you requested it…NO, because you DEMANDED it, I’m back with what’s happening in the It Came From The Nerd Cave corner of the world.
My first foray into the world of Kickstarter has so far been a success. Lincoln’s War by Multi-Man Publishing was fully funded and even managed to reach the first stretch goal. I got an e-mail from MMP today letting me know that I’d be getting a survey soon wherein I get to specify my preferences on the premiums for my funding level. In particular, I get to pick whether or not I want my Lincoln’s War Tee-Shirt to be the Abraham Lincoln version or the Jefferson Davis version.
I was sitting on the couch this morning working on my laptop. My son was playing with the new (vintage 1980’s) G.I. Joe action figures he picked up at Free Comic Book Day. My daughter had apparently been bitten by the coloring bug. She’d broken out her Mongo-sized box of crayons and was working on some teddy bear pages to send to her grandmother and great aunt (our fridge, which is stainless steel, isn’t magnetic–go figure).
Well, another Free Comic Book Day has come and gone, and I’m happy to report that a great time was had by the It Came From The Nerd Cave family. Following a visit to our friendly neighborhood comic book shop, we headed to the theater for a 3-D showing of Iron Man 3. And we weren’t the only ones, as the theater was about 90% full.
What’s up nerds? Just a reminder to all my Googley Analytical Unique Visitors that Free Comic Book Day 2013 is just over two weeks away (May 4, 2013). Here in the Nerd Cave, we’re looking forward to hitting the two local comic book stores, devouring a delicious lunch of steak & shrimp at Logan’s Roadhouse, and then taking in Iron Man 3 in all it’s IMAX glory. Easily one of the best days of the year for Nerd Nation.
If you’ve never been to a FCBD before, not only can you score a huge stack of free comics and related swag, but many stores (if they’re smart) run crazy sales. For me, with the expiration of our insurance claim looming, I’m looking forward to picking up a couple of statues I’ve had my eye on. Let’s just say “Hulk is fixin to SMASH!” And no Honey, I don’t have room for it…but when has that ever stopped me before?
Besides showcasing all the comics, books, toys, and gear, many stores host artists who’ll do sketches and there’s usually several cos-play guys & girls hanging around. Boba Fett and the Ghostbusters are always a huge hit with my kids.
So, mark your calendar and let all your friends know FCBD is coming. And remember to get those kids down to your local store. If we want the hobby we love to grow and prosper, we’ve got to create new fans. And what better way than to give them free comics? Stay nerdy my friends!
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A few months ago, I posted some short reviews about several podcasts I listen to regularly in my dungeon-like, windowless, government office. Recently, after catching a quick reference to these guys in one of them, I tracked down The Nerdherders Podcast. I just finished getting caught up on all 29 published episodes this afternoon and The Nerdherders are now firmly on my Top Five List of “Must Listen” Podcasts.
Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing, or as you may know and love him…M.O.D.O.K. Perhaps the most ridiculous (and constipated) looking villain in the history of comic books. Just don’t say that to his gigantic face. If you’ve ever stood at the Old Navy t-shirt display and silently cursed the lack of M.O.D.O.K. apparel in a sea of Spidey, Superman, Batman, and Iron Man garments…BEHOLD the M.O.D.O.K. t-shirt! Available this month for pre-order through the PREVIEWS catalog (at your friendly neighborhood comic shop) or through online sources like Westfield Comics (where I ordered mine).
And once you adorn your torso with the mighty one’s menacing, mascaraed visage, why not drink coffee or tea from his humongous cranium? The M.O.D.O.K. figural mug is available this month from the same sources and this Summer from comic retailers who will undoubtedly stock up on cases of these to meet the demand. I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so I will probably use the evil M.O.D.O.K. to hold pens and pencils on the Nerd Cave workbench. Tremble at his awesomeness!
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So, last time we learned that if you’re gonna collect comic books, you’re gonna want to insure them. Whether that’s through your normal insurance carrier or a company that specializes in collectibles…I strongly suggest you do something.
Today’s sermon is less of a “do this” thing because frankly, I hope you never find yourself in this position. This is more of an “I wonder” type thing.