What did you do for Free Comic Book Day 2017? Temple of Geek hit up their local comic shops to check out the festivities. I headed to America’s Heroes Comics & Games in Killeen Texas to see what was happening there.
When I arrived, I was greeted at the door by the Joker and and one of the volunteers who was helping out. They told me about the sale they had going on and pointed me in the direction of the free comics. I noticed that there was a line at the counter of several customers waiting to make a purchase. This was great to see this many people out supporting their local comic shop.
Earl Henke, one of the owners of the store, informed me that they had been busy all day. They were very happy with the turn out. He informed me that this one of two sales that they do every year. He had boxes of back issues marked at $1.00 a piece. Which is a steal if you are trying to find some older issues to complete some runs.
I walked around the store and looked at some of the merchandise available. They had tee shirts, posters, toys and graphic novels at 30% off. Their games and supplies were marked at 25% off. Their sale was great and it was refreshing to see people of ages browsing and buying merchandise.
In the back of the store, Phil’s Garage Illustration had a table with his artwork on display for purchase. He was giving away free copies of his new comic strip, Tin Star Car. I spoke with him a bit about his art and a piece caught my eye. One of his prints had Masters of the Universe characters riding little ‘Mario Kart’ style Transformers. I learned that was a print he did to promote Alan Oppenheimer for the Brazos Valley STX Comic Con. It was a really cool piece and I hope that one day I can pick it up.
While I was there, I scored three books that I cannot wait to read. I picked up Faith #1, The Incal, and Marvel’s Secret Empire. If you never been to America’s Heroes Comics & Games, you need to. Sidney Horner and Earl Henke are two of the coolest guys you will ever meet and will help you find what you are looking for. The store has a huge selection of modern and back issues comics as well as tees, actions figures, models, statues, graphic novels, and games.
America’s Heroes Comics & Games is located at 104 W Rancier Ave in Killeen Texas. If you happen to be in the area, swing on by. I promise you will not be disappointed. Now, what did you get on this Free Comic Book Day? Let me know what you picked up by leaving a comment below.