Monday, March 14, 2011

Nerdy McNerdinstein

I had been invited by one of my fave friends to an event Saturday night. I kept it on my radar, because it did sound like fun, but I didn't 100% commit until Saturday itself. So, I went. To Dark Tower comics, for an event put on by my friend's group, Comic Book Queers. So, me and a bunch of gay men, one other straight gal (or hag, whatevs) chatted, drank, snacked and talked comics. I know nothing letmerepeat NOTHING about comics. I was there to support my pal, SR. But this group was so super fun and into comics and knowledgeable, I couldn't help but get excited. I talked to the workerbee of the store a lot about what I like to read. He got all animated and walked me all around the store. I found myself taking out my notebook from my purse and...... writing down titles For future reference. Two "trades" were thrust into my hands with very strong urges to look them over. One trade was delivered unto me for winning round 2 of Comic Book Squeers. Ok ok ok ok ok So, I left there with three trades - The Unwritten, Sweet Tooth, Doom Patrol, and a plump list of other things to buy in the future: Buffy the Vampire Slayer IZombie* Locke and Key (by one son of one Stephen King) Pax Romana and The Walking Dead (of course) Got home, settled in, doing some laundry. And I pick up The Unwritten. And I devour it. And I crave trade 2. Ah, hell, this could get expensive. So, as I see some of my cool points flying out the window, I fully admit to jumping on the colorful, sexy, dirty and slightly bent world of comic books. *yes, my favorite Zombie, I sought out something awesome and undead and thought of you!

8 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I talked to the workerbee of the store a lot about what I like to read. He got all animated and walked me all around the store.

This was him, right?
~

Von said...

totally!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

So, as I see some of my cool points flying out the window

Silly Von, nerdy is the new cool!

Jennifer said...

me and a bunch of gay men

This brings to mind some of my fondest memories. :)

fish said...

Scott Pilgrim v. the World is also cool in comic form.

Kathleen said...

awesome! it can be deadly expensive. try the library too. that's what I've been doing.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Related, FWIW

Another Kiwi said...

Last year I really really enjoyed "V" and "The Watchmen" I could not like "Sandman" and "The Immortals " was a yawn.
There, that's my comics knowledge done.