Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I Have A Couple Of Jokers In The Deck

Free Comic Book Day was held in comic shops here in North America on Saturday, with multiple companies putting out freebies at shops. It also brought out people in costume. I went to two shops downtown. These were taken in The Comic Book Shoppe, and the place was busy. I had to take shots as opportunity allowed and people milled about.

We had two Jokers. "Why so serious?"


An unlikely pair, given that they're in different comic universes, and he's a hero, whilst she's not, this pair posed as Captain America and Harley Quinn.


There was even a Wolverine in the mix (admittedly I tend to think of the comics character as the Drunken Hobbit), and he was getting the attitude (and the sideburns) just right.


And we finish off with Rogue of the X-Men, otherwise known as Our Lady Of The Blessed White Hair Streak.





39 comments:

  1. Great post, William. This brings back great childhood memories for me. When I was a little girl, (and back then the comic books were 12 cents each), my father would purchase comic books for me on a regular basis. I loved the Harvey collection (Little Audrey, Little Lulu, Casper the Friendly Ghost, etc.) Those were great times.

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  2. I wouldn't have recognised them all! ;) Great photo's of them posing for you.

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  3. It's always nice to willing photo subjects! I go way back with comics and unlike many people my age, I tend to like the more modern ones. We have a family member who is pretty big in the comic world. So much work goes into modern style comics. I guess that is why I like them better.

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  4. What a fun day. I'd have dressed as Little Lulu.

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  5. The only comic book I can recall reading was Archie and my friend and I used share them amongst ourselves. The stories in those were quite mild compared to super hero comics. Looks like the folks you photographed were really serious about their characters and their costumes showed it.

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  6. Sounds like you know your comic book characters well!

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  7. Looks like a fun time ! I haven't seen or read a comic book in oh 25 years ! Great photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  8. i've never been inside a comic book shop before...lots of great photo ops!

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  9. Linda: I know Casper and I have heard of Little lulu.

    Marleen: thank you!

    Pat: I tend ro read Marvel myself.

    Bibi: I suspect in some shop someone did!

    Beatrice: Archie is still around and still having his way with Ronnie and Betty.

    EG: I do... and there are the odd creator talents who might like my head on a platter for some of the things I say!

    Country Gal: thank you!

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  10. Oh what fun, Aimee would be all over that :) She's first in line for Comic Con when it comes to town!

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  11. From the title,I thought you'd visited Parliament!
    Jane x

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  12. I think they do these events to give fans an excuse to dress up! :)

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  13. Your got some great shots here. No one seems to be shy!

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  14. Great bunch of characters!

    Collin was sooo upset! By the time he got off work and got to our nearest comic book store, all that was left was Hello Kitty!

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  15. You stumbled on a photographer's paradise...

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  16. @Tanya: I had plenty!

    @Grace: we've got one of those conventions here next weekend.

    @Jane and Chris: well, a fair number of those MPs do qualify.

    @Halcyon: it certainly brings them out!

    @Lauren: they certainly didn't seem that way!

    @Norma: and who'd want to pick up a Hello Kitty comic?

    @VP: yes I did!

    @Ciel: it's quite a fun day.

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  17. Must be great for children to meet their heroes. I don't think we celebrate that day overhere, so I hope it's no shame I only know the Joker ...

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  18. What a colorful cast of characters.

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  19. There's been a sea change in comics since the days when I read them. We just passed them around or threw them away. Now they're celebrated, collector's items.

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  20. I think I'm out of the loop!

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  21. Eccentric people like these can be so much fun!

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  22. Looks like a great time was had by all!

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  23. @Jan: the woman who was dressed as Rogue entranced a toddler in a stroller before I took that shot.

    @Tex: it was fun!

    @Judy: a lot of fun!

    @Sharon: they could be called the Unusual Suspects.

    @Kay: though some comic books these days deserve to be thrown out. There's a writer I seriously dislike...

    @RedPat: most likely!

    @Hamilton: they are!

    @Cheryl: it was!

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  24. Fun pictures! And a good time was had by all.

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  25. Looks like you had as much fun as we did. These blogs are great for getting us out in the community.

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  26. What fun! They are all just fabulous costumes. How nice of them to pose for you too!

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  27. Goodness, everyone wrote what I would have. How many comics did you buy?

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  28. Love these. So much fun William.

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  29. Fun captures!
    BTW: Pixie DID try to hit me up for DOUBLE pay today!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral

    =^..^= <3

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  30. Very cool. P.S., Rogue is kinda cute.

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  31. I like Our Lady .... She's cute. I just sold some old comic books. Nothing great in the bunch, though. BTW, if you have an original Superman comic, I'll give you a dollar for it! :)

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  32. Hmm, Wolverine isn't doing a terrible job with his costume...and side burns :)

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  33. @Linda: it was!

    @Greensboro: it occurs to me too late that I could have used this for the theme day for June!

    @Lois: it certainly was!

    @Mari: I picked up some of the freebies, three out of forty or fifty that were being handed out, and grabbed some new stuff from the regular shelves I hadn't bought yet.

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Cloudia: that's to be expected!

    @Jack: Oh, I definitely think so!

    @Lowell: hah! those old ones are worth a mint!

    @Meradeth: I did tell him he got those sideburns right!

    @Stefan: mine too!

    @Hilda: it definitely was.

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  34. Sounds and looks like a everyone had a blast.

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