Saturday, May 2, 2009

Geek PIck of the Day: Free Comic Book Day at Astro Kitty Comics!

Readers, it's Kentucky Derby Day, first and foremost, and if you're anything like the boys you've been drinking mint juleps since sunrise. But you should also make time for a visit to Larryville's Astro Kitty Comics to celebrate nationwide "Free Comic Book Day." In addition to its giveaways, the store is also offering comic trivia contests throughout the day and artists on hand to draw "character sketches" of you in superhero gear. The store's Myspace offers this description:

"We are a full-service comic book, MAGIC:TG/HEROCLIX/VS./Pokemon/YuGiOh!/WoWccg/MUNCHKIN/ZOMBIES!/Beermoney, action figure, minicomix, poster, and t-shirt retail space!" (

Chip: "First off, I don't know what any of those things mean? Second, until recently I thought comic books were stricly for children and lonely fat men, but then I realized that many of them were full of large-breasted women, which is something I, a cool guy, also enjoy."

Richard: "I plan to spend the afternoon there discussing (A) why Wolverine sucks so bad and (B) how next week's Abrams-helmed Star Trek is going to successfully reinvent our beloved long as it remains completely true to the most esoteric details of the mythology, and (C) how even if Trek sucks I'm still going to see it four times on opening weekend, dressed, on alternate days, as both a Klingon and a Romulan."

Chip: "Even though the store is full of large men with bits of cheeseburger stuck in their beards, it's a nice peaceful atmosphere, which is hard to come by these days in Lawrence when it's not even safe for a frat boy to purchase a Burrito King burrito at 3:00 a.m. without being assaulted."

Richard: "However, if anybody dares to argue today that Picard is preferable to Kirk, I'll cut the motherfucker."

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