Well, it was a great Passover allright
May 2, 2003
By Avi Green
Okay, I must say, I really enjoyed last monthís Passover. Yeah, as
usual, no bread in sight anywhere, but who cares when I took the
time to read!
Oh yeah, thatís exactly what I did allright, and there was plenty in
that case to do. I also got to see my brother-in-law and my sister,
who came into town for the week. I also went down to the Israel
Museum during that week.
Not everything there was as great as Iíd hoped though. The library
in the Ruth Youth Wing of the museum was closed. I hope itís
only for renovations, because there were some good things that I
liked to read in that particular library.
There was a restaurant in there once thatís now closed as well, but
Iím not going to worry about that one, because it was so darned
And, during the holidays, I got a chance to attend a dicount sale
being held by a comics distributor in the Tel-Aviv area, getting
myself several more back issues of Flash comics that are now
in my proud ownership, and, best of all, a TPB of Birds of
Preyís first adventures. Now, I can really get a chance to
catch up on the adventures of Dinah Lance, the lovely daughter of
the first Black Canary, and of the first Batgirl, Barbara Gordon,
who now goes by the codename Oracle. For me, that was a great prize.
Free Comic Book Day over here?
While Iím at it, I discover that here too in Israel, thereíll be a Free Comic Book Day,
just like in North America. But, will it be mostly the same stuff
thatís being offered for free in the US too?
Not surprisingly, Marvel as usual chooses to make their free
giveaway a copy of Ultimate X-Men, when Iíd rather get a
copy of the Fantastic Four for free. Whereas for DC, theyíre
giving out a free copy of Batman Adventures, one of those
animated series tie-ins.
Personally, I canít help but feel that these giveaways are either
too easy or just too biased. The good news though, is that if we
were to refer to CrossGen, theyíre giving away a free copy of Way
of the Rat.
So if only then I could find more of CrossGen being sold more widely
in this country in order to really get the hang of it. Alas, these
things arenít so easy. But with any luck, Iíll be able to figure out
how to find all their stuff, just like other stuff in time.
And with any luck, Iíll be able to find some really good free
puublications of my choice in time too on a day like FCBD.
Copyright 2003 Avi Green. All rights reserved.
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