Jenny Coon Peterson
Guess what comes out in two days? I’ll give you a hint: It’s on the cover; I’ve blogged/talked/wrote about it kind of incessantly; I may or may not be wearing a T-shirt dedicated to it right now.
I never got into comics. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m not a boy.
I did try at one point. When I was deep (deep) into my “X-Files” obsession, I attempted to read a handful of the TV series’ comic book spin-offs. Just as embarrassingly, I also tried to get into the spin-off books, which were just laughably bad. (Although, since I’m confessing, I still distinctly remember a scene where Mulder answers his door wearing only a towel and 13-year-old me was like “Finally!,” thinking I was at last going to see some hot Mulder-on-Scully action. I was disappointed.)
Right, moving on. So, comic books: As part of Free Comic Book Day this Saturday, branches of the Metropolitan Library System (and area bookstores) will be giving away — wait for it — a free comic book! Easy as that. Go pick up yours Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. And supplies are limited, so get there early.
And may I suggest passing over any available “X-Files” comics?