Here's what I got for freebies in 2011.
Amazing Spider-Man. The book opens with "Howdy, Cheapskates!" and continues to be hilarious. Does a decent recap of the Spidey mythos/origin for those seven people on the planet that don't know it yet. Then gets into a story where Spidey is fighting a thought controlled Spider-Woman. In it we get the jist of the current state of the Spidey book (i.e. the Spider-Sense is gone, Peter has a job at Horizon etc) and then sets up the future book's stories by having Shang-Chi train Spidey to compensate for his lack of Spidey sense by learning some kung-fu. A great read, and does exactly what a Free Comic should do.
Atomic Robo. Atomic Robo fights Dr. Dinosaur again! At a Grade School science fair where Dr. Dino is tryng to steal a student's framistat-doohickey. Hilarity ensues. Just an example, we flashback to a moment where Dino is attempting to purchase firearms, and opens a big book of dinosaurs and points to the page with his species on it. it's enough to get him the guns. Another gem.
Captain America/Thor: The Mighty Fighting Avengers. A no-brainer considering the summer's film slate. this is a wonderful issue by Landridge and Samnee, the guys who did the Thor:The Mighty Avenger series. What sucks is that any reader who would find this book charming and want to read more, would be disheartened to discover that the series was already cancelled as of issue 8...LAST YEAR. Thanks for the parting nutshot, Marvel.
Green Lantern:Special Edition In this case, "special edition" means reprint a comic from three years ago that ties in with your big tentpole film and tack on a six page teaser of this years Event. Yawn.
The Mis-Adventures of Adam West. I was hoping this book was written with a sly sense of irony and tried reading it in West's "voice". But it just didn't work. And the art sucked. What deal with what satanic entity did Bluewater make to stay viable as a publisher?
Super Dinosaur. Kirkman's new creator owned Image title. Had a semi clever and fun premise, like something you'd see on Saturday morning in the 80s. Nothing groundbreaking though.
Super Hero Squad Online: Hero Up Oneshot. If you like the humor of the cartoon, more of the same here. for some reason this is priced at 50 cents instead of free, but they were giving it away anyway. Weird, Marvel. Do you not understand the concept of FCBD?
Also got a cool fold out poster of the new FF team in their new costumes. I also bought a shortbox of 160 comics for $20 and 10 DrawerBoxes.
"Say Jim! Whoo! That is a bad outfit! Whoooo!" -- Pimp, Superman The Movie
"You're an idiot, Starscream." -- Megatron, Transformers:The Movie