Bully, the little comic-blogging bull who believes passionately that Comics Oughta Be Fun!, is at BookExpo America this weekend spreading comic book cheer. His day zero and day one reports are up now.
Bully notes the static he got when entering the DC booth:
I was taking photos in the DC booth when a booming voice called to me: “Hey, no photos of stuffed animals in the booth!” Far from being a tough security guard, it’s actually old pal John Cunningham from DC, and we have a lovely chat for a few moments. I’m jealous of where he works, and we discuss the relative merits of working someplace where you not only get to see all the cool new comics, but also you don’t have to wear a necktie to work. Now that’s a dream job!
He also visited the Marvel booth:
I’ll give Marvel some “much improved” points for giving away The Dark Tower and Anita Blake, not to mention the bookseller-name-recognition of Neil Gaiman with free copies of Eternals #1. But Marvel, you’ve got to learn that giving away copies of Moon Knight #1 and last year’s Free Comic Book Day offering of X-Men/Runaways aren’t going to get you any interest from trade booksellers. And what’s with that giveaway of Civil War: Opening Shot Sketchbook from over a year ago?
No doubt the little bull will have more updates throughout the weekend.