As I have been in Belgium the past few days, I have been wallowing in the delight of comic shops. I love the country in which I make my home most of the time, but the one thing lacking in Estonia is a comic book culture and - indeed comic shops. Those havens of graphic novels, collectables and - indeed - comics are always missed when they're not there
Of course, I tend not ot buy much. Not only are comic shops on the continent seemingly much more expensive than those in the UK, but the sheer amount of stuff available - and me forgetting where I left off - makes it a bit of a daunting task to know where to start again after so long
I did pick up the first issue of Frank Miller's The Dark Knight III: The Master Race despite the fact that:
a) Miller is a right wing nutjob nowadays (well, he always was but now it's even more obvious)
b) I have no idea where I'll be able to pick up the rest of the parts
c) The Dark Knight Strikes Back was ropy as all hell
Still, it was nice to have a comic book in my hands again after a long time. And if anyone wants to send me the new issues of DKIII, I'll send you sweeties in return
And if you think this is the last time I mention Batman in my Nerdmas blog, then you'll be very much mistaken...