Today is one of Napa Patch editor Louisa Hufstader's favorite mini-holidays.
While some characters have new looks, and some of their storylines have changed completely, comic enthusiasts like Hufstader can still share their love of their favorite characters, old and new.
This geeky holiday is a great time for comic fans to honor their obsession, whether it be with superheroes or underground "comix."
Napa doesn't have a comic-book store, but both the Napa County Library and Copperfield's Books stock some graphic novels worth checking out, says Hufstader, whose favorite artists are Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, a.k.a. "Los Bros Hernandez:" She's collected almost every issue of their 1980s Love & Rockets series along with hardcover editions.
Hufstader, who says she got the comics bug in her 20s "when Frank Miller was drawing Daredevil," is also a big fan of the comics artist Derf, of Punk Rock and Trailer Parks and My Friend Dahmer (available at Copperfield's).
National Comic Book day is also a precursor for the famous New York Comic Con. This year, it will be held Oct. 11-14 at the Jacob Javits Center, where heroes and villains will walk the streets of Gotham.
TELL US: Who is your favorite comic book character? Also, join Hufstader and upload photos of your personal comic book collection.
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