Comic Books, Real and Fake

Tomorrow’s Free Comic Book Day, if you’re into that kind of thing.

The website has a list of signings that are going on around the country, including a few in the L.A. area. A store in Manhattan Beach is having a signing with a guy named Allan Heinberg, credited on their list as writing Young Avengers and The OC. Since I just woke up, I thought that meant that Atomic County, the comic book written by characters on The OC, was real. How could I not have known about this? After a few seconds of frantic Googling, I realized that he doesn’t write a comic book from The OC, he writes the show itself.

Maybe I should be impressed with that, too, since I watch the show, but I was a lot more excited when I thought someone had made a real life comic book inspired by Seth and Zack’s fictional one. Damn you, Free Comic Book Day, for getting my pop culture hopes up!