Be sure to visit your local comic book shop this Saturday, May 2 – it’s Free Comic Book Day! What is “Free Comic Book Day” you ask? Free Comic Book Day is an annual event where participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free to anyone who comes into their stores. How cool is that!
So stop by your local comic shop on Saturday, pick up something you’ve never read before FOR FREE, and expand your mind. Click here for a complete list of all the free comics that are being offered in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day.
If you have children/nephews/nieces, be sure to bring them too. Many of the comics are specifically geared towards getting children interested in comics (see the list below for kid-friendly comics being given away free on Saturday). Most comic shops really make an effort to make it a family-friendly event. The picture at the right is of my step-son back in 2005 at the Cosmic Cat Free Comic Book Day. Some of the shops in my hometown this year will feature face painting for kids, comic character appearances, giveaways, writer/artist signings, and more!
Some titles available for FREE this Saturday include:
- Blackest Night #0 – This prelude to “Blackest Night” features an all-new story by writer Geoff Johns which leads directly into BLACKEST NIGHT #1. The issue also features an introductory text page by Johns that sets the stage for new readers and a special guide to the various Corps that have recently emerged as forces in the world of GREEN LANTERN.
- Avengers – An all-new story by Brian Michael Bendis featuring the mighty Thor and both the New and Dark Avengers against the frost-giant Ymir in a battle that will have terrifying consequences for the Marvel Universe – and for these heroes – in the days to come!
- Love and Capes
- Wolverine: Origin of An X-Man
- Simpsons – Bongo Comics Free-For-All!
- Warhammer Fantasy
- TMNT #1 25th Anniversary Reprint
- Savage Dragon #148
- Love & Rockets Sampler
- Atomic Robo And Friends
- DC Kids Mega Sampler – KID FRIENDLY!
- Owly And Friends – KID FRIENDLY!
- Sonic The Hedgehog: Evolution Of A Hero – KID FRIENDLY!
- Disney/Pixar’s Cars #1 – KID FRIENDLY!
- The Mighty Archie Art Players – KID FRIENDLY!
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – KID FRIENDLY!
- Transformers Animated/G.I. Joe – KID FRIENDLY!
So be sure to check it out! For more information, visit the Free Comic Book Day website.