Hey everybody! Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, May 5th! What is Free Comic Book Day? It’s just what it sounds like: a day to patron your local comic book store and pick up some free comics. It’s a day to celebrate our hobby, and the stores that make it possible. Without our local stores, where would we be? You can get comics online (and I do), but it’s really nice to have a local store to call home. A place to gather with fellow comic enthusiasts and debate which is better, Marvel or DC? Who would win in a fight, Captain America or Cyclops? What will happen to Mark Grayson (Invincible) next? On Free Comic Book Day, we celebrate these stores.
A few things worth mentioning: not every comic in the store will be free. Stores will have specially marked comics that will be free. However, it is likely to be fantastic sales going on as well. I know my store, Galactic Greg’s will be having 20% off everything else in the store. Call yours for details. Also, this day is for celebrating comic book stories. Places like grocery stories with comic and magazine racks don’t participate. Don’t be greedy, and have a good time!
If you’re new to comics and are wondering what to check out, have no fear, the Fanatics are here. Here are some good X-Men stories, Avengers VS X-Men, some non-superhero comics, and my weekly column. Hopefully that will give you some ideas of places to start.
For more information check out freecomicbookday.com. Later, True Believers!