You have plans this Saturday. Seriously, mark your calendar as busy. Make sure you know the location of your local comic shop because it is once again Free Comic Book Day! Feel free to cheer, fist pump, and set your automatic reminders! The First Saturday in May is that glorious day of the year when anyone can get a free comic book, or five, just by visiting your local independent comic shop. In it’s 12th year, Free Comic Book Day connects people to the place where superheroes were born, the pulpy pages of a low-tech comic book.
Focused on supporting independent shops, developing new readers, and thanking long time fans, this year’s free comics include a wide variety of titles. With an upcoming movie, Guardians of the Galaxy will be offered with Rocket Raccoon getting his own solo story within the book. DC will have Futures End featuring a cast of recognizable heroes battling cyborgs in an apocalyptic future to kick off their new story event. And there will also be a big offering of kid friendly books including Sponge Bob, Teen Titans, Hello Kitty and more. But don’t be afraid of the lesser known titles, now is the time to explore something new for free!
Many shops plan additional things like guest artists and writers, giveaways, raffles, and more. Find your local comic shop with the store locator on the Free Comic Book Day website: http://www.freecomicbookday.com/Home/1/1/27/992 Then come back here and tell us what you got, give us reviews, and let us know who you brought with you!