As one of my favorite comic shop owners says, he sells everything you’ll be watching on TV and movies in the next 5-10 years. It’s true. The Walking Dead’s zombies, Stephen Amell’s Arrow and Robert Downey Jr’s incredible Iron Man wouldn’t exist without comic books. The first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day, and the name explains it all. Head to your nearest comic to get new comics for the low, low price of absolutely free.
Not all stores will have the same merchandise, or distribute it all the same way. So it’s worth it to hit up more than one if you can. Check out a list of participating stores here. It’s not just books, either. Many stores are doing events such as costume contests, creator appearances and parties. In addition to comics, some stores will have comic-themed merchandise as well. I think my favorite may be the Batman: Arkham Origins-themed Heroclix figures. Bring the neverending war for Gotham’s streets right to your own tabletop.
Get out there, grab some books and most importantly have some fun. That’s what Free Comic Book Day is all about!