Mark your calendars! Free comic book day is just around the corner. Check with your local comic book store, or search the official website, to see if they will be participating in the annual event. Every first Saturday in May, participating stores give away free comic books to all who arrive!
Free comic book day is a promotional event started by the North American comic book industry to introduce comic books to a wider audience. On this day, comic book stores give away free specially-printed comics to their customers and often host fun promotional activities to coincide with the event. This is a great way for the uninitiated to peek into the world of comics as well as a way for enthusiasts to celebrate their hobby.